I also really liked the Fit Me foundation which is matte and good for oily skin.
Seeing the ads, and trying out the products, all of it has been completely overwhelming, incredible and a little bit nuts.
I do have to say though that this is all great and Maybelline should be commended for what they've done but we can't just throw up our hands now and say: " okay everything is fine now, we can all go home, discrimination is over! " So much more needs to be done, not just with cosmetics but beyond. For instance providing concealers and powders as well.
Bourjois and Max Factor have never catered to darker skinned women. Rimmel tells you to "get the london look" but I guess that only means a certain type of Londoner.
Why does "nude" automatically connote fair skin?
I can't buy skin coloured tights anywhere on the high street, I have to buy clear plasters because no one thinks that brown skinned people might need plasters and bandages too.
And if you live in a world where everything is catered for you, where you are the default, none of these things matter.
Representation, diversity and provision matters.
So, to anyone out there reading this, my story is proof that by raising your voice and speaking out about things that bother you things can and do change.
You have a voice, use it.