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BeautyMe with Charisse Kenion

English, Arts, 1 season, 258 episodes, 5 days, 13 hours, 33 minutes
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Beauty writer and photographer Charisse Kenion presents a series of podcasts that are all about beauty - how it's become intertwined with wellness, how we're measured by it, what we choose to spend on it, our first memories of it and more. Most importantly, this is beauty, beyond the BS. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it.
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Ep. 259: Unlocking new scent memories with Phlur, Charlotte Tilbury and more. Fragrance faves right now.

This episode is a perfume special that features scents from Phlur, Charlotte Tilbury, Fine'ry - all new to me - plus one very special scent that's been my go-to for years. Fragrance can evoke a memory or a mood in an instant and in that sense it’s really powerful, so in this episode I discuss embracing a scent wardrobe, rather than sticking with one 'signature scent' for life. I’d love to know your favourite perfumes right now, so feel free to get in touch over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast or comment over on Threads @charisse_kenion. If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review or rating wherever you listen as it really helps others to find the show! Artwork by Charisse Kenion Links Ep. 253: Fenty to Laura Mercier; Prada to Mugler; fragrance reviews for anyone ready to add something new to their fragrance wardrobe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6cLP6JSrx2SSoO9vjkQozR?si=8f942c7af16c400e Find me on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com Find me on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/14/202424 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 258: Beauty editor Kayla Greaves on thinking independently about black hair, slow mornings and Kacey Musgraves

This week I’ve got a very special guest, Kayla Greaves. Born in Montreal, Canada, Kayla is a beauty journalist who lives in Brooklyn, New York and over the past 10 years she has made a name for herself as someone who speaks with authority when it comes to all things beauty. Kayla is the former executive Beauty Editor of InStyle magazine and she’s written for the likes of Allure, Vogue and Elle. In this episode we cover so much! We start out with skincare before Kayla shares her early beauty inspirations and also how she’s been embracing a slower approach to her mornings, and life in general. Along the way Kayla speaks passionately about thinking independently when it comes to our hair, and also shares on her experiences of going from the corporate world to deciding her own schedule as a freelance beauty editor. Finally we end up discovering our shared love of music - specifically Kacey Musgraves. This has to be one of my favourite interviews ever, so I'd love to know what you think! As always my DMs are open over @beautymepodcast on Instagram, and you can also find me on Threads @charisse_kenion. Also, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel because I've been uploading there too! If you enjoyed this episode it would be amazing if you could take a minute to leave a rating or review for the show anywhere you like to listen, and be sure to hit subscribe or follow so you never miss another episode. Follow Kayla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaylaagreaves BeautyMe on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/charissekenionYT⁠ BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/7/202459 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 257: The Week in Beauty: Youthforia's weak AF statement on inclusivity is too little, too late

It's a Week in Beauty episode and it's all about the latest Youthforia update. The brand keeps fumbling when it comes to inclusive shades and the entire beauty community has been waiting for an apology over its 'black pigment in a bottle' foundation for over a month. They've finally made a statement on their Instagram page, and it's not really what anyone was hoping for. By the way, if you want to see the visual version of this episode, head to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CharisseKenionYT I’d love to know what you think – do we even need to care anymore or is Youthforia cancelled for good? Let me know over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast or comment over on Threads @charisse_kenion. If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a review or rating wherever you listen as it really helps others to find the show! BeautyMe on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/charissekenionYT⁠ BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/4/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 256: ‘Palestine on my mind, while I still have to go to work.’ Bella Hadid on resilience

This is a stream of consciousness episode. If you can relate, or think it could be useful to others, do please share it. Don’t forget to subscribe or follow the show so you never miss another episode. Thank you for being here. BeautyMe on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/charissekenionYT⁠ BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/30/202414 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 255: The May issues – from Willow Smith for Allure magazine to Gwen Stefani on the cover for NYLON's return to print

This episode looks through four of my favourite magazine covers for the month of May – full disclosure, two of them feature Willow Smith! I provide information on the teams behind the cover looks and also go into detail when it comes to the hair and makeup styles and trends within each editorial. Don’t forget there will be video content to support this episode so you can see what I’m talking about. You’ll find it over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or on TikTok @charissekenion – you can also find me on Threads @charisse_kenion and I’m also on YouTube! Remember, my DMs are always open if you want to talk about anything beauty related. If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere else you like to listen so others can find the show. Thanks so much for being here – see you next time! Ep. 252: Met Gala Beauty: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0TPbLmJY4jUjpKkTpxH1RD?si=4c9d0978d35b44bd Video version of Ep. 252: Met Gala Beauty on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_nA-9F0AxUk?si=BN3sfqFVAy-oR5XR Link to Flaunt X Anastasia Beverly Hills video featuring Willow Smith: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6rbnnLvnmN/?igsh=eXYzdXhpNjF1d3di BeautyMe on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/charissekenionYT⁠ BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/24/202421 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 254: Creator of The Black Beauty Effect Netflix series Andrea Lewis on being a multi-hyphenate, embracing pop culture and how to pitch a show

Andrea Lewis is an actor, filmmaker and content creator. In her mid teens she became well-known for her role as Hazel in Degrassi: The Next Generation and more recently she has also gone behind the camera, creating The Black Beauty Effect, a ground-breaking 3-part documentary series on Netflix. The show analyses and celebrates how black culture inspires and influences the beauty space world-wide and is essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand how far the beauty industry has come. In this episode Andrea breaks down her acting career – from just 2 years old! – to how she came to the decision that The Black Beauty Effect had to be documented and how she learned to navigate the entertainment industry as an actress and a consumer. If you enjoyed listening to this episode do please take a second to leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere you like to listen. Wherever you’re listening, be sure to hit subscribe or follow so you never miss another episode and keep an eye out for a video clip of one of the key moments from our chat; you’ll find that over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or on TikTok @charissekenion. Follow Andrea on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/andrealewis/⁠ Follow The Black Beauty Effect on Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/blackbeautyeffect/⁠ Watch The Black Beauty Effect trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOs7HhfHqUU&t=3s Watch The Black Beauty Effect: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81705398 BeautyMe on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/charissekenionYT⁠ BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/18/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 253: Behind the scenes of Rose Glass movie Love Lies Bleeding with the costume, hair and makeup heads and why it’s the next cult classic

This episode is dedicated to the movie Love Lies Bleeding - the second film from British director Rose Glass and I definitely think it's a future cult classic. The second I saw the trailer for this film, set in 1980s New Mexico, I knew I had to reach out to the heads of wardrobe, hair and makeup – that’s Olga Mill, Megan Daum and Frieda Valenzuela, respectively. In this episode each department head shares their prep and the challenges they faced when creating the characters, particularly gym manager Lou, played by Kristen Stewart and bodybuilder Jackie, played by Katy O'Brian. Love Lies Bleeding came out in the UK last week and has been out in the US since April. Let me know if you've seen it! If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a review or rating wherever you like to listen and be sure to share it with your fellow beauty or movie lovers. Don’t forget there’s also a newsletter you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. Thanks for being here and I’ll see you next time. Links/sources Rose Glass talks about movies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg_kces3I9 BeautyMe on Youtube: www.youtube.com/@CharisseKenionYT BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/10/202453 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. 252: Best hair and makeup from the Met Gala 2024 – let's focus on the positives

Welcome to my Met Gala best of beauty moments! Although there was a definite sense of underwhelm when it came to the fashion for many of us, there was plenty to celebrate when it came to the hair and beauty of the Met - so much so that I've also made a video version of this episode! If you fancy seeing all the celeb looks and trends I'm talking about, the video version is on my YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CharisseKenionYT I've also made several videos on specific Met Gala looks so check them out over on my TikTok @charissekenion or my Instagram @beautymepodcast. And don’t forget, I would love to know who your favourite or favourites are so feel free to slide into the DMs! If you enjoyed listening to this episode do please take a second to leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere you like to listen. And if you’re one of the people watching the episode, be sure to hit subscribe and the like button before you go! BeautyMe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@CharisseKenionYT BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/9/202435 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 251: The Week in Beauty: is this the end of Youthforia? With Cosmetic Scientist and brand founder Florence Adepoju

This Week in Beauty episode is dedicated to the uproar around beauty brand Youthforia and its less than inclusive Date Night Skin Tint Serum Foundation. In this episode I share a little backstory on former guest and founder of Youthforia, Fiona Co Chan; discuss the criticism of the lack of inclusive shades which saw them literally putting black pigment in a bottle and calling it a foundation; and I chat with Cosmetic Scientist and founder of cult brand MDMflow, Florence Adepoju. I’d love to know what you think - are you a fan of the brand? Does this disappoint you? Or are they already cancelled in your book? Let me know over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast or comment over on Threads @charisse_kenion. If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a review or rating wherever you listen as it really helps others to find the show! Thanks for being here and I’ll see you next time. Links/sources Follow Flow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flowsphenom Golloria’s Youthforia video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6W-WDdufnd/?igsh=MXFob3FlajhuaXh6aw== Beauty Independent article: https://www.beautyindependent.com/youthforia-secures-seed-funding-true-beauty-ventures-willow-growth-partners/ https://www.glamour.com/story/fiona-co-chan-youthforia-doing-the-work Javon Ford video:  https://www.tiktok.com/@javonford16/video/7363463089880075562?_t=8m13Yk4WTD6&_r=1 Fiona Co Chan on the BeautyMe Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/49aiIOKITKOjJ9f62CU5dE?si=221fd2afc43d4038 BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/4/202435 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 250: 8 best hair and makeup moments of the Met Gala from 1999 to 2023

This week it’s an unadulterated look back at 8 of my favourite Met Gala hair and beauty moments. From 'Lil Kim wearing head to toe pink Versace complete with pink wig in 1999, right up until Doja Cat meowed her way down the red carpet as Karl Lagerfeld's pet cat Choupette last year, I'm sharing some stunning hair and beauty looks. Be sure to let me know if any of these are your faves, or let me know who's your favourite over in the DMs @beautymepodcast on Instagram or say hi over on Threads @charisse_kenion. If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a rating and review and be sure to subscribe or follow the show so you never miss another episode! Sources/links https://www.nytimes.com/article/met-gala-theme-hosts-watch.html https://www.vogue.com/article/met-gala-lil-kim-1999-versace-iconic-outfit https://www.vogue.com/article/dionne-alexander-hairstylist-lil-kim-mary-j-blige-iconic-90s-wigs Lady Gaga arriving at the 2019 Met Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WuC-kUe6c0&t=818s BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/3/202432 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 249: Thoughts on Sam Taylor Johnson’s Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black and talking transformation with hair and makeup designer Peta Dunstall

Today’s episode is all about the recent release of Back to Black, the much-talked about Amy Winehouse biopic directed by Sam Taylor Johnson. In this episode I’ll talk about Amy’s style evolution, Sam’s own history, the strong feelings against the movie even being made and I’ll end by sharing my conversation with hair and makeup designer Peta Dunstall as well as my own thoughts on watching the film. Image courtesy of Organic Publicity Let me know if you’ve seen Back to Black here in the UK? Are you planning to go see it when it’s released in the US? Let me know in the DMs over @beautymepodcast or get in touch on threads @charisse_kenion. If you enjoyed this episode please leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere else you like to listen. Don’t forget there’s also a newsletter that you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com.  Links Amy tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGeH7gAoo/ Peta Dunstall on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peta_hairstylist BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/26/202443 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 248: 6 multi-tasking makeup products for when you can’t be bothered - from Milk, to MAC, Makeup Forever + more

This episode is all about my favourite makeup items that I use when I just can’t be bothered. They’re the perfect multi-use products for those days when your hormones have you wondering if you want to stay married, or the kids have got you hiding in the bathroom for five minutes to compose yourself. These 6 products all have multi-tasking qualities to make makeup easy and quick to apply so you can get on with the rest of your day. If you use any of these, let me know in the DMs @beautymepodcast on Instagram and if you hear me talking about a specific product that you’ve also tried, but think you’ve found something better, I want to know! If you enjoy this episode please leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere else you like to listen. I do read the reviews so feel free to leave constructive feedback. Don’t forget there’s also a newsletter that you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. Links Ep. 243: Jackie Risotto breaks down Feud: Capote vs The Swans makeup: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2GAaL5NAxV3vbY5Zpd7cPm?si=9fea268ae6cd429b Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencils: https://go.shopmy.us/p-4669407 MAC Cosmetics Hyper Real Serumizer Skin Balancing Hydration Serum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-4669434 MAC Cosmetics Blot Powder: https://go.shopmy.us/p-4669413 Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint: https://go.shopmy.us/p-4669421 Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk: https://go.shopmy.us/p-4669464 NYX Professional Makeup Lift and Snatch Brow Tint Pen: https://go.shopmy.us/p-4669427 BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  Artwork by Charisse Kenion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/19/202429 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 247: Rihanna gets ugly for Interview magazine cover with religious symbolism but Madonna did it first!

This episode is a conversation around the new Rihanna cover for the spring issue of Interview magazine. It’s a cover that’s upset a lot of her fans for two reasons; one, apparently she's just not looking pretty enough and two, she's wearing what looks like a piece of headwear we would normally associate with a nun. It's a real deep dive of an episode, starting with Rihanna’s history as a risk-taker when it comes to fashion, before going on to briefly discuss Interview magazine’s own history as a magazine that doesn’t do safe/squeaky clean content, then I’ll break down the cover, including the team, the image that inspired the cover look, the ensuing backlash and I’ll also look at the woman who first really rattled religious groups back in the 1980s: Madonna. As always, my DMs are open if you want to talk about anything beauty related or if you want to tell me I went too far in my comments on religion – you can find me over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or you can find me on Threads @charisse_kenion or email [email protected]. As promised there is also a blog post featuring all of the imagery and art that I discuss - you can find that here: https://www.charissekenion.co/ and of course I've also made a video, which you can find on my Instagram or TikTok. If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere else you like to listen and make sure you're following the show so you never miss an episode! Thanks so much for being here – see you next time. Links/sources: Rihanna is ready to confess: https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/rihanna-is ready-to-confess https://system-magazine.com/issues/issue-22/in-the-words-of-mel-ottenberg https://www.elle.com/uk/fashion/celebrity-style/articles/a29843/a-guide-rihannas-anti-tour-wardrobe/ https://cfda.com/cfda-fashion-awards/2014/honoree/rihanna https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/instant-gratification https://hypebae.com/2023/11/skims-christmas-campaign-kim-kardashian-nadia-lee-cohen https://news.artnet.com/art-world/cindy-sherman-new-portraits-hauser-wirth-2423424 https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/rihanna-september-cover-british-vogue-2018 Ep. 246: April Covers: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KNUJ4Weklm5ctxfzoOylK?si=b010e6aa6cd0411f Charisse on Fat Mascara: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4zxfqLLSojxWZ4B62ZJnG3?si=wS173WsGQ0ex8c2rAgBVYQ BeautyMe on X: https://x.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/12/202439 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 246: The April issues – beauty all around on the latest magazine covers, including THAT Björk cover of Vogue Scandinavia

This week I’m taking pleasure in some of my favourite magazine cover stories – from Vogue Korea's '90s colour to Rihanna for Vogue China's Gen Z title Vogue+ and Björk for Vogue Scandinavia. I also discuss the importance of Björk to the worlds of fashion and music and of course, my old favourite topic - retouching - comes into it. I've created several videos to go with this episode so you can see what I’m talking about and you'll find them on my Instagram @beautymepodcast as well as my TikTok @charissekenion. I'd also love to know your favourite covers for this month so get in touch over in the DMs and let me know! If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere else you like to listen. Thanks so much for being here – see you next time! Links Top 5 April covers video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGemSRMkg/ Ep. 234: Margiela Artisanal Collection: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6pagDogfSGkMKa2bCAj1CB?si=c4548d73726b4ac2 Charisse on Fat Mascara: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4zxfqLLSojxWZ4B62ZJnG3?si=casVp7o_Tlid82-aDjhPTA BeautyMe on X: https://x.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/5/202439 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 245: Punk! Irreverence! Mundanity! Let’s discuss Chioma Nnadi’s first British Vogue cover featuring FKA Twigs

This episode is fully focused on the very first cover from the new Head of Editorial Content at British Vogue, Chioma Nnadi. It’s the April issue and the cover star she's chosen is none other than singer, actress and style icon FKA Twigs. It’s a cover that has had fashion and music lovers worldwide talking so I wanted to to break down the cover, who’s involved and share some of the feedback I received when I asked what people thought on my Threads and Instagram accounts. As well as sharing everyone else's thoughts, I'd love to know what YOU think! So either take part in the poll below, or let me know your thoughts over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to leave a review or rating wherever you're listening! See you next time. Links FKA Twigs interview with Chioma Nnadi for The Run Through with Vogue Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ZFne5OMIqKSpkYlxCVx4F?si=21f15bbd93da47b4 FKA Twigs Breaks Down 18 Memorable Looks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8NZzB3l-o Ep. 231: Courting controversy; how Calvin Klein uses provocation and why what’s good for Kendall Jenner and Jeremy Allen White is banned for FKA Twigs: https://open.spotify.com/episode/32uFwO7vKlN3K5WO0xiJ2w?si=9953df5f435a4d1d BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com Find me on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/22/202419 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 244: Let’s catch up on the Oscars – from Jodie Smith’s viral skin to Kendall Jenner’s Margiela moment. Plus my mini Cécred review and a Byredo Mojave Ghost perfume workshop

Today’s episode is super chill, it’s me having a little catch up with you about beauty things I’ve been thinking about or trying this week. So, on the schedule we’ve got a segment on the Oscars including the intense comments on my Jodie Smith video; I’m sharing my first thoughts on a Cécred product and also the perfume workshop I attended at Byredo earlier this week. Thanks for listening, see you next time! Links Jodie Smith video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGef71P6t/ Billie Eilish video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGef7jSYU/ Kendall Jenner video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGefWK3aJ/ Carey Mulligan video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGefWouyK/ Cecred Moisture Sealing Lotion: https://cecred.com/en-uk/products/moisture-sealing-lotion Byredo Mojave Ghost: https://www.byredo.com/uk_en/search/?q=mojave+ghost BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/15/202434 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 243: Creating the characters of Truman Capote and the original influencers for FX Network show Feud: Capote vs The Swans with makeup department head Jackie Risotto

This week I’m talking about a new FX show, an 8-part series of the Feud - Capote vs the Swans. It’s a show I’ve been looking forward to seeing forever. In this episode, as well as sharing background on this stylish new show from Ryan Murphy, I’m also sharing an interview with makeup department head Jackie Risotto. Jackie recently won the award for best Period and/or Character makeup on the Bradley Cooper movie Maestro at the recent Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Awards, alongside three other makeup crew. In 2019 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Makeup for a limited series or movie (non-prosthetic) for FX show Fosse/Verdun, a miniseries on the life of actor and choreographer Bob Fosse. More recently she’s worked on Only Murders in the Building. In this interview she shares the products she cannot live without on set and more. Let me know when you’re listening by tagging me on Instagram @beautymepodcast and if you enjoyed this episode I’d love it if you could leave a review or a rating on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you’re listening. Don’t forget there’s also a newsletter that you can subscribe to and read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and I’ll be sharing lots of images of the actual swans as well as the actors playing them in the new series. Also of course I’ll be sharing a video on this episode over on Instagram and my tiktok @charissekenion. That’s it for now, thanks for listening! Links Jackie Risotto on Instagram: Kyra Pachinko on Instagram: Dying for Sex podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3zzOFMwPlA0bbPkt4R0Lku si=0cf28c8cfb1f44c3 Chloe Sevigny talks Swans/The Run Through with Vogue: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4KztFlfZnEmhVCbguPHZHX?si=d6b356de006e4226 La Côte Basque story: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a40376194/truman capote-la-cote-basque/ Pat McGrath: MAC Cosmetics Blot Powder: BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/8/202436 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 242: The Week in Beauty – Marc Jacobs celebrates 40 years with Pat McGrath; YSL Beauty announces Dua Lipa as global makeup ambassador, plus more discussions around Beyoncé and Cécred

Today it’s another Week in Beauty and this week’s subjects are: fashion designer Marc Jacobs celebrating 40 years with a limited edition Pat McGrath lipstick; Dua Lipa being announced as new global makeup ambassador for YSL Beauty and we’ll briefly revisit the ongoing conversation around Beyonce’s new haircare brand Cécred. As always thank you so much for listening and if you enjoyed this episode in any way it would be amazing if you could share it with someone else and also leave a review or rating on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or anywhere you like to listen. See you next time! Links Pat McGrath Matte Trance Lipstick Marc Jacobs Edition: https://www.patmcgrath.com/products/mattetrance-lipstick-marc-jacobs-edition Cécred: https://cecred.com/en-uk BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  Artwork: YSL Beauty --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/4/202411 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 241: Chic is back! London Fashion Week hair and beauty round-up featuring KNWLS and Ancuta Sarca plus my NYFW faves Laquan Smith, Luar and Marc Jacobs

This week I’m sharing some of my favourite hair and beauty moments backstage at London Fashion Week. I went to three very different shows and really got to see how the hair and makeup teams support the designers’ visions. Also, I couldn't resist sharing a few standout beauty moments from NYFW, because they’re just too beautiful to miss out! If you want to see more of what I’ve been talking about then head to my tiktok @charissekenion or visit @beautymepodcast on Instagram to see my backstage footage and videos I’ve made on these gorgeous shows. As always thank you so much for listening and if you enjoyed this episode in any way it would be amazing if you could share it with someone else and also leave a review or rating on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or anywhere you like to listen. See you next time! Links BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/1/202424 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 240: Let's review – YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara

It’s review time and this week it's the much-talked about Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara from YSL Beauty. In these short episodes I tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it and break down the packaging, the smell and feel, and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. For consistency, when it comes to any ingredients that I mention I will use incidecoder.com, a website specifically created for ingredient advice. I’d love to know if you’ve tried YSL's Lash Clash or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or X @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please leave a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. Thanks for listening! Artwork by Charisse Kenion Links YSL Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara: https://go.shopmy.us/p 3729227 BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/23/202411 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 239: The Week in Beauty – Hailey Bieber's GENIUS Rhode Lip Tint phone case; Cécred – new haircare from Beyonce, fashion icon Peter Dundas going into beauty and HAIR TALKS part 2!

Welcome to The Week in Beauty, a series that curates the latest beauty news. This week’s subjects are: Hailey Bieber’s genius new marketing for her skincare brand Rhode; Beyonce going into hair with Cécred, designer Peter Dundas going into beauty and the second IRL HAIR TALKS event. Let me know if you’re loving these news-focused episodes over in the DMs @beautymepodcast on Instagram and if you enjoyed this episode I would love if you could leave a rating on Spotify or a review anywhere you like to listen. And if you want to keep listening, I highly recommend that you start following the show or subscribe so that you never miss another episode. Don’t forget, there’s also a newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com which you can subscribe to for free. See you next time and thanks for listening! Links Rhode Skin Lip Case: https://www.rhodeskin.com/products/lip-case?variant=44694146253038 Cécred: https://cecred.com/en-uk/password Peter Dundas: https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/peter dundass-label-ceasing-operations-in-the-uk Find out more about HAIR TALKS: https://www.instagram.com/p/C2sauEXoNCJ/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/19/202417 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 238: Three of my most treasured fashion and beauty books

This week is a bit of an indulgent one; I’m taking you through some of my favourite, can’t live without books. My first book is Face Forward by makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin; the second is a photography book showcasing the work of New Yorker Slim Aarons and my final book is more of a mini magazine, a very special edition of Vogue Italia featuring black Barbies in celebration of the history-making July 2008 Black Issue. I would love to know your favourite fashion and beauty books because I can always do with more, so feel free to let me know in the DMs @beautymepodcast. Thanks so much for listening; if you enjoyed this episode do please give it a review or rating wherever you’re listening and be sure to follow and subscribe so you never miss another episode! Don’t forget there’s also a free newsletter over at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. Links Kevyn Aucoin Face Forward: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Face-Forward-Kevyn-Aucoin/dp/0316287059 Slim Aarons: Women: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slim-Aarons-Women-Laura-Hawk/dp/1419722425 Black Barbie Vogue Italia special: https://www.ebay.co.uk/ The Run-Through with Vogue –  Chloe Sevigny and Lou Eyrich: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4KztFlfZnEmhVCbguPHZHX?si=3d8abbd4cbb846fd My tiktok on the Chanel Iman story from Vogue Italia The Black Issue: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGeSQCctj/ BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/16/202416 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 237: 5-minute review of Neen, the latest brand from Stila founder Jeanine Lobell

It’s another 5-minute review and this week it’s all about makeup brand Neen, but as it's about an entire range that's quite new to me, it's more like 7 minutes! In each review type episode I give a mark out of 5 at the end based on how the products performed for me. Stila and Neen founder Jeanine Lobell on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4XS7LxQtL0aBHNQUXjHYbD?si=d5c800efb3784449 Neen at Nordstrom: https://www.nordstrom.com/brands/neen--25527 Neen at Cult Beauty: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/brands/neen.list BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/9/202411 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 236: The Week in Beauty –Pat McGrath brings community back to Instagram, Kylie Jenner’s ‘new face’, Sza's lip line, Julia Fox talks OMG Fashun! plus Grammys beauty and more

Welcome to The Week in Beauty, a series that curates the latest beauty news. This week there are several subjects: first of all we have to discuss how Pat McGrath almost broke Instagram, we’ll look at the news of a series based on the life of so-called plastic surgery addict Jocelyn Wildenstein; talk about criticism of Kylie Jenner’s apparently new/old face and briefly look at new projects from Julia Fox and Sza; celebrate Anok Yai being the face of a new Mugler perfume and talk Grammys beauty moments. Phew, that’s a lot. Let’s get into it. Be sure to let me know if you enjoyed this episode – you can email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or X @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. Links MJ Corey on Kylie Jenner’s face: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2sywDIuxFu/?igsh=MWRtcW5rc3IxcmMxag== My Grammys best looks: https://www.instagram.com/charisse_kenion/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/7/202428 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 235: Fenty to Laura Mercier; Prada to Mugler; fragrance reviews for anyone ready to add something new to their perfume wardrobe

This episode is all about perfume; I’m going to share some gorgeous modern scents, a couple of classics and a few that are just a little bit different. Hopefully the episode is useful to anyone who's looking for a new fragrance or wants to get started in the wonderful world of scent. I'm sharing my thoughts and some history on several scents in this episode but I would love to know what YOUR signature scent is, so be sure to take part in the poll if you're listening on Spotify, or just DM me @beautymepodcast on Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode please do leave a review and be sure to subscribe or follow so you never miss another episode! Links Aesop Eidesis eau de parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444291 Argentum Become eau de parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444290 Barbour the New Origins for Her: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444214 Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 + Iris eau de toilette: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444218 Fenty eau de parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444216 Laura Mercier Almond Coconut eau de parfum; https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444217 Mugler Alien eau de parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444222 Prada Paradoxe Intense eau de parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444220 Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb eau de parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3444219 Alien Mugler for Women on fragrantica.com: https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Mugler/Alien-707.html BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme    --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/2/202422 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 234: The Week in Beauty – Pamela Anderson becomes co-owner of Sonsie skincare and how Pat McGrath created peel-off glass skin to make Margiela magic at Couture Week

Welcome to The Week in Beauty, a series that curates the latest beauty news. This week’s subjects are: Pamela Anderson joining the celebrity beauty gang and becoming a co-owner of beauty brand Sonsie, and my favourite beauty moment from Couture Week in Paris courtesy of the one and only Pat McGrath. As always I'd love to know what you think! Are you interested in Pamela Anderson and Sonsie? Do you think Pat McGrath created magic for Margiela? Let me know over in the DMs on Instagram or X @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. Links My Margiela makeup video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2m-aijorZC/?igsh=MXdoYmQwbnRycHlrMQ== Erin Parson’s glass skin video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGercUUBs/ Niko Haagenson’s glass skin video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGehekQo4/ Hanna Photosynthesis’ glass skin video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGehe9FBn/ Episode 229 on gatekeepin: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4bYymNa6s9FuE5jtdvtpwK?si=5d8be1eacd3c43b7 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/29/202416 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 233: breaking down the Mob Wife aesthetic and its links to London and style icon Lil' Kim

In this episode I’m looking at the Mob Wife Aesthetic, what it is, why it started and why at times it kind of looks like classism because some of the comments on the trend are a little too dismissive. As well as giving my take on the reaction to the trend, I reached out to former guest, Brooklyn-born, New York-based makeup artist Isabel Rosado. She is someone who isn’t just a fan of iconic Mob Wives or girlfriends such as Adriana La Cerva, a key character from The Sopranos – Isabel has worn the look in various iterations since her teen years. I also check in with my London born and bred friend Keisha Rachele who shares her love for the aesthetic and links it to her own style memories of growing up in Notting Hill. I'd love to know your thoughts, especially if you're from the UK and have also noticed some similarities! DM me at @beautymepodcast on X or Instagram and be sure to check my videos on the trend over on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a review and be sure to subscribe to the show wherever you listen so you never miss an episode! Links Isabel Rosado on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isabelyrosado Rachel Karten’s Link in Bio newsletter: https://www.milkkarten.net/p/is-hbo-behind-mob-wife-aesthetic Kayla Trivieri's Mob Wife video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGeraNmgQ/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/26/202433 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep: 232: The Week in Beauty – can Uoma Beauty make a comeback? Plus Skkn by Kim Makeup and the return of 2000s male model Will Lemay for Pharrell Williams’ show for Louis Vuitton menswear

Welcome to The Week in Beauty, a series that curates the latest beauty news. Today’s subjects are the sale of formerly popular brand Uoma Beauty, two new campaigns from Kim Kardashian brands Skkn by Kim and Skims and Pharrell Willams bringing a 2000s male model out of retirement for the Louis Vuitton FW menswear show. Be sure to let me know if you enjoy this kind of beauty news-based episode and please let me know if there’s a specific story or moment you want me to cover. You can DM me @beautymepodcast on Instagram or X or email [email protected]. Also, don’t forget to follow the show on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen, and if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review, it only takes a second but really helps the show be discovered! Links Private Equity Firm Acquires Uoma Beauty’s Assets: https://www.businessoffashion.com/news/beauty/uoma-beauty-new-owners/ Nadia Lee Cohen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadialeecohen/ My video on 2000s model Will Lemay: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGeMqbRfX/ BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/22/202416 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep: 231: Courting controversy; how Calvin Klein uses provocation and why what’s good for Kendall Jenner and Jeremy Allen White is banned for FKA Twigs

Today I wanted to get into the recently banned advert for Calvin Klein featuring singer FKA Twigs. The brand has been hitting us from all angles with multiple campaigns for Spring ‘24 starring The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White in his boxer briefs and we’ve also seen Kendall Jenner in this campaign. In this episode I examine the controversial history of Calvin Klein ads before discussing why the Advertising Standards Agency here in the UK decided to ban the image of FKA Twigs. I call upon writer Ata-Owaji Victor to share her thoughts on the isms of it all, including racism, sexism and colourism. I’d love to know what do you think about the ad? What do you think about it being banned? Is it a big deal? Do you feel sorry for FKA Twigs? I’ll be sure to post a questionnaire for anyone listening on Spotify, but if you’re listening elsewhere feel free to tag me when you’re listening and share your thoughts, or DM me on Instagram or X @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget to hit subscribe or follow wherever you’re listening so you never miss another episode, and if you don’t already know, look out for my new series The Week in Beauty. See you next time and thanks for listening. Links ‘Double standards’: FKA Twigs defends banned semi-nude Calvin Klein advert: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/jan/11/fka-twigs-defends-banned-semi-nude-calvin-klein-advert The most controversial Calvin Klein Ads: https://www.complex.com/style/a/karizza-sanchez/controversial-calvin-klein-ads Ata-Owaji Victor on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ataowaji/ Ata-Owaji Victor on the BeautyMe Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/407KbLX8bv1P9XjpYY8O5h?si=4e9c5221b51a4e68 My video on FKA Twigs banned Calvin Klein ad: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1-VwkNIvhd/?igsh=MWc2eGdndjFxbXJ6NQ== BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy     --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/19/202444 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep: 230: The Week in Beauty – Sephora and Gen Alpha, Golden Globes beauty, Diana Ross for Saint Laurent and beauty trend predictions

Welcome to The Week in Beauty, a brand new series that curates the latest beauty news. Each week I'll dig a little deeper into the news and share the headlines with you. This week's subjects: severe beauty at the Golden Globes, Diana Ross for Saint Laurent, Gen Alpha and their love for Sephora, and I’m also going to share some beauty trend predictions from the insights team at SEEN Group. I’d love to know if you enjoy this kind of beauty news-based episode so please do DM me @beautymepodcast on Instagram or X or email [email protected]. Also, don’t forget to get involved in the poll on the show’s Spotify page! Thanks so much for listening and I’ll see you next time. Links Natasha Lyonne's 'Severe Beauty' at the Golden Globes: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion James Welsh: Sephora 10 Year Olds and Drunk Elephant need to be stopped!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd4QL-DCAeA @Amyyy.xo_ Gen Alpha video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGe68aFQy/ Sign up up the Seen Works newsletter at https://www.seengroup.com/beyond/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/15/202432 minutes
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Ep: 229: Earnestness, smoking, gatekeeping, being your own influencer and more. Some of my favourite Ins and Outs for 2024

It’s the first episode of a brand new year, and in this episode I’m talking about the Ins and Outs lists that we’ve been seeing all over social media. As well as sharing my own list, which includes beauty, social media etiquette and gatekeeping – I want to bring it back! – I share some ins and outs from other fashion and beauty names, including former guest Mandy Lee, the fashion writer and analyst who’s also known as @oldloserinbrooklyn. I also share some comments from Kirbie Johnson, co-host of the Gloss Angeles podcast. Of course, I also want to know your ins and outs – or, tell me if you’re over these lists already! DM me @beautymepodcast on Instagram or X and let me know. For me the lists are a bit of fun but can also be useful in the sense that it doesn’t hurt to think about our habits from time to time, and see if we might want to change something. If you're listening on Spotify be sure to add your ins and outs in the poll on the show page! Above all else, I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, it would be great if you could review, share and subscribe. See you next time! Links Mandy Lee on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@oldloserinbrooklyn Mandy Lee on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/29eeBCWaJerlIGouPSqNbm si=ba60f289c60e4580 QiQi Fitness on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@qiqihill Ep. 206: PSA: Someone else’s weight is none of your business: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0QRAbH4TA0pxmhliBUh8OF?si=4f1a0e54d51d48e9 Kirbie Johnson on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kirbiejohnson Gloss Angeles Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1CFC8JHiB0l84C0MPntZKG?si=856fea37a4f24761 Lizzy Hadfield on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LizzyHadfield Ep. 2 of How to be Fashionable and Beautiful with Chani and Charisse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p11pyf67lOY Special episode on facialist Katie England: https://open.spotify.com/episode/63vsKWdvGMs7fVwxyZd6M3?si=61c95d713b6f432a Tanem on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@musthavesxt BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/12/202438 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep: 228: It’s a Winter skincare special because selfcare…

It’s the final episode of 2023 and because it's been quite a year, I'm ending on the concept of selfcare. In this episode I'm sharing my thoughts on several body creams, lotions and exfoliants that are all aimed at caring for your skin in the colder months. I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of the products I mention before and I’d really love to know the products that you consider to be your essentials when it comes to hydrating your winter skin. Let me know in the DMs over on @beautymepodcast on Instagram or X and feel free to get in touch over on my TikTok @charissekenion. As mentioned this is the last episode of 2023 so I want to thank you for every single time you’ve hit play on an episode of the Beautyme Podcast. See you next year. Products mentioned: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029842 Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029844 Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029847 Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029850 Indeed Labs 10balm Body Lotion: https://www.mankind.co.uk/indeed-labs-10-balm-body-lotion-180ml/12540154.html Ole Henriksen Beam Cream Smoothing Body Moisturiser: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029854 Oskia London SPF Vitamin Body Milk: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029856 Oskia London Renaissance Body Scrub: https://go.shopmy.us/p-3029859 Johnsons Baby Lotion: https://www.johnsonsbaby.co.uk/johnsons-baby-lotion Rituals Hamman Body Scrub Bar: https://www.rituals.com/en-gb/the-ritual-of-hammam-body-scrub-bar-1115503.html Links mentioned: Ep. 214: 5-minute review of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1W7H5x9XfPt84kHxmwgdVc?si=2024ccff60514c44 Ep. 135: The products I use for Glowing Skin all year round: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3gYaNwdsNQLwhj3lU2uDRe?si=2e559aa4f49e403b How to be Fashionable and Beautiful with Chani and Charisse: https://youtu.be/kquezlKW3GU?si=DBhtmVrPCCxAj5MC BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme    --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/15/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep: 227: From Apple TV+ series The Supermodels to Hulu’s The Other Black Girl - essential festive viewing for lovers of ‘90s hair and beauty or anyone who just needs a distraction.

This week I'm talking about the beauty I’ve discovered in several of the shows I’ve been watching lately. You'll hear my thoughts on two Apple TV+ shows; The Supermodels, a 4-part docuseries on the quintessential ‘90s supermodels, and The Buccaneers, an 8-part story about young American women taking over London in the 1870s. I’m also talking about The Other Black Girl, American Horror Story Delicate and finally the Bethann Hardison documentary Invisible Beauty. Where possible I’ll give each show a rating out of 5. Please let me know if you’ve watched any of the shows I mention this episode! You can DM me @beautymepodcast on X or Instagram and I’ll also post a poll for my Spotify listeners. Also, I’ll be asking you what you can recommend for me so I can share with other listeners. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this episode, I’d love if you could rate it or write a review and definitely, absolutely share it with anyone who needs something new to watch! Thank you as always for listening. I’ll see you next time. Check out my TikTok on the Apple TV+ The Supermodels series: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGe8uMYvC/ The Supermodels on Apple TV+ trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G59GvtrbFtQ The Buccaneers on Apple TV+ trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaDFty5ipEg&t=16s The Other Black Girl trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cVmQtxCHfU&t=27s American Horror Story: Delicate trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaVatUKWJ04 Invisible Beauty trailer: https://www.bethannhardison.com/projects/tv-film BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/8/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 226: How a London theatre company is reimagining hairy fairy tale Rapunzel, plus Hair Talks post-show chat

Today’s episode is all about the complexity of hair, from two very different angles. The first segment of the show is going to be a conversation with Theatre Peckham CEO and Artistic Director Suzann McLean about her new all-black cast production of the classic European fairytale Rapunzel – a story about a young girl trapped in a tower in the woods with her only means of possible escape being her extremely long hair. The second segment sees me with my friend and collaborator Winnie Awa of The Hair Lab podcast discussing how our first event, HAIR TALKS went. Thanks as always for listening – it means the world, and if you enjoyed do please rate the show on Spotify and review on Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you like to listen. Also be sure to check out my tiktok @charissekenion and sign up for my newsletter for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. Information and tickets for Rapunzel at Theatre Peckham: https://www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/show/rapunzel/ BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/4/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 225: The first Hair Talks event - IRL!

It’s been about a year since my friend and former guest Winnie Awa, founder of Carra, an AI-led personalised hair advice platform, said that we really wanted to start a series of events. Back then I always knew it would be called Hair Talks – because, well, our hair literally talks – and I think as women of colour in particular, how we style or dress our hair speaks volumes but is not always interpreted correctly. I'm so excited to say that our very first event is happening this Monday and that, moving forward, you can expect HAIR TALKS to be an ongoing series of conversations around the complexity of textured hair. So, in this short episode I'm sharing a little bit more about why it started, and where we see it going. There's still time to book yourself a free ticket if you live in London - and grab a gorgeous goodie bag featuring goodies from Camille Rose, Pacifica, Liha Beauty and more! Click the link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hair-talks-tickets-753070994617?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl Winnie and I want Hair Talks to feel like your event – it only works if you show up and share. If you can’t make it on the night, feel free to reach out to me on social media @beautymepodcast on Instagram and X formerly known as Twitter, and for the Spotify listeners I’ll create a poll for you to get involved with. That’s all for this week. Thank you so much for listening during these uncertain times; your support means the world. If you enjoyed this episode, a review or rating wherever you listen would be amazing. I’ll see you next time. BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/24/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 224: Meditation, quality, self-reliance and questioning beauty with hair artist Cyndia Harvey

This week’s guest is the wonderful, inspiring and insightful Cyndia Harvey, a London-based hair artist who has been recognised for her contribution to fashion by The British Fashion Council and was labelled as a Beauty Game-Changer by Vogue Business in their inaugural ‘100 Future Innovators’ list. In this episode, Cyndia looks back fondly at how her Jamaican upbringing instilled in her an ingenuity that has always fed her creativity and she also shares on her love for Vipassana Meditation and explains why she feels apprehensive about labelling something as beautiful. I’d love to know if Cyndia's words have the same impact on you as they had on me. You can let me know over in the DMs on Instagram or X formerly known as Twitter @beautymepodcast or you can email your thoughts to [email protected]. If you enjoyed this episode it would be amazing if you could leave a review or a rating wherever you like to listen as it really helps other potential listeners find the show! Don’t forget there’s also a free to subscribe newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com and you can find some visuals to go with our chat over on my tiktok @charissekenion. Thank you for choosing to listen. Links This Hair of Mine video : https://vimeo.com/215919896 Cyndia's brand This Hair of Mine: https://thishairofmine.world/products/scalp-serum Cyndia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyndiaharvey BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/17/202341 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 223: 5-minute review of Prada Beauty Monochrome Hyper Matte Lipstick

It’s another 5-minute review and this week it’s Prada Beauty’s Monochrome Hyper Matte Lipstick. In these short episodes I tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it and break down the packaging, the smell and feel, and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. This product was purchased by me but since recording the brand has sent me three other shades, including the Soft Matte formula, so I'll be sure to let you know my thoughts on that one on my socials! I’d love to know if you’ve tried this product or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. Links Prada Beauty Monochrome Hyper Matte Lipstick: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2521287 Prada Beauty Monochrome Soft Matte Lipstick: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2521296 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/10/20238 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep: 222: Behind the scenes of Sofia Coppola’s new Priscilla Presley biopic, with heads of hair and makeup Cliona Furey and Jo-Ann MacNeil.

