Y2K aesthetics have re-emerged into the beauty mainstream, largely due to TikTok trends and influencers. But why exactly are young social media users obsessing over retro accessories and make-up looks? And how does this interest reflect Gen Z’s approach to digital creativity in beauty and beyond?
Geraldine Wharry is a fashion futurist, public speaker, educator, and designer with 20 years of experience working across the fashion industry. Her work has been implemented with global leaders and has influenced agencies and brands in areas as diverse as fashion, sport, PR, tech, beauty, retail, innovation, and youth culture in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Alex Peters is a journalist specialising in beauty, wellness, and body politics and has been a part of Dazed Beauty since its founding in 2018. She has contributed pieces to Vogue, The Face, AnOther Magazine, Sentimental Journal, Service95, and Season Zine.
Günseli Yalçinkaya is a writer, freelance editor, and digital assistant at Dazed Digital. Born in Istanbul and raised in the UK, her work sits at the intersection of visual arts, music, and internet culture, with interviews including Björk, Chloe Sevigny, Studio Ghibli, and Werner Herzog. Her long-reads on hyperpop and digital euphoria are featured in Dazed's winter and spring/summer 2021 issues.
How is skincare helping people destress? What’s driving the mass shift towards clean and ethical beauty? How is the industry attempting to decolonise its practices? In this part of the 2022 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are seeking new meaning in beauty rituals.
As anxieties around COVID-19 have segued into a deeper and more consistent malaise, a longing for simpler times has caused some people to reshape everyday behaviours around comforting goods and long-established rituals. How is this sense of nostalgia impacting beauty and wellness habits?
The social media era has made it easy to discover skincare products, yet while influencers and media outlets champion various high-priced and hard-to-find items, a growing number of TikTok users are turning to their local drugstore. Why are ‘skintellectuals’ snapping everyman brands?
TikTok provided a much-needed escape for Gen Zers during the pandemic, enabling them to watch an endless stream of entertaining, educational, and immersive videos. For many, it was the go-to platform to improve their self-care routines. Canvas8 spoke to ten people to find out why.