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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 work bold face-framing highlights at any age

August 20th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

A middle parting and a chunk of contrasting colour around the face - it's a look that's back from the Nineties and this time it's flattering for everyone >>>

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The best body scrubs for revealing smoother, softer skin

August 18th 2020

Whether for pre-tan prep, relieving muscle soreness or revealing super silky skin, here’s our edit of the best body exfoliators around >>>

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The outdoor staycation spa that gives you Ibiza vibes

August 15th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The minute thermal suites are allowed to open, this is the spa to book into >>>

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Colour-flip eye shadow: the striking makeup look that’s perfect for lazy people

August 13th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

For makeup that looks like it took hours but in reality took less than a minute, colour-flip chrome shadows need to be on your radar >>>

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The best hair oils to smooth and revive dehydrated locks

August 13th 2020

No matter what hair type you have, these are the oils to reach for to add shine and movement to your hair and protect it from damage >>>

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Alison Young’s must-haves for dealing with sun damage at any age

August 13th 2020 / Alison Young

From fine lines in your 30s to pigmentation in your 40s and crepiness in your 60s, the award-winning beauty expert presents her all-decades guide for dealing with the after-effects of too much sun >>>

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The makeup look that suits everyone

August 12th 2020 / Lisa Potter-Dixon

Bronze eyeshadow is the holy grail of makeup according to makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon. From weddings to work days, here’s why it should be your go-to… >>>

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Top derms answer our most burning SPF and sunscreen questions

August 11th 2020

From how long SPF factors last, to the merits of reef-safe SPF, whether water-resistant sunblock is worth it and just what all those UV ratings really mean... >>>

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Like your facial suncream with a hint of colour? These are the newest and best tinted SPFs

August 10th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

These sunscreens give you a subtle hint of colour and skincare benefits too. Find your match with our edit... >>>

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To Buy For: the ice cold sculpting ball that gives you instant cheekbones

August 6th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

This five-minute beauty tool lives in your freezer and is the red carpet facialist's secret weapon. Victoria Woodhall tries the Cryoball >>>

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Why matte eyeshadow looks so incredible on older women

August 5th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Fed up with ageist assumptions in the beauty industry, Tricia Cusden launched her own makeup brand at the age of 68. Five years on, business is booming and she’s a Youtube star. Here she tells us how to create beautiful eye makeup on older faces >>>

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The causes and cures of hyperpigmentation

August 5th 2020 / Judy Johnson

How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation? Judy Johnson talks to the experts to find out what causes dark spots and how to treat them >>>

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The best cleansing oils for dry skin

August 4th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Hard-working and hydrating, cleansing oils make for a luxe addition to your skincare routine. From budget to blowout, here are our top picks >>>

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

August 3rd 2020 / 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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Pregnancy skincare: the best products for face and body when you’re expecting

August 2nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

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

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Abs are made in the kitchen: 10 rules for a flatter tum

August 1st 2020 / Susannah Taylor

After having children, Susannah Taylor decided to tackled her mum tum. Turns out that middle management is mostly about what you eat, not what you do in the gym >>>

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I air-dried my hair for the whole of lockdown; here’s what I learned

August 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Want to give your hair a break from heat-styling and rock a more natural look? here are the the air-drying products we've tried and tested >>>

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To buy for: the nourishing face cream that soothes even Accutane-ravaged skin

July 31st 2020 / Marie-Louise Pumfrey

Marie-Louise Pumfrey and her daughter have both fallen for this wonder product from Natura Bisse >>>

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The 12 best gel moisturisers for lightweight hydration in the heat

July 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Because a rich cream is just too much in the hot weather >>>

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Face Pilates is the new way to tighten, brighten and lift your face

July 30th 2020

You've heard of Face Yoga, now meet Face Pilates. We find out the secrets behind the physical face lift and try the best online face workouts >>>

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Nicola Bonn: The beauty brands that spark joy in me

July 28th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

Products that deliver on promises, preach a positive message and have a good moral compass are what podcaster Nicola Bonn looks for in a brand >>>

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6 high tech makeup mirrors with lights that we’re loving

July 27th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Because dodgy lighting shouldn't put a dampener on your handiwork. Here are the light up vanity mirrors we really rate >>>

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Hot weather hair: styles that work when things get steamy

July 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

No one wants floppy, frizzy or greasy hair but summer has other ideas. the right hair cut can make all the difference. These are the styles that, according to experts, work hot weather best >>>

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At-home IPL hair removal: everything you need to know about

July 22nd 2020

If hair removal is your thing and you’re looking for a long-lasting treatment, then an IPL hair removal device is a great no-mess option. Here’s your ultimate guide to IPL and the gadgets that work >>>

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Why you're probably not getting enough magnesium

July 22nd 2020 / Victoria Woodhall and Ayesha Muttucumaru

More than 70% of people in the modern world are magnesium deficient – and a major cause is stress. These are the tell-tale signs that you're not getting enough and how to boost your daily intake >>>

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