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Beauty Features

The latest in-depth features on beauty, makeup, skin care, hair care and all things cosmetic. Browse here for longer reads on your favourite beauty topics

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11 spot creams, oils and gels that work way better than TikTok's viral salt water spray

August 5th 2021 / Anna Hunter

Don’t grin and bear breakouts. These are the spot treatments that work for us, no matter how volcanic the zit >>>

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My friends tried to talk me out of getting a tattoo, but it made me want one even more

August 4th 2021 / Madeleine Spencer

Sometimes you have to ignore well-meaning advice and go with your gut, says Madeleine Spencer, who was told she was 'not a tattoo person'. She explains how she came to have her first – and spontaneous second – ink at 34, and regrets nothing! >>>

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Why the royals and makeup artists love blotting papers

August 3rd 2021 / Anna Hunter

They’re one of the few items in Kate Middleton’s clutch bag and Meghan Markle used them on her wedding day. Here’s why blotting papers deserve a spot in your makeup kit >>>

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4 skincare mistakes Hyram wants you to stop making right now

August 1st 2021

From over-exfoliating to cleansing too much (yes, that's a thing!) skinfluencer Hyram shares his biggest skincare bugbears >>>

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Wellness scents: why 'mood hacking' scents are 2021’s biggest perfume trend

July 30th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

A new wave of scents combine fine fragrance and mood-altering notes to lift our spirits, calm our minds and energise us >>>

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How does Alesha Dixon look so glowy all the time?

July 29th 2021

We spoke to the presenter about her secrets to glossy hair and flawless skin. From supplements to skincare, here are her top picks >>>

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Time to upgrade your lipcare? New serums, balms and creams for fuller lips without a needle

July 28th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Keep your lips in great condition with a new wave of lip buys, designed to keep your pout soft and youthful >>>

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Best shampoo bars: 11 shampoo bars we rate

July 23rd 2021

Eco and travel-friendly, solid shampoos offer a range of benefits, but how do they scrub up? We put them to the test >>>

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This £16 M&S sleep bra keeps selling out but do we actually need to wear a bra in bed?

July 23rd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Can wearing a bra in bed keep your chest looking youthful? An aesthetic doctor and a breast surgeon share their views >>>

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The demand for at-home beauty tools has doubled - these are the world's most-wanted

July 23rd 2021 / Emma North

From at-home lasers to LED masks and heatwave-friendly soothing wands, these are the top global best-sellers according to Net-A-Porter >>>

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The best SPF for acne prone skin

July 21st 2021 / Anna Hunter

You know you need to protect your skin, but greasy sunscreens make your spots worse. No longer- here's our edit of the best lightweight SPFs that keep breakouts and oil at bay >>>

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I would go through 3 tops a day until I found a cure for my excessive sweating

July 20th 2021 / Emma North

Do you have damp patches under your arms that just won't shift no matter how much deo you spritz? You could have hyperhidrosis. Sufferer Emma North has found a permanent cure - and it's changed her life >>>

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Skincare experts say this is how strong your vitamin C serum should be

July 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

To brighten your skin and protect it against damage, a high-strength vitamin C is your ally. But how high is high and which products pack the best percentage punch? We investigate >>>

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'Freedom day': do we still have to wear a mask to get our hair, nails and brows done?

July 16th 2021 / Melanie Macleod, Victoria Woodhall

And will your stylist still be wearing one? Here’s how Covid restrictions easing might change your salon visit on 19 July >>>

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Hurry: join our Eve Lom reveal your radiance facial masterclass and get a £215 skincare kit

July 16th 2021

Join Eve Lom international facialist Erica MacCallum for a radiance-boosting facial and skincare tips at our latest online event >>>

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How to top up your SPF when you’ve got makeup on

July 15th 2021

Reapplying suncream over a full-face of makeup needn’t be a chore. Here are the best formulas for topping up without ruining your foundation >>>

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9 oil-free eye makeup removers that are lash extension safe

July 15th 2021 / Anna Hunter

Protect your painstakingly applied extensions with these makeup removers that won't dissolve the bonds holding your lashes on >>>

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Morpheus8: why the 25-minute skin-tightening tweakment has got celebs queuing up

July 14th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Judy Murray had it to treat her 'turkey neck' while Amanda Holden says it's 'the best hour investment for looking 5 years younger'. We tried it! >>>

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Sun protection for the hair: 9 UV hair saviours

July 14th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Summer-proof your head with our edit of the best protective, lightweight and non-greasy sprays and SPF mists for hair and scalp >>>

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14 beauty and wellness buys motivational speaker Malin Andersson uses to keep her on top form

July 13th 2021

From ultra-luxe loungewear to empowering fragrance, here's what keeps Malin positive even when the going gets tough >>>

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The electric eyebrow trimmer that finally helped me tidy my brows

July 9th 2021 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine had never been able to tweeze her own brows (the pain!) until this genius eyebrow plucker came into her life >>>

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The best skin tints to suit every complexion

July 9th 2021 / Jessica Morgan

We're reaching for lighter bases that enhance skin glow rather than masking every imperfection. Here's our edit of the best-tinted creams and sheer, lightweight bases >>>

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Is exfoliating your scalp the answer to healthy hair?

July 6th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Using a scrub or exfoliator helps manage greasy roots, eases itchy scalp and boosts your hair follicles, These are the treatments to try >>>

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How makeup brand founder Jess Hunt gets her glowing skin

July 6th 2021

Known for flawless dewy skin and fluffy statement brows, here's all the makeup and skincare she uses for her signature look >>>

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Adult acne: just when you thought you were past all that, along comes perimenopause

July 3rd 2021 / Dr Terry Loong

It's not called 'reverse puberty' for nothing! If you're suddenly having flareups in your 40s and 50s, skin and hormone doctor Terry Loong has is here to help >>>

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