This week we’re looking at the hair and makeup creatives who brought the cast of the new Sofia Coppola movie Priscilla to life. I’ve split the show into three segments; starting with a little background into the making of the biopic, then I’ll be sharing my conversation with Cliona Furey, Head of Hair Design on the movie before sharing some behind the scenes product information from Jo-Ann MacNeil, Head of Makeup Design and find out how she turned actress Cailee Spaeny into Priscilla. Also, if you want to see some visuals from the movie, I’ve made a few TikToks which you can find at https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion and if you’re one of my US-based listeners I’d love to know your thoughts on the movie if you’ve seen it! Feel free to DM me on Instagram or X @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. Thank you so much for listening – if you did enjoy it, it would be great if you could leave a review on Spotify or Apple or wherever you like to listen, and do feel free to give it a rating. Also, if you want to make sure you catch every episode of BeautyMe, be sure to subscribe and follow so you get notified when they are released. Artwork image credit: Ken Woroner via A24 Clip of Sofia Coppola in intro via Chanel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va0g2wkDJZw How Cailee Spaeny transformed into Priscilla: https://theface.com/culture/how-cailee-spaeny-transformed-into-priscilla-sofia-coppola-film-elvis-presley-60s-hair-makeup-fashion Priscilla Presley Breaks down 15 Looks from 1960 to Now Vogue Life in Looks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKKe82ggaD4 Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2557838 Priscilla X Half Magic Set: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2557829 Sebastian Shaper Hairspray: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2557855 Chanel Les Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Palette: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2557850 Ardell Lashes: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2557863 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/3/202336 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 221: Growing up with Tumblr, code-switching as a mixed race woman and skincare for eczema with writer and curator Jasmine Pierre

This week I’ve got a very special guest because it's my first time welcoming a BeautyMe listener on to the show. A few weeks ago I put out an invitation on Instagram Stories for any listeners who wanted to be my guest and talk beauty. London-based Executive Assistant, writer and curator Jasmine Pierre is my first listener guest and the conversation was so much fun and brought up a lot of thinking points for me personally. In this episode, Jasmine shares her morning routine with some really useful tips for anyone who lives with eczema, and takes me through her early beauty influences, from her mum and grandma, to her schoolfriends and then, as so many of us have experienced: Tumblr. If you're listening on Spotify be sure to check out my poll on the show page or feel free to DM me on Instagram or X @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. Thank you so much for listening – if you did enjoy it, it would be great if you could leave a review on Spotify or Apple or where you like to listen, and do feel free to give it a rating. Also, if you want to make sure you catch every episode of BeautyMe be sure to subscribe and follow so you get notified when they're released. See you next time! Links Aveeno Dermexa Emollient Cream: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2501788 The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2501852 Byoma Hydrating Serum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2501779 E45 Face Moisturiser: https://e45.com/uk/product/e45-face-moisturiser/ Garnier Ambre Solaire Advanced Protection Sensitive SPF50: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2501878 Byoma Moisturising Gel-Cream SPF30: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2501872 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/27/202331 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 220: 5-minute review of Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

It’s another 5-minute review and this week it’s the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Face Primer. In these short episodes I tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it, break down the packaging, the smell and feel, and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. For consistency, when it comes to the ingredients part I will often refer to incidecoder.com, a website specifically created for ingredient advice. I’d love to know if you’ve tried this product or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. Links to products mentioned Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Face Primer: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2354067 Milk Makeup Pore Eclipse Mattifying + Blurring Setting Spray: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2354077 Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Makeup Setting + Refreshing Spray: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2354754 Milk Makeup Pore Eclipse Matte Translucent Setting Powder: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2354086 Youthforia Pregame Primer https://go.shopmy.us/p-2354748 BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/20/20239 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 219: Feeling burnt out and co-hosting The Black Beauty Club in London

This week it’s a very unscripted, minimally edited episode about two things that have been on my mind. First of all; burnout. I am FEELING it! Listen in and let me know if you’re feeling the same. The second segment is all about the value of the Black Beauty Club. Formed by two New York based women, Tomi Talabi and Asmeret Berhe-Lumax, the Black Beauty Club first emerged on Clubhouse, the audio chatroom app that took over our lives at the height of the pandemic in 2020, and today it is a real life event taking place regularly in New York and more recently and more often in London and Paris. Earlier this week I co-hosted their latest London event, so in the second half of this show I will tell you more about the club, its message and its founders. Links The Black Beauty Club on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theblackbeautyclub Black Beauty Club in Vogue: https://www.vogue.com/article/welcome-to-the-black-beauty-club#:~:text=The%20Black%20Beauty%20Club%20was,the%20first%20months%20of%20quarantine How to increase Willpower and Tenacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwakOgHIT0E Joy Matashi on the BeautyMe Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3rqjDjvRvU6Au5rxXmCIXt?si=3D1OE9grQdGPK3m1x9ur3A Lily Twelftree of Barefaced Media on the BeautyMe Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6GzJ0kLReYjoClOjzWNQGW?si=Cc8SHjH9QYmaGiCIDe2kDg BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/13/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 218: Australia-based Makeup artist and creator Tatiana Rose talks showgirls, nostalgia, comparison and performing as an introvert

This week's guest is Tatiana Rose, a makeup artist, photographer and cabaret dancer, based in Australia. I can't remember when I first fell in love with her work, but she was an instant follow. Tatiana’s work is so cinematic and nostalgic and I truly believe there's no-one else quite like her. In this episode Tatiana shares what it was like to grow up in the circus back in Belgium, where she was born, only to move to Australia and have her world turned upside down. Suffice to say, it was a tumultuous time but it pushed Tatiana to really lean into her love of the arts, from painting to ballet, and would eventually lead her to the world of makeup. I hope you love this one - be sure to check out all of Tatiana's social links that I've shared below and if you want to see a clip from our chat, head to my TikTok @charissekenion. If you’d like to leave some feedback then feel free to get in touch over in the DMs on X, formerly known as Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. If you enjoyed this episode I would love it if you could leave a review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, because it really helps people find the podcast. Thanks for listening, see you next time. Tatiana on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatianaroseart/ Tatiana on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tatianaroseart Tatiana on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tatianaroseart BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/29/202331 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 217: London Fashion Week backstage hair and beauty highlights plus makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes first product launch

This episode is a look behind the scenes at some of the London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2024 shows and I’m also sharing information on the very first product launch from makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes. In this episode I share my favourite moments backstage, thoughts on professionals who are able to cater to textured hair and more! If you want to see the visuals to accompany my thoughts head to my personal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/charisse_kenion/https://www.instagram.com/charisse_kenion/ and my TikTok @charissekenion! Don't forget there's also my free newsletter that you can sign up for at beautymenotes.substack.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode it would be great if you could hit subscribe or follow and feel free to leave a review too! Products mentioned: KJH.brand Hyper Shine High Lite Kit – launching September 26th at kjhbrand.com BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/25/202325 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 216: Meet the Founder with Zanna Roberts Rassi, co-founder of Milk Makeup. Talking makeup, the Manchester indie scene, relationships and more

This week it’s a very special Meet the Founder episode with Zanna Roberts Rassi, one of the four co-founders of Milk Makeup, a cruelty-free, vegan makeup brand that's all about easy, effortless results. Zanna launched the brand back in 2016 alongside her husband, Milk Studios co-founder Mazdack Rassi, as well as Georgie Greville and Dianna Ruth. Zanna and I met during a hectic week of Milk Makeup events that saw her flying from New York to London to Paris all in the space of a few days. In this episode we discuss the early days of Milk Makeup, how Zanna stays fit and inspired - and I also ask how she balances living and working with her husband, all while having two children and a gig as an entertainment reporter for NBC! Zanna, originally from Manchester, UK, is honest and open about her work/life balance and of course shares her can't-live-without Milk Makeup products. Just a heads-up, this is not sponsored! I really hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on X, formerly known as Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. If you want to see more of the Milk Makeup event head to my TikTok @charissekenion and if you loved listening then it would be amazing if you could leave a review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, because it really helps people find the podcast. Thanks for listening, see you next time. Artwork/photography: Charisse Kenion Links Products mentioned: Milk Makeup Vegan Moisturiser: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2217470 Milk Makeup Future Fluid All Over Medium Coverage Hydrating Concealer: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2217458 Milk Makeup Rise Lifting + Lengthening Mascara: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2217464 Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2217460 Milk Makeup Odyssey Hydrating Non-Sticky Lip Oil Gloss: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2217475 Danessa Myricks Color Fix Foils in Venus: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2217485 Milk Makeup on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milkmakeup/ Zanna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zannarassi/ BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/22/202336 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 215: Supermodels Naomi, Linda, Cindy and Christy retouched with AI for the covers of British and American Vogue September issues - is this the end of the model?

Have you seen the September covers of British and American Vogue yet? For some the images are a celebration of some of the most iconic faces we know, while others think it's amazing that four women over 50 are on the cover together. Still, there are others, including me, with a variety of conflicting thoughts, which is why this episode is dedicated to the supermodels specials. We’ve got the legends Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell on the covers of both issues at the same time but much of the talk has centred around the use of AI retouching. I would love to know your thoughts on these images too. If you’re listening on Spotify please take part in the poll on the show’s page. And feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on X, formerly Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find a video about this shoot over on TikTok @charissekenion and there's also the newsletter, beautymenotes.substack.com. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button and do please leave a review. Links Amy Odell: Vogue’s Supermodels Cover, Retouching and Fashion’s AI Future: https://amyodell.substack.com/p/vogues-supermodels-cover-retouching Check out my Christy Turlington Vogue 2002 tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJnhUsnk/https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJnhUsnk/ My Gisele for Vogue Italia tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJnhhL5X/ Linda Evangelista episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5y7Fhvg0cIl3llWCSdgfHT?si=7fb4e38105ec42b5 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/8/202329 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 214: 5-minute review of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil

This week it's another 5-minute review - but it's 10 minutes. That's mostly because I’m talking about the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil – closely related to the cult product Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. I’d love to know if you’ve tried this product or the original or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. Links: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2101028 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/1/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 213: Session stylist and brand founder Danielle Igor talks hair texture, fashion and Mary J Blige

This week's guest is London-based session stylist and brand founder Danielle Igor, whose work I fell in love with after The Face magazine included her in its online Beauty Directory. While noticing a certain nostalgia about it, I was struck by the freshness of Danielle's work. Danielle began teaching herself to do her own hair at the age of 9 and today she works with the likes of brands such as Apple, Adidas and Charlotte Tilbury as well as musicians such as Cat Burns, Jorja Smith and Shy Girl. For me, Danielle's work is a celebration of black culture, and in this conversation we discuss cultural appropriation and whether it's necessary that all stylists can do all hair. Along the way Danielle shares her first inspirations and her hopes for the future of her brand Igor Hair. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did! Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of our chat on Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button and don't forge there's also the newsletter, which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. Links Danielle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielleigor/ Igor Hair: https://igorhair.com BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/BeautyMePodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/25/202343 minutes
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Ep. 212: 5-minute review: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

It’s another 5-minute review and this week it’s the much-loved Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. In these short episodes I tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it and break down the packaging, the smell and feel, and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. I’d love to know if you’ve tried this product or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/18/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 211: The difference between hot and pretty and why makeup artist Bea Sweet can't be put in a box

This week’s guest is the amazing London-based makeup artist Bea Sweet. Often compared to Queen Pat McGrath, Bea is the creative behind some truly stunning looks for the likes of everyone from singers Jorja Smith and Twigs to British-Australian actress Miriam Margolyes. In this episode Bea looks back on the products that really got her into beauty and blows my mind when she talks about her formal music training as a child. We have an interesting conversation around what Bea classifies as being ‘hot’ and how it differs from being ‘pretty’ and she references some back in the day websites and influences that lean more into the edgy, darker side of beauty. Also, towards the end of the show, Bea is going to share the 4 products that she cannot live without, and they’re really interesting! I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of our chat on Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Links Products mentioned: Barry M Dazzle Dust: https://barrym.com/products/dazzle-dust-rose-gold MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1979338 Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Astral Lip Balm Amethyst: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1978247 Danessa Myricks Evolution Powder: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1978246 Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beauty Light Wand in No2 Medium: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1978182 Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fu$$y: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1978183 Bea on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beasweetbeauty/ FKA Twigs Ouch Ouch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZfMhK0vjeg FKA Twigs Papi Pacify video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OydK91JjFOw FKA Twigs Honda video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxokAmGVzOs Jorja Smith Try Me video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn6i9bfdRA BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme    --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Ep. 210: The problem with Latte Makeup

Today’s episode is a kind of stream of consciousness thing, musing about the 'Latte Makeup' trend. In this short and sweet episode I break down the trend, how the label originated and try to get to the bottom of why the trend kind of irks me! I would love to know what you think - am I reaching or do I have a point? If something else is bugging you, or inspiring you in the world of beauty feel free to get in touch over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you can also find me on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Artwork: Instagram.com/taniellejaimua Links Taneille Jai on Instagram: https://instagram.com/taniellejaimua?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Rachel Rigler's Latte Makeup video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJboQk5Q/ Ehlie Luna's Latte Makeup video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJbovCsb/ Jonet Williamson's Latte Makeup video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJboGPYX/ BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme   --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/4/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 209: 5 minute review: Glossier G Suit Soft Touch Lip Créme

It’s another 5-minute review although it’s definitely a bit longer today as the product I’m talking about is Glossier’s G Suit Soft Touch Lip Créme. In these short episodes I tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it and break down the packaging, the smell and feel, and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. For consistency, when it comes to the ingredients part I will use incidecoder.com, a website specifically created for ingredient advice. I’d love to know if you’ve tried Glossier G Suit or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. Glossier G Suit: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1730624 Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1896853 Romand Blur Fudge Tint: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1896848 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/28/202313 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 208: The complexities and beauty of textured hair; why tech and data is so important with Texture Gap creator and Carra founder Winnie Awa

This week’s guest is the wonderful, award-winning entrepreneur and hair expert Winnie Awa. In 2020, London-based Winnie founded Carra, an online platform powered by data to give people with textured hair the world over the advice and product recommendations they really need. More recently, this June, Winnie launched The Texture Gap, an AI-driven report from Carra Labs that highlights the lack of consideration, innovation and awareness around Type 4C hair, the tightest curl pattern. In this conversation we discuss the intricacies of black hair, why brands need to wake up to the needs of people with textured hair; why some of us are going back to relaxing our hair and our right to choose exactly what we do with our hair. This is a conversation that everyone can learn from; from brand leaders to parents who are considering the styling options for their children so don’t hesitate to share this with anyone who might benefit. I really hope you enjoy this one as much as we did and I’d love for you to take part in the poll over on Spotify if that’s where you’re listening. Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of our chat on Instagram @beautymepodcast or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Cover photo: Charisse Kenion Links Download The Texture Gap: https://carra.co/texturegap Winnie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winnieawa/ Carra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heycarra/ Read more about The Texture Gap: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/hair/a44254061/texture-gap-type-4-hair-report/ Listen to The Hair Lab: https://open.spotify.com/show/5HbDzUfLcQayqRhxdvOvys?si=b5707555715c494c The Texture Gap in Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/how-to-grow-afro-hair BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme     --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/21/202356 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 207: Ableism, empathy and creating a higher quality of life while living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS - Able zine founder Claudia Walder

This week’s guest is London-based Claudia Walder, fashion stylist and founder of Able, a magazine created for disabled people. When Claudia was 23 and working as a stylist she began to experience some health problems that eventually became incredibly debilitating. Six months later she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In this episode Claudia shares her experiences, how she had essentially had to nurture herself, why she started Able Zine and why she's taking a break. We also discuss the importance of perception and representation and the intricacies of labelling an illness 'invisible'. Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of our chat on Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links Claudia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilguerrera/ Able on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ablezine/ https://www.ablezine.com BeautyMe onTwitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme    --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 206: PSA: Someone else's weight is none of your business

Today we’re talking about weight, or rather, I’m talking about whether we should ever talk about weight when it’s nothing to do with our own body. Meaning, should we ever talk about someone else’s weight, whether it’s gone up or down, whether that’s 'good' or 'bad'. If at any point during this episode, there’s something you want to say or share, please do find me in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me direct [email protected]. TW: Before I share my thoughts, I do want to let you know that I will touch upon eating disorders and miscarriage so if either of those subjects feel too heavy right now, please give this episode a miss. I want to point out this is not an episode about health and I also want to point out that this episode will not even get into how race, gender or disability impacts the conversation around weight –but that’s something I definitely want to explore another time so I’d love to hear from you if you want to have a conversation. Please let me know your thoughts; is it time we stopped talking about weight? If you’re listening on Spotify take part in the poll over there and let me know! Or you can email me direct on [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast or on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time!  Links  Crazy Healthy Cool video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvPdFFp58iA Ka Msendoo video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJCcvYkk/ Jorja Smith for i-D: https://i-d.vice.com/en/article/g5yv74/jorja-smith-alicia-keys-falling-or-flying-interview-cover ‘You Just Need to Lose Weight’ and 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Just-Need-Lose-Weight/dp/0807006475/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1687773158&sr=8-1 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/30/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 205: 5-minute review: Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

It’s another 5-minute review and this week it’s the cult like Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, also known as a Plumping Gloss that gives an instant volume effect. In these short episodes I tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it and break down the packaging, the smell and feel, and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. For consistency, when it comes to the ingredients part I will use incidecoder.com, a website specifically created for ingredient advice. I’d love to know if you’ve tried this product or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast with your suggestions. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please leave a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. See you next time. Links Dior Addict Lip Maximizer: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1704041 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/23/20237 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 204: Is Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess the most iconic Summer scent ever? Looking at the history and many iterations of this classic fragrance

This week’s episode is a deep dive into the history of Estée Lauder’s iconic Summer scent; Bronze Goddess. First of all I’m going back to when it first launched to try and break down what makes it such a cult fragrance and I’ll end by sharing my thoughts on the very latest iteration of the fragrance, L’Eau de Lumiere. I’d love to know if you know this fragrance so be sure to head to my DMs over on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast or email me direct at [email protected]. I’d also love to know what your signature Summer scent is, so please take a second and let me know via the question I’ve posted over on the Spotify page. While you’re there be sure to hit follow, and if you’re listening elsewhere on Apple or Amazon, make sure you subscribe so you never miss another episode! Finally, if you want even more when it comes to imagery check out my tiktok @charissekenion and sign up to my newsletter. You’ll find it at beautymenotes.substack.com and it’s free to subscribe. See you next time. Artwork photography by me. Links Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1639349 Now Smell This: https://nstperfume.com/2007/03/21/estee-lauder-azuree-soleil-eau-fraiche-skinscent-fragrance-review/ Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1666868 Choosing your Summer Scent with Rachael: https://open.spotify.com/episode/16kR8oxlhXSVLvGtV8JNG8?si=249e491032e94aff Alfred Morillas Fragrantica listing: https://www.fragrantica.com/noses/Alberto_Morillas.html BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/16/202320 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 203: 5-minute review: Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water

It’s another 5-minute review in which I pick one product and tell you what the brand says about it, breakdown the packaging, the smell and feel, discuss some of its key ingredients and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. This week I’m talking about Korean brand Beauty of Joseon's Ginseng Essence Water, an amazing toner that I truly fell in love with; just check out the show artwork and you'll see my bottle is practically empty. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time!  Links Beauty of Joeson Ginseng Essence Water: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1576830 https://incidecoder.com BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme        --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/12/20237 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 202: Makeup artist and Stila founder Jeanine Lobell on building an iconic brand, working with Naomi Campbell and meditation

Jeanine Lobell, the founder of iconic brand Stila, is this week’s guest and it’s one of the best conversations I’ve ever been lucky enough to have. Jeanine started out as makeup artist – and still is today – and in 1994 she changed the face of beauty with her whimsical, functional brand. In this episode I ask Jeanine to take us all the way back to the ‘90s – what did it take to build a beauty brand back then? Was it easier or more difficult compared to today? How much did Estée Lauder pay her for her brand in 1999??  Jeanine is the definition of an innovator and I feel that future beauty founders could learn so much from her. She shares so many amazing, inspiring and fun stories of the decades she has spent in the beauty industry, and also shares what she would do differently if Stila launched today. If you love this episode I would love it if you could write a review on Apple Podcasts or leave a review over on Spotify. It makes a big difference. While you’re at it, if you subscribe to BeautyMe wherever you listen, you’ll never miss another episode. Be sure to head to TikTok to see my video content with Jeanine @charissekenion and definitely check out this week’s newsletter where I share some really lovely insights from Jeffrey Fulvimari, the illustrator who created the legendary Stila girls. If you haven’t signed up already, you can subscribe for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. Thanks for listening – I’ll see you next time. Into the Gloss article: https://intothegloss.com/2011/10/jeanine-lobell-makeup-artist/ Makeup Museum Stila Girls: https://www.makeupmuseum.org/home/2019/12/mm-stila-girl-exhibition.html Neen: https://weareneen.com BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme    --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/8/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 201: 5-minute beauty review: Dieux Instant Angel Lipid Rich Moisturiser

It’s another 5-minute review in which I pick one product and tell you what the brand says about it, break down the packaging, the smell and feel, discuss some of its key ingredients and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. For consistency, when it comes to the ingredients part I will use incidecoder.com, a website specifically created for ingredient advice. This week I’m talking about the Dieux Instant Angel Lipid Rich Moisturiser, which was kindly gifted to me by the brand. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links Dieux Instant Angel: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1576807 Elementis website: https://www.elementis.com/meadowestolider https://incidecoder.com BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/5/20239 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 200: British Vogue's June beauty, Lana Del Rey’s makeup, the new Byredo Remembrance palette and layering scents with Rachael Todd

This week's episode is a blend of some of my favourite things - from the June issue of British Vogue’s beauty pages courtesy of Twiggy Jalloh and Funmi Fetto to my latest palette purchase from Byredo; my beauty breakdown of Lana Del Rey’s new music video and chatting about Summer scents with my friend Rachael, a true fragrance enthusiast. Rachael shares her favourite perfumes and advises us how to switch things up for Summer. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode and you can subscribe for free. See you next time! 00:00 Introduction 01:30 British Vogue's June Beauty pages 22:07 Lana Del Rey's makeup for her new Candy Necklace video 28.32 Byredo's Remembrance Eyeshadow Palette 34:29 Summer Scents with Rachael Todd  Links: Lana Del Rey beauty breakdown: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion/video/7238984555540008218?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7235892347757823514 Rachael Todd on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5RNvG71AodXGllYVko5yTW?si=mEGsvuf4RkCBA2wal6YLbg Byredo Remembrance Eyeshadow Palette: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1594260 Kayali Yum Pistachio Gelato: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1594238 D.S. & Durga Pistachio Eau de Parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1594241 Veronique Gabai Lumière D'Iris Eau de Parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1594247 Vilhelm Parfumerie Stockholm 1978: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1594248 Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess de Lumiere Eau de Parfum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1594258 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/1/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 199: We all have thoughts on Beyoncé going into haircare - but if you don't want it you don’t have to buy it.

For this episode I wanted to explore the many layers of discussion around Beyoncé launching haircare, including the question, is she even qualified to launch a haircare line? As part of Destiny’s Child alongside longterm members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, from 2001 onwards the band won every award you can think of, and as a solo artist Beyoncé has amassed over 30 Grammys and is tied with her husband Jay-Z as the most nominated act in Grammys history with 88 nominations each. As well as the endless awards and nominations Beyoncé is absolutely 100 percent a modern day hair icon for black women the world over and has undoubtedly inspired millions of women to make changes with their hair. In this episode I discuss a little of Beyoncé's impact, her importance, her personal life and her reasons for going into haircare. I’d love to know your thoughts on this one – you can either DM me on Instagram or Twitter or, if you’re listening on Spotify, please do take part in the poll I’ve shared on the episode page. Thank you so much for listening – if you want a little bit more of me, go ahead and subscribe to my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you enjoyed this episode, feel free to leave a review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere you like to listen. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music?   Links: Tee Noir’s Beyoncé Is Not Relatable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASxxER4ZZQ Darian on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3PW3qKqxnmxooMi06WIoUu?si=e6e15acfdb8b49df Darian’s Reel on Beyoncé haircare: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsUNXfJLA4m/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/26/202335 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 198: 5-minute beauty review: Caudalie Vinosun Very High Protection Lightweight Cream SPF50

This is the first in a new series of short and sweet episodes that are solely product-based. Each episode I’ll tell you what the product is, what the brand says about it, what the reviews say and break down the packaging, smell and feel. I'll also and give it a mark out of 5 based on whether it matches the claims on the website and how it performed for me. This week I’m looking at the Caudalie Vinosun Very High Protection Lightweight Cream SPF50. I’d love to know if you’ve tried this product or if there’s another product you want me to do a 5-minute review on. Email me [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can read for free at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please a review or rating wherever you choose to listen. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also a newsletter where I share more about me and what I’m up to; you can subscribe to beautymenotes.substack.com for free right now. See you next time!  Links Caudalie Vinosun Very High Protection Lightweight Cream SPF50: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1545586 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/26/20235 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 197: The life and looks of Disco Queen and Beauty Icon Donna Summer

This episode is dedicated to the impact of Donna Summer, the woman known as the queen of disco who inspired millions around the world to dance, really dance, and forget their troubles. But it wasn’t just about the sounds – it was about her hair, her features, her makeup, the glitter and the sequins. The reason I’ve decided now is the time to focus on the wonders of Donna Summer is because HBO is releasing a documentary today, called Love to Love You, Donna Summer and it promises to share Donna’s struggles with fame, how she navigated being a mother and also endeavoured to keep her private life private, all while experiencing such career highs as being the first black woman to have a music video play on MTV. I’m dying to watch the documentary so I thought I’d try and take us back a little bit to break down just how Donna inspired the world. Let me know if you enjoyed this episode and if you're listening on Spotify and you're a Donna Summer fan, be sure to take part in my poll and let me know your favourite Donna song. And don't forget, there's my special Donna video over on TikTok @charissekenion right now! If you want to let me know what you'd like to hear more of on the show, email me direct on [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast.  Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links History of I Feel Love: https://pitchfork.com/features/article/song-from-the-future-the-story-of-donna-summer-and-giorgio-moroders-i-feel-love/ Dark days of Donna Summer: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/apr/28/i-was-decadent-i-was-stupid-i-was-a-fool-the-dark-days-of-donna-summer Interview with Donna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2naPKEsw2s 1978 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9s2CpYc0fY  My Donna Summer inspired playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5DRnOLtKJtjXMlLgRDpH5J?si=923693b20f884555 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme      --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/18/202327 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 196: Base battle! How does the Saie Glowy Super Skin Foundation compare with the Ilia Beauty Super Serum Skin Tint?

This week it’s the Battle of the Bases! I’m testing the Saie Glowy Superskin Weightless Hydrobounce Serum Foundation against Ilia Beauty’s Super Serum Skin Tint. Both products are aimed at giving you a natural, glowing base and after reviewing them side by side over, I thought it made sense to share a full review of both for the podcast listeners. Full disclaimer; all products reviewed were kindly sent to me by the brands with zero expectations. Let me know if you’ve tried either of these products – especially if you’re a fan of the Ilia serum as I would love to pass on any positive reviews for the other listeners. You can email me direct on [email protected] or DM me on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast or on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links Saie Glowy Super Skin Foundation: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1489901 Ilia Beauty Super Serum Skin Tint: https://go.shopmy.us/p-1489903 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme      --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/12/202318 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 195: Tarte Cosmetics is #trippin again – what can we learn from vlogger Bria Jones' Formula 1 experience?

It's a Bank Holiday BONUS episode because I wanted to weigh in on the story surrounding lifestyle vlogger Bria Jones and her decision to turn down a Tarte brand trip to the Miami Grand Prix. It's a story about the billion dollar business of Formula 1, unfair treatment, so-called 'miscommunication', alleged death threats and for some, it's also about race. For me, this entire experience is a warning for other creators. Know who you are, know your worth, seek opportunities but always, always get the information you need and always ask for what you are worth, in fact, ask ALL the questions! Let me know your thoughts over at [email protected] or DM me on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  Sound bites in intro: Lei Lei https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJuo5Cgm/ Whitney Madueke https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJuobk5j/ Twig Hoff https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJuotnMk/ Rich Lux https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJH1f5Ct/ Shades of Beige essay: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/university_honors_program/40/ Article on racist Asian slur: https://www.seventeen.com/beauty/a12273683/tarte-cosmetics-apologizes-for-racist-meme/ Article on Insider: https://www.insider.com/tarte-apologizes-brand-trip-formula-1-tiktoker-felt-second-tier-2023-5 Tarte CEO Maureen Kelly’s TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@itsmaureenkelly/video/7229394897307077934?lang=en Danisha Carter on Tarte: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJH1JaSL/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/8/202332 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 194: Red carpet hair and beauty moments from the 2023 Met Gala – or should that be Meh Gala?

The 2023 Met Gala happened Monday May 1st so of course, this episode is all about the hair and beauty moments from the night. With many of my favourite fashion accounts labelling the event as 'the worst Met Gala ever' I'm pretty relieved I'm only focusing on the hair and makeup. To be honest, I had a feeling about this year’s gala, because the theme itself – designer Karl Lagerfeld – never really excited me. That said, Karl had a 6-decade long career that saw him at Patou, Balmain, Fendi, Chloe and of course Chanel, from 1983 until his death in 2019. He also had a very definitive signature style of wearing black and white with tons of gothic style sterling silver Chrome Hearts accessories – so really, there was PLENTY of fashion inspiration for attendees to really dive into and create truly monumental moments that we would be talking about forever. But, it didn’t quite go that way. So this episode is all about the noteworthy hair and beauty moments in my eyes. Let me know YOUR favourite Met Gala moment over in the DMs on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast or on TikTok @charissekenion or  you can email me direct on [email protected].   Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/5/202340 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 193: Play, perception and the intersection of fashion and technology with Chinese-American fashion creator Karina Chan

This week’s guest is Karina Chan, a Chinese American Project Manager who grew up in the Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this episode we discuss how perception and presentation shows up differently for people of colour and Karina shares some beautiful insights from former US Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley’s book The Chiffon Trenches. Karina also shares early memories of watching her mum, a real estate agent, getting ready to go to work and her hopes for the future of fashion as technology becomes more sophisticated. If you love fashion you’re going to love this episode. And if you don’t know fashion, it’s still worth a listen and visiting Google when you get curious! I really hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of our chat on Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion.  Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links/Content mentioned Karina on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@karinajchan My video on Jenny Shimizu: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJm3mWSo/ Andre Leon Talley’s The Chiffon Trenches: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chiffon-Trenches-Andre-Leon-Talley/dp/0008342342 Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink; The Power of Thinking without Thinking: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blink-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0316057908 Karina’s video on Dior: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJm3buw5/ Karina’s video on Emanuel Ungaro: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZGJm39Y8r/ Asim Abdullah buying fashion house Emanuel Ungaro: https://www.sfgate.com/magazine/article/The-Fixer-Can-Silicon-Valley-venture-capitalist-2573018.php Chani episode on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3PfViYwjaonfjryZmE8Ybc?si=71fcb1bdb31245d8 Liah Yoo on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LiahYoo The Cutting Room Floor on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor/posts The Cutting Room Floor on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tcrfff Law Roach on High Low with EmRata: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZrwYv6j0T7uqMVYMcifHC?si=0a5b38487f754f79 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/28/202356 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 192: Can a facial be life-changing? My buccal massage experience with London-based facialist Katie England

This is an episode that I felt compelled to make, because I wanted to let you know about the amazing facial I had recently with Katie England. Based at my favourite London hotel, the NoMad in Covent Garden, Katie is a facialist with over a decade of experience and during that time she has truly honed her craft and her way of looking at skin. For me, this was an experience that still hasn't left me. Katie has made me take more interest in my body, not just my face, and she almost made me cry too. But that's only because she is simply a lovely human being that makes you feel seen. What made this even more special, was that the facial was a gift from my bestie, Natalie. So this is me passing on that gift to you. In this episode I share my experience and also discuss Katie's buccal massage techniques which are absolutely different and definitely a must! Do please share this episode with anyone you think needs it, and if you enjoyed listening, I’d really appreciate if you could review the show on Spotify or Apple or anywhere you listen. And don’t forget, if you hit subscribe or follow, you’ll never miss another episode of BeautyMe. If you need more insights and general musings on beauty, be sure to sign up for my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com. Thanks so much for listening. See you next time. Find Katie at katie-england.com Katie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katieenglandskin/ Buy The Book of Lymph by Lisa Levitt Gainsley: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Lymph-Self-care-Practices-Immunity/dp/1529354439 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/14/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 191: Yearbooks and magazines – the era-defining ‘90s beauty and fashion in new Teyana Taylor movie A Thousand and One

This episode is all about the hair and makeup we see in new AV Rockwell movie A Thousand and One, because since seeing the trailer I've been so impressed with the ‘90s and 2000s looks. The movie, starring singer and choreographer Teyana Taylor as ex-convict Inez, is set in Harlem, New York and focuses on her heart-rending story that begins with her deciding to kidnap her 6-year-old son from the foster care system. Suffice to say, it's set to be a tearjerker! It's out today in the US and should reach the UK April 21st. Be sure to check out the visuals I created for this episode over on TikTok @charissekenion and let me know if you love this kind of episode! My DMs are always open over on Twitter and Instagram @beautymepodcast, or feel free to email me [email protected]. BIG thank you to Focus Features, head of makeup Marsha Page and illustrator Desi Moore. Don’t forget there’s also the beautyme newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com – you can subscribe for free! See you next time and let me know if you go to see A Thousand and One. Bye!   BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  Links Desi Moore: https://www.instagram.com/desidoeswork/ Marsha Page: https://instagram.com/marshapagemua A Thousand and One trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBM0_6JJw1s Hair Story by Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hair-Story-Revised-Ayana-Byrd/dp/1250046572 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/31/202321 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 190: The importance of Guido Palau: the creator of ‘non-hair’ and one of the most in-demand hairstylists ever

This Guido Palau special was a long time coming and I'm so glad my friend and hair architect Joy Matashi told me it was a must! In this episode I talk about Guido's start in hair - he was told he would never make it by the way - as well as his influence on grunge, his longterm collars with photographer David Sims and designer Alexander McQueen and why he's still going strong today. I definitely don't think you need to be 'into' hair to appreciate this episode and I hope everyone who listens either enjoys it or learns something. Below are links to the two articles I referenced and do please let me know what you thought of this episode over at @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter or say hi at TikTok @charissekenion. Don’t forget there’s also the beautyme newsletter which you can subscribe to for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. If you like what you hear, feel free to leave the show a review wherever you like to listen! Thanks for listening and I’ll see you next time.  My Guido Palau TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMYQ3uUQ3/ Fashionista.com article: https://fashionista.com/2017/12/guido-palau-hair-stylist-career  Guido Palau; A life in Hair: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/guido-palau-hair-book-and-biography-interview BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcastBeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.comBeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenionBeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme    --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/23/202332 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 189: The makeup I’d buy if I LOST IT ALL

This episode is all about the makeup I would buy if suddenly one day, I woke up and all of my existing collection had disappeared, or been burnt down to the ground. Obviously, it’s never that deep, but there are some products I would have to buy immediately. The idea came to me after seeing Sophie Floyd’s YouTube about the products she would immediately replace - you can check that out here: https://youtu.be/9rpiXRWBY88 I’d love to know what YOU would buy instantly if you lost all your makeup faves. Let me know over in the DMs @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram or say hey over on TikTok @charissekenion BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/charissekenion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/17/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 188: #BeautyNews: TikTok's Bold Glamour filter, the future of American Vogue and messed up motivational posters at girls’ school

This week’s episode is a #beautybuzz episode focused on some of the most recent news stories linked to the world of beauty and how we view it; I’m looking at the growing commentary on the future of American Vogue, some condescending motivational posters aimed at girls at a school in Worcester, UK and the varied responses to the TikTok Bold Glamour filter. Also, did you know that I appeared on Breaking Beauty this week? It was so amazing to hang out with hosts Carlene and Jill of this iconic beauty podcast, and alongside fellow UK beauty journalist Anita Bhagwandas, we discuss the latest beauty headlines. You can listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WibniC1k7bhi17aAZSi7n?si=90daeff7c5174b2b As always, I’m interested to know what you think on these or any other subjects within beauty! Feel free to get in touch in the DMs at @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter or say hey over on TikTok @charissekenion. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to hit subscribe or follow and leave a review! And don’t forget there’s also the newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. Rhona Christie on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMYakomEh/ Zhangsta on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMYaBDVBx/ Amy Odell on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMYaB2sWV/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/10/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 187: The curious case of former US Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington's collection of Mammy jars and why Isamaya Ffrench is being called 'cringe'

This episode is a journey inside my mind as I try to juxtapose five decades of incredible work with one (as far as we know) racist image. I'm talking about Grace Coddington; former Creative Director at US Vogue for almost three decades, known for her imagination and brilliant attention to detail and for creating memorable imagery that has inspired many around the world and impacted every single advert and billboard. But it's that attention to detail that raised alarm bells back in 2019, when Grace was photographed at home, and in one of the images, she's standing in front of a collection of mammy jars. Many wondered why she had the jars - racist propaganda created to paint African Americans as ugly caricatures - while others wondered why they were on display. Unfortunately I didn't know about the jars when I made this TikTok all about Grace's impact on the fashion industry. So in this episode I have a lot of questions - can you be not racist but make a racist mistake; what is 'little old white lady' racism? Plus many others... I also throw makeup artist and brand founder Isamaya Ffrench into the mix, because she's been sailing very close to the wind lately, and her recent trip to Malawi has had some in the beauty community referring to her as 'cringe'.  I'd love to know your thoughts as always, so feel free to get in touch over @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram, or find me on TikTok @charissekenion. Don't forget I also have a newsletter and you can read it for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. Finally, if you could take a moment to review the show and follow or subscribe, it would really help the podcast be seen more by people who might like it.  Links Elisha Brown article in New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/arts/mammy-jars-black-history-month.html Genna Rivieccio in Culled Culture on 'old white lady racism': https://www.culledculture.com/grace-coddington-mammy-jars/ Kackie Does Beauty; We Need To Talk About Isamaya Ffrench: https://youtu.be/COIVWDo5IKs Do Mo Draper 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMYUNtB1s/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/3/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 186: TikTok etiquette and why Black and brown alt girls rule with nail tech and fashion creator Chani Ra AKA @thefashionnap

Chani Ra can’t remember a time when she wasn’t in love with fashion. She’s a writer and nail tech - who learned how to do French tips at the age of 7 by the way - who not only has an amazing fashion TikTok account @thefashionnap but has also just started sharing vlogs on YouTube this week. This episode was so much fun to record! I’ve been following Chani for a few months, ever since I decided to get serious about creating content for TikTok and I assumed she’d been on the app for a long time, because her content is so good, so well-thought out and she makes it look so easy. However, she’s only been on TikTok since the birth of her 7-month son Shiloh and basically plans and records her content when he’s taking a nap. By the way, this is baby Shiloh’s first podcast and you’re going to hear him throughout our chat. We cover so much in this episode – we talk a lot about TikTok etiquette; why being well-referenced counts, when you have to admit you’ve made a mistake and when it’s time to remove a video. Chani also shares her inspirations in the form of two women who made a major impact on her love of fashion and beauty, her godmother Eve who would take her out of school to go shopping at MAC (!) and her grandmother Ruth, a former model. I really hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Feel free to get in touch with feedback over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of our chat on Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links Check out Chani’s new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@thefashionnap Chani on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thefashionnap Raoul Alejandre on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raoulalejandre/ Isamaya Ffrench on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isamayaffrench/ Aoife on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aoifeartist/ Aoife episode on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4t1Oaod4yLkYIlvBZrjPmT?si=3f0275311a1241d1 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 185: How AI vanity software is helping your favourite actors de-age right before your eyes

This week I’m talking about the use of AI technology on film with particular regard to aging, or rather, de-aging. I've been noticing music videos are leaning more into retouching - from erasing cellulite to softening necklines - but I didn't realise it was also really prevalent in film and TV. This definitely isn't a deep dive, and it's something I will likely come back to, but after hearing an episode of The Town, a podcast all about the business of Hollywood, hosted by Matthew Belloni, I thought I'd share some insights and ask some questions about how 'vanity' software might affect the future of film. Be sure to check out that episode in the links below! Let me know your thoughts and definitely let me know if you come across any interesting articles or podcasts on the subject of AI at the movies or in beauty. You can always find me over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video related to the episode on my Instagram or on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links: Making movie stars younger with AI: https://open.spotify.com/episode/63Gy4BDhZ6azcZdRVRDGO0?si=00239912e51a49f6 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/17/202321 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 184: The death and rebirth of beauty YouTube, and why Instagram is dead with beauty marketing journalist Lily Twelftree of Barefaced Media

For this episode I’ve invited Sydney-based beauty marketing journalist Lily Twelftree of Barefaced Media back onto the show because her recent video Why did beauty YouTube die? really got me thinking. So in this episode we discuss a LOT; from what made beauty YouTube so popular at its peak; why many of us have fallen out of love with beauty YouTube – but at the same time, we’re seeing more beauty creators moving to the platform after becoming disheartened with their content performance on Instagram. We also discuss authenticity and whether brands can have political or personal opinions particularly when you look at the issue of Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter using her brand page to pay tribute to the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September. If you’re someone who’s a huge beauty YouTube lover or you’re even thinking of joining the platform yourself, feel free to get in touch over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some video clips of my chat with Lily on my Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. See you next time! Links Why did beauty YouTube die? https://www.tiktok.com/@barefacedmedia/video/7166439180455890182 Lily on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@barefacedmedia Why blocking people on social media is good for your health, with Lily Twelftree: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2c0uzY84rG0V4VtrgFqIoL?si=3a1bbe1fbad54733 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes
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Ep. 183: The importance of androgynous model Omahyra Mota

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Omahyra Mota moved to Queens, New York at the age of 10 with her siblings, her mum and her grandmother. At the age of 15 her mum picked up a disposable camera and took pictures of Omahrya in her swimsuit. She added Omahyra’s measurements to the back of the photos and sent them to every single agency in New York. Only one agency gave a response and that one was enough to see Omahyra go on to walk the runway for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta and many, many more. In this episode I look back over Omahyra’s two decade long career and discuss the power and strength she found in embracing her androgynous style. I’d love to know if you’ve heard of Omahrya before or do you have another favourite androgynous model? Let me know if you think someone else deserves their own podcast! You can get in touch anytime over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or feel free to email me [email protected]. Don’t forget, there’s also an Omahrya video on my Instagram or you can see it on TikTok @charissekenion. Did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. Links My video on Omahyra: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion Vogue profile: https://www.vogue.com/article/model-omahyra-mota-profile BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/2/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 182: Lies and lashes! Doja Cat’s lash-less Schiaparelli red moment and Mikayla Nogueira’s ‘fake’ mascara ad

What a week it’s been – the beauty community can’t stop talking about lashes. First, we had Doja Cat’s Doja’s Inferno red makeup moment created by the iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath, only to hear critics say, w’hy isn’t she wearing lashes?’ Then we had beauty creator Mikayla Nogueira’s quite unbelievable mascara ad for L’Oréal’s Telescopic Lift causing TikTok trauma. I’d love to know what you think – should Mikayla release a statement? Can she come out of this with her authenticity as an influencer intact? You can get in touch in my DMs at @beautymepodcast on Instagram and Twitter and of course I’m also on TikTok. Also, did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. Thank you so much for listening. If you want to skip straight to the Mikayla story you will find it around the 19.11 mark. Links: Ahead of the curve with Coco Mocoe: Mikayla Nogueira accused of wearing false lashes in mascara ad: what might happen next? https://open.spotify.com/episode/4IVKoelc09TBgvS3vUTUuy?si=71e85c615abc4b10 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/28/202338 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 181: The importance of ‘90s model Jenny Shimizu when it comes to race and sexuality

At just 5ft 6 with a slight, toned build, American model Jenny Shimizu looked more like a car mechanic than a runway model – because that’s exactly what she was when she was discovered. She refers to herself as a ‘gay Japanese mechanic with short hair and tattoos’ and never planned a career in modelling or acting but by doing exactly that she became a poster girl for young, queer Asian women who had never really seen themselves in the media before. I’d love to know what you think – and I’d love to know if you have a favourite model from any era that you’d like me to focus on in a future episode. You can get in touch in my DMs at @beautymepodcast on Instagram and Twitter and there's a video all about Jenny over on my Instagram and my TikTok @charissekenion. Also, did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget there’s also my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com where I often share imagery from each episode. Thank you so much for listening. Links: Cargo Collective article: https://cargocollective.com/savikuruppu/My-Girl-Jenny-Shimizu Allure magazine 2017 article: https://www.allure.com/story/jenny-shimizu-interview-sexuality-and-aging Refinery29 2017 article: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/03/144359/jenny-shimizu-model-police-officer-training BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/26/202324 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 180: ‘Ageless’ supermodel Kate Moss for Marc Jacobs – another rant about retouching

In this episode I take a closer look at the latest ad campaign from supermodel Kate Moss and question the motives behind the extreme retouching and possible use of AI filters in the video and photography. It’s a Kate we’ve never seen before and I wonder if the entire Marc Jacobs campaign is focused on nostalgia, because Kate and Marc have been working together for three decades. I’d love to know what you think – perhaps you think there’s no harm in retouching or perhaps you yourself regularly retouch your imagery. Feel free to get in touch in my DMs – there’s no judgement there! You can find me at @beautymepodcast on Instagram and Twitter and I’m also on TikTok @charissekenion. Also, did you know that you can now listen to BeautyMe on Amazon Music? Wherever you listen, I would really love if you could hit that subscribe or like button. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/20/202322 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 179: Is wearing makeup to the gym bad for our skin?

