"My Family Suggested A Nose Job" – How Heritage Impacts Beauty

From language to food and fashion, there are numerous traditions which are intrinsically linked to our individual heritage, but beauty is often overlooked. Interestingly, our unique backgrounds play a defining part in our hair, makeup, body and skincare practices. While some women may revel in tradition, using particular ingredients and following routines passed down through generations, others use beauty to challenge ideals.
Ahead, we explore the multifaceted connection between heritage and beauty, from the Iranian woman whose bold eye makeup is strongly linked to her otherness having grown up in east London, to the woman who fled female oppression in Zimbabwe and found a sense of freedom in all things makeup in Europe.

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