Beauty blog Kiss and Makeup is the place to go for product reviews, beauty news, backstage gossip and top tips on how to look and feel your best.
Covering everything from the hottest hairstyles to the newest developments in anti-ageing, the site is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in getting the most out of their beauty products.
Kiss and Makeup launched in 2006 and quickly gained a reputation for not only having its finger on the pulse when it comes to new products, but also for its behind-the-scenes gossip and events coverage from both sides of the Atlantic. With strong links to prestigious beauty brands, Kiss and Makeup goes further than your average consumer blog, providing insider information and breaking beauty news before anyone else.
Steph Powell - Editor
Having swiftly come to her senses after first applying to study law at university, Steph changed her applications at the last minute to journalism. Her first choice, the prestigious London College of Communication, snapped her up immediately.
As a student, Steph interned at the home of her favourite websites; Catwalk Queen and Kiss and Makeup. The day before graduation she landed a job as Editorial Assistant at The Nod - a website dedicated to the products and places loved by celebrities.
Upon leaving The Nod, Steph joined Aigua Media as editor of OSOBlog, where she brought us all the important celebrity news from Kate Middleton’s latest outfit to Paris Hilton’s latest mugshot.
Steph returned to Kiss and Makeup last November, just a year after graduating, impressively jumping from intern to editor in the same amount of time. Steph has also had her writing featured in Drapers, Women and Home and Closer Online, covered London Fashion Week backstage and interviewed Matthew Williamson, Alexa Chung, Orlando Bloom and many more.
Zara Rabinowicz - Contributing Editor
Zara has been involved with Kiss and Makeup and other Aigua Media sites since 2006, where she worked her way up from junior writer to editor of Kiss and Makeup and has been instrumental in seeing the site's influence grow within the beauty community.
Zara has always worked closely with brands to enable coverage; she has created joint projects with Clinique, Estee Lauder, Special K and No7 and has consulted on blogger outreach for a variety of PR agencies.
Zara is regularly quoted in the press as a beauty expert and has been a judge in the UK Beauty Awards for two years running.
Recent public appearances include The Wilderness Festival 2011 with Psychologies Magazine, The Gadget Show Live, the FashionWare show in Las Vegas, SKY News, BBC Television and the London College of Fashion.
Zara has been commissioned by various companies to create features and news stories including titles such as Stylist, Fabulous, ChipChick.com, Stuff, The London Paper, InStyle Online, Psychologies, The Times and The Guardian.