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Nubian Skin Fills Nude Lingerie Gap for Women of Colour

Nubian Skin Lingerie for Women of Colour

Nubian Skin Lingerie for Women of Colour

Nude underwear is an essential for any woman’s wardrobe, but women of colour have found our skin-tones left out of the available options… Until now with London-based lingerie boutique Nubian Skin, which began making headlines last month.

Founded by Ade Hassan, Nubian Skin offers four shades of bras, panties and hosiery: the lightest, Café au Lait; medium-lightest, Caramel; medium-darkest, Cinnamon; and darkest, Berry.

“I came up with the concept about four years ago,” Ade said during the Nubian Skin photo shoot with Julia Underwood. “Mainly it was born out of frustration for me. I love fashion and lingerie is sort of the foundation of an amazing outfit. It can change your silhouette… If I wanted to wear something sheer or in light colour, it was very hard to find something that blended seamlessly.”

Brand spokesmodels Victoria Lamm and Mikayla Jones said that before Nubian Skin they had resorted to staining lingerie with tea or makeup.

As business grows Ade has plans to expand the sizes, which currently range from 30B to 36DD/E. If your size is not yet available, you are encouraged to head over to moresizes.nubianskin.com and fill out a survey.

See the color selection and shop below.

Color Selection

Café au Lait

Nubian Skin "Café au Lait" Bra and Panty Set

Nubian Skin “Café au Lait” Bra and Panty Set

Similar foundation shades:

  • Bobbi Brown – Warm Honey
  • Lancome – 06 Beige Cannelle
  • Estée Lauder – Rich Caramel 5W2
  • Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow – Amber
  • Chanel Perfection Luminar – 50

Caramel

Nubian Skin "Caramel" Bra and Panty Set

Nubian Skin “Caramel” Bra and Panty Set

Similar foundation shades:

  • Bobbi Brown skin foundation – Golden
  • YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation- Beige 70
  • Estée Lauder Double Wear – Toasted toffee
  • MAC Matchmaster – 7
  • Smash Box Studio Skin – 4.1
  • Bare Minerals – Warm Tan / Golden Tan
  • Revlon Photoready – 010 Caramel

Cinnamon

Nubian Skin "Cinnamon Bra and Panty Set

Nubian Skin “Cinnamon Bra and Panty Set

Similar foundation shades:

  • Mac N8/N9/NW45/NW47
  • Iman Earth 3-4
  • Bobbi Brown Warm Walnut
  • Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint in Beige 80
  • Nars Macao

Berry

Nubian Skin "Berry" Bra and Panty Set

Nubian Skin “Berry” Bra and Panty Set

Similar foundation shades:

  • Mac NW50
  • Iman Earth 6
  • Blackup HC 14
  • Laura Mercier Espresso
  • Bobbi Brown Espresso 10
  • Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint in Beige 90

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