Think about this: There have been countless numbers of white supermodels who have served as the faces of major beauty brands and campaigns. Despite more than a two-decade career, however, the legendary Naomi Campbell hasn't yet had that opportunity. That is, until yesterday.
On Wednesday afternoon, Campbell's dreams of heading a beauty campaign came to fruition as she announced that she is the new face of beloved makeup brand NARS. She's joining the ranks of Jourdan Dunn, Zoe Kravitz, and Willow Smith as women of color breaking down barriers with their beauty endorsements. All we have to say is it's about time.
I remember it like it was yesterday, when I fell in love with the brand. My mom, who's a NARS obsessive, first introduced me to Orgasm blush around the age of 10.
It was the only blush she used, and I would sneak into her makeup stash before school to dust my cheekbones with the mesmerizing pink shade.
My brother and I even bought her the entire Orgasm line one Christmas, a decision that in hindsight I see was more for me than for her.
There's something about this campaign that make it feel like NARS is after more than brownie points for being diverse. It feels organic, as if this was written in the stars. What better person for this campaign than someone who embodies simplicity and glamour in one package?
The collaboration of these two icons in my life, Campbell and NARS, is huge. And yet again, another black woman has become the face of a major beauty brand.
That's always a win.