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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 Expert Edit: the beauty essentials fitness CEO and new mum Lucy Mecklenburgh buys on repeat

December 21st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From luxury body cream and scented candles to budget-friendly hair masks and moisturiser, here's everything you'll find in Lucy Meck's shopping basket >>>

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Meghan Markle rocked lilac eye makeup this week and now we want in

December 15th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Pastel makeup has made a big splash this year – here's how to wear the trend without looking like you're in primary school >>>

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Foreo UFO 2: what happened when we tried this LED power mask device

December 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

This space age beauty gadget shrinks a 20-minute mask treatment into just 2 and helps you get more out of your skincare. We put it to the test >>>

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Why the cold is so good for your skin

December 11th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Looking for tighter and brighter skin? The key is in cooling cryotherapy face tools (or a brisk walk outside) >>>

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The expert edit: How a Pussycat Doll wakes up, works out and what she spends on beauty

December 11th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Singer, dancer and radio presenter Ashley Roberts fills us in on her beauty essentials and why working out is non-negotiable for her >>>

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Why perfume doesn’t last as long in the winter – and what to do about it

December 10th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Have you noticed that the scent of your perfume doesn’t hang around as much during cold weather? There’s a very real reason for this. Here are some expert tricks to stop fragrance fade >>>

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Ellansé: "I developed saggy 'runner's face' and this is what fixed it"

December 9th 2020 / Daisy Waugh

Giving up her daily run wasn’t an option for Daisy Waugh, but she did want to say goodbye to her 'runner's face'. So she signed up for a new collagen-boosting filler – with dramatic results >>>

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Microcurrent facial: at home tools for toned and firm skin

December 3rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

The demand for at-home microcurrent facials is growing, with more tools than ever promising a plump and toned complexion from your sofa. These are the latest devices to try >>>

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Why Instagram could be wrecking your hair

December 1st 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your favourite celeb might be giving you #hairgoals, but they could also be serving up some unrealistic expectations too. Here’s why the following stylists and colourists want us all to look beyond the filter >>>

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Neurophroline: the new stress-busting ingredient for brighter, calmer skin

November 29th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

After the year we’ve had we’re welcoming this cortisol blocking ingredient that reduces the appearance of premature ageing and improves skin luminosity >>>

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Davina McCall does these 8 things every morning

November 27th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

How does she stay so darned fit, upbeat and motivated? It’s all in the morning routine. But what made her have a little cry in our interview? >>>

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Foreo Bear Mini Microcurrent device: why small is mighty

November 20th 2020

Just 2 minutes a day is all it takes to target crows' feet and fine lines and to get the microcurrent glow. We put Foreo's newest compact facial toning device to the test >>>

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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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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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