Posts tagged "skin lightening"

The Soapbox: The Real Problem With Skin Lightening Cosmetics

Whitenicious, a cosmetics line created by California-based, Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star Dencia touts its ability to help customers even out their skin and get rid of discoloration. The product is essentially…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Did Vanity Fair Lighten “12 Years A Slave” Star Lupita Nyong’o’s Skin?

Vanity Fair has been accused of lightening “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o’s skin in photos (left). The skin color difference is drastically different! I find it hard…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Beyoncé’s Album Promo Photos Are Unrecognizable

The rampant white-washing of models, actresses, and musicians of color is not a new concept. Freida Pinto, Rihanna, and Aishwarya Rai have all previously fallen victim to white-washing on magazine…

Rachel Krause | January 18, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Vaseline Launches A Skin-Lightening Facebook App In India

Vaseline has launched a Facebook app in India that allows users to lighten or whiten their skin tone in their profile photos. The app promotes Vaseline’s skin-lightening creams for men…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Did Sammy Sosa Bleach His Skin?

New photos of Sammy Sosa attending an awards event in Las Vegas hit the web over the weekend, and the former baseball slugger looked quite different, to say the least.

Annika Harris | November 9, 2009 - 3:10 pm

L’Oreal Lightens Up Freida Pinto

We were psyched to learn that L’Oreal hired “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto as its latest spokesperson. This is the first shot from the upcoming ad campaign. She looks … lighter.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2009 - 7:00 pm

L’Oreal Denies Lightening Beyonce’s Skin

Yesterday, we reported the controversy surrounding L’Oreal Paris’ latest Feria hair color ad featuring spokesperson Beyonce with lighter skin and a pointier nose. The ad, which is in the Sept.

Annika Harris | August 8, 2008 - 2:00 pm