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Stila, did you Change your Model’s Skin Color for your new Collection?

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Sorry guys its not a true rant video if I dont look like hot garbage but I was so irritated by this that I needed to talk about it. Christine's Post that brought light to this- https://www.temptalia.com/stila-little-white-lies-collection-for-spring-2019/ Make sure to SUBSCRIBE ;) https://goo.gl/V8ik0g Step in to LeeshaLand with our Vlogs! http://bit.ly/1hvv6a0 Check out my blog for much more! http://www.xsparkage.com Let's be Friends! Snapchat: heyitsleesha Twitter: @xsparkage Facebook: @xsparkage Tumblr: xSparkage Instagram: @xsparkage Mail Time! xSparkage 18521 E. Queen Creek Rd. Suite 105 #241 Queen Creek, AZ 85142 BEST way to manage your YouTube- http://bit.ly/2gwLMZm Want to make $$??? http://bit.ly/2sBvNuz MY FILMING SET UP: What I use! Ring Light: http://amzn.to/1qz2AP8 Tripod http://amzn.to/2up8JDE Backdrop/other lights: http://amzn.to/1hVzZOU Camera (as of 2016) http://amzn.to/21aVRv4 Most use Lens (I'm OBSESSED with this) http://amzn.to/2tkJLjV Macro Lens: http://amzn.to/2t9b8C0 Mic for live video: http://amzn.to/2sWqNk0 Mic for voiceovers: http://amzn.to/1GVg0Xd Editing: Final Cut Pro X **Shop more of my favorite things** https://www.amazon.com/shop/xsparkage COUPON CODES: My GO-TO Brushes: http://bit.ly/1seKbWs Use code XSPARKAGE for 10% off! LIT Cosmetics (The BEST glitter ever) http://www.litcosmetics.com Use code XSPARKAGE to save Email: [email protected] BUSINESS INQUIRIES ONLY [email protected] xSparkage is a beauty and fashion channel featuring makeup tutorials, beauty how-to videos, hauls, product reviews, and more. Be sure to subscribe! Disclaimer: Description contains affiliate links- these are links that will give me a small commission if you use them (I really appreciate the support!). If you don't want to use them- no worries! glitter and glow shimmer and glow
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xsparkage (12 days ago)
Changed the title because Stila issued an apology, called it a “creative mistake” and showed that the original model has darker skin, not the other way around. My thoughts on everything are still the same- I still think it’s incredibly lazy on their end (the eyeshadow swatches are all still photoshopped from one image) and their apology blaming a “creative mistake” makes no sense to me
Aurora Häkli (23 hours ago)
+Lauren C Except... it doesn't? The whole point of giving two skin tones is not only to show how the colour looks next to your skintone, but to show how much of your original skin tone will show through the product. This isn't even makeup 101, this is elementary watercolours 101. Test it yourself, if you like. Swatch some eyeshadow on a brown piece of cardboard and try to photoshop that into looking the same as if you'd done it on a white piece of printer paper. With some products, you might be able to get away with it, but the fact that it doesn't work with all of them is kind of the point.
Aurora Häkli (23 hours ago)
+Beverley Whiteface in the form of systematic discrimination against white people does not, _however_ the act of lightening a black model's skin tone to look white and _especially_ then proceeding to put those images as the "default" (as in, the first impressions, and while showing swatches on light skin is common in beauty products, it makes no fucking sense if the model is dark skin) is a whole another whitewashing colourist mess.
joannej_1974 Youtube (4 days ago)
I was about to comment it could be a darker skinned model they decided to lighten, but then saw this. Either way, it's incredibly lazy and tacky.
L P (5 days ago)
Madison your actually mental 😂
L P (5 days ago)
xsparkage Do you realize how many companies market this way? A LOT
fwlzzg (23 hours ago)
They also have the same image for the previous swatches, which is why I haven't trusted them at all. But this is even more unacceptable, why do they do this??
I actually think its to show what the product looks like in LOW LIGHT. Like jeffrees highlight. These tones show better in darker light. They should have said that to show in low light. I dont think its to show on a seperate skin tone lol
Karleen Kincaid (1 day ago)
Sephora is the same , the pictures of swatches are just stupidly done, photoshopped and digital , not real! I absolutely hated it
Manuel Magaña (1 day ago)
i only see light skin people complaing about racism in beauty i mean its a freaking photo to show a product in one eye youre making a big deal i mean racism is real but not in this stupids things
Jessica G (2 days ago)
youre ugly af
spiritanointed (2 days ago)
I see this all the time with swatches. Not just the perfect swatches like you mention, but obviously digitally toned swatches so you can't trust them at all. Sephora branded stuff is all like that from what I've seen.
