BIO

Annie Walton Doyle is a 22-year-old writer based in and around the UK. She typically writes about beauty and other "personal aesthetics," with a healthy dose of both social commentary and stupidity. When not touching makeup, she enjoys pubs, knitting, nature, and mysteries. Find more of her work at www.huffingtonpost.com/annie-walton-doyle and www.xovain.com/author/annie-walton-doyle.

Annie Walton Doyle's Articles

Real self-care is respecting yourself instead of, quite literally, spoiling yourself.

Why Real Self-Care Is Not Just Buying Bubbly Scented Bath Oils

Self-care is a phrase so enthusiastically tossed about as of late that in many ways it has lost all meaning. In the same way “wellness” has gone, the concept now seems vague and fuzzy, somehow... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   09.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
L’Oreal, however, was not on Bergdorf's side, and fired her from a campaign that was supposed to celebrate diversity. (Image Credit: Instagram/munroebergdorf)

L'Oreal, Munroe Bergdorf & The Problematic Relationship Between The Beauty Industry & 'Diversity'

Companies — like, say, L'Oreal — wouldn’t just use the broad, vague, abstract concept of diversity (by hiring Munroe Bergdorf) to lure in customers... would they? But you have to remember — companies... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   09.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world!
Annie Walton Doyle    |   08.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
By applying your hair masque, or rubbing cocoa butter on your shins, you’re at least subconsciously admitting that there is going to be another day.

How The World Of Beauty Helps Me Cope With My Depression

Aside from knitting and prescribed medications, beauty products are the thing that helps me out the most during a bout of depression. Sound crazy? Read on.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   07.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
For makeup lovers, perfumes that replicate the scent of lipsticks, powders, and blushes may be the trend of the year.

Makeup Perfume: The Fragrance Trend To Help You Smell Like Fave Beauty Products

Take your makeup love to its logical conclusion via a sensory attack on all fronts. Smelling like old ladies' handbags and young ladies' dressing tables and powder puffs and lipstick bullets has... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) has been there when nothing else worked. But boy did BP come with a price.

On My Complex Relationship With Benzoyl Peroxide

During such trying times, there is one trusty frenemy whose shadowy presence always sneaks back into my life. Benzoyl peroxide, I wish I knew how to quit you.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
Blurred lips are perfectly imperfect. Here's how to copy this trend. (Image Credit: Instagram/mirrortwin)

Beauty How To: Blurred Lip Lines

Blurred lip lines make your mouth look plumper in a natural, non-Juvadermed way (pretty), plus makes it look like you’ve just been making out (further proof you are pretty — as if you needed it).
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.15.17 12am   |   SHARE
Korean skin care is all the rage, and guess what? It's legit. (Image Credit: Annie Walton Doyle)

Adventures In Rubbing Gross Stuff On Your Face

Sometimes with skincare, it’s the satisfying science speak which lulls you into a state of security. It’s almost hypnotic, like a lullaby with the lyrics: “One thousand times its weight in water …... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
To go metallic or glossy? That is the highlighter dilemma. (Image Credit: Instagram/toriieebeaar)

Glossy Vs. Metallic Highlight

If there’s one thing that makes me deeply proud of my generation (apart from our general anti-Brexit sentiment) it’s the newfound omnipresence highlighter enjoys in the makeup world. Remember mere... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   04.24.17 12am   |   SHARE
No heat, sexy-curly hair is yours for the twisting.

Bendy Rollers: Your Ticket To Two Easy Styles Of Curls

Those weird bendy rollers you’ve never used are actually a Hot Tip for adding texture to damaged hair. When you’ve done as much bleaching ‘n’ toning as I have,... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   04.17.17 12am   |   SHARE