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Your guide to Euphoria makeup

After eons of waiting, Euphoria season two has finally arrived, along with the familiar trends of crazy outfits and ridiculous eyeshadow. While the rest of you have spent the past two years wearing “normal” and “school appropriate” makeup, the glitter tears simply never stopped for me. Here are my top tips for a bold eye […]

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Racial bias in retail

There has long been a racial bias in retail, from racially profiling customers in corner shops, to a lack of diversity amongst make up products. The majority of people do not understand what a privilege it is to enter a shop and not have to worry about how you will be perceived by either the […]

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The Ordinary: luxury skincare with an extraordinary price point

Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes your skincare product so pricey? What each chemical ingredient actually does for your skin? If the word ‘cleanser’ really tells you anything? These were the questions asked, and answered, by The Ordinary – the star skincare and beauty brand of label Deciem. Founded by ex-computer programmer Brandon […]

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Transitional Fashion: for whatever the weather

Spring blossom, airy skirts, bright trenches and leaving the house without 17 layers on, seem but a dream in these dreary stormy days. But there have been glimpses of lighter evenings and sunny spells to remind us that Spring will eventually come. So how can we be ready and look forward to our Spring wardrobe […]

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National No Makeup Day: revolutionary or problematic?

National No Makeup day is approaching on the 26 April. This day encourages those who wear makeup to brave going bare-faced for 24 hours to liberate and express their natural beauty. Makeup means different things for different people. For some it allows them to conceal insecurities, express their personalities, or simply feel more put-together and […]

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The launch of Fenty Beauty is a well-needed breakthrough

As you may already know, it’s been over a week since Rihanna launched her own make up brand ‘Fenty Beauty’, in more than 15 countries. Since then, world of beauty hasn’t stopped talking about the artist’s new products. The beauty industry’s infamous failure to recognise a wide range of skin tones had left a gap […]