Beauty Trends

Lupita's way

Lupita Nyong'o's beauty tips for dark skin and natural hair

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15:  Lupita Nyong'o attends the Calvin Klein Party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE And despite looking stunningly, shiningly, well-put-together on the regular, her approach to beauty is refreshingly low-maintenance.

Futuristic beauty

Could electronic make-up be the future of beauty?

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RACHEL CLUN Virtual makeup and 3D printed eye-shadow. It has to be seen to be believed.

Must-watch beauty

The only beauty tutorials you need to watch on YouTube

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  A model get makeup applied backstage during the Harbison presentation during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Milk Studios on February 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Anyone with a laptop, internet connection and face can make a YouTube beauty tutorial, but these keen vloggers have well and truly earned their clicks.

Beauty secrets

How to master this Korean beauty secret

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 10:  Soo-Young of Girls' Generation poses for photographs during the Raum flagship store renewal opening housewarming party on April 10, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Watch Korean dramas or tune into SBS PopAsia on any given Sunday morning and you’ll know the look I’m talking about.

Shampoo-free

Would you ditch shampoo for good?

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - AUGUST 05:  A model poses on the catwalk for Danish designer Veronica B Vallenes during Copenhagen Fashion Week on August 5, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Rob Ball/Getty Images)

Cathy Bussey Welcome to the 'no poo' movement, you guys.

Trend alert

Japan's delicious new beauty trend: sushi nail art

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Try not to eat your fingers while wearing these yummy-looking nail art designs.

Beauty horrors

When contouring goes horribly wrong

MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12:  Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend the Grand Opening of DASH Miami Beach at Dash Miami Beach on March 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The art of contouring is some complicated beauty business.

Get shorty

20 awesome hairstyles for short hair

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30:  Recording artist Rita Ora visits 106 & Park at BET studio on April 30, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Who says Rapunzel should have all the fun? We asked the internet for cool styling tricks for the short-haired set and, as always, the internet delivered.

Brow weary

Have we reached 'peak brow'?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE After spending the last year meticulously crafting hairy caterpillars onto our face, the trend is about to do a 180.

90s throwback

Are you ready for the return of this beauty trend?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE It's about to hit the runway, red carpet, and your local supermarket aisle.

Trend alert

Visible bobby pins are happening

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 13:  Models pose on the runway at the House Of Ronald show during Fashion Forward at Madinat Jumeirah on April 13, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The accessory no one used to notice is having a beauty moment right now.

Beard gardens

Are flowers in beards a trend now?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE This isn’t some skit we pulled from an episode of Portlandia – beard gardens are actually a thing.

Beauty nostalgia

Would you try 80s beauty again?

circa 1985:  American model and actor Brooke Shields smiles while walking through an airport with her purse and a duffel bag. She wears a dark hat with a white brim, and holds a pair of sunglasses.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Leoni Barlow While the decade did include the odd beauty blunder (perms, for one) there are a few key looks that are making a stylish comeback.

Style a la French

10 French fashion bloggers worth bookmarking

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE What’s the secret to achieving that certain je ne sais quoi? Click forth, take notes, right-click and Save As to your desktop …

Beauty hacks

25 amazing beauty hacks for lazy-broke gals

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE There are plenty of beauty tips that we care not to listen to. Who actually throws out their mascara after six months? We ain’t got time for that.

Hair inspiration

Seven hair-obsessed Instagram accounts to follow

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Abound in beauty inspo, you’ll find accounts by social-media-savvy salons, bloggers and brands, guaranteed to capture your attention and get you calling your colourist.

A braiding party

Watch as Lupita Nyong'o braids her best friends' hair

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Effie Mann The Oscar-winning actress hosts a 'braiding party' for her closest friends.

Lupita for Lancome

First look at Lupita Nyong-o for Lancome

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ANNIE STEVENS It's as breathtakingly beautiful as you imagined it would be.

