Tess Schlink, Features Editor
After obtaining a double degree in law and arts, majoring in French, and working as a paralegal, Tess moved from Perth to Sydney and joined Beauticate. As Features Editor, she not only writes reams of copy about cosmetics, she also oversees the editorial schedule, coordinates writers, manages deadlines and keeps the team generally on their toes. Additionally she films and edits a lot of the site’s video content, as well as curating and managing Beauticate’s social media platforms.
Beauty Loves: A classic red nail polish like Essie Bordeaux (chic all year round), Chanel’s Bois des Îles perfume (the cosiest, most luxurious scent I know), and Japanese sunscreens.
Marina Gainulina, Beauty Writer
Before Beauticate, our Kazakhstan-born word-wizard, Marina, interned at GRAZIA Magazine, Portobello PR, and worked as a marketing assistant and stylist. After beginning a degree in Commerce, and failing a statistics class – twice! – she decided it was a sign from above to stick to her linguistic skills, and is now completing her Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications, majoring in journalism. When she’s not writing, you can find Marina reading, travelling (preferably around the Mediterranean), watching true crime, and patting all of the dogs.
Beauty Loves: Number 4 Hair Care’s Fluoro5 Elixer Restore (colourless hair oil – a must for blondes); Arcona’s Cranberry Gommage Exfoliant; and any pinkish-brown lip liner (still on the hunt for my HG).
Kristin Rawson, Style Editor
Zoe Briggs, Features Writer
It can take our features writer Zoe a little while to work out where she’s going, but it does mean she’s doubly thrilled when she arrives. Case in point – it took both a law degree and working as a paralegal to decide law wasn’t for her, before she made her passion for stories (and aesthetics) a priority as the Real Weddings Editor for US blog Snippet & Ink. Behind the scenes, skincare was turning from an interest into an obsession, and she couldn’t feel luckier to get to call it work now that she’s here at Beauticate. When she’s not wishing she had fifteen other faces with which to try all the things, she’s making neighbours uncomfortable by stalking their dogs, and making her husband uncomfortable with her true crime podcast obsession.
Kristina Zhou, Junior Writer
Kristina’s first foray into the media world came via cold calling Girlfriend magazine 4 times a day for a month (hey, she was 11!), to ask if she could be the Editor in Chief. Since then, she’s refined her communications approach and has written for News Corp Australia – where she covered politics, lifestyle and education. When she’s not feverishly writing articles for Beauticate, you’ll find her editing finance videos fo SugarMamma.TV, working as a corporate communications officer in the finance and higher education sector, creating content for Beauticate and gallivanting down broadcast TV stations. In her spare time, she enjoys rolling lint balls off her clothes and braiding her boyfriend’s beard. Find her twirling around The Sydney Morning Herald soon!
Beauty loves: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream (applied under foundation, it instantly adds a dewy sheen), Erno Laszlo Mud Soap (if you want to eliminate clogged pores, this soap is your passport to get there), and Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler (it gives the perfect lash-lift).