Beauty Bytes: Anne-Marie On Weird Sandwiches, Her Love For Moisturiser And Sharing The Stage With Ed Sheeran

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In this edition of Beauty Bytes, I sat down with chart topper Anne-Marie. She’s the platinum blonde songstress who has some of the catchiest pop tunes I’ve heard in a really long time. She’s partnered up with Vo5 to launch a range of hair styling products just in time for the festival season. We chatted about fame, karate and Philadelphia.

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE EVER TRIED?

AM: I reckon it’s the eyebrows. There was a point when eyebrows were considered cool if they were really thin. I did that and looking back now, it didn’t look so good!

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

AM: I think mine is probably to take my make-up off every night before going to sleep, because I feel like that’s really helped my skin. Also I just take it off with a warm flannel and water instead of like soap or products.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER HAD?

AM: I have a moisturising cream called Weleda Skin Food and it’s just the best moisturiser I’ve ever had in my life.

KT: THAT’S REALLY THICK!

AM: It’s really thick and I use it over my body. I think it was my make-up artist; she had it there while she was doing my make-up once and I was like, “what is this?I started using it and have been telling everyone about it ever since.

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KT: THE HOUSE IS BURNING AND YOU HAVE TO GRAB THE MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT YOU HAVE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

AM: Either my Weleda or lip balm, because my lips get so dry!

KT: YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE HAIRSTYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?

AM: Hairstyle would probably be braids, like French plaits down the side of my head, because they’re really easy and look really pretty. Make-up would probably be the ‘natural look’ where it doesn’t look like you’ve got make-up on but you have. And nail colour probably like a nude colour, like a beige because it goes with everything. I used to love black nail varnish, because I thought that went with everything, but then it just got a bit much so I’ve learnt not to do that so much anymore.

 

KT: RIGHT, IT’S THE FESTIVAL SEASON: YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER PERSON THERE, SO WHAT BEAUTY LOOK WOULD YOU GO FOR?

AM: This is so hard because I love glitter so much! I actually think I’d probably do sleek hair with like waves at the bottom. I’ve had it before and I feel like you could make it festival-y if you added some of the Vo5 shimmers to the roots.

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KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 BEST BEAUTY BRANDS AND WHY?

AM: I’d say Weleda for the Skin Food, Vo5 for their Tame & Shine spray, it’s the best shine hairspray. There are lots of similar ones that I’ve used for TV, but this one actually holds. And my final one would be Starskin, because I’ve recently discovered their face masks. I use them every day as I’m so tired and I need to look good. I use all of them, but the diamond one is my favourite.

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KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINE?

AM: What I do is try not to wear makeup for as long as possible. I wake up, put some moisturising cream on and try to keep it like that all day until I have to put makeup on. As soon as I’m done with what I’m doing in the day, I take my makeup off straight away. I try to keep my skin breathing as much as possible. That’s a big thing, as I never used to leave the house without makeup on, so this is a big thing for me!

KT: AND HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR MAKEUP OFF? YOU SAID THAT YOU USE WARM WATER AND A FLANNEL?

AM: Yep, I just take my makeup off with a wet flannel and just water. I’ve done it my whole life, from a young kid. I do use face wipes sometimes. Everything I use is for sensitive skin.

KT: HOW ABOUT EXERCISE? HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT AND WHAT DO YOU DO?

AM: I try and work out as much as possible. On tour it’s hard to find the time. When I’m at hotels I just try and use the hotel gym. being on stage is a workout in itself, especially the stages that Ed Sheeran is performing on. (Anne-Marie is currently supporting Ed Sheeran on his world tour.) I’m just running around, keeping everyone entertained. I honestly get tired just being on stage, so it is a workout for me!

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KT: IF YOU WEREN’T ON TOUR AND IF YOU HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, ARE THERE ANY CLASSES YOU WOULD PARTICULARLY WANT TO DO OR WOULD YOU JUST HEAD TO THE GYM?

AM: I would go to karate as that is a whole body workout. (Anne-Marie is a triple world karate champion.) Other than that though, I do love going to lessons because I do tend to push myself harder when someone is watching, when I’m on my own I’m just like meh. Anything that involves music, doing it to a beat, that’s best for me.

KT: IF YOU’RE SHORT ON TIME, WHAT ARE THREE BEAUTY THINGS YOU’LL DO BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE?

AM: Definitely moisturise my face. I just love moisturising cream! I’ll probably get lip balm on, as my lips just get so dry – I’m not sure why, I probably need to drink more water. And then finally brush my hair. When I sleep, I move around a lot as I wake up and my hair is crazy.

KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?

AM: I think I would have to say having confidence. Confidence is beautiful and you can feel it and see it. You don’t have to be wearing particular clothes to look good, you can just see it. It’s a natural thing, it comes from within. Maybe some people see beautiful as an outside thing, but for me beauty is someone being kind and generous. It’s definitely something you can feel.

KT: WHAT IS A BEAUTY SECRET THAT YOU CAN REVEAL TO OUR READERS?

AM: Take your makeup off everyday before you sleep. So many people don’t do it! I used to sleep in makeup as a teenager, but I see it like this: when you’re wearing make-up, your skin has essentially got a coat on. You wouldn’t sleep in a coat would you?

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?

AM: I love La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. That’s what I buy all the time. I also really love boys’ smells and men’s fragrances.

