The best beauty care is not just skin deep

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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 addressing our wellbeing and mental health...

Get a gym glow without feeling the burn

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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 into reality. A good facial –...

The best eye shadows

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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 faced (my default setting at home)...

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

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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 is a growing trend toward skincare...

Tried and tested: curl creams

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‘I have to refresh my curls each morning, otherwise they aren’t as bouncy as I like,’ says All Ages model Leah Alexxanderr-Caine. So how does she get on with the latest curl creams?Ialways use curl creams with other hair products, such as a leave-in conditioner, then put my hair in twists to let...

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

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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 as Beauty Pie are built on the premise...

Beauty tips: how to shine without looking ‘sweaty’

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There is now an array of potions and powders that will give you that authentic dewy lookWe don’t call it shiny, we call it “dewy”, we call it “fresh”, we call it any word, really, to avoid connotations of sweat. Shiny skin (as seen at Off-White) must be meant, which means potions and powders must...

Tried and tested: winter scented candles

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A scented candle is the answer to all your holiday season woes, says All Ages model David YangHaving recently moved to New York for work for a few months, I find any quick fix that will cheer up my temporary apartment and make it more homely very welcome indeed. Plus, it is a well-known...

Use a painter’s restraint with powder-blue

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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 town with it, mixing Victoriana with...

Beauty tips: Winter glow isn’t just for reindeer

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Embrace the way the frosty weather makes our faces lookAh screw it, it’s winter, let’s embrace it. Let’s highlight the particular way the cold weather makes our noses red, the way the wind and rain leaves our eyebrows tortured, our cheeks ruddy. At Issey Miyake, models’ freckles were accentuated, too, giving the illusion that...

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