Contour Queen: The Power Of Makeup Revisited

A few years ago, I wrote a piece called “Send In The Clowns”. As a photography student who was enthralled by feminism and bodily autonomy, I captured my thoughts on makeup through a series of pictures that expressed my confusion- whether weaing makeup was feminist or not. Two years on, I would’ve never thought that…

Black Owned Beauty Brands: Beauty At It’s Finest

In a desperate bid to swim through the capitalist world of makeup that is plagued by large corporations clawing at our cash, it is refreshing to find some black owned beauty brands that actually work for a racially-conscious market. One way that you can integrate intersectionality into your everyday life (especially if you are white),…

Intersectional Instagram: Beauty Bloggers for the Feminist Makeup Lover

In an industry dominated by thin, cis, white bodies, it can be difficult to wade through to find intersectional blogs and influencers in the beauty industry. Listed below are some fabulous Instagram accounts that focus on beauty and makeup that break through the stereotypes of beauty standards, so our newsfeeds can be as intersectional as…

Re-examining My Melanin Beauty

I’ve always been considered to be ‘light skinned.’ I’m careful to say ‘been considered to be,’ as opposed to ‘considered myself,’ because this description is one that others have imposed on me before I was old enough to define myself. My mother was the first woman I could recall looking at and thinking, ‘This is…

The Beauty of Instagram

You look amazing on Instagram. Yes, you. I haven’t seen you around for a while, friend, but I can say with a heart full of awe (and maybe a teeny tiny sprinkle of envy) that you’ve finally come into your own. Your glow could power street lamps and those vegans out there got nothing on…