M·A·C celebrates diversity and INDIVIDUALITY – we are for All Ages, All Races and All Sexes.
That’s what is displayed on MAC’s website meaning anyone can wear makeup and its for all to enjoy. Recently they have posted a profile picture of an African American woman wearing a dark purple lipstick. Only half of her face is displayed so her true identity is not shown. Her lips are probably the fullest they have displayed on their Instagram page.
The comments on the picture turned to the worst in a few hours. Different races ,making racial comments about her facial features. Continuing to give life to racial slurs when none of us will truly know the meaning of segregation or slavery because none of us have experienced it is truly astonishing. I remember my first best friend when I was 5. I remember it like it was yesterday. We played on the playground, hung out at each other houses, played in each others hair and her name was Nicole. Guess what she was white. I would have no idea because I was a child and I made a friend. Now if we were in the 40s things would have been completely different. In 2016, we should be focused on equality teaching our children about our history but remembering what world we live in today.
MAC cosmetics has yet to make a statement about the photo of the unnamed woman and the racial slurs on the photo. A company that supports all makeup lovers should support the Lady with the “Lips” or at least remove the racial comments. Furthermore, this company should feature more women of deeper skin tones in support of their motto “All Ages, All Races and All Sexes”. Making an actual collection for the people that cannot use the mainstream shades of foundation would be even better. A collection of lipsticks, eyeshadows and foundation for tan to deeper skin tones would hold true to their motto.