Nym (4 days ago)
Wtf?? :/ It's dumb and lazy to fake the colors of the palettes.. But somewhat of a common issue among cosmetic brands, but it's an entirely different thing to literally fake the skin tones to look like a different ethnicity :( that's absolutely awful! I really hope they apologize for it..
Jenna Coburn (4 days ago)
they wanted to save money while showing other skin tones... ITS A BUSINESS. at least they provided a different skin tone to look at...that's better than not doing it. And they hired a black model in the first place... that's a good thing most companies don't do...there are a majority of white models in the industry (enough to where stila doesn't need to hire any white models) so its literally fine.
Thx Wanderer (4 days ago)
This is the first video of yours that I’ve seen before and I AM HERE FOR IT. Whitewashing dark skin model’s or just dark skin people in general will never be okay (even if the industry has been doing this for a long time. It’s still not okay). But my question is, if they had photos of both models, why did they have to get called out in order to release both of them? Why didn’t they just use them in the first place? 😭😂
Wan Ching Ho (4 days ago)
They might not have intended to show how the shadows are on different skin tones but to show how the shadows look under different lighting because it’s a duo chrome shadow specifically. Like for colour contacts, companies often show how the contacts look in studio lighting, outdoor lighting, ordinary indoor lighting and or not much lighting lol
Kristy 78 (4 days ago)
Who cares. Seems like your grabbing
hannah hentai (4 days ago)
wash the old mascara from under you eyes it’s not cute
Tiana P. (4 days ago)
The reason why they do it is because they want to save more money, they can just take one photo and photoshop it, it's lazy and it doesn't really show how truly colors work on skintones.
afic10 (4 days ago)
I don’t think this was racist or Stila was trying to do “black face”, I do think is incredible stupid for them to believe nobody will noticed all the bad photoshopped pics instead of using real swatches and models, I think this was purely greed, they didn’t want to spend a penny on more photo sessions or models, I think that’s the real intention.
Carsen Darling (5 days ago)
Welp. Stila's cancelled.
Jesse (5 days ago)
I love the no makeup bitchfest videos!!
kikyoinuyasha123 (5 days ago)
Lmao such a first world problem
69SalterStreet (5 days ago)
How do we know it wasn't the other way around? Do we know the name of the model to confirm?
angelina Garza (5 days ago)
But who's to say the model wasn't black and they photoshopped her lighter , magazines have done that before . Did you even fact check ? Do u even know who the model is ? This sounds like defamation if I was stila I would Sue you for these allegations
pox rox (5 days ago)
What's the point of having wine in a plastic bottle if you're just gonna pour it out into a glass anyway? So wasteful 😶
gimmeproof (5 days ago)
Wow. Not sure what is more amazing - that you got so upset over 'not getting a sticker' (you must be waaay younger than you look) or assuming someone digitally changed the dark person (how do you know that wasn't the original) enough to make you *that* upset (I mean - how does this even *affect* you?). clearly you've been lucky enough to never have real problems (loss of family members in war, loss of a home in a hurricane, loss of a family member IN that hurricane). I believe I am much too mature to subscribe to this kind of silly assed tantrum. this is only worthy of a note to the vendor to indicate you feel it's inappropriate - not drinking or tantrums. wow.
L P (5 days ago)
Do you realize that almost every makeup brand does this or even clothing brands they take a photo of a piece of clothing on one model and photoshop the different colors in, this method has been used for a long time your giving this whole video a racist undertone when in fact the darker girl was photoshopped lighter this is actually a good method companies want to save and spend less money has possible so honestly it’s not a big deal go and swatch it on yourself if your unsure about the color and how it will look this is a whole video based on assumptions this is what media is now, always trying to make things about race and about differences when in reality it’s just a company trying to save money and sell their products lmao 😂
Kyisla Kissida (6 days ago)
Colors will look brighter on darker skin and darker on lighter skin, they darkened the eyeshadow on the “darker” model
Melissa Stephan (6 days ago)
Big brands aren't used to being held accountable like they are nowadays in the influencer era.
Dina Sawlani (6 days ago)
Colour swatching and skin tone correction (brightening and evening out), happens all the time. I work with a KPO here in India and this is a premedia service we provide. In the past we have done catalogue work for a well-known American lingerie brand and all the models had to be given a particular skintone! Different colour options are colour swatched, same as in the Stila ad you show and every swatch image for makeup products like palettes and lipstick as well as clothing. Everything you see online and in print is pretty much Photoshopped to the hilt and fake.
