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!
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.)
Are you following aleia on instagram? You should be.
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.
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.
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.
Inspo: Face Wipes