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U.K.-based 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. Go to @beautymepodcast on Instagram if you want to talk about it and check out my TikTok @charissekenion for video content. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it.

BeautyMe with Charisse Kenion Charisse Kenion

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    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings

U.K.-based 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. Go to @beautymepodcast on Instagram if you want to talk about it and check out my TikTok @charissekenion for video content. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it.

    Ep. 263: Everything you need to know about the Bondi Sands sunscreen controversy – the brand responds. Also, meet some new sunscreens I’m loving

    Ep. 263: Everything you need to know about the Bondi Sands sunscreen controversy – the brand responds. Also, meet some new sunscreens I’m loving

    This is an episode completely dedicated to sunscreen. First I'm going to address the ongoing story around Bondi Sands, the Australian self-tanning brand, whose SPF50 Face
    Sunscreen Lotion recently 'failed' tests by consumer watchdog Which?

    As well as updating you on the drama I also share a response from Bondi Sands before moving on to share some new, to me, sunscreens from Glow Recipe, Innisfree, Pai and Nivea.

    I you enjoy this episode do please leave a rating or review wherever you like to get your podcasts – it does make a difference.

    Also, don’t forget there’s plenty of video content over on my TikTok @charissekenion as well as @beautymepodcast on Instagram and I’m also on YouTube.

    Artwork by Charisse Kenion

    Links

    Which? Best sun creams for 2024 (behind paywall): https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/sun-creams/article/how-to-buy-the-best-sun-cream-a2D9z5d0dX0F?source_code=911CRJ&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=generic&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwv7O0BhDwARIsAC0sjWOr2bzKPiwyYxkh_NWHHqeAT8toaHmTGmK8qh5cVws4pYXOKdcZh3EaAgxrEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    What’s happening with Bondi Sands sunscreen? https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/bondi-sands-sunscreen-safety-failed-which-test#:~:text=That's%20why%20it%20was%20alarming,failed%E2%80%9D%20its%20UV%20protection%20tests.

    Ep. 127: 6 new (to me) Sunscreens and what I think of
    them: https://open.spotify.com/episode/47ukBHQhhR1og1uaPDDND1?si=Z45LWOwCRGahBTGCBeyELQ

    Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Dew Balm SPF30 with
    Niacinamide: https://go.shopmy.us/p-6277948

    Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Dew Balm SPF45 with
    Niacinamide: https://www.glowrecipe.com/products/watermelon-glow-dew-balm-spf-45?_pos=2&_sid=2150180b4&_ss=r

    Pai British Summer Time Glow Illuminating Sunscreen with SPF30: https://go.shopmy.us/p-6277941

    Innisfree Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF50:

    Innisfree Daily Defense Sunscreen SPF30: https://go.shopmy.us/p-6277944

    Nivea Sun Derma Skin Clear SPF50: https://go.shopmy.us/p-6277946

    La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid
    Sun Cream: https://go.shopmy.us/p-6277950

    Bondi Sands SPF50 Fragrance Free Face Sunscreen Lotion: https://go.shopmy.us/p-6277952

    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 

    • 31 min
    Ep. 262: How Mia Goth transformed into MaXXXine with head of makeup Sarah Rubano and hair designer Jaime Leigh McIntosh

    Ep. 262: How Mia Goth transformed into MaXXXine with head of makeup Sarah Rubano and hair designer Jaime Leigh McIntosh

    In today’s episode we're taking a special look at the hair
    and makeup of new film MaXXXine.

    Starring Mia Goth as Maxine Minx, the film is the third installment of Ti West's horror trilogy and is set in 1980s Hollywood.

    As you can imagine, the fact the film is set in 1985 means that the hair and makeup had to really support a range of characters and I was lucky enough to speak to Sarah Rubano head of makeup and Jaime Leigh McIntosh who led hair design.

