• Post-Workout Polish 8 Sep 17

    Wearing makeup is a very personal thing, of course. Some women feel perfectly comfortable without any at all, while others wouldn’t leave the house without two layers of mascara and fully... Read More

  • OATstanding Beauty 25 Aug 17

    Not only does it provide us with a satisfyingly smug breakfast, but it’s also the unsung hero of the beauty world. The humble oat may not be much to look at, but its ability to be both gently... Read More

  • Life's a Beach… 14 Jul 17

    Nothing says ‘relaxation’ more to a sun-worshipper than a golden glow. We all know that sun-tanning is bad for our skin, but the temptation to banish that winter pallor with a hint of bronze is... Read More

  • Festival Fundamentals 30 Jun 17

    Whether your idea of a festival is relaxing in a deck chair, sipping Pimms and savouring the wafting strains of mellow jazz or jumping up and down in a field, shoulder to shoulder with 10,000... Read More

  • Aceing Ageing 16 Jun 17

    1. Clarifying Cleansing: You may have got away with a quick rub with a facial wipe last thing at night until now, but this won’t be doing you any favours. It’s even more important to establish... Read More

  • Beauty in Bacteria 19 May 17

    Beauty companies generally fall over themselves to bring a new spin to their skincare launches. They’ll try and persuade us that their brand new products, containing ingredients sourced from, say... Read More

  • Glossing Over It 7 Apr 17

    When I was a small girl, my mother had something of an obsession with the half moon shapes on my fingernails. She was forever pressing and pushing at them (gently, of course) to make them more... Read More

  • Feminine or Feminist? 24 Feb 17

    I found the process of research for our recent feature about the history of makeup (Political to Pretty; issue 612) utterly compelling. As a beauty writer, I’m amused by the idea that Victorian... Read More

  • Political to Pretty 27 Jan 17

    What is it about cosmetics that are so compelling? Personally, I love the potential. I love the fact that I can wake up, look at my bleary face and know there’s something I can do about it: some... Read More

  • Are you Multi-masking? 13 Jan 17

    Not to be confused with multi-tasking – although that’s a handy skill too, as the woman in the picture above can attest – multi-masking is the latest beauty trend taking social media by storm... Read More

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