YouTuber Jackie Aina just released a black & white make-up tutorial in order to make a point about people who claim they "don't see color."
With over two million subscribers, Jackie has not only used her channel to share makeup reviews and tutorials, but to be an advocate for black women.
"Right now there's a brand sending out statements to different media outlets saying that the reason why they didn't create dark shades in their foundation line is because people tend to be more pale in the winter. I literally can't make this up," Aina says in the video.
"When you say stuff like 'I don't see color,' you end up looking like this — silly as hell," she continues as she brings full-color to the video.
"I'm tired of being ignored. I have dark skin. I'm going to talk about it sometimes. If you don't like it, watch someone else," she concludes. "When we celebrate each other's differences and acknowledge them instead of pretending they're not there, we actually get more accomplished."
I just saw this video and guuuurl! I love how you use your platform to make understandable to everyone such an important topic. Love your sharpness, honesty, strength and sarcasm... when i grow up i wanna be like u. pic.twitter.com/nQ4SJzVycb— alepaehuevo (@alepaehuevo) January 26, 2018
We announced the first ever YouTuber of the Year Award at our brunch sponsored by Google. .@jackieaina received the award due to her unwavering commitment to break color barriers in the beauty industry. Read more on @bustle https://t.co/doB0p5VlmH— NAACP (@NAACP) January 18, 2018