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: The best makeup brands for olive and dark skin tones

October 18th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Have brands finally become fairer in their shade ranges? From budget beauty to beyond, here’s my pick of the very best >>>

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Not Fair: Anita Bhagwandas’ beauty essentials

October 4th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The multi award-winning beauty and features journalist reveals the makeup and skin and hair products she can’t live without >>>

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Not Fair: what makes Huda Kattan tick?

September 20th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

I caught up with the beauty blogging superstar turned successful businesswoman to talk all things Huda Beauty, makeup and her incredible career to date >>>

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Not Fair: foundations - can you now create your perfect shade at home?

September 6th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The new Autograph Custom Colour range looks to make foundation faux pas a thing of the past. I put it to the test to see if I could cheat my way to colour match success >>>

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Not Fair: The best hair oils for rehydrating dehydrated locks

August 30th 2016

Dry ends? These top hair oils could help quench their thirst >>>

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

August 26th 2016 / 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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Not Fair: The 12 best powder foundations for all skin tones

July 26th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Powder foundations have come a long way over the past decade. Meet the best of the bunch that are leaving their predecessors firmly in the dust >>>

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Not Fair: Superdrug steps up budget beauty game for darker skin tones

July 12th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Beauty for darker skin tones and afro and Asian hair types used to come at a price - but times are (thankfully) changing. Superdrug’s Shades of Beauty campaign looks to help put this right >>>

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Not Fair: how to master the art of long-lasting henna

June 28th 2016 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Mehndi is the new mani: I spoke to the world’s fastest henna artist to find out her ultimate henna how-to >>>

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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 >>>


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 >>>


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... >>>


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 >>>


Not Fair: Sax, style, base and beats - Fleur East's beauty essentials

December 14th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

I caught up with Fleur East to find out her secrets for getting camera-ready and the hair and makeup essentials she never leaves the house without... >>>


Not Fair: the best budget beauty foundations for dark skin tones

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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