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KT: WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY, DOES YOUR BEAUTY REGIME CHANGE?

AM: Yeah. I feel better with a tan. I try not to wear any make-up, but always an SPF to keep my skin healthy. I whack that on. In the evening, I’ll put a little bit of mascara, bit of a brow, and a little bit of a lip. Nothing on my skin though, I’ll try and keep that clear.

KT: THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

AM: Most recent is the love heart. The next is the face with the heart eyes and the tooth bearing face. It’s weird, because I use that when I’m really excited or happy about something!

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KT: I USE THAT EMOJI WHEN I’M WORRIED ABOUT SOMETHING!

AM: I use that emoji to my manager. She used to think I was worried when I used that! Everything I’ve been excited about, she thinks I’m worried.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

AM: I love a book called Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow. I love reading about the brain; why we do things and why we think the way we think.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

AM: Probably chocolate. I could eat it for three meals.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHOCOLATE BAR?

AM: A classic bar of Diary Milk. Can’t go wrong with that! Used to be a Double Decker, but it got a bit much. I also love bread! I eat so much bread. I’m trying not to eat so much of it. But if it’s a really good loaf, then I’ll eat it. A sandwich is probably my cheat meal!

KT: WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE AS THE FILLING?

AM: Philadelphia. With crisps. Any crisps.

KT: FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

AM: Say Yes to The Dress. I watch it back-to-back for hours on end. When I get home, instead of sleeping I’ll watch Say Yes to The Dress.

KT: THE UK OR AMERICAN VERSION?

AM: Whichever one is on! I’m not fussy.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK?

AM: I’ve been going on to look at Balenciaga quite a lot, I’ve been looking at their pictures online. There is also an account called London Grills and she does gold teeth for people, I’ve been looking at that quite a lot!

KT: WHEN DID YOU REALISE YOU WERE A CELEBRITY?

AM: That’s hard. I try not to see myself like that!

KT: OK, HOW ABOUT WHEN YOU REALISED YOU WERE IN THE PUBLIC EYE?

AM: I guess probably after my single Rockabye. That’s when people started to recognise me. You start to gain fans after that and then more people start to follow you. I think it’s through social media. When you put shows on, and people come to see them, it’s a moment when you realise that these people are coming to see you and want to spend an evening with you, that’s a pretty big deal.

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Robin Derrick Departs Spring Studios to Pursue Beauty Project

BEAUTY CALLING: The London-based creative Robin Derrick is departing Spring Studios as global executive director to move onto a new, unnamed project in the beauty arena.
Derrick worked at Spring in his global role for seven years, having joined in 2011 from Condé Nast where he’d spent 20 years as creative director of British Vogue.
During his tenure at Spring, Derrick was the creative lead of the company during a growth period. Spring opened in New York in 2013 and Milan in 2016.
While at Spring, Derrick had been developing his own brand and business projects. “Robin is now leaving to devote his time to those projects. We take this opportunity to wish him well for the future and thank him for his years of service to Spring,” the company said Wednesday.
Derrick said he learned “invaluable lessons from both the incredible staff and inspirational clients. I am grateful for an extraordinary opportunity to help build a next-generation communication company and I look forward to watching Spring grow in the future.”
It is understood that Derrick’s next project will be in beauty, although a spokesperson for Spring said it was still confidential and declined to give any details.
Derrick is married to Lisa Eldridge, the celebrity makeup artist and author who also has a successful

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From tranquility in the Lake District and Brecon Beacons to lovely lochs in the Cairngorms, six enthusiasts reveal their top spots for a wild swim

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When I first moved to the Lake District I was a big walker but then I started swimming and realised all those feelings you get from climbing a mountain – the sense of peace, the satisfaction – you can get from swimming for five minutes in a lake. Swimming is a different way to appreciate the beauty of the area; it’s a view that you’re not sharing with anyone else because you’re on your own out there.

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Beauty Fix: Kim Kardashian Is Obsessed With This $6 Beauty Find

Kim Kardashian West knows beauty, so when she shares some of her know-how, we make sure to take notes. The beauty icon has been using her app to give us an inside look on the products she uses to achieve her glowing skin and covetable makeup looks and one of her latest picks didn’t disappoint. The mogul opened up about the one product she uses to remove all traces of makeup before bed and the best part is that it’s available at your local drugstore. Better yet? It’s only $ 6.

To remove her makeup, Kim uses Makeup Remover Night Calming Cleansing Wipes.

“One of my secrets to getting it all off is to use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Night Calming Cleansing Wipes,” she wrote on her app. “You can get them at any drugstore and they’re only $ 6! I love how soothing they are—plus, they wipe every last bit of your makeup off, so your skin feels SO clean.”

There are plenty of makeup wipes on the market, but this towelette tips the scale. Formulated to be gentle and calming, these wipes work to cleanse your skin gently while dissolving all traces of dirt, oil and waterproof mascara with ease. Featuring a unique calming scent, taking off your makeup with these wipes prepare you for a good night’s sleep and ensures your skin is glowing when you wake up. It even removes waterproof mascara!

The best part? These wipes are free of parabens, fluoride, dye, ethyl alcohol, aluminum and sulfates. They’re also allergy-tested.

Ready to look forward to removing your makeup? Grab your own Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. Thanks for the heads up Kim!

