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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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How to tint your own eyelashes

February 19th 2021

In less than 15 minutes you can achieve dark, fluttery lashes with zero mascara >>>

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Is fibre key to a glowing complexion?

February 19th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

You can use all the luminosity-giving skincare in the world, but if you’re lacking in fibre you’re unlikely to get the glow of your dreams >>>

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Can a real seaweed bath help you sleep?

February 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Seaweed baths have been flying off the shelves, loved for their sleep-promoting, skin-soothing properties. Here’s what to know about this year’s latest bathing trend >>>

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Morpheus8: why this new 25-minute tightening tweakment has got celebs queuing up

February 17th 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'. What's so good about the Morpheus8? We found out >>>

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Smart ageing: your doctor-approved stay young skincare routine

February 16th 2021

Which skincare ingredients should you look for to keep lines and wrinkles at bay and improve firmness and glow? From antioxidants to peptides, stem cells to retinol, doctor and skincare formulator Johanna Ward writes your anti-ageing script >>>

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

February 11th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

In desperate need of a 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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The Expert Edit: 20 wellness, makeup and skincare heroes a beauty director buys on repeat

February 11th 2021

Rosie Green worked as a beauty director for two decades and these are the winning items she relies on every day, including a budget eyeliner and a super-luxe serum >>>

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Collagen creams: do they really work?

February 11th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

We all know that collagen keeps our skin plump and youthful, but science tells us collagen in skincare can’t directly improve collagen production. Here’s why it still deserves a place in your routine >>>

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'I tried hair waters and now I’ve got the swishiest, glossiest hair of my life'

February 3rd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Forget traditional creamy conditioners, lightweight hair waters are the new way to nourish your locks with zero heaviness or build up >>>

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Why straightening your teeth is the perfect lockdown project

January 29th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Everyone from actresses Michelle Keegan and Jacqueline Jossa to Love Island’s Molly Mae Hague and Maura Higgins have had Invisalign clear braces fitted since lockdown began, with dentists reporting a surge of interest in the aligners, but why now? We investigate >>>

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Bathscaping: why turning your tub into a sanctuary will help melt away stress

January 27th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

This is one Instagram trend that's making our lives better. Here's how and why to pretty-up your bath time >>>

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Teeth grinding: are you wearing down your teeth without realising?

January 26th 2021 / Anna Hunter

It can be the root cause of everything from tooth breakage to migraines, but many of us grind our teeth without realising it. Here’s how to spot the signs… >>>

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Does rice water make your hair grow? A hair doctor explains

January 22nd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

The rice water hair rinse is all over TikTok, with claims it makes your locks longer and stronger and grow faster. It's an ancient Chinese tradition, but does it work? >>>

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Why discovery fragrance sets are perfect for right now

January 21st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

While we can't hit the beauty halls to spray endless scents onto tiny pieces of card, fragrance discovery sets are the perfect way to find a new perfume in lockdown >>>

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The best pillow sprays to help you drift off to sleep

January 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Can a pillow mist really help you fall asleep? We think yes, and these are the ones we recommend >>>

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Best under-eye patches that’ll make you look instantly less tired

January 20th 2021

Meet the de-puffing and fatigue-fighting under-eye SOS treatments that’ll give your eye bags the morning off >>>

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Gua sha massage: the best online gua sha tutorials for face and body

January 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Firmer, sculpted face and relaxed body in mere minutes? Here are the gua sha facial and body tutorials to follow to get the best from your gua sha massage tool >>>

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Why your neck and décolletage need just as much attention as your face

January 19th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Are video calls making you pay more attention to your neck? If you're noticing sagging or tired-looking skin, you're not alone. Here are the neck creams to buy and the treatments to invest in for a firmer, youthful neck >>>

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Pregnancy skincare: the best products for face and body when you’re expecting

January 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

These are the serums, moisturisers and SPFs recommended by experts that are safe to use in pregnancy >>>

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Hair towels: the essential item you’re probably missing from your haircare regime

January 15th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Kylie Jenner just proclaimed her love for the humble hair towel but are they actually that much better for your hair than a traditional towel? With promises to speed up drying time and reduce damage, we investigate if you *really* need one >>>

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The best peptide serums and creams for every skin type and concern

January 13th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Think of peptides as the project managers of your skin; from sending messages to produce more collagen to encouraging hydration, peptides tell your skin what to do. Here are the ones to know >>>

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Best cleansing balms for an ultra-clean, makeup free face

January 8th 2021 / Emma North

Team GTG put some of the best-loved cleansing balms to the test to see which ones are worth the double cleanse - read on for our honest reviews >>>

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My skin had a freak out and this clever new range fixed it

January 6th 2021 / Nicola Bonn

She's the beauty podcaster who's tried everything, so what made Nicola Bonn fall in love with Skingredients? >>>

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Is this the smell of optimism? Why rose is having a real moment

January 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Rose is the self-care scent to look for to lift our spirits in these uncertain times, according to aromatherapists. With searches for positivity up by 200%, this is how rose is coming to the rescue >>>

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4 years of Beauty Pie: the brand’s 10 most popular beauty bargains

December 21st 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

The online beauty buyers club has helped transform the way we shop through its ‘makeup without the markup’ memberships. Founder Marcia Kilgore tells us how she does it >>>

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