Emmers1983 (6 days ago)
AMEN!!
Ava Lenda (6 days ago)
Thank you for bringing attention to this. I am not constantly in tune with what is happening in the Make Up community and I could have picked this product up before realising. So now that I have this information I won't make a mistake that I would actually regret. I don't think it's okay to support a company that does this but I would be devestated to learn about this after spending such a large amount for a product that I wouldn't enjoy with the knowledge that the people making it wants to be greedy even when it has real world consequences.
BiohazardBeauty (6 days ago)
To be fair I see 6 different skin tones. All of the photos are edited the third "white photo is very warm almost orangey then the "black" skin gets slightly darker only by the tiniest bit, but it does change based on the editing. Just call them lazy, not racist, ya know
Heki Chan (6 days ago)
thats just pure laziness and i probably will never purchase something by Stila.
Mama teresa (7 days ago)
so now do we need to go into stores and get on to them because they do this with pantyhoes and hundres of poructs .I get that it doesn't come off fair but a lot of time its not even a real person its a computer image .I wounder if maybe people who dictate how a company is run should just fill out and application for the job first or not buy it . I'm a minority ,proud and i love make up ......and I do get the fight for equality but show case artist of color and companies that are more inclusive .Girl I LOVE THAT YOU CARE ...so now what are you going to do ...I truly say this with respect for you
Diana Dupont (7 days ago)
totally agree
Jenny Ramone (7 days ago)
So they basically were too cheap to pay for two models. WTF, Stila.
Goth Oregon (8 days ago)
To me they don't even make real swatches they are probably the same photo edited on photoshop to make the different lid color as pink, green whatever
Christine L (8 days ago)
Soooo people are just now relizing this happens huh....
Christine L (8 days ago)
So are u like a "drama" channel now?
rox rey (8 days ago)
Who are they kidding? Can we pay with fake money?
Stacey Wells (8 days ago)
Everybody is jumping on these bandwagons outing brands for x y and z getting really boring now. I’m over it. We all know some brands are shady but these videos just bore me
Nefertiti (8 days ago)
Your opening scene with the wine lol
Emma Porter (8 days ago)
All the Kylie lip photos use this same photoshop technique, or at least they used to.
ChrissyCat (8 days ago)
' White Face' ? Wtf if 'white face'?? No... Don't EVEN try to make this reverse racism!! Geez. Now BLACK FACE is a REAL thing & has been used to degrade Blacks for over 100+ YEARS!! ANYONE who is TRYING to 'make this' into reverse racism is a total idiot. Go educate yourselves.
ChrissyCat (8 days ago)
That massive glass of wine was SUPER necessary.
Jan Isaacs (8 days ago)
That second bottle open & pour took me TF ouuuut!! Go awf sis!
alis7141 alis7141 (8 days ago)
SHES NOT WEARING MAKEUP!? OOF. GIRL! SLAAAY!!!!
Angela Perez (8 days ago)
This is what is wrong with social media. You assumed they “blackface photoshopped” and went on a rant to all your followers. You just spread so much untrue information. You should be more responsible with your voice. Also, it’s makeup. Go be mad about something more important.
fabulous unicorn (8 days ago)
this has been a thing in the beauty industry for decades.its the same when ypu see those identical photoshopped swatchesof lipsticks or box dye.. this is why i never trust ads and swatch things myself/ watch reviews
toxxicbeautyx (8 days ago)
where did they say the original model had darker skin?
LittleDormouse (8 days ago)
I hate when companies think that we are idiots. No money from me either.
Niko Vanegas (9 days ago)
I wonder if the got the exact same color of the product by photoshoping the picture. I wonder what else thet Photoshop, the intensity/vibrancy of the shadow. Making a meh liquid shadow look like it is really worth 24 usd? That is unacceptable. We are over paying for over priced products we better get real swatches with real non Photoshop producst.
Woodsygal (9 days ago)
Boom. 🎤 drop! 🙌🏻🙌🏻♥️
ramona lynn (9 days ago)
Haven't big brands have been doing this for a long ass time, editing one model so they don't have to take multiple pictures? It doesn't surprise me at all. It's not racist, it's just lazy.
Lauren Chambers (9 days ago)
It's just so lazy. Don't charge a premium for your products when you can't even be bothered taking photos of each of the colours.
