Founded by New Yorker Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye, it’s a far cry from the matte full coverage and ‘baked’ concealer aesthetic of recent years and sits somewhere between Glossier’s barely-there look and the gentle 90s glamour of Naomi Campbell (or what TikTok calls ‘UK Black Girl Make-up‘. (more…)
A trend that was already on the up pre-Covid has exploded in the last year or so. Beauty subscription schemes have evolved beyond product edits and sampling boxes (although those are still going great guns – hello Liberty The Beauty Drop*) to genuinely useful services that save time and money. Specifically: skincare subscriptions.
Thanks to an overall trend in which skincare has become part of the self-care canon (one of the premises of my book, Face Values), start-up founders have spotted a market for people who are interested in the benefits of skincare, but overwhelmed by products and advice. (more…)
Following on from my SS22 trends post, this just dropped into my inbox. Sara Lanzi’s SS22 collection includes this striped taffeta drop-waist dress which lends itself very nicely to the trend for hard-meets-soft styling. Add a chunky cardigan, vintage Levi’s jacket and rugged-sole lace-ups* for London-in-spring’s all-weather eventualities. (more…)