beauty

Beyond Skin Deep: Khloé Kardashian, Madison Beer, and Social Media’s Unwinnable Beauty Game

We’re all body positive so long as that positivity includes warping ourselves beyond recognition.

Personal Capital: What Can We Do About Before and After Instagram Accounts?

“You’re not ugly, just poor” communicates that beauty is often not naturally occurring. Read more »

Face Value: How K-Beauty Repackaged Skincare as Self-Care

K-Beauty ritualizes self-discipline, rather than effortlessness, as a moral value. Read more »

White Lies: Unilever and L’Oréal Can’t Rebrand Their Way Out of Colorism

The sales pitch of whitening products isn’t just a paler complexion, but also the promise of hygiene and health. Read more »

Lip Service: Lucy Parsons’s Revolution Was Beautified

Desirability politics, social capital, and lookism remain present in even the most conscious radical spaces. Read more »

Popaganda: How to Lipstick It to the Man

Lipstick Lobby burst onto the scene in 2017 with a unique mission: to manufacture lipsticks that looked good and do good, too. Read more »