concept, makeup and interviews by lauren cosenza
photography by stephania stanley
Samantha Saroop gives us a peek inside Gen Z beauty, covering today’s “thick” body ideal, seeing imperfection on social media, and why you just have to love yourself.
Margarita Garcia Acevedo on worshiping false social media icons, fitness as a means to mental health and managing a food obsession with a career in food.
Rose Cosenza on the beauty of the mind, the effects of trashing other women, and not only coming to accept but also be proud of what makes you unique.
Isla Bell Murray on learning to love her smile and her height plus thoughts on social media, confidence, diversity, retouching and more.
Nicole Siobal on the pressure to assimilate when you look ‘different” and coming to love the very things that make you different. #thisisBEAUTYfull
Andres Gutierrez on dad bod, telenovelas, big booty, David Hasselhoff, Ricky Martin, and the one word that sums up what beauty is to him. #thisisBEAUTYfull
Nilukshi De Silva on Bollywood vs Hollywood influences, social media as a tool to spread inclusivity, and why living a healthy lifestyle is BEAUTYfull.
Mijon Zulu on the two current standards of male beauty, how he overcame teenage insecurity from being overweight, and why substance trumps perfection.
Lindsay Huggins on inner light, diversity in casting and the truth behind what it really takes for people to nail a “perfect” photo.
Jaclynn Brennan on body positivity, the use of photoshop in the fashion industry and why tearing down and judging other women is un-beautiful.
Niki Dankner, a spirited red-headed beauty with a unique vintage style, shares how social media affects self-esteem and why she loves her curly red hair.
Loni Venti on the “perfect woman” in 2016, the benefits of a signature style, and staying true to yourself over following trends… #ThisIsBEAUTYfull
Nitika Chopra on accepting, embracing and loving your authentic self. And her own personal journey getting there.
Masha shares her beliefs on authentic beauty, being true to yourself, and not telling her she “has such a pretty face.”
Nikki Mendes taps into her inner beauty to channel her outer beauty. And she also twerks in the mirror.
Brooklyn beauty Eve Root shares her thoughts on rejecting impossible and false beauty standards and finding beauty from within.
For the third post in the BEAUTYfull series, model/DJ Maad*Moiselle dishes on diversity in casting, catcalling, confidence, Facetune and more. Plus slays the shoot.
In our second post in the BEAUTYfull series, Sidrah Laldin speaks about western beauty, the lack of diversity in entertainment and the idea of self care.
While only a small slice is consistently served up, there is a FULL spectrum of BEAUTY and we all exist in it. The first post in my new BEAUTYfull™ series covers ageless beauty.