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 in Kannauj, India is beautiful and evocative.

Miles away from my own budget, ultra-luxury skincare brand La Mer is shrouded in myth and legend – how much of it is true? And honestly – does it really matter?

The beauty industry co-opting of the self-care trend worries me. While I absolutely believe beauty rituals can be valuable as self-care – I rely on skincare and eyeshadow to get through hard times too – but it’s a different story when capitalist interests are at play. Besides, self-care isn’t always about doing what makes you happy in the short term – sometimes, it’s about making difficult decisions and saying no to yourself. Like eating a proper meal and doing your homework.

Old-school vanity tables are making a comeback in contemporary designs. I’m in love with this super-fancy one with pink jade!

Claudia Schiffer’s collection for Art Deco looks really chic and modern!

Think being a model is all glamour? Listen to these stories. As someone who’s worked with models backstage and on set, I can honestly say I’ve never envied them.

I’m so interested in prosthetics and the idea of the cyborg, so this piece was fascinating. Are tech wearables helping keep their users in touch with their bodies? 

L’Oreal are in big trouble for firing Munroe Bergdorf, their first trans model, for speaking out about racism. So much for “conscious capitalism”!

So, anyway… are we all cyborgs?

This article on the parallels between Goop-endorsed supplements and conspiracy theorist products is both funny and scary.

MAC is dropping a collab with Rossy de Palma. There’s a compact with her NOSE on it. I. LIVE.

Here are the most important beauty trends in China right now

ASOS is now stocking an in-house beauty line. Looks cute!

I actually got out of my chair and yelled “YES!!” when I read this: How wellness became an epidemic. Anyone else feel like this wellness trend is getting kind of… dystopian?

I’m trying to tell myself that this Byredo hand sanitizer is ridiculous and I don’t need it. I don’t!

Confessions of a costume curator tells an enchanting story of clothes and life.

Inspo: I just handed in my paper on food and cosmetics, and shortly after my friend sent me these images. They’re part of a genre of beauty photography that features food, but these images aren’t as cutesy and twee as others of this type. These feel more visceral, and kind of gross. I love it.