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Why hasn't the make-up section in Debenhams Northampton got a Mac counter? Any woman that really knows her make-up is quite likely to favour Mac above all else. I know I do.
I make no apologies for bringing race into this gripe, but as a woman of African Caribbean parentage I find that Mac make-up provide an array of colours and finishes that suit the tone of my skin and others like me. The Estee lauders, Boots No 7 and Christian Dior cannot match the quality of Mac in my opinion.
Race aside, any woman worth her salt is using Mac, even if it's just a lip gloss. The problem we have in not being able to buy Mac products in Northampton is compounded further in that if I do want to buy Mac, I must travel all the way to Debenhams in Milton Keynes. Northampton has one of the longest establish African Caribbean communities and yet those of us who like our Mac products are not catered for!
Debenhams just dont seem to get the message do they? Black woman spend millions on hair, nail and beauty products every year, yet hair and beauty marketing does not generally reflect black beauty or encourage our obvious spending power. Not all blacks are immigrants that need hand outs from the state. Many of us are aspirational business and professional people. Why then does Debenhams persist in ignoring our needs in Northampton?
My friends and I are considering starting a petition to persuade women (perhaps even some men) black, white or otherwise to help us get Mac make-up to Debenhams in Northampton. Watch this space!