CanterOn! (9 days ago)
I like the formula of these but I refuse to pay that much for just ONE shadow when the PeriPera brand has similar ones for 1/4 of the price.
BAM 24 (9 days ago)
People ...this is *not* an issue...yall acting like a crime has been done..lol gtfoh. Meanwhile there are ACTUAL issues going on in the world. Smh😒
cristal neri (9 days ago)
That even if it’s a model and not a generic photo that they tinted the skin n changed the eye shape
Artbug (9 days ago)
"Blackface Photoshop" wow edit that out of your video. Saying that is grossly offensive: The model IS black
Brendan Kay (9 days ago)
If they are telling the truth and have lightened the deeper skin toned models skin, that is tbh quite horrific as the pressure of deeper skin tone to look lighter has always been around and brings on such thoughts of unethical practises such as skin bleaching. STILA is owned by Estée Lauder which at this point does not surprise me which anything they do as Estée Lauder Companies are money hungry soulless robots. BUT THIS! Is not ok. EDIT: Not owner by ELC anymore, now owned by a trust which is even worse...
Artbug (9 days ago)
I'm irritated that it's one model for two different skin tones... I find it unacceptable that they photoshoped the different color shadows in so the swatches are completely fake. My priorities are right: I'm buying shadows, not people. You shouldn't buy ppl either :P
Naomi PR (9 days ago)
LMAOOOO they called the collection "Little White Lies"?!?! Can't I get a *YIKES* 😬😬😬
Naomi PR (9 days ago)
The photoshopped product colors thing is some Ebay scammer shit. Wtfff Stila, you're a high-end makeup company, pay an MUA, photographer, and two models to actually do the damn product shoot, hell. >_> Like, the photoshop doesn't even make the product's iridescence look good, wtf.
steffers841 (9 days ago)
That's some shady business #stila !!!!
Stephanie Nicole (9 days ago)
That is VERY UNACCEPTABLE. I'm throwing away my Stila products. They dont deserve my money.
Keh (9 days ago)
Girl didn't a copy do something similar to this? Like they took a picture of a picture swatch and edited her skin tone i think it was a high end brand or something like that??? This is just lazy and unacceptable.
kelkel (9 days ago)
So many companies do this and have done this for years. BFD. people will find anything to complain and make a big deal about. 🙄
Oonagh72 (9 days ago)
I find it interesting that you assume the model was darkened and not lightened.
Melissa Ray (9 days ago)
Why are you assuming they darkened the light model and not the other way around? Hm
Makeup Junkie (9 days ago)
I love seeing you come on all impromptu with rant fests! Those eyeshadows are too expensive to begin with but now I definitely won’t be buying that. I don’t buy into brands that bank on all consumers being idiots. It wouldn’t only be an extra 15 minutes but even if it was an extra few HOURS it needed to be done.
Kemper James (9 days ago)
Reminds me of when Nikita Dragun did blackface for Jeffree Star’s highlighter campaign. Wonder why they got a free pass on that 🤔🍶
Kellease Taylor (10 days ago)
You’re awesome for this, Leesha.
lolkatiekat (10 days ago)
Tbh, they're still lazy, but i would put out a video or something and link it in this one clarifying that it was a darker skinned model. Still lazy, still trashy, but implying that a company essentially did blackface is huge and not everybody reads comments. I feel like the whole "apologize/clarify in the same way you made the implications" needs to be followed by everybody. If you messed up in a video, make a video clarifying your mistake. Your YouTube audience may not read comments, or go to your Twitter. This goes for every Youtuber too. I see so many f up on YouTube, then apologize on Twitter or something.
kissepurr (10 days ago)
OK. This is coming from a red bone black woman. I am not at all offended. Actually. All they did was show us what it will look like on all skin tones. Who cares if they did it digitally. Please stop being offended for us. I know you have good intentions, but if we ain't mad.....you shouldn't be either. And....you are probably making someone who's not angry....angry over a minor thing. People dying in war....kids hungry....that shit is important...this is nothing.
3StarLogo (10 days ago)
Many brands do this actually
Erika Costello (10 days ago)
Next time you vote by mail, look at the sheet I think that it is yellow? which lists the polling places, country election office and so forth. There should be a I Voted Early in *your county here* sticker on that sheet. I grab mine, every election so that I can do the required pics and posts.
Slash blue (10 days ago)
LOL Little white lies. It doesn't upset me, because it's not the first time that happens and it's not the only company that does it. So, until people call them ALL OUT in reality nothing changes for me P.S. I'm not white.
