Makeup artist BellaDeLune recently made over three women of different complexions for BuzzFeed Video. Although the video sought to highlight BellaDeLune's "clown contouring" technique, everyone is talking about another aspect of the video.
Buzzfeed video producer Daysha was one of the three women to receive a makeover from BellaDeLune. Daysha makes awesome videos at Buzzfeed about beauty and privilege but was also the subject of a poorly executed hair transformation, so we were hoping to see her face get beat to the gods!
Unfortunately this did not happen.
This is her after.
Her beautiful brown skin has been covered in a foundation that does not match, making a noticeable difference between her face and her neck.
Daysha seemed to be appreciative of her new look but commenters on FaceBook and Twitter all agreed that the look was unflattering.
everytime i watch that Buzzfeed video of Clown Contour girl doing that poor black girl's makeup i get soooooo angry— Steph Da 5'6 (@eleven8) August 13, 2015
How are you gonna call yourself a professional mua and don't know how to contour on a black woman— Irania (@Frenchh_) August 14, 2015
The BuzzFeed video on clown contouring. Yall, that makeup artist had the Black girl looking like the Tin Man. I'm mad on Daysha's behalf.— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) August 13, 2015
@BuzzFeed, what the hell was this? This MUA obviously wasn't experience with any other skin tone besides Kraft Mayo. https://t.co/xA4PGbCidq— • • • (@MaiyaNicole) August 13, 2015
While the video didn't get the world talking about clown conturing, it did help to continue an important discussion on how professional makeup artists must be conscious about finding colors that properly work with Black people's skin tones.
✋🏼We all face daily battles, sometimes wars have to be fought and you are pressured to find a weapon to fight so viciously. Well I choose my artistry, I will let it speak for itself yet again when I am able to show its full potential. I refuse to sit here and argue with anyone. Thank you to those who have been loyal and been so supportive through my ups AND downs. 🌙 A confident strong artist wont ever use another artists dismay to feed their own ego, a confident strong artist will help another artist rise back up on their feet. 💁🏼😘. #belladelune #BUZZFEED #FaceUp oh yea btw I HAD to add some #ClownContour in there 😉 #trytellingmeno
Photos: Screenshots from BUZZFEED’S “Women Try Clown Contouring” Story of my life video