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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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Dry body oils - the fastest way to moisturise in the morning

April 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

More lightweight and fast-absorbing than rich body creams, a dry body oil is the perfect fix for dry skin when short on time. Here’s our ultimate edit >>>

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Mary Greenwell's favourite luxury foundations for all your coverage needs

April 23rd 2020

We took to Instagram Live with Mary Greenwell to discuss all things base - from the best the foundation for mature skin to the most natural light finish – and the one to sell your granny for >>>

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Can you recycle nail polish bottles?

April 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

How do you dispose of all those half-used nail varnishes in your bathroom - and what happens to those millions of salon empties? We found out >>>

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10 sustainable beauty habits you can easily start right now

April 22nd 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Including the actually very sensible reason to keep pliers in your bathroom and put a bar of soap in a blender. Nothing is off-limits to save the planet as we celebrate World Earth Day... >>>

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How to remove eyelash extensions at home without sacrificing your lashes

April 17th 2020

Whatever you do, don't use DIY removers. Read our expert guide >>>

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10 fake tan tips everyone needs to know

April 15th 2020

From pre-tan prep to finding your perfect formulation, here's your expert's guide for creating a gorgeous faux glow and how to apply fake tan properly >>>

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How to clean your makeup brushes

April 14th 2020

Come clean - how often do you wash yours? Here are the best ways to clean makeup brushes and tools and shower them in the ultimate TLC… >>>

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How Jodie Comer gets her killer glow

April 14th 2020 / Emma North

Killing Eve returned to screens this week. We spoke to the woman behind that butter-wouldn't-melt assassin's glow, facialist Jasmina Vico >>>

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How to wear pastel makeup and not look like you’re in primary school

April 9th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Pastel makeup has always seemed a bit twee but could 2020 be the year it becomes cool? >>>

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Why you need to wear an SPF even when you’re indoors

April 4th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Even though you won't burn, those damaging rays can affect you even when you're not leaving the house. Here's how to protect against them and the sunscreens you need >>>

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A nail industry pro tells us how to safely remove gel nail polish at home

April 2nd 2020

Whatever you do, don’t peel it off! And if you need to remove your acrylic nails, read on... >>>

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Your post-eyelash extension rehab plan

April 1st 2020 / Anna Hunter

During this enforced break from the lash bar, we’ve got coping strategies for you. From how to deal with brittle, stubby eyelashes to primers and mascaras to ‘grow your own’, extension addicts pay attention… >>>

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This at-home pore cleaner literally vacuumed up my blackheads

March 26th 2020 / Hattie Sloggett

Once you've tried the Sarah Chapman Pro Pore Refiner, there's no going back. You might even get addicted >>>

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How to do an at home wax while all the salons are shut

March 25th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Don’t pick up a wax strip without reading this first >>>

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Why everyone's buying aloe vera for homemade hand sanitiser

March 25th 2020

To make your own hand sanitiser aloe vera is a key ingredient - but it has other skincare benefits too >>>

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How to dye your hair at home like a pro

March 23rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

Since a trip to the salon probably isn't on the cards, here's how to get that freshly coloured feeling without leaving the house >>>

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How a skincare routine helped me manage my depression and anxiety

March 21st 2020 / Jessica Morgan

When a sexual assault tore Jessica Morgan's life apart, she found comfort in the simple act of cleansing her face. She describes how skincare became self-care and the products and rituals that brought her back from the brink >>>

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Pimple patches to clear the most stubborn of spots

March 20th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Forget dabbing spots with creams, all the cool kids are wearing pimple patches - and while we're stuck inside, it's the perfect time to give them a whirl >>>

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Quick and easy ways to hide your roots when you can't get to the salon

March 18th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Self-isolating but in need of root touch-up? We feel you. Try one of these root cover-up hair dye alternatives for a dose of temporary hair colour until you can see your stylist again >>>

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What does cruelty-free actually mean?

March 17th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Finding beauty that is cruelty-free isn't a simple as looking for a bunny logo on your skincare - we decode how to tell if your product has been tested on animals once and for all >>>

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Silk press: everything you need to know about the non-chemical straightening treatment

March 13th 2020 / Jemma Thompson

Silk press is a salon treatment that turns even the most coarse afro hair silky smooth. We sent straightener addict Jemma Thompson to try it >>>

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Can sheets mask ever be environmentally friendly?

March 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Given that they’re a single-use product, is there a way to make sheet masks sustainable? >>>

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Mitt, loofah, puff, flannel or bare hands – how do you wash your body?

March 9th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

We all have a favourite method, but some are better for your skin than others, according to one dermatologist >>>

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How this beauty expert got hooked on TikTok

March 6th 2020 / Jo Jones

Beauty industry pro Jo Jones reveals how at 43-years-old she's become addicted to micro-vlogging site TikTok - and explains why beauty brands need to get on board >>>

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10 supersize beauty products we can’t get enough of

March 6th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Forget cutesy miniatures - these are the mega sized skin, hair and body products to make room for on your bathroom shelf (failing that, put up a new one). Here’s what we’re maxing out on >>>

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