Stephanie Carter (10 days ago)
Apologies not accepted. "Creative mistakes" should be detected and eliminated during the final approval process.
Jenn Lecher (10 days ago)
Those pictures are the same ones on ALL the Stila cream shadows...not just THIS collection!
Jenn Lecher (10 days ago)
What the HELL is wrong with them??? Stop wasting money on brand trips and spend it on learning about your customers and improving your advertising campaigns!
Lark (10 days ago)
i had a feeling that they used a darker skinned model and lightned her skin tone..which is still wrong but i could tell right way her darker skin wasn't that photoshopped
Edna Beltran (10 days ago)
Omg y’all always find something to complain about 🙄🙄 it’s not that big of a deal!! And how do you know that the model is light skin? Maybe she’s a dark skin model!! Ugh y’all hella annoying!!
Joy Jones (10 days ago)
Thank you for making everyone aware of this injustice. Its crazy! Thumbs up!
lizzzzzzz (10 days ago)
You are A Star !
MercedesMakeup (10 days ago)
When I see this I just think they were trying to save money. It’s a smaller collection so I can see why they want to save money and get the point across. I also agree that if brands weren’t being so elaborate they could have more money for the important things
Emma L (10 days ago)
You pouring wine in the beginning in my permanent mood
Christina Herrbach (10 days ago)
The beginning is a fat mood omfg
Pinklipglossed (10 days ago)
I love Stila and I appreciate that they acknowledged they made a mistake - we can agree in the past few years many companies have defended themselves quite rudely. But I do agree with you. This was done by their Creative team thinking consumers are not informed and will buy anything because "influencers" say so. This was out of sheer laziness and from being too cheap to hire models to pose. I hope they learn from this. Great video Leesha!
gia (10 days ago)
Oh shit we literally have the same hair colour if yours is ombré. But mine is curly. I hope u like yours as much as I like mine bc I'm obsessed with the colour combo. Also, this is so ridiculous. I have never heard anyone say anything like 'oh why do makeup brands have so many shades they should have less' and by definition that means that we all want to see what every single one looks like actually applied on multiple skin tones. You can't effectively photoshop how different colours apply and you shouldn't want to in the first place. It doesn't hurt your business at all to be more inclusive and they know this but wanted to see if they could get away with being sneaky. Bitch no. Hire a black model. Hire an Indian model. Hire an indigenous model. Actually put some effort into showing you care about a massive demographic of non fair skinned people. It will only hurt you if you don't bc there are plenty of brands who actually do care and you'll be buried by them. Not only are they just choosing to not serve a massive group of people with their shitty shade ranges which is a dumb as fuck business decision, but like yourself and me there are a ton of people who don't fuck with brands that clearly have some problem, whatever that may be, with hiring a person of colour. That mindset needs to go and I'm gonna be part of the solution not the problem.
gia (10 days ago)
Interesting how it's actually a dark skin model. Didn't see your whole comment before I posted mine but I did kind of think it looked like the light skin pictures looked a bit faker. It's insane laziness regardless
Kate Nyx (10 days ago)
I just settled out of court with an event company that stole a photo of mine to promote their party and changed my skin in the photo to make me appear POC. It’s insane that we have to tell people this kind of thing is unacceptable!!!!
Kai (10 days ago)
Ironic considering the name of the collection. Gettin realllll tired of companies making "creative mistakes" and not taking the time to actually shoot the real product on real models of all skin tones
CJ Allen (10 days ago)
Going right to the top of my dont buy list
Julz Z. (10 days ago)
Thank you for your honesty. You are my fave!
Donovan Beres (10 days ago)
Just embrace the drama already lol ... 😘
Miss A (10 days ago)
And the problem is they have more than enough money to hire more models so greedy bleh
Storie Smith (10 days ago)
Im more pissed at the fake swatches not them lightening someones skin.... thats false advertisement.
Valerie Lancaster (10 days ago)
I got the ad, I was so excited but now I'm just upset and offended. Thank you for calling out the press release since the average consumer wouldn't have come across it.
Bindi Rock (10 days ago)
You look like someone who stinks
Aya A. (10 days ago)
Assuming it's black face before researching. Whitewash isn't honorable either, but that's not an assumption you even entertained.
Elizabeth Morales (10 days ago)
🙄🙄🙄🙄 really??
beautybysarahc (10 days ago)
Responsible queen
April Cookie (10 days ago)
The beginning of this video is my spirit animal
Jamie Winters (10 days ago)
Oh my goodness!!!!! "Creative mistake"?!?!?! NO!!! That's just shady!

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