Men makeup artists of color are killing the game and are very much slept on. Men who are makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts are rarely given the opportunity to represent major cosmetic brands or even be themselves without fear of retaliation or bullying. It is imperative that society and makeup brands realize that expanding the narrative around gender and makeup artistry means little when it reinforces the same eurocentric standards of beauty that plague the fashion and makeup industry. Praising White men while ignoring the work of men of color isn't barrier-breaking. Beauty and who represents shouldn't be limited.
Here is a list of some wonderful men makeup artists of colour that deserve to endorsed by major brands.
Glendon Francis (he/him) has a range of experiences developing messaging and editorial style for companies and organizations. Working from his base of operation in Atlanta, Georgia, Glendon oversees all of Equality for HER's blog contributors and daily communications. Born and raised in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Glendon speaks English and Patois fluently.Glendon enjoys scouting new and diverse writers and content creators, shedding light on pop culture fiascos, and writing about underreported social issues.