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I Would Never Let My Daughter Enter A Beauty Pageant, Because Theres No Way In Hell Shed Win

As a woman who has dealt with plenty of unwelcome judgment in her life, I have always been a little uneasy about the idea of beauty pageants. But ever since I became a mother to my own little girl, that discomfort has deepened into something far more urgent. When I look at my daughter, I think about everything that she has to offer this world, and how society will try to pick her apart, and I know one thing for sure: I will never let my daughter enter a beauty…

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This Is What Happens When A Plus-Size Model Tries To Recreate Gigi Hadids Nude Photo Shoot

Uploaded on Instagram with the caption “I was just wondering how a model my Size would look on this” the photo shows Diana nude apart from a pair of boots, hand across chest while giving a sultry look to the camera. No matter what your position on the issue is, Diana is undeniably a beautiful woman. Scroll down below to check out her recreation photoshoot, as well as some of her previous photos. It’s not a competition to see which woman looks ‘better’ in the pictures, just a way of…

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I am the woman in the ‘racist Dove ad’. I am not a victim

When Dove offered me the chance to be the face of a new body wash campaign, I jumped. I had no idea I would become the unwitting poster child for racist advertising From a very young age, Ive been told, Youre so pretty for a dark-skinned girl. I am a Nigerian woman, born in London and raised in Atlanta. Ive grown up very aware of societys opinion that dark-skinned people, especially women, would look better if our skin were lighter. I know that the beauty industry has fueled this opinion…

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Rihanna’s diverse new makeup line has the beauty community scrambling to catch up

Less than one week has passed since Rihanna released her new makeup line, Fenty Beauty, sending beauty companies scrambling to market diversity and add deeper shade ranges to some collections. Fenty Beauty launched online and in Sephora stores Thursday at midnight with a total of 40 shades of foundation from very pale white and pink foundation shades to several shades of dark brown and everything in between. Rihanna’s brand, made available worldwide to 17 nations, emphasized inclusivity of all skin-tones, ethnicities, and races. Fenty Beauty has the entire makeup community…

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Whoa: Lush Has Created A Long-Range Shea Butter Missile Capable Of Moisturizing Targets Up To 6,000 Miles Away

Lush is absolutely dominating the beauty landscape, and apparently, nothing is going to stop it. To prove that it sets the rules and everyone just follows, the company just unveiled its newest, most powerful skin care product to date: Lush has created a long-range shea butter missile capable of moisturizing targets up to 6,000 miles away. Whoa, that’s some serious firepower. According to anonymous sources within the company, the shea butter missile weighs more than 100 tons and stands 70 feet tall, and at the click of a button could…

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Amal Awad: ‘Arab women have traditionally been written about in a very patronising way’

In our series Beauty and the books, we chat to those who love both books and beauty products. Here the author talks about her enduring love of kohl eyeliner, Marian Keyess novel Watermelon and speaking up for Arab women With insight into both the western and Arabic worlds, the author Amal Awad explores how these cultures intersect and what it means for women like her. She interviewed more than 60 women in Australia and the Middle East about feminism, religion, love, culture and more for her latest book, Beyond Veiled…

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