Work It Girl: Nude For All Womankind

Work It Girl: Nude For All Womankind

When privilege according to ones race is discussed, the idea of something being "nude" is one of the issues that often comes up for minorities and people of color. People don't often think about this because they've never been excluded by a brand before for their skin color, but often in magazines and magazine samples, make-up, crayon colors, band-aids, lingerie, etc., they often list an item as being "nude" or "flesh colored," when in reality that term for them only ever applies to those who are white or fair skinned as evidence by the product color choices.

Nude or flesh colored is not something only white or fair skinned people are. Every one is a shade of nude and flesh colored and every shade should be celebrated and available if one is going to call their product nude or flesh colored. Even for white people, not every white person is the same exact shade, hello!, so thankfully there are a lot of products hoping to change the way the world...well, sees ya nude!

NUDE BRAS AND UNDERWEAR

1. NAJA

http://www.naja.co/

Offers all the lovely shades you see above in both bra and underwear form, plus, their other lingerie products are super cute too!

2. Nubian Skin

https://www.nubianskin.com/

Offers hoisery and lingerie in different shades of brown/black.

NUDE SHOES/HOISERY

1. Christian Louboutin

http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/nl_en/homepage-1/the-nude-collection.html?p=1

Nude heels and flats in all shades

2. Shades of Dance

http://www.shadesofdance.org/products_a.php

Dance hosiery in all shades

MAKE-UP

1. Iman

http://www.imancosmetics.com/

Make-up for all shades

2. Temptu

https://temptu.com/pro/dura-liquid-starter-set-total-skin.html?gclid=COqzo4mb-c0CFQ-raQodca0JTQ

Liquid foundation in all shades

3. Black Opal

https://www.blackopalbeauty.com/

Make-up shades for brown skin women

4. Sephora

http://www.sephora.com/foundation-makeup

Make up in all shades

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BAND-AIDS

1. Tru-Colour Bandaids

http://www.trucolourbandages.com/

Nude band-aids in all shades

CRAYONS

1. Multi-cultural Crayons

Offered at major retailers: Target, Wal-mart, Amazon, office supply


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What Guys Said 9

  • 1mo

    I have so many nude color pencils

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  • Is it me or does anyone else find the fact that the Crayons are labeled 'Flesh' creep them out

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  • 1mo

    Out of all the women in the first pic, I and most other guys would bang the 3rd from the left.

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  • 1mo

    what else can we find to whine and divide about? Crayons, really? White people feel left out of affirmative action and we need SJW to help us.

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    • 1mo

      Can an Asian person be flesh colored? Can a Black person or a Hispanic person be flesh colored? The answer is duh. White people do not own the entire spectrum of skin colors. Do you know how many times a teacher asks a student to color the image in their coloring book to look like themselves, and yet there are no shades of skin tone available to them because they aren't peach or the nude color as illustrated on the box? You want to talk about divisions and making it known that as a person of color, you are less valued, well there is but one example of how it starts. Why do you think that Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, Middle Eastern persons, etc. should not be allowed to have crayons or clothing in their own skin color if white people are allowed to have them and they are named nude and flesh colored? So curious there...

    • 1mo

      I am too busy trying to reach my goals to worry about things like this. Thats why i grew up poor but now Im rich

    • 1mo

      That was quite the left field response. Literally what does that have to do with anything? So as long as people grew up poor and now they are rich, they can have other thoughts in their head. Oye! I also noticed you conveniently didn't answer my questions, because my point has been made. No one culture owns skin color, and offering people clothing, make-up, crayons can help, rather then hurt the divisions that exist in this country because it means everyone is included. It's also better for the economy as well because people have more options to buy, more products to make, more people with jobs. Also since there aren't a lot of companies and businesses selling these products, these companies tend to do really well because they are tackling a market that has basically been non-existent for decades. And if you are so incredibly busy with your getting rich, why the hell are you on GaG reading a post from two months ago to begin with? Tell me again, how truly busy you are... lol!

  • OMG i love "nude"-clothes on girls... even leggins :D

    most people judge me for that but hey

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  • Why do you think that it's harder to find darker skin tones?
    it's not racism do you think these business give enough of a shit to be racist no they want the fucking money.

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    • Ha, Josht13, you've actually made the most valuable point with your comments... these companies SHOULD care about creating nude articles of clothing and other products for darker skin tone... not because they actually give two craps about racial equality, but for the pure and simple reason that has driven companies from the dawn of time to do anything: MONEY! Now does it make sense to offer 1 skin tone of something everyone can use, or offer 6 or however many if there is a market out their hungry to find these limited products? You tell me which is better for the companies bottom dollar!

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    • For some of the same thousands of reasons minorities have always been ignored or denied, my friend. From a pure economic standpoint, it makes no sense, as I've said repeatedly, to ignore a populous who routinely spends more on such products Frankly given such data points, do you still believe its actually better business to keep ignoring POC for big brands?

    • @Josht13 It makes economic sense for a business to make items in what they believe to be a neutral skin tone, because it doesn't involve spending extra money to cater to a myriad of different people. However, it is difficult for certain women to participate in certain fashion trends. Take makeup for example. Sometimes women go into a store, and there's three skin tones available; this is a problem for fair-skinned women as well. I've studied marketing, and it's a fact that companies who show interest in the customers' demands are more successful than those who do not. Am I offended when a bra comes in nude, and it's fifteen shades too light? No. But, I am excited that businesses are finally starting to listen to what women of color have been asking for for a very long time. And it's about time they realize the buying power we have.

  • They've had those band-aids for like 40 years...

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    • the problem for most is that they are never actually offered anywhere else but online. The doctors office, the nurses office, most stores, do not carry band aids in any other human colors except "nude", i. e. beige colors.

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    • No I just get the brown-ish band-aids that are the common ones and have no problem take awa all the white band-aids I don't care and I don't think any one else should care.

    • @Josht13 You are welcome, as I said, to not care, but everyone else is also welcome to care or not care. Anyway, it's just going back and forth now. Those who want will get, and those who don't want will continue to not care. Yeah for the world.

  • Well, just have all the girls go fully naked so we can bury this issue

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  • AWWWWYEAH thats right work it baby. :P
    media.tumblr.com/.../...line_n0ldjvmkmU1s9uc8d.gif
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    What?
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    I think it's sexy XD

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What Girls Said 8

  • nude take
    but when i wear nude colored clothes i look naked LOL

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  • I am mind blown with the crayons at the last part! :O Where do I get those here in Asia?

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    • I know right! Do you have amazon. com where you live? You can find them there or I guess Google them to see if you can find them online somewhere that you have access to.

  • Such a great take.

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  • 1mo

    I want those crayons

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  • The only nude colour thing I own is my bra otherwise I would look naked

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  • I love this take. I'm normally closer to white then nude shades.

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  • Guess I always considered nude to be a color within itself instead of a one size fits all thing, but I'll definitely be checking out these websites. Thanks for this!

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  • Love this MyTake

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