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If we’re not obsessing over unicorns, mermaids and the latest prismatic highlighter, we’re going gaga for the newest astrology-themed beauty launch. It seems that a few wise people at beauty brands looked to the stars and saw the trend because there have been a number of zodiac makeup, body and nail products that have dropped in recent months.

The latest astrology-inspired beauty products make it easy to match your beauty haul with your zodiac sign. So you don’t have to guess about whether a yellow eyeshadow appeals to the optimistic Aries or if the latest eyeshadow palette is a good option for an indecisive Gemini.

Our prediction for your future? Beautiful skin and good vibes with one of these zodiac-aligned beauty products.

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Beauty Bytes: Poppy Delevingne on McDreamy’s death, Red Roses and burgers

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Welcome to Beauty Bytes – a new column where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty – like their favourite products and their biggest beauty disasters. And also what their most used emojis are. You know, all the important and essentials things that we need to know about.

We begin our journey with the beautiful Poppy Delevingne – the model and actress who, as the inaugural Jo Malone London Girl, has launched her second collaboration with the brand. We spoke to about spitting glitter, how to look after hair that’s been bleached for years and our mutual obsession with Grey’s Anatomy.

 

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE ATTEMPTED?

PD: Glitter on the lips. I spent the entire time spitting glitter and getting it stuck in my teeth. Not for me.

KT: IT LOOKS GOOD IN PICTURES, BUT THAT’S IT.

PD: It looked so good on other people, but it wasn’t for me I’m too much of a chatterbox so it ended up everywhere.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

PD: Less is more.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

PD: My lovely make-artist, Kate Synnot, told me about this new brand called Carasoin. I don’t know how you say it, but it’s all natural ingredients and when it hits your skin it turns into an oil. I love it for when I’m travelling and before bedtime. It’s super nourishing.

KT: I’VE NEVER HEARD OF IT… WHAT IS YOUR ‘THE HOUSE IS BURNING – GRAB THE MOST IMPORTANT THING’ BEAUTY PRODUCT?

PD: It has to be Red Roses by Jo Malone London. I have been wearing it since I was 18 and it would be like losing my right hand.

KT: IF YOU HAD TO HAVE ONE HAIR STYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD THEY ALL BE?

PD: Hairstyle would have to be bedhead. Makeup look would be bold lip and less of an eye.

KT: LIKE TODAY’S LOOK.

 

PD: Exactly like today’s look. A nudey eye and bright lip. And the nail polish would have to be Essie’s Wicked.

KT: WHAT COLOUR IS THAT?

PD: Like a rouge noir, super dark red.

KT: TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS?

PD: Jo Malone London.

KT: OBVIOUSLY.

PD: And I would probably say Bobbi Brown for make-up and Sisley for skincare. I loooove Sisley.

KT: WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG RIGHT NOW? SO IF YOU’RE NOT WORKING, YOU’LL DO YOUR OWN FACE WITH…

I use a lot of Charlotte Tilbury at the moment. I love her Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I’ve got Stila’s most exciting product in the world. Have you tried that glitter stuff?

KT: THE GLITTER EYESHADOWS?! THEY ARE AMAZING.

Yes – the Magnificent Metal Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows. They’re like liquid glitter. They dry really quickly and the glitter is so sparkly, but no glitter falls onto your face, because it’s all liquid. They’re life changing and Lancome Hypnose Mascara – it’s always been my favourite.

KT: HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH YOUR MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINES?

Yes, I used to be so lazy with my skin and then I went through a really bad patch of having bad skin, so now I’m really good at taking care of it. In the morning, when I wake up, I use a brand that you’ve probably never heard of, called MBR, which stands for Medical Beauty Research. I use their Enzyme Cleansing Boosting powder which you add water to. I used this when my skin was bad and it cleared it up, so now I use it all the time – I can’t be without it. I discovered it in Germany. So I wash my face with that, then I love Skinceuticals serums – CE Ferulic and Hydrating B5. Then I’ll use a Sisley eye cream and their Floral Spray Mist. I also use Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluruonic Ampoules and her Glow Drops. Then in the evening I like my Chanel make-up remover and a light layer of Carasoin before bed.

KT: BEST MAKE-UP TIP A PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?

When I was a teenager and actually well into my twenties, I used to wear a black eyeliner, black mascara and pink blusher (as I thought that was what you should do), but then Charlotte Tilbury did my makeup on my wedding day and taught me to actually look at my colouring and find shades that really suit me. So for example, a bronze eyeshadow will bring out my navy blue eyes. Knowing your skin colour properly, so that you don’t end up with bright white concealer on under your eyes. So now I use more brown tones on my eyes – so bronze eye shadow and a brown mascara.

KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT? FAVOURITE WAY TO EXERCISE?

PD: It totally depends on whether I’m working much at that point. If I’m not working at the time, I like to be lazy. Basically as horizontal as I can possibly be, so something like Pilates. Which means I can sleep if I want to. But when I’m in LA and working, the sun is normally out so I’m a bit more energized and I love doing Body by Simone or SoulCycle. I like getting really sweaty, being yelled out and coming out looking like a tomato.

KT: OH MY GOD THAT IS LITERALLY MY HELL.

PD: Yeah, but this is in LA and they really get into it. The instructor will yell ‘Who do you hate the most? Do this for them,’ and it’s like oh my god really? Can’t we just get on with it? I like a real mix.

KT: BEST FOR YOUR BODY TO HAVE A MIX APPARENTLY.

PD: Really? Well, there we go then.

