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 the right topic for someone who is interested in style and beauty. Speaking of, I’ve kind of taken a break from shopping and it’s actually not as painful as I thought it would be. I feel good about it, but now I’m ready to drop some dough again…!

Estée Lauder is dropping it’s millennial-oriented Estée Edit line – can’t say I’m surprised.

These LED falsies are outrageously cool. Cyborg makeup over unicorn makeup any day!

The Body Shop is finally sold to Natura, a Brazilian company that also owns Aesop

In a move that has disappointed cruelty-free consumers, NARS is launching in China where animal testing is mandatory

Here’s an interview with Dr. Dennis Gross

Shiseido is launching a millennial-oriented skincare line called WASO – it looks kinda interesting, but doesn’t it remind you of Dior HydraLife? The packaging is very similar.

Vestoj’s interview with former Vogue fashion editor Lucinda Chambers has made a big splash to say the least

Illustration: Rebecca Clarke for Racked

In a similar vein to my post about the Cool Girl, here’s a piece on the myth of the French Girl (with beautiful illustrations!)

Sephora’s augmented reality app lets you “try on” products using your phone camera – apps like these are becoming quite common and I think they’re an interesting development. Perhaps all our makeup will be AR one day?

Now CoverGirl is launching a project to end “makeup shaming” – Am I the only person who doesn’t think makeup shaming is an issue to begin with?

The rise, fall, and rise of beauty subscription boxes – as someone who is morbidly fascinated by subscription boxes, this is an interesting read for sure.

Unilever is buying Hourglass Cosmetics in their first makeup brand acquisition

Inspo: Irving Penn