This episode is a discussion on wearing makeup to the gym – I’ll ask questions around it but during this chat I’ll be asking: is wearing makeup to the gym hygienic? Is it gross? Will it clog your pores? Or is it just none of my business? As well as asking questions I share some recent stats on women wearing makeup to the gym and I also share some expert tips on how to wear makeup at the gym, thanks to makeup artist and esthetician Katie Onyejekwe.  If you’ve enjoyed this episode, it would be amazing if you could take a second to hit the subscribe or follow tab - it really helps the podcast be discovered. Feel free to leave a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/13/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 178: My beauty predictions for Spring/Summer 2023 - from goth glam and soft flush to alien makeup and bleached brows

It’s the first episode of a brand new year and I’m starting off by sharing my top 5 beauty and hair predictions for the first part of 2023 as well as my personal favourite makeup look right now using some new products I’m loving. I’m not bringing in skincare because I can do that in a separate episode – I wanted this to purely be about how I see us all adorning our faces and hair for spring. Let me know which spring beauty trends you’re leaning into over in the DMs on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast or drop a comment over on my tiktok for this episode over @charissekenion. Thank you so much for listening and please, if you enjoyed this, help me be seen by subscribing to the podcast, following the podcast or leaving a review! Don’t forget, there’s also a newsletter; you can sign up for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. If you like the sound of any products I've mentioned, check out my ShopMy at: https://shopmy.us/collections/105192 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme Products mentioned: MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Babe in Charms: https://go.shopmy.us/p-946438 Saie Glowy Super Gel: https://go.shopmy.us/p-946439 Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencils: https://go.shopmy.us/p-946457 MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Nightmoth: https://go.shopmy.us/p-946989 MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Smolder: https://go.shopmy.us/p-946463 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/6/202328 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 177: '90s Beauty Moments - Mariah Carey’s two iconic looks from the 1999 video for Heartbreaker

It’s the final installment of this ‘90s beauty moments Advent Calendar – whew! Initially I was thinking it should be a tiny bit Christmassy, and I was going to focus on Mariah Carey’s epic All I Want for Christmas, but, I knew we’d likely be bombarded with the song all month-long, so instead I picked a song of hers that I actually liked, with a video that saw her playing with two very ‘90s looks. Let me know if you’ve enjoyed this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! It’s been a lot of fun and while I’m taking some time off now, I can’t wait to see you in 2023 with a whole host of new content, guests and videos. Thank you for sticking with me this year! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/25/202211 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 176: '90s Beauty Moments - the video for Destiny’s Child single Say My Name

Full disclaimer; this is slightly outside of my designated era of the 90s; while the single Say My Name came out in October 1999, Destiny’s Child didn’t release a video for it until January 2000. So, technically, this video shouldn’t be here! But I’m hoping I’m forgiven as I’m so close to the end of this Advent Calendar series. In this episode I share some of the drama behind the scenes of this colourful video and break down the band members and their looks. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/24/20228 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 175: '90s Beauty Moments - Isabella Rossellini as Lisle Von Rhuman in 1992’s Death Becomes Her

In this 1992 hit movie there are several big stars – Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. All three put in amazing performances, but for me, the biggest star is former model Isabella Rossellini. Without giving the plot away, she plays a socialite and sorceress, Lisle Von Rhuman, who has powers and potions that promise eternal youth and immortality and she is one of the most glamorous characters I’ve ever seen. In this episode I share why Lisle’s character is the star of this film, even though she’s only on our screens for just 15 minutes. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/23/20227 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 174: '90s Beauty Moments - the impact of Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City

Season 1 of Sex and the City aired in June 1998 and it was pretty much an instant hit. The show had four female leads in the form of Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker which meant the audience could enjoy four different personalities and styles – and everyone had a favourite. In this episode I share who’s my favourite and why! Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/22/202211 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. 173: '90s Beauty Moments - prosthetics on the catwalk; Alexander McQueen’s No.13 show with Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins

Today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment is all about one of my favourite fashion designers, ever. Whenever I think about Alexander McQueen’s work I can’t help but get emotional. He was a designer who could find beauty in the darkest moments, and his No.13 show was full of light and dark. The show is very well-known, mostly because of the finale, which sees model Shalom Harlow wearing a dress that’s being spray painted by two robots. But for me, there’s an even more impactful moment; the first time we see a model, who happens to be Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins, wearing prosthetic legs on the catwalk. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/21/202211 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 172: '90s Beauty Moments - Foxy Brown, Christian Dior poster girl and first lady of hip-hop

Today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment is all about Brooklyn-born Foxy Brown, AKA Inga Marchand, one of the first ladies of hip-hop. She was first seen on our screens in a video for LL Cool J’s I Shot Ya remix video in 1995 and from then on her style and lyricism evolved. In this episode I break down why Foxy was and is so important to not just hip hop, but also to dark-skinned women and girls around the world – I feel she helped them feel seen, appreciated and confident. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/20/20228 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 171: '90s Beauty Moments - SWV lead singer Cheryl ‘Coko’ Clemons and her epic nails

Today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment is all about lead singer of R&B band SWV, Cheryl ‘Coko’ Clemons and her incredibly long, natural nails. In this episode I break down why Coko took us on such an epic nail journey, and how the art of the nail tech has risen to cult status today. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. Listen to episode 55 on The End of the Manicure: https://open.spotify.com/episode/21XPCSxSBeggnrwA3ljLcT?si=ca7588595b504232 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/19/20226 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 170: '90s Beauty Moments - Sharon Stone as Ginger McKenna in 1995 movie Casino

Today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment is all about Sharon Stone’s magnificent portrayal of Ginger McKenna in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film Casino. In this episode I break down the retro looks we see in this film that’s based in the ‘80s, from the hair and makeup pros to my favourite beauty moments from the film. Apparently Sharon Stone was dead set on playing this character and I really think that comes through in the movie – it’s an absolute classic. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. Look Behind the Look Tricia Sawyer talks Sharon Stone in Casino: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4EWDoAxjuRSeJTlac9QcVf?si=5425934531f24646 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/18/20229 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 169: '90s Beauty Moments - Missy Elliott's iconic video for 1997 song The Rain

If you’re a fan of ‘90s music then you need to check today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment: Missy Elliott’s video for The Rain, which came out in 1997, from her first album Supa Dupa Fly. Directed by the equally iconic director Hype Williams, this video is so ahead of its time and is a must-watch if you’ve never seen it before.  In this episode I break down the hair and beauty moments, including Missy's epic finger waves, and also share some insights into the black lipgloss and liner that we see in the video, which is also very on-trend today on social media. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/17/20229 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 168: '90s Beauty Moments - R&B singer Aaliyah's video for her 1996 hit One In a Million

Aaliyah Dana Haughton released her second album, also called One In A Million in 1996 and with six hit songs coming from that album, it’s at that point in time that she really took over the charts and became a major inspiration for young black girls when it came to how they dressed and how they wore their hair and makeup. Today's '90s Beauty Moment is all about the video for Aaliyah's single One In A Million because it's the perfect blend of '90s fashion, beauty, hair and music video influences.  Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/16/202212 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 167: '90s Beauty Moments - how the Spice Girls and their Girl Power took over the world

Today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment is all about the power – the so-called Girl Power – of the Spice Girls, five women, chosen from hundreds to take on the boy bands of the mid-90s. In this episode I break down the looks that the world would go on to expect from Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisolm and Victoria Beckham (formerly Victoria Adams.) I also explain the super simple reason that we would go on to refer to these adult women as Baby, Ginger, Scary, Sporty and Posh for the rest of their lives. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/15/20228 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 166: '90s Beauty Moments - the iconic video for Don’t Let Go by En Vogue 1996

Today’s '90s Beauty Moment is all about the striking beauty looks for En Vogue’s 1996 video for their single Don’t Let Go. In this episode I break down the hair and beauty moments for all four band members: Cindy Herron, Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones and Terry Ellis and I also get into the truly quintessential ‘90s fashion looks each of them are wearing. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/14/20225 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 165: '90s Beauty Moments - ‘Black Barbie’ and Queen of Rap Lil’ Kim’s ‘90s beauty influence

For me, Lil’ Kim, AKA Kimberly Denise Jones, is someone who should get all the awards when it comes to being iconic across the board – the hairstyles you’ve played with, the makeup you’ve experimented with, even the clothes you’re wearing and the music you’re listening to – Lil’ Kim was arguably the blueprint for it all back in the ‘90s. In this episode I’m firmly sticking with the Lil’ Kim of the ‘90s – one, because there’s a lot to discuss when it comes to the Brooklyn rapper, and two, because amongst all that information, there is also the often discussed topic of her lack of self love, which some even refer to as internalised hate for how she looks. So in this episode I’m focusing on the image that first caught our attention, and how she would go on to influence her fans, the music industry and the fashion houses. I’ll be back with another in-depth episode though, so watch this space. In the meantime, I’d love to know what you think of this series – have you been enjoying it? Let me know over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/13/202211 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 164: '90s Beauty Moments - Jennifer Aniston’s iconic haircut – The ‘Rachel’ from Friends

It’s a hairstyle that has its own Wikipedia page; that’s how iconic the Rachel haircut was. It was first seen on screen, on Aniston’s character Rachel Green in Friends in 1995, near the end of the first season in the episode entitled The One with the Evil Orthodontist and she wore it until the third season. In this episode I focus on how big the influence of the cut was, and why Jennifer’s longterm hairdresser Chris McMillan designed it specifically for the star – even though she never loved it! I’d love to know what you think of this series – have you been enjoying it? Let me know over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/12/20226 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 163: '90s Beauty Moments - Skin from Skunk Anansie’s iconic bald-headed beauty

Skunk Anansie is a British rock band that shot to fame in the ‘90s, and from day one, all everyone could talk about was the striking lead singer, Skin, AKA Deborah Ann Dyer. While I knew Skin had to be in this ‘90s series, I initially thought that I would be more focused on her more edgy makeup looks, like black lipstick and liner, but recently I saw the video for one of their hits, Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) and I was blown away by a really pretty, ethereal take on ‘90s makeup. It’s not something you see much of when you examine the music videos of that decade, so I really wanted to include it in the series. I’d love to know what you think too! Have you been enjoying this series? Let me know over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/11/20227 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 162: '90s Beauty Moments - Uma Thurman’s trend-setting beauty as Mia Wallace in 1994’s Pulp Fiction

Today’s ‘90s Beauty Moment is dedicated to the star of one of my all-time favourite films; Uma Thurman in 1994’s Pulp Fiction. In this Quentin Tarantino classic, Uma plays newlywed Mia Wallace who’s definitely in the mood for trouble, and looks so good while doing it. The movie set off several beauty trends, and it also helped to catapult the success of Chanel’s Rouge Noir nail polish – the beauty brand’s biggest-selling product ever. Let me know if you’ve been enjoying this series over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. And don’t hesitate to tag me when you’re listening! Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at @charissekenion. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/10/202210 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 161: '90s Beauty Moments - RnB singer Toni Braxton's 1993 Pixie haircut

Coupled with her deep contralto tones, RnB singer Toni Braxton's short hair became an iconic inspiration for black women the world over in 1993, and it's a look that she still wears today. In this episode I discuss the impact the Pixie cut had throughout the '90s, why Toni's take on the trend has been so enduring and why the Pixie cut is still a stylish go-to today. Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini episodes over @charissekenion. Let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/9/20225 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 160: '90s Beauty Moments - Janet Jackson's Poetic Justice braids from the 1993 film

If you’re someone who ever gets your hair braided, then you will know exactly what this episode is about. Box braids have been a black girl go-to for decades, well, actually, thousands of years! But in 1993, when Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton wrote and directed Poetic Justice, he definitely had no idea that the most enduring conversation around this movie would arrive via his female star, singer Janet Jackson and her hair. In this mini episode I break down the origin of so-called Poetic Justice braids and discuss how braided styles have been integral to not only black style, but also how tribes communicate who they are, where they're from and so much more. Let me know what you think of this episode - have you seen Poetic Justice? Get in touch over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at charissekenion. Let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/8/20227 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 159: '90s Beauty Moments - Sade Adu and the original 'clean girl' aesthetic

If you're up on your social media trends, then you'll be familiar with the less-is-more vibe of the 'clean girl aesthetic' trend, but for many black and brown women, it's simply a more natural, pared-down approach to beauty that they have been enjoying for decades. Despite many a content creator labelling the likes of Bella Hadid and Hailey Beiber as the originators of the 'clean girl' trend, for me, the original clean girl has to be Sade, lead singer of her eponymous band. Folasade Adu is a Nigerian-born British singer known for her velvety tones and clean beauty aesthetic - think red lip, hair in a bun and a pair of gold hoop earrings. In this episode I discuss the look and also touch on the concept of black beauty creators not always being given credit for starting new trends, in fashion, beauty or social media. There is also a video to really show you what I'm talking about, which you can find on the @beautymepodcast Instagram or on my TikTok @charissekenion. In fact for each of these 25 '90s Beauty Moments podcasts there's a matching video!  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/7/20227 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 158: '90s Beauty Moments - Mary J Blige, Queen of Hip Hop soul and black beauty icon

If you love ‘90s makeup AND rnb then you need to check out today’s 90s Beauty Moment; I'm talking about Mary J Blige, AKA the Queen of Hip Hop Soul and an absolute icon for black women around the world when it came to hair, beauty and fashion throughout the '90s. Between 1992 and 1999 Mary released 4 albums and with each album came new looks and new inspiration. Mary absolutely deserves her own full-length episode, so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, let me know, are you a Mary J fan? Or is this the first time you're hearing about her? Let me know over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me your thoughts at [email protected]. Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at charissekenion. Do let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/6/202211 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 157: '90s Beauty Moments - Demi Moore's nude pregnant body on the cover of Vanity Fair's August 1991 issue

Thirty years ago the image of a naked pregnant woman on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine caused outrage around the world. While it absolutely impacted how the pregnant body was seen, in this episode I question if we've really come that far. Today, the likes of Serena Williams and Rihanna have publicly embraced their baby bumps for the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair, respectively, but yet, for every positive comment, there's always someone saying they feel disgusted and that a pregnant body is not something that 'should' be on show. I'd love to know what you think, so please feel free to DM me at @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram, or email me direct [email protected]. Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at charissekenion. Do let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/5/20227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 156: '90s Beauty Moments - Sinéad O'Connor's political and personal reasons for her shaved head

TW: in this episode I will touch on themes of abuse so please skip to the next episode if that's not something you want to hear today. In the mid 1980s, Sinéad O'Connor was just getting started with her music career, and a record exec asked her to consider growing her hair long and start wearing short skirts ‘like a girl’ as a way of ‘selling’ her music. The next day she walked into a barbershop and asked a young barber to make her look ‘like a boy.’ In this episode I break down the reasons Sinéad gave for her cutting her hair - reasons that changed between the '90s and when she later appeared on popular TV show Dr Phil in 2017. Don’t forget there’s a full series of ‘90s beauty TikToks to go with each of these mini podcasts over at charissekenion. Do let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/4/20228 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 155: '90s Beauty Moments - Madonna’s 1990 Vogue video and why it’s important to ballroom culture

It’s the third of my 25 '90s Beauty Moments and today its’ Madonna’s music video for her 1990 single Vogue. I believe this video is so valuable to not only the history of music, but also to the New York counterculture of ballroom. Before this video, the pageantry of ballroom, including the style of dance, Vogueing, would not have been seen in the mainstream. In this mini episode I break down just why this music video is so important and share information on the hair and beauty imagery we see, which is heavily influenced by artists and photographers from the 1940s. I’ve also created a TikTok to go with this episode and each of the other 24 episodes so head to my account @charissekenion. Do let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/3/20229 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 154: '90s Beauty Moments - Madonna's 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour

It’s the second of 25 '90s Beauty Moments and today I'm looking at the iconic wardrobe, hair and makeup for Madonna's world tour, Blond Ambition, which took place from April to August 1990. Alongside 24 other episodes, consider this my alternative gift guide, or Advent Calendar, as each day I'll be uploading a new minisode, alongside a dedicated TikTok too! In this episode I share insights into who worked on the hair and makeup for this 57-date tour and why the wardrobe, designed by Paris-based fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has stood the test of time.  Let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/2/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 153: Jennifer Aniston says she’s never felt better – so why was her Allure magazine cover so retouched? Why do magazines want us to look younger?

This episode is all about my love/hate relationship with the final print cover of Allure magazine. I’m sharing what I truly love about the shoot with Friends and Along Came Polly actress Jennifer Aniston, and I’m sharing why I’m still annoyed with magazines for their excessive reliance on Photoshop and retouching in general. I’d really love to know what you think if you’ve seen the Jennifer Aniston Allure cover and if you think that retouching is just par for the course when it comes to celebrities and beauty media. If you haven’t seen the cover, head to my TikTok to see what I’m talking about @charissekenion. Let me know your thoughts on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or feel free to share them via email at [email protected]. Don’t forget there’s also the newsletter which you can subscribe to for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. Thank you so much for listening; if you enjoyed this episode, please leave a 5-star rating on Spotify or write a review over on Apple Podcasts – it really helps! Links mentioned: Ep 129: Why do we still use Photoshop to retouch beauty images? https://open.spotify.com/episode/7cMMB7u0I4AQTh0Q9GxMgI?si=JWpDdSmXRmO_MXM06lzJmw  Ep 137: A conflicted breakdown of Linda Evangelista’s British Vogue September issue cover: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5y7Fhvg0cIl3llWCSdgfHT?si=9846560859bf4865 Ep 146: The future of Allure magazine as it goes digital-only; why Brits aren’t bothered about Sephora, yet and Taylor Swift: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Nfn6GDY9WtjG2Jlu0bCdg?si=4bff03a6357c4385 Jennifer on Allure’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNQ37AE_sRM&t=6s Jennifer Aniston TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion/video/7167015236279569669?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 James Welsh - CGI Beauty in Reality TV. Fake age, fake skin, fake tears? Instagram Vs Reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1PSu3qnCec --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/2/202230 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 152: '90s Beauty Moments - George Michael's 1990 supermodel-filled video for Freedom 90

It’s the first of 25 '90s Beauty Moments and I’m starting with George Michael’s 1990 video for Freedom! 90. In this mini episode I break down just why this music video was so iconic – and still is, 30+ years later. I’ll be back with 24 more similar mini episodes as part of my alternative Advent Calendar. I’ve also created a TikTok to go with each of the 25 episodes so head to my account  @charissekenion to see how I bring each one to life with images and video from the ‘90s. Do let me know if you’ve enjoyed this episode and feel free to give us the gift of a 5-star rating over on Spotify, or write a review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening. BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/1/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 151: The skincare I buy on repeat

This episode is all about the products that I always go back to. They might not have anything to do with a specific concern – they are simply the products that make my skin feel good or better – the kind of products about which I only have good things to say. If you’re a regular listener to BeautyMe you might have heard me mention a couple of them in the past so this episode will be further proof of just why I love them. Do let me know if you’ve used any of these products over @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter, or DM me over on TikTok @charissekenion. You can also now shop my shelf! From now on any product-focused episodes will feature a link to ShopMy where I can earn a small commission if you use my link: https://shopmy.us/beautyme I’ve also got a newsletter for you over at beautymenotes.substack.com so be sure to subscribe and read for free. And if you’ve enjoyed this episode, I’d love it if you could leave BeautyMe a 5 star review over on Spotify, or write up a review at Apple Podcasts. Thanks so much for listening.  Products mentioned:  Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: https://go.shopmy.us/p-821354 La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra 8 Face Mist: https://go.shopmy.us/p-821346 Clinisoothe Skin Purifier: https://clinisoothe.com/ Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream: https://go.shopmy.us/p-821344 CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum: https://go.shopmy.us/p-821349 CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser: https://go.shopmy.us/p-821351 Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant: https://go.shopmy.us/p-821353 BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/25/202222 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 150: Bleached brows, braids and Taylour Paige - the best beauty moments from the Savage X Fenty show Volume 4

This episode is all about about what I liked and loved about the Savage X Fenty Volume 4 show and I’ll share some of the looks and how they were created and just my thoughts in general. For me this was a heavily produced and edited take on the show and I totally get it's likely that that's what Rihanna and the team wanted to achieve with this fourth show. I just prefer the rhythm of the previous shows, a little less done. But I think I'm in a minority when it comes to that criticism and of course I have a ton of positive things to say too. The main focus is the makeup, again headed up by the brilliant Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artists Hector Espinal and Priscilla Ono, and I loved their metallic theme in particular  - such a major trend right now! I'd love to know what you thought of the show so feel free to DM me @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram and you can also check out my Volume 4 TikTok @charissekenion too. If you want a little more context then be sure to check out episode 149 where I break down the importance of the Savage X Fenty show and share my favourite makeup looks from the first three shows. You can also find my writing at beautymenotes.substack.com and if you liked this episode do please give it a 5-star review on Spotify and share your thoughts on Apple Podcasts. Thanks so much for listening! BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/18/202220 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 149: The best beauty moments from the Savage X Fenty shows so far and what we can expect from Volume 4

This episode is all about the magic of the annual Savage X Fenty show that Rihanna and her team have been producing since 2019. I thought it could be fun to look back at its history and share some of the beauty looks from the first three shows as volume 4 is happening this week. By the way, at the time of recording, I didn’t know that Johnny Depp might be featured in the show and even if I did, I wouldn’t really have gone into that story, purely because it just seems very murky as to who was in the right. How could we ever know? So instead this episode focuses on key beauty looks and why the Savage Fenty show does more for body positivity than any other brand. I also predict the looks we might expect from Volume 4 so stay tuned and let me know what you’re looking forward to. If you’re already a fan of Savage Fenty you’ll love this episode, but if you’ve never checked it out before, you’ll find out why you should. The show airs in over 240 countries, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video from Wednesday November 9th.  Let me know how watching the Savage Fenty show makes you feel over at @beautymepodcast on Twitter and Instagram and check out my TikToks at @charissekenion. Don’t forget you can also subscribe to my newsletter for free at beautymenotes.substack.com, and if you enjoyed this episode, I’d love it if you could leave a 5-star review over on Spotify or share a review on Apple Podcasts – it really helps! See you next time. Shop the Savage Fenty Volume 4 show here: https://www.savagex.com/show BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/7/202224 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 148: Exploring body neutrality, beauty as currency and the end of the (traditional) influencer with beauty and lifestyle writer Ata-Owaji Victor

In today's episode I sit down with Ata-Owaji Victor, a London-based beauty and lifestyle writer of Nigerian descent who writes for the likes of Black Ballad, Elle and Vogue and is on a mission to encourage discussions around the politics of beauty. Ata briefly touches on her ADHD experience and brings up so many thoughtful subjects, such as why we work the way we do; why work and labour are so prized and praised in society and why she chooses to nurture a neutral view of her body. Her mother comes up a lot in this conversation, and it’s clear to see she not only influences how Ata sees her own body but she’s also the one who taught her how to choose the right foundation. We discuss how makeup is all about expression and why it might be time to reclaim the word ‘beautiful’. Finally, if you’re a budding beauty writer, listen out for Ata’s offer of advice – you can find her email address on her Instagram profile @ataowaji if you want to reach out. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow BeautyMe so you never miss an episode, and you can also find me on Instagram @beautymepodcast. I’m also sharing videos at @charissekenion and there’s a newsletter too if you want even more; sign up at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time! Products mentioned: Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palettes: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/products/makeup/eyes/eyeshadow/eyeshadow-palette Pat McGrath Eyeshadows: https://www.patmcgrath.com/collections/eyes Laura Mercier Caviar Stick: https://www.lauramercier.com/makeup/eyes-eyebrows/eye-shadow/caviar-stick-eye-color-prod450002.html Isamaya Beauty Industrial Palette: https://isamaya.co.uk/products/industrial-color-pigments Kiss Falscara Individual Lashes: https://www.superdrug.com/make-up/eye-makeup/false-eyelashes/individual-eyelashes/kiss-falscara-individual-lashes-starter-kit/p/792699 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/4/202258 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 147: From London to Los Angeles – beauty trends and wellness tribes with freelance beauty editor Ava Welsing-Kitcher

This episode sees the return of my friend and former guest Ava Welsing-Kitcher. She moved from London to Los Angeles earlier this year and I really wanted to catch up with her to find out what, if anything, was different when it came to beauty trends between the two cities. During our chat we touch upon trends in makeup and plastic surgery and Ava shares how she's enjoying certain aspects of the wellness culture that LA is well-known for, but not loving some of the less than friendly vibes from certain 'tribes' of gym-goers and grocery shoppers. Ava also shares her musings over how LA is different to California as a state, and we discuss how the LA sun does so much for her mind and morning routine. Be sure to check out Ava's Instagram @avawelsingk and give her newsletter a read over at facetsbyava.substack.com. Don't forget to subscribe to and follow BeautyMe on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you never miss another episode and be sure to check out my newsletter over at beautymenotes.substack.com. Find me on TikTok to check out the Sza video I mentioned in the intro!   BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ My TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com/ BeautyMe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0A3yloKnIQ6wagUxLxBuaT?si=4d36f5f9c91e499f BeautyMe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/beautyme-with-charisse-kenion/id1466941875 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/28/202234 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 146: The future of Allure magazine as it goes digital-only; why Brits aren’t bothered about Sephora, yet and Taylor Swift’s Midnights

This week it’s a beauty news round-up; I’m talking about the latest print issue - the penultimate print -  of Allure and dipping into the history of the magazine, and I’ll be talking about the early reactions to Sephora’s online store here in the UK and briefly wondering what Taylor Swift’s visuals for her new album Midnights could look like.  I had to dedicate much of this episode to Allure because I'm a longterm fan who's seen it change hands from founder Linda Wells, to former Nylon editor Michelle Lee, to the current editor in chief, Jessica Cruel. Discussing print and people of colour comes up and I'd love to know your thoughts on the conclusions I make. Sometimes it feels like the major magazines bring in people of colour way too late, which leaves them in a vulnerable position, as if they alone have to save the title. Let me know what you think! Tag me when you're listening over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or reach out to me on Twitter @beautymepodcast. I also give my thoughts on the latest print cover over on my TikTok, @charissekenion. I also touch on Sephora's arrival in the UK - for now it's online only and it's getting a lot of criticism, but I'm intrigued to see if they're going to bring in same-day delivery for us as well as the States - and I wonder what kind of visuals we can expect as Taylor Swift's album Midnights takes over the internet and makes Spotify history. At the point of recording Taylor had only released several lyric videos and one video for Anti-Hero, but this morning I've seen she's released a video for Bejeweled. Ciara breaks down her most iconic music videos for Allure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IFrVucSv6g Black Icons in Herstory by Darian Symoné Harvin: https://bookshop.org/p/books/black-icons-in-herstory-50-legendary-women-darian-symone-harvin/17359104 BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast Find me on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion Sign up for my newsletter: beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/25/202220 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 145: Donyale Luna, the first black supermodel

This episode is going to be a timeline of the life, impact and death of Donyale Luna, the first black supermodel. We’ll be touching on her life growing up in an abusive household in the 1940s, becoming a model during a time when racism was alive and well within the fashion industry and 1960s America as a whole, and we’ll be looking at how her rise to the top led to an inevitable drug addiction and a lonely death at the age of 33. If you’ve been following my Tiktoks you’ll know that I’ve been talking a lot about the concept of the supermodel lately and really trying to break down what makes a supermodel. Despite labelling the concept as a ‘90s phenomenon, I think there were early signs of this phenomenon, and that Donyale was actually the first black supermodel, particularly because of how she impacted the fashion industry as a whole. That’s just one of the reasons I wanted to dedicate an episode to her; I feel like she’s often a footnote in the history books and there are so many inaccuracies in much of the content that’s created around her life. So, this is kind of my love letter to Donyale, an audio memorial that hopefully fills in any gaps for her fans and brings her to life for a whole new audience. This episode probably wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been for the work of journalist and author Ben Arogundade. His book: Beauty’s Enigma; the story of Donyale Luna – The First Black Supermodel – was hard to track down but was one of the few solid accounts that I could rely on for real facts. I’ve left a link to it for you below if you’re interested. I’d love to know what you think of this episode? Had you heard of Donyale before? Do you like these historical look backs at beauty? Let me know over @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter and definitely look out for some Donyale-themed TikToks over at @charissekenion. I’ll also be saving a Donyale highlight on my Instagram so you can see much more of her looks and style. I’ve also written about the research process for this episode at beautymenotes.substack.com. Thank you so much for listening – don’t forget to follow and subscribe and please do leave a 5-star review if you liked this episode! See you next time. Links: The Tragic Tale of Donyale Luna, by Ben Arogundade for the Telegraph: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG9658276/The-tragic-tale-of-Donyale-Luna.html Beauty’s Enigma; the story of Donyale Luna – The First Black Supermodel: https://sites.fastspring.com/arogundade/product/donyaleluna Supreme Models series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObeHmWsyshM&t=268s Remembering Donyale Luna, by her daughter Dream Cazzaniga: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/donyale-luna-model-vogue The Luna Year, Time magazine 1966: http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,840625-1,00.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/21/202243 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 144: Talking trends, talent, trolls and Tumblr with forecaster Mandy Lee AKA Oldloserinbrooklyn

Today’s guest is Brooklyn, New York-based writer, trend forecaster, analyst and content creator Mandy Lee. If you’re a regular TikTok user, then you’ll likely know her as @oldloserinbrooklyn. Since focusing on fashion content in February 2021, Mandy has built up a 400,000 following in a bid to bring real research and context to her trend critiques. I really wanted to get her on the pod to basically be nosy about what life is like for a trend forecaster, so of course we're talking about her morning routine and skincare - turns out she's a major Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 fan. We also get into the murky world of plagiarism and Mandy shares her prediction for the next IT model. Clue: her mother is on one of the Real Housewives shows... Please note: there are a couple of expletives in there, and we briefly mention eating disorders.   Thank you so much for listening. I would love to know what you think; do you think trends still matter? Did our chat get you thinking about whether you’re the cute girl, the hot girl or something entirely different? Be sure to check Mandy out on Instagram and TikTok @oldloserinbrooklyn and don’t forget there’s a beautyme newsletter too, you can sign up for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. Products mentioned: Banilo Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm: https://banilausa.com/products/clean-it-zero-cleansing-balm-original#:~:text=What%20it%20is,impurities%20in%20just%20one%20step. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50: https://biologiquerechercheuk.co.uk/skincare/face/lotions/lotion-p50 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/13/20221 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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Ep. 143: My Top 5 Mascaras

This episode is dedicated to mascara. It’s that one product that for me, makes my face feel finished. So I'm sharing my top reasons for deciding why a mascara deserves a place in my routine and I'm sharing my top 5 mascaras that I'm loving right now. It would be amazing to hear from you when it comes to your favourite mascara, as I'm always up for trying a new one! Let me know on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. As always I really appreciate you for listening and if you enjoyed it, do feel free to leave a 5-star review over on Spotify or share your thoughts on Apple Podcasts. See you next time.  Links: My friend Nush, the makeup artist, on BeautyMe: https://open.spotify.com/episode/07kr9MresMX23A8OOnrz3X?si=5ec3c805b85e442a and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nush.mu/ Maybelline Great Lash Lengthening Mascara: https://www.maybelline.co.uk/eyes/mascara/great-lash-mascara DIOR Diorshow Mascara: https://www.boots.com/dior-diorshow-mascara-10316395 Milk Makeup Kush Mascara: https://milkmakeup.com/products/kush-mascara Isamaya Beauty Rubberlash Latex Lift Mascara: https://isamaya.co.uk/products/rubberlash L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara: https://www.superdrug.com/make-up/eye-makeup/mascara/loreal-paris-volume-million-lashes-mascara-black-9ml/p/207102 L’Oréal Paris Lash Architect 4D: https://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/false-lash/lash-architect-4d-mascara-black Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes! Mascara: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/pillow-talk-push-up-lashes-mascara Ilia Fullest Volumizing Mascara: https://iliabeauty.com/products/fullest-volumizing-mascara Huda Beauty Legit Lashes Double-Ended Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara: https://hudabeauty.com/us/en_US/mascara/legit-lashes-double-ended-volumizing-and-lengthening-mascara-HB00373M.html BeautyMe Notes newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/7/202216 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 142: Beauty Flashback: What beauty trends were we reading about in British Vogue in 2002?