KT: IF YOU’RE STRAPPED FOR TIME – WHAT ARE THE THREE BEAUTY RELATED THINGS YOU DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE?

PD: Fragrance is absolutely vital. Leaving the house without fragrance is like leaving the house without your phone.

KT: I COMPLETELY AGREE. MY FRAGRANCES ARE ALL LINED UP BY MY FRONT DOOR, SO IT’S THE LAST THING YOU DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE.

PD: Yes exactly. When you wear a fragrance you love, you feel like you can take on the world. Then I’d do a facial mist – I love MV Organic Skincare Ros Hydrating Mist. Then Paw Paw on the lips, cheekbones and on the eyelid for a dewy look.

KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR HAIR?

PD: When I was bleached blonde, I was really lucky time-wise to start working with Wella’s line System Professional and I honestly wouldn’t have been able to have long, bleached blonde hair for three years if it wasn’t for that brand. Most people only last a couple of months. But it’s brilliant and I’ve been using it to this day. I love all of their products and they keep developing new products for coloured and dry hair. They have this new product called Energy in a Bottle and it’s like a dry shampoo, but more of a conditioner. It’s an actual miracle in a bottle. I can’t go anywhere without it.

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KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?

PD: I don’t want to sound like cheese on toast, but beauty really is about the person and not what anyone looks like. It’s all about the soul.

KT: WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY SECRET?

PD: I used to have a big beauty secret that I always used to get in trouble for saying.

KT: WHAT IS IT?

PD: No I’m not saying that now. I’m going to give you another one. Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream on your eyelashes over night. Then when you apply your mascara in the morning, you get that 60s batty lash effect – all spread out and spidery.

KT: I LOVE THAT.

PD: It’s great right. My grandmother taught me that, she’s 82 and still does it to this day. She actually used to put it all over her face. But I won’t do that, because that would cause me to break out.

KT: MY BOYFRIEND’S SISTER USES IT AS HAND CREAM.

PD: What?! But it’s so thick and so intense.

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TOS?

PD: Well yes, Red Roses is my signature, but because I’ve worn it since I was 18 I have moments when I want to break away for a bit and luckily I get to work with Jo Malone London. My two new favourites are Jasmine Sambac & Marigold

KT: I’M WEARING IT RIGHT NOW.

PD: No! How good is it?!

KT: SO GOOD, I GET COMPLIMENTS ALL THE TIME

PD: Yes, when I wear it people go crazy and tell me that I should wear it all the time. And then Vintage Gardenia, which is only available in their Regent’s Street store as it’s in their archive collection. It’s heaven.

KT: MY FAVOURITE, WHICH WAS DISCONTINUED, BUT MIGHT BE IN THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION IS VANILLA & ANISE.

PD: I hate it when they discontinue things.

*Shouts at the PR* Don’t you ever discontinue Red Roses or there will be uproar.

PD: Are you going to wear it on your wedding day?

KT: I THINK SO. I’VE KEPT A BOTTLE SAFE, THAT I NEVER USE.

PD: So clever. I love that you love the Jasmine one too.

KT: WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY, DOES YOUR BEAUTY REGIME CHANGE? WHAT ARE YOU FAVOURITE TRAVEL ESSENTIALS?

PD: I feel like on holiday, I’m all about the no-make-up make-up. Just a little bit of concealer, here and there. Also my great friend Jess Hart has just launched her own brand called Luma Beauty, which are basically great sunshine products. So lots of highlighters, light pearly eye shadow and products that are just really good for the sun. And then nothing beats a little bit of salt water in your hair and freckles on show. Just natural beauty. I love Heliocare SPF50 with a little bit of tint in it. I won’t burn, but I’ll get lots of freckles.

KT: I GET FRECKLES ALL OVER MY NOSE AND SHOULDERS.

PD: Me too. Oh and I also love Charlotte Tilbury’s Bar of Gold. I think they only bring it out at Christmas, which is annoying as it’s literally my favourite summer thing, but I’ll keep it throughout the year as it’s such a good summer product. I’ll put hints of that on my collarbones and my shoulders.

KT: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

PD: The mushroom.

KT: WHAT?! THE MUSHROOM?

PD: The hand face and the poo.

KT: FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

PD: Very Dirty Martini, as much olive brine as possible.

KT: UGH I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU DRINK THOSE. YOU CAN’T DRINK MANY THOUGH…

PD: No, you can only have one, otherwise you’d be crossed-eyed. Do know you what? I’ve heard that Chiltern Firehouse has started doing one with a lump of blue cheese in it.

KT: UGH. THAT’S SO GROSS.

PD: I think it sounds amazing. Everyone else wants to vomit. I haven’t tried it yet, but let me tell you next time I’m there I’ll be having it. Actually we’re around the corner from there now. Maybe I’ll go after this.

KT: OH MY ADDISON LEE DRIVER IS CALLING ME. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

PD: Ever?

KT: YES EVER.

PD: Can I have two?

KT: GO ON THEN.

PD: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, who also wrote The Kite Runner. A Thousand Splendid Suns is even better – it makes your heart burst. And Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann – I’ve read it like five time. Oh, and Little Women by Louise May Alcott. So can I have three?

KT: FINE. YOU CAN HAVE THREE. WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

In-N-Out Burger. I was in LA last week and I had two in two days. I’m meant to only have one cheat day a week, as I’m meant to be gluten-free, but I ended up doing two in a row. I couldn’t not drive past it on the way to the airport, and not stop and get the cheesy fries and pickles.

