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Celebrity beauty: a money-making mission or philanthropy at its finest?

Celebrities love a side hustle. À la mode this season are beauty ventures, with Selena Gomez being the latest in a lengthening lineage of star-turned-stylist attempting to make it big…

Veganuary make-up and beauty: going vegan need not cost the earth

As 2020 dawns, the world has found itself caught in the midst of an environmental crisis. With climate scientists claiming that we only have 12 years to save the planet,…

Instagram to remove filters that mimic the look of plastic surgery

Last month Instagram announced the ban of the filters mimicking the effects of plastic surgery on a face. So, what is the problem? It’s just filters, right? Seeing stunning images…

The culture of colourism and why it needs to end

The culture of colourism continues to be a largely taboo subject, and we are looking to encourage this conversation. In essence, colourism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with…

Ancient beauty secrets tried and tested

In the contemporary world, we are constantly bombarded with the latest solutions promising us a flawless, fresh and firm face. Why not ditch all the chemicals and get back to…

‘Beauty is only skin deep’: celebrating our skin

Regardless of where you are in the world, advertisers, influencers and brands refuse to show imperfections in skin. Slight ‘imperfections’ such as acne, acne scars and freckles are airbrushed away,…

Personal experience: mental health and mixed race beauty

There is an unbearable whiteness of beauty. That is, what and who may be considered beautiful is Eurocentrically defined. Beauty standards have long stood as a rejection of non-white bodies,…

Celebrating Diversity: An evening with Fenty Beauty

On Thursday 25 October, students gathered around the Fenty Beauty counter in Harvey Nichols to participate in a make-up workshop with a twist. It was aimed exclusively at People of…