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.
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).
With nearly 20 years experience in the world of styling and luxury fashion and interiors magazines, Kristin lends her closely-honed eye to our WHO profiles, interiors section and still life imagery. After years in New York working with celebrity stylists and on magazines US Harper’s Bazaar and American Teen Vogue, she returned to Sydney. She has most recently held positions at Real Living and Est Living, where she assists in the creative direction of editorial shoots along with fashion and interior advertising campaigns. She also works alongside her private clients with interior design consultations for their homes.
Beauty loves: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 (post-children my skin pigmentation has increased, so a daily SPF is essential); Westman Atelier Bronzer (being a beauty minimalist – but still very passionate about the subject – I prefer to not have a heavy layer of makeup on my skin if I am styling onset or with interior clients); Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment (a subtle nude lip with SPF to layer on through the day).
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.
Beauty loves: Biologique Recherche P50 (the one and only), Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm (the spa-like scent, the luxe feel, the glowing results), Tom Ford Lip Colour in True Coral (let me count the ways).
Kristina has written for News Corp Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, Nine Entertainment Co, SugarMamma.TV and 107.3FM. She has also worked within corporate communications in finance and higher education. In her spare time, she enjoys rolling lint balls off her clothes and braiding her boyfriend’s beard.
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).