This week I’m taking it back, all the way back to a 2002 copy of British Vogue, to look at how we used to talk about beauty. I've always been a big magazine collector, especially when it comes to the international editions of Vogue, and lately I've been drawn to flicking through old issues for inspiration. What I found in this 2002 issue were adverts for Dior mascara (pre DiorShow) and Estee Lauder perfume; beauty reports and articles that looked back at the Past Masters of Makeup, as well as a piece written by Business of Fashion Editor at Large Tim Blanks, about the demise of the Supermodel. Listen in as I flick through the pages, from the front cover onwards, and reflect on how trends always seem to come back; even the current 'sad girl' downturned eye trend was around 20 years ago apparently.  I’d love to know what you think so let me know if you enjoyed sitting down with me over a vintage copy of Vogue. You can DM me on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast and you can also find a special TikTok in this episode over at @charissekenion. I'm also going to share the images from the magazine on my Instagram Stories so be sure to head there and take a look! As always, it would be amazing if you could leave a review over on Apple Podcasts or give BeautyMe a five-star rating over on Spotify. Don’t forget, there’s also the BeautyMe newsletter, which you can sign up for for free at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time! BeautyMe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/beautyme-with-charisse-kenion/id1466941875 BeautyMe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0A3yloKnIQ6wagUxLxBuaT?si=46ba629297eb40d8 Find me on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/30/202228 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 141: Ami Cole beauty finally arrives in the UK, new Byredo Liquid Lip Vinyls and the magnificence of makeup artist James Kaliardos

This week it’s a chatty, newsy kind of episode. I’m talking about Ami Cole products finally arriving in the UK (whoop!), thinking about buying the new Liquid Lipstick Vinyl range from Byredo and discussing the value of It Girl Lori Harvey’s makeup artist James Kaliardos.  James is the original multi-hyphenate, a major player in beauty, and for some reason, when Lori referred to him as simply her 'makeup artist', during her recent get ready with me for Vogue's YouTube, I got a tiny bit upset. So, I decided to create an episode - and a newsletter, and a TikTok - to shed some light on James' impact on the worlds of fashion, beauty and art. You can sign up for that newsletter for free, here: beautymenotes.substack.com I’d love to know your thoughts on this episode and by the way, I’m always open to your suggestions when it comes to content and guests for future episodes! You can reach me at [email protected] or say hi over in the DMs on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast. I’m also sharing videos on TikTok @charissekenion I'd love if you could subscribe to the show over on Apple Podcasts or follow BeautyMe on Spotify - so you never miss an episode, and while you’re there, feel free to leave a 5-star review! Thanks so much for listening, see you next time. Links: Ami Cole: https://www.amicole.com Ami Cole at Net-a-Porter: https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/designer/ami-cole Byredo Liquid Lipstick Vinyl collection: https://www.byredo.com/uk_en/liquid-lipstick-vinyl-campaign Lori Harvey gets ready for Vogue World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ReRYvZbXg Lori Harvey ‘90s makeup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MluwtOjBHwI&t=94s James Kaliardos on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameskaliardos/ James Kaliardos on thekit.ca: https://thekit.ca/beauty/makeup-artist-james-kaliardos-on-nye-beauty-and-his-mac-collab/  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/26/202221 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 140: Assessing your happiness levels and why pivoting can be a super power with Blogosphere founder and CEO Alice Audley

This week’s guest is Alice Audley, founder of Blogosphere, an online magazine and events agency that also has its own podcast: Serious Influence. London-based Alice has a background in print journalism but decided to ditch her job to launch Blogosphere in 2013. Since then it's gained the respect of the influencer community and has become known as a media company that respects the craft of the blogger, the vlogger and the creator.   In this episode we dig into how content creation has changed and discuss the criticism that some creators attract once they decide to go full time. We talk about authenticity and personality, and I also try to get to the heart of why Alice is so hard-working. Just a quick heads-up: there is a slight echo on my side for the first 10 minutes of this chat. I really do apologise but hope you can stick with it as the conversation truly is valuable. Be sure to follow Blogosphere on Instagram at @blogosphere_magazine and check out series 5 of their podcast Serious Influence. Let me know what you think over in my DMs on Instagram or Twitter @beautymepodcast or follow charissekenion on TikTok to see my beauty breakdowns. See you next time! BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ My TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion My newsletter: beautymenotes.substack.com Serious Influence Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jhzNiFXvbD1wP5dOUlJAW?si=dd12ad13959e439d --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/23/202245 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 139: Why blocking people is good for social media growth with TikTok beauty analyst Lily Twelftree of Barefaced Media

This week’s guest is Lily Twelftree, a Junior Marketer and part-time graphic design student based in Sydney, Australia who has an amazing ability to analyse trends in beauty and then make them make sense to the rest of us. I can’t remember how I first found her account, Barefaced Media, but she was an instant follow, as her approach to analysis really appealed to my own inner nerd. Since we recorded this episode Lily has seen her best performing TikTok yet, amassing over 450,000 views so it definitely makes sense to have her on at such an early stage in her TikTok career. I wanted to find out what made her start her account, ask her about the most challenging aspects of social media and how content creation fits around her day job.  Thanks so much for listening - definitely go check out Lily's work on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@barefacedmedia. Be sure to follow BeautyMe on Spotify or subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you never miss an episode - and feel free to leave a 5-star review! If you've got some feedback on the show, let me know at @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram and you can also find me on TikTok @charissekenion or email me direct [email protected]. See you next time! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/17/202239 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 138: How to make the content you want to make and finding your voice with multi-hyphenate beauty creator Ehlie Luna

This week it’s a guest interview with New York-based makeup artist and all-round creative Ehlie Luna. For me Ehlie was the perfect guest for an episode that's all about evolving and finding your voice. She first came onto the show in May 2021, and at the time she was adjusting to taking a break from working in makeup for the New York City Ballet, and had thrown herself into full-time content creation. She really dropped some truth bombs in that episode, so I had to get her back on to find out how she's evolved her content. Once again, she drops some essential nuggets for anyone who's a creator but also, anyone who just wants to get more from their life. Let me know what you think! I really hope you found Ehlie as inspiring and insightful as I did and I’d love to know if you’ve gone through your own inner glow up over the past year. DM me at @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram or email [email protected]. Be sure to check out Ehlie’s work at https://www.instagram.com/ehlieluna/ on Instagram and https://www.tiktok.com/@ehlieluna on TikTok. See you next time. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/9/202242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 137: A Conflicted Breakdown of Linda Evangelista's British Vogue September Cover Shoot

As promised on Instagram, in this episode I'm going to go through the stunning September issue of British Vogue, with THE supermodel, Linda Evangelista on the cover. For this shoot, the Canadian super reunited with equally iconic photographer Steven Meisel, to create some truly fantastical images. But, as a photographer and a Linda fan, I've been torn about this shoot. Because while Linda looks stunning, a lot has been done to turn back time, to show us a Linda that existed decades ago. It's not that retouching in itself is the problem; but, when viewed alongside the interview with the supermodel, where she expresses that she no longer wants to see herself in a mirror, the images bring up a troubling disconnect.  So in this episode I break down what makes a September issue so special, who the Big Five of modelling were back in the '90s and then hone in on the efforts made to create what is undoubtedly a dreamy love letter to an iconic fashion figure. Let me know what you think over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast or tweet me @beautymepodcast. Also, feel free to email [email protected] and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com – I share a lot more detail on what’s next on the podcast over there! See you next time. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeautyMePodcast Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ Subscribe to my newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/2/202232 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 136: Shady aestheticians, self-tan that can change your skin colour and America’s Next Top Model’s toxic beauty standards

This week I’m diving into three key beauty stories that have basically annoyed a lot of us, or, if not you, me! The three stories I’m focusing on are a shady aesthetician who Photoshopped an actress from Stranger Things to look 'prettier', the toxic beauty standards that Tyra Banks and her America’s Next Top Model team fed to us back in the 2000s and the Bali Body self-tanner that’s allowing white women to change their race while never having to deal with racism or stereotypes. I'd love to know your thoughts on this episode, so feel free to get in touch @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter and be sure to follow me on TikTok @charissekenion to see some video content on this toxic topic and more. You can also stay in touch with me by signing up for my free newsletter https://beautymenotes.substack.com. Links mentioned: Episode 96 Beauty standards in the age of filters and fillers with Berlin-based content creator Jessica G: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2URoUugnPEXHx8d5yje8rV?si=f000ed9372234df2 Episode 129 Why do we still use Photoshop to retouch beauty images? https://open.spotify.com/episode/7cMMB7u0I4AQTh0Q9GxMgI?si=78a365dc2b7649a8 My TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/?hl=en BeautyMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeautyMePodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/29/202235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 135: The Products I use for Glowing Skin all over 365 days - not just Summer!

This week I’m sharing my favourite products that keep my skin glowing all over, all year round. I know for a lot of people, glowing limbs and collarbones are only really a thing when the summer months roll around but for me, as someone with brown skin, it’s always been about enhancing my skin tone. Just this week I started to see the Autumn press releases coming in - and I got my first Christmas beauty release! - but none of them really seem to be grasping that some of us like to glow all year round. It’s like Summer is for glowing and Autumn is for covering up, but surely that depends on where you are in the world and what your preferences are? This episode is split into prep products, which is all about exfoliation, and enhancement, from hydration to adding a hint of shimmer. I definitely share some all-time favourites and cult classics in there, but I was also sent a few products to try from Fenty Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury and Ole Henriksen, so I'll give you my honest reviews on everything. However, every single product in this episode is something I actually love! Let me know your favourites over on Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. If you enjoyed this episode please do like, subscribe and follow - that way you'll never miss another episode! Thanks so much for listening, below is the full list of products mentioned. Links Episode 74: My Hydration Tips for Fighting Maskne: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Jgz0BzacGevUscajFPFpE?si=4b07fd2c3436479c Lush Buffy Body Scrub: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/buffy-body-buttter Lush Orange Body Scrub: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/orange-shower-scrub Rituals Ritual of Hamman Deeply Purifying Hot Body Scrub: https://www.rituals.com/en-gb/the-ritual-of-hammam-body-scrub-1111370.html Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub: https://www.boots.com/fenty-skin-buff-ryder-exfoliating-body-scrub-170ml-10296795 Frank Body Buff Marshmallow Scrub: https://www.frankbody.com/us/products/buff-marshmallow-body-scrub/ Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream: https://www.boots.com/neutrogena-hydroboost-body-gel-250ml-10245781 Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Body Oil Cream: https://www.boots.com/fenty-skin-butta-drop-whipped-oil-body-cream--10294792 Frank Body Perky Sculpting Body Hydrator: https://www.lookfantastic.com/frank-body-butt-first-coffee-kit/12936998.html Ole Henriksen BeamCream Smoothing Body Moisturiser : https://www.boots.com/ole-henriksen-beamcream-smoothing-body-moisturizer-190ml-10311431 Ole Henriksen Firmly Yours Toning Dry Body Oil: https://www.boots.com/ole-henriksen-firmly-yours-dry-body-oil-100ml-10311432 Hei Poa Pure Tahiti Monoi Oil with Golden Mother of Pearl: https://www.heipoa.com/pure-tahiti-monoi-oil-golden-mother-of-pearl Nuxe Multipurpose Golden Shimmer Oil: https://www.marksandspencer.com/huile-prodigieuse-multipurpose-golden-shimmer-oil-50ml/p/hbp22511670 Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer: https://fentybeauty.com/products/body-lava-body-luminizer-brown-sugar Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Highlighter: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/supermodel-body --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/19/202217 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 134: My top 3 non-beauty podcasts: Jay Shetty's On Purpose, Recho Omondi's The Cutting Room Floor and Maintenance Phase

This week I really wanted to share three podcasts that influence me every single week; Jay Shetty's On Purpose, fashion designer Recho Omondi's The Cutting Room Floor and Maintenance Phase, an anti-wellness show hosted by Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes.  While Jay Shetty inspires me to grow and create the life I want, Maintenance Phase is the podcast that makes me question everything health-related and The Cutting Room Floor is an exercise in research and reflection, with a fashion angle.  I wanted this episode to be an insight into what I love and I really hope you love them too! Be sure to let me know – do you already listen to these podcasts? Have you got some favourites to recommend to me? I’d love to know so feel free to DM me @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. I’ll see you next time, thank you again for listening. I have got some amazing episodes coming up so be sure to subscribe and follow so you never have to miss an episode. Links Big Sean ON: Releasing Negative Perspectives to Realise Your Own Path Forward: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5pRel0VDhB0YIK6gqw9tdk?si=21e75e9aa7fd4be6 Jay Shetty's website: https://jayshetty.me/podcast/ Maintenance Phase: Worm Wars: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7ujpdCPK5hKPgUYDGV87aV?si=1a28a62153d84c96 Maintenance Phase: Oprah Winfrey and the ‘Wagon of Fat’: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7ujpdCPK5hKPgUYDGV87aV?si=a328058db32d45e5 The Cutting Room Floor: The Tanning of America ft Leandra Medine: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1gfuHa3yM2g9Dzti3SApWb?si=a03cd751cca54f3c The Cutting Room Floor on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor/posts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/17/202221 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 133: Take an Enneagram Personality Test with me

Something a bit different this week! All throughout the pandemic lockdowns I kept hearing more and more about various types of personality tests. Everyone seemed to be talking about INFJs and ENTJs or whether they were a number 4 with a Bear wing and I had NO clue what was going on! More recently, one of my favourite YouTubers, Hindz did a personality test on his channel and I started to think that it could be an intriguing way to perhaps learn something new about myself. I’ve left a link to Hindz’s one below if you want to check it out. Personality tests date back to the 1920s and the one that’s most often used lately seems to be the Enneagram. It’s based on a typology system that describes a human personality as a number of interconnected personality types, with 9 types, 27 subtypes and 3 basic centres. So that’s the test I’ll be taking, and I used a website called Truity, linked below. Feel free to take the test along with me via the link and definitely let me know if you do! Hindz Personality Test on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00uXFeYru0&t=24s Take an Enneagram Test: https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test As always thank you so much for listening; do please rate, review, follow and subscribe wherever you can. See you next time. Follow me on Instagram @beautymepodcast and Twitter @beautymepodcast/@charissekenion and check out my newsletter beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/5/202238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 132: Hannah Harris, creator of the @browngirlhands Instagram on diversity in beauty, her creative process and the cost of a college education

Few people have made as much of an impact on the beauty industry, at just 21 years old, as Hannah Harris. The Florida-born creative launched a ground-breaking Instagram account in the summer of 2020 and nothing was the same again when it came to diversity in the beauty industry. The account @browngirlhands showed brands what they hadn't been showing and since that moment, Hannah has become known as the go-to creator for brands who truly want to serve all communities. Recently graduated with a degree in The Business of Beauty and Fragrance, Hannah has just started working for cult beauty brand Summer Fridays, so in this episode we talk about how she got to where she is and what she's excited for next.  Hannah also opens my eyes to the sheer cost of education in America and shares how she had to follow her gut when it came to choosing the right college for her. Don’t forget to check out @browngirlhands on Instagram and you can follow Hannah’s personal journey @hannahharris__ Thanks so much for listening – let me know what you think, send me a DM @beautymepodcast. Visit https://www.charissekenion.co/podcast to check out all previous podcasts and sign up for my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com. Products mentioned: Lesse Refining Cleanser: https://lesseofficial.com/products/refining-cleanser Lesse Bioactive Mask: https://lesseofficial.com/products/bioactive-mask Lesse Ritual Serum: https://lesseofficial.com/products/face-serum Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturiser: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/summer-fridays-cloud-dew-oil-free-gel-cream-moisturizer/13322274.html Glossier Boy Brow: https://www.glossier.com/products/boy-brow Glossier Brow Flick: https://www.glossier.com/products/brow-flick Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/summer-fridays-lip-butter-balm/13322271.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/29/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 131: How Ashley Nelson of Restroom Rituals maintains authenticity, privacy and a sense of humour as a beauty creator

This week’s guest is someone I’ve wanted to have on for a while now and Ashley Nelson, AKA Restroom Rituals was worth the wait. Ashley has built up a 13k Instagram following since launching her irreverent and honest profile just two years ago; a fact that I find unbelievable as Ashley was so clearly destined to be very public-facing, but I've also learned that she likes to keep her social and personal separate. In this episode I find out more about LA-based Ashley’s entertaining persona, how she developed a passion for beauty at a very young age and I also put her through a really quickfire product round so be sure to wait for that at the end. I hope you love this episode; if you do, please go ahead and rate or review the show anywhere you like to listen. Let me know if you already follow Ashley by the way, and if you don’t go check her out @restroomrituals. You can also find me @beautymepodcast on Instagram and Twitter. In our conversation Ashley mentions my episode with fellow content creator Gina Knight; check it out here  Products mentioned: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/airbrush-matte-bronzer-medium Phytosurgence Skin Spark Blush Balms: https://www.phytosurgence.com/product-page/skin-spark-blush-balms Bodyography Glitter Pigments: https://www.bodyography.com/products/glitter-pigments Kosas Air Brow: https://kosas.com/products/air-brow-tinted Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara: https://www.rarebeauty.com/products/perfect-strokes-universal-volumizing-mascara L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara: https://www.boots.com/loreal-paris-volume-million-lashes-volumizing-mascara-10103016 Half Magic Liptrik Kit in Magic Brownie: https://halfmagicbeauty.com/products/liptrik-kit Danessa Myricks Dewy Cheek & Lip Palette: https://danessamyricksbeauty.com/products/dewy-cheek-038-lip-palette-dew-it-flirty Rose Inc Softlight Luminous and Hydrating Full Coverage Concealer: https://www.roseinc.com/products/softlight-concealer --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/22/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 130: What does the future of content creation look like? With UK Alopecia activist, creator, model and wig maker Gina Knight

This week’s guest is one of the UK’s original hair bloggers and award-winning wig maker, Gina Knight – you might know her as Gina The Wig Witch, and if you’ve been on the internet for a while, you might have known her as Naturalbelle. Based in Reading, UK, Gina has been blogging since 2008 and launched her wig design company in 2016 as a way to support her love for creating content built on community. I've met Gina in real life; she has the most amazing smile, is quick to laugh but will always keep it very real. She's also very open with her experiences, from growing up with white parents, to motherhood to accepting and embracing hair loss. Believe me there are so many things I want to talk with Gina about, and we'll get to that, but for this episode we're specifically focusing on the future of content. It all started with a conversation in the DMs that started with a British Beauty Council webinar held in partnership with Meta (owner of Facebook, WhatsApp etc).  The webinar focused on how businesses could use influencers in the future, and often the subject of virtual influencers came up. For Gina and a few others who came into my DMs that morning, some of the subject matter felt disconcerting and disheartening. So I invited Gina on for a chat and this what happened! Let me know what you think; if you're listening on Spotify I've posted a poll for you to get involved in. Or you can DM me while you're listening @beautymepodcast or feel free to email [email protected]. Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode please give it a rating or review! More information on the British Beauty Council webinar here: https://britishbeautycouncil.com/event-details/beyond-beauty-get-future-ready-with-creators/ Follow Gina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginaatinukeknight/ Gina's website: https://www.ginabeyondthegrid.com Find out more about Gina's wig making: https://www.ginaknightwigdesign.co.uk Read about Gina's Alopecia experience: https://www.thecut.com/2022/03/my-alopecia-is-not-your-punchline.html Sign up for my newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/15/202251 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 129: Why do we still use Photoshop to retouch beauty images?

Note: I know I shared on social that this week's episode was going to be with a guest but the audio came out really poor. So, I’ve been thinking about the concept of retouching lately and I’ve been wondering, as a photographer, beauty writer and consumer, do we really need it?  When Photoshop was first launched by Adobe in 1990, the founders thought it might sell a few hundred copies a month but today it would be challenging to find un-retouched beauty imagery, whether that's in a brand campaign or on the cover of a magazine.  In this episode I question our motives for relying on retouching software; I wonder if it's making us pretty, or just pretty boring? I bring up the fact that activist Sasha Pallari has had a huge effect on the advertising industry with her #FILTERDROP hashtag, resulting in brands being encouraged to work with influencers who don't use filters in ads. If this can happen with social media, why hasn't it happened with the publishing industry? CORRECTION: in the episode I incorrectly label Sasha's hashtag as #NoFilter. I really apologise for this and I am so annoyed with myself! Throughout the episode I focus on three different cover shoots that have looked super retouched to me, featuring Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and most recently, Beyonce. I'd love to know what you think; do you think retouching is just part of beauty and media? Do you want to see real skin? Do you think I'm over-reacting?  Let me know over in the DMs @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to rate and review it and share it with a friend! You can find out more about what I'm up to via my weekly newsletter; sign up for free at https://beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time! Artwork image: https://www.charissekenionphoto.co --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/8/202215 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 128: Fat Mascara co-host Jennifer G. Sullivan on staying curious yet cynical about beauty and what makes the perfect podcast guest

This week’s guest is New York-based Jennifer G. Sullivan, a beauty journalist with 20+ years experience and the co-host of one of the biggest beauty podcasts EVER, Fat Mascara. Alongside Jessica Matlin (Director of Beauty at luxury online retailer Moda Operandi) Jenn started Fat Mascara back in 2016. More than 400 episodes later they have this really balanced approach to discussing the beauty industry and it’s easy to see why the podcast is so popular. In this episode I get to flip the interview process around - after being on Fat Mascara myself in the past - and dive into Jenn’s beauty experiences and experiments. Of course I ask her about her favourite beauty products right now so stay tuned for that. Along the way we discuss everything from foreskins in Jenn’s favourite serum to travel, eighties influences and she also shares some personal insights into how the pandemic affected her family. I know you're going to enjoy this, and if I'm right, please rate and review the show anywhere you like to listen! Be sure to check out Jenn on Instagram as well as Fat Mascara and feel free to tag me when you're listening. See you next time.  Me co-hosting Fat Mascara with Jenn: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4bEHsFoeng6dfEWMtBeGsi?si=4d0a22de7ce444c9 Products mentioned (full list at charissekenion.co): Bioeffect EGF Serum: https://www.bioeffect.com/uk/products/egf-serum Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/charlottes-magic-cream Weleda Skin Food: https://www.weleda.co.uk/skin-food-30ml-106056 Naked Sundays SPF50 Collagen Glow 100% Mineral Perfecting Priming Lotion: https://nakedsundays.com/products/spf50-100-mineral-glow-collagen-sunscreen-naked-sundays?variant=39811783852196 Ultraviolette Queen Screen SPF50 Luminising Serum Skinscreen: https://ultraviolette.co.uk/products/queen-screen-spf50 Yves Saint Laurent Opium: https://www.theperfumeshop.com/yves-saint-laurent/opium/eau-de-toilette-for-her/p/33700EDTJU Guerlain Shalimar: https://www.guerlain.com/uk/en-uk/p/shalimar-eau-de-parfum-P011355.html Estee Lauder Pleasures: https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/12853/2094/product-catalog/fragrance/collections/pleasures/este-lauder-pleasures/eau-de-parfum-spray Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara: https://thrivecausemetics.com/products/liquid-lash-extensions-mascara --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/1/202246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 127: 6 New (to me) Sunscreens and What I Think of Them

This week’s episode is all about SPF; in some ways it's kind of a follow-up to the two sunscreen episodes I did last year, which I'll share below. I'm talking about six sunscreens that are new (to me) and giving my honest, real reviews on each of them. Two of these were gifted and I bought the other four and I definitely found a couple of new favourites! So, I'm sharing my thoughts on Fenty's Hydra Vizor, Bondi Sands (super popular on TikTok), a brand new SPF from the UK's top upcycled beauty brand and more. I also share who I think would suit each of these products and I definitely think there's something for everyone, on any budget. Let me know if these sunscreens are new to you and be sure to let me know if you’ve tried any or if you think I’m missing out and you have one to recommend!  Thanks so much for listening. Please do rate and review this episode over on Spotify or Apple if you love the show – it really helps! Stay in touch over on Instagram @beautymepodcast and you can find me sharing more info on TikTok @charissek. See you next time! Products mentioned: Bondi Sands Daily Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF50: https://www.superdrug.com/skin/sun-care/sun-protection-creams/bondi-sands-sunscreen-lotion-spf-50/p/788696 Garnier Ambre Solaire Anti Age Super UV Protection Cream: https://www.boots.com/ambre-solaire-super-uv-anti-10291969 Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF50: https://www.lookfantastic.com/purito-daily-go-to-sunscreen-60ml/13455612.html UpCircle SPF25 Mineral Sunscreen: https://upcirclebeauty.com/products/mineral-spf-for-face Carbon Theory Day-Lite SPF50: https://www.boots.com/carbon-theory-day-lite-spf-50-plus-50ml-1030743 La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Invisible Fluid SPF50: https://www.laroche-posay.co.uk/en_GB/anthelios-uvmune-400-ultra-light-invisible-fluid-spf50/LRPUK-164.html Fenty’s Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser SPF30: https://www.boots.com/fenty-skin-hydra-vizor-invisible-moisturizer-spf30-10290216 Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm: https://www.spacenk.com/uk/makeup/complexion/foundation/foundation-balm-MUK300054235.html Black Girl Sunscreen: https://www.blackgirlsunscreen.com/product/black-girl-sunscreen-spf-30/ Ultraviolette Queen Screen: https://ultraviolette.co.uk/products/queen-screen-spf50 Garnier Ambre Solaire’s UV Water Transparent Protecting Spray: https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/garnier-ambre-solaire-uv-water-sun-protection-spray-spf20-150ml/p/0469559 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/24/202221 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 126: Beauty creator Sonia Valencia on embracing your age and living alone for the first time in 25 years

Back in January 2021 I invited TikTok creator Sonia Valencia onto the show. At that point Sonia was already known for creating no BS content that centred on her being over 40 and wanting to experiment with skincare and play with makeup. She became known for her very real and honest reviews on social media and occasionally, you’d hear her swear. In that episode, number 61, we spoke a lot about Sonia’s experiences of being a mum from the age of 15 and never having much time for herself as a working mum who’d also made a name for herself in the beauty space. Today, Sonia, who is of Mexican heritage, has left her family home of Washington and swapped it for a very different life, and climate in Los Angeles and she’s living and working as a full-time beauty creator. I had to get her back on the show to be a little bit nosy about how much her life and work has changed in the past year. So, in this episode I ask all the questions that Sonia’s 500,000 plus following on TikTok is no doubt dying to ask. I do ask about her marital status and I find out exactly what it means to be part of the Sephora Squad – I also ask her about being single in her 40s after spending more than half of her life taking care of a family. Be sure to check out @soniavalencia0303 on TikTok and Instagram and I hope you enjoy this conversation. Let me know your thoughts over on Instagram @beautymepodcast and please rate and review this episode if it made you laugh! In the meantime you can also find me on Twitter @beautymepodcast and I also have a newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. Products mentioned: Murad City Skin Age Defense SPF Eucerin Sun range Dermalogica SPF range Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant Dermalogica Microfoliant Exfoliator Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant  Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum with Hyaluronic Acid Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Gel Cosrx Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renew Midnight Serum: https://www.boots.com/loreal-paris-age-perfect-cell-renew-midnight-serum-30ml-10301413 Skin Fix Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream: https://skinfixinc.com/products/lipid-peptide-cream?variant=27960067326051 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/10/202254 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 125: What is Sleep Hygiene?

This week I’m talking about sleep hygiene and how it influences not only the quantity and quality of our sleep, but also the quality of our work, relationships and more. In this episode I'll explain what sleep hygiene is and share some advice from the experts while also acknowledging how there are some counter arguments when it comes to just how damaging lack of sleep might be. I also speak with Dorset-based wellness and nutrition expert Simone Thomas, who opens up about her own experience of becoming addicted to sleeping pills after losing her mother. Finally I also share four key tips that I've gathered through my research, all aimed at helping you have a slightly better night's sleep. I'd love to know what kind of sleep you've been getting, so please take part in the poll if you're listening to this on Spotify, and take part in the polls I'll be conducting on my Instagram Stories. Be sure to follow Simone @simonethomsawellness and if you enjoyed this episode please do rate and review! Also, did you know I have a newsletter? If you want to know more about what I'm up to day to day, head to beautymenotes.substack.com to sign up for free. Links mentioned Huberman Lab Master Your Sleep & Be More Alert When Awake https://open.spotify.com/episode/4JIM6biMG5CQDsSMQFwG3O?si=f73abaf275054a47 Bill Gates review of Why We Sleep: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Why-We-Sleep Maintenance Phase The ‘Sleep Loss Epidemic’: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4r0Vawq8xAfnsnKbYVUNhc?si=0e241719aca241f6 Simone Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonethomaswellness/ Oura Ring: https://ouraring.com Sleep & Glow Omnia pillow: https://sleepandglow.co.uk Artwork image by me. https://www.charissekenionphoto.co --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/3/202230 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 123: 5 Lessons in How to Love Yourself

After two weeks of being ill I’ve had a lot of time to read, to listen to podcasts and watch documentaries I’ve always wanted to see and it got me thinking about the concept of lessons. I think, since the pandemic hit, we’ve leaned way more into self help - it used to be something that people might cringe at or feel like they couldn't take about. But after living under huge amounts of stress over the past two years, it's clear we're looking for answers more than ever before. I realised that this podcast has actually provided me and my listeners with a wealth of lessons; so many guests have come on to talk about their own experiences without even realising the impact those stories have. So, in this episode, I'm sharing with you the 5 lessons I've learned on how to love myself - it's not a typical kind of 'take baths and long walks' kind of episode. It's about play, being kinder to yourself, accepting that we don't need to have it all. In this episode you'll hear from photographer Brinsley Edwards; multiple business owner and mother Jasmine Wicks-Stephens; makeup artist and artist in general, Ehlie Luna; Therapist and content creator Funmi Monet and Confidence Coach Tiwa Ogunlesi. One thing this episode has reminded me of, is how great each of these guests were, so be sure to check out their full episodes below. Ep. 72 with photographer Brinsley Edwards Ep. 42 with business owner and mother Jasmine Wicks-Stephens Ep. 77 with makeup artist Ehlie Luna Ep. 121 with therapist Funmi Monet EP. 39 with confidence coach Tiwa Ogunlesi If you enjoyed this episode please do give it a rating on Spotify or Apple and be sure to subscribe and follow so you know what's next! You can also find out a little bit more about what I'm up to by signing up to my newsletter; it's free and you can find it at beautymenotes.substack.com. Thanks for listening and feel free to say hi over on Twitter and Instagram @beautymepodcast, or check out my personal account @charisse_kenion.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/27/202221 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 122: Meet the Founder: Fiona Co Chan on creating viral beauty brand Youthforia

This week it’s a new Meet the Founder episode, and if you don’t already know, Meet the Founder always takes place first on Instagram Live. As such you will discover that the editing is minimal, but my guest’s advice makes it all worth it. April 2021 wouldn't be the most obvious time to start a new beauty business, but for San Francisco born and bred Fiona Co Chan, it made total sense. With a background in tech, Fiona decided that she would use social media, particularly TikTok, to promote Youthforia, a brand that has become known as fun, colourful and innovative. And TikTok is the place that really got the beauty industry fired up about her hero product, BYO Blush Colour Changing Blush Oil, a blush that changes colour based on your individual skin pH. In this episode Fiona shares how she started out by doing everything herself, from looking at formulas and design to creating content, something she’d never done before. She also opens up about the challenges that came with building a brand and shares that the entire experience has been a real test of her resilience and  has taught her about her own mental health journey. Be sure to check out Youthforia on Instagram @getyouthforia and tag me when you're listening on Instagram @beautymepodcast. If you want to see us Live and in the flesh, you'll find our chat in the Meet the Founder series on my Instagram page.  As always I’d love it if you could rate and review this episode if you enjoyed it and be sure to hit subscribe so you know when the next episode is out! You can also sign up for my newsletter here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/6/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 121: TikTok's 'Fave Fragrance Aunty' and full-time therapist Funmi Monet on how to choose the right professional and when to seek help TW

TW: Before I share details of this episode please be aware that we briefly mention suicide and abuse, so if that could be upsetting please feel free to listen to a different episode. This week’s guest is content creator and licensed therapist Funmi Monet. While the Dallas, Texas-based creator has become known as TikTok’s ‘fave fragrance Aunty’ - she has over 200 perfumes in her collection - we end up spending way more time talking therapy. The former Bobbi Brown makeup artist really breaks down the value of therapy; why it’s important to see yourself in your therapist, the signs to look out for when it's time to seek professional help and how we should all learn to listen more. I really hope you gain something from this, and do please share this episode with anyone who might need it. Let me know if this resonates with you and tag me on Instagram @beautymepodcast when you’re listening. If you found this episode of value then I’d love it if you could leave a rating on Spotify or a review on Apple Podcasts. To keep up with what’s coming next be sure to sign up for my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/29/202247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 120: Going through my makeup stash and falling in love all over again

This week’s episode is a Shop my Stash episode; I feel like it's so easy to constantly scroll and buy makeup on social media platforms, often without really thinking and definitely not needing that new lipstick or blush. So I decided to open up my makeup stash and pick up the things that I sometimes take for granted but ultimately always go back to. It's a complete coincidence that this goes out on Earth Day, but what better time to think about how much we're consuming? I'd love to know what you think; do you feel the same? Is it almost too easy for us to shop? Or do you think it’s down to my poor willpower? Let me know over @beautymepodcast on Instagram or email me [email protected]. Do please rate and review if you enjoyed this episode. Products mentioned: Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer: https://fentybeauty.com/products/cheeks-out-freestyle-cream-bronzer-teddy Danessa Myricks Balm Contour: Danessa Myricks Balm Contour: https://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/products/balm-contour Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter Duo in Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule: https://www.boots.com/fenty-beauty-killawatt-freestyle-highlighter-duo-10263148 Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/pure-radiant-tinted-moisturiser-spf-30-pa/0194251013336.html Nars Bronzing Powder in Casino: https://www.asos.com/nars/nars-bronzing-powder-casino/prd/20639790 Nars powders: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/makeup/face/powders MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13849/30735/products/makeup/face/powder/mineralize-skinfinish?shade=Global_Glow Emolyne Metamorphosis Velvet Long-Wear Lip Definer in Morocco: https://www.emolyne.com/product/lip-definer/?attribute_pa_shade=morocco Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/pillow-talk-push-up-lashes-mascara --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/22/202223 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 119: Talking identity, Americanisms, the Metaverse and beauty culture with London author Navaz Batliwalla

This week’s guest is someone I’ve admired from afar for a very long time. While I can’t remember when or how I first discovered Navaz Batliwalla’s writing, I’ll always remember how much I love/d the name of her blog – Disneyrollergirl. London-based Navaz is a writer who’s serious about her research (thank goodness!) and she loves to dive into a subject and write about the culture behind specific industries. Thus far she has written two successful books; one on fashion, the other is all about beauty. In 2016 she wrote The New Garconne; How to be a Modern Gentlewoman and last year, during the pandemic she wrote Face Values: The New Beauty Rituals and Skincare Secrets; featuring beautiful imagery and meaningful conversations, it’s a book I truly adore. During my chat with Navaz, themes that come up include identity, Americanisms, the Metaverse, her writing process, social media and of course how beauty influenced her earlier years – I loved hearing her share about the time she and her sister dressed up as ‘80s British icon Boy George to go to the local greasy spoon café at a time when social media didn’t exist. Enjoy this one; because I did! Be sure to tag myself and Navaz when you listen; you can find me @beautymepodcast and Navaz @disneyrollergirl. Let us know what you think and if you enjoyed, do please rate, review and/or subscribe. Also, have you checked out my newsletter yet? This week it’s all about that Rihanna cover shoot for US Vogue. You can sign up for free here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com See you next week! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/15/202248 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 118: What is UK Black Girl Makeup? With Uche Natori, Funmi Monet and more

This week’s episode has been a while in the making and it all started with a voice note. My friend, beauty editor Ava Welsing-Kitcher, who recently moved to the US, told me how popular the UK Black Girl makeup look was becoming on TikTok and that I needed to take a look. A few hours later and I was hooked; not just on the makeup style itself, which we'll go into in this episode, but I loved the supportive comments shared between the US and UK creators. The two key names that came up over and over again when I started researching the trend that's racked up 38million views on TikTok, were that of Uche Natori and Melachild. Both creators are based in the UK and have been called the originators of the look that's centred on a highlighted under-eye and seamless blending. I invited both of them onto the pod and I'm  happy to say that Uche said yes and our ensuing conversation felt so refreshing and real. At no point did Uche take credit for anything; in fact she paid homage to the makeup artists of the '90s, to drag makeup techniques, makeup artists such as Makeup By Mario and Melachild herself and also commented that American women like makeup artist King Mali Magic are the ones who have long been influencing the trends. Also in this episode, I speak with Funmi Monet, a Dallas, Texas-based creator and therapist, about why she thinks American women are falling in love with  UK Black Girl makeup and there are also some clips from the inimitable Melachild and I share UK makeup artist @v A note: When I commented on social media that I was putting the episode together and that Uche was part of it, someone sent a screenshot of a 'post and delete' that the UK version of The Shade Room had shared (The Shade Room is like the online black version of a gossip magazine you might find in a supermarket - I think that's the best way I can describe it). In it Uche had commented that the 'clean girl look is low key anti-black' and said black women need 'coverage and structure'. As she deleted it, I'm guessing she realised it was a bit off, because when we spoke, she was very detailed about why black women might prefer fuller coverage for reasons such as hyperpigmentation. I'm mentioning it here in case any listeners thought I wasn't aware. I'm definitely aware but I feel what Uche has to say in this episode has more importance than what she posted. If you disagree then my DMs are always open @beautymepodcast or you can email me at [email protected]. Stay tuned to @beautymepodcast on Instagram and my TikTok @charissek because I'll be sharing some iconic video content too! If you enjoyed this episode please rate and review and be sure to tag me when you're listening. See you next time. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/8/202239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 117: What's on my mind? Feeling guilty, feeling tired, Byoma skincare, beauty events, SPF and more...

This week it’s the episode that almost didn’t happen! I’ve been working on an episode that I think is going to be amazing, but when the time came to record it I was in bed with the worst period-related exhaustion. However, I still really wanted to check in with you, so this episode is kind of a catch up with my week.  Leading on from that feeling of exhaustion, I start by discussing how women are often the ones who grin and bear it in the work environment, and the burden of guilt we feel if we take any time out. In the episode I mention an article I'd read on why single and childless women are the ones feeling the brunt of the always-on post-pandemic culture the most. I couldn't remember the name of the article so here's a link to it: https://www.elle.com/life-love/a38988964/childless-women-toxic-jobs-overwork-pandemic-workaholics-2022/ From there I move on to Byoma skincare, which has actually been my Holy Grail in a week where my hormones were wreaking havoc all over my face and share my excitement at heading to beauty industry event Professional Beauty this weekend. Pro Beauty started out as a beauty industry magazine that turned into a 3-day annual event that sees global leaders host live events and seminars. If you're a beauty pro you can find out more information here: https://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/newsdetails/get-pb-london-ready Finally I share some new products I've bought and that I'll be bringing you another SPF special soon. As always, I'd love to hear more from you. Let me know if you don't mind this more relaxed kind of episode and who you'd like to see on the show next. Feel free to email [email protected] or head to my DMs @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter. Do please rate and review if you enjoy the show! See you next time. Oh and don't forget to sign up for my newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/1/202217 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 116: Deep Dive into viral Euphoria product Nanoblur

This week it’s another Deep Dive and it’s a super specific episode dedicated to Nanoblur. Nanoblur is an award-winning product from the brand Indeed Labs and although it’s been around since 2011, it’s definitely seen a huge resurgence since Donni Davy, the head makeup designer on the MASSIVE show Euphoria, said that Nanoblur was a must on set. In this episode, as well as looking at how Donni and other influencers like to use the product, I'm also sharing a little bit of the history of the product. I'm also doing a LIVE reaction to me using Nanoblur for the first time, from when I first open the box to trying it over a full face of makeup.  I'd love to know if you’ve used Nanoblur yourself, so send me a DM over @beautymepodcast on Twitter or Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode do please rate and review and be sure to subscribe to my newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com Intro commentary is from Stephanie Valentine, AKA the brilliant @glamzilla on the @indeedlabs TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLuSFTwF/ Indeed Labs Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IndeedLabsOfficial Skincare-Obsessed Mary YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbenJI8mXY Nesci YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uc4w2FQ-AA Donni Davy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donni.davy/ Kirbie Johnson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirbiejohnson/ Products mentioned: Indeed Labs Nanoblur: https://www.boots.com/indeed-labs-nanoblur-instant-skin-finisher-10132695 Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Skin Resurfacer and Intensive Wrinkle Repair Serum: https://www.boots.com/indeed-labs-retinol-reface-retinol-skin-resurfacer-10163871 Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Serum: https://www.boots.com/indeed-labs-hydraluron-moisture-boosting-facial-serum-10140287 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/25/202216 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 115: Why family is everything for Sephora Video Marketing Manager Natasha Maldonado

This week my guest is Natasha Maldonado, Video Marketing Manager at beauty mecca Sephora and freelance makeup artist. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Natasha is someone I’ve been following for a while because I love the insights she shares into her cultural background as a Latina. A major theme that came through in this interview was family; it's clear that Natasha's parents have had a major influence on her, in different ways, and even more so, her grandmother, 'Mamita'. At almost 98 years old, Mamita loves beauty shopping and chatter with Natasha and in this episode, her lust for life really shows through. Talking to Natasha I couldn't help but ask where she gets her confidence for appearing on camera, and where she got her very intentional approach to life from. Of course I also ask her how she bagged such an amazing job at Sephora! I feel like this is the kind of interview that will inspire anyone; not just those who love beauty. Thanks again for listening. Do follow Natasha on Instagram @makememaldonado and let me know your thoughts over on @beautymepodcast. As always I would love it if you could rate or review the show, especially if you enjoyed it! See you next time. DOn't forget, I also have a newsletter; you can sign up here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/18/202258 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 114: What's next for Glossier? With TikTok business expert Dulma Altan

This week’s episode is all about Glossier; how it started and how it's going! If you've kept up with the beauty headlines lately, you'll know that on January 26th Glossier laid off a third of its staff, almost completely from its tech department. Of course the beauty and finance worlds instantly started speculating; what could be next? The Business of Fashion even did a whole webinar discussing 'the demise of Glossier' but really, I don't think it's that deep. In this episode I speak with the woman fast becoming the go-to for easy to digest TikTok content focused on finance, branding, strategy and more. In her TikTok bio @iamdulma describes her account as TikTok B school for women and she actually kind of predicted the potential pitfalls the brand might face back in November, so I had to invite her on to get her take on what's next for the $1.8billion brand. I also spoke with my friend and very aesthetically-minded Glossier fan @keisha_rachele to get her views as a consumer. This isn’t a clickbait episode and it’s not a bashing episode either; it’s me opening up a discussion, and I'd love for you to get involved too! You can either answer my Q&A on Spotify or drop me a DM over @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. What do you think is next? What would you like to see from Glossier? Or are you living in a country that the brand doesn't even ship to? Do you think this episode needs a part 2? Let me know! Big thank you to Dulma and Keisha and thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode please do rate and review wherever you like to listen, and tag me on Instagram to let me know! Follow Dulma at: https://www.tiktok.com/@iamdulma Follow Keisha at: https://www.instagram.com/keisha.rachele/ Articles mentioned: Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/26/glossier-just-laid-off-one-third-of-its-corporate-employees-mostly-in-tech/ High Snobiety: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/glossier-layoffs-reddit/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/11/202227 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 113: What's on my birthday beauty wish list?

