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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 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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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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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: 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…. >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


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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The Makeup Maniac: the lipgloss comeback

September 3rd 2015 / Anna Hunter

Juicy Tubes at the ready, gloss is a go go for autumn. Here’s how to quite literally get the gloss, but like a grown up… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: You can’t get your hands on this makeup anywhere else…

August 6th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Want to know where to find the most beautiful, useful and exclusive makeup on the globe? Right this way madam… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: How to look modern, right now

July 30th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Makeup artist and Burberry Makeup Artistic Consultant Wendy Rowe knows a thing or two about making the likes of Cara and Kate look bang up to date. Read on for her guide to modern beauty… >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: 10 best makeup removers

June 28th 2015 / Anna Hunter

What goes on, must come off; that’s non-negotiable. Don’t resort to brillo pads; this lot will do all of the grimy makeup removal work for you, in the gentlest manner possible >>>

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The Makeup Maniac: Makeup for every holiday situation

June 13th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re jetting away into the sunset à deux or taking the clan to Cornwall, there’s a makeup stash to suit… >>>


The Makeup Maniac: Why blusher is better than Botox

March 24th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Considering extreme measures to look younger? Give blusher a whirl first >>>


The Makeup Maniac: Empowering Makeup

March 18th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Love makeup and making a difference? This column is for you… >>>


The Makeup Maniac: 8 Korean makeup trends to try now

March 5th 2015 / Anna Hunter

South Korea is fast becoming a makeup and beauty mecca, and it’s about more than the BB cream boom. For a peek into the cosmetic crystal ball, go east… >>>


The Makeup Maniac: Brown is the new black

February 19th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Swap charcoal for chocolate this season- it's the most delicious way to define your eyes >>>


The Makeup Maniac: Is strobing the new contouring?

February 4th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Complexion perfection no longer entails changing your face shape to leave the house. Lighten up with one of SS15’s freshest trends >>>

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