KT: I’VE NEVER HAD ONE, BUT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THEM.

PD: They’re the best.

KT: FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

PD: Last year I started watching Grey’s Anatomy from start to finish. I wish I was a cardiothoracic surgeon. I wish I could start my life over.

KT: I’M DOING THAT RIGHT NOW!

PD: Oh my god where are you at? What series are you?

KT: SEASON NINE, WHEN BAILEY INFECTS THOSE PATIENTS BECAUSE OF THE FAULTY GLOVES.

PD: Oh you are so far back! So McDreamy is dead right?

KT: NO.

PD: *Stands up quickly* Oh my god!!!! I’ve just ruined it for you?!?! OH MY GOD!!

KT: No, don’t worry I know he dies.

PD: How do you know?!

KT: BECAUSE IT’S AN OLD SERIES AND WAS EVERYWHERE IN THE PRESS.

PD: Oh my god, thank god you knew that. I almost ruined your life. Like actually ruined your life.

KT: I HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET THOUGH.

PD: Oh my god, you have so much to go. How bad was it with Izzy and the heart patient?!

KT: NO, I DON’T FIND THAT THE SADDEST MOMENT. THE SADDEST MOMENT IS WHEN GEORGE DIES.

PD: I’m doing a new TV show with George and I almost had a heart attack, because I turned up for the read through and there was George O’Malley and then I went up to him and was like ‘Hi George O’Malley.’ and he was like ‘No, my name is TR Knight.’ and I couldn’t speak. But I made it my mission to be his bosom buddy.

KT: AND?!

PD: Now I love him. I actually watched the last episode of the most recent season last night – the season 14 finale. My husband worked out that last year if you added up all the hours, I spent three whole weeks watching Grey’s Anatomy solidly.

KT: THAT’S BEEN ME THIS WEEKEND. I WATCHED FOUR EPISODES BACK TO BACK LAST NIGHT.

PD: You get to the point watching when you actually believe you’re a doctor, I swear to god because you know all of the lingo. I could definitely save your life. I could seriously cut into you and save your life.

KT: YEAH, LIKE I NOW THAT IF YOU WANT TO BE SEEN BY A DOCTOR QUICKLY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT YOU HAVE CHEST PAIN.

PD: What are we doing?! You and I should be doctors. Like literally leave right now, go back to university and become doctors. I’m just thinking of McSteamy now.

KT: OH WHEN HE DIES!

PD: Oh in the plane crash with the sister!

KT: YES. FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK? COULD BE SOMEONE SEXY, A FASHION BRAND…

PD: Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio, because I love the environment?! Ha. I’m very disappointed that he doesn’t do any selfies.

KT: WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU BOUGHT WITH YOU FIRST BIG PAY CHEQUE?

PD: A Chanel handbag.

KT: LOVE IT.

PD: It’s all I ever wanted.

KT: QUILTED?

PD: Quilted. With a gold chain and navy blue.

KT: NOT BLACK?

PD: No navy – old school. I still cherish it to this day.

KT: OK WE’RE DONE.

PD: Thank you so much. I cannot wait to read your whole paragraph on Grey’s Anatomy.

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The Best Cruelty-Free Beauty Products (Reader Favorites!)

the best cruelty-free makeupAfter putting together our Slow Fashion Shopping Guide and sharing more recent posts on brands offering stylish vegan shoes for the office and clothing and accessory brands for the stylish vegan professional, we thought it was time to take a look at cruelty-free makeup — so today we’re featuring the best cruelty-free beauty products, as well as a list of resources to help you find even more.

Labeling a product “cruelty-free” typically means that it hasn’t been tested on animals, but you may also encounter other phrases: “not tested on animals,” “against animal testing,” etc. Here’s another complicating factor: Animal testing within the U.S. has thankfully become rare, and the E.U. has banned animal testing of both cosmetic ingredients and finished products, but in China, imported cosmetics must be tested on animals. If, say, your company’s mascaras are tested on animals, you can’t sell them in Europe — but you can’t sell them in China without testing them on animals, either by your company itself or by the Chinese government. To make it easier to find beauty products that are cruelty-free — and to check the brands you’re currently using — we’ve listed many online resources at the bottom of this post.

Psst: Have you seen our post on beauty empties — the products you finish and then buy again?

Here are Corporette readers’ picks for the best cruelty-free products, from drugstore to higher-end brands:

*Brand’s parent company is not cruelty-free.

Beyond that, here are some resources that simplify the process of finding the best cruelty-free beauty products:

What do you think are the best cruelty-free beauty products? Have you found any good cruelty-free substitutes for certain items that you once used? Where do you get your information on what to buy? 

