Brown makeup has a reputation for being safe, boring, and comfortable - but in times of strife, a little comfort is a good thing.
Food and Beauty often overlap in contemporary marketing, and in light of contemporary diet culture and enforced femininity, this bears examining - so I wrote my thesis about it.
Mini beauty products are the perfect response to a world in which homes and incomes are shrinking, even as the thirst for new beauty grows.
As Prada pens a licensing deal with beauty biz giant L'Oréal, I wonder if a revival of Prada Skincare is on the horizon.
Beauty has long been marketed as indulgent, sumptuous and sensual - but with contemporary self care culture, this tendency has reached new heights.
When Glossier launched their Futuredew oil-serum hybrid, I was skeptical, though I accepted their offer of sending a press sample for me to try. It felt somewhat new, yes – a skincare product that behaves like makeup that looks like skincare. However, Glossier is far from the only brand to ...
Recently, I wrote a column about how celebrities of all stripes seem to be launching their own beauty brands, whether it’s fragrance, skincare, haircare or makeup. And frustrating though it is, I know it’s not just celebrities who are scrambling for a slice of the considerable beauty ...
With Pride season upon us, I feel the need to lift my favourite issue – LGBT rights in relation to capitalism and beauty culture. You’d think I’d exhausted my ability to cover this topic, but I suspect that will never be the case as more and more insidious expressions of homo- and ...
China moves toward ending mandatory animal testing, an interview with the enigmatic Serge Lutens, Mi-Anne Chan goes beauty dumpster diving, and why the Yeehaw Agenda will make you crave cowhide.
The trend in typography seems to be 70s-style chunky and groovy, to my great delight. Here are the brands who have caught on, and what their style tells us about contemporary sensibilities.