Beauty Columns

Read our columnists' take on the latest beauty innovations, trends and treatments

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The 12 best powder foundations for all skin tones

April 17th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Powder foundations have come a long way over the past decade. Meet the best powder compacts that are leaving their predecessors firmly in the dust >>>

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To buy for: the facial oil that will make your skin behave

April 14th 2018 / Sarah Vine

It's the super-facialist's elixir that Sarah Vine buys on repeat and recommends to friends to fix adult acne. But you don't need problem skin to love Vaishalay's Night Nourisher >>>

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10 ways to deal with post-partum hair loss

April 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Panicked about hair shedding following pregnancy? Don’t be, it's completely normal and extremely common. Here's how to deal with the fallout while it grows back >>>

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Tried and trusted: the best facials for sensitive skin

March 30th 2018 / Judy Johnson

If facials terrify you on account of your sensitive, unpredictable skin, fret not - here are three that even our most reactive columnist Judy Johnson got along with >>>

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8 ways to treat a dry and itchy scalp

March 23rd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Scratching your head wondering what to do about a dry and flaky scalp? Here’s what you need to know >>>

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Irritant-free: the skincare buzzword that can't promise anything

March 9th 2018 / Judy Johnson

It’s the word to watch for 2018 according to trend forecasts, but while ‘irritant-free’ sounds great on paper, it might not mean much when it comes to what we’re putting on our sensitive skin. Judy Johnson reports >>>

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How to keep your hair longer for longer

March 2nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Age is just a number when it comes to your hair; it needn't mean going for the snip. As more and more women are embracing longer locks at any age, here are the secrets to keeping it growing and looking healthier than ever >>>

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To buy for: the pretty spring lipstick that suits everyone

February 24th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

In our new 'To Buy For' column, Victoria Woodhall ends her relationship with nude lipsticks and takes up with a sophisticated modern classic >>>


How cannabis is becoming skincare's hottest new ingredient

February 14th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

As more countries legalise cannabis for medicinal use, it's also becoming big news for the beauty industry with cannabis compound cannabidiol or CBD said to be a powerful soother for problem skin. Susannah Taylor investigates >>>

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Is exfoliating your scalp the answer to better hair?

February 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

It can help manage greasy roots, calm flaky skin and boost hair growth >>>

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How to re-energise your hair colour in between appointments

January 23rd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you’re looking to tackle brassiness, dullness or root regrowth, here are the best products for giving your hair colour a new lease of life >>>

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7 brilliant beauty blogs & vlogs for darker skin tones

January 17th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From makeup tutorials to hair how-tos, these British-born beauty bloggers, vloggers and digital powerhouses are changing up the beauty game >>>

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Do HD Brows live up to the hype?

January 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Brows are big news in beautyland, and some people are going to great lengths to out-arch the competition. I checked out a brow service that brings Delevingne definition to the nation >>>

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The best face masks for sensitive skin

January 12th 2018 / Judy Johnson

The idea of leaving a high-performing product on sensitive skin may seem like it's asking for trouble, but these tried and tested gentle formulas will help you get over your face mask fear once and for all >>>

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Should you go on a hair fast?

January 9th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you could go without heat or hair colour for a month, it’ll breathe new life into dry and damaged locks. Award-winning hair stylist Charlotte Mensah, shares her tips for fasting like a pro >>>


Behind the blow-dry: how to get smooth, swingy Meghan Markle locks

December 22nd 2017 / Susannah Taylor

It looks like Meghan Markle has naturally very curly hair. So how does she get it so swingy and smooth, and why do we kinky heads feel the need to kill our curls flat? By Susannah Taylor >>>


The best face oils for sensitive skin

December 15th 2017 / Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson picks the top facial oils for hydrating those with fragile, easily-irritated skin >>>

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The best volumising hair products

December 15th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Which products provide most body for your buck? These are our top hair thickening and volumising picks >>>

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Microneedling is not just for the face and body - it can also boost thinning hair

December 12th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Derms have long been using microneedling to rejuvenate the face, now they’re going further, and using it on your scalp for hair loss. Dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall explains… >>>


Sarah Vine's Beauty Notes: soothing oils for thirsty skin

December 1st 2017 / Sarah Vine

GTG's co-founder falls in love with two new face oils, discovers a haircare range that's as good as skincare and finally perfects winged eyeliner after raiding her daughter's makeup >>>

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The best products for dry and brittle hair

November 21st 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Our ever-growing love of heat styling tools and colour treatments has meant dry mid-lengths and split ends are more common than ever. Here’s your SOS guide to nurturing brittle hair back to health >>>

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The 99p app that everyone with sensitive skin needs

November 9th 2017 / Judy Johnson

Be sure you're shopping for the right skincare for sensitive skin with this online pocket ingredients dictionary >>>

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The best quick fixes for frizzy hair

October 31st 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Which de-frizzing products actually deliver? From smoothing serums to conditioning oils and travel-sized hot tools, here’s the best of the bunch >>>

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Could this new volumising blowdry brush cut down your styling time?

October 17th 2017 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Designed to deliver volume and shine in one fell swoop, the new Revlon One-step Hair Dryer and and Volumiser sounds like the perfect time-saver for the time-short >>>

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How not to waste money on beauty for sensitive skin

October 13th 2017 / Judy Johnson

Women waste £148m on products they can't use. Here's how to make sure your cash is well-spent if you suffer with sensitive skin >>>

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