The Beauty Critic

Tag: L’Oreal

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 #9

NARS is launching a beautiful Man Ray-themed holiday collection this year – those eye palettes are so up my alley! I really enjoy the way NARS features photographers in their limited collections. Accompanied by gorgeous photographs, this article on the centuries-old art of perfume distillation ...

Highlights #7

I’m still waiting for the weather to warm up properly, but honestly in spirit I’m feeling very summery. In what may have been a somewhat self-destructive decision, I’ve been taking a full-time uni course that’s been really interesting – Visual and Material Culture. Just ...

Look: Red & Lilac

When you get too anxious to function, the best way to calm down is to distract yourself with a simple task that takes concentration, but not too much, and puts you in contact with your physical self. For me, that’s a beauty routine, like skincare or makeup. I’ve talked about it before ...

Daisy Beauty Expo 2017 – Day 2

[DISCLAIMER: All products in this post were received as press samples.] Day two of Daisy Beauty expo was dedicated to exhibitors and PR representatives from various beauty brands, offering everything from facials and skin analyses to hand massages and manicures. I only had a skin analysis done, ...

Daisy Beauty Expo 2017 – Day 1

This past weekend, I had the privilege to be invited to Daisy Beauty Expo, a major conference arranged by Daisy Beauty Magazine, currently the only domestic publication focused solely on beauty. Now, I’ve been to many conferences but none like this – my experience is with the depressing ...

How Important is Packaging?

Something you hear over and over again in beauty reviews are comments on packaging – it’s often the first thing brought up by a reviewer. A lipstick bullet can be described as heavy, luxurious, or cheap and flimsy. That popular palette may be criticised for being too thick, or the ...