Join the conversation with Kelsey Stewart and myself as we discuss the link between beauty routines and mental health. 

“Depression and anxiety are often worsened when people feel they’ve lost a sense of control. Studies show that ritualistic processes like applying makeup can help people cope with these negative emotions, mainly because you have complete control over the process and the outcome.” 

“Applying makeup provides a much-needed break from that negative cycle as the process forces you to disengage from those thoughts and be present in the moment.”

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Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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