Best hair tips

How to achieve the season's hottest hair styles

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 11:  Jennifer Morrison attends the Closing Ceremony and Golden Nymph Awards of the 54th Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 11, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

Schwarzkopf National Technical Educator, Grant Withnell, shares his tips.

Easy nail art

Finally, a nail art design you can actually achieve

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  Natalie Cantell, wearing an outfit by Ginger & Smart, arrives at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Melissa Williams-King Here's a nail design you don't need three hands and an Archibald to create.

Beautiful bacteria

Have you ever tried not washing?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Could the secret to healthy skin be a friendly coating of bacteria?

Fish, snails & beer

10 totally bizarre beauty treatments

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08:  Kim Kardashian attends as Nicole Richie, Rivka Sophia Rossi, Hayden Slater and friends host Marianne Williamson, Independent Candidate for Congress, CA 33 event at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

RACHEL CLUN Try them at your own risk/sense of adventure.

Beauty muse

Five times Lupita styled her three-inch hair like a boss

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Effie Mann Don't ever let the fact you have short hair stand in the way of a truly head-turning 'do.

Size diversity

This Australian start-up wants to make clothes shopping less hellish

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Sizable, an online shopping site, lets you choose the model that best matches your body type.

Beauty beat

Monday ready means a clean face, tidy feet and striking hair colour

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling visits her favourite podiatrist, catches up with a Parisian hair colourist and comes clean on wipes.

Bright eyed

Don't be scared of a bright eye shadow

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  Barbara Palvin attends the 'All Is Lost' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Bee Shapiro A wardrobe update can start at the beauty counter, where this season both candied brights and matte pastels are sprinkled like sundae toppings.

Futuristic

5 Korean beauty trends to try

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 24:  Song Hye-Kyo poses for photographs on October 24, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by Ten Asia/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE South Korea, the home of eyelash extensions, blotting tissues, super-concentrated serums and BB and CC cream, is said to be 12 years ahead of the rest of the world in terms of beauty.

Peak Beard

Have we reached 'peak beard'?

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01:  Jared Leto arrivals at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Just as millennials are beginning to get comfortable with this new follicle-based fad, science has to go and get in the way.

Grooming tips

Three important things to know about Cara Delevingne's eyebrows

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Cara Delevingne attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

ANNIE STEVENS Another week, another excellent eyebrows related quote from Cara Delevingne.

Outlandish coiffures sweep the 2014 International Hair Championships

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Annie Colbert Put down your crimper and Manic Panic hair dye, amateurs.

Nail art history

Woman's love of art reflected in amazing nail designs

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Jessica Catcher When Susi Kenna became interested in nail art, she brought her lifelong love for art history with her to the salon.

Extensions 101

Three types of hair extensions we tried so you don't have to

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01:  Entertainer Beyonce attends the DirecTV Super Saturday Night at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV)

GENEVIEVE ROSEN The low-down on tapes, clip-ins and weaves if your mane’s feeling more lackluster than it is luscious.

Beauty beat

Winter-white eye shadow and make-up tips from an expert

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling zaps loves the look of winter-white eyeshadow, and checks in with make-up artist Dick Page.

Natural skin

Foundation-free skin shone at fashion week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model walks the runway at the Michael Lo Sordo show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for Redken)

Eleanor Pendleton Women with low-maintenance beauty routines rejoice. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, make-up artists were calling foundation a dirty word. Find out why.

Feel-good fragrance

Perfume really can improve your mood

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Tracey Strange We've known for ages that fragrance has a huge psychological effect on our lives, but until fairly recently that knowledge has been mainly anecdotal, not scientific.

90s revival

So, hair gel is happening

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  A model walks the runway at the Jeremy Scott Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2014 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

GENEVIEVE ROSEN Here a four non-confronting ways to re-introduce the old beauty staple into your arsenal.

MBFWA beauty

Backstage beauty cheat sheet

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model showcases designs by Aje on the runway at the Aje show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE What tips, tricks and wonder products were responsible for those stunning faces you saw on the runway?

