Urban Decay is notorious for tactless product names, and now they and Sephora are under fire for it.

Michaela Coel’s “Chewing Gum” comedy series is my favourite right now – season one is on netflix if you’re inclined to binge!

A look inside Sephoras retail success and brand catalog.

The Maquillage x Sailor Moon base products.

I’m a HUGE fan of Sailor Moon (it was a formative childhood influence to say the least) so seeing the Sailor Moon makeup line expand in 2017 is a thrill – there’s even a collab with Shiseido’s daughter brand Maquillage. Being Japanese, the shade range is however kind of depressing.

Marcia Kilgore claims her company Beauty Pie is liberating women…the concept is nice, but I don’t think makeup is about to liberate anybody, to be honest.

Connie Fisher on makeup is an interesting half-hour investigation about why women wear makeup – as always, take it with a grain of salt. There’s an evolutionary psychologist whose analysis made me want to rip my hair out, but Dr. Yan Wu’s perspective really resonated with me. The full episode can be found on youtube.

image from ili cosmetics

PopSugar proposes green as the statement lip colour of 2017…I hope they’re right!

Several brands vow to expand shade ranges in the coming year.

On a note unrelated to beauty, I started reading Lundy Bancroft’s “Why does he do that? Inside the minds of angry and abusive men” and it’s been a real eye-opener. It’s an invaluable resource for abuse survivors, and available as a free pdf download here.

Inspo: Pink & Red (this is one of my favourite combos – I have a pinterest board for it here)

Dansk magazine spring 2014 editorial
Kenzo ss17
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