This episode is a really indulgent one; it’s basically a list of all the makeup products I want for my birthday next week! No deep and meaningful conversation here but I still think this episode makes sense because it’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about beauty. I'd love to know if you've used any of the products I've mentioned and how you like to use them, so feel free to pop into my DMs over @beautymepodcast or email [email protected] Did you know I also have a newsletter? Sign up here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com Artwork shows new imagery from Hindash's campaign for his Monochromance palette, which I talk about at length! Products mentioned - I couldn't fit them all here so head to charissekenion.co/podcast to get all the links. Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Mask: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/cryo-recovery-face-mask Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/beautiful-skin-foundation-6-neutral Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation: https://www.patmcgrath.com/collections/face/products/foundation?variant=29371750613061 Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation: https://www.ilmakiage.com/uk/im212-600000-woke-up-like-this/ Makeup Forever’s HD Skin Undetectable Longwear Foundation: https://www.makeupforever.com/us/en/face/foundation/hd-skin-MI000075100.html Nars Light Reflecting Foundation: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/light-reflecting-foundation/999NAC0000141.html?dwvar_999NAC0000141_color=4251070346&cgid=foundation Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/soft-matte-complete-foundation/999NAC0000112.html?dwvar_999NAC0000112_color=4251004068&cgid=foundation Nars Sheer Glow Foundation: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/sheer-glow-foundation/999NACSGLWF01.html?dwvar_999NACSGLWF01_color=7845060437&cgid=foundation About-Face Blushing Beige Matte Fix Lip Pencil: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/about-face-blushing-beige-matte-fix-lip-pencil-1.2g-various-shades/13482465.html Nars Air Matte Lip Colour in Dolce Vita: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/all-yours-air-matte-lip-color/0194251000312.html Kaleidos: https://www.kaleidosmakeup.com/collections/eyes Hindash Beautopsy Gradient Palette: https://hindash.com/en-gb/products/beautopsy-no-options?variant=37296224272577 Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencil: https://www.makeupbymario.com/collections/lips/products/ultra-suede-sculpting-lip-pencil-1?variant=39477755609153 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/25/202216 minutes, 1 second
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Ep: 112: Perceptions of beauty with makeup artist and creator Aoife Cullen

This week’s guest is someone I’ve wanted to have on for a while. I have so much respect and admiration for Irish makeup artist and creator Aoife Cullen. The first time I discovered her on Instagram I was blown away by her eyebrows. They were and still are, super skinny, almost like slashes that she uses to frame her amazing looks. Looks inspired often by the runway – you have to check out her brilliant fashion-themed video content – but also by requests and suggestions from her followers on social media. Nothing is off-topic for Aoife, except perhaps anything that’s too traditionally pretty or beautiful. For me she’s this stunning alien-type creature, and I think she’s cool with that description.  Aoife’s based in London and I’m still doing most of my podcasts via Zoom, so I finally invited her onto the podcast because I wanted to be super nosy and delve into how she became the inspiration she is to so many. In this episode I ask Aoife about the recent backlash to Kanye West’s ex girlfriend Julia Fox’s high fashion black eye moment – let me know what you thought of the look; you can either email [email protected] or head over to my DMs at @beautymepodcast. I also wanted to find out how Aoife got her start in the makeup industry, what it means to feel like you don’t fit in and what her creative process entails. I hope you love it, be sure to follow Aoife on Instagram and TikTok. She also has her work account on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/aoifecullen.otherfaces/ As always it would be great if you could show support for the podcast by leaving a review or rating anywhere you like to listen. And check out my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com. See you next time. Products mentioned: Clinisoothe+ Skin Purifier: https://clinisoothe.com/products/skin-purifier Weleda Skin Food: https://www.weleda.co.uk/skinfood Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel: https://thenimetyou.com/products/soothing-tea-cleansing-gel --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/18/202246 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 111: Meet the Founder: Olamide Olowe of Topicals

This week it’s a new Meet the Founder episode. If you don’t already know, Meet the Founder always takes place first on Instagram Live. It’s a really great way for brand founders to connect with future founders and share their experiences. As it’s a live experience, the editing is minimal – so you might hear the odd glitch! But my guest’s advice makes it all worth it. As the founder and CEO of cult brand Topicals, California-based Olamide Olowe’s goal is very clear: she aims to analyse the culture and use science to create products that truly answer a need. So far products such as Faded and Like Butter have gained massive popularity purely for the fact that they actually do the work. As well as sharing her story from the beginning, Olamide also opens up about her spiritual side, and themes such as empathy, faith and joy come up regularly, as does her belief in finding the right people to build a successful team. She also hints that the brand is finally coming to the UK very soon! I can’t wait for that to happen and to see what’s next for the brand and Olamide herself; I really think she’s someone to watch when it comes to building the work environment of the future. I hope you enjoy it and do please tag me when you’re listening and be sure to follow @topicals on Instagram to find out more. If you’d like to see our faces while we chat, then head over to @beautymepodcast on Instagram to watch under my Live section. See you next time! Did you know I also have a newsletter? Sign up here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/11/202252 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 110: Talking diabetes with nurse and beauty creator Alanna Campbell

I don't know about you, but I've never really known anyone with diabetes. I've heard rumours that it runs in my family, and heard horror stories about terrible things that can happen if it goes untreated, but aside from that, I've been pretty ignorant. It wasn't until I started following YouTuber and NHS Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Nurse Alanna Campbell, that I began to realise that diabetes is actually an autoimmune disease that can be incredibly challenging. So I thought, why not bring Alanna onto the pod to discuss beauty and diabetes - and how her first pregnancy is affecting both!  In this episode Alanna shares how she has spent 20+ years living with diabetes, how YouTube started out as a form of talk therapy after the passing of her father, and why she won't ever create content just for the sake of it. Alanna is pretty much how you find her on her social platforms; open and honest and a little bit sarcastic. If we don't answer all of your questions on diabetes, be sure to get in touch over @beautymepodcast and you can find Alanna at @altogetheralanna on Instagram and YouTube. As always, it would be amazing if you could rate and review the podcast - you can do that on Apple and Spotify now! Did you know I also have a newsletter? Sign up here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/4/202245 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 109: Euphoria: Creating characters through makeup

This week’s episode was definitely a no-brainer for me. Last year I did a complete overview of the hair and makeup in the Netflix film Malcolm & Marie, and the lead actress, Zendaya is also a key character in HBO’s Euphoria. You know, that show that’s all about teen drama and has inspired makeup lovers around the world to create some amazing looks based on their favourite characters Maddy, Cassie, Rue, Kat and Jules. In this episode I talk about the looks makeup designer Doniella Davy created in the first season of Euphoria, and how she’s changing things up in season 2. Once again you can choose to listen or watch this episode on Spotify – if you watch you’ll get to see all the looks I talk about, and you also see the visual version on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it and if you’re watching on YouTube be sure to give it a thumbs-up, or if you’re listening please do rate and review. See you next time! Products mentioned: Glossier Stretch concealer: https://www.glossier.com/products/stretch-concealer Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF50: https://colorescienceuk.com/products/sunforgettable-total-protection-face-shield-spf-50?variant=31597796458561 Indeed Labs Nanoblur Instant Skin Finisher: https://www.lookfantastic.com/indeed-labs-nanoblur-instant-skin-finisher-30ml/11355393.html MAC Face & Body: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13847/32554/products/makeup/face/foundation/studio-face-and-body-foundation-120-ml Face Atelier: https://tiltmakeup.com/products/face-atelier-ultra-foundation-pro Chantecaille Future Skin: https://chantecaille.com/products/future-skin?variant=32948909342816 Follow me on Instagram @beautymepodcast, check out my YouTube and be sure to sign up for my newsletter https://beautymenotes.substack.co --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/29/202220 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 108: 20-Minute Deep Dive: NFTs and Beauty

Today I’ve got another Deep Dive for you, but before we get into it I must say, I am not an expert in NFTs nor am I an expert in anything remotely money-related. I just wanted to do this mini Deep Dive because I know that many of us have no clue what an NFT is or how it might influence the world of beauty. As well as breaking down what NFTs are, I’ll be discussing why women are being targeted as the next big thing in the financial world and how beauty brands like Nars and e.l.f. have been dipping their toe in since last June. I also enlist the help of New York-based Daira Szostak, who alongside her Fortuna DAO co-founder Sarah Mendelsohn, is hoping to educate women and female-identifying people on the intricacies of what can be a confusing and complex concept for some. I’d love to know what you all think; do you already own an NFT? Let me know over in the DMs at @beautymepodcast on Instagram or email me [email protected]. See you next time! Did you know I have a newsletter too? You can sign up for BeautyMe Notes here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com Check out my latest upload on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ Articles and videos mentioned: Glossy.co: https://www.glossy.co/beauty/the-nft-craze-now-includes-major-beauty-brands/  Huda Kattan YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zuRo-2rqPs&t=326s Vogue Business: https://www.voguebusiness.com/technology/nars-joins-nft-hype-as-beauty-tests-potential Gizmodo: https://gizmodo.com/people-are-shelling-out-six-figures-for-nft-rocks-1847508926 The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq https://www.fortuna-dao.com The Girls that Get It audio from @khaenotbae on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLNMfTWp/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/26/202220 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 107: Pivoting your beauty business during a pandemic with Lauren Napier

This week’s guest is someone I had on back in August, 2019. At that time Texas-born Lauren Napier was enjoying the height of her beauty brand being loved around the world; she literally made the most luxurious makeup removing wipes ever. But then the pandemic hit and the New York-based business owner's supply chain was seriously affected. So I really wanted to bring Lauren back on to have a kind of catch up and find out how the past two years have affected her both personally and business-wise, and I wanted to see how she has been able to pivot. Thanks so much for listening; I hope you gained as much as I did from this conversation with Lauren. I love her energy and can’t wait to grab a copy of her book. In the meantime be sure to follow Lauren’s brand @laurennapierbeauty and look out for some video snippets of our chat over on my Instagram @beautymepodcast. If you want to stay in touch with everything else I’m up to be sure to subscribe to my newsletter here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com See you next time! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/21/202250 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 106: 10-Minute Deep Dive into Gua Sha with Elisabeth Williamson

I’m bringing back my #BeautyBuzz - a more beauty news and information-focused segment that I started before the whole world went inside. Think of them as bite-sized snack style podcast that are either focused on beauty news or a 10 Minute Deep Dive into something very specific. My first guest expert for a 10-Minute Deep Dive is Elisabeth Williamson; she’s a facialist and gua sha practitioner who’s been on BeautyMe before in episode 32. Elisabeth truly believes in the power of gua sha and is always sharing really easy to follow videos on the ancient technique, so I thought she’d be the perfect guest for a 10 Minute Deep Dive into gua sha. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to give it a rating wherever you’re listening – by the way Spotify allows you to rate the show now so I’d love it if you could get involved! You can see more of Elisabeth on Instagram @elisa_lune and if you’ve got any further gua sha questions pop them into my DMs at @beautymepodcast and I’ll get them answered for you. Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/19/202211 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 105: 2022 beauty trends in tech, wellness and more

This week I wanted to share some beauty news around trends we can expect to see more of in 2022; it's a short episode so don't expect a deep dive into any of the subjects just yet. Instead I wanted it to be an informative overview of what's to come, so I’ve been trying to read as much as I can, so that you don’t have to! I will be doing further episodes on trends and topics I've missed out, and in the meantime, if there’s a trend you want to know more about, DM me on Instagram or leave a comment on YouTube if you’re watching or email [email protected]. For this episode I’ve broken the areas of growth down into Beauty Tech (specifically at-home tech), Self Expression, from your makeup to your armpits, Eat Your Greens - the sea greens we will be eating more of and Skinfluenced - which includes insights from online store LookFantastic. I'm sharing key trends and also my opinion on some of them.  Brands/products/people mentioned: Foreo NuFace CurrentBody MZ ZIIP YSL Rouge Sur Mesure Marisa Tomei on Vogue Beauty Secrets Leo Chaparro Aoife Cullen Raisa Flowers Katie Jane Hughes Ehlie Luna Gabrielle Alvarez Jonet Williamson Bex Campbell Stacey Louise Adeola Gboyega Hung Vanngo LoveSeen Wellandgood Report Cerave Hydrating Cleanser Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm LookFantastic Skinfluencer report If you're watching this on Spotify let me know what you think! And if you're watching on YouTube be sure to leave a comment on what you think I missed out. You can also find me on TikTok @charissek --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/14/202229 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 104: How meditation as a toddler set Face Fitness author Patricia San Pedro up for a mindful way of life

It's the first episode of 2022 so I wanted to start with a guest who's all about good vibes and mindfulness. I'm aware that January can be this month where we all feel like we *have* to do a detox or take on an entirely new regime, not to mention have a resolutions list that would impress on social media. So I wanted to just ease into the year with a guest who could provide thoughtful solutions on how to get started with affirmations. But that's not all Patricia San Pedro has to offer. Florida-based Patricia San Pedro is the Korean-American author of Face Fitness, a book that contains 50 simple exercises we can do to get toned and glowing skin, as well as the founder of Sunina Skin and she’s a mum of four. I first found Patricia on Instagram sharing facial exercises and since then I've regularly tried to commit to her easy to follow gua sha routines. I wanted to invite Patricia on to find out more about building a beauty brand during a pandemic and how she juggles a busy family life with business and content creation, so in this episode I ask her about challenging moments in her life, and what it was that instilled the concept of mindfulness into her daily life.  If you head over to @beautymepodcast on Instagram you’ll see Patricia demonstrating her two favourite facial exercises that we can all do at home. You can also follow Patricia @patriciasanpedro_ and check her brand @suninaskin out too. Please tag me when you’re listening and as always, do please review, like, subscribe, follow – all that good stuff! See you next time. Patricia’s book Face Fitness: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/face-fitness-simple-exercises-and-rituals-for-toned-glowing-skin/patricia-san-pedro/hardback/9781797205236.html You can also find @beautymepodcast on Twitter and YouTube and feel free to say hi over on my personal Instagram @charisse_kenion. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/7/202241 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 103: Burnout Pt 2: Tips that could work for you, from home solutions to expert treatments

Ending the year on a chilled note, this week’s episode is part 2 of my focus on burnout. While the first episode – number 97 – was all about sharing experiences and solutions from my guests, this part is more about the things I like to do to just try and get my body and mind back into some kind of balance. I'm sharing my top five things to do when burnout is making an appearance but it's definitely a case of finding what's right for you. What works for me, might not suit you, and sometimes, what I rely on might not work at all! In this episode I discuss everything from luxe candles to mindful massages and simple breathing techniques. I feel like this is the ideal time of year to share because so many of us are feeling the very real pressures that come with the 'festive period'. It's not all fun and games, so I hope this gives you something when you need a time out. Thank you so much for listening; do please share this with anyone who might need it. And do please rate, review and subscribe! See you soon but in the meantime be sure to sign up for my newsletter, and follow me @beautymepodcast on Instagram and Twitter. Products/services mentioned: Cyre candles: https://cyreofficial.com Soak Sunday: https://soaksunday.com The Ouai candles: https://theouai.co.uk/collections/candles Liha Beauty: https://lihabeauty.com Disciple London DownTime range: https://disciplelondon.com/collections/the-range Skin Proud: https://iamskinproud.com Pacifica at Cult Beauty: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/brands/pacifica.list?search=pacifica Linnaean: https://linnaean.co.uk Alqvimia: https://alqvimia.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/17/202127 minutes
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Ep. 102: Why therapy affects every aspect of your life, with makeup artist and podcast host Rachel Estabrook

This week’s guest is New York based makeup artist and podcast host Rachel Estabrook. You might already know Rachel's work or you might recognise her name from the recent burnout podcast I did.  I wanted to invite Rachel on for a dedicated episode because not only is she a makeup artist who freely shares her work journey, she’s also pretty funny, often poking at the ups and downs of life on-set and she’s recently been very open about her experiences of therapy. In this episode I wanted to find out what therapy really is and how it's changed or improved Rachel's life. I also wanted to find out how she first fell in love with makeup and of course I ask about the beauty products she’s loving right now. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did! You can check Rachel and her work @estabrookartistry on Instagram and be sure to check out her beauty industry podcast Seriously Madeup anywhere you like to listen. Do please rate and review and be sure to follow me on Instagram @beautymepodcast. If you want to stay in touch with everything else I’m up to, sign up to my newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com and you can also find me on YouTube. Products mentioned: Shiseido Syncro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation: https://www.shiseido.co.uk/gb/en/shiseido-synchro-skin-radiant-lifting-foundation-spf-30-1011673230SHI.html Kosas Revealer Concealer:https://kosas.com/products/revealer-concealer Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/kosas-cloud-set-baked-setting-smoothing-powder/13319367.html Makeup by Mario Softglow Highlighter: https://www.makeupbymario.com/collections/face/products/softglow-highlighter?variant=39334835748929 Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Palette: https://www.makeupbymario.com/products/master-mattes-palette?variant=39321892454465 Ilia Multi-Stick Blush: https://iliabeauty.com/products/a-fine-romance Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/custard-soft-matte-complete-concealer/0607845012801.html Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara: https://www.rarebeauty.com/products/perfect-strokes-universal-volumizing-mascara Maybelline Falsies Mascara: https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Eye-Makeup/Mascara/Maybelline-Falsies-Mascara-Very-Black/p/758097 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/10/202150 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 101: My year end empties round-up

This week’s episode is all about the empties! It’s been a while since I’ve done one and I feel like it makes total sense to do one right now as we close out the year. For me, this past year has seen my skin go through some major upheaval, not to mention, major maskne and that made me change everything. So in this episode there will be some tried and true products and also a few that I’ve only had in rotation for two to three months. You can find links to all the products mentioned below and I’ll definitely let you know if a product was a gift rather than a purchase. If you enjoyed this episode or want to know more about the products I’ve mentioned, let me know over @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter. And do please subscribe, rate and review when you can, as it really helps BeautyMe be seen.  Sign up to my newsletter here: https://beautymenotes.substack.com Check out my YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ Products mentioned: Dermatica Prescription: https://www.dermatica.co.uk Ole Henriksen Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment: https://www.boots.com/ole-henriksen-dewtopia-20-acid-night-treatment-30ml-10296449 Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner: https://www.boots.com/ole-henriksen-glow2oh-dark-spot-toner-190ml-10260492 Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/skin-perfecting-bha-lotion-exfoliant/m2051.html?dwvar_m2051_size=fullsize&cgid= The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%: https://www.beautybay.com/p/the-ordinary/azelaic-acid-suspension-10/azelaic-acid-suspension-10-100/ Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/aa-booster/7750.html The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA: https://deciem.com/en-gb/theordinary/mas-rdn-natural-moisturizing-factors-ha.html Cosrx Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence: https://www.feelunique.com/p/COSRX-Advanced-Snail-Radiance-Dual-Essence-80ml Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Gel: https://www.boots.com/cosrx-advanced-snail-96-mucin-power-essence-gel-100ml-10280721 Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF50 Gallinée Face Vinegar Ouai x Byredo Mojave Ghost Leave In Conditioner --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/3/202124 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 100: Meet The Founder: Reflecting on 100 episodes with my first ever guest MDMflow's Florence Adepoju

It’s episode 100! Wow. It made a lot of sense for me to bring back my very first guest EVER on BeautyMe, because we have both evolved a lot since that first episode aired in June 2019.  Florence Adepoju is the Founder of THREE companies - and counting - she’s also helping others build their own beauty brands with https://www.famlabs.co. Before @famlabs, nine years ago Flow created MDMflow, a brand that would go on to gain iconic status due to its aesthetic being rooted in hip hop, including its collectible gold bullet lipsticks. So I invited her on for a very special Live episode for the Meet the Founder series. If you haven't checked it out already, Meet the Founder is a series that takes place exclusively on IGTV Live and the audio version goes up days later. Feel free to check out previous guests if you're planning on launching your own brand in 2022 - you can find them: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/channel/ In this episode Flow shares her tips for success, and hard work is right up there, along with a strong set of core values. Oh and she also drops a MAJOR life news bomb on me! As always do please share, subscribe, rate and review - I want to make sure the next 100 episodes are even better than what we've done so far! Thank you for every single listen. You can also find me on Twitter @beautymepodcast and I have a YouTube channel too: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/26/202146 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 99: Discovering the joy of beauty with legendary beauty blogger Felicia Walker

I’m beyond excited to introduce this week’s guest. I have been an avid fan and follower of Felicia Walker, AKA ThisThatBeauty for almost 10 years I think. I can’t remember what first enticed me to follow Felicia but I knew that I related to her, as a beauty journo, as a woman of colour in the beauty world, and as someone who has dealt with different skin issues at different times in my life. Although I should point out that Felicia’s only skin issue is that it’s RIDICULOUSLY glowy. While influencers and makeup artists might have been getting into dewy skin over the past few years, Felicia was always an advocate for that really lit from within skin. As someone who began blogging about beauty back in 2008, more so as a vehicle for her to solve her own skin issues, Felicia is beauty business royalty; she is relatable, she is real and she is ageing backwards! We cover a lot of ground in this episode. We discuss why finding the right skincare is an evolutionary process that cannot be prescribed by an influencer and of course I HAD to ask her about her own skincare regime and I promise she gives all the deets. As with all of my guests, I try to find out where Felicia first encountered beauty and I loved hearing her talk of the joy of discovery as she walked down the aisles of her local beauty supply store. Thanks so much for listening. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! Please do give Felicia a follow @thisthatbeauty and please tag me @beautymepodcast and let me know you’re listening! You can also find me on Twitter @beautymepodcast and check out some of my video episodes over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ https://beautymenotes.substack.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/19/202158 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep.98: Beauty Influencer Demi Colleen on diversity, racism and why quitting is so rewarding

This week’s guest is Demi Colleen, AKA Beauty Influencer of the Year at the recent Blogosphere awards here in the UK. For me, Demi is beyond anything that you might assume of an influencer in the traditional sense. She might be an influencer but she’s not afraid of making beauty brands accountable when it comes to diversity, inclusion and outright racism. Since launching her blog in 2017 Demi, who is of Jamaican and Irish descent, has carved out her own niche, so, in this episode I wanted to find out what started her on her journey into beauty content. I also had to ask about her ongoing argument with UK chemist and beauty chain, Boots, and we discuss the trauma and shame that often comes with purchasing products that are made with black people and people of colour in mind. I find out what made Demi quit her studying – she had hoped to become a solicitor – and we discuss the bravery that is required when it’s time to quit something that was initially a priority. Honestly, I feel you will gain so much from listening to this episode! Do please rate and review and please share with someone you think could benefit from listening. You can find Demi on Instagram @demicolleen and you'll find @beautymepodcast on Instagram and Twitter and be sure to sign up for my newsletter https://beautymenotes.substack.com. You can also find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ Products mentioned: PSA The Most Hyaluronic Super Nutrient Hydration Serum: https://www.beautybay.com/p/psa-skin/the-most-hyaluronic-super-nutrient-hydration-serum/ e.l.f. Holy Hydration! Face Cream: https://www.boots.com/elf-holy-hydration-face-cream-fragrance-free-50g-10274444 elf Holy Hydration Eye Cream: https://www.boots.com/toiletries/skincare/facial-skincare/eye-cream/elf-illuminating-eye-cream-14g-10259611 elf Holy Hydration! Daily Cleanser: https://www.boots.com/toiletries/skincare/skincare-all-skincare/elf-holy-hydration%21-daily-cleanser--110ml-10292606 Holifrog Galilee Antioxidant Dewy Drop: https://www.beautybay.com/p/holifrog/galilee-antioxidant-dewy-drop/ Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF50: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop-play-everyday-lotion-spf-50-with-sunflower-extract/13313315.html Carbon Theory Day-Lite SPF50: https://carbontheory.com/products/day-lite-sunscreen-spf-50 Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/skin-perfecting-bha-liquid-exfoliant/m2010.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/12/202143 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 97: Burnout Pt1: How it Feels

This week’s episode is part one of a burnout miniseries. The first part is all about how burnout shows up in our bodies and the second part will focus on solutions we can try to make things feel a little bit better. So, in this episode I’ve invited six friends and former guests to send me their thoughts on burnout. You’ll hear from makeup artist and host of the Seriously Madeup podcast Rachel Estabrook; beauty content creators Sarah Novio and Alanna Campbell, artist Phoebe J Martin, herbalist and period coach Natasha Richardson and Lauren Napier of Lauren Napier Beauty. I wanted to share their thoughts because since 2019, we have changed the way we look at burnout. It’s gone from being something that might be frowned upon in the workplace, to a condition pretty much everyone struggles with at some time, particularly since the pandemic. And it can be incredibly damaging if we don't address it. I’d love to know your thoughts, so please tag me on social when you’re listening, and feel free to send in your own voice notes over on Instagram @beautymepodcast. Please check out my guests on Instagram: @estabrookartistry @altogetheralanna @sarah_novio @foragebotanicals @phoebejmartin @laurennapierbeauty You can see more of me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ and you can also find me on Twitter @beautymepodcast and be sure to sign up for newsletter at https://beautymenotes.substack.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/5/202125 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 96: Beauty standards in the age of filters and fillers with Berlin-based content creator Jessica G

Berlin-based beauty creator Jessica G adores makeup for so many reasons and has grown up during the rise of social media. As such she has complex views on being both an influencer (approaching 30K on Instagram) and being influenced by what she sees. In this episode Jessica reminisces about her mum giving her chamomile tea hair rinses as a child and remembers how she felt when she first encountered acne as a teenager. She shares how she first started playing with makeup and how YouTube was a major part of that, and why she often feels tempted by lip fillers and other tweakments that she sees on other influencers and celebrities. We also touch on burnout and overwhelm, two things I’m definitely going to be focusing on over the next few episodes. Join the BeautyMe community on IG and Youtube: @beautymepodcast/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ and be sure to tag me while you’re listening! You can also follow Jessica on IG, TikTok and YouTube @jessiscg/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUszE3R5NNjk4bNWbbUn3VQ to see all of her gorgeous makeup creations. Thanks so much for listening! Be sure to check out all the previous episodes and do please rate, review and subscribe if you’re listening on Apple Podcasts. Feel free to tag me when you’re listening! Stay in touch @charisse_kenion and sign up for my newsletter https://beautymenotes.substack.com Products mentioned: NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist: https://deciem.com/en-gb/niod/mas-nid-superoxide-dismutase-saccharide-mist.html Monday Muse the Juice Daily Serum: https://www.mondaymuseskin.com/products/the-juice-daily-serum Also, you can find out more on Monday Muse the brand in episode 84: https://open.spotify.com/episode/15kdz9QeAgYnp0BONPgJL3?si=0bf270ff20ef4ad4 Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50: https://www.yesstyle.com/en/isntree-hyaluronic-acid-watery-sun-gel-50ml/info.html/pid.1094424964 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/29/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 95: Meet the Founder with Jason Lau of Canadian beauty brand Phytosurgence

This week’s episode is a brand new Meet the Founder with Jason Lau, the owner, founder, and just about everything else at Canadian beauty brand Phytosurgence. The Meet the Founder series is an opportunity to chat with the face behind the brand, and Phytosurgence is fast becoming a cult-like phenomenon. Personally, I think that’s down to Jason’s very hands-on approach; he truly enjoys the process of creating new formulas and colours. Meet the Founder always takes place on Instagram Live, as I wanted it to be an interactive experience; so if you’d like to see Jason and I in action – and you really should because his skin is ridiculously glowy! – then head to @beautymepodcast on Instagram and check it out. I apologise in advance for the audio issues on my side; occasionally you might come across a couple of glitches. In this episode Jason explains how he got his start as a completely self-funded business; why he doesn’t think the customer is always right, and why he will never sell to a Big Beauty corporation. Be sure to check out Jason’s amazing Instagram Stories over @phytosurgence on Instagram and sign up to my newsletter to stay in touch at You can also find me on Twitter @beautymepodcast and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/22/202132 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 94: Burnout and thinking about the future

Hi! After a short break I'm back with an episode that's full of reflection, and questions! Burnout has been on my mind a lot, and as we make our way towards episode 100, I really want the next few episodes to offer solutions. I want to talk to my guests about their experiences with burnout, whether they’re beauty pros or students; whether they’re in the public eye or not. I want to ask them about their own personal solutions when they are feeling overwhelmed.  And I’d love to hear from you too, so please drop me a voice note over on the @beautymepodcast Instagram or email me [email protected]. Tell me how you’re prepping for these final days of a year that has been so incredibly tough. Let’s share our solutions; I’d love to hear from you. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter; this week's one has been much discussed as I finally watched that Jesy Nelson and Nicki Minaj video... Oh and just in case Instagram goes down again, you can also find me on Twitter @beautymepodcast – I’m also on Facebook. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ Listen to The Cutting Room Floor: Having A Moment with Martine Rose: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0f9wnLTnvUsdQQAEhm0FjI?si=adc7a2a95c434690 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/15/202110 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 93: The on-going conversation around Skims and Kim Kardashian with Darian Symoné Harvin

This week’s episode is essentially about Skims, Kim Kardashians’ cult status lingerie and loungewear line that is known for its pretty much perfect fit. However, it’s more of a starter conversation, as themes of body image, plastic surgery and race are just some of the themes that do come up when discussing Skims, and we can’t possibly cover everything in one episode. But the subject matter of Skims and why many black women feel uncomfortable about admitting they purchase them is definitely something that’s being talked about in certain circles, although so far, it’s not really being discussed by the masses. I invited my guest Darian Harvin to discuss Skims with me because she's one of the people pushing the conversation - she's a beauty reporter and the host of Beauty Headlines on Clubhouse and has hosted a Clubhouse centred specifically on Skims, that openly discussed why some black women often feel conflicted about supporting the brand.  In this episode, I wanted to find out how Darian herself feels as a Skims-wearing person and if she could share any feedback from the Clubhouse she hosted. We ended up talking about choice, information and opinions and I think this is definitely something we could return to in the future. I would love to know what you think; do you wear Skims, are you a fan of Kim – do you think we can separate a product from a person? Let me know over in the DMs and feel free to leave a voicenote at beautymepodcast on Instagram. I hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out Darian's newsletter here. Article links: The Kardashians’ Multiracial White Supremacy by Ren Ellis Neyra https://www.publicbooks.org/the-kardashians-multiracial-white-supremacy/ Kardashians’ Legacy of Blackfishing by Cady Lang: https://time.com/6072750/kardashians-blackfishing-appropriation/ I Hate How Much I Love My Skims by Tahirah Hairston: https://www.thecut.com/2021/09/skims-kim-kardashian-west.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/17/202140 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 92: What’s In the Beauty Cupboard – That I’m Actually Using!

This week I wanted to share some new beauty products that I’m actually loving. I’ve been sent quite a few lately, some of them specifically in preparation for a future episode on glowing skin, and some of them are too good to stay quiet about. Others are ones that I’ve purchased and have brought into my daily routine. It’s so easy as a beauty journo to instantly play with everything you receive, and then wonder why it’s having zero effect, so I try to plan when I’m going to use new items, which is why my reviews can take a while to go live. Each product in this episode has been used at least twice and many have been used daily or even twice a day – all linked below and any that were sent as PR are marked with **. Thanks so much for listening! Did you know I’ve also uploaded this to my YouTube? Check it out if you want to see the products in action. I’d love to know what you’re loving so feel free to email me at [email protected]. Products mentioned: **Ole Henriksen Glow 2 OH Dark Spot Toner: https://www.olehenriksen.com/shop-by-type/toners/glow-2oh-dark-spot-toner/OH70027.html **Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner: https://www.kosamebeauty.com/collections/isntree/products/isntree-green-tea-fresh-toner-200ml **Disciple London Juicy Mist: https://disciplelondon.com/products/juicy-mist **The Glowcery Shop Golden Nectar Nourishing Body Oil: https://www.theglowceryshop.com/products/golden-nectar-nourishing-body-oil-100ml Cosrx Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence: https://www.boots.com/cosrx-advanced-snail-96-mucin-power-essence-gel-100ml-10280721 **Isntree Real Mugwort Clay Mask: https://www.kosamebeauty.com/collections/isntree/products/isntree-real-mugwort-clay-mask-100ml **Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/youth-to-the-people-superberry-hydrate-glow-dream-mask.html **Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil: https://www.youthtothepeople.com/products/superberry-hydrate-and-glow-dream-oil Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/laneige-lip-sleeping-mask.html Ultra Violette SPF50 Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm: https://www.spacenk.com/uk/skincare/lipcare/lip-balm/sheen-screen-hydrating-lip-balm-spf-50-MUK200029617.html Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ Subscribe to my YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/10/202124 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 91: Katie Jane Hughes does MY makeup - '90s style!

In this episode I sit down with celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes in her London hotel room for a ‘90s makeup makeover. Think of it as two friends hanging out but one of them happens to be an amazing celebrity makeup artist! It’s a super chill chat – and you’ll likely hear our husbands in the background – but that doesn’t mean you won’t learn anything. Katie shares why she’s loving a super skinny brow and she breaks down what she believes makes a ‘90s look. We talk about why she’s a major supporter of using concealer all over and she asks me about how imagery on Instagram might have affected us differently if it had been around when we were kids. We also discuss product diversity and – really quickly – talk about her forthcoming makeup range, the first product of which should be with us mid-2022. I really hope you love this one it was SO much fun; and if you want to see us in all our IRL glory, head to my channel on YouTube for the full visual experience. Let me know what you think and be sure to leave a comment if you watch us on YouTube! Thanks so much for listening or watching; your support and reviews mean so much. Products mentioned: Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter in 5 Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel Katie Jane Hughes x Spectrum Collections 11 piece brush kit Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in 4 MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium Nars Brow Perfector Jones Road The Face Pencil in 25 Jones Road The Best Eye Shadow in Dark Brown Bare Minerals Gen Nude Palette in Neutral Spectrum Bask Bronzer Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencil Vieve Muse Modern Lip Pencil in Tailored Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium Vieve Muse Sunset Blush in Malbec Glossier Stretch Concealer in 5, 6 and 7 - image via Influenster Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Praline Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Links mentioned: Ava Welsing-Kitcher episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L_mVxJoPDI&t=2s Katie Jane Hughes and Jamie Genevieve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7XFzj27wgo Link to Makeup Your Mind by Francois Nars: https://amzn.to/2URJHYr Katie’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGbn_ULRVTUwRtHgOH2MbQ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/3/202133 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 90: Who is 'That Girl'? And do you really want to be her?

At times of overwhelm we tend to fall into one of two categories; we either log off, socially and literally, taking time out to just allow all the feelings, or we try to find SOLUTIONS! How can we fix this? There must be a way to get through this! Many times over the past few months a common solution to dealing with life in 2021 often comes up as being ‘that girl’, or, as one of my favourite podcast hosts Pia Baroncini puts it, ‘that bitch’. In this episode I discuss the concept of being 'that girl' and share some examples of the content and 'tips' that have been created around it, and look at the possible pitfalls of following any trend that's about us bettering ourselves. Does that ultimately mean that we don't like our current selves? I'd love to know what you think; let me know if you're an avid subscriber to 'that girl' content, or if you're concerned about trends turning toxic. Either say hi in the DMs over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected]. Links to the content mentioned/sampled: Intro Reel by Ariana and the Rose on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arianaandtherose/ The Ultimate Guide to being THAT Girl by Vanessa Tiiu on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Fq1rL2nm0 Hitomi Mochizuki Own Your Story for LG Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jISBdaOp8sc&t=26s --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/20/202122 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 89: Being completely obsessed with beauty on your favourite TV shows with Teresa of @worldwideaura

Via her blog, borntobeunicorn.com, Teresa, an English Literature teacher from Northern Italy, has been cataloguing perfumes and cosmetics on screen since 2010. I’ve been admiring her Instagram @worldwideaura, since former guest, makeup artist Rachael Todd, sent me the account. At the time I didn’t know anything about the person behind the posts, but I fell in love with their detailed accounts of specific beauty products that featured in television shows such as Sex and the City, Pose and Halston as well as films like the truly iconic Sunset Boulevard. I guess the account really made me want to embrace my own inner geek or obsessive, when it comes to beauty. In this episode I wanted to find out about Teresa’s love of packaging and how her passion for reading about vintage fashion, and buying Balenciaga bags (and we’re talking the epic Nicolas Ghesquiere era that began in 2001) brought her back to life after dealing with postnatal depression. I’ll be sharing some snippets from our chat over on Instagram so be sure to check me out @beautymepodcast. At Teresa’s request I won’t be sharing her surname, but you can check out her account at @worldwideaura and she also has an amazing Tilda Swinton account dedicated to Tilda’s iconic dress sense, @swinton_style. Please share this episode with anyone who can relate and enjoy! I’ll be sharing more in-depth thoughts on Teresa’s work over on charissekenion.co/podcast and you can check out her blog, borntobeunicorn.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/13/202140 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 88: Meet the Founder with Stephanie Lee of SELFMADE

This is the third episode in my Meet the Founder series and my guest has gone all the way from The White House to developing products for MAC Cosmetics, to starting her own brand. With a decade of experience that includes politics, government and beauty, Stephanie Lee’s own personal challenges when it came to her mental health inspired her to build a brand that was about self-exploration. The resulting brand, SELFMADE, is built with emotional intelligence at its core and in this conversation initially held on my Instagram Live @beautymepodcast, Stephanie shared how she recognised the signs that her mental health was being challenged and how her workspace wasn’t providing any coping tools. She discusses her career journey and how it influenced her decision to build a brand and shares how she ensures that the mental health of herself and her team at SELFMADE is the top priority. You can watch the conversation here and be sure to check out SELFMADE at https://www.beselfmade.co. Thanks for listening and do please share this episode with anyone who needs it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/6/202135 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 87: Meet the Founder with Charlotte Ferguson of Disciple London

This week’s episode is the second in the IGTV Meet the Founder series and my guest is Charlotte Ferguson, Psychotherapist and founder of Disciple London. Around three years ago, Charlotte decided to use her psychotherapy background to create a range of skincare products that would heal and calm a stressed-out body and mind. The result was Disciple London, a skincare brand that uses adaptogens, prebiotics and essential fatty acids and is quickly gaining cult status. If you want to watch this interview instead of listen, then head to my Instagram @beautymepodcast and check out the Meet the Founder series. You can also follow @disciplelondon for more information. Do please leave a review if you found this useful, or share the episode with a friend! Check out the full Disciple range here: https://disciplelondon.com Charlotte chose Dreamy Skin as her must-have product; find it here: https://disciplelondon.com/products/dreamy-skin-20ml She also mentions The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% +HA: https://theordinary.deciem.com/gb/rdn-lactic-acid-10pct-ha-2pct-30ml.html Find out more about Glow Bar London facials: https://glowbarldn.com/facial-massage/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/30/202143 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 86: At Home with Beauty Editor and Columnist Ava Welsing-Kitcher

It’s been a while since I hosted a guest face to face so I really wanted to give you something that was all about just two beauty enthusiasts sharing and comparing. My guest, Ava Welsing-Kitcher has been on BeautyMe before, as part of my Beauty X Wellness series, and I thought she’d be the perfect person to invite on for a good old beauty chat. Ava is a freelance beauty editor and columnist for Wardrobe Icons and is also an influencer known for her seriously glowing skin. In this episode I visit Ava in her home and we go through all our beauty essentials, sharing our favourite bases, highlighters and bronzers, blushers, mascaras, lips, brow products and fragrance. As you can imagine, we’ve both got a lot to say. Feel free to let me know your favourites over in the DMs or in the comments if you’re watching on YouTube. I’ve tried to squeeze all the product links, but if you want to see absolutely everything you’ll find it on my website, charissekenion.co. Also, here’s the link to my YouTube for an in-depth look into Ava’s amazing beauty cupboard: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ If you like what you hear and see, please do review, subscribe, follow! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to follow Ava on Instagram @avawelsingk and me @beautymepodcast. Or you can check out my newsletter here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/25/202152 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep: 85: Real Deal Sunscreen Review Pt 2

Okay, it’s part 2 time of my SPF special. As mentioned in part 1, I simply had too much to share for just one episode, so here are my thoughts on a further FIVE sunscreens. If you missed part 1, in that episode I reviewed five products, including Ultra Violette SPF50+ Queen Screen and Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser; you can find a link to that episode below if you’re keen to know more about those products. Both episodes only feature SPFs that I actually enjoyed – I feel that makes more sense; why would I get you to listen if I’m going to slam a product? I’d love to know what your favourite SPF is so be sure to pop into my DMs over @beautymepodcast on Instagram or email [email protected] and tell me! Thanks as always for listening; please do like, share and subscribe – it really helps. Products mentioned: Black Girl Sunscreen Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion for Face and Body SPF30: https://www.comprisbeauty.com/products/https-comprisbeauty-com-products-black-girl-sunscreen-spf-30-by-blackgirlsunscreen?_pos=1&_sid=b8f209760&_ss=r Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte Sunscreen Gel for the Face SPF45: https://www.blackgirlsunscreen.com/product/make-it-matte/ La Roche-Posay Athelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+: https://www.boots.com/la-roche-posay-anthelios-shaka-ultra-light-facial-sun-cream-spf50-50ml-10259635 Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Ultra Radiance SPF30: https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Sun-Care/Sun-Protection-Lotions/Hawaiian-Tropic-Satin-Protection-Lotion-SPF-30/p/389100 Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating SPF50+ 50ml CURRENTLY SOLD OUT Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating SPF50+ 75ml – Australia only: https://ultraviolette.com.au/products/supreme-screen-spf50-75ml Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Mist Ultra Light Dry Protection Mist SPF50: https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Sun-Care/Sun-Protection-Sprays/Ambre-Solaire-Dry-Mist-Sun-Cream-Spray-SPF50-200ml/p/898959 Products mentioned in Part 1: Ultra Violette SPF50+ Queen Screen Lightweight Skinscreen UVA + UVB Broad Spectrum 50ml Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF30 5 * UVA 50ml Kosé Cosmeport Suncut Water In UV Protect Essence SPF50+ 80g Vitruvian Man Resurrection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF20 50ml Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Water Transparent Protecting Spray SPF30 150ml --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/16/202113 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 84: Meet the Founder with Lune Martens of Monday Muse

This week’s episode is the first in a new series called Meet the Founder and my first guest Lune Martens, founder of the award-winning vegan-friendly skincare brand Monday Muse. Lune is based between Amsterdam and London and is the founder one of the few beauty brands to launch during a pandemic. By creating this series I hope to find out exactly why my guest started their business and of course find out more about the real challenges that they faced in going from those initial ideas to seeing the product on the shelves. FYI: We definitely had some teething problems with this first episode, so throughout you might notice that I have re-recorded some of my questions, as occasionally we had some really bad echo. However, Lune’s answers are so valuable I really wanted to make sure I offered this as an audio episode and you can be sure we will iron out those issues for next time. If you’d like to see us chat online, head to my IGTV at @beautymepodcast and let me know what you think! To learn more about Monday Muse visit https://www.mondaymuseskin.com and check them out on Instagram @mondaymuseskin As always, thanks so much for listening. Do please like, subscribe and share if you found some value in this episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/9/202131 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep: 83: Real Deal Sunscreen Review Pt 1

Honestly, I feel like the SPF market has exploded, bizarrely, since we’ve spent more time in the house. Every other day we’re being told of another expert – and often non-expert – recommendation for SPF usage, and over on TikTok people are SPF shaming one another. This episode has zero advice in it; if you’re someone who finds spending £50 or more on SPF indulgent or expensive then why would I tell you to use three fingers worth of that product every two hours? The tube will be finished by the end of the week! Lately I’ve even heard that we need to wash our face before every single reapplication. It’s a lot. So, I’ve compiled two episodes on the SPFs that I’ve really been putting to the test over the past three months. I really wanted to give each product enough time so that I could give an honest and thoughtful review. In this episode I’ll be discussing the pros and cons of five different products that range in price from £5 to £55. I’d love to know what your favourite SPF is so be sure to pop into my DMs over @beautymepodcast on Instagram or email [email protected] and tell me! Thanks as always for listening; please do like, share and subscribe – it really helps. Products mentioned: Ultra Violette SPF50+ Queen Screen Lightweight Skinscreen UVA + UVB Broad Spectrum 50ml: https://www.spacenk.com/uk/sun-tan/suncare/face-suncream/queen-screen-luminising-sun-serum-spf-50-MUK200029605.html Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF30 5 * UVA 50ml: https://www.medik8.com/products/advanced-day-total-protect Kosé Cosmeport Suncut Water In UV Protect Essence SPF50+ 80g: https://www.stylevana.com/en_GB/kose-suncut-uv-perfect-essence-spf50-pa-80g.html Vitruvian Man Resurrection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF20 50ml: https://vitruvian-man.com/product/moisturiserfacecream/ Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Water Transparent Protecting Spray SPF30 150ml: https://www.feelunique.com/p/Garnier-Ambre-Solaire-UV-Water-Clear-Sun-Cream-Spray-SPF20-150ml Link to Lab Muffin’s review of Ultraviolette products: https://labmuffin.com/ultra-violette-sunscreen-review/ Skin By Kerr: https://www.instagram.com/skinbykerr/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/2/202121 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 82: Beyond Bias in Beauty and is Clubhouse the best platform for the beauty community?

