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August 14, 2009

Big Girl in the Beauty Industry

Filed under: Makeup,The Fat's in the Fire — Francesca @ 3:35 pm

Francesca told you a few months ago about one of her favorite You Tube mavens, Lauren Luke, who posts delightful videos with makeup application demonstrations.

Did you catch the New York Times article about Lauren, whose makeup line, By Lauren Luke, is now on sale at Sephora?

A 27-year-old single mother from South Shields near Newcastle in England, Ms. Luke is nothing if not approachable. She is the kind of open-faced, plain-spoken Englishwoman you might expect to encounter at the butcher shop or corner pub. With her plump proportions and pretty if nondescript features, she seems an unlikely candidate to shake up the beauty world. And yet it appears she is doing just that.

Francesca bristles at the statement that being plump makes one an unlikely candidate to shake up the beauty world, but the more Laurens who rise and succeed, the fewer people who will be surprised.

Congratulations, Lauren! xoxo!

Subscribe to Lauren Luke’s You Tube channel.

Purchase By Lauren Luke products.


  1. If she has a couple of extra pounds on her, it isn’t really noticeable. She looks great! What exactly defines “plus” sized anyway?

    Comment by Uninvoked — August 14, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

  2. What’s interesting is (and I’ve been following her for a couple of years) there was always hostility and, frankly, class snobbery when Lauren became a star, but once she gained some weight (which is recent) they went right after that immediately.

    She’s an ace with makeup, terrific at teaching, and incredibly likeable. They only WISH they had 260,500 subscribers on YouTube!

    Comment by raincoaster — August 15, 2009 @ 5:23 am

  3. A “few extra pounds” and “looks great” are not mutually exclusive conditions. :)

    Comment by class factotum — August 15, 2009 @ 11:37 am

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