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Concert Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets Adoring Tribute at Hollywood Bowl

Is “Beauty and the Beast” dated? A little bit, if only when pitted against contemporary ethics. As the original, animated version of the film unspooled at the Hollywood Bowl Friday night in a combination of screening and all-star live musical performance, it was clear that a few of the moral lessons imparted in 1991 seem […]

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Splash into Summer With Mermaid-Inspired Beauty Products

Move over unicorns, mermaids are making a major debut this summer. While we love the holographic hues inspired by unicorns, mermaids are all about poppy sea colors like bright blues, greens and purples, which are perfect for the warm weather season. Whether you know all the words to the songs in The Little Mermaid and channel your inner Ariel or like to experiment with bright, bold color, these mermaid-inspired cosmetics are great buys this season. From vivid shadows to texturizing hairsprays, here are 15 magical buys to pump up your mermaid look this summer.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett Broadens Role at Giorgio Armani Beauty

 
NEW ROLE: Cate Blanchett’s role at Giorgio Armani Beauty has been expanded, and she’s been named the brand’s first global beauty ambassador. The Academy Award-winning actress, who has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories — including also makeup and skin care.
Giorgio Armani described Blanchett as the brand’s quintessential woman. “Luminous and sophisticated, her natural elegance and distinguished beauty are striking,” said the designer in a statement. “I am pleased to deepen our longstanding relationship.”
The actress has many movies set for 2018, including “Ocean’s 8,” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” and “Mowgli.” She served as the president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Armani’s beauty business is licensed to L’Oréal.

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The pink lipstick shades you need in your beauty arsenal

A swatch of the pink stuff will instantly up your chic levels

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While red lipstick will always be an icon, pink lipstick sales are higher than ever.

We can’t help but think this is partly down to Meghan Markle’s favourite beauty products, given that she’s the royal fashion and beauty icon of the moment.

After it was revealed the new royal’s go-to shade is Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in pinky-brown Very Victoria, sales of pink lipstick shot up. It’s thought that this was the very lipstick she wore for her official engagement announcement photo call in November last year.

The Spice Girl inspired shade quickly became as popular (if not more so) than the brand’s best seller, Pillow Talk, which is no mean feat.

So, aside from personal preference, how do you go about choosing a pink shade that suits you?

First things first, you need to know your skin’s undertone. The easiest way to find this out is to take a look at your wrist – if the veins show through as blue, you have a cool undertone. If they’re green, you’re warm, and if they’re a bit of both you have a neutral undertone.

Warmer skin tones can pull off shades that are brighter, more orange-based, while cooler skin tones suit blue undertoned lipsticks well.

And if you’re neutral-undertoned, we have some good news: In theory you can pull off just about any lipstick shade under the sun. The lipstick world is your oyster.

But at the end of the day, there are no official rules in the beauty world – if there’s a pink lipstick you’ve got your eye on, you should wear it with pride.

Keep scrolling for the best pink shades of lipstick on the beauty market right now.

Whether you’re looking for a bold statement pink or a subtle nude, there’s a bunch of shades out there for you…

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Beauty Wednesday: My Hanacure Mask Review

hanacure mask reviewRecently, while watching Santa Clarita Diet, I turned to my husband and said, WHOA: Drew Barrymore’s skin looks amazing. Sure, she’s playing a zombie who feels amazingly alive now that she’s undead — plus, she IS Drew Barrymore — but still, I was impressed. (Side note/squee: hooray for Timothy Olyphant.) Obviously, this lead me to Google, which lead to reports that Barrymore swears by the Hanacure mask I’ve seen all over Facebook — aka “the Grandma” mask. FINE, said I: let’s order it. I just got the single mask ($ 29), but there’s a set of four for $ 110 also (that’s the one pictured). Here’s my quick Hanacure mask review and thoughts:

  • I had a TON left over in my $ 29 set — I wouldn’t recommend “saving some for later” because part of the fun of the mask is combining different ingredients — but I did wish my mother or best friend were with me so we could’ve done it together. (My husband valiantly turned it down.) I wound up just putting the rest on my face, but it really felt like I could’ve stopped at the two-thirds point, which could have easily been the halfway point if I’d skipped my chest or hands.
  • Oooooh, it’s tight: they were not kidding about that. I made the mistake of watching some SNL videos while I waited for it to dry and it hurt to laugh (I didn’t want to put on my glasses and I’m blind enough to need to stay put once they’re off). Another bonus: you get to look like this after about 10 minutes in.
  • Block two-three hours out of your day the first time: I happened to do this Mother’s Day and freaked out a bit because the instructions warn that “there may be 90 minutes of redness” and after my shower the redness was evident… but sure enough it did fade by the time we went out to meet family. (Yes, there are pictures of the redness; no, you don’t get to see them.)

Did it work? Well: I did catch a view of my face in a mirror in sunlight and found myself thinking, HEY, I do have some of Drew Barrymore’s luminous glow. Not QUITE as much as she does, but then again, she owns a skincare and beauty company AND probably has a trainer and regular facials at fancy spas and blah blah blah and I, well, not. The big caveats here, of course, is that a) I’m kind of into skin stuff right now (I’m still doing my regular skincare regimen, using Good Genes on a regular basis, and I just bought a sampler set of Drunk Elephant stuff that I’m loving) so who knows whether this particular mask had any effect on my skin or whether it was, you know, cumulative, b) I must admit I didn’t really study my face in sunlight BEFORE the mask, and of course, c) I’ve been pretty lucky thus far with “good skin” (and hooray for extra pounds being great for keeping wrinkles at bay!) so, yeah, there’s that.

TL;dr Hanacure mask review: I’d buy it again — particularly for a night in with girlfriends.

Ladies, have you tried the Hanacure mask? What’s your review? Are you generally a fan of facials at fancy spas, or do you prefer to do your skincare at home? Have you tried anything lately that you’re loving?

 Curious about the Hanacure mask (aka the Grandma face) you may be seeing all over Facebook and other social media? Kat tried it, and is sharing her Hanacure Mask review!

