Fashion, Lookbook

Cosmo, you messed up BIG TIME

'Dead Looks' my FOOT.

Cosmopolitan is under fire. Recently, the holy grail for fashion tips is receiving backlash for using black models for beauty trends that “need to die” and white models for trends that are “gorgeous.” Their  beauty-focused trends feature compared old, ‘dead’ looks with fresh and ‘gorgeous’ new ones – and used only white models to showcase the on-trend fashions, while the only women of color featured were all said to be off-trend.

Of course, people took to protest on twitter, because many felt a bias against women of color.

 

Frankly, that’s just stupid. Pretending to live in a world where one race is superior is straight up offensive. I don’t care what level you think you are – that is never okay.

So for that, here are four beauty trends in 2015 that I hope are here to stay:

Bold lip color:

View this post on Instagram

@michaelkors for the night supporting @godslovenyc

A post shared by Chanel Iman (@chaneliman) on

Winged eyeliner:

View this post on Instagram

ARRRRR @davidlopezhair @sjblife @joshrotten

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

Big Hair #TeamNatural:

Simplicity “Gorgeous:”

Solid Colors:

 

Yellow, Yellow, Yellow:

GORGEOUS:

Now, a Cosmo editor issued a note.

It read:

A note from the editor: This article focuses on beauty trends with images that represent those trends. Some images have been taken out of context, and we apologize for any offense. Celebrating all women is our mission, and we will continue to work hard to do that.

EDITORIAL NOTE:

Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) was instrumental in propelling the online campaign – so thank you for bringing this to the attention of the world.