Not Fair | Beauty for Darker Skin Tones

In her column, Ayesha Muttucumaru seeks out the best beauty products for olive and dark skin tones and Asian, mixed-race and Afro hair types. From the best foundations with the most inclusive shade ranges to the new launches that are currently making waves, the landscape of the beauty industry is changing and now couldn't be a more exciting time to get shopping.

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Not Fair: 10 questions with the new star of Cats, Leona Lewis

June 14th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

What are the backstage makeup, skincare and haircare essentials of Broadway’s brightest new star? I found out >>>

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Not Fair: Are darker foundation shades harder and more costly to make?

May 31st 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

I donned gloves, a lab coat and a rather fetching hairnet at Boots HQ to find out if darker shades are more difficult and more expensive for brands to create >>>

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Not Fair: Laura Mercier’s 10 makeup dos & don’ts for darker skin tones

May 17th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The world-renowned makeup artist and creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics shares her top 10 makeup tips and tricks for deeper complexions with me >>>

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Not Fair: the Temptu Airbrush Makeup Device - a beauty game changer?

May 4th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

What does airbrush makeup mean for the future of foundation and makeup brushes? I put the new Temptu Airbrush Makeup Device to the test to see if it could change the way we apply makeup for good >>>

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Not Fair: 7 brilliant beauty blogs & vlogs for darker skin tones

April 19th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From makeup tutorials to hair how-tos, these British-born beauty bloggers, vloggers and digital powerhouses are changing up the beauty game >>>

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Editor's Vlog: Foundation Guide for Darker Skin Tones + Beautyblender Giveaway

April 7th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Editor-in-Chief Susannah Taylor and Senior Features Writer, Ayesha Muttucumaru talk through our ultimate guide to foundations for darker skin tones >>>

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Not Fair: Is manketti oil the new coconut oil?

April 5th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Could Afro and curly hair have a new hero ingredient on their hands? A key component in two-time Afro Hairdresser of the Year Charlotte Mensah’s new hair care collection, we caught up with the woman herself to find out more >>>

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Not Fair: how to find the best foundation for your skin tone

March 21st 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Makeup artist Ruby Hammer shows us how to apply foundation like a pro; from picking the best foundation for olive, medium and dark skin tones to her top makeup tips for achieving beautiful, healthy looking skin >>>

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Want to read a foundation guide like no other? Right this way...

March 11th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru introduces the new GTG e-guide written to help those with olive, brown and black skin tones find their perfect foundation match. Here’s why this industry first needs to be your next must-read >>>

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Not Fair: Ella Eyre on her hair, makeup and fitness favourites

January 26th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

How does the face of Emporio Armani Diamonds sparkle both on and off screen? I caught up with the British beauty to gain a glimpse into her makeup bag, her skincare regime and her workout playlist >>>

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Not Fair: light or dark, is YSL about to launch the best foundation for glowing skin?

January 11th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Revitalised and rebooted to suit a wider range of skin tones than before, I put YSL’s new Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation to the test to see if it could help me get my glow back and prove the perfect match for my dry skin... >>>

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Not Fair: Literally everything you need to know about hair weaves

December 17th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your go-to guide for mastering Hollywood’s hottest type of hair extensions >>>

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Not Fair: the best foundations for olive & dark skin tones if you're on a budget...

November 23rd 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Flawless skin need no longer cost you a fortune. Here’s my pick of the best foundations for under £15 for those with olive, medium deep and dark skin tones >>>

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Not Fair: Neelam Gill on modelling and breaking beauty's barriers

September 15th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

I caught up with the British model of the moment and the first Indian ‘face’ of Burberry to talk diversity in the modelling industry, her beauty essentials and those amazing eyebrows >>>

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Not Fair: Is MAC's Studio Waterweight Foundation its best base yet?

September 7th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Does the newest addition to the MAC makeup line up hold the key to flawless, glowing skin? I put it to the test >>>

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Not Fair: How does foundation matching on the high street match up?

July 21st 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

As part of my quest for the best foundation, I booked in at Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estée Lauder and Smashbox to put their foundation matching services to the test >>>

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Not Fair: 5 celebrity natural hairstyles you have to try

July 1st 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From curly hair to wedding hairstyles, we asked an afro hair expert for his hair how-tos and top hair tips for recreating some of the hottest A-list looks at home >>>

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How to style Afro and curly hair with Johnnie Sapong

June 29th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Defined curls or going straight? Celebrity hairdresser Johnnie Sapong shows us how to do both and shares his top afro hair tips and favourite styling products along the way too >>>

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Why all girls with curly hair need to know about “plopping”

June 28th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Curly haired girls in-the-know are getting gorgeous waves thanks to this new technique - but what exactly is hair plopping? The team at Layered Online give us the inside scoop >>>

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Video: how to address hyperpigmentation with Ruby Hammer

June 17th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Watch makeup artist Ruby Hammer share her favourite beauty products and top makeup tips and techniques for reducing and preventing dark circles, sun spots and scars >>>

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Beyond skin deep: the holistic approach to hyperpigmentation

June 17th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From how to eat your way to more even skin to the beauty essentials that actually deliver, here’s your go-to guide for addressing dark circles, sun spots and hyperpigmentation from the inside out >>>

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Not Fair: 20 ways to simplify your afro hair care regime

June 3rd 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Smart, multitasking hair care from the high street: fast track your styling routine with these expert hair tips and hard-working hair products >>>

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How to care for afro hair with Johnnie Sapong

June 3rd 2015 / Hanna Ibraheem

Celebrity hairstylist Johnnie Sapong shares his favourite products and top tips for Afro hair care… >>>

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Not Fair: A spray tan for dark skin - brilliant or bonkers?

June 1st 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru decides brown skin needn't be left out of the tanning trend and puts Sienna X to the test - but is fake tan for the already tanned actually worth booking in for? >>>

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Not Fair: Nicole Scherzinger on her beauty, hair and fitness secrets

May 4th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

I caught up with the beautiful singer, actress, dancer and songwriter to find out about her beauty regime and her thoughts on whether women of colour are better represented in the media today >>>

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