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 ...
A Gaptooth Gucci campaign, Wet n Wild's questionable cruelty free status, Glossier's serum upsizing and more in the May 2019 Highlights.
A story of red lipstick in a concentration camp is circulating yet again, but to make a liberal-feminist point about the holocaust is irresponsible at best.
Who can resist hordes of adoring fans who, if you’re a big enough deal on social media, will shower you with easily-monetized affection. To the fan, the influencer is a thing, and to the influencer, the fans are potential servants.
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.
The trend in typography seems to be 70s-style chunky and groovy, to my great delight. Here are the brands who have caught on, and what their style tells us about contemporary sensibilities.
Cannabinoids are the hottest ticket in beauty and wellness right now, but is there any truth to the claims of CBD as a silver bullet for face and body alike?
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.
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 ...
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 ...