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).
With ten years of experience in graphic design Leah brings her carefully honed eye to Beauticate’s newsletter and social feeds. With a background in visual branding for brands Luv Lou and Kivari, Leah creates bold posts that connect our readers to the Beauticate brand. Marrying her artistic prowess with her love of beauty, Leah is also a talented bridal makeup artist, a skill that sees her perfectly poised to review new product launches.
Beauty loves: Ultra Violette Supreme Screen, Emma Lewisham Supernatural 72 Hour Creme (hello plump, glowy, hydrated skin), Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (I’m always complimented on the smell when I have this on!)
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. After a long stint as our Features Editor, Tess recently relocated to Brussels, Belgium and now contributes European content to the site as well as beauty WHOs and HOW TOs.
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.
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).
Kristina’s media portfolio spans broadcast and print media, with bylines and production credits across The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph & Channel 9. Kristina has worked in corporate communications across the finance, legal and education sectors. She graduated from UNSW in 2020 with Distinction, and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney.
Beauty loves: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream (applied under foundation, it instantly adds a dewy sheen) and Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler (it gives the perfect lash lift).