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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 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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The Makeup Maniac: Fresh foundations for summer

June 4th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Foundation sales are soaring, as, we hope, are temperatures. Here are the newest non-cakey launches to see you through the heat, or you know, humid drizzle >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Nars’ sex is on fire

May 18th 2017 / Anna Hunter

A review of the new Orgasms and a sensual new Franco-English collaboration for your delectation >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Why blue is the new black

April 6th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Wean yourself off the black kohl and practice some blue sky thinking; once you see the effect on your eyes you won’t regret it… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: How to master cut-crease eyeshadow

February 23rd 2017 / Anna Hunter

Want bigger, brighter eyes? This eye makeup technique will be right up your street… >>>

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The best makeup for eyelash extensions

February 9th 2017 / Anna Hunter

You’ve shelled out for doe-eyed lashes; here’s how to make the most of your flutter, without the fallout >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Universal Makeup

January 26th 2017 / Anna Hunter

From transparent lip liners to colour-adjusting lipsticks and sheer blushers that supposedly adapt to the skin’s pH, suits-all makeup is having a moment, but is it really as clever as it seems? >>>

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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: 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: 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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