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

November 22nd 2016 / Anna Hunter

There’s a setting spray out there to meet your every need and budget. Here are the fixing sprays that seal the deal… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Budget Beauty Palettes

November 18th 2016 / Anna Hunter

From eye to brow to cheek, here are the palettes that won’t make you poor >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Glitter for Grown Ups

November 4th 2016 / 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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The Makeup Maniac: Britain’s best selling makeup

October 21st 2016 / Anna Hunter

We Brits not only buy more makeup than our French cousins, but we’re prepared to pay for it too. Here’s what we’re putting in our baskets… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: The rise of liquid lipstick

September 22nd 2016 / Anna Hunter

It’s overtaken red lipstick in Google’s search rankings, and we predict it’ll stick around (it’s very long lasting). Here’s the downlow on liquid lipstick… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: The great makeup bag refresh

September 9th 2016 / Anna Hunter

It’s ‘back to school’ season, only now you’re stashing your bag with beauty products, not pencils. Here are 11 new launches to look out for… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Solutions for small and sparse lashes

August 25th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Lacking in the eyelash department? 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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The Makeup Maniac: Long-Lasting Nail Polishes

August 11th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Overdone the gel nails or acrylics but wary of non-committal nail varnish? I’ve got a long-lasting high five for you… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Makeup for Glasses Wearers

July 14th 2016 / Anna Hunter

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

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The Makeup Maniac: Marble effect makeup

June 30th 2016 / Anna Hunter

This week I’m losing my marbles over this lot… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Introducing the hottest tan of the summer

June 17th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Weathered and raw, yet definitely not real, the ‘desert tan’ is the only way to glow according to those in the know >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: beauty bloggers’ favourite brushes

June 2nd 2016 / Anna Hunter

What 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 Makeup Maniac: Makeup for hayfever

May 25th 2016 / Anna Hunter

How not to let high pollen counts sabotage your maquillage >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: The pros and cons of ‘colour correcting’

May 5th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Why taste the rainbow when you can paint it onto your face? I investigate whether colour correction really is a gamechanger… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Makeup for acne-prone skin

April 27th 2016 / 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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Everything you ever wanted to know about makeup brushes - a new downloadable guide

April 17th 2016 / Anna Hunter

If you want to know what’s up in the makeup brush world, from what to buy to how to get the most out of your tools, Anna Hunter’s downloadable guide has your name on it >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: 20 Makeup Shortcuts

March 24th 2016 / 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’s some quick tricks to take you from amateur to pro >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Ultramodern Mascaras

March 15th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Mascaras are one of the beauty products we replace most often. Good thing there’s a new glut to choose from this spring… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to ‘Perfect’ Makeup

February 28th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Practice makes perfect, except when you have a few shortcuts up your sleeve… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: are you ‘team all’ or ‘team nothing’?

January 17th 2016 / Anna Hunter

Makeup is going in two very different directions for the seasons to come…. >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Contouring for pale skin and other dilemmas…

December 10th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? If it's you, Mary Greenwell has some cracking advice >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Boyfriend as makeup artist

November 15th 2015 / Anna Hunter

He’s been hanging around the house for a while now. He’s watched me do my face a million times. Now I’m subjecting him to a ‘does he pay attention to me at all’ relationship test and handing over the brushes. My column this week is in no way dramatic… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Pat McGrath is about to start a gold rush…

October 29th 2015 / Anna Hunter

A legendary makeup artist launches her first ever beauty product today; get online and in line for your very own golden ticket >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Facepaint- why we can't put it down...

October 16th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Lisa Eldridge’s much anticipated first book was published this week. Here’s the inside scoop from the launch, and why we predict it to be a budding beauty bible for makeup lovers everywhere... >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: A case for messy makeup

October 4th 2015 / Anna Hunter

If you’re a perfectionist, look away now; things are about to get messy in the makeup stakes from autumn onwards. Here’s why that’s a very good thing... >>>

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