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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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The best skin tints to suit every complexion

November 18th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

Who needs full coverage when you're barely leaving the house? Instead 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 foundations >>>

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The best gel cleansers to unclog pores and restore hydration

November 14th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

For a gentle yet powerful way to rid surface oil and alleviate irritation, a gel cleanser is the way to go >>>

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

November 5th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Amanda Holden says it's 'the best hour investment for looking 5 years younger' and Kim Kardashian-West took to Insta to sing its praises too. What's so good about the Morpheus8? We found out >>>

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Why half-up half-down hair isn't just for popstars

October 31st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Loved by Ariana Grande and Beyonce, half-up half-down hair conceals roots and glams up third-day hair – perfect for now, if you ask us >>>

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Charlotte Mensah: The best oils for afro hair

October 29th 2020 / Charlotte Mensah

The queen of black hairdressing gives her expert verdict on the different oils to use on afro hair, from almond to jojoba, coconut to avocdo >>>

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The best at-home radiofrequency tools for firmer skin from your sofa

October 29th 2020

Radiofrequency is loved for its collagen-producing, skin tightening powers. These are the at-home devices for salon-similar results >>>

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Blue makeup is everywhere RN; here's how to wear it

October 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Wean yourself off the black eyeliner and embrace blue makeup instead; once you see the effect on your eyes you won’t regret it… >>>

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The best cleansers for dry skin

October 27th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Give post-cleanse tightness and discomfort the boot with our edit of the best face washes for dry skin >>>

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The Expert Edit: Live like a fitness influencer with these 12 beauty and wellness essentials

October 23rd 2020

Author, presenter and activewear founder Gemma Atkinson explains why working out first thing is key to a good day and how she unwinds of an evening >>>

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Can castor oil really make your hair grow?

October 23rd 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Castor oil: it’s the all-natural remedy that’s received glowing testimonials across the web for its hair growth potential - but is it really the secret to a fuller lash and hair line? We found out >>>

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Cica cream: why the latest K-beauty trend is a balm for sensitive skin

October 22nd 2020 / Anna Hunter

Made from ancient medicinal plant centella asiatica, they promise to treat everything from psoriasis to scarring to cellulite and significantly improve skin’s hydration. Here’s why cica creams are causing such a stir, and where to find one >>>

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5 steps to dewy and glowing skin

October 22nd 2020

Dreamt up by global explorers Crabtree and Evelyn’s revamped collections are here to revive summer-ravaged skin and hair >>>

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Niacinamide: the brilliant all rounder that your skin will thank you for

October 19th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

This skin barrier-boosting ingredient that's also calming on breakouts comes with the dermatologist’s seal of approval. Here's why you need it and the best places to find it >>>

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Should you be taking a hair supplement?

October 16th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They can help with everything from hair fall to dandruff and brittleness, but how to know one’s right for you? We asked the experts which vitamins and minerals to look for, for thicker, fuller hair >>>

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The best reed diffusers to scent your home

October 15th 2020 / Judy Johnson

Reed diffuser sales soared in lockdown – these are the ones we recommend investing in to keep your home smelling delightful >>>

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How to know if your skincare is worth the money

October 14th 2020 / Ingeborg van Lotringen

After more than 20 years experience of scouring ingredients' lists, beauty editor Ingeborg van Lotringen knows how to tell a good product from an average one. She lets us in on the secrets to avoid being ripped off >>>

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Why you need a body serum as well as moisturiser

October 14th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Just like your face, your body deserves a multi-step skincare routine; enter body serums, designed to energise and revive dull and dry skin >>>

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Hair masks for damaged hair that really make a difference

October 7th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Hair looking straggly rather than swishy? Treat your locks to these hair masks to breathe new life into dull, brittle or bleached hair >>>

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The best easy-to-apply foundation sticks for on-the-go coverage

October 2nd 2020

Looking for flawless coverage on-the-go? These are MUA-approved stick foundations to add to your makeup collection >>>

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We’re calling it, hot brushes are the future of styling for sleek, bouncy hair

September 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Salon-worthy blow-dries without the price-tag and lengthy appointments? A hot brush or hot air styler is all you need >>>

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Acne, rosacea, eczema, sensitivity: is your skin issue actually caused by your gut?

September 28th 2020 / Carla Oates

Gut health expert and founder of wellness brand The Beauty Chef, Carla Oates, explains the power of the gut-skin connection and why good gut health can be the missing piece of the puzzle for problem skin >>>

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Lipoedema: the 'heavy legs condition more than 10% of women have

September 23rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

It causes thick, heavy legs, can dramatically affect your self-confidence and many of us don't know we have it. Now Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips has gone public about lipoedema, throwing the condition into the spotlight. Three women tell us what it living with it feels like >>>

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The best hydrating primers for dry skin

September 14th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Foundation flaking away? Concealer gone patchy? If you’ve got dry skin, getting base to stick around can be quite the feat. Here are the primers that leave skin smooth and silky >>>

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11 spot creams, oils and gels that shrink blemishes, fast

September 11th 2020 / 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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5 areas of our bodies we’re all guilty of neglecting – and how to give them some TLC

September 9th 2020 / Abigail James

Our elbows, eyelids and rear-ends need love too, says skin expert Abigail James. Here's how to treat them >>>

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