Claire Coleman

is creating unbiased, evidence-based beauty journalism. #NoAds. #NoSpon.

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This tier gives you access to the monthly Beauty Geekery Newsletter, packed with anything and everything that I’ve found interesting in the world of beauty that month. Crucially becoming a patron makes you a commissioning editor, giving you the opportunity to tell me exactly what you want to see in the newsletter.
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This tier is for people who want the newsletter and an audio version. So as well as receiving the monthly Beauty Geekery Newsletter, and becoming a commissioning editor, you'll get access to a mini podcast that is me explaining the thoughts behind the newsletter — a bit like an audio Behind The Scenes.
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This tier is for people who like to know what's new, and whether it's worth buying. So you get commissioning rights, the monthly newsletter and associated audio plus a weekly review video, "Yes, but is it better than...?", comparing a new (or new-ish) product to an existing one I think is "best in class".
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About Claire Coleman

If you want forensically-researched, brutally-honest beauty journalism that doesn't rely on advertising or sponsorship — and will tell it like it is...even if that's going to upset a brand or a PR  — you've come to the right place.

For almost 20 years I've been working as a freelance journalist, writing exactly that sort of thing for national newspapers and magazines — you can find links to my most recent work here.
And I love what I do. But I want to be able to do more — to research and write the stuff people on social media tell me they're interested in, but doesn't always get commissioned by my editors. That's what this platform is for. I've got some ideas about the sort of thing I want to produce, but I want YOU to be my commissioning editors. If there's something you want me to investigate, a product you want reviewed, or a brand owner you want me to quiz, I am — quite literally — here for that.

As a freelance journalist, I only get paid when I'm working on something that's been commissioned by someone else. And some of those commissions I'm really proud of — I've called out brands for using pseudoscience as a marketing tool, looked at why the #shelfie trend is bad for your skin, investigated how much protection SPF cosmetics really give you, and I was one of the first to flag the planet-polluting dangers of wet wipes.

But that also means that creating social media content, newsletters, podcasts and so on takes up time when I could be earning money. I know that other content creators get round this by taking advertising or producing sponsored content but — with no disrespect to them at all — that just isn't a model that would work for me. There's more of an explanation of this in my video above.

Becoming a patron gives you a direct route to a wealth of totally unbiased, research-driven information. My only loyalty is to you. I don't have to play nice with brands, or write to fit a given word count, or house style. And you get exclusive access to the honest, unvarnished truth, delivered in a straightforward and comprehensible way that, I hope, will help you make better decisions about what you spend your money on, and the products that you choose to use.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 53 exclusive posts
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17
Writings
28
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 53 exclusive posts
8
Audio releases
17
Writings
28
Videos

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