Right after I posted the last issue of highlights, a bunch of interesting articles popped up, as if on command. It took some restraint to wait this long, but here she is – the January Highlights of 2018!

There’s something deeply charming about these photos from a Japanese beauty school for men in the 1960’s.

Jia Tolentino hits the mark as always with this piece on the self-care trend. I feel exposed and also strangely affirmed by her take.

You’ve probably heard by now, but Caroline Hirons dropped the news that Herbivore, Drunk Elephant and Kate Somerville are dropping on UK e-commerce sites this year. I’m THRILLED. (her no-nonsense skincare manifesto is worth your time as well.)

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Amazon is notorious for selling fake, expired or questionably acquired cosmetics. It’s also notorious for its unethical treatment of employees. This is but one of many articles detailing the working conditions at Amazon, and it’s a sobering read.

After a holiday collection that didn’t wow me, Fenty Beauty is impressing with this lipstick collection. I love the colours, it’s a perfect blend of classics and more daring shades.

Arabelle Sicardi’s interview with programmer and writer Ellen Ullman is a fascinating conversation about technology, justice, women and ethics. What a woman!

Lancôme is doing something a little different for spring, a collection with a dessert theme with macarons and pastel colours (and a new logo?). It’s all very cute and I admit that the blushes tempt me, but you know how I feel about the food and beauty stuff.

This Yardley eyeshadow paint mixing set from 1970 is the dream and the goal.

Every time Kimberly Clark uploads a youtube video I do a little happy dance. If it’s an anti-haul, the dance is extra happy.

I definitely don’t need a $38 lip balm, but if I did, I’d get this one.


So…why is Smith & Cult trying to sell nail polish with images that aestheticize violence against women? (page in Swedish, but the images transcend language.)

I miss Meadham Kirchoff. A lot.

Beauty products are often accompanied by a veritable forest of vague, esoteric marketing jargon. But what does it all mean? This piece explains it.

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