A note from Fiona:
Reed Clarke is your beauty super filter.
I have been obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. There wasn’t ever a time that I wasn’t fascinated with makeup, it’s siren song has always called out to me. I can’t remember the name of my favorite babysitter or teachers from my childhood, but I can tell you the name of my favorite nail polish from when I was 6. It was a bright, flat yellow called “Maize”, and it was so beautiful. I wish I still had it.
As a makeup artist it's my job to try, test and use thousands of products each year. And when I find something that sings to me, that makes me miss it when the tube or jar or bottle is empty, then I know it's a keeper. There are some products that I touch and instantly know I need it in my life forever and there are others that are a bit more of a slow burn....with those a sadness overtakes me when it's gone and I know we need to be reunited as soon as possible.
Here's how Reed Clarke works; I'm not here to overwhelm you with options, I've winnowed it down for you. I'm not going to put 6 face oils on the site because as a consumer I find that overwhelming. I don't want 20 to choose from, just tell me about the 2 or 3 that you think are amazing. I'm here to be your beauty insider, your beauty confidant.
And I'm going to tell you, just like I would tell a client or beauty editor, why I love each and every one and why it's indispensable to me, professionally and personally. With over 20 years of getting my hands dirty, touching and testing makeup and skin care on serious A-List actresses and gobsmackingly beautiful models who won't let you come at their faces with just any old product, I'm here to be your gatekeeper. For every product that makes it onto Reed Clarke, there are dozens that didn't. I also don't care how popular a product is, if I'm not 100% blown away by it, let someone else carry it. I'm not here to sell you what's trending, I'm here to recommend what is f-ing awesome and it takes a special, special product for me to fall in love. Hopefully many are new discoveries for you, ones that will quickly become your favorites too, and ones you will gleefully, obsessively share with your friends.
Reed Clarke is a site for discovery. Welcome to your new favorite destination for your new favorite beauty products.
Reed Clarke loves you!