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The Makeup Maniac

Anna Hunter is positively mad about makeup. In her column she shares her favourite finds, her hoards of cosmetics and her unhealthy obsession with blusher. The best mascaras, foundations and lipsticks get a look in too, as well as new launches and timeless makeup classics.

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The best makeup fixing sprays and setting sprays

July 25th 2019 / Anna Hunter

There’s a setting spray out there to meet your every need and budget. Here are the best fixing sprays that seal the deal to keep your makeup in place all day long >>>

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The ultimate base basics for pale skin

July 10th 2019 / Anna Hunter

From redness to dark circles to enhancing freckles, fair skin comes with its own unique makeup requirements. Here’s how to handle porcelain skin like a pro… >>>

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This is Rihanna’s favourite beauty look according to her makeup artist

May 10th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Hector Espinal knows what Ri Ri loves (and what she doesn’t). We met him for a makeover to chat the new Get Hotter collection, Fenty’s launch into Boots and what Rihanna wears day in, day out >>>

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Exactly what to expect from a bridal makeup trial

April 3rd 2019 / Anna Hunter

Here’s how to get what you want, what to do if you don’t know what you want and how to deal if it goes a bit wrong… >>>

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Why we’ve got eyeshadow palette fatigue

March 8th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s the makeup category we’re finding it hard to keep up with, and we’re not alone. With more eyeshadow palette launches than ever, here’s why we’re going on a palette diet and the ones we actually use, day in, day out >>>

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The best makeup brushes for every part of your routine

February 20th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Wondering which makeup brushes you really need? We've handpicked the best makeup brush for every step of your makeup routine so you can apply like a pro >>>

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We met Beyonce’s makeup artist and his makeup tips blew our mind

February 8th 2019 / Anna Hunter

From using Pritt Stick on your eyebrows to avoiding beige primer like the plague, Sir John dropped some beauty truth bombs… >>>

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The new makeup time and space savers you need in your kit

January 25th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re Marie Kondo-ing your makeup bag or simply craving practical, simple to use yet modern makeup, here are the latest streamlined launches to bookmark >>>

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How to clean your makeup brushes

January 24th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Come clean - how often do you wash yours? Here are the best ways to clean makeup brushes and tools and shower them in the ultimate TLC… >>>

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Why the royals and makeup artists love blotting papers

January 4th 2019 / Anna Hunter

They’re one of the few items in Kate Middleton’s clutch bag and Meghan Markle used them on her wedding day. Here’s why blotting papers deserve a spot in your makeup kit >>>

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The best budget beauty palettes for eyes, lips and cheeks

November 30th 2018 / Anna Hunter

There's an affordable palette for every feature >>>

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Searches for this high-impact eye makeup look have soared

November 23rd 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s quick, easy and will fulfil all magpie sparkly eye desires. If you’re in need of a last minute party makeup look, here’s why ‘foiled eyes’ should be your first port of call >>>

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Why are we so obsessed with long-wear foundation?

November 2nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s the base bestseller that shows no sign of slowing down in sales and long-wear foundation launches are coming thick and fast. Here’s how round-the-clock coverage has changed and why it’s so in-demand… >>>

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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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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 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 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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The best solutions for small and sparse lashes

July 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Lacking in the eyelash department? From lash extensions to LVL 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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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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The best eco glitter makeup, and why you should make the switch

June 8th 2018 / Anna Hunter

61 UK festivals have committed to banning non-biodegradable glitter by 2021, but why wait? From all-over Love Island style body glitter to spangly eye makeup, we’ve got glitz that won’t harm the fish >>>

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How to use a highlighter, and how not to

May 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Because there’s a fine line between healthy glow and high vis stripes >>>

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The best long wear wedding-proof makeup

May 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride, or just a cryer, finding wedding makeup that stays put can be a challenge. Achieve wedded bliss with the following beauty picks >>>

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Is SPF makeup really worth it?

April 27th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Everything from lipstick to mascara now boasts in-built sunscreen. We round up the best SPF makeup and ask whether it’s ever safe to solely rely on SPF in your foundation >>>

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Be your own pro: how to do your own wedding makeup

April 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s your ‘big day’, and yes, you can nail your own makeup. Here’s what a bridal makeup artist keeps in her kit, and why doing your own makeup could make you more, not less, chilled… >>>

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The best makeup for hayfever sufferers

March 28th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Runny eyes and sneezing sending your makeup on its way? Here's how not to let high pollen counts sabotage your maquillage >>>

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