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 ...
Recently, I wrote a column about how celebrities of all stripes seem to be launching their own beauty brands, whether it’s fragrance, skincare, haircare or makeup. And frustrating though it is, I know it’s not just celebrities who are scrambling for a slice of the considerable beauty ...
The beauty news and highlights, painfully overdue, for the past summer - extra long, extra edited, featuring Naomi Watanabe's latest collab, cybersecurity and beauty culture, perfume stickers and the history of mirrors.
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?