Zoe Ghertner

On my radar: Fara Homidi Beauty

Fara Homidi Beauty by Zoe Ghertner

Proof that today’s beauty is nothing without branding, this new ‘slow beauty’ make-up launch caught my eye. It’s rare that I’m tempted to buy stuff on Instagram, but this one just hit the spot. Fara Homidi is an NYC make-up artist whose brand Fara Homidi Beauty sits in the Westman Atelier and La Bouche Rouge bracket of ‘clean’ products, superior textures, classic ‘suits-all’ colours and luxe packaging with an anti-hype feel.

There are only a few products (for now) and the photography, casting and beauty styling are superb, if you like that sexy-minimal Self-Service aesthetic. (Clearly, I do.)

Zoe Ghertner for Fara Homidi Beauty

The Essential Lip Compacts* are the hero product (someone called them ‘make-up macarons’), like little palm sized delicacies containing half-balm-half-colour to slip in your pocket or purse. Homidi started her career on the Prescriptives counter and sees products that combine prep with finish in a single ‘system’ as the next evolution of cosmetics. The formulations look and sound beautiful and their Instagram is stunning. Consider me influenced.

Fara Homidi Beauty is currently available directly from farahomidi.com or from Violet Grey* and Dover Street Parfums Market. Plans are afoot to launch in the UK later in the year, so watch this space.

Fara Homidi Beauty Lip compact
Fara Homidi Beauty lip pencils


WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Zoe Ghertner and Hanna Tveite for Fara Homidi Beauty
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Nicole McLaughlin and More or Less magazine

Nicole McLaughlin for More Or Less mag

I just picked up my copy of the much-feted Vogue Italia illustrated issue. The idea is that by having all the fashion editorials illustrated, rather than expensively shot on location, not only would Vogue Italia lighten its carbon footprint, but the money saved would be donated to help restore the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, recently damaged by the floods. While some considered this a cynical greenwashing gesture, I think every little helps. Plus I love fashion illustration (even more so, magazines without pesky coverlines!).

But for a more in-depth fashion magazine that’s spotlighting creative sustainability, look to More or Less magazine. (more…)