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The Unpublishable

Jessica DeFino

What the beauty industry won't tell you, from a reporter on a mission to reform it.

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  • Jessica DeFino

    Jessica DeFino is an award-winning beauty reporter and critic (The New York Times, Vice, Vogue). She writes the Guardian's beauty advice column, Ask Ugly, and has been called "the woman the beauty industry fears the most" by the Sunday Herald.

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