I can’t remember the last time I left my home without at least a trace of makeup on my face. It’s a morning ritual that’s evolved some, but for the most part it's a collection of habits I’ve repeated for almost a decade. But within that time frame I never learned how to actually do my makeup. Like, “properly.” I’ve been faking some kind of know-how and hoping I don’t walk outside looking like a clown everyday.
Here’s some of the things I put on my face…but don’t really understand:
Toner I’m all for the whole idea of having a fresh, clean face. Thanks to my friendly neighbourhood Sephora sales associate, [...]
Here is a model getting transformed into Marge Simpson. Trigger warning: this, like all the stuff of deep psychological horror, can not be unseen.
It's hard to pinpoint when exactly natural beauty products started seeming more logical. Maybe it was the stories about Keratin hair smoothing treatments full of formaldehyde, or reading about the unregulated billion-dollar beauty industry in books like 'Not Just a Pretty Face' (Stacy Malkan) and 'No More Dirty Looks' (Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt), or maybe it was just a natural result of knowing someone in chemotherapy, and how they had to treat themselves like a person in a bubble, sensitive to all sorts of toxins.
I switched to a more holistic beauty lifestyle about a year ago, and recently discussed it with makeup artist, herbalist, and small-business owner Jessa [...]