throwing the darkest shade
You've finally found it - your absolute favorite makeup product in the whole world. It's flawless and smooth, gliding comfortably over the skin and providing the coverage you need. You wished there would be more to come of this product - and then it's announced - your dream is coming true!
After so many women and girls raved about the wonderful Tarte™ Shape Tape Concealer, everyone was pleasantly surprised when they announced their upcoming Shape Tape Foundation line to follow. I know I was. The concealer was a true lifesaver, and still is one of my favorite products to date - it's the company that's now fallen completely out of my good graces.
Ok kiddies. Let's play - Spot the racism!
Can you find it? Vamanos!
Dora jokes aside, this is freaking unbelievable. Two, dark shades? Two Tarte? May I just point out, that out of those two darker shades, neither matches the goddamn arm you're swatching them on?! Look. If you were bogged down with pushing this foundation forward, I get it. These things take a lot of time and effort. However, why not simply have the same amount of shades - 15, as you can see - and an acceptable gradient, that doesn't jump from the sandy beaches of Miami all the way to Willy Wonka's river. It's almost like they weren't planning to cater to darker people at all, but some PR person pointed out all the crap they'd get for releasing makeup for Britain's 1702 parliament. So they figured they'd throw in the two obligatory dark shades, and call it a day. Nobody would notice that, right?
Pfft. You'd think that in 2018, where inclusivity is being pushed like never before, Tarte would think twice before outright ostracizing African American, Black, Indian, and other women with darker skin tones than you'd find on a #2 pencil. But no, here we are. I'll tell you this, I don't want to hear "racism doesn't exist anymore" ever again. Here are some worthwhile brands who cater to every shade to replace that tarte-ness from your makeup bags.
18, Freshman Finance major at Howard University in Washington DC. Can't wait to go to Law school though!