Beautiful Things

Lizzie Velasquez

Lizzie has been plastered across the internet as, “The Ugliest Woman in The World”. Her reaction has been inspirational. She chose not to let these online bullies define her; she decided to show the trolls telling her to “do the world a favour and just kill herself” by campaigning against bullying and teaching people to find inner strength.

When Lizzie was born even the medical community wrote her off as a vegetable, but against all adversity she has become a motivational speaker and also written three books. Here is her TED talk. What a beautiful lady!

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...