"We need more makeup artists and hair who are competent with all races backstage at shows," she wrote, before detailing how the beauty team was unequipped to deal with her hair type and skin tone.
Read a few of her tweets below:
Why is it that the black makeup artists are busy with blonde white girls and slaying their makeup and I have to supply my own foundation 😒— Leomie Anderson (@LeLeValentine) February 17, 2016
Why is there more white makeup artists backstage than black when when black ones can do ALL races makeup?— Leomie Anderson (@LeLeValentine) February 17, 2016
Why is there only ever one black hairdresser backstage yet they need four hairdressers to inspect my weave?— Leomie Anderson (@LeLeValentine) February 17, 2016
Why can a white model confidentially sit in anyone's chair and feel confident they'll look okay but black models have to worry?— Leomie Anderson (@LeLeValentine) February 17, 2016
Anderson then went on to explain how her assigned makeup artist at the show refused to admit she didn't have the correct foundation, writing: "She would rather me look shit that admit that 'oh I don't have makeup for dark skin' aka you have an incomplete kit for your job."
And she's not alone. In July, Sudanese model Nykhor Paul took to her Instagram page to share a powerful open letter voicing similar frustrations.
"Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don't have to do anything but show up?" she wrote.
"Why can't we be part of fashion fully and equally?"