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Columns

Read the latest from our award-winning columnists, including Sarah Vine, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Christa D'Souza and more, on topics ranging from anti-ageing to sensitive skin to motherhood and beyond

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To Buy For: The 'morning after' sheet mask that boosts your skin and your mood

October 12th 2018 / Jane Druker

Oops, I forgot to take my makeup off... again, says Jane Druker. Aromatherapy Associates Hydrosol Sheet Mask has it covered >>>

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The blusher trend that Japanese women love (and it suits everyone)

October 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s perfect for autumn and women in Japan are swapping out their pink blusher to embrace an altogether warmer wash of colour. Here’s why orange blusher is the best of both worlds, whether you’re in the bronzer or blusher camp… >>>

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10 of the best concealers for olive and dark skin tones

October 2nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you're looking to cover up dark circles, spots or redness, these concealers hit the mark >>>

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Are you over-hydrating your hair?

September 28th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Most of us are doing it, but few of us are aware of it, says a top hair stylist. From spotting the signs to what to do instead, here’s what you need to know >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 4: How and when to exercise safely after birth

September 23rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor got seriously fit before baby No.3, but is taking expert advice before she throws herself back into the gym. Plus her results so far after ten weeks on the Louise Parker body plan >>>

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You probably think that you can’t wear this new lipstick look

September 21st 2018 / Anna Hunter

Oh, but you can. Here’s why a new category of lipstick is far more wearable than it first appears >>>

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The best body foundations and concealers for olive and dark skin tones

September 14th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you’re looking for a body base hardy enough to disguise thread veins, tattoos, uneven skin tone or scarring, we’ve got you covered >>>

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Elle Macpherson does these 7 things every morning without fail

September 9th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

And they are surprisingly simple. Here’s how she gets her glow on >>>

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Glass hair to 80s curls - these are the new season hair trends set for big things

September 7th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you’re looking for a complete hair overhaul or a subtle pop of colour, we’ve got you covered >>>

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The best makeup for rosacea sufferers

August 31st 2018 / Anna Hunter

From chronic redness to angry flare-ups, rosacea can be unpredictable and at times make you miserable. Here are some tips, tricks and products to help restore calm… >>>

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Why hyaluronic acid should be in every sensitive skin routine

August 24th 2018 / Judy Johnson

It’s the acid that everyone can benefit from and can even help you build up your tolerance by boosting your all-important barrier. Here’s why HA needs to be in your sensitive skincare >>>

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Elle Macpherson: how I transformed my sun-damaged skin

August 19th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

When you’ve grown up with a lot of sun exposure, pigmentation and wrinkles are almost inevitable. This month, our columnist reveals how she found her way back to great skin and the products and habits that keep her glowing >>>

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Should you be taking a hair supplement?

August 17th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They claim to help with everything from hair loss to dandruff and brittleness, but with so many to choose from, how do you go about deciding which one’s right for you? Here’s what to look for and what to buy >>>

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Why matte eyeshadow looks so incredible on older women

August 10th 2018 / 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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Life’s an itch: one eczema sufferer on why she’s ditching topical steroids

August 3rd 2018 / Judy Johnson

Could steroid creams be making your skin worse? Judy Johnson talks to vlogger Zainab Danjuma about her lifelong eczema and why she’s gone cold turkey >>>

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5 surprising things that could be making your hair tangle - and what can help

July 27th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Knotted up? Here’s why and the best detangling tools and products for keeping matted hair and unwanted snags at bay >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 2: The realist's guide to breastfeeding after baby No.3

July 22nd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

In the second of her postnatal posts, Susannah Taylor talks cracked nipples, the pressure to breastfeed and how the Louise Parker ‘body back’ plan is beginning to work its magic >>>

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Why the myth that darker skin tones don’t need sunscreen needs to stop

July 21st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Yes our melanin protects us a little, but not enough. Here’s why every skin tone needs to be vigilant about SPF >>>

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The best solutions for small and sparse lashes

July 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Lacking in the eyelash department? From lash extensions to lash lifts and primers, here’s your cheat sheet for fuller, longer, thicker, glossier, curlier lashes, whether you’ve got cash to burn or not >>>

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Elle Macpherson: how boosting this macro keeps me lean

July 15th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Adding a daily protein boost to her vegan diet has transformed Elle's energy levels. This month she writes about how protein keeps her lean and healthy and helps curb sugar cravings. Plus, her favourite smoothie, with an unusual twist on an everyday ingredient >>>

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To Buy For: The bronzing brick that gives you a flattering sunset glow

July 7th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Never look peaky again with this California sunset-inspired bronzer >>>

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Why everyone needs to own a set of hair rollers - and the best ones to buy

July 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Providing volume, curl, movement and body, these old school gems are a styling staple. Spotted in Fashion Week kit bags as well as airport lounges(!), here are the best ways to use them and the best ones we've tried >>>

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Elle Macpherson: the health and beauty essentials I take on a flight

July 5th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

When it comes to looking after your skin inflight and minimising jet lag, supermodel and wellness entrepreneur Elle Macpherson has had years of practice >>>

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The postnatal diaries: getting my body back on track after baby No.3

July 3rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

With her baby now 4 months old, Susannah Taylor decides it's time to tackle her post-baby 'jelly belly'. In her new fortnightly column, she gives her honest account of birth, her postnatal body and getting her health and fitness back with the Louise Parker Method >>>

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How to enhance (not hide) your freckles with sheer makeup

June 29th 2018 / Anna Hunter

The Meghan Markle and makeup artist informed guide to wearing makeup to make the very most of your freckles, whether you’ve got just a sprinkle or a full face >>>

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