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“Girls who wear make-up are fake”: #everydaylookism stories tell us you’ll never get it right.

Putting on your face is something that very many of us do on a daily basis. On average, women will spend “29 minutes putting on make-up to achieve a ‘natural…

Here Come the Boys: Make-up and Masculinity

With War Paint for Men opening a ‘world-first’ store selling make-up for men in London last month, we revisit this great post on make-up and masculinity from early 2019:  I’ve become…

Blending in and standing out: Comfort and visibility in beauty practices

When I was about twelve years old, a schoolfriend said I had beautiful eyes. “You should outline them in black!” she said. Encouraged by the compliment, the next morning I…

“I’m not a girly girl”: Why belittling beauty culture harms girls more than make-up.

In recent weeks, John Lewis and Mac Cosmetics were forced to cancel a “back to school” make up masterclass at a shopping centre in Kent. This came after parents and…

Can you be a feminist and wear make-up?

There is scholarly and popular debate over whether one can be simultaneously consider oneself a feminist and engage in commercial beautifying rituals such as wearing make-up, high heels, or be…