business of beauty

Beauty blogging: do we need a palette cleanse?



Kylie Jenner Lip Kits

OK, firstly please excuse the terribly pun-ny title, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But seriously, there’s been a lot of talk about blogging fatigue lately – particularly beauty blogging and I thought it would be interesting to discuss. (more…)



Bobbi Brown’s legacy and skincare heroes



Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint

News broke yesterday that Bobbi Brown is leaving the brand she founded in 1991 by the end of the year. Wait, Whaaaat?!

Bobbi is queen of the natural ‘you but better’ look that we all love – groomed, dewy-skinned, bronze-cheeked, just-glossy-enough caramel-lipped, a look that defined the nineties and early 2000s. (more…)



Future Beauty trend report: Top 5 takeaways



Future beauty trends 3INA beauty concept

It’s ages since I’ve been to one of The Future Laboratory’s trend presentations and its Beauty Futures forum is always jam packed with insights, stats and mini Q&As. I recently attended the briefing for the next big things in beauty and wellness, so read on for my five top takeaways. (more…)



Why is Chanel Le Rouge Collection No.1 a big deal?



Chanel Le Rouge Collection No1 by Lucia Pica

Tomorrow is a big day for Chanel. Not that you’d guess it, but if you’re a beauty follower, you’ll know that Chanel’s new autumn collection ‘Chanel Le Rouge Collection No.1’ drops in store (in the UK). (UPDATE: It’s landed! Buy it here.)

And you might also be aware that it’s the first full collection by Lucia Pica, aka Chanel’s Global Make-up and Colour Designer. Why is this a big deal? I’ll tell you in a minute. (more…)