Canadian Skincare Icon Elizabeth Grant on What She’s Learned After 72 Years (!) in Beauty

“When someone realizes you are a person [and not just a brand], it’s a lot harder to forget about you.”

This may come as a surprise to anyone who grew up on YouTube beauty gurus and Instagram makeup tutorials, but there was a time when the launch of a new beauty brand wasn’t a weekly occurrence. While we love keeping up with all of the newness in the industry, and reporting on the wide range of brands and products available for consumers to shop, we’d be remiss not to take a moment to appreciate the beauty brands — and brand founders — who have helped shape the industry into what it is today. There are, after all, only a select few beauty brands who have truly stood the test of time and remained relevant and innovative through the years.

One of those

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MOB Beauty Is Bringing Refills To Your Makeup Kit

Photo courtesy of MOB Beauty

Meet MOB Beauty, a Cosmetic Line Bringing Refills to Your Makeup Kit

It’s no secret that the beauty industry is guilty of unleashing an immense amount of landfill-bound plastic on the planet. So when four industry veterans — one of them being the legendary Victor Casale, founding chemist of MAC Cosmetics — joined forces to create MOB Beauty, the brand’s packaging was placed under the microscope in terms of its environmental impact. Officially launched to the world on January 21st, all of MOB Beauty’s packaging is made using post-consumer recycled materials that can either be home composted or easily tossed in the recycling bin. But the brand didn’t stop there when it came to reducing its footprint. MOB Beauty is built around the concept of customizable makeup palettes (the brand has two palette sizes to select

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Exclusive: Peter Philips on Dior Men’s FW 2021 Beauty Look + Collaborating With Artist Peter Doig

Photography by Sophie Tajan for Christian Dior Parfums

Earlier today, Dior showed its Men’s FW 2021 fashion show and we spoke to the luxury French fashion house’s creative and image director, Peter Philips, about this season’s beauty look. Following a quite dramatic neon eyeshadow moment at last year’s (Fall 2020) men’s show, dubbed “cyber-surfer” eye makeup, this season’s beauty look was decidedly more low-key.

“The overall look is very rich, with the wet hair [by hairstylist] Guido [Palau], and the hats and berets,” explains Philips of the Dior Men’s FW 2021 look. “So we went for natural [beauty]; no gimmicks or conceptual makeup this time. Just a beautiful, natural face.” Speaking of those luxe hats and berets, they’re part of a collab with renowned Scottish-born, Trinidad-based painter Peter Doig, who Dior Men’s Creative Director Kim Jones announced a collaboration

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Six Ways Technology is Changing Fashion For Good

Photography courtesy of Instagram/@thredup.

From fit to fabrication to fashion weeks, there’s lots to look forward to

“I tend to have rose-coloured glasses when looking at the industry,” says Toronto-based journalist and Electric Runway founder, Amanda Cosco. Her view of the fashion world is not only positive but global and multi-dimensional, as she’s provided insight into how technology is changing fashion for over five years on her innovative and informational platform.

After exiting 2020 – a year that saw virtual runway shows across the globe, a huge bump in e-commerce consumption, and consumers’ awareness of their carbon footprint at an all-time high – it’s no surprise that she’s feeling optimistic about the future of fashion. And she shared the six key ways we’ll see the industry continue to improve, thanks to tech innovations.

A better fit is within reach

“With so much

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Can Face Yoga Really Transform Your Skin?

Photography via instagram.com/@allyoucanface

Between the emergence of “maskne” (a word we’d never heard of a year ago but is now a part of our daily vocabulary) and more time spent in front of screens than ever before, not to mention the sleepless nights spent doom-scrolling, you may have noticed some skin dullness and puffiness that wasn’t there before. And while endless hours staring at our own faces on Zoom has resulted in an uptick in cosmetic procedures to address newfound imperfections, not everyone wants to go that route. Enter: face yoga and facial massage.

Launched in 2016 in the UK, “gym for your face” studio FaceGym made its North American debut in 2018, and currently has studio locations in Manchester, London, New York and Los Angeles. The premise of the facial (that’s way more than a facial) is to provide

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