This week’s episode is a short and sweet beauty news update and I owe the title of it to a recent British Beauty Council event. In this episode I share some podcast and newsletter news (have you signed up yet? If not, click here), as well as my thoughts on beauty content on the Clubhouse app. I also use this episode to share my own takeaways from the British Beauty Council event, held in partnership with Facebook. Entitled Beyond Bias in Beauty, the event aimed to explore the importance of inclusion, creativity and empowerment within the beauty community, so I was really intrigued. Below are some useful links related to everyone and everything I discuss in this episode. Do let me know if you like this kind of episode and get in touch in the DMs over @beautymepodcast or email [email protected]. Darian Symoné Harvin’s Beauty IRL newsletter: https://darian.substack.com/about Jaleesa Jaikaran, founder of the largest beauty room on Clubhouse: Instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/ Instagram.com/thebeautyroom.club For more information on the British Beauty Council visit https://britishbeautycouncil.com Kohl Kreatives: https://www.kohlkreatives.com Instagram.com/kohlkreatives Gary Thompson: Instagram.com/theplasticboy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjLx42uF3d1TLPJ21pHyr9A Sasha Louise Pallari: https://sashalouisepallari.com Instagram.com/sashalouisepallari Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter at beautymenotes.substack.com and check out my first livestream on https://newness.com/charissekenion --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/25/202115 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 81: Skin First: with Canada-based makeup lover and mum SJ, AKA @alwaysplayingwithmakeup

This week’s guest is Quebec City, Canada-based Sarah-Jane Roger-Gobell better known as @alwaysplayingwithmakeup on Instagram. She’s a busy mum, a visual merchandiser, and as her insta handle says, she is literally always playing with makeup. So I thought she would be the perfect person for the second Skin First episode. Sarah-Jane has this otherworldly glow about her, and that’s despite her saying she has a dry skin type. In this episode I wanted to find out how she gets that glow, whether she thinks it’s a case of skin first, products second, and why being creative with makeup helped her get out of a funk after giving birth to her son Noah. Products mentioned (for the FULL list head to charissekenion.co/podcast): Caudalie Moisturising Toner: https://www.feelunique.com/p/Caudalie-Moisturizing-Toner-400ml Laneige Hydrating Moisturiser: https://www.laneige.com/int/en/skincare/concerns/moisturizing/ Fit Glow Beauty Day Essence: https://fitglowbeauty.com/products/day-blue-light-essence-mist?_pos=4&_sid=37fe1a2ac&_ss=r Agent Nateur holi(c) The C Duo Calcium & Vitamin C Powder Exfoliator: https://www.nordstrom.com/s/agent-nateur-holic-the-c-duo-calcium-vitamin-c-powder-exfoliator/4829002 Fit Glow Beauty Clear + Bright Mandelic Drops: https://fitglowbeauty.com/products/clear-bright-mandelic-drops?_pos=1&_sid=49a525caa&_ss=r Fit Glow Beauty Cloud Collagen Oil: https://fitglowbeauty.com/products/cloud-collagen-oil?_pos=1&_sid=39d6c20c4&_ss=r Supergoop Glow Screen SPF30: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop-glowscreen-spf-30.html Ilia True Skin Radiant Priming Serum: https://iliabeauty.com/products/light-it-up Danessa Myricks Love & Light Beauty Oil: https://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/cosmetics-c5/complexion-c3/danessa-myricks-love-and-light-beauty-oil-p3593 Auric Glow Lust Radiant Luminizer: https://magicdusk.com/pages/auric-glow-lust Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/charlotte-tilbury-hollywood-flawless-filter.html 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Full Coverage Water Foundation: https://www.100percentpure.com/collections/foundation-makeup/products/fruit-pigmented-full-coverage-water-foundation?variant=12535342170190 Saie Slip Cover Tinted Moisturizer: https://saiehello.com/products/slip-tint-tinted-moisturizer?variant=32497603739708 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/18/202131 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 80: Modelling industry stereotypes and curly hair standards with model and law student Paris Omar

This week’s episode is something a bit different. Instead of the usual audio conversation I decided to host my first live podcast on Instagram. So if you haven’t checked it out and you want to see my guest and I in the flesh, go to @beautymepodcast on Insta and you’ll see it on my IGTV. My guest is Paris Omar, a Liverpudlian law student and model. Over the past year or so we have often chatted about our mixed heritage, our love for The Real Housewives of Atlanta and shared our thoughts on how others view us, particularly when it comes to our hair. I wanted to ask Paris on to the show to discuss how she experiences the modelling industry as a mixed race woman, how the industry has affected how she views herself and her beauty and why straight hair is still viewed as more sexy and glamorous by the media at large. You can find Paris on Instagram @itsparischanel and I hope you love this episode if you do, please like, review and subscribe. Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/17/202135 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep: 79: Myths around periods, contraception and menopause with Medical Herbalist Natasha Richardson

This week’s guest is London-based Medical Herbalist and Director of Forage Botanicals, Natasha Richardson. Natasha has also published the Your Period Handbook and advises women on holistic health for their menstrual cycles. I was actually really excited to have Natasha on because not only is she an expert on periods, she has also conducted a major amount of study on how race and gynaecology are intertwined throughout history. In this episode I wanted to find out how Natasha’s own experience of debilitating periods led to her studying it in depth, her advice for both young women and pre-menopausal women on what to look out for in their periods and if we can be too tolerant of pain. We talk about everything in between, including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and poo and I think this is a brilliant learning episode for women and men everywhere. You can follow Natasha at @foragebotanicals and find out more about her natural remedies for periods at https://www.foragebotanicals.co.uk. You can find me @beautymepodcast on Instagram and do please like, subscribe and review if you enjoyed this episode. Products mentioned: Your Period Handbook; Natural Solutions for Stress Free Menstruation: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stress-Menstruation-Mental-Health-Missing/dp/1911597744 Rested Resilience: https://www.foragebotanicals.co.uk/shop/rested-resilience --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/4/202140 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. 78: What Mental Health Means to Me

This week’s episode is my contribution to Mental Health Awareness month. It goes without saying that our mental health should be a priority every day, but for many people, it’s simply not the case. Life is full of ups and downs, and the roles we play, however enjoyable, often take away from the time that we could be dedicating to checking in with ourselves. To ensure a wide range of opinions I reached out to former guests and friends online, asking them to send me voice notes about what mental health means to them. The resulting answers featured advice and tips but also real experiences. Themes that came up included how rituals of selfcare and makeup helped some of my guests find peace. And quite a few mentioned how important music is to them. I truly hope at least one voice resonates with you, and lets you know that you are never alone. All my guests’ info is below and I want to thank every single one of them for taking time out to make this happen. You will also see some resources for the UK and US below. Kat Sloan, @katthemakeupmum https://www.instagram.com/katthemakeupmum/ Rachael Todd @rtmkup https://www.instagram.com/rtmkup/ Jonet Williamson @jonetwmakeup https://www.instagram.com/jonetwmakeup/ Clayton Reid @butchqueenbeaute https://www.instagram.com/butchqueenbeaute/ Ciara Costenoble @ciaracoiffure https://www.instagram.com/ciaracoiffure/ Gabrielle Alvarez @thegabriellealvarez https://www.instagram.com/thegabriellealvarez/ Jess Young @jessyoung__ https://www.instagram.com/jessyoung__/ Katie Jane Hughes @katiejanehughes https://www.instagram.com/katiejanehughes/ Paris Omar @itsparischanel https://www.instagram.com/itsparischanel/ Ryan Roberts @ryan_lee_makeup https://www.instagram.com/ryan_lee_makeup/ Sonia Valencia @soniavalencia0303 https://www.instagram.com/soniavalencia0303/ UK resources Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/ US resources US National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/Top-HelpLine-Resources Mental Help: https://www.mentalhelp.net/depression/hotline/ National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/ French resources Fondation de France: https://www.fondationdefrance.org/en/mental-illness France La Croix Rouge Écoute: https://www.croix-rouge.fr/Nos-actions/Action-sociale/Ecoute-acces-aux-droits/Croix-Rouge-Ecoute-service-de-soutien-psychologique-par-telephone --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/28/202120 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 77: Having a Beyonce work ethic and making content creation look effortless with makeup artist Ehlie Luna

Ehlie Luna is an artist in the truest sense of the word. I loved this conversation and truly think Ehlie's words and advice will resonate with you. As always, we start out talking about morning routines, from social admin to skincare, but the real inspo comes from Ehlie sharing her creative process. If you look at any of her work or content creation on Instagram (@ehlieluna) you would likely assume she is a natural who simply knows her stuff. But during this conversation the New York-based makeup artist - whose day job is working with the dancers of the New York City Ballet - shares how she credits the likes of Beyonce and athletes for her critical work ethic and also shares how her songwriting background has influenced her process. We also discuss the beauty influences of Ehlie's Haitian heritage and she shares her skincare mishaps and why the time is NOW to really do the things we're meant to do. Please give Ehlie a follow, and check out her website and be sure to check out some amazing video snippets from our chat over on @beautymepodcast. You can also check out my personal account @charisse.kenion where I'll be announcing some fun Lives and new content! Products mentioned: Pai Middlemist Seven Camellia + Rose Gentle Cream Cleanser: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/pai-skincare-middlemist-seven.html Face Theory Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner: https://www.facetheory.com/products/cera-c-pore-reducing-toner Maelove The Glow Maker Antioxidant Serum: https://maelove.com/products/the-glow-maker Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Gel: https://www.boots.com/cosrx-advanced-snail-96-mucin-power-essence-gel-100ml-10280721 Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/skin-perfecting-bha-liquid-exfoliant-m2010.html Krave Great Barrier Relief Serum: https://kravebeauty.com/products/great-barrier-relief Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/ren-ready-steady-glow-daily-aha-tonic.html Elta MD UV Clear SPF40: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eltamd-Daily-48-Gram-1-7-Ounce/dp/B00464EC1E Supergoop Mineral Sheer Sunscreen SPF30: https://supergoop.com/products/mineral-sheerscreen-spf-30 Black Girl Sunscreen SPF30: https://www.comprisbeauty.com/products/https-comprisbeauty-com-products-black-girl-sunscreen-spf-30-by-blackgirlsunscreen School of Greatness Ep1104: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1zss6kiCSvQvgbmGraKtIU?si=1cfa36e9101241c8 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/21/202138 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 76: Skin First: with New York Makeup Artist and Clubhouse beauty pro Jaleesa Jaikaran

Welcome to the first episode in my new series Skin First. Having access to the best in the business, it only made sense that I would start a miniseries all about skin, and Jaleesa Jaikaran is the perfect place to start. Check out her Instagram and you will see exactly why! Not only is Jaleesa's skin glowing and healthy; she's committed to creating the same for her work clients on set. While she was born in New York, Jaleesa grew up in Trinidad, so of course I had to find out how Trinidad might have influenced the colours and textures she still loves today. Jaleesa shares how YouTube and magazines showed her a different way of looking at makeup, before she went on to working at MAC Cosmetics, where she really learned all about skin. In this episode Jaleesa shares her perfect skin prep, whether it's for an editorial shoot, an event, or even a performance, plus helpful tips and tricks and the products she reaches for on the regular. She also warns against becoming a product junkie and instead advises all of us to just look at what our own skin really needs. Did I mention that she's also the founder of the BIGGEST beauty club on Clubhouse?? Check her out in The Beauty Room. FYI: we talked about so many products that I cannot fit them all in here! Please visit my site charissekenion.co to find links to every single product mentioned. In the meantime be sure to follow me over @beautymepodcast on Instagram and I would love if you could take the time to review and subscribe as it really helps BeautyMe be seen. Some of the products Jaleesa loves: Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/wander-beauty--baggage-claim-gold-eye-masks.html Patrick Starr One Size Secure The Blur Hydrating Undereye Patches: https://www.onesizebeauty.com/products/secure-the-blur-hydrating-eye-patches?variant=38031367012551 La Roche Posay Lipikar Moisturising Body Balm: https://www.feelunique.com/p/La-Roche-Posay-Lipikar-Moisturising-Body-Balm-APM-400ml Weleda Prickly Pear Cactus Hydrating Facial Mist: https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face-Skin-Care/Face-Cooling-&-Mist-Sprays/Weleda-Prickly-Pear-Cactus-Hydrating-Facial-Mist-100ml/p/806044 MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13847/32554/products/makeup/face/foundation/studio-face-and-body-foundation-120-ml#!/shade/C3 MAC Cream Colour Base: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13840/316/products/makeup/eyes/eyeshadow/cream-colour-base#!/shade/Improper_Copper MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13849/30735/products/makeup/face/powder/mineralize-skinfinish#!/shade/Gold_Deposit --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/14/202136 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 75: Why colour matching is key and ditching gender labels with makeup artist Gabrielle Alvarez

This week's guest is Los Angeles-based makeup artist Gabrielle Alvarez. Makeup was initially a creative outlet for Gabrielle; an escape from what she calls the 'everyday drudgery' of studying for her BA in Communications. Two months after she graduated she packed up her car and headed to LA, sharing a room with someone she found on Craig’s List. It’s that determination and conviction that drives Gabrielle in her work; she’s someone who makes space for herself and doesn’t entertain labels put upon her by others. In this episode I wanted to find out how she found her own makeup style – what she calls ‘soft grunge’ – why she moved to LA from Charleston, South Carolina and where she finds inspiration. We talk about skincare a lot and she shares some of her hometown ‘bridezilla’ experiences. Oh and she’s a HUGE SPF fan; she’s currently using three. You can follow Gabi on Instagram @thegabriellealvarez and check her out on beauty streaming site newness.com. You’ll find me on newness soon too, but for now check me out @beautymepodcast and thanks for listening! Youth To The People 15% Vitamin C Clean Caffeine Energy Serum: https://www.youthtothepeople.com/products/15-vitamin-c-clean-caffeine-energy-serum Phytosurgence Verdant Forcefield Moisturiser: https://www.phytosurgence.com/product-page/verdant-forcefield-restorative-moisturizer Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF50: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop-play-everyday-lotion-spf-50-with-sunflower-extract.html Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel: https://www.yesstyle.com/en/isntree-hyaluronic-acid-watery-sun-gel-50ml/info.html/pid.1094424964 Cocokind Daily SPF: https://www.cocokind.com/products/physical-sunscreen Glisten Wet Liners: https://www.glistencosmetics.com/collections/wet-liners --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/7/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 74: My Hydration Tips For Fighting Maskne

It's hard to believe that prior to 2020, maskne really wasn't a thing - at least not for the masses. But for me personally, it's become a daily issue, which is why this is one of those episodes that had to happen. If you know me at all, you’ll know that hormonal acne is part of my life. Like it or not, each month my hormones show me they’re working (perhaps not in the way I’d like) by showing up along my jawline and slightly further up my cheeks in the form of bumps, spots, pimples - whatever you want to call them. Over the years I’ve got used to dealing with them, and slowly but surely I've got to know just how my skin works, and more importantly, how I can support it. In this episode I break down my own skin concerns, explore what maskne actually is and share the products that I was advised to use to deal with the maskne - as well as the scarring that ensued.  Thanks so much for listening. Do please share this episode if you think it could help someone dealing with maskne right now. See you next week!  Products mentioned: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin: https://www.boots.com/cerave-hydrating-cleanser-236ml-10246701- Neostrata Restore PHA Facial Cleanser: https://www.neostrata.com/products/pha-facial-cleanser/F30135XA.html Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: https://www.glossier.com/products/milky-jelly-cleanser Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn: https://algorithum.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/seabuckthorn-best-skin-ever Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner with Niacinamide: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/skin-balancing-pore-reducing-toner-m1350.html?dwvar_m1350_size=fullsize&cgid=#q=toner&lang=en_GB&start=0&top=282 La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra 8 Daily Soothing Concentrate: https://www.boots.com/la-roche-posay-toleriane-ultra-8-face-moisturiser-mist-sensitive-skin-100ml--10263619 The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics: https://theordinary.deciem.com/gb/rdn-marine-hyaluronics-30ml.html Dermatica: Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/aa-booster-m7750.html?dwvar_m7750_size=fullsize Bioderma Sensibio Light Soothing Cream: https://www.bioderma.co.uk/our-products/sensibio/light Bioderma Hydrabio Gel Créme: https://www.bioderma.co.uk/our-products/hydrabio/gel-creme Acnecide Face 5% w/w Gel: https://www.boots.com/acnecide-gel-30g-10187571 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/30/202124 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 73: Eyebrow evolutions and the stigma of creating content when you're a pro makeup artist with Isabel Rosado

Born in Brooklyn New York, to a Cuban mum and Puerto Rican dad, Isabel Rosado knew that makeup was in her future from childhood. I've wanted to invite Isabel onto the podcast for a while, because her often daily makeup creations have always been a source of enjoyment and inspiration for me. She's definitely someone I can watch and minutes later I'll be Googling the products she's used. I wanted to find out more about her daily life, especially as we segue into some kind of new-ish normal after being on lockdown for a year. In this episode Isabel talks about the magic of her morning coffee ritual and explains how growing up with a hairstylist for a mum meant countless hours at the salon, watching women transform before her eyes. We of course talk about skincare - turns out Isabel loves her Elemis products - and she talks me through how she went from waking her sister up in the middle of the night to do her makeup, to working at MAC, to being Katie Jane Hughes' first assistant at New York Fashion Week. We also discuss some of the positives of lockdown as well as the industry stigma of making content for social media platforms and YouTube.  Be sure to check out Isabel's Makeup & Cocktails on a Friday night over on Instagram @isabelyrosado and you can find me @beautymepodcast. Thanks so much for listening. Do please like, share, subscribe; all that good stuff really helps with getting BeautyMe out there. Products mentioned: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water: https://www.boots.com/bioderma-sensibio-h2o-250ml-10202361 Elemis Marine Cream: https://uk.elemis.com/pro-collagen-marine-cream.html?bottle_size=333 Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30: https://uk.elemis.com/pro-collagen-marine-cream-spf-30.html Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads: https://uk.elemis.com/dynamic-resurfacing-facial-pads.html?bottle_size=337 Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment: https://uk.elemis.com/pro-collagen-advanced-eye-treatment.html Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream: https://uk.elemis.com/pro-collagen-oxygenating-night-cream.html?bottle_size=333 Retrouvé Revitalizing Eye Concentrate: https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/retrouve/revitalizing-eye-concentrate-30ml/1063313 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/23/202139 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 72: Why makeup is thrilling, therapy and more for photographer/director Brinsley Edwards

Brinsley Edwards is a talented, inspiring and inspired New York-based photographer and director who works mostly in fashion and beauty. Born and raised in North Carolina, she moved to New York to pursue her photography career back in 2017. Of course, like many of us, her creative career ground to a halt as we entered the pandemic in early 2020.  I first came across Brinsley's work, including her #unretouchedselfportraits, on Instagram, and fell in love with her amazing and varied art pieces, sometimes co-created with her fiancé James Conkle. In this episode I find out how makeup became Brinsley's go-to when it came to just getting through lockdown. She shares that journaling, writing morning pages and reading The Artist’s Way (a favourite of mine also) have helped with motivation and just being kinder to herself. Brinsley admits that: ‘everything I know about skincare is from TikTok’ and shares early memories of playing with her grandmother’s red lipstick and why she's taken up embroidery again. This episode is for the creatives and for those who are still too nervous to claim that label as their own. Oh, and a special thank you to Brinsley's cat Bestie, for making an entrance. I hope you love this one! You can follow Brinsley on Instagram and check me out @beautymepodcast. Thank you for listening. Products mentioned: CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser: https://www.boots.com/cerave-sa-smoothing-cleanser-236ml-10272454 The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23%: https://theordinary.deciem.com/gb/rdn-vitamin-c-suspension-23pct-ha-spheres-2pct-30ml.html Cerave Moisturising Lotion: https://www.boots.com/cerave-moisturising-lotion-236ml-10246703 The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution: https://theordinary.deciem.com/gb/rdn-aha-30pct-bha-2pct-peeling-solution-30ml.html Weleda Skin Food: https://www.weleda.co.uk/skinfood The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-artists-way/julia-cameron/9781788164290 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/16/202138 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 71: From NOLA to NYC with makeup artist and content creator Jonet Williamson

This week's guest is New York-based makeup artist Jonet Williamson. I've been a fan of hers for a while now and love her approach to makeup. Watching her apply makeup on her Instagram Lives is often like watching a scientist or perhaps an architect, as she's clearly viewing her face - her canvas - with an analytical mind. In this episode I wanted to find out how Jonet's hometown of New Orleans informed her career choices and set her on the path to artistry - even though she had already decided on studying pre-med. Jonet shares advice for budding makeup artists trying to hone in on their style and breaks down what a Southern ‘beat face’ really is. She also discusses the differences between makeup in the South and makeup in New York. Be sure to head to my Instagram @beautymepodcast to see some outtake videos and follow Jonet @jonetwmakeup to see all of her amazing looks and regular Lives on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Products mentioned: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daily-Rituals-How-Artists-Work/dp/0307273601 Rosen Skincare Earth Mask: https://www.rosenskincare.com/products/earth-mask Weleda Skin Food Light: https://www.boots.com/weleda-skin-food-light-30ml-10262723 Eve Lom Cleanser: https://www.evelom.co.uk/collections/cleanser/products/cleanser-50ml MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Oyster Girl: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13853/309/products/makeup/lips/lipgloss/lipglass#!/shade/Oyster_Girl MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Oh Baby: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13853/309/products/makeup/lips/lipgloss/lipglass#!/shade/Oh_Baby Lancôme Juicy Tubes: https://www.lancome.co.uk/makeup/lips/lip-gloss/juicy-tubes/115012-LAC.html Alex Wolf Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0pXc7mMC0L3wpvzmUHhLNV?si=9K_N5gslR4ePbZXwE4lWjw --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/9/202144 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 70: Beauty X Wellness; ‘where blood flows, life goes’ – the power of facial massage with Anastasia Goron

This week’s guest is Anastasia Goron also known as @allyoucanface. I first followed Anastasia after makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes told me she was a must-follow due to her extensive content on facial massage, or what she likes to call ‘face yoga’. In just under a year Anastasia has amassed almost 600,000 followers on TikTok and I fully believe that is down to her dedication to sharing information as well as consistency. In this episode I find out just how she did that, from the comfort of her couch during lockdown. I really wanted to invite Anastasia on as part of my Beauty X Wellness series because I love how she is constantly reiterating the fact that how we feel affects how we look. She is extremely passionate about the concept of us having the power to change how we look in the palm of our hands and really wants us to rediscover why we don’t need lotions or fillers. More importantly, she truly values the potential of touch; how touching our skin can tell us how we’re really feeling inside. In this episode Anastasia shares just why she is so dedicated to sharing her knowledge of facial massage, and why she believes in the concept of mind over matter. You can find Anastasia anywhere @allyoucanface and find out more about her facial massage program at  https://www.allyoucanface.com You can find me @beautymepodcast on Instagram and in the meantime do please like, review and subscribe as it really helps BeautyMe be seen. Thanks so much for listening! Products mentioned: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser: https://www.boots.com/cerave-hydrating-cleanser-236ml-10246701- Had Labo Anti-Ageing Super Hydrator: https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face-Skin-Care/Anti-Ageing-Face-Cream/Hada-Labo-Tokyo-Anti-Ageing-Super-Hydrator-150ml/p/795470 Allies of Skin 20% Vitamin C Brighten + Firm Serum: https://alliesofskin.com/products/20-vitamin-c-brighten-firm-serum Skinceuticals C E Ferulic: https://www.skinceuticals.co.uk/en_GB/c-e-ferulic/635494363210.html CeraVe Moisturising Lotion: https://www.boots.com/cerave-moisturising-lotion-236ml-10246703 Allie of Skin Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment Moisturiser: https://alliesofskin.com/products/peptides-antioxidants-firming-daily-treatment-50-ml Elta MD Sun Care: https://eltamd.com/collections/sun-care Biossance 100% Squalane Oil: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/biossance-100-squalane-oil.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/26/202143 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 69: Beauty X Wellness; Talking intentions and feeling feelings with Hanahana Beauty's Abena Boamah-Acheampong

Hanahana Beauty is a consciously clean brand that creates beautiful products often centred around Shea, sourced directly from the Katariga Women's Shea Cooperative, in Ghana. I've wanted to invite the brand's founder Abena, onto the podcast for a long time. Over that time I have loved watching her build her brand, often while travelling between Chicago and Ghana. Abena is a former algebra teacher and therapist who says that both of her prior careers were about the concept of sharing, and that she feels the same way now, as a founder of a skincare and wellness brand. In this episode I wanted to find out how Abena has managed to find that balance between having to nurture and grow a brand during a pandemic while also taking care of herself. Of course I had to ask all about the morning routine, and it turns out that Abena takes her mornings pretty seriously. She says that time is purely for her: whether that means meditation, cleaning, movement or simply catching up on social. Oh and she's definitely a fan of having multiple cleansers on deck. We talk about being ‘skin vain’ – how the only way we will give up something food-wise, is if it affects our skin, and how Abena believes that skincare isn’t just about AM and PM; it’s about curating a routine for your body, your period – even  the seasons. A key theme from this conversation is 'being intentional' - in what we do to our skin, what we put into our bodies, and how we take care of ourselves. We discuss the difference between intuition and anxiety and beauty and wellness overlap. I hope you enjoy, because I definitely did! You can follow Abena @beanieboamah and follow her brand @hanahana_beauty. You can find video snippets of this chat over on @beautymepodcast or feel free to say 'hi' over on my personal account @charisse.kenion. As always, if you loved the show, it would be amazing if you could post a review; it really means a lot. hanahanabeauty.com Products mentioned: Alaffia Cucumber Good Soap Bar: https://products.wholefoodsmarket.com/product/alaffia-cucumber-good-soap-bar-8fe322 Hanahana Beauty Exfoliating Body Bar: https://hanahanabeauty.com/products/exfoliating-body-bar Klur Cleanser Gentle Matter Daily Moisture Cleanser: https://klur.co/products/gentle-matter Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser: https://www.youthtothepeople.com/products/superfood-face-cleanser Hanahana Beauty Black + Brown Exfoliating Cleanser: https://hanahanabeauty.com/products/black-brown-scrub-1 Tower 28 SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray: https://www.tower28beauty.com/products/sos-daily-facial-rescue-spray?variant=13413450186807 My Topicals Faded Brightening & Clearing Gel: https://mytopicals.com/collections/skincare/products/faded My Topicals Like Butter Hydrating Mask: https://mytopicals.com/collections/skincare/products/like-butter --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/19/202153 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 68: Beauty X Wellness; Microaggressions while working in corporate marketing with style influencer Ashley Griffin

My second guest in the Beauty X Wellness series is Ashley Griffin. Based in Dallas, Texas, Ashley works in corporate marketing but is also the owner of one of my favourite style accounts, @theinspiredi on Instagram. I've always admired Ashley's approach to style but also how she seems to be so in tune with her body; whether that's by working out, drinking her favourite protein smoothie (literally the same recipe every day!) or taking on a detox fast. In this episode I wanted to find out more about Ashley's approach to work and we end up talking about the microaggressions that black and brown women encounter in the workplace.  Ashley shares how she loves to start her day as slowly as possible, why she loves to work out and why she's happy to be a homebody with an old soul. She also shares the sweetest memories of her first style icon, her school teacher. You can follow Ashley on Instagram @theinspiredi and you can find me @beautymepodcast. Over on Instagram I'll be sharing video snippets of this chat, so be sure to drop a comment! Products mentioned: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask - currently out of stock worldwide due to recall on 'bad' batch. Summer Fridays R+R Mask: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/summer-fridays-rr-mask.html CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin: https://www.boots.com/cerave-hydrating-cleanser-236ml-10246701- Cetaphil: https://www.boots.com/cetaphil- Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray: https://www.beautybay.com/p/mario-badescu/facial-spray-with-aloe-herbs-and-rosewater/ Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/drunk-elephant-c-firma-day-serum.html CeraVe Sunscreen: https://www.cerave.com/sunscreen Merit The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick: https://www.meritbeauty.com/products/the-minimalist Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam: https://www.glossier.com/products/cloud-paint Glossier Future Dew: https://www.glossier.com/products/futuredew --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/12/202141 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 67: Beauty X Wellness; Beauty Editor Ava Welsing-Kitcher on burnout, beauty and moving house 27 times.

For the next month I'm fully focused on guests who want to discuss how the worlds of beauty and wellness are forever intertwined. First up it's London-based freelance beauty writer and editor Ava Welsing-Kitcher.  In this eye-opening chat I wanted to find out how Ava made her start in beauty media but more importantly, how her mind and body has adjusted to lockdown life. While we start off with the usual talk of morning routines - for Ava that's Child's Pose and ice cold water - we quickly move on to the subject of burnout, and how busy-ness had almost become a badge of honour before the pandemic hit. We discuss how we've seemingly become more in tune with our bodies over the past 12 months; we can no longer ignore any little niggles within the body, and we also discuss the emotional ups and downs of living in a different kind of normal. Ava shares how she has moved home a staggering 27 times and we discuss how that is what has very likely prepared her to be more comfortable with change. This is a great episode for anyone who needs to hear that it's okay not to share everything on social media, and that you're more resilient than you know.  You can follow Ava on Instagram @avawelsingk and you can find me @beautymepodcast. Over on Instagram I'll be sharing video snippets of this chat, so be sure to drop a comment!  Products mentioned: S’well Water Bottle: https://www.swell.com CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser: https://www.boots.com/cerave-hydrating-cleanser-236ml-10246701- Cosmedix Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals: https://www.cosmedix.com/pure-c-vitamin-c Cosmedix Simply Brightening Serum: https://www.medicobeauty.com/products/copy-of-simply-brilliant-brightening-serum-30-ml-cosmedix Cosmedix Peptide-Rich Defense SPF50: https://www.cosmedix.com/peptide-rich-defense-50-ml Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF30: https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/milk-makeup-sunshine-skin-tint-spf-30-sunscreen-16ml_R03735145/ MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull It Over: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13854/60284/products/makeup/lips/lipstick/powder-kiss-lipstick#!/shade/Mull_It_Over Elaine Welteroth: More Than Enough: Claiming Space For Who You Are (No Matter What They Say): https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Than-Enough-Elaine-Welteroth/dp/0525561587 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/5/202146 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 66: My Top 5 Cleansers

This week’s episode is long overdue. While I’ve often spoken about skincare and might single out a favourite cleanser here and there, it’s only recently that I’ve realised that I’ve actually curated a cleanser wardrobe, almost like a cleanser for every occasion - especially when my skin is going through some ups and downs - so I thought it was time to share my top five. By the way, you don't need to have 'problem' skin to appreciate any of these cleansers - from the iconic Eve Lom Balm Cleanser to the cult fave CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser - you might well need one of these in your arsenal at some point. As always thank you so much for listening! When you get a moment, do please rate, review and subscribe to help BeautyMe be seen, and don't hesitate to let me know what you're using over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast. You can also watch this episode over on YouTube so be sure to drop a comment over there! You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ Products mentioned: Eve Lom Cleanser: https://www.evelom.com/products/cleanser-100ml Eve Lom Begin & End Dual Pack: https://www.harveynichols.com/brand/eve-lom/845823-begin-and-end-dual-pack/p3990322/ The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter: https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/cleansers-and-toners/camomile-sumptuous-cleansing-butter/p/p000186 Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn Cleanser and Moisturiser: https://algorithum.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/seabuckthorn-best-skin-ever CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser with Salicylic Acid: https://www.boots.com/cerave-sa-smoothing-cleanser-236ml-10272454 Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: https://www.glossier.com/picks/milky-jelly-cleanser Neostrata Restore PHA Facial Cleanser: https://www.neostrata.com/product/pha-facial-cleanser/F30135XA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/26/202120 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 65: Learning to find resilience during lockdown with makeup artist Rachael Todd

This week’s episode marks a kind of return to some good old lockdown content. I really wanted to reach out to someone who has tried to keep themselves busy during this time so I chose London-based makeup artist Rachael Todd. We’ve been chatting in the DMs for a while now and I really wanted to have Rachael on for a relaxed conversation about how lockdown has us feeling as creatives and makeup lovers. I wanted to find out what Rachael misses most about not being able to take on her usual makeup bookings, how she’s adjusted to being at home a lot more and how she copes with those not so great days. I also wanted to find out how she first got into beauty and how she pivoted to creating beauty content during this time. If you want to know know about Rachael be sure to follow her @rtmkup and @makeupyourmood and you can check out the video snippets of our chat over at @beautymepodcast. Thanks so much for listening! Do please rate, review and subscribe and don't forget to share any episodes that you love! Products mentioned: CeraVe Hydrating Cream to Foam Cleanser: https://www.cerave.com/skincare/cleansers/hydrating-cream-to-foam-cleanser Caudalie Grape Water: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/caudalie-grape-water.html La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid Sun Cream SPF50: https://www.boots.com/la-roche-posay-anthelios-shaka-ultra-light-facial-sun-cream-spf50-50ml-10259635 La Roche Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Cream Gel SPF50: https://www.boots.com/la-roche-posay-anthelios-anti-shine-sun-cream-gel-spf-50-plus-50-ml-10155052 Black Girl Sunscreen SPF30: https://www.comprisbeauty.com/products/https-comprisbeauty-com-products-black-girl-sunscreen-spf-30-by-blackgirlsunscreen Danessa Myricks Illuminating Veil: https://www.danessamyricksbeauty.com/product/illuminating-veil-2 Danessa Myricks Balm Contour: https://algorithum.co.uk/collections/makeup/products/balm-contour --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/19/202133 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 64: Zendaya’s hair and makeup in Netflix movie Malcolm & Marie

I felt like I had to do an episode on Malcolm & Marie. Not just because it’s likely the most talked about project we’ve seen in a while, but also because I’ve been wanting to launch new content that’s all about the hair and beauty we see in TV and movies. So I feel like this is a good barometer to see if you like it, and if there’s an audience for it. While I’m talking about the hair and beauty (because this is a beauty podcast!), I will also be giving you my review of the film – so if you haven’t seen it already you might well hear a spoiler or two.  A very simple outline of the film: Malcolm (played by John David Washington) is a filmmaker who’s just had the biggest night of his career. Marie (played by Zendaya) is his girlfriend, who we later find out is also an actress and had assumed she would be in his movie. As it progresses we learn that that the lead character in the movie is based on Marie’s own life experiences of drug addiction and getting clean, and that she resents that Malcolm only used her story, not her acting skills. Oh, and he also forgets to thank her in his acceptance speech.  This is my opinion; I am not a film reviewer but I am interested in opinions.  As always thank you for listening. Do please rate, review and subscribe as it really helps BeautyMe be seen. And definitely let me know if you think this episode was a good fit for the show, or if you think I should set up a new show focused on TV and movies. If you want to check out the video version of this episode – which is packed with imagery – head to my YouTube and be sure to subscribe! You can also find me on Instagram @beautymepodcast  Articles mentioned: Fashionista.com: https://fashionista.com/2021/02/netflix-malcolm-and-marie-zendaya-costumes-outfits-dress Thecut.com: https://www.thecut.com/2021/02/law-roach-on-zendayas-timeless-malcolm-and-marie-costumes.html Early movie makeup: https://www.cosmeticsandskin.com/cdc/early-movie.php Official Malcolm & Marie trailer: https://youtube.com/Netflix​ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/12/202119 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 63: Faking it - from dark circles and concealer to problematic deep faking

This is kind of a newsy episode; kind of an update on what’s changed since my last few episodes, where I’ve discussed trends with my guests or on my solo shows. It's pretty short and sweet and focuses on: The new trend for drawing on dark circles underneath the eyes, something that recent guest Sonia Valencia and I quickly dismissed in episode 61; how more makeup artists are choosing to work solely with concealer, even challenging themselves to use it to create a full face. And I also express my discomfort in receiving so many compliments when I got deep faked as Sophia Loren and Kim Kardashian, but also discuss why the developers of apps such as Reface don't consider a variety of skin tones when it comes to their 'innovations'.  As always I would love if you could subscribe, review and rate the podcast - your support means so much. Also, I would love to know which brands and individuals you would like to see when it comes to beauty and wellness? I feel that, more and more the two industries are becoming intertwined, and to me it makes a lot of sense. Let me know at [email protected] or say hi in my DMs at @beautymepodcast on Instagram or Twitter. See you next time. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/5/202115 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 62: Why freelancer Melissa Geczy finds skincare crucial in living with the daily pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia

TW: the subject of suicide comes up briefly in this episode. This week’s guest is Melissa Geczy, a freelance editor and student, living in Puglia, Italy, who also lives with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). Very simply put, it means that on a daily basis Melissa deals with excruciating pain. Anything from a slight breeze touching her face, to chewing food to putting on her makeup is incredibly painful. I first came across Melissa after LA-based aesthetician @labeautyologist, Nayamka Roberts-Smith, had shared one of her Stories. If you follow Nayamka you’ll know she is the creator of the #60secondrule - meaning you must wash your face for minimum 60 seconds morning and night. Melissa had posted about it saying that she’s a major fan of the #60secondrule and in this episode she says it has actually changed her life, because her skincare routine has become a luxury. We also talk about the changes her career has gone through due to TN and how no-one should have to give up on their dreams because of disability - and she also lets me know that she doesn’t plan on giving up chewing any time soon. If you know someone who might be dealing with TN or something similar and could benefit from listening, please share this episode with them. And please do rate, subscribe and review - it really helps BM be seen ♥️ TW: we discuss suicide briefly in this episode. For more information on TN and other chronic conditions, see below, and you can follow Melissa @melissagatesee. Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK: https://www.tna.org.uk Facial Pain Association: https://fpa-support.org Some Instagram accounts dedicated to chronic illness: @dialecticdee - sickle cell/chronic illness advocate @crutches_and_spice - Comms Director and disability blogger a digital space for chronic illness @youlookokaytome a digital space for chronic illness @natashalipman - chronic illness journalist @asickmagazine @ablezine disability without stereotypes @sicksadgirlz #telluswhereithurts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/29/202150 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 61: TikTok beauty creator Sonia Valencia on being a teen mom, having no filter and catering to an over-40 audience