MBFWA beauty

Aurelio Costarella's bringing bouffant back

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Aurelio Costarella show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Effie Mann Aurelio Costarella's 1930s Paris-inspired runway wasn't just about the clothes.

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Lupita Nyong-o to be a face of Lancome

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Lupita Nyong'o attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Is excited to be an ambassador for the brand.

Clumpy mascara

The beauty 'mistake' we can't get enough of

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ANNIE STEVENS Rita Ora and her clumpy mascara covered Paper magazine and it was actually brilliant.

Nail colour

The season's hottest nail shades

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Melissa Williams-King You might not be ready for winter clothes, but new nail polish shades are an easy autumn accessory to try.

MDNA skincare

Madonna's ad for her new skin care range is nonsensical

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It could also be described as redefining the acronym "WTF".

Hilarious beauty spoof

Must watch: this honest and hilarious make-up tutorial

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ANNIE STEVENS Echoes so many of our feelings on the mysteries of makeup.

Beauty quick fix

Beauty quick fixes for cosmetic catastrophes

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Tracey Strange Hair in a tizz? Skin having a fit? Need to look good in a photo - fast?

Beauty muse

Perfect 90s preppy with Cher from Clueless

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NICOLE ELPHICK Cher’s style was influenced by nineties minimalism, a fairly pronounced preppy streak and a touch of Beverly Hills glamour.

Bathroom luxe

Why not beautify your bathroom?

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NICOLE ELPHICK Fancied-up bathroom products needn't just be for holidays.

Lorde for MAC

Lorde nabs exclusive collaboration

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 23: Lorde attends the Delta Air Lines 2014 GRAMMY Weekend Private Reception And Performance With Lorde held at Soho House on January 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Sarah Mackenzie Not content with her reign over the music charts, Lorde is about to take the beauty world by storm.

Cate Blanchett and Amy Adams visit tattoo parlour post-Oscars

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Nick Allen, Los Angeles How do you celebrate winning an Oscar? A meal at a fine restaurant, or perhaps a glass of champagne at an exclusive bar? Not if you’re Cate Blanchett.

Manicure tips

At-home mani no-nos

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Fashion blogger Valentina Siragosa wears a an Antonio Marras dress and a Roger Vivier bag on day 6 of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, Paris September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

NICOLE ELPHICK Expert tips for perfecting DIY nails.

Star secrets

Oscar red carpet secrets

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Sandy Cohen The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

Budget beauty

Top three chemist cult buys

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NICOLE ELPHICK There are plenty of budget beauty buys – but which ones can actually hold their own against their luxe brand counterparts?

Fair-trade beauty

Do you have a fair-trade beauty routine?

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NICOLE ELPHICK You probably have fair-trade coffee in your plunger and fair-trade chocolate as a treat, but how about the products you use on your skin?

Camera ready

How to look fabulous in photographs

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NICOLE ELPHICK We asked Max May, celebrity hair and makeup artist, to share his tips on the basics of camera-ready beauty...

Bad hair day

Never underestimate the fallout from a bad hair day

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Tracey Strange A BHD can leave you feeling flat, depressed, even. Here are some tips for avoiding negative 'dos.

NYFW nails

Best nails from New York Fashion Week

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NICOLE ELPHICK A few designs you may want to recreate during your next TV binge watching session...

Scented nails

Scented nail polishes: great or gimmick?

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Melissa Williams-King Now that everyone is getting gel manicures, regular nail polish brands need to get even more inventive to entice us.

Beauty muse

Cassandra from Wayne’s World

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NICOLE ELPHICK Tia Carrere’s character was indeed a total ‘Babe-raham Lincoln’...

Autumn beauty

Must-have beauty for the coming season

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Tracey Strange White liner worn as eye shadow, molten chocolate enamel, luxurious multi-taskers - welcome to autumn's most-wanted beauty products.

Summer skin

Refresh your summer skin

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NICOLE ELPHICK After the sweat, sunscreen and sea salt, your skin needs a little TLC.