    I'd love to know if you’re going to see MaXXXine, or if you’ve seen it already so let me know over in the DMs on Instagram @beautymepodcast or find me on Threads @charisse_kenion.

    If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a rating or review wherever you like to listen.

    Half Magic X MaXXXine: https://halfmagicbeauty.com/products/maxxxine-set

    Sarah Rubano on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrubano

    Jaime Leigh McIntosh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaimeleigh.hair

    The Last Looks Podcast with Jaime Leigh McIntosh: https://open.spotify.com/show/0hLUoW9JrURYpybZYqxFm5?si=7006db79017848c5

    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 

    • 44 min
    Ep. 261: What you really need to know about Vogue World Paris, from Carine Roitfeld to Aya Nakamura and more

    Ep. 261: What you really need to know about Vogue World Paris, from Carine Roitfeld to Aya Nakamura and more

    Today’s episode is dedicated to Vogue World Paris - consider it your personalised round-up of everything that was interesting to watch if you haven’t managed to watch it yet.

    In this episode I share a little back story of the event and how it was broken down into specific decades before I share some of my favourite moments, people, and makeup of course.

    Let me know if you watched Vogue World Paris and if you enjoyed it – you can get in touch over in my DMs @beautymepodcast or find me on Threads @charisse_kenion and don’t forget, I’m on TikTok and Youtube too @charissekenion.

    If you enjoyed this episode do please leave a rating on Spotify or write a review anywhere else you like to get your podcasts.

    Links

    What is Vogue World Paris: https://www.vogue.com/article/what-is-vogue-world-paris-a-peek-at-the-moodboards-behind-this-once-in-a-lifetime-event

    Carine Roitfeld looks back at the looks that marked
    her career: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_E_-Ry7Tjs

    Watch Vogue World Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohWeFBTHUr0&t=210s

    The Run Through with Vogue; Behind the scenes at Vogue World Paris: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hpMpLiRS8eB0D0ZvDaQ07?si=69a967eb545e4b31

    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 

    • 27 min
    Ep. 260: The rise and fall of 2000s magazine Suede

    Ep. 260: The rise and fall of 2000s magazine Suede

    Today I’m talking about Suede magazine – a magazine that came and went in a blaze of glory in the early 2000s but gave us just 4 issues.

    The reason I’m talking about Suede is because while we only got 4 issues, that magazine absolutely became a new fashion bible for black women, women of colour, actually women of all skin colours.

    In this episode I share more on Suede’s history inaugural issue, the team who made it happen and the huge impact the magazine had on black women and women of colour.

    I discuss the rumours surrounding the magazine’s demise and I share an update I received via email from the magazine's former editor Suzanne Boyd.

    Don’t forget my DMs are always open, so if you’d like to share an insight re Suede magazine, or anything else beauty related, find me @beautymepodcast on Instagram or @charisse_kenion on Threads.

    Links

    Ep. 254: Andrea Lewis, creator of the Black Beauty Effect: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2kBs5fbYu6kxJ3bNjCug2u?si=b936cc43bd6f45e5

    Alicia Keys reportedly unlocks diva side: https://www.today.com/popculture/alicia-keys-reportedlyunlocks-her-diva-side-wbna5868734

    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 

    • 26 min
    Ep. 259: Unlocking new scent memories with Phlur, Charlotte Tilbury and more. Fragrance faves right now.

    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 

    • 24 min
    Ep. 258: Beauty editor Kayla Greaves on thinking independently about black hair, slow mornings and Kacey Musgraves

    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 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Hmm m ,

Keep doing you!!!

I found one of your videos on tik tok and fell in love. I love this podcast and thank you so much for doing what you do!!!

moca29 ,

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I just found this Pod through listening to another podcast, and it’s very relative and informative. As Gen X Millennial it gives me true perspective on how beauty transcends through each generation.

Aryngold ,

My new BF?

Love how Charisse gets her guests too open up and I really appreciate her take on the beauty landscape!

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