The True Cost of Beauty? Wilful Ignorance.

Consumer consciousness in the cosmetics industry has been on the rise over recent years, with many beauty brands choosing to incorporate ‘organic’, ‘cruelty free’ and ‘vegan’ claims into their packaging; research companies have reported a 100% rise in the number of ‘vegan’ claims for cosmetics in 2017, but what does this shift in consumer priorities […]

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250 years of make-up: from Lady Archer to Tilda Swinton

Picture a famous woman. She is around forty-five years old, red-haired, with impressive cheekbones, has a taste for androgynous tailoring and for driving fast – for which she is vilified by the press. She is a friend of Keira Knightley, mixing with an aristocratic set of celebrities – usually at casinos in Cannes or private […]

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OxStu tries contouring

It wasn’t long ago that contouring was merely a feature of topography and the only means of changing one’s bone structure was through plastic surgery. Yet the art of contouring has emerged from the shrouded toolkit of professional make up artists as of late. It’s initial steps were choreographed by high-end makeup designers; the Kevin Acoin Sculpting powder, Charlotte Tilbury and Smashbox. […]

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