The call for more diversity in the beauty industry is louder than it has ever been. And rightfully so! Yet influential stylists, makeup artists and consumers alike would say: this is only a start. This past month, as Teen Vogue reported, beauty influencer, Jackie Aina, called out the beauty industry for its "lack of nude makeup for dark-skinned women." 

With inclusive beauty brands, such as Fenty Beauty and Pat McGrath Labs, leading the vanguard of diversifying makeup options for women of color, more big name brands are finally beginning to follow suit. M.A.C. Cosmetics took to Instagram to announce the arrival of 24 new lip shades, stating, "Nude lip shades for All Ages, All Races, All Genders. We’ve made it our mission to create a diverse, inclusive collection of neutrals for each and every skin tone." 

M.A.C.'s Strip Down Collection, Teen Vogue reports, offers "17 lipstick shades and 7 Lipglass shades." With the "largest-ever range of neutral" makeup, M.A.C. Cosmetics wants us all to embrace our shades and discover the nude that fits our skin tones. 

So explore your nudes, sis! And check out some of our favorite products from the Strip Down Collection below. 

1. Oyster Girl Lipglass – $17.50

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2. Good Form Lipstick – $18.50

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3. Paramount Lipstick – $18.50

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4. Consensual Lipstick – $18.50

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5. Candy Box Lipglass – $17.50

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6. Pink Powder Lipstick – $18.50

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7. Bad 'N' Bare Lipstick – $18.50

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8. Beaux Lipglass – $17.50

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