Today's guest was a real impulse invitation. I spotted Sonia Valencia on Naked Beauty’s Instagram feed and was instantly attracted to Sonia’s no BS approach to makeup tips for the over 40s. It really resonated with my tagline for this show – beauty beyond the BS.  In this conversation I  wanted to find out what made Sonia get into skincare at the relatively late age of 36, and why she took to TikTok to share her own findings. While we of course discuss her content creation schedule, which runs parallel to her day job as a Processing Manager on a Cannabis farm, I  wanted to find out how her earlier years shaped her approach to beauty and what she thinks of celeb beauty brands. Be sure to check Sonia out on TikTok and Instagram @soniavalencia0303 and let me know what you think! As always your reviews, shares and subscriptions really help, so thank you for listening. Oh and if you want something a little extra, I've launched a newsletter! It's called BeautyMe Notes and you can sign up here Products mentioned: Good Molecules Rosewater Daily Cleansing Gel Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner Silk Naturals Calm Down 5% Niacinamide Hydrating Serum Silk Naturals Vitamin C Peptide Serum La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Cream Black Girl Sunscreen SPF30 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/22/202138 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 60: My Makeup Essentials Plus Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

This week’s episode is all about my makeup essentials. In the past I’ve shared my Holy Grail skincare but I think, as someone who deals with hormonal acne that also likes to wear makeup, it makes sense to share some makeup favourites. None of the products I mention were created with acne in mind; instead this is a round-up of products that help me care for my skin while also decorating it - and I also talk about some techniques I’ve picked up from some of favourite makeup artists. This is definitely an episode for the truly makeup obsessed; there are a lot of products in there - so many that I couldn't actually link them all below. Instead I have provided links to the 22 brands mentioned. I'd love to know what you think of this episode, and I'd also love to know who your go-to makeup brands are! BeautyMe is a community so I'm all for sharing those must-haves, so feel free to slide into my DMs over @beautymepodcast or on my personal account @charisse.kenion. When you have a minute do please like, review and subscribe to the podcast. Until next week, stay safe. Brands mentioned: Byredo Chanel Charlotte Tilbury Colour Pop Danessa Myricks Dior Makeup Emolyne Estée Lauder Fenty Beauty Glossier Gloss My Heart Kiko Milano Laura Mercier Lisa Eldridge L’Oréal Paris MAC Cosmetics Makeup Forever Milk Makeup Nars Nudestix OPV Beauty Revlon Surratt --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/15/202131 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 59: An American in Paris; hairstylist Ciara Costenoble talks about her experiences and says Emily got it right - kinda

Paris-based hairdresser Ciara Costenoble, grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and once we delve into her morning routine, we take it right back to those early days. Ciara shares some beautiful memories of being inspired by her grandmother, Hope, who loved to dress up at any opportunity, even if she was just picking up the mail or going to the pharmacy. Ciara watched her grandmother do her skincare and apply her Mary Kay makeup and, later on, realised that it was about more than expression - in fact it was more in an effort to form some kind of resilience around the colourism that was prevalent within society. We talk about how colourism can show up and about Ciara's first hair experiments - at the age of 7. Pretty much a tomboy when she was younger, it was only once Ciara began working in a salon at 14 that she gained an insight into what other girls and women were doing with their hair, and also how boys would look at girls who dressed in a more feminine style. We also discuss the controversial Netflix show Emily in Paris, and Ciara talks about how it’s really not a true example of exactly who is moving to Paris from the States, as in: it’s not just white people who choose to travel and explore, duh. She’s also very vocal about her views on being an American in Paris. Of course we touch on the cult of the French pharmacy and Ciara shares that she’s learned to embrace a more simple beauty routine since moving to France.  We also talk about how Ciara has learned to take time to romance herself during lockdown. Honestly, I couldn't have chosen a better way to close 2020. I am so grateful for the fact that you choose to listen to BeautyMe, and can't wait to see you in 2021. Take care of yourselves and see you on the other side. Follow Ciara @ciaracoiffure and you can find me @beautymepodcast P.S. If you could rate, review and subscribe the podcast, it will help BeautyMe be seen. Products mentioned: Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/sunday-riley-tidal-brightening-enzyme-water-cream.html La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50 Face Mist: https://www.boots.com/la-roche-posay-anthelios-sunscreen-face-mist-spf-50-75ml-10217616 La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Soothing Repairing Balm: https://www.lookfantastic.com/la-roche-posay-cicaplast-baume-b5-soothing-repairing-balm-40ml/11091816.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/18/202044 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 58: Filmmaker Rebecca Munroe on her sensual approach to work and self-care and how a car crash made her appreciate her body

Rebecca Munroe is a film maker who works with all your favourite beauty brands and definitely has an approach that will have you reaching for your credit card after seeing her work. In this episode we talk about Rebecca’s nocturnal work hours and how they affect her skincare and selfcare moments. Rebecca also shares how a car crash helped her appreciate her body and says that it's a completely different concept to body acceptance or positivity.  We start our conversation discussing her sensual approach to film-making and as we go on, it’s clear Rebecca has a sensual take on selfcare too. She also shares her first interaction with makeup and honestly, it's one of the most entertaining answers I've heard yet! Thank you so much for listening. If you want to see more of Rebecca's work, visit her Instagram @Rebecca.munroe, and you can find me @beautymepodcast. Do please subscribe and leave a review - it really helps BeautyMe be seen! Products mentioned: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: https://www.feelunique.com/p/Elemis-Pro-Collagen-Cleansing-Balm Fresh Face Masks: https://www.fresh.com/uk/skincare/categories/masks Votary Intense Night Oil - Rosehip and Retinoid: https://www.votary.co.uk/product/intense-night-oil-rosehip-retinoid-votary/ Pat McGrath Rose Rebellion Eyeshadow is out of stock but you can check out similar shades here: https://www.patmcgrath.com/products/eyedols-eye-shadow-trios-ritual-rebellion?variant=19429267570757 Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara: https://www.lancome.co.uk/makeup/eyes/mascara/monsieur-big-mascara/A00354-LAC.html May Lindstrom The Honey Mud: https://www.maylindstrom.com/products/the-honey-mud --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/11/202040 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 57: Celebrity skincare - do we really need it? Why?

Since 2019, we’ve seen a huge rise in celebrities launching brands and products. For me, I like to think of celebrity beauty and skincare in the same way I think of entry level designer fashion. If you can’t afford the four or five figure bag then the perfume is way more affordable, and for some, it can give you the same feeling of ‘yeah, I’m expensive’. Back in 1987 Elizabeth Taylor, AKA Hollywood royalty, launched the first celebrity perfume. Just yesterday rapper and producer Pharrell Williams launched his skincare line Human Race and in early 2021 singer Alicia Keys will release Keys Soul Care. Excitement is strong and in this episode I wanted to focus on these two brands in particular, (as well as the likes of Kylie Jenner, Fenty Skin and even Keanu Reeves), to ask why we need more skincare and what buying from a celebrity gives us.  Thanks so much for listening. I appreciate every DM and every comment and I would love it if you could help me round out 2020 with a few more reviews! See you next week. In the meantime you can find me @beautymepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/27/202015 minutes, 31 seconds
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EP. 56: Being a black woman on the alt scene and how therapy can heal, with beauty PR Deborah T Johnson

This week's guest is Deborah Johnson. With over 14 years experience as a beauty PR for the likes of some amazing brands - including makeup of the moment, Emolyne Cosmetics - Deborah also heads up PR of the family-run salon Simply Gorgeous, owned by her mum. I was really looking forward to this conversation with Deborah; as a black woman with tattoos, she clearly stands out and holds her own when it comes to the UK beauty PR industry, but also, she doesn't do small talk. I can still remember the first time we met, a couple of years ago, and how I left that meeting thinking how cool she was - yep, probably a touch of a girl crush there!  In this episode, we of course discuss her skincare - she refers to her skin as ashy so if you're feeling the same, you'll love hearing her glowing skin recommendations for face and body. But, I really wanted to see if I could get to what makes Deborah, Deborah, and I have to admit, there's a bit of a revelation in this chat. I certainly wasn't expecting Deborah's honesty to extend to her own personal experiences of finding herself and also how she has learned to deal with addiction.  As Deborah herself quotes: "to err is human, to forgive, divine," and I am both humbled and grateful that she chose to open up with me. If you're an introvert who needs to get comfortable with reaching out to others when you need help - this one's for you! REN AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum: https://www.renskincare.com/products/aha-smart-renewal-body-serum The Afro Hair & Skin Co. Awaken Reviving Body Treatment Oil: https://www.theafrohairandskincompany.co.uk/collections/our-skincare-essentials/products/awaken-reviving-body-oil-treatment-100ml Emolyne Metamorphosis Velvet Semi-Matte Lipstick in Abuja https://www.emolyne.com/product/metamorphosis-velvet-semi-matte-lipstick-red/?attribute_pa_shade-reds=abuja As always, do please like, subscribe, review and/or share this episode. Thank you so much for listening! You can find Deborah on Instagram @deborah_t_johnson, and feel free to  come and say hey over @beautymepodcast. See you next week. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/20/202056 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 55: Is This the End of the Manicure? A rebuttal from the nail industry

If you’re a regular listener to the BeautyMe podcast then you’ll know that in the past few weeks I’ve put out two episodes featuring beauty writer Jessica DeFino. Also, if you know me at all, you’ll know that I’ve been a major fan and sharer of her work. I fully appreciate the effort and time that Jessica puts into her articles, which have been seen in the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, The Zoe Report, Allure, and most recently, the New York Times… Jessica has written some amazing pieces when it comes to skincare, the skin microbiome, even glitter – but I think it’s the New York Times article that’s going to be her most talked about piece, and for all the wrong reasons. Entitled Is This the End of the Manicure? the ensuing response from the nail industry in the States but also here in the UK, has set the internet ablaze. In this episode, I want to look at what Jessica wrote, and also provide a rebuttal that I think the nail industry wants and needs. The reason I felt compelled to create an episode focused solely on the article was because it just felt weird not to address it. I’m not a writer or podcaster that’s supported by brands to keep food on the table, and I’m really glad about that. At the heart of it, I am someone who is fascinated by people and their stories, particularly when they pertain to the beauty industry. It didn’t feel right to one day be promoting a podcast all about Jessica’s skincare routine and not address what’s really going on with her most recent work. Thank you to everyone who sent me voice notes or allowed me to incorporate their own content into this episode. I really hope this shows some balance and would love to know what you think. Feel free to let me know in the DMs over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me [email protected].  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/16/202034 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 54: Skincare chat and why you should never hide your Resting B*tch Face with beauty PR Rohma Ejaz

Today’s guest is Rohma Ejaz, a London-based beauty PR who also loves to play with makeup on the side. In this episode Rohma discusses her skincare routine in detail (info below), why she’s seen more evidence of dark circles since working from home and how to be unapologetic when it comes to feeling your feelings and wearing your resting bitch face (RBF).  You can find Rohma's makeup account on Instagram @rohmaejaz.mu to see her experiments! As always thanks so much for listening and do please like, subscribe or leave a review for BeautyMe! You can find me over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion. See you next time! PRODUCTS MENTIONED: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: https://www.glossier.com/products/milky-jelly-cleanser Temple Spa In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt: https://www.templespa.com/in-the-beginning-cleanser Eve Lom Cleanser: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/eve-lom-cleanser.html Decorté Phytotune Toning Lotion: https://www.decortecosmetics.co.uk/products/phytotune-toning-lotion?_pos=3&_sid=d5b0c03fc&_ss=r Decorté Vi Fusion Essence Micro-Treatment Fluid Serum: https://www.decortecosmetics.co.uk/collections/serums/products/vi-fusion-essence Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint: https://www.johnlewis.com/chanel-les-beiges-water-fresh-tint/p4071381 Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/new/soft-matte-collection Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint: https://www.glossier.com/products/perfecting-skin-tint It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer: https://www.itcosmetics.co.uk/face/concealer/bye-bye-under-eye-concealer/ITC_0005.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/13/202036 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 53: #BeautyBuzz – the microbiome-friendly skincare products that beauty reporter Jessica DeFino swears by

Although Jessica DeFino’s Instagram bio says she’s the ‘beauty reporter who doesn’t use beauty products’, she actually does have a few favourites, mainly due to her search for a natural solution to her Dermatitis. In this #BeautyBuzz episode she shares the products that she truly loves, why she loves a bit of DIY and explains how Jojoba Oil has saved her Accutane-damaged sebaceous glands. Be sure to check out Jessica’s work at https://www.jessica-defino.com and find her on Instagram at @jessicadefino_ You can find me @beautymepodcast or check out my personal Instagram @charisse.kenion. Please do share, subscribe and/or leave a review and help BeautyMe be seen! Thanks so much for listening and see you next week. One Love Organic Vitamin B Cleanser: https://www.thedetoxmarket.com/products/one-love-organics-vitamin-b-enzyme-cleansing-oil-elizabeth-dehn Flora Manuka Honey: https://www.florahealth.com/us/products/manuka-honey-mgo-515-15-umf/ Cortas Rose Water: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cortas-Rose-Water-300ml/dp/B00V8TRZG4 Kari Gran Essential SPF: https://karigran.com/collections/organic-skin-care/products/essential-spf-28-50 Goat Milk Powder: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Delamere-Dairy-Goats-Powder-400g/dp/B084G7NGLH/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=powdered+goat+milk&qid=1604666867&s=grocery&sr=1-6 Wildflower and the Rose: https://wildflowerandtherose.com/blogs/flower-lessons/hibiscus-blonde-hair-rinse Uma Absolute Anti-Aging Body Balm: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/uma-absolute-anti-aging-body-balm.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/6/202016 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 52: Disrupting and dismantling the beauty business with beauty reporter Jessica DeFino

So excited to share this episode with you! If you want to hear refreshing, honest commentary on the beauty industry from someone who clearly does their research, then this is the episode for you. Jessica DeFino is a beauty writer based in New Jersey, but I like to think of her as more of an investigator. She's written for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, The Zoe Report, Allure – the list goes on… During that time Jessica has created a niche for herself as someone who doesn’t believe evetything that big beauty has to tell us. Of course that means she's had her detractors along the way, and in this episode I really wanted to know how she deals with all the Instagram comment debates. I also wanted to know how she found her way to a more natural beauty vibe, after dealing with Dermatitis and the effects of the prescription steroids she was put on to 'cure' it. Today her regime is really, really minimalist, as in, it's just rose water and Jojoba oil for her day to day skincare. I also wanted to know if she intentionally tried to dismantle the beauty industry to gain a following, and she's super honest with her answer. Read Jessica's work at https://jessicalyarbrough.com and follow her over on Instagram  Be sure to check out https://www.charissekenion.co/podcast to see all the other episodes and you can follow me on Instagram @beautymepodcast or my personal account @charisse.kenion. Please do take a minute to leave a review - it helps BeautyMe be seen! Thanks for listening and see you next week! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/30/202042 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 51: Embracing acne, with Afia Kufuor, AKA @dontpopthatspot

I’ve wanted to interview Afia Kuofor for a while now. She’s the face behind @dontpopthatspot, an Instagram account where she talks freely about her skin journey. As well as being a journalism student and presenter, Afia calls herself an acne activist. Over the past 10 years, since she was 12 years old, Afia's skin has had 'good' periods and what she refers to as ‘waves’ of acne. In this episode Afia shares why she's decided not to try Roaccutane (yet) and why she decided to set up @dontpopthatspot. As someone who has existed with hormonal acne for several years, I really wanted to get to the heart of how Afia approaches acne with such calm acceptance. One thing that came out of this conversation for me, is how we refer to 'dealing' with, or 'suffering' with acne, or calling acne an 'issue'. It's clear that it goes way beyond what we see in the mirror. Thanks so much for listening. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @beautymepodcast, and if you have time I would love if you could provide a review - it really helps the podcast be seen out there. See you next week! Products mentioned: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser: https://www.boots.com/cerave-hydrating-cleanser-236ml-10246701- Neostrata Mandelic Clarifying Cleanser: https://www.skincity.co.uk/p-726-mandelic-clarifying-cleanser-200ml.aspx?slndg=56faa4c22706&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoffasL3F7AIVBKp3Ch1ItAbjEAQYAiABEgKDlPD_BwE CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF25: https://www.boots.com/cerave-facial-moisturising-lotion-spf25-10246705- Cetaphil Rich Night Cream: https://www.boots.com/cetaphil-rich-night-cream-10246698 Galderma Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide: https://www.superdrug.com/Health/Medicated-Skin/Acne-&-Spots-Treatment/Acnecide-Gel-Spot-Treatment-Benzoyl-Peroxide-30g/p/374606 Dots for Spots: https://dotsforspots.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/23/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 50: We made it to episode 50! Fave episode recap and what's next

WOW, we made it to the 50th episode! Did I think we’d get here? Yes, I did, but I didn’t realise how much the podcast would evolve, and how that was due, in no small part to Covid and the whole world being on lockdown. Before we went into lockdown at the end of March here in the UK, I had about 20 episodes under my belt and was still trying to ensure consistency, but fast forward one month and it made sense to look for women around the world to share how lockdown was affecting them - and their beauty routines. In this minisode I share a few of my favourite moments with the likes of Joy Matashi, AKA @joydarlinginnit on Instagram, Jess Young, the creator of @boysinpolish and Clay Reid, Senior Makeup Artist for Nars in the UK and Ireland. Looking ahead, I’m going to do my best to get back to the face to face video episodes that I know some of you love – but this will always be an audio-led podcast. That being said, my next few episodes will be recorded via video phone calls because we’re back on these lockdown tiers, so if there’s anyone you’d like me to reach out to, let me know! Thank you for every listen, every subscribe and every review; it only makes me better. Here’s to the next 50 episodes, and I’ll see you next week. Be sure to say hi over @beautymepodcast on Instagram. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/16/202011 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 49: TikTok Beauty content creator Sarah Novio talks keeping it real on social media and IRL

Sarah Novio is a fulltime beauty content creator from New York, living in Florida. I’ve wanted to have her on as a guest for some time; not only because I love her TikTok - it’s super informative and not just beauty for beauty’s sake - but also because she has some amazing tattoos that I wanted to be nosy about!  In this episode Sarah shares how she went from being an art lecturer and painter to dedicating her creativity to social media and makeup. We also talk about the pressure to buy everything when you exist in the beauty space, and how it’s important to keep it real with yourself, and your audience. You can find Sarah on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram @sarah_novio and over on @beautymepodcast you’ll get to see some video snippets of our chat. Do please rate, review and subscribe - it means a lot and really makes a difference in getting this podcast out there. Thank you for listening and don’t hesitate to let me know what you think over in the DMs. See you next week, C.x --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/9/202043 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 48: Makeup as meditation - a follow-up to Katie Jane Hughes talking about her own version of meditation

Last week’s episode was with makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes and it had a lot of really great feedback- so thank you! From that episode I shared several video snippets, which you can find on Instagram @beautymepodcast. They’ve had thousands of views, but the snippet that made the most impact, was the one where Katie shared how makeup was her meditation. In this mini episode I’m going to share some of your comments and also some voice notes that some of the listeners sent in, like Annie, whose voice you’ll hear at the beginning of the show. Thank you to everyone who commented on the post and sent in the voice notes. If you need shownotes, head to charissekenion.co/podcast and you can find full notes for every single episode. Thanks again for listening! Portrait of Katie by me. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/2/202010 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 47: Celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes on how to deal with trolls and why applying makeup on social media is her therapy

If you’ve ever followed me personally on Instagram you will no doubt know that New York-based makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes is a major influence. It’s not just Katie’s amazing makeup skills that she applies to the likes of Ashley Graham and Hailey Beiber, it’s her daily commitment to sharing her own makeup process, her creation of the hashtag #normalizeskintexture, and her willingness to reply to DMs. Thankfully, we were able to do this interview face to face as Katie has been in the UK, in her hometown of Southport, for the past few months - this was recorded before the UK government sent us back into lockdown by the way. In this episode Katie pays homage to singer mum Gill’s influence and talks about being bullied as a teenager and why she always wanted to move to a big city. Katie hated school, and often felt that she never excelled at it and always felt like the odd one out. Today she works with the likes of Weleda, Revlon, Makeup Forever and more and also has her own makeup brush range coming out with Spectrum very soon, but in this episode she shares her first work experiences behind an Estée Lauder counter and how she thought she was really rocking a black lip liner at her sister’s wedding. Be sure to check out all the video snippets of my conversation with Katie over on Instagram and also there's a special video over on my YouTube! Full disclaimer; we did this recording face to face at the Bliss Hotel, Southport, so you’re definitely going to hear some background noise. Regardless I hope you love this episode! Please do share, like, subscribe and review - it means a lot. Thanks so much for listening and see you next week! Products mentioned: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: https://www.feelunique.com/p/Elemis-Pro-Collagen-Cleansing-Balm Ren Rosa Centifolia Cleanse & Reveal Hot Cloth Cleanser: https://www.renskincare.com/products/rosa-centifolia-tm-cleanse-reveal-hot-cloth-cleanser Weleda Skin Food: https://www.lookfantastic.com/weleda-skin-food-75ml/10540680.html Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/summer-fridays-lip-butter-balm.html Glossier Brow Flick: https://www.glossier.com/products/brow-flick?search=brow Makeup Forever Multi Use Matte Pencil in Endless Cacao: https://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/cosmetics-c5/eyes-c1/make-up-for-ever-artist-color-pencil-multi-use-matte-pencil-p3153 Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Foxy Brown: https://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/product/lip-cheat-foxy-brown --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/25/202047 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 46: Dealing with my acne-prone skin; Holy Grail skincare products and my mindset

It’s taken me a long time to accept that my skin has issues. That’s probably not the same as saying I accept my skin, but hey. If someone had told me as a teenager that those breakouts would follow me for the REST OF MY LIFE I might have wanted to scream. Also, it might have been useful to learn skin acceptance a long time ago, because working in beauty journalism probably *hasn't* been the most healthy environment... In this episode I share the products that help me get through the breakouts, what I use when I’m having a better skin day, and why, ultimately, it has to come down to my mindset. Products mentioned CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser: https://amzn.to/3iDq94Y CeraVe’s Foaming Cleanser: https://amzn.to/32EzCmN Caudalie Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/caudalie-makeup-removing-cleansing-oil.html Dermatica: https://www.dermatica.co.uk Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant: https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/skin-perfecting-bha-liquid-exfoliant-xl-2012.html Heritage Store Rosewater with Glycerin: https://amzn.to/35WYrwD Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream: https://amzn.to/2FDt2nR Glossier Super Pure: https://www.glossier.com/products/super-pure PCA Skin Clearskin: https://pcaskin.co.uk/collections/acne/products/pca-skin-clearskin?variant=1382375030813 @labeautyologist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa9iOE-ab8i9cXkUa7wJqOQ Jessica DeFino on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicadefino_/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/18/202022 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 45: Building a beauty brand that blends African roots with a quintessentially British vibe; Abi and Liha of LIHA Beauty

I first met Abi Oyepitan and Liha Okunniwa of LIHA Beauty around three years ago. At that time they’d been building their beauty business for almost three years and since then, I think I’d be correct in saying that their success has been that of a snowball effect. While Liha’s background is  arts and aromatherapy, Abi is a former Olympic athlete, and together they channel their strengths into creating an all natural brand that takes inspiration and ingredients from Nigeria. I sat down with Abi and Liha at their new workshop in Witney, Oxfordshire to talk about their teen inspirations - Lauryn Hill gets mentioned a LOT - as well as the challenges they've faced building a brand from the ground up, with their own savings. Products mentioned Abi Rose Oil: https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/miaroma-rose-blended-essential-oil-60060154 LIHA Beauty Gold Shea Butter: https://lihabeauty.com/collections/product-page/products/copy-of-gold-shea-butter-120ml LIHA Beauty Idan Oil: https://lihabeauty.com/collections/product-page/products/idan-oil-100ml Big Hair Leave-In Conditioner: https://bighair.co.uk/products/milk-leave-in-conditioner Boucleme Curl Conditioner: https://www.boucleme.co.uk/collections/all/products/curl-conditioner Liha LIHA Beauty Idan Oil: https://lihabeauty.com/collections/product-page/products/idan-oil-100ml YouTube Frequencies Jason Citrus Body Wash: https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/jason-citrus-body-wash-revitalizing-60036978 Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque: https://www.dermalogica.co.uk/charcoal-rescue-masque/223,en_GB,pd.html Heritage Store Rosewater: https://amzn.to/2ZobToY Aloe Vera Gel: https://amzn.to/35uj2YG Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream: https://amzn.to/32hQKi0 Avene Hydrance Light Hydrating Emulsion SPF30: https://amzn.to/2FnyBGP Episode artwork: by me I'd love to know what you think of this episode so feel free to say hi over @beautymepodcast! You'll also find full show notes over at charissekenion.co. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/11/202041 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 44: Change your Body or Change your Mind? How to get to body acceptance

It's a different kind of episode this week, as I share four conversations with four very different women. My first guest, photographer Nadia Meli, appeared on BeautyMe a few episodes ago, and in this episode Nadia says losing weight was never a goal of hers; she simply wanted to move more and change how she ate as a self-employed person who often works long hours, from home.  She talks about the reaction she got to losing 30kg. Emma Tamsin Hill, also a former guest and YouTuber, explains how from an early age, she was aware of how different she looked, and how she didn’t feel that she fit in. She also discusses the misinformation around what is a ‘healthy’ weight and how pressuring people to lose weight could mean they end up with major mental health issues. Chloe Pierre, another former guest and the founder of @thy.self, an online wellness platform,  shares that accepting her body has been all about her mindset, while my last guest, Eleanor Nawal, or Ellie, talks about body neutrality, as a socially acceptable size 10. As an actress Ellie believes fat phobia permeates the image-led TV and film industry that she works in. I hope you enjoy listening to these four different stories. For centuries, society at large has created certain acceptable, even enviable body shapes that women are encouraged to aspire to and I wanted to try and talk to a variety of women; I also think this deserves a part 2, so let me know if you'd like to be involved. Just email [email protected]. Do like, subscribe and/or review and I'll see you next week! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/4/202037 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 43: Can using filters affect our mental health? Plus new beauty launches from Pat McGrath x Supreme and Isamaya Ffrench x Byredo Colour

Facetune’s been around since 2013 and is probably the most popular app when it comes to changing your looks and of course, Instagram has made it even easier for us to give our faces a little tweak here and there. But are we doing too much when it comes to filters? And could it be affecting our mental health longterm? If the face you’re putting out into the world is flaw-free and perfect, how do you really feel when you go to bed at night? When you’re in front of the mirror, washing the debris of the day away, it’s just you and that mirror. Are you talking to yourself with kindness and acceptance, or is your inner voice ridiculing you because you don’t look anything like that Instagram post you uploaded this morning? In this episode I discuss the pros and cons of filters and I also share why I'm so excited about the new beauty launches from Supreme and makeup queen Pat McGrath and Isamaya Ffrench and Byredo. Links Article on filters affecting our mental health on Women's Health Pat McGrath x Supreme Isamaya Ffrench x Byredo Colour As always thank you so much for listening; do please like, subscribe and review and feel free to let me know what you thought of this episode over on Instagram @beautymepodcast. For the complete show notes visit https://www.charissekenion.co/podcast. See you next week! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/28/202024 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 42: Why you can’t have it all as a business owner and mum, and that’s okay, with Faace founder Jasmine Wicks-Stephens

Today’s guest is Jasmine Wicks-Stephens, founder of Brighton-based PR firm The Known Company and Faace, a cult-like vegan skincare brand focused on prescriptive masks, for now… Jasmine is very honest about her priorities; shaving her legs means she’s winning but otherwise the business comes first, then family, then Jasmine. Before the business and before her son Frank, was born, Jasmine says she was much more into her appearance and more into beauty. What I found so refreshing on meeting with Jasmine – my second face to face podcast since March/Covid – was how honest she was about the myth of ‘having it all’. For some reason, having it all is a regular focus point for women’s platforms, the constant argument being that YES, we can have it all, why shouldn’t we? Instead Jasmine says it’s healthier to accept that, when you’re giving something your all, you’re going to have to sacrifice something else. ‘As a woman, I don’t think you can have it all. Just know that you’re doing the best you can at that thing, at that time.’ Until next week, feel free to drop into the DMs and let me know who you’d like to hear from next and do please share this episode with a friend who needs it. Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/14/202033 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 41: Why don't we talk about periods more PLUS the hair and beauty looks in Beyonce's Black Is King

This week I wanted to focus on two things I've been dedicating a lot of thought to: periods and Beyonce's epic Black Is King, specifically the hair and makeup. Currently I’m looking for a period coach to come on as a guest on the podcast, but for now I wanted to share just how much I've been thinking about my period lately. I don’t know why, but it’s also been a highly discussed topic with my friends; we’re talking about the kind of impact that this monthly happening has on us. Like, we totally just accept it, right? We call it Aunt Flo or any other name you prefer, we accept it and we just get on with things. We keep going to work, we keep showing up to events, we keep producing ‘content’. But if men had periods, and the pain and the hormones that often accompany them, wouldn’t the world be a whole lot different? I've also been musing over Beyonce's Black Is King, a movie inspired by her The Lion King; The Gift album, which is in turn of course inspired by Disney's The Lion King. Here I'm totally focused on the hair and makeup looks, and although there's no way I could mention all of them, I share some of my absolute favourite moments.  To check out more of the Black Is King looks, check out Bey's hair team: @nealfarinah and @nakiarachon, plus makeup artists @sirjohn and @rokaelbeauty - of course there were many, many more hair and beauty pros involved - just check out the credits! Until next week, do subscribe, rate and review and you can find me @beautymepodcast over on Instagram,. Thanks so much for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
8/7/202022 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 40: Coming home to yourself, or, what happens when you leave your religion, career and marriage behind with Nadia

Born in Sicily, Italy raised in Germany and now living in Brighton in the UK, Nadia Meli is a portrait photographer that I found recently through Instagram. I was actually doing some research on what my favourite camera brands were doing in support of Black Lives Matter. Suffice to say, it wasn't much, but along the way I came across Nadia's work - she's a Nikon ambassador - and was struck by the beautiful tones within it. In this episode Nadia shares some big beauty moments, like being 8 years old and hearing her grandmother discuss her apparent lack of beauty in comparison to her cousins. She shares how, since lockdown began, she's become a runner and how freeing she finds it. Of course we talk skincare and daily routines, but Nadia also touches upon the reasons she decided to leave the religion she had been brought up with, as well as her marriage and career in destination wedding photography. It's a lot and I feel this will resonate with many of us. Nadia also has her own podcast, The Signature Boss - check it out at: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-signature-boss/id1444318338 Products mentioned: Evolve Moisturisers: https://www.evolvebeauty.co.uk/collections/organic-face-creams  Evolve Gentle Cleansing Melt: https://www.evolvebeauty.co.uk/collections/natural-cleansers/products/gentle-cleansing-melt-new-texture Evolve Bio Retinol Gold Mask: https://www.evolvebeauty.co.uk/collections/organic-face-mask/products/bio-retinol-gold-mask Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask: https://www.kiehls.co.uk/skin-care/category/facial-masks/avocado-nourishing-hydration-mask/WW0075KIE.html Follow Nadia on Instagram @thenadiameli and check out her work here. Thanks as always for the support and feel free to say hey over at @beautymepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/31/202041 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 39: How to go from self-doubt and comparing yourself to others to being confident and killing it with Tiwa Ogunlesi

I first encountered Tiwa Ogunlesi at the Beauty Stack Summit a couple of months ago. Tiwa is the founder of Confident and Killing It, and she was hosting a workshop that day for Beauty Stack; her energy was palpable, even though we could only watch her through our laptop screens. Tiwa is passionate about helping women build the lives they want, but she's also unlike any other confidence or life coach I've ever seen before.  In this chat we talk everything from her daily routine, including her 'Tiwa Time', and how she discovered that her oily skin was actually dry. Tiwa shares how she learned to deal with self doubt and comparing herself to others when it came to her appearance and tells me what it's like to grow up in Nigeria, and then move to an English boarding school, that came with its own beauty standards. We also discuss the lengths that young Nigerian girls will go to in order to ensure  they don’t attract the male gaze. Products mentioned: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell: https://amzn.to/2ZClbOB Perricone MD: No Rinse Micellar Cleansing Treatment: https://www.perriconemd.co.uk/products/micellar-cleansing-treatment Follow Tiwa over on Instagram @tiwalowla/@confidentandkillingit and find me @beautymepodcast, and my personal account @charisse.kenion. Thanks for listening. See you next week! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/17/202044 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 38: #BeautyBuzz: Nars Senior Makeup Artist Clay Reid answers your questions on glowing skin, dry skin and how to colour match for dark skin

Last week Nars Senior Makeup Artist for the UK and Ireland Clayton Reid sat down and discussed everything from Black Lives Matter to MAC Disney Villains. This week it's all about the questions that YOU sent in for Clay to answer. It's a short and sweet #BeautyBuzz focused on skin and foundation. And if you're a dark-skinned woman wondering if you really have to match your foundation to your neck, this one is for you! Check out Clay’s Sunday playlist on Spotify here or visit his Soundcloud here. Thanks so much for all the support – be sure to join the community over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion! Please do rate, subscribe and review where possible and finally, follow Clay on Instagram @clay_reid and check out his DJ alter ego @butch_queen! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/10/202018 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 37: Makeup, disco, queer icons and what it means to be mixed race as Black Lives Matter makes history, with Clay

I’m so excited to share today’s guest with you! Clayton Reid is the Senior Makeup Artist for Nars Cosmetics in the UK and Ireland, and also a DJ. Amongst many other things, we discuss what it’s like for Clay as a mixed-race man who’s able to pass and how that makes him feel when it comes to addressing his heritage, especially during a time when Black Lives Matter is finally being addressed and respected as a movement. We talk about experimenting with goth culture back home in Cardiff, Wales, Clay’s memories of queuing up to buy the MAC Disney Villains collection, and how his cinema job prepared him for leading a makeup team. We also discuss our mutual love of books and 1970s style, including icons such as Diana Ross, Pat Cleveland and Antonio Lopez. Check out Clay’s Sunday playlist on Spotify here or visit his Soundcloud here. Products: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/pure-radiant-tinted-moisturiser-spf-30-pa/999NACTINTED9.html Dr Paw Paw Everybody Hair and Body Wash: https://amzn.to/2NQ2G2w Dr Paw Paw Everybody Hair and Body and Conditioner: https://amzn.to/38kpscc Nars Skin Purifying Foam Cleanser: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/purifying-foam-cleanser/0607845048022.html Nars Skin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturiser: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/aqua-gel-luminous-oil-free-moisturiser/0607845048077.html Nars Skin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/multi-action-hydrating-toner/0607845048046.html Nars Makeup Your Mind: https://amzn.to/3ghmPLd Kevyn Aucoin Face Forward: https://amzn.to/3dT9erR Andy Warhol Polaroids: https://amzn.to/38kz7jb Antonio Lopez Sex Fashion and Disco: https://amzn.to/3dSKFv2 Disclosure documentary on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81284247 Thanks so much for all the support – be sure to join the community over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion! Please do rate, subscribe and review where possible and finally, follow Clay on Instagram @clay_reid and check out his DJ alter ego @butch_queen! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
7/3/202058 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 36: How Covid-19 has impacted the Black Lives Matter message and how beauty brands have reacted to BLM, with Ashade

Today's guest is Ashade Cole, founder of Slash Beauty, a small chain of beauty businesses focused on lashes in Notting Hill and Hackney. London-based Ashade gets straight into her morning routine and really knocks me for six when she tells me she's a soap and water girl. Don't get me wrong, Ashade has amazing skin, but, I just had to find out why she keeps it so simple. Ashade also shares why she went from being the person doing the treatments to turning her business into a franchise model and says how easy it is to forget your own selfcare when you're taking care of others. We also discuss the first time Ashade shaved her legs; a truly traumatic time in many of our lives, especially if you don't use any shaving cream! We also go off-topic, discussing the biggest topics right now;  covid-19 and how it’s enabled the Black Lives Matter movement to have an even bigger platform, mainly because everyone's been sat at home constantly scrolling through social media.  Follow Ashade over on Instagram @ashnaic; @slashbeautyldn and find me @beautymepodcast, and my personal account @charisse.kenion. See you next week! SPECIAL OFFER FOR BEAUTYME LISTENERS FROM HEIGHTS Throughout June Heights is donating £10 for every new Heights customer, to BAATN (The Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network), the UK's largest community of counsellors and psychotherapists for those who have Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean heritage. BAATN aims to address the inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for Black people and its website hosts a huge directory of therapists across the UK as well as free resources and services for people of minority backgrounds who are seeking help. Also, Heights has created a special 50% discount for BeautyMe listeners off their first month. Use the code ‘beautyme’ at www.yourheights.com. Products mentioned: BAM Brows: https://www.bambrows.com Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/anastasia-beverly-hills-dipbrow-pomade.html Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater: https://amzn.to/2B56WIW Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base: https://amzn.to/2Z6SZlA Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing Sun Protection High SPF30: https://amzn.to/2B2Vaif Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/fresh-rose-deep-hydration-face-serum.html Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF25 No.91 Caramel: https://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fragrance-beauty/makeup/p/complexion/foundations/les-beiges-healthy-glow-gel-touch-foundation-spf-25--pa--p184610.html#skuid-0184610 Arosci Hair Treatment: https://arosci.com/2020/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/26/202055 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 35: How to be sustainable AND a beauty enthusiast with Charlotte Williams

Before I introduce today’s guest, I want to say: I welcome all listeners here and this podcast is a safe space for you to express yourself. But I do want my white listeners to know; the black square created awareness. It is now up to you to create action to make this world a level playing field. So, today’s guest! Born in Hertfordshire, Charlotte Williams is the founder of London-based SevenSix, a social media and influencer marketing agency focused on diversity and inclusion. Charlotte started blogging back in 2010 and then moved into marketing in 2013 and she’s also the co-host of a brilliant podcast called Sustainably Influenced, which is honestly a breath of fresh air in its approach to how we can be more sustainable in our everyday lives. If you check out Charlotte’s Instagram feed you’ll see she’s blessed with glowing skin and a curly ‘fro, but in our chat she talks about being treated like a doll amongst her Mean Girls-esque friends group at school, being able to ‘pass’ as Portuguese while living and teaching in Portugal, hormonal breakouts and how she used YouTube to master her favourite makeup looks. She also talks about business, being addicted to social media and how the road to a sustainable future isn’t going to be easy. Definitely looking forward to having Charlotte on as a face to face guest for a second chat as we had to cut a chunk of audio that just wasn’t useable! SPECIAL OFFER FOR BEAUTYME LISTENERS Throughout June Heights is donating £10 for every new Heights customer, to BAATN (The Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network), the UK's largest community of counsellors and psychotherapists for those who have Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean heritage. BAATN aims to address the inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for Black people and its website hosts a huge directory of therapists across the UK as well as free resources and services for people of minority backgrounds who are seeking help. Also, Heights has created a special 50% discount for BeautyMe listeners off their first month. Use the code ‘beautyme’ at www.yourheights.com. Products/sites mentioned: CeraVe Foaming Cleanser: https://amzn.to/2UxTL9K Balance Me Radiance Facial Oil: https://amzn.to/30BCZdU Faace Period Faace Mask: https://www.wearefaace.com/product/period-faace-face-mask/ @skndoctor: https://www.instagram.com/skndoctor/ Typology: https://uk.typology.com Boucléme: https://www.boucleme.co.uk Haeckels: https://haeckels.co.uk Don’t forget, you can find me on YouTube and over on Instagram @beautymepodcast or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion to check out my video on sighing. Until next time, stay strong, stay safe and keep your foot on the gas. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
6/13/202050 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 34: 'Tap-tap' makeup, how to be a self-taught hair architect and being an accidental Glossier stan, with Joy Matashi

