We were on a mission to build a content platform that would help women invest more intelligently and build wardrobes with longevity. But as our community grew, not all the questions we were being asked were about our jeans or jacket. You wanted to know what lipstick shade we were wearing, how we cared for our skin and whether we liked hair masks. We realised that the perfect red lipstick was just as iconic as the Breton and trench coat. So we added a beauty page.
Fast forward several years, and we are so excited to present our second year of the ICONS Beauty Awards. This time, we expanded our judging panel to include our contributing beauty editor Monikh Dale and founder of the Beauty And Style Edit, Abi Odugbesan. You’re sure to find something that will transform your beauty regimen in this line-up of winning products.
Our cover star is Tina Craig, who may have risen to fame as a fashion blogger but is now the creative force behind one of the most innovative brands in the beauty industry – U Beauty. Her formulas, including the Resurfacing Compound, are a global phenomenon that have already earned cult status for being multitaskers that simplify your beauty routine while delivering lasting results.
And now for something I am excited about: my dear friend Funmi Fetto, who is contributing editor at British Vogue and beauty director of the Observer Magazine, as well as host of the On Reflection beauty podcast, has shared with us an edit of the joy-sparking formulas in her bathroom cabinet. We also have a guest edit from the ultimate curator of luxury beauty formulas, Newby Hands, who is global beauty director of NET-A-PORTER. There are few people who get to try more products, so we were more than a little curious to find out what products she invests in as part of her own beauty regimen.
For our Spotlight On, we have chosen the ultimate clean beauty pioneer, Tata Harper. Her incredible plant-powered resurfacing mask is never missing from my beauty cabinet… it’s gentle but so very efficient at sloughing away dead skin cells, and the glow is instant and lasting. To finish, keep an eye out for Heloise O’Hagan, an award-winning designer who is also launching as our first Future ICON for 2021 this week.
To finish, don’t miss out on the chance to win a collection of 25 cult formulas from NET-A-PORTER. Simply enter your email and these iconic beauty products could be lining your bathroom cabinet!!
This year, I relied on my beauty products more than ever. On days when I’m not feeling it, swiping on the perfect shade of red lipstick, has been like casting a magic spell. Read on for the products we are hoping will lift your spirits too.
Love, Laura (& Petro) x