Having recently graduated from college (hurray)!, I certainly don’t find myself missing the caffeine-fueled all-nighters. I definitely do, however, miss spending my days researching and learning more about my interests.

My master’s degree is in the area of economics, and while I still enjoy reading new academic articles, my main passion has always been makeup and other beauty products.

When I was (supposed to be!) studying for exams or writing essays, I would often procrastinate by researching the latest must-have eyeshadow palette, or reading beauty related academic books and articles (oops)!

While there are some amazing beauty blogs and Youtube channels online, I’ve often been disappointed by the lack of resources in the community dedicated to summarizing and discussing the exciting makeup-related academic research.

I also found it frustrating reading rave reviews of products I was considering purchasing, and hesitating to buy because I was doubting if it was REALLY the best on the market.

For me there’s nothing worse than wasting my hard earned cash. When I was younger I’d get super excited about every single new makeup release. I’d just buy the latest must have lipstick or mascara without doing any research. Needless to say, I wasted so much money on products that didn’t work with my skintone, others that broke me out, and some that were just NOT worth the hype.

Spending 200 euro on a hair straightener that just completely fried my hair was the final straw.

That’s why I spend hours and hours researching every single makeup and beauty product before purchasing. Unless I’ve read every review, considered all of the features, and explored the alternative options on the market – I’m not hitting add to bag!

Even though I trust the opinion of many influencers, sometimes a product can work so well for one person and be a disaster on someone else. We all have different skin, different lashes, different lips, different coloring… it’s rare to find a one-size-fits-all makeup product!

I wished someone would do in-depth research, and compile reviews to give prospective buyers a better idea of what they can expect from the product – rather than focusing solely on one person’s opinion or experience.

I decided I spent too much time wishing someone else would do it, so I set up Makeup Scholar!

Makeup Scholar was created as a place for people like me to enjoy in-depth beauty reviews and learn something new with each post. The skills learned during my degrees provide me with the ability to understand and critique academic research, and this platform allows me to put my knowledge into practice and provide content for you!

So far I’ve researched hundreds of beauty products, read thousands of makeup reviews, and educated myself on beauty DIYs, academic research, and tons of different makeup and beauty treatments!

Whether you’re interested in the history of makeup & other research on cosmetics, looking for beauty info and tips & tricks, or here for the in-depth, analytical style product reviews, Makeup Scholar is a place for anyone passionate about beauty.

“Makeupscholar.com… is like an encyclopedia of beauty history” –  Elsa Silberstein (radio presenter for triple j and host of The Done Thing)

By combining reviews and recommendations on the latest products with academic beauty analysis, Makeup Scholar is a place that I hope will unleash the inner nerd inside every beauty fanatic!

Makeup Scholar has garnered quite a lot of attention so far. More of our original content has featured on quality sites and we have also been interviewed on podcasts

Have a beauty-related question, an idea for an upcoming makeup research post, or a general inquiry? I’d LOVE to hear from you! Just contact me and I’ll reply as soon as I can.