The Beauty Critic

Category: beauty

Tendency ; Hybridization

When Glossier launched their Futuredew oil-serum hybrid, I was skeptical, though I accepted their offer of sending a press sample for me to try. It felt somewhat new, yes – a skincare product that behaves like makeup that looks like skincare. However, Glossier is far from the only brand to ...

A few thoughts on Pride & Beauty

With Pride season upon us, I feel the need to lift my favourite issue – LGBT rights in relation to capitalism and beauty culture. You’d think I’d exhausted my ability to cover this topic, but I suspect that will never be the case as more and more insidious expressions of homo- and ...

HIGHLIGHTS #26

China moves toward ending mandatory animal testing, an interview with the enigmatic Serge Lutens, Mi-Anne Chan goes beauty dumpster diving, and why the Yeehaw Agenda will make you crave cowhide.

Highlights #25

In the March 2019 issue of Highlights, I sifted through the internet's best beauty coverage to share Dover Street Market's new beauty venture, a sunscreen reapplication tip, Edwardian-era updos and Cult Beauty's controversial intimate care product category - among other things.

On Loving Beauty, Warts and All

For a long time, I’ve anxiously denied that what I feel for beauty is love. I’ve been calling it an obsession or a passionate interest. A fascination. How clinical it sounds written black on white! Of course, what I’ve truly felt is ambiguous, because there’s really no way ...

Tendency ; Apothecary

When I started these Tendency posts, I used the dreaded affiliate links to illustrate my point: Look! The thing I’m talking about is for sale!! But since affiliate links give me anxiety and I’d like to keep this blog as ad-free as possible, no more. I’m gonna be talking about ...