Eva Longoria and Lilly Singh Among Women of Color Opening Up About Diversity in Allure's April Cover Story

Spread across the cover of the April issue of Allure are models Dilone, Aamito Lagum, and Imaan Hammam — three of the 41 women of color featured in its cover story about beauty and diversity.

"Our skin is so much more than a reflection in the mirror," Elizabeth Siegel and Lindsy van Gelder wrote, "Our skin is the metaphor that defines how we’re seen — and how we see ourselves."

With this as their mission, Allure sat down to talk to various women of color about their life stories as lived "through their skin — and skin tone."

Among the featured females in the story are MAKERS Eva Longoria and Lilly Singh, who open up about their personal experiences regarding the topic.

For Singh, she was constantly receiving negative comments on her YouTube videos because her neck did not match the color of her face. "Maybe if more foundation matched my skin tone, haters would slow their roll," she told the magazine.

Similarly, Longoria recalled feeling like a "fish out of water" while growing up because she was different from those around her. "I live my life trying to surpass limits given to me by others... I think there's something that happened in which it’s become cool to have darker skin."

Read the other women's accounts on Allure.com.

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