ONE WEEK after calling out make-up artists who arrive ill-equipped to work with black catwalk stars, UK model Leomie Anderson has released a Black Model Survival Kit for fellow models of colour navigating the industry.
The 22-year-old, who was the only British model to walk for Victoria’s Secret in November, revealed her “most cherished products” that “saved me from Black Model Mishaps during fashion week”.
Leomie goes on to list Mac’s Conceal and Correct Palette – to right make-up artists wrongs, Lusters hair spray, which she claims limits breakage of black hair to suggesting black models bring their own nude underwear to fashion shows.
“Being a black model is extra hard, there’s extra work, there are extra things involved so I’m going to give you my survival kit containing what I’ve used to save my life,” she states at the beginning of the video.
YouTube user Annebeth66, wrote: “I knew about the make up & hair issues but the nude underwear was a new one. Wow to be a model of color, means bringing a little bit of EVERYTHING. Great video and very informative.”
Leomie originally from London, has been modelling since the tender age of 14, where she was discovered at a bus stop on her way home from school.