Beauty Standards

Beauty Standards, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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“How I learned to love my features and ditch Eurocentric beauty standards”

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Leah Sinclair
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Skincare

“I’ve suffered from dermatillomania for over a decade – here’s how I’m working to overcome it”

For one writer, lockdown became a particularly intense and triggering period for her skin-picking urges.

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Hair

“Discovering my Sephardic Jewish roots made me fall in love with my hair”

After discovering her ancestry at the age of 21, Hannah Van-de-Peer finally realised her hair is her crowning glory.

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Beauty

“Light eyes are romanticised in my culture – but I've learned to appreciate my ‘boring' brown eyes"

Sadia Nowshin grew up believing light eyes were more ‘desirable’, but the past year has made her realise it’s time to change the narrative.

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Sadia Nowshin
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Books

Stylist magazine: books published by Stylist magazine

Life lessons shared by remarkable women on love, loss, friends and more.

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Stylist Team
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“Stella Tennant was a supermodel who showed women the beauty of being different”

A muse of multitudes.

Celebrity

Matilda De Angelis shares unfiltered acne photo in a vital message to women everywhere

“Our fears can paralyze us or they can become a great force.”

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Anna Brech
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Careers

Why are women still dealing with comments about their looks while working from home?

More than a third of women have been asked to put on more make-up for video calls over lockdown, according to new research.

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Moya Crockett
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People

What She Loves: feminist illustrator Florence Given shares her current obsessions

From anti-racism reads to organic skincare.

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Stylist Team
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Eva Mendes
People

Eva Mendes just nailed why Instagram can be such a “hurtful” platform for women

She also urged her fans to call her out when necessary.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Eva Mendes just perfectly summed up why women shouldn’t be ashamed of their age

The actor explained why she replied to the troll who told her she was “getting old”.

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Lauren Geall
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A hair salon
Life

Meet the salon owner taking a symbolic stand against gossip magazines

“The unfair press and negativity bred in these magazines is not healthy.”

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Why we should all try going make-up free in 2020

According to new research, 44% of women feel vulnerable about how they look without make-up.

People

Why, in 2019, are tabloids still accusing women of ‘letting themselves go’?

As wellness coach Danni Tabor has pointed out in her now viral Instagram post, we should have moved on from this by now.

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Megan Murray
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Life

This is why Instagram may hide your like count

The network is rolling out its experiment to block like figures worldwide.

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Anna Brech
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People

This fitness influencer is calling on her industry to make a big change

“We want less of that skinny tea (that just gives you diarrhea)”

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Megan Murray
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Jameela Jamil tackles society's attitude towards ageing
People

Jameela Jamil just nailed the real problem with society’s attitude towards ageing

Everyone take note.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Stop saying Stacey Solomon is flaunting her “postpartum body”: it’s just her body

A woman sharing a “normal” photo of herself in a bikini shouldn’t be this ground-breaking.

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Megan Murray
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Jameela Jamil Stylist guest edit
People

Introducing Stylist’s very special guest editor: Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil has taken the helm for the fifth of Stylist's 10th anniversary guest edits – here’s what to expect.

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Lauren Geall
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Blake Lively just reminded us of the art of an imperfect photo

A throwback to a time before heavy self-censorship

People

This is why Lucy Mountain really, really wants you to delete that retouching app

We spoke to the fitness influencer about taking the power away from unrealistic beauty standards.

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Megan Murray
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