This conversation took place two weeks before the UK went into Covid-19 lockdown. There’s also a video version on my YouTube channel and I’m actually glad I waited several months so long to share it. If you’re a regular listener you’ll know that for the past few weeks or so I’ve been fully focused on lockdown content that aims to inspire and let people around the world know that we’re all in this together. But today I felt the need to share something fun, and Joy is definitely that! Joy is many things; she’s what I would call a hair architect – completely self-taught –  constantly creating, playing with products, textures and fabrics. She’s also an amazing crochet enthusiast – I keep telling her she needs to launch her own line but she insists she’s too amateur. She’s not into sharing every single aspect of her day or work on social media, but when she does share something it’s truly a work of art. In this conversation London-based Joy elaborates on the many influences on her work, and how she interprets them into projects with the likes of Converse, as well as stunning collages that have been shown back home in Nigeria. Oh and she confesses to using my skincare products when she stayed over for this recording! Honestly, watch the YouTube after you listen. In the meantime, you can follow @beautymepodcast over on Instagram, or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion, and you'll find Joy @joydarlinginnit, as well as her project @blackgirlslovepink. Photography by me. Products/brands mentioned (I had to cull a few because I ran out of space): Glossier Stretch Concealer: https://www.glossier.com/products/stretch-concealer?search=stretch Glossier You: https://www.glossier.com/products/glossier-you Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: https://www.glossier.com/products/milky-jelly-cleanser?search=milky%20jelly%20cleanser Glossier Priming Moisturizer: https://www.glossier.com/products/priming-moisturizer Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich: https://www.glossier.com/products/priming-moisturizer Glossier Super Bounce: https://www.glossier.com/products/super-bounce Glossier Futuredew: https://www.glossier.com/products/futuredew?search=future Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel: https://amzn.to/36CrlA4 Sam Fine: Fine Beauty Book: https://amzn.to/2M3jUbN Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask: https://amzn.to/2X84hWR Bio Oil: https://amzn.to/3gu6a84 Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream: https://amzn.to/2XDptmy Peter Zumthor: Atmospheres: Architectural Environments, Surrounding Objects: https://amzn.to/2XyOIqd Dior Diorshow Mascara: https://amzn.to/2TL2JA1 Dabur Amla Hair Oil: https://amzn.to/2XDxHer --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/29/202057 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. 33: Broken combs and ''bad' hair, plus why changing your hair and beauty routine helps with lockdown blues, with Alyx

This week’s lockdown guest is Alyx Carolus, a freelance writer and social media manager based in Cape Town and although we’ve never met, she’s been a constant source of inspiration and laughter during the time we've worked together for alltheprettybirds.com. In this episode Alyx talks about the things she’s really missing during lockdown and how she won’t take those things for granted again. Alyx tells me how her hair has broken many a comb and talks me through her lockdown hair routine and we both discuss the BS and pressure of having laid edges, as well as the concept of hair judgement: good vs bad. Alyx also shares how she’s found that adding variety to her hair and beauty routines is one of the few ways she’s able to fight that Groundhog Day feeling that comes up so often during these lockdown days. I hope you love this one and if you do, be sure to leave a review. Find out more about Alyx at https://heyalyx.com and you can find her on Instagram @heyalyx_ - by the way, in the intro when I share her Insta info, I missed off the underscore. You'll also find @beautymepodcast there, as well as my personal account @charisse.kenion. Until next time, stay safe, and sane. Products/brands mentioned: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel: https://www.dermalogica.co.uk/special-cleansing-gel/3,en_GB,pd.html Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Toner: https://www.boots.com/eucerin-dermo-purifyer-toner-200ml-10237681 Garnish Micellar Water: https://www.boots.com/garnier-micellar-cleansing-water-400ml-10169115 Neutrogena City Shield Hydrating Lotion SPF25: https://www.neutrogena.co.uk/skin-care/hydro-boost-city-shield-hydrating-lotion-spf-25-50ml/11433781.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/22/202039 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 32: Handling hormonal breakouts during lockdown and how having a French mother influences your beauty routine with Elisabeth

This week’s lockdown guest is Elisabeth Williamson, also known as @elisa_lune over on Instagram. Elisabeth is an educator and Skin Analyst for French skincare brand Caudalie who (usually) travels around the South West of the UK, training staff on how to use the products. In this lockdown episode Elisabeth shares her lengthy morning skincare routine, which includes skincare, gua sha and an infra red mask that promotes collagen production. We find that we both have hormonal breakout issues and Elisabeth shares tips on how to take care of it while we’re spending more time indoors. We also discuss how having a French mother influenced her approach to beauty, her first job as a Saturday girl at beauty emporium Space NK and how music gets her through those lockdown sadness moments. As an added bonus, Elisabeth’s created a how-to gua sha tutorial for us! Head to BeautyMe on Instagram to watch it on IGTV. I hope you love this one and if you do, be sure to leave a review.  Products/brands mentioned: Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluid SPF50+: https://www.escentual.com/bioderma/bioderma028/ Bioderma Hydrabio Serum Moisturising Concentrate: https://www.feelunique.com/p/BIODERMA-Hydrabio-Serum-Moisturising-Concentrate-40ml?q=hydrabio%20serum&q_typ=a&q_cat=product&q_dep=Skincare Glossier Cloud Paint: https://www.glossier.com/products/cloud-paint?search=cloud%20paint Rouje: https://www.rouje.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/12/202038 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 31: Following your own beauty standards and how makeup changes us with Thy.Self founder Chloe Pierre

Honestly, I've been super excited to share this week's episode with you. Today's guest is Chloe Pierre, a London-based Digital Marketing and Branding Specialist, who's also the founder of @thy.self, an online wellness platform focused on embracing self-love, self-care and diversifying the wellness industry.  I've long admired Chloe's Instagram content because she seems to have very centred approach; she knows who she is, unapologetically. In this #lockdown-focused episode we talk about a ton of things, from prepping ourselves for the changes that menopause can inflict on our bodies and skin, to never feeling like you quite fit the beauty standards that society 'expects', as well as within your own family. Chloe shares how she came to feel confident and happy in her body and we also discuss the things we're most looking forward to once we're finally allowed back 'outside'. One thing we both agree on is; we're not going 'back to normal', and we're okay with that. I hope you love this episode because we loved making it, and this isn't the last time you're going to hear Chloe on the podcast; we're cooking up something pretty special so be sure to stay tuned over on Instagram @beautymepodcast to keep informed. In the meantime, you can find Chloe @chloepierreldn, and follow @thy.self too! As always, I would love it if you could hit subscribe and leave a review. Until next time, stay safe, and sane. Products mentioned: Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic: https://www.rodial.co.uk/skincare/dragon-s-blood-hyaluronic-tonic-50ml-deluxe-sample --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
5/4/202038 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 30: Beauty Scripts founder Greta Eagan talks meditation and how she went from being a makeup artist to launching her own app

If you're looking for a story that's all about inspiration then this chat with Beauty Scripts founder Greta Eagan is for you. Beauty Scripts is a product recommendation platform and app for beauty professionals that allows them to ‘script’ products and through an affiliate network earn commissions without stocking (or touching) inventory. I think innovation is key right now (during Covid-19 related lockdown, even more so), and decided to get Greta on the show to find out more. In this episode Greta shares just how important meditation is to her - she's a bit of a pro at it! - and shares the journey that saw her go from doing bridal makeup to being driven to create her own app.  Products mentioned: The Miracle Morning; The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8am, by Hal Elrod Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum As always I would love if you could subscribe and review - every comment helps! In the meantime, check out beautyscripts.com, or find them on Instagram @beautyscripts. You'll also find me there @beautymepodcast, and you can check out my personal account @charisse.kenion. Thanks for listening and see you soon! Stay safe. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/28/202032 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 29: Lockdown survival tips: How freelancers and creatives can use mindfulness, journaling and meditation, with Jess

While it has to be said that none of us are having an easy time of living in lockdown, for creatives and freelancers things can be even tougher. While many freelancers and creators are used to working alone and might often be assumed to be introverts, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re more at ease with isolation. Whatever the memes might say about how easy artists and creatives must be finding lockdown, they still need human interaction - even if that’s just a nod from the barista at their favourite coffee shop. With that in mind I picked this week’s guest specifically for her background, in the hope that she could offer some coping tips for creatives. London-based Jess Young is the founder of popular Instagram account @boysinpolish, and she’s also a nail tech, DJ and musician - who also paints - so I thought she would make the perfect person to share tips on how to cope with lockdown as a freelancer. Listen to hear Jess’ tips on meditation, mindfulness, journaling, songwriting and why she loves to watch Rowena Tsai’s YouTube channel. I’d love to know how you’re coping, so feel free to share your own tips over on my Instagram account @beautymepodcast and do please hit subscribe and leave a review. You can also follow Jess @jessyoung__ Until next week, stay safe and sane, Charisse. Jess at BeautyStack: https://www.instagram.com/beautystack/ Link to Rowena Tsai’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rowenatsai Headspace app: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app IG:dm app: https://igdm.me Elevate Brain Training app: https://www.elevateapp.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/24/202024 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 28: Why changing your social media habits during lockdown makes sense for your mental health, with Zainab

In my latest #lockdown episode I talk to billing analyst, photographer and filmmaker Zainab Amina. Born in Nigeria, London-based Zainab shares how her daily routine has completely changed. We talk about why Zainab loves the process of putting on makeup as part of her morning routine, how she’s changed her social media habits – ‘Twitter is the devil!’ – and why she loves following the #dontrushchallenge hashtag on Instagram. Follow Zainab on Instagram @zainabaminaaa and check out what I’m up to over at @beautymepodcast. Stay safe and sane and see you soon! Please do leave a review and let me know what you think about this extra lockdown content. Products mentioned The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution: https://www.asos.com/the-ordinary/the-ordinary-glycolic-acid-7-toning-solution/prd/8206150 The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/the-ordinary-caffeine-solution-5-egcg.html Glycerine & Rosewater: https://www.boots.com/boots-traditional-glycerin-and-rosewater-200ml-10130117 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/21/202034 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 27: What lockdown’s really like in Los Angeles and looking forward to hugs with photographer Karen Rosalie

In my latest #lockdown episode I talk to beauty photographer Karen Rosalie. Born in San Francisco, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, Karen shares what it was like growing up in a very traditional Asian household but wanting to be ‘American’. Without access to US TV, Karen’s role models were very rooted in fantasy and books about ancient empresses and princesses.  She talks about not realising she had to take her makeup off when she first started experimenting (I think we’ve all been there!), and how she finally took a deep dive into beauty when she got to grips with beauty photography. Today her agency counts the likes of Summer Fridays amongst its clients, but of course, due to lockdown, there is no client work going on. Instead Karen is planning ahead, doing creative research and, like many of us, cooking a lot more. Karen also dishes on why she loves Korean beauty and how she’s found being on lockdown rewarding when it comes to her personal relationships. Follow Karen on Instagram @karen.rosalie, her agency at @rosalie.agency and check out what I’m up to over at @beautymepodcast. Stay safe and sane and see you soon! Please do leave a review and let me know what you think about this extra lockdown content. Products mentioned Skinesque Wake Up & Makeup Prep Sheet Masks: https://www.skinesque.com/products/wake-up-makeup-prep-sheet-mask IOPE: https://www.iope.com/int/en/products/skincare/concern/conditioning/conditioning.html Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/summer-fridays-jet-lag-mask.html Caudalie Beauty Elixir: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/caudalie-beauty-elixir.html Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/kate-somerville-exfolikate-cleanser.html Cle Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder: https://www.clecosmetics.com/melting-lip-powder.html#nude_blush --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/15/202035 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 26: Being a black French woman in America and why lockdown convinced her to go natural, with makeup artist Yacine Diallo

Yacine Diallo is someone I've been trying to get on the podcast for months, and it's not for lack of trying. We talk regularly via Instagram DMs, and have probably been talking for years. At the beginning of the episode we make a joke that it only took a pandemic to make this happen - just to lighten the mood, not make light of the current situation. This is the third in my #lockdown series and I think it's my favourite so far. If you follow makeup artist Yacine, you’ll know she has a serious glow going on, so of course we talk about the skincare regime. We discuss the level of judgement that sometimes goes with changing your hair, in particular from the #teamnatural gang. We also explore the notion of ‘the French Girl’  as being someone who is so chic, so effortless and naturally beautiful, and how Yacine feels she doesn’t quite fit the label and in fact, that's it's a media fantasy. She also explains how she’s missing connecting with people through her work. Let me know what you think of this episode via Instagram or Twitter and in the meantime, be sure to check out Yacine on Instagram @yacinediallo. You can also find me @beautymepodcast, or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion Look out for future #lockdown episodes and I hope they provide comfort and inspiration. Until then, do let me know when you're listening and tag me over on social! Thanks so much for each and every review and like. Stay safe, and sane and be kind to yourself.x --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/8/202054 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 25: How affirmations and The Secret help with staying focused and calm during lockdown, with Roshanne

This week's guest is Roshanne Dorsett, founder of The Glowcery Shop. No-one could have predicted that just a couple of weeks after launching her online skincare store, that Roshanne, and the rest of the world, would be forced to change our lives so drastically. This is the second in my #lockdown series and Roshanne is truly an inspirational woman. She describes how reading The Secret completely changed her approach to life, how she built her first business - and had to back down when a BIG beauty brand came for her (initial) name. Roshanne shares how daily affirmations helped her return with strength and renewed energy from this setback, and in early March she launched The Glowcery Shop, an online portal where Roshanne sells her own natural skincare range, packed with superfoods and antioxidants. Do let me know what you think of this episode as I really think it will strike a nerve, especially if today is one of those blah days for you. Find Roshanne on Instagram @theglowceryshop and you can also find me @beautymepodcast, or check out my personal account @charisse.kenion Look out for future #lockdown episodes - over the next couple of weeks I'll be doing two shows per week, in the hope that you'll find comfort and inspiration. Until then, do let me know when you're listening and tag me over on social! Thanks so much for each and every review and like. Stay safe, and sane and be kind to yourself.x --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
4/2/202039 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 24: '90s hair trends, how to stay present and how routines and selfcare change when you're in lockdown, with Tamu McPherson

How are you doing? In the UK we're at the end of the first week of lockdown in a bid to slow the progress of COVID-19, but in Milan, Italy, today's guest Tamu McPherson, has been indoors for over three weeks. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Tamu lived in New York for 23 years and has spent the past 15 in Milan, where she has built a huge following as a style influencer. I've been working with Tamu for about a year, providing content for her site alltheprettybirds, and after seeing her share her experiences during lockdown, I thought she could shed some light on what it's like for the rest of the world. In the first in a series of #lockdown episodes, Tamu shares memories of finding her style via '90s influences such as acid house and dancehall culture. Despite the fact that Tamu's current signature look is a gorgeous TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro), she takes me back to her early hair experiments such as her first relaxer, and booking in for Dominican blowdries in New York. We talk about how her routine has changed since lockdown and she shares her advice on how to adjust and accept, and most of all, #stayhome. Follow Tamu on Instagram and be sure to check out @beautymepodcast as I'll be sharing a ton of '90s hair and beauty imagery! Products mentioned: Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn: https://dutchhealthstore.com/product/best-skin-ever-seabuckthorn/ Sacred Rose Water Body Mist: http://www.sacredrosewater.com Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Creme: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/tata-harper-illuminating-eye-cream.html Julisis Gold Wash Day: https://www.newlondonpharmacy.com/products/julisis-gold-wash-day Honieh Soft Cloud Face Cleanser: https://www.honiehbeauty.com/soft-cloud-face-cleanser-honieh.html Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum: https://vintnersdaughter.com/products/active-botanical-serum May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate: https://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/skincare/moisturisers/night-moisturiser/the-blue-cocoon-beauty-balm-concentrate-MUK200022476.html Link to Taye Hansberry's gel nail removal video: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17893831477475504/ Look out for future #lockdown episodes - over the next couple of weeks I'll be doing two shows per week, in the hope that you'll find comfort and inspiration. Until then, do let me know when you're listening and tag me over on social! Thanks so much for each and every review and like. Stay safe, and sane.x --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/29/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 23: The slow hair movement, the concept of masculine beauty and what being in the middle means with Matt and Anil, again

Welcome to part two of my chat with Anil Salhan and Matthew Cove of Blacc + Blond hair salon, based in Birmingham, UK. In part 1 of our chat we talked about skincare and morning rituals, but this time around we’re talking about their slow hair movement  - the salon is the first slow hair space in the UK – and also about the concept of feeling beautiful applying to men as much as women. Anil also shares how he decided upon the name Blacc and Blond. Follow them at instagram.com/blaccandblond2.0 and find out more blaccandblond.com. Also mentioned: The Lions Barber Collective/Men’s Mental Health: https://www.thelionsbarbercollective.com If you follow BeautyMe on Instagram, check out my Stories – over the coming weeks I would love to talk to YOU. While we’re all confined to our homes in #selfisolation, it means that literally anyone in the world can come onto the show and talk. Please head over to Instagram and leave me a voice note saying why you’d love to be a guest. You could be: A beauty enthusiast like previous guest Iman Ogundeko: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talking-about-skin-fasting-how-judgemental-beauty-industry/id1466941875?i=1000456981079 Someone living with chronic illness who has developed their own route to self-care Someone who has grown up with traditional rituals of beauty/grooming Someone who has significant scarring and is coming to terms with the effects Someone who is finding #selfisolation a positive thing when it comes to self-care Basically, you can be anyone who has something to say when it comes to how you see yourself. This podcast wouldn’t exist without you, so now is the perfect time to share it. Sending love and thanking you for every listen. Please do subscribe and review. I’ll see you back on YouTube with some solo episodes soon! If you want to take part, find @beautymepodcast on Instagram and leave me a voice note at https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ You can also find my personal account at https://www.instagram.com/charisse.kenion/ Until next week, stay safe and sane. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/26/202024 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 22: Morning meditation, coffee and cigarettes and taking the long route to working in the hair industry with Matt and Anil

This week’s guests are Anil Salhan and Matthew Cove of Blacc + Blond hair salon, based in Birmingham, UK. Anil and Matt are the first male guests on BeautyMe but that doesn’t mean there’s zero beauty chat. In part 1 of our chat we talk a lot about SPF – or rather, how neither of them use it – but more importantly, they share their morning rituals, and I think, at such a stressful time, you might well find them useful. Anil talks about being a chubby teen and finding that taking care of his hair gave him a positive focus, while Matt shares how his six-month trip around South America helped him find grounding rituals that help him every day. Check out episode 2 next week to find out more about their slow hair movement and why they decided to become the first slow hair space in the UK. Follow them at instagram.com/blaccandblond2.0 and find out more blaccandblond.com. If you follow BeautyMe on Instagram, check out my Stories – over the coming weeks I would love to talk to YOU. While we’re all confined to our homes, it means that literally anyone in the world can come onto the show and talk. Please head over to Instagram and leave me a voice note saying why you’d love to be a guest. You could be: A beauty enthusiast like previous guest Iman Ogundeko: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talking-about-skin-fasting-how-judgemental-beauty-industry/id1466941875?i=1000456981079 Someone living with chronic illness who has developed their own route to self-care Someone who has grown up with traditional rituals of beauty/grooming Someone who has significant scarring and is coming to terms with the effects Someone who is finding #selfisolation a positive thing when it comes to self-care Basically, you can be anyone who has something to say when it comes to how you see yourself. This podcast wouldn’t exist without you, so now is the perfect time to share it. Sending love and thanking you for every listen. Please do subscribe and review. I’ll see you back on YouTube with some solo episodes soon! If you want to take part, find @beautymepodcast on Instagram and leave me a voice note at https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ You can also find my personal account at https://www.instagram.com/charisse.kenion/ Products/apps mentioned… Anil: Haeckel’s Marine Facial Cleanser: https://haeckels.co.uk/product/haeckels-seaweed-facial-cleanser/ Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser: https://www.malinandgoetz.co.uk/vitamin-e-face-moisturizer Honest Lip Care: https://www.honestskincare.co.uk/shop/honest-lip-care-15ml Matt: Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser: https://www.malinandgoetz.co.uk/grapefruit-face-cleanser-8fl-oz-e236ml Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser: https://www.malinandgoetz.co.uk/vitamin-e-face-moisturizer Lumosity Brain Training App: https://www.lumosity.com/en/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/23/202036 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 21: Why beauty isn’t a feminine thing, why not smiling shows strength and why you need to feel desirable with Chloe J Flowers

Chloe J Flowers is a freelance writer and a 9th grade English teacher based in Dallas, Texas, who has an inspirational approach to self-care. In this conversation I love how candid Chloe is in talking about everything from affirmations, taking care of her post-pregnancy body and why black culture seems to equate longer hair with beauty to why she often chooses not to smile in photographs. Links to the products and people Chloe mentions are below and you can follow Chloe here, or check out her blog Lady Fox. As always, thank you for your support! Please do hit subscribe and I would love it if you could leave a review. If you want to see more from BeautyMe, find me over on Instagram at @beautymepodcast or @charisse.kenion. Alba Botanica Deep Pore Wash: https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/alba-acne-deep-pore-wash-60009801 Bare Minerals Powder Foundation: https://www.bareminerals.co.uk/makeup/face/foundation/original-foundation-spf-15/UKMasterSPF15Found.html Alex Elle: https://www.instagram.com/alex_elle/ Stop Telling Women To Smile: http://www.tlynnfaz.com/Stop-Telling-Women-to-Smile Cheer Up Luv: https://www.instagram.com/cheerupluv/ Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Sinamon: https://www.fentybeauty.com/match-stix-shimmer-skinstick/FB30004.html --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/12/202038 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 20: My skincare empties - including Peter Thomas Roth, Dr Jart, Vichy and more #BeautyBuzz

Check out the skincare I've completely used up this month, and why some of them are a MUST when it comes to re-purchasing. Links to all the products mentioned are below, and now that they’re all done, I’d love to hear your suggestions on what I should try next.  As always I really do appreciate every comment and like and would love to encourage you to hit subscribe! Until next week, you can find me on Instagram and Twitter @beautymepodcast and my personal account is @charisse.kenion  Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $29.50: https://www.paulaschoice.com/skin-perfecting-2pct-bha-liquid-exfoliant/201.html Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream, £45: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/peter-thomas-roth-water-drench-hyaluronic-cloud-cream.html Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum, $88: https://drdennisgross.com/ferulic-retinol-wrinkle-recovery-overnight-serum-1.html Garden of Wisdom Niacinamide Serum, £9: https://www.victoriahealth.com/product/Niacinamide-Serum/12852 Medik8 Blemish SOS Rapid Action Target Gel, £19: https://www.medik8.com/blemish-sos.html Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream, £35.50: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/dr-jart-ceramidin-cream.html Vichy Mineral 89, £30: https://www.lookfantastic.com/vichy-mineral-89-75ml/12049147.html?adtype=pla&affil=thggpsad&gclid=Cj0KCQiApaXxBRDNARIsAGFdaB_cIaMcdcDngP3zvx9GbDxt_dm42vFRbB_EKTQlHui1H0bCks26CRkaAnNdEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&product_id=12049147&shippingcountry=GB&switchcurrency=GBP&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000047040822 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
3/5/202012 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 19: Toxic Beauty documentary - is it just fear-based marketing? Plus, do you use DevaCurl products?

This week it's just me, because I really wanted to share my thoughts on the latest 'controversial' documentary to target the beauty industry; Toxic Beauty, a documentary created by Phyllis Ellis. It all started with an Instagram post by beauty journalist Jessica DeFino (formerly known as Jessica L Yarbrough), promoting an article she'd written on the doc for US Vogue. So of course I had to watch it. At first glance, I thought it was simply about the beauty industry, but actually, much of the focus is on the 15,000+ lawsuits filed by women with cancer that have been taken out against Johnson & Johnson, the leading manufacturer of talc. On a side note about toxic products, I'm also keen to find out if any of you use DevaCurl. After seeing YouTuber, and former DevaCurl ambassador Ayesha Malik slate the products, I'd love to know your thoughts or if you've experienced any issues yourself.  Feel free to send me a voice note in my Instagram DMs, or email me [email protected]. See you next week! Thanks so much for your support and kind words on social media. Do please subscribe, rate and review as all feedback is welcome. In the meantime, you can follow me @charisse.kenion on Instagram or follow the podcast @beautymepodcast. You can also see my YouTube review of Toxic Beauty here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtJ3Im1Pww&t=43s Links Jessica L Yarbrough article for Vogue on Toxic Beauty: https://www.vogue.com/article/toxic-beauty-documentary Jessica L Yarbrough on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicalyarbrough_/ Toxic Beauty on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toxic-Beauty-Deane-Berg/dp/B0846G4Y7P/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=toxic+beauty&qid=1581861285&sr=8-1 Link to Beauty Me Podcast with Dija Ayodele on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/london-aesthetician-dija-ayodele-talks-growing-up-in/id1466941875?i=1000465310193 The Game Changers’ James Wilks on Joe Rogan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0zgNY_kqlI&t=11782s The Eco Well on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theecowell/ Skin Deep: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep Ayesha Malik’s Why I Stopped Using Deva Curl YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuo8UCcyDhg --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/26/202012 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 18: Skin tips for darker skin + why sunscreen isn’t just about avoiding cancer, with Aesthetician Dija Ayodele

It’s part 2 of my chat with London-based Dija. She’s so well-known in the British beauty community, but what I love about her is that she never rests on her laurels; instead she’s all about constantly expanding and refining her skincare knowledge. Not only has Dija recently opened a new boutique skincare space, Westroom Aesthetics in Maida Vale, she’s also the founder of the Black Skin Directory, an online resource for men and women looking for a skincare professional or dermatologist experienced in caring for darker skin. Over on YouTube you can see the full conversation - and Dija's moves - now. Link below. Thanks so much for listening! Please do rate, review and of course hit subscribe. In the meantime, join the Beauty Me fam over on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ or Twitter at https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast Links Westroom Aesthetics: https://www.westroomaesthetics.com Black Skin Directory: https://www.blackskindirectory.com Beauty Me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgeNAKx82kk&t=1469s My interview with Dija for All The Pretty Birds on Beauty Myths Products mentioned Skin Better Science Refresh Oxygen Infusion Face Wash: https://skinbetter.com/products/refresh-oxygen-infusion-wash/ Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator: https://www.skinceuticals.co.uk/retexturing-activator Skin Better Science Rejuvenate Even Tone Correcting Serum: https://skinbetter.com/products/rejuvenate-even-tone-correcting-serum/ Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen SPF30: https://www.glossier.com/products/invisible-shield?search=invis Ecooking Sunscreen SPF30: https://ecooking.com/product/sunscreen-spf-30-50ml/ MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep: https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13849/30734/products/makeup/face/powder/mineralize-skinfinish-natural#!/shade/Dark_Deep Nars Cosmetics Blush: https://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/blush Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil: https://www.rimmellondon.com/en-gb/eyes/eyebrow/professional-eyebrow-pencil House of Glam Dolls GlamBase Wheel 1: https://www.houseofglamdolls.com/online-store/GlamBase-wheel-1-Highlight-correct-conceal-contour-glow-p116551287 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/20/202018 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 17: London Aesthetician Dija Ayodele talks growing up in Sierra Leone and how she built her beauty business

Aesthetician Dija Ayodele is so well-known in the British beauty community and she’s all about constantly expanding and refining her skincare knowledge. Not only has Dija recently opened a new boutique skincare space, Westroom Aesthetics in Maida Vale, London, she’s also the founder of the Black Skin Directory, an online resource for men and women looking for a skincare professional or dermatologist experienced in caring for darker skin. This is the first of two episodes with Dija; we talk about growing up with a strict family ethos that was more about grooming and respectability, and how this didn't change when her family made the move from Sierra Leone to London.  Next week you can catch the full YouTube video of both episodes too. I’m also keen to do a part 2 with Dija so if you’ve got any skin health questions, let me know!  Thanks so much for listening, and as always, I would love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to Beauty Me; it really does make a difference. In the meantime, join the Beauty Me fam over on Instagram or Twitter. Image of Dija by me for All The Pretty Birds Links Westroom Aesthetics: https://www.westroomaesthetics.com Black Skin Directory: https://www.blackskindirectory.com Beauty Me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgeNAKx82kk&t=1469s --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
2/11/202032 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 16: Why cutting our hair off means a lot more than a new look, with Anisa Benitez, founder of More by Her

New Yorker Anisa Benitez is Brand Manager for YouTube Music and has created a name for herself working in marketing at iconic brands such as Google and Time Inc. More recently, she decided to launch https://www.morebyher.com/home/, a platform dedicated to the advancement of female creativity, all about replacing the 'starving artist' concept with the #thrivingartist. Anisa is super passionate about creating a platform for women so that they don't need to question whether they can live and work as artists, and More by Her provides tons of examples of women living their best creative lives. Unfortunately we hit some major wifi bumps throughout this conversation, which really upset me because we touched on some very personal experiences. However, out of that hour-long convo I still have 30 minutes to share with you! We start off with Anisa explaining why, with so much on her plate, she decided to launch More by Her, and we also discuss the deeper reasons behind her going for the big chop. Thanks for listening! Join the BeautyMe gang over on Instagram and Twitter by searching for @beautymepodcast and tag me when you're listening! You'll also find me on Spotify. Rate, subscribe and review and keep coming with the feedback. Follow Anisa @anisabenitez and @more_by_her and follow my personal account https://www.instagram.com/charisse.kenion/. I've started a YouTube channel too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk2it6QU8Ls&t=26s  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/30/202031 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 15: Mindfulness, depression and going HAM with skincare with Nush

It’s the first episode of 2020 and it’s GOOD! This chat with makeup artist Nush was super enlightening - not only is she an amazingly creative MUA, she’s also a major fan of mindfulness as a way of combatting down days. Nush shares some of her favourite ways to chill and find inspiration, and we talk about how she was doing Euphoria makeup way before it became a hashtag! Products mentioned below: Cerave Cleanser: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cerave-Moisturizing-Cleansing-Lotion-236ml/dp/B07C5R51Q9/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?adgrpid=56938646767&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9r6D9vju5gIVCbrtCh30qgVlEAAYAiAAEgKii_D_BwE&hvadid=259098973122&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9045544&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8420170048494369187&hvtargid=kwd-299218637686&hydadcr=13502_1718902&keywords=cerave+cleanser&qid=1578312695&sr=8-2 The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50: https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/moisturisers-with-spf/skin-defence-multi-protection-essence-spf50/p/p001071 Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50: https://skinsider.co.uk/product/cosrx-aloe-soothing-sun-cream-spf-50-pa-50ml/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqu2Ssfnu5gIVhrTtCh399AiyEAAYASAAEgLsBfD_BwE The Power of Now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/0340733500/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+power+of+now&qid=1578312886&sprefix=the+power&sr=8-1 Join the BeautyMe community over on Instagram @beautymepodcast and tag me when you’re listening! You can also listen on Spotify or WATCH us talk over on YouTube - so you’ll get to see how epic Nush’s eyebrows are. Just search for Beauty Me with Charisse Kenion or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npuM-vfdGrQ&t=48s Thanks so much for every comment, listen and subscribe and keep coming with the reviews! Follow Nush at @nush.mu and check out my personal insta https://www.instagram.com/nogracekelly/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
1/6/202038 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 14: BONUS: Beauty Buzz with Hard as Nails founder and nail tech Shenique

Hi! I'm back with another #BeautyBuzz - a minisode of the Beauty Me Podcast that’s totally product-focused. This week my guest Shenique of http://instagram.com/hardasnails.studio shares her top 5 hair and beauty products, listed below. I also share my absolute FAVE skincare product right now, the Cerave SA Smoothing Cleanser: https://www.lookfantastic.com/cerave-smoothing-cleanser-236ml/12207663.html?affil=thggpsad&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000047040822&adtype=pla&product_id=12207663&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw7jS15XW5gIVhrHtCh0YdwEOEAQYAiABEgIknfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Shenique’s products: Color Wow Dream Coat https://www.marksandspencer.com/dream-coat-supernatural-sealant-200ml/p/p60144581 Muk Spa Argan Oil Treatment https://www.mukhairuk.com/the-range/muk-spa-argan/ Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Body Cream https://www.lookfantastic.com/jo-malone-london-tuberose-angelica-body-creme-175ml/12079199.html?affil=thggpsad&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000047040822&adtype=pla&product_id=12079199&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoZSnl5fW5gIViZntCh25gAfoEAQYASABEgLIhfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Fenty Gloss Bomb https://www.boots.com/fenty-beauty-gloss-bomb-universal-lip-luminizer-10263147 Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream https://www.johnlewis.com/egyptian-magic-all-purpose-skin-cream-118ml/p4805066?s_ppc=1dxDSA-BEAUTY-PP39700045867393082&tmad=c&tmcampid=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzszotZfW5gIVSrTtCh21xQ-dEAAYASAAEgL3xfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ and head to YouTube if you'd rather see this episode with visuals too - including some dubious facial expressions from me...  Thanks so much for listening and/or watching in 2019 -  things will only get better in 2020! See you then 😘 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/27/201913 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 13: Hard As Nails Studio founder and nail tech Shenique Dawkins

First up, I *have* to apologise for my flu-affected intro and outro on this episode! In between the sniffs you'll find an episode that's all about nails; in fact, former estate-agent-turned-nail-tech Shenique Dawkins pops over to do my nails while we chat. Find out how she made the change from real estate to nails and why she's never been a trend-follower. If you want to know more, you can find Shenique at instagram.com/hardasnails.studio to see more of her work. Still getting to grips with the YouTube episodes but this one plus a mini episode with Shenique (#BeautyBuzz) will be up next week! I'd love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on your chosen platform, and feel free to tag me while you're listening @beautymepodcast over on instagram.com. Thanks so much for the support - it really means a lot! I'm looking forward to bringing you some amazing guests in 2020. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
12/12/201946 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 12: Talking about the labels around 'good', 'bad' and 'rebellious' hair with model and Postscript Features Director Elvira Vedelago

This week I'm talking with Postscript magazine Features Director Elvira Vedelago, about the issues she encounters as a model, and the labels that have surrounded her hair as a woman who of Nigerian and Italian heritage.   You can find Elvira at @elvira.vedelago and be sure to check out https://www.postscript.london. Find Beauty Me on Instagram and Twitter @beautymepodcast. You can also follow my personal account @charisse.kenion to see what I'm loving right now. I'd love it if you could subscribe, rate and review , and also, let me know what you’d like me to talk about, or who I should talk to, next! Also, did you know I'm also  on YouTube? Check out the mini episodes of #BeautyBuzz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npuM-vfdGrQ&t=7s And if you want to be the next Beauty Enthusiast, email me at [email protected]. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/30/201937 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 11: BONUS: It's the second part of Beauty Buzz and we're talking through our current skincare and makeup essentials

This week I'm sharing the second part of #BeautyBuzz - a new, shorter, sweeter type of episode where I  talk to beauty enthusiasts, rather than beauty pros. This episode I'm back with Iman Ogundeko, @imanogundeko and we're talking through each of our top five skincare, hair and/or makeup products that we're loving right now, including my new fave Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream!   This episode also marks my very first YouTube video! I've wanted to add a little video content for a while now, so I hope you enjoy seeing us chat. I'd love for you to send in suggestions re what to talk about next, and definitely feel free to let me know if you want to be on the next mini episode of Beauty Buzz! Follow me on Instagram @beautymepodcast and check out my personal account @charisse.kenion. Find me on YouTube by searching for Beauty Me with Charisse Kenion or click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKuq1As9ifCJOxvPOv6w3wQ?view_as=subscriber Links to products mentioned: Iman Dermatica https://www.dermatica.co.uk/ Eyeko https://www.eyeko.co.uk Good Molecules https://getgoodmolecules.com Leonor Greyl https://www.leonorgreyl.com ByBi https://bybi.com Charisse Chanel https://www.chanel.com Milk Makeup https://www.milkmakeup.com Dr Jart https://us.drjart.com The Inkey List https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/search?q=inkey --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/22/201938 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 10: Talking about skin fasting and how judgemental the beauty industry can be, with beauty enthusiast Iman Ogundeko

This week I'm doing things a little differently. I wanted to add some extra beauty content, but with women who aren't necessarily from the beauty industry. It might end up being called #BeautyBuzz, but for now, it's just about having a good old chat about products and the industry at large. So this week I'm talking to beauty enthusiast Iman Ogundeko, @imanogundeko on Instagram, about three issues that are gaining a lot of buzz right now in the beauty industry. You can find Iman on Instagram and do please follow Beauty Me on Instagram and Twitter @beautymepodcast. You can also follow me, Charisse, at  @charisse.kenion to see what I'm loving right now. Links to articles mentioned: Man Repeller What is Skin Fasting Jessica L Yarborough Skin Fasting Mira Clinic Skin Fasting By the way, we're adding video content from the podcast very soon - so you'll be able to see my chat with Iman! In the meantime, it would be amazing if you could subscribe, rate and review the show, and also, let me know what you’d like me to talk about next, or who I should talk to! Also, if you want to be be my next Beauty Enthusiast guest, email me at [email protected]. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
11/16/201932 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 9: Urine as a hair colourant? The Hair Historian AKA hair journalist Rachael Gibson talks ancient hair trends and more

This week I'm talking to Rachael Gibson, a hair journo that I've known for many years. Rachael is a hair expert, working for some of the top brands and titles in the industry, but more recently, she launched The Hair Historian. If you love hair, and/or history, click to listen now. Find out more about The Hair Historian over on Instagram @thehairhistorian. You’ll also find me there @beautymepodcast. Products mentioned: Dizziak Hydration Wash Shampoo and Deep Conditioner: https://antidotestreet.com/products/dizziak-hydration-wash?_pos=1&_sid=3afcc1a3d&_ss=r Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer: https://www.philipkingsley.co.uk/best-sellers/elasticizer.html#q=&idx=production_default_products&p=0&fR%5Bcategories.level1%5D%5B0%5D=Best-Sellers%20%2F%2F%2F%20Elasticizer&nR%5Bvisibility_catalog%5D%5B%3D%5D%5B0%5D=1 I'd love it if you could subscribe, rate and review the podcast, and also, let me know what you’d like me to talk about, or who I should talk to, next! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/30/201936 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 8: Acne and plastic in the beauty industry with blogger and flatlay queen Adrienne, AKA The Sunday Girl

This week I'm talking to Adrienne Lauren, creator of popular blog thesundaygirl.com We discuss our love of wearing makeup from a very young age, learn of a mutual adoration for Jennifer Lopez, and discuss why, with over 27,000 Instagram followers, Adrienne doesn’t share any images of her face on social. Find out more about Adrienne over on Instagram @thesundaygirluk. You’ll also find me there @beautymepodcast and you can follow my personal Insta @nogracekelly to see what I'm loving right now. I'd love it if you could subscribe, rate and review the show, and also, let me know what you’d like me to talk about, or who I should talk to, next! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
10/16/201934 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 7: Meet the host; find out why I started BeautyMe

This week it's a short and sweet one as I explain why I started the podcast and what I really want to talk about in the future. I'd also love to know what you want me to talk about, and who with, so get in touch by sending  a DM to @beautymepodcast over on Instagram or Twitter. Next time I'll be back with an interview with a super blogger and nail salon owner... As always, I'd love it if you could subscribe or leave a review. See you soon! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/19/20196 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 6: Diarrha N’Diaye talks about why she ditched a career in social strategy to start her own brand

This week we're talking to the original skin-fluencer, Diarrha N'Diaye. Formerly at L'Oreal and Glossier working in social strategy - and blessed with the most beautiful skin - Diarrha recently decided to start her own business. Listen in to find out what's behind her new venture Ami-Cole, and the products she chooses in our quick fire 'this or that' question section! Find out more about Diarrha over on Instagram @diarrhaxo. You’ll also find us there @beautymepodcast and you can follow our founder @nogracekelly to see what she’s loving right now. We’d love it if you could subscribe, rate and review us, and also, let us know what you’d like Charisse to talk about, or who she should talk to, next! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
9/4/201954 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 5: LA style blogger Taye Hansberry talks hardcore skincare and SPF

LA style blogger Taye Hansberry talks going HAM with her skincare regime and explains why she doesn't wear SPF! Find out more about Taye over on her website and follow her over on Instagram @tayehansberry. Products mentioned:  Versed Gel Cleanser: https://versedskin.com/products/wash-it-out-gel-cleanser Senté Exfoliating Cleanser; https://shop.sentelabs.com/collections/skincare/products/sente-exfoliating-cleanser?dtc Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/indie-lee-coq-10-toner.html Skinceuticals CE Ferulic: https://www.skinceuticals.co.uk/c-e-ferulic Skinceuticuals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight: https://www.skinceuticals.co.uk/glycolic-10 Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum: https://koraorganics.com/products/noni-bright-vitamin-c-serum?_pos=1&_sid=c6a59fb03&_ss=r Derm Institute Youth Alchemy Oil: https://www.diskincare.com/products/youth-alchemy-oil La Mer Moisturiser: https://www.cremedelamer.co.uk/product/5834/12343/moisturisers/creme-de-la-mer/moisturiser-for-dry-skin Skin Inc Oxy-Recharge Bubble Mask: https://www.feelunique.com/p/Skin-Inc-Oxy-Recharge-Bubble-Mask-30ml Summer Fridays Overtime Mask: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/summer-fridays-overtime-mask.html  Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel: https://biossance.com/products/squalane-peptide-eye-gel If you like what you hear, please subscribe or leave a review, In the meantime, follow me @beautymepodcast or check out my personal Instagram @charisse.kenion. Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message