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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 tips for how to contour darker skin tones

March 19th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

NARS' lead stylist shares her top tips for how to sculpt your cheekbones >>>

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Not Fair: Lupita Nyong’o, Jourdan Dunn and Mindy Kaling on diversity

March 14th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Lupita Nyong’o's impassioned speech at the annual Black Women of Hollywood luncheon has fired up the debate around diversity and the traditional image of beauty, reports Ayesha Muttucumaru >>>

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Not Fair: Charlotte Mensah’s Top 10 tips for Afro-hair

March 1st 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru gets some advice from the British Hairdressing Awards Afro Hairdresser of the Year on caring for afro, mixed-race and curly hair types >>>

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Not Fair: Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Collection

January 28th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Looking for a springtime nude that will suit any skin tone? Clinique's new 16 Shades of Beige Collection could find you your perfect match, writes Ayesha Muttucumaru >>>

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Not Fair: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15 and Shade Match Maker

December 23rd 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

There's a new matchmaker in town: but instead of finding you a date, it gives you the perfect foundation writes Ayesha Muttucumaru >>>

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Not Fair: Skin whitening and casual racism in beauty adverts

September 12th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Why in some cultures is it still the norm to believe that having dark skin means you won't be successful? Ayesha Muttucumaru investigates the casual racism of the beauty industry >>>

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Not Fair: Is the ghd Eclipse the best straightener for afro hair?

August 1st 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Are the latest ghd hair straighteners able to tackle any hair type? Ayesha Muttucumaru reviews the new ghd Eclipse >>>

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Not Fair: Laser hair removal

June 14th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Laser hair removal used to be only for those with fair skin and dark hair. We test out the new fuzz-busting treatment by GentleLaser that even works on darker skintones >>>

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Not Fair: The best skin finishes for darker skintones

May 13th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Give darker skin a gorgeous summer glow with Ayesha Muttucumaru's pick of the best skin finishes >>>

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Not Fair: Eye palettes

March 29th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru picks out her top three palettes for giving eyes a boost on darker skintones >>>

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Not Fair: Jourdan Dunn's nude lip

February 27th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru has never managed to create a nude lip that truly suits her Sri Lankan skin tone, but inspired by Jourdan Dunn she faces up to the challenge with the help of Smashbox National Make-up Coach Janine Bird... >>>

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Not fair: Awesome afros

October 28th 2012 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Why are so many haircare beauty products targeted at achieving sleeker, straighter hair? It's time to back black manes, says Ayesha Muttucumaru >>>

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Not Fair: Gangnam style

October 14th 2012 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru seeks out the best beauty products for black, Asian and mixed-race women. This week: Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy sexy lady - getting the look behind the YouTube phenomenon >>>

Lighter skin is still seen as desirable

Not Fair: the perils of lightening creams

May 28th 2012 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru seeks out the best beauty products for black, Asian and mixed-race women. This week: a doctor's view on skin-bleaching >>>

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Not Fair: The best concealer and foundation ranges for darker skin

May 13th 2012 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru seeks out the best beauty products for black, Asian and mixed-race women. This week: tried-and-tested bases >>>

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