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4 Makeup Artists of Color Share Their Broadway-Inspired Halloween Looks

Broadway fans know that donning theatre-inspired looks is a year-round activity, but Halloween is a great excuse to do it even more.

Women of Color on Broadway Inc. (who you got to know earlier this year) and MAC Cosmetics teamed up to showcase four up-and-coming makeup artists of color showing off looks inspired by notable Broadway characters, in efforts to amplify diversity within the next generation of behind-the-scenes theatre professionals.

Meet the artists and see their work below:

“Elphabaddie” by Kendra Tocco
“Broadway, makeup ,and cosplay have been my interests and passions for as long as I can remember! I’ve only recently gotten into doing makeup and cosplay, and I’m working on being better at it everyday. This Halloween, I want to send a message of ’embracing your abnormalities’ by celebrating the things that make you different.”

From WOCoB: Since its 2003 premiere, only one Black woman has

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Jeffree Star’s Latest Promo Pics Feature a Woman of Color in a Mouse Trap and Twitter Isn’t Happy

Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rodin Eckenroth – Getty Images

From Seventeen

  • Jeffree Star’s promotional pics for his new Velvet Trap Lipsticks feature a woman of color in a mouse trap and Twitter is NOT happy about it.

  • Many pointed out that Jeffree has a history of calling Black women “rats.”

It’s just another day and a new scandal for Jeffree Star. After major backlash around his Cremated Palette and drama with ex-Andre Marhold, Twitter is calling Jeffree out for what fans think is subtle racism.

On his YouTube channel, Jeffree announced the launch of his new lipstick formula called Velvet Trap, addressing viewers while sitting in the middle of a giant bear trap. Promotional images for the new line continue the theme, depicting models trapped in giant mouse and bear traps.

After Jeffree Star Cosmetics shared the photos, commenters began voicing their displeasure that a woman of color was shown

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Tech startups run by women of color need funding, money, investments

  • What women of color don’t need is another white person saying “Yes, Black Lives Matter” or “our company rejects racism.” What we need is more investors willing to ask: what can I do to change the system?
  • Dedicating 15% of a venture fund is a platitude, a pat on the head, particularly when you consider that 46% of the country are people of color.
  • This current environment also stifles economic growth and chokes off the true innovation we need.
  • Stephanie Lee is a former staffer to former First Lady Michelle Obama and former product developer at the global brand, MAC Cosmetics.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Too many women of color are being asked to prove first that our ideas are worthy of investment, while white founders get the benefit of the doubt over

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