Crisis in Cosmetology


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You might have watched makeup tips videos on YouTube. Well, today’s needull has some opinion on these.

The hosts of some YouTube beauty shows are slick professionals, but the majority are women with smartphones. Their studios are often their bathrooms, lit by fluorescents or dangling bulbs with no shade. You see into their real lives—most clearly through their medicine cabinets, opened to reveal stool softener and generic ibuprofen. The camera has been placed on the ledge of the sink so there is one angle, shot from below, looking up the nose.

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Jane Stern — The Paris Review

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