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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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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Your post-eyelash extension rehab plan

March 16th 2018 / Anna Hunter

If you’re taking a break from the lash bar to save your cash or reacquaint yourself with your natural lashes, we’ve got coping strategies for you. From how to deal with brittle, stubby eyelashes to primers and mascaras to ‘grow your own’, extension addicts pay attention… >>>

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Nars Orgasm Lip Balm is coming, and other Fashion Month sightings

February 23rd 2018 / Anna Hunter

The beauty launches of the future are often road-tested backstage. Here are a few things that we’ve spied in the experts’ kits, and when you can get your hands on them… >>>

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Decorté: Japan’s best selling makeup has just landed in the UK

February 1st 2018 / Anna Hunter

Selfridges has the exclusive and Kate Moss has been the face (and cheerleader) of Decorté skincare and makeup since 2015. Here’s our take on the J-beauty brand and the latest Brit launches… >>>

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The ultimate base basics for pale skin

January 23rd 2018 / 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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Do HD Brows live up to the hype?

January 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Brows are big news in beautyland, and some people are going to great lengths to out-arch the competition. I checked out a brow service that brings Delevingne definition to the nation >>>

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6 steps to flawless makeup for glasses wearers

January 5th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Life through a lens needn’t be blinkered; here’s how to make eyes smoulder behind your specs a la Emily Ratajkowski >>>

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New makeup to cheer you into the New Year

January 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Because if there were ever a time for a fresh and shiny liquid lipstick or blusher modelled on a macaroon, it’s now >>>

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The best glitter makeup for grown-ups

November 29th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Set off a few fireworks in your makeup bag for winter, because shimmery Twilight vampire chic has never been so cool… >>>

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8 ways to fake looking awake

November 29th 2017 / Anna Hunter

The ultimate hangover beauty solutions, in easily digestible list form. The following also work well for fatigue, illness and general busy-ness… >>>

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20 expert makeup shortcuts for flawless application

November 16th 2017 / Anna Hunter

They don’t call it makeup artistry for nothing - makeup application is a skill to master, there’s no doubt about it. Here are some quick tricks to take you from amateur to pro >>>

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The best makeup tricks and techniques for hooded eyes

November 6th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively and Nicole Kidman - if you were born with hooded eyes you’re in good company. Here’s how to make the most of them with makeup >>>

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Makeup solutions for sallow skin

November 2nd 2017 / Anna Hunter

You’re searching for it, we’re solving it. Here’s how to tailor makeup to olive and warm skintones that tend towards sallowness >>>

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The best makeup for acne-prone skin

October 16th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Don’t let breakouts break your spirit; the right makeup can smooth over skin and self-esteem, not to mention stop spots spreading >>>

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How to clean your makeup brushes

September 27th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Come clean - how often do you wash yours? Here’s how to give your brushes and tools the ultimate in TLC… >>>

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3 SS18 makeup trends that work in the real world

September 21st 2017 / Anna Hunter

And two that really don’t… >>>

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How to look convincingly tanned when you're pale

August 25th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Bronzer for pale skin can be a minefield of muddy finishes and tidelines. Here’s how to get sunkissed skin without the streaks >>>

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12 cruelty-free makeup brands that are as awesome as they are ethical

August 10th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Fresh, cool and cruelty-free- here’s an edit of just some of the new and established makeup companies that don’t test on animals *adds to basket* >>>


The 21 best makeup brushes on the planet

July 24th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Brush up on the very best tools of the trade; I’ve splodged, blended and buffed to find the best makeup brushes that deserve a place in your kit >>>

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Patchy, thin, overplucked: UK women’s biggest brow concerns, solved

July 16th 2017 / Anna Hunter

We’re buying into brows more than ever, but it turns out we’re far from satisfied with our eyebrows as a nation. Here’s how to fix the most common brow issues in the land… >>>

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The 10 best waterproof eyeliner pencils

June 29th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Weddings, rain, heat and hayfever all demand a lot from your liner. We’ve whittled down the best waterproof options, from high street to high end >>>

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15 beauty bloggers’ favourite makeup brushes

June 26th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Which makeup brushes do makeup mad bloggers love? Here’s the edit according to some of the best in the business >>>

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The best makeup fixing sprays and setting sprays

June 19th 2017 / 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 when it comes to keeping your makeup in place all day long >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Low-effort festival looks

June 15th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re heading to Glastonbury or another festival in the summer lineup, you don’t need to spend yonks in your tent to perfect festival beauty. Here are 5 faff-free festival makeup ideas… >>>

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