Black beauty is black beauty. Regardless of the skin shade. We are celebrating a black albino, who took it upon herself to improve beauty items for people like her. Being legally blind didn’t stop her from achieving her goals. In a world where inclusivity is a must, one legally blind Albino make-up artist made it her responsibility to create 3D mink lashes for those who have albinism.
New Yorker, Jennifer Rhodes, also known as J. Renee on Facebook, has created a beauty line, Ivoree Beauty x J. Renee, exclusive to those who suffer from the rare skin disease. Currently she offers two styles, Blondee 3D Mink Lashes and Icee 3D Mink Lashes.
On Facebook she stated:
“Over the years many of my followers with #Albinism as well as models and actresses with Albinism who have to be on camera have asked me about blonde and white lash extensions. We have such a difficult time finding beauty products that match our natural color.”
She continued, “So I spent a year looking for a way to change that and make it a reality through my new brand @ivoreebeauty (named after my daughter, Amaya Ivoree. I put some work into creating the artwork and packaging that I envisioned. I hope you all will like it!”
Jennifer, who has been a professional makeup artist for ten years deems herself as the first albino beauty influencer. She’s an advocate for Albinism Awareness and Inclusivity, and she is also legally blind, according to her website.
Albinism.org states that, “Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. Albinism occurs in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world. In the U.S., approximately one in 18,000 to 20,000 people has some type of albinism. In other parts of the world, the occurrence can be as high as one in 3,000. Most children with albinism are born to parents whose hair and eye color are typical for their ethnic backgrounds.” Currently there is no cure for this skin disorder.