It Does Not Matter If You Are Black Or White

I use to work at Belk living out half of my life long dream of being a cosmetologist. I worked in the cosmetic department as a beauty advisor for the Estee Lauder counter. The cosmetic department consisted of four makeup lines, a men’s fragrance bay, and a women’s fragrance bay. The four makeup lines were Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, and Fashion Fair. The southern prejudices of this country has divided these four makeup lines into two groups: black and white, meaning some southerners think that Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Lancome is for whites and Fashion Fair is for blacks. Fashion Fairs’s saying is that thier makeup is for “women of color” and the ignorance of the southerners think that means blacks only. News Flash: “women of color” mean women of any color including whites because the last time I checked my crayon box white was a color too. The things I have heard and seen at Belk is unbelievable. These lines carry makeup for everyone not just for who they have been catagorized into. One christmas I was helping this black man (who came in to buy his wife some perfume and lipstick), asked for some lipstick and perfume for “blacks.” There is no such thing. Anyone can wear any lipstick and perfume. You choose lipstick based on what looks good on you and perfume based on what goes with your body chemisty not what color you are. I dislike the fact that this world is still this way especially after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr died trying to change this. He probably has rolled over in his grave a million times. When I look at people I see no color only thier character. We are all the same in God’s eyes and he do not judge us based on our color. So now my question is Will Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream Ever be fullfilled?



About jleesillusions

At age 15, I grew an interest in doing hair and started experimenting with my own and my families'. For my four years of high school I wanted to go to school for cosmetology. Going through depression, I cut my own hair rocking a natural for 6 years, losing my relationship with my hair and the love for doing it. At age 21, I started working for Belk department store in the accessory dept. On the outside looking in, I vowed you would never catch me working in cosmetics. Makeup, yea rite that's not me; but the more I visited the dept I grew a profound interest. With my skincare regimen being purpose soap and cocoa butter and a chapstick wearer; I got the opportunity in 2002 working for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. After working a year there, I moved to the Estee Lauder Cosmetic Counter where I worked for 5 years as a beauty advisor earning top performer every year even out selling the manager of the counter. I am now branching out on my own as a Makeup Artist specializing in makeovers for proms, weddings, photoshoots, class reunions, or any other special events. I have even had the experience in making up the decease. My goal is to make this my lifetime profession specializing in makeovers, facials, brows, lashes, manicures, and pedicures after going to school and gettin my esthetician and nail technician license. To book me contact me via email @ A portfolio with pictures is provided via or Prices provided via the note labeled Need a Makeup Artist Thanks 4 the Support!!!

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