The latest trend in skincare: anti-pollution makeup sales soar

As city air becomes more toxic, sales of a new type of product are boomingDemand for anti-pollution beauty products is soaring as Londoners wake up to the impact of toxic air on their complexions. Microscopic particles are second only to the sun in terms of their ageing effect, and there...

Get a gym glow without feeling the burn

How to boost your luminosity without breaking a sweatI’ve never seen anyone leave the gym looking anything other than sweaty and exhausted. And yet we’ve been sold (and now covet the lie) called the “post-gym glow”. You can however, as seen at Prabal Gurung SS19, turn the myth...

The best beauty care is not just skin deep

Disciple is a brand created by a psychotherapist – and it could work wonders for yourThis week I would like to introduce you to the skin brand Disciple, created by the psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson. The range has been designed with more in mind than just our appearance, also...

Aldi v designer beauty brands: can a £5.99 foundation compete with the £183 version?

The discount supermarket’s makeup and skincare range unashamedly apes Yves Saint Laurent, Elizabeth Arden and other labels. We put five copies of cult favourites to the testIf there’s one thing better than a cult beauty product, it is a cheap “dupe” of that high-end favourite. Brands such...

The best eye shadows

Cream beats powder colour when you’re on the goIt’s nearly as rare as the UK winning Eurovision, but sometimes I leave home without my makeup bag. No great hindrance to most, of course, but a minor disaster for me as someone who invariably leaves the house bare...

Use a painter’s restraint with powder-blue

How to get expressive with colourful eyeshadow, plus easy smoky eyes, and a new mascara that’s caused a sensationWhile bright powder-blue eyeshadow (or any bright shadow for that matter) is a minimalist’s nightmare, for the rest of us it can be an utter dream. Erdem SS19 went to...

Frame your face with great standout brows

Defined but natural-looking is the goal for eyebrows. Plus concealers with a light touch, and an artful new fragranceSome people are born with brows so luscious, if reincarnated they’d come back as a Persian rug. They are the ultimate face framers. Brows that are sparse can be fixed...

Is clean beauty a skincare revolution – or a pointless indulgence?

More and more companies are offering skincare products free from ‘toxic’, ‘nasty’ and ‘suspicious’ chemicals. But are these ingredients really dangerous?Their lids gleam under the shop lights: bottles made of elegant black or vivid green glass stand alongside white tubes with bold, minimalist lettering. These beauty products...

Beauty sleep: why there’s no escaping makeup

Bare Minerals is selling makeup to wear in bed – meaning women may never have to show their real, unadorned faces againIt’s a real thing, apparently, and it was yesterday. It was inevitable, I suppose, that if you were a person who needed to be told that...

Kylie Jenner’s makeup makes her the world’s youngest billionaire

Youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner reality TV family tops Mark Zuckerberg by two yearsKylie Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner American reality TV family, has become the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of just 21.Jenner, who grew up under the watch of TV...

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