The discount supermarket’s makeup and skincare range unashamedly apes Yves Saint Laurent, Elizabeth Arden and other labels. We put five copies of cult favourites to the testIf there’s one thing better than a cult beauty product, it is a cheap “dupe” of that high-end favourite. Brands such as Beauty Pie are built on the...
Cream beats powder colour when you’re on the goIt’s nearly as rare as the UK winning Eurovision, but sometimes I leave home without my makeup bag. No great hindrance to most, of course, but a minor disaster for me as someone who invariably leaves the house bare faced (my default setting at...
How to get expressive with colourful eyeshadow, plus easy smoky eyes, and a new mascara that’s caused a sensationWhile bright powder-blue eyeshadow (or any bright shadow for that matter) is a minimalist’s nightmare, for the rest of us it can be an utter dream. Erdem SS19 went to town with it, mixing Victoriana...
Defined but natural-looking is the goal for eyebrows. Plus concealers with a light touch, and an artful new fragranceSome people are born with brows so luscious, if reincarnated they’d come back as a Persian rug. They are the ultimate face framers. Brows that are sparse can be fixed (I love beautician Sherrille Riley – nailsandbrows.me...
More and more companies are offering skincare products free from ‘toxic’, ‘nasty’ and ‘suspicious’ chemicals. But are these ingredients really dangerous?Their lids gleam under the shop lights: bottles made of elegant black or vivid green glass stand alongside white tubes with bold, minimalist lettering. These beauty products make many claims: to “defy”...
Bare Minerals is selling makeup to wear in bed – meaning women may never have to show their real, unadorned faces againIt’s a real thing, apparently, and it was yesterday. It was inevitable, I suppose, that if you were a person who needed to be told that the US had a National...
Youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner reality TV family tops Mark Zuckerberg by two yearsKylie Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner American reality TV family, has become the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of just 21.Jenner, who grew up under the watch of TV cameras filming Keeping Up with the...
Requiring flight attendants to wear makeup forced them to do two jobs at once – actually look after passengers and play at being stereotypical air-hostessesYou always knew that Virgin Atlantic must have required its female flight attendants to wear makeup. They always looked so polished that any other explanation just wouldn’t have...
Airline says crew can work without makeup but must follow chosen palette if they doVirgin Atlantic has told female cabin crew they will no longer have to wear makeup in the air.The airline will also provide female crew with trousers as part of their standard uniform, rather than only providing...
The singer’s performance won plaudits for promoting bare-faced self-acceptance – but I was unconvincedLadies, prepare to be inspired, empowered and generally wowed. You see, I did a courageous thing this morning: I left the house without makeup. Strangers stared as I passed by, moved by my bravery. Some even burst into tears.

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