16 episodes

On Reflection Beauty is a radio-format weekly podcast with an intelligent, informed, insider-y global view on beauty. It dissects and discusses current beauty news,   provides efficacious beauty product recommendations and explores the bigger/wider conversations in beauty that run the gamut from fatphobia to racism. It is hosted by beauty journalist and editor, Funmi Fetto

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    • Society & Culture

On Reflection Beauty is a radio-format weekly podcast with an intelligent, informed, insider-y global view on beauty. It dissects and discusses current beauty news,   provides efficacious beauty product recommendations and explores the bigger/wider conversations in beauty that run the gamut from fatphobia to racism. It is hosted by beauty journalist and editor, Funmi Fetto

    Episode 16 Kamala Harris And Colorism In America, Medical Tourism And The Woman Who Raised $2million For Her Afro Hair Wig Brand

    Episode 16 Kamala Harris And Colorism In America, Medical Tourism And The Woman Who Raised $2million For Her Afro Hair Wig Brand

    In this week’s show, I am joined by Beauty Director  and founder of Beauty for Breakfast Dana Oliver.  We discuss the news that medical tourism is booming - more so in the pandemic, the Refinery 29 article on Kamala Harris, colorism and what it says about America's investment in whiteness and we question whether the investment in Thirteen Lune, black beauty platform, by the likes of  Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts marks a sea change for black beauty founders. In Praise Of … is Murad’s Clarifying Oil Free Water Gel and on Talking Points,  Freddie Harrel, shares how she went from  social media influencer to CEO and founder of Radswan, the afro hair wig brand that raised $2million dollars pre launch.

    • 46 min
    Episode 15 The Whitewashing Of Wellness And Dr Renee Engeln On Women's Sick Obsession With Image

    Episode 15 The Whitewashing Of Wellness And Dr Renee Engeln On Women's Sick Obsession With Image

    In this week’s show, I am joined by Glamour’s Beauty Director at Large Anita Bhagwandas.  We discuss the whitewashing of wellness, the pros and cons of slow beauty and we question whether celebrity beauty brands still have a place on today’s beauty landscape. In Praise Of … is Sunday Riley’s Good Genes and on Talking Points,  the author and psychologist Dr Renee Engeln talks about why our obsession with appearance is a cultural sickness.  

    • 50 min
    Episode 14 Post BLM, Brands Regress On Diversity - The Eyecue Report, Pat McGrath, Supplements - Capitalising On Fear Of COVID? Is Beauty Prioritising Wealth Over Wellbeing? Hair Loss

    Episode 14 Post BLM, Brands Regress On Diversity - The Eyecue Report, Pat McGrath, Supplements - Capitalising On Fear Of COVID? Is Beauty Prioritising Wealth Over Wellbeing? Hair Loss

    In this week’s show, I am joined by Ava Welsing-Kitcher, beauty journalist formerly of Sunday Times Style and Stylist Magazine . We discuss the complicity of the beauty industry in upholding patriarchal, capitalist and white supremacist values, (https://coveteur.com/2020/12/29/jessica-defino-essay-2020/)   Vitamin D and the  £500m+ supplements industry (https://www.mintel.com/press-centre/beauty-and-personal-care/the-vitamin-d-factor-brits-spend-almost-500-million-on-vitamins-and-supplements) , pandemic induced hair loss in young women (https://www.myimperfectlife.com/features/stress-hair-loss-female)  and Pat McGrath’s Damehood. In Praise Of … is Paula’s Choice 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment (https://www.paulaschoice.co.uk/clinical-retinol-bakuchiol-treatment-m8015.html) and on Talking Points, the Carolina Banales and Jasmin Kossman of the  beauty tech company Eyecue to discuss their  eye opening report on diversity in the beauty industry. 

    • 48 min
    Episode 13 Lizzo's Detox Backlash, Brazil's Obsession With Perfection And Dolly Parton's Fragrance

    Episode 13 Lizzo's Detox Backlash, Brazil's Obsession With Perfection And Dolly Parton's Fragrance

    Welcome to On Reflection, the beauty podcast with a global view on beauty. Hosted by editor, beauty journalist and creative consultant Funmi Fetto, the aim of the podcast is to present informed, intelligent views and opinions on beauty news and features, recommend efficacious beauty products and treatments and to shine a light on issues in the industry that we believe should be tackled openly and honestly. Oh and we try to have fun too.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 12 Who Owns Emily Rata? Why Are Black Beauty Stores Rarely Owned By Black People? Conspiracy Theories & Wellness Influencers, Customised Skincare For Black Skin.

    Episode 12 Who Owns Emily Rata? Why Are Black Beauty Stores Rarely Owned By Black People? Conspiracy Theories & Wellness Influencers, Customised Skincare For Black Skin.

    Welcome to On Reflection, the beauty podcast with a global view on beauty. Hosted by editor, beauty journalist and creative consultant Funmi Fetto, the aim of the podcast is to present informed, intelligent views and opinions on beauty news and features, recommend efficacious beauty products and treatments and to shine a light on issues in the industry that we believe should be tackled openly and honestly. Oh and we try to have fun too.

    • 53 min
    Episode 11 The Female Nude Without The Male Gaze, Does A Down Syndrome Model On The Cover Of A Glossy Magazine Mark A Tide Change? Why We’ll Be Buying Less Beauty In 2021,

    Episode 11 The Female Nude Without The Male Gaze, Does A Down Syndrome Model On The Cover Of A Glossy Magazine Mark A Tide Change? Why We’ll Be Buying Less Beauty In 2021,

    Welcome to On Reflection, the beauty podcast with a global view on beauty. Hosted by editor, beauty journalist and creative consultant Funmi Fetto, the aim of the podcast is to present informed, intelligent views and opinions on beauty news and features, recommend efficacious beauty products and treatments and to shine a light on issues in the industry that we believe should be tackled openly and honestly. Oh and we try to have fun too.

    • 35 min

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