Keisha P. Crabtree

‘The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.’



'The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.'


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‘The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.’

I’ve been into beauty since the first time I saw my mum look into her compact mirror and apply a generous swipe or two of lipstick. The shade she had on was called ‘crimson’. She got it from Myer back when they were called Grace Brothers and it was her favourite shade – she had multiples. 

I recall her mentioning that the reason she loved it was because it was the perfect shade for black women. I nodded back then, not completely understanding the connotation. 

Little did I know some twenty years later, I’d be dealing with the same lack of options for women of colour.

So, what does it look like to be failed by the beauty industry?

It looks like going to Priceline and seeing absolutely no shades darker than

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Flingbot, a robot that hurls paint at canvases

Jay of JBV Creative is an engineer and artist who specializes in 3D printing to make gorgeous automata — you can see some of his models, like a handcranked marble coaster or flapping crane, at his online shop here.

Last month he unveiled Flingbot, a robot that — in a vaguely Jackson-Pollock-like fashion — hurts paint at canvases. It’s made of 3D printed parts, servos, tubes, and a deformable silicone scoop made in a custom-designed mold, all controlled by an Arduino.

In that video he documents the build, and describes his design decisions — including injecting enough randomness in the robot’s throwing and paint-picking parameters that it produces over 3 trillion possible combos, meaning every work of art is makes is unique.

From his YouTube description …

To my surprise, it actually worked! Flingbot created paintings that far exceeded my own personal ability to paint (This was the

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Model dies days after being shot at in Patna, criminals still at large



Model shot dead in Patna while returning with daughter from Durga Puja pandal


Model shot dead in Patna while returning with daughter from Durga Puja pandal

A fashion model from Patna, who was shot by unidentified miscreants, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday morning.

36-year-old Mona Roy was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city after she was shot on Tuesday night while returning with her 11-year-old daughter from a Durga Puja pandal.

The incident took place in Ramnagar Colony under Rajiv Nagar Police Station at around 10pm when two motorcycle-borne men fired at her right outside her home. Her daughter escaped unhurt in this incident.

Soon after the incident, the police reached the spot and rushed Mona to a nearby hospital.

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According to doctors, she had suffered a bullet injury in her waist because of which her liver was damaged.

On Sunday morning, her condition deteriorated and she

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Sofia Richie Talks About Growing Up In The Spotlight

Not only is Sofia Richie the daughter of iconic singer Lionel Richie and younger sister to TV-star-turned-designer Nicole Richie, but she’s now paving her own way in the world — putting her mark on the fashion industry and making a new name for herself.

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The 23-year-old knows a thing or two about how to handle fame — as she’s been in the public eye her entire life — telling OK! she’s picked up some pointers on how to live her life while under constant public scrutiny.

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“Ultimately, I’ve learned that you have to stay true to yourself and that you can’t let others’ opinions affect you,” she says, emphasizing the importance of knowing who you are and being “confident in that.”

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“This is something my family instilled in me and will always stick with me,”

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