This Photo of a Woman’s Lips Posted by a Cosmetics Company Sparked an All-Out Racial Controversy

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Earlier this week, MAC Cosmetics became the subject of scrutiny after posting an image of an African-American woman’s lips.

The image was simply announcing the debut of their new “Matte Royal” lip color:

Royal romance at @ohnetitelny #AW16. #MACBackstage #NYFW

A photo posted by M∙A∙C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on Feb 17, 2016 at 6:50pm PST

The Instagram post has received over 35,033 comments—over 150...


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