The best products for bushy brows

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Get a fuzzy, full look without the faffLet me presume for a moment that, like me, you are broadly disinclined to spend 15 to 20 minutes meticulously shaping your eyebrows into perfectly symmetrical, Instagram-worthy arcs, that you don’t so much need your eyebrows to be “on fleek” (I am aware that I really...

Relieve red skin with these tips from a celebrity esthetician

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One of the most frustrating and unpredictable skin concerns is redness, which is often exacerbated by the harsh weather many face this time of year.“Redness is caused from over-circulation of the blood, resulting in visible dilated capillaries close to the surface of the skin. This is genetic but is made more prominent by sun exposure, extreme...

Kim Kardashian says Kanye West is ‘really opinionated sometimes’ about her makeup

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Kanye West: A rapper, songwriter, fashion designer and … makeup critic? Apparently so, says wife Kim Kardashian.The reality star recently revealed that West is “really opinionated sometimes” about her makeup.“He will come in and be like, ‘You know your blush is a little heavy.’ Or say, ‘What are you doing? That’s not the shape of your...

Knockoff perfume, cosmetics may contain arsenic, rat poison, detectives warn

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Fake designer make-up and perfume may contain toxic cyanide, arsenic, urine or even rat droppings, Valentine's bargain hunters have been warned.Detectives issued the advice after more than 500 suspected counterfeit items estimated to be worth over $51,400 were seized in a raid on a fake perfume factory in London.Police refused to reveal the exact...

The best full coverage concealers

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Perfect for those awkward spotsFull-coverage foundations are huge right now, but I’m broadly averse. Unless your complexion is as problematic as you believe (unlikely), serious cover-up comes best from heavy-duty concealer, since this can be applied judiciously only to the areas in extra need, allowing the rest of your skin to look...

The best moisturiser boosters

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In Clinique ID we see effective innovation, as well as the answer to a problem that needed fixingBeauty icon Clinique, having got things frustratingly wrong for about five years on the trot, has, in the past 18 months, not so much turned a corner, as performed a screeching handbrake skid around it. Unpretentious,...

Can’t deal with the cold? It’s time to rediscover your busy bathing schedule

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It’s far too freezing to go out, so instead stay in and indulge yourself with a daily regime this winterI cannot deal with the cold weather. Please, save me.Me, my deskI don’t know if I have made it clear enough in my several thousand other columns on this subject, but I really, really hate...

Birmingham brought to standstill by YouTuber James Charles

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Teenage makeup vlogger’s appearance at shopping centre causes gridlock in cityBirmingham was brought to a standstill on Saturday, with motorists abandoning cars and the city gridlocked for hours after thousands of teenagers flooded the city centre to see a 19-year-old YouTuber make a 30-second public appearance at a cosmetics store.Many shoppers were forced to cancel...

Lose the blues, it’s time to make a new start

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Embrace uncertainty and stride forward; begin with a nail polish rebootI’ve succeeded in my first attempt at ‘dry Jan’, which has included staying off social media, too. And, brilliantly, I’m back to singing to myself in the street. My creativity is on full fire and I’m enjoying time with myself. I’ve been out and...

It’s a lie that beauty is power. So why did I let my parents talk me into a nose job?

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When life hurts, I blame my face. And also my body. My skin, hair, nails – it’s all fair game. That’s how women are conditionedIt’s the summer of 2016 and things aren’t going well. Yes, there is Brexitand yes, Donald Trump, but also my heart is aching. It’s an all-consuming ache that gets worse by the...

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