Nubian Skin: Race and Lingerie

So I heard about this line via Instagram.... and I got instantly excited. Nubian Skin is the brainchild of British designer Eunice W Johnson who got tired of not being able to find nude undies for her models.... and having to dye them with foundation for her photo shoots.

I love the concept. The idea of "nude" for women of color is a joke. The "nude" standard is always white women....whether it be lingerie or lipstick. I am feeling this! In addition to bras and panties...they will also have hosiery. I hope they go up to bigger sizes (for now they stop at 36DD...and I'm a 38DD/E).

Here is their skin range. According to their range, I am a Cinnamon (makes sense...esp when they also add a handy :
Foundation Matching Guide
You know what they say, “The darker the berry…” Berry is the darkest Nubian Skin shade.

Mac NW50
Iman Earth 6
Blackup HC 14
Laura Mercier Espresso
Bobbi Brown Espresso 10
Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint in Beige 90

A little bit sweet and little bit spicy, Cinnamon is our medium-dark shade.

Mac N8/N9/NW45/NW47
Iman Earth 3-4
Bobbi Brown Warm Walnut
Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint in Beige 80
Nars Macao

Caramel is our medium-light shade. The name conjures up images of all sorts of sweet, golden goodness, and this colour is just as irresistible.
Bobbi Brown skin foundation – Golden
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation – Beige 70
Estée Lauder Double Wear – Toasted toffee
MAC Matchmaster – 7
Smash Box Studio Skin – 4.1
Bare Minerals – Warm Tan / Golden Tan
Revlon Photoready – 010 Caramel

More parts cream than coffee, Café au Lait is our lightest shade.

Bobbi Brown – Warm Honey
Lancome – 06 Beige Cannelle
Estée Lauder – Rich Caramel 5W2
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow – Amber
Chanel Perfection Luminar – 50

This is amazing! I am so ready for it to come out. Check out their store/website:


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