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15 Beauty Blogger-Approved K-Beauty Faves

Love Korean beauty, but not quite sure where to start? We’ve scoured the video archives (and/or blog posts, in some cases) of top beauty gurus and K-beauty experts to find some of their must-have products.

Their favorites are legion and include everything from antioxidant-packed essences to nourishing tinted lip oils — and hey, you might even spot a popular snail mucin essence along the way. Ready to meet your new Korean beauty favorites? Read on for 15 beauty blogger-approved picks.

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The best natural and organic beauty brands to buy now

Organic skincare that’s good for you (and the environment)

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The UK’s organic beauty sector, including organic make up, is booming, and considering that your skin is your largest organ, it’s no surprise people are thinking more about what they’re actually putting on it.

Soil Association‘s latest market report reveals the UK organic market is now worth a whopping £2.2 billion, the most its ever been. Organic now accounts for 1.5% of the total UK food and drink market.

Non-toxic ingredients and brands are on the rise, thanks to people’s awareness of the ingredients they’re consuming, and what they can do to your body and to the earth. For example, this cult organic beauty product was out of stock for the longest time and we’re sure a few are going to work their way into our Black Friday beauty deals page.

So if natural beauty is your thing, this is how to differentiate between ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ and everything in-between. Remember, if you’re after strictly organic products, make sure to keep a look out for the Soil Association logo which will tell you the exact percentage of organic ingredients in that specific product

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Health and Beauty Business Development Manager Lauren Bartley from the Soil Association Certification tells us exactly what ‘organic’ means:

No GM

No toxic chemicals

No parabens

No synthetic fragrances

No nano particles

No animal testing

And when you buy organic products, you’re supporting organic or natural ingredients, sustainably sourced ingredients, sustainable manufacturing processes (no harsh processes used to create products), biodegradable packaging and protection of wildlife and the environment.

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Although ‘natural’ has sadly become an unregulated term in the market, it should technically mean that the product is not made of synthetic ingredients – so basically that none of the ingredients were born in a lab. But, this term isn’t as regulated as organic so it’s important to use brands you can trust actually are natural.

And, genuine natural and organic beauty (namely skincare) doesn’t need to be boring or expensive, so we’ve rounded up the best natural and organic products to add to your beauty bag from the multi-purpose balm that can be a moisturiser and a highlighter to the night mask that’s perfect to put on before a flight.

Scroll on for your essential guide.

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The Best Beauty Looks From the 2018 Met Gala

Contrary to popular belief, the Met Gala isn’t just about the fashion. It’s about the overall look, and that means it’s also the ultimate opportunity to show off with a major hair or makeup flex. The evening is no time to play it safe when it comes to beauty, and for the 2018 event, celebrities and …

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Disney is selling Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears, and they’re fit for a princess

Disney is selling Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears, and they’re fit for a princess


Disney is selling <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> Minnie Mouse ears, and they’re fit for a princess

Accessorizing an outfit is a really big passion for some people. Especially those who tend to frequent the wonderful world of Disney. Creating a fashionable ~lewk~ for a Disneyland or Disney World visit is a total thing. There is even a whole weekend called Dapper Day that celebrates vintage Disney-inspired looks. But generally, the easiest way to fanficy your Disney look is with a cute pair of Minnie Mouse ears. Even if you’re just rocking jeans and a T-shirt for your trip, a pair of Minnie ears will really seal the deal and make you a true Disney-goer. Good thing Disney is always releasing new and exciting ears. From millennial pink Minnie ears to completely customizable ones, there is truly something for everyone. And now, there’s a pair specifically for Beauty and the Beast fans.

Sacré bleu! These gorgeous golden Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears are now available at Disneyland’s The World of Disney. The detailing is absolutely gorgeous and the red rose right in the center of the ears will make you truly feel like Belle.

These ears have perfect timing, actually. Everyone should grab a pair just in time for Zooey Deschanel to play Belle at the Hollywood Bowl.

How magical are these Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears?

There’s a special quote on the ears as well.

The lyric “Tale as old as time” is inscribed on the side of each pair in red.

NEW BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 🥀 BELLE MICKEY EARS AT WORLD OF DISNEY 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

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These Minnie ears are just everything to our Beauty and the Beast-loving hearts.

Tale As Old As Time 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

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These ears would look perfect with jeans and a Disney top, or even with a full Belle gown. There is no wrong way to wear a pair of Minnie ears. We can’t wait to nestle ours atop our heads to go watch Zooey sing her heart out.

Beauty and the Beast plays at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th. Get your tickets (and your ears!) ASAP.

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How AIDS Shaped ‘Beauty and the Beast’: The Tragedy of Disney Songwriting Genius Howard Ashman

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At the 1992 Academy Awards, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast claimed the trophy for Best Original Song, surprising no one. Three out of the category’s five nominees that year were Broadway-inspired ballads and showstoppers (“Belle,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Be Our Guest”) from the animated fairy tale, with music composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman.

Liza Minnelli, the award’s co-presenter, wore a red ribbon pinned to her breast as she congratulated Menken, who took to the stage alone. Little loops of red adorned many stars that night, silent reminders of the AIDS epidemic decimating the gay community. Menken wore one as he thanked Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion, and a handful more on Ashman’s behalf. On him, it bore extra weight: Complications from the disease had killed Ashman, his songwriting partner and friend, eight months before the film’s release.

