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

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…