I know I’m not alone in feeling like when I wear nude lipstick, shoes or lingerie, I look ALL kinds of crazy. I know I’m not the only one that slapped on a nude band aid and wondered if anyone’s skin is REALLY that color. I KNOW I’m not the only one that slapped on some nude pantyhose only to look like I sprinkled my legs with cooking flour and baby powder so I can walk outside looking like Ms. Doubtfire. And I KNOW I’m not the only one that has attempted to put on nude eye shadow only too look like I have the ashiest eyelids in the history of colordom.
Well lingerie line Nubian Skin has heard my colored girl problems and is coming out with a line of lingerie that is actually nude and won’t have us looking like our breasts are 17 shades lighter than the rest of us due to wearing “nude” bras under sheer blouses. They are following in the footsteps of the amazing makeup line for women of color, Fashion Fair Cosmetics, founded in 1973 by Eunice W. Johnson and creating a product to cater to the often shamed and under served demographic of women of color.
The line will be available for purchase here come October. Let’s not get too crazy on the sheer blouses, but let us enjoy finally having a brand that not only sees our struggle, but recognizes our purchasing power, fashion sense and desire to be seen as a primary and not after thought.