It was then that Bill Lauch, Ashman’s surviving partner, appeared at Menken’s side and calmly said aloud what the ribbons could not: “This is the first Academy Award given to someone we’ve lost to AIDS.” He and Ashman, the prolific and brilliant lyricist behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors, had shared a home and a life together, he explained. And Ashman had been lucky: He had lived his final months in an atmosphere of love and support, “something everyone facing AIDS not only needs, but deserves.”

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How AIDS Shaped ‘Beauty and the Beast’: The Tragedy of Disney Songwriting Genius Howard Ashman

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At the 1992 Academy Awards, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast claimed the trophy for Best Original Song, surprising no one. Three out of the category’s five nominees that year were Broadway-inspired ballads and showstoppers (“Belle,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Be Our Guest”) from the animated fairy tale, with music composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman.

Liza Minnelli, the award’s co-presenter, wore a red ribbon pinned to her breast as she congratulated Menken, who took to the stage alone. Little loops of red adorned many stars that night, silent reminders of the AIDS epidemic decimating the gay community. Menken wore one as he thanked Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion, and a handful more on Ashman’s behalf. On him, it bore extra weight: Complications from the disease had killed Ashman, his songwriting partner and friend, eight months before the film’s release.

It was then that Bill Lauch, Ashman’s surviving partner, appeared at Menken’s side and calmly said aloud what the ribbons could not: “This is the first Academy Award given to someone we’ve lost to AIDS.” He and Ashman, the prolific and brilliant lyricist behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors, had shared a home and a life together, he explained. And Ashman had been lucky: He had lived his final months in an atmosphere of love and support, “something everyone facing AIDS not only needs, but deserves.”

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Zuhuri Beauty Targets Women’s Health with Natural Beauty Box Subscription

Women’s health has become an increasingly large conversation over the past couple of years. With all of the chemicals that our food possesses and the nutrients that our bodies are lacking, we are suffering from uterine fibroids, extreme weight gain, and the onset of early aging. Black Enterprise caught up with EnJunaya Canton to chat about how she plans to change that with her Natural Beauty Box subscription service.

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Tell us about your background. 

I am from Richmond, California, and I have two master’s degrees. I worked in for-profit and non-profit organizations for over 15 years before I decided to pursue my purpose as a Wellness Coach and a Natural Skin Care Product Formulator.

Why did you choose to start Zuhuri Beauty?

I started Zuhuri Beauty to create an online and physical store (coming soon) for customers to purchase clean beauty products (natural, non-GMO, cruelty-free and handcrafted).

You mention being fibroid free on your IG profile, is this something that you were dealing with that prompted you to start the business?

Ten years ago, I was 255 pounds and I had 18 large fibroids. I knew I had to make a change. I did not want to have a hysterectomy as my mother and so many other African American women have to stop the major complications of having fibroids. I began doing research on fibroids and found that estrogen dominance was one of the key factors in fibroids and many hormonal problems women have. I began researching clean eating and various chemicals in food and personal hygiene and makeup products. I was astounded at what I learned and decided to become a vegan for at least 30 days and to eat clean for the rest of my life. In making this transition I also became a Wellness Coach to teach others how to do the same and I began making natural skin care products because I could not use what I was using and I did not find products that were effective and safe for my sensitive and brown skin. Over the course of 8 months, I not only lost over 80 pounds, but I shrank and eliminated 90% of the fibroids. I always say God left me one to keep me focused and humble.

Tell us about the subscription box.

I have always believed in the African proverb If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. I am also a firm believer in UJAMAA. UJAMAA is one of the most powerful Kwanzaa principles. It focuses on cooperative economics. Building and maintaining our own stores, shops, and businesses and to profit together  I tried many times to get my items in other beauty boxes, but I could not participate because of the cost to participate and the number of products they wanted up front. Natural skin care products are special because they are prepared in small batches and have to be stored in certain conditions to keep their integrity.

God laid it on my heart for months to start my own and one day the tugging on my heart was overwhelming and I just said JUST DO IT!. So I started contacting people. I was watching on Instagram and asked them if they wanted to be a part of a beauty box I was putting together. Many asked me why, who am I, and what will they get out of it? I was looking for people with a certain energy, who understood the importance of working together.

What makes the Zuhuri Beauty Box different from other boxes on the market?

The Zuhuri Beauty Box is unique because customers get to choose what they want in their boxes instead of receiving random items. We have items for men, women, and children. There are over 50 products for customers to choose from in 6 categories (skin care, v-care, hair care, body care, nail care and other beauty items/add-ons). Customers get to choose four trial size items for $ 30. We only ship to U.S. residents right now, but we are working on international shipping. Customers who have questions about what to order are asked to email us, call, or take a Mini Skin Care Assessment on the Zuhuri Beauty website to get product recommendations for skin care products from our brand.

How are you sourcing your products?

We like to purchase our products and packaging from other small local businesses, however, we often have to buy in bulk and purchase from companies that have our same principles. We only partner with suppliers and vendors who believe in fair trade, ethical harvesting, buying local, and using non-GMO items.

For more information about the Zuhuri Beauty Box, click here.

 

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7 Australian Beauty Influencers and Pros You Should Know

With countless celebrity clients and millions of followers between them, who better to ask for practical career advice than the beauty experts and influencers at the top of their game right now? And with Australia’s current status as an up-and-coming beauty epicenter, we turned our attention to the …

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