MAC Cosmetics is throwing its own nude party, and all skin tones are invited! The brand unveiled its new Strip Down collection full of nude lipsticks. Ironically, MAC fans have critiqued the brand for dropping way too many neutral products and not enough bright hues lately, yet this new collection of flesh-toned lipsticks is one of the most exciting 2019 releases from the brand!
Although the OG makeup company is no stranger to lipsticks or nude shades, the brand hasn't been as inclusive as it could be when it comes to offering shades that actually flatter people with deeper skin tones.
The lipstick range comes just as people are talking more about how non-inclusive nude lip color options can be.
Jackie Aina just tried a literal sea of "nude" lipsticks, and the results were super sad. None of the nude lipsticks truly matched her skin tone.
In fact, you could tell by the arm swatches that most of the nude lipsticks looked white and chalky.
In 2019, fair skin should not still be the standard for "nude" labels.
Actually, it should have never been the standard in the first place. The term "nude" is literally meant to represent a color that matches the natural skin tone. The amount of skin tones in existence is way too large for "nude" options to just cater to the fairer side of the spectrum. From pale to deep dark skin, everyone should be able to find nude makeup that suits their melanin count.