Sweater Nails

How to paint tiny cable knit sweaters on your nails


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Even in the scorching temps, you can live out your ugly Christmas sweater party dreams.

Spray 'N' Go

Spay-on nail polish is now a thing

Nails Inc. has invented "the world’s fastest manicure".

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Throw away your bottles of lacquer, because the future is now.

Designer Beauty

Why is expensive makeup so expensive?

A collection of cosmetics.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   How many luxury beauty products are truly worth their weight in rubies? Is YSL's Touché ´Eclat pen actually superior to the click 'n' go concealer you picked up from Priceline?

Spring Racing

How to make your makeup melt-proof

Coco Rocha's gorgeously glowing race day look.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Want to stop your makeup from heading south as the sun goes down? Abide by these tips – just in time for Spring Racing season.

Beauty Diversity

MAC's latest campaign will make you feel serious feels

Luzmaria Vargas and other MACnifient models urge women to reject narrow beauty ideals.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   "I don't need to be a size two … I'm here."

Morning After

Looking hungover is apparently now a 'beauty trend'

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  A model poses backstage with JINsoon at the Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Show at The Gallery at Skylight, Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for JINsoon)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   ​Good news, boozehounds! Looking worse for wear after a sloshed night on the tiles is the latest beauty look du jour at New York Fashion Week!

Diverse beauty

This mesmerising video proves beauty comes in many forms

This mesmerising video proves beauty comes in many forms

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Sephora and i-D have teamed up to create The A-Z of Beauty Together, a video that showcases the beauty rituals of different subcultures.

Inspiring Beauty

Watch this paralysed beauty blogger expertly apply her makeup

"Showing the vulnerable you isn't always easy."

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Bone was in a car crash ten years ago, which left her tetraplegic, confined to a wheelchair and unable to move her hands. She's spent the last few years meticulously learning how to apply her makeup.

Makeup truths

Honest makeup tutorial reminds us of society's unrealistic beauty standards

Screenshot from Lily Karlin's satirical makeup tutorial

This can be your go to look on days you want to be respected and taken seriously.

Beauty hacks

12 cheat sheets to lift your beauty game

Class is in session. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Don't know your smudge sticks from your beauty blenders? Don't know what order in which to slap on your skincare essentials? These cheat sheets will break it down.

Diverse beauty

10 international beauty bloggers to bookmark

K is for Kinky

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Beauty is diversity, and these women are living, blogging proof of that

Game Face On

So what if female athletes wear makeup?

US goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Athleticism and femininity aren't mutually exclusive, so lay off the judgement.

Good Lighting

Strobing is the new contouring. Here's how to do it


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Contouring with highlighters. The foolproof makeup trick every lazy girl can get behind.

Women post selfies with makeup on half their face to fight shaming

Makeup artist Donna Bennett.

These cosmetics lovers want you to know they are not afraid to show their natural skin.

OITNB Beauty

Six beauty hacks inspired by OITNB


Kathleen Lee-Joe   This parody beauty tutorial turns your average prison commissary into a pop-up Sephora.

Specs Appeal

All-important makeup tips for women who wear glasses

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28:  J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street powered by CIROC Vodka on October 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   We look to Jenna Lyons, Zooey Deschanel, Drew Barrymore and other card-carrying members of the cool-girl intelligentsia, for inspiration.

Beauty School

How do blind people put on their makeup?

Lucy Edwards, host of the YouTube channel Yesterday's Wishes.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Watch these inspiring beauty vloggers nail cat-eye flicks and precise lip liner.

Beauty Standards

Why praising 'natural' beauty is a farce

Feminist superhero Amy Schumer highlights the hypocrisy in 'Girl, You Don't Need Makeup'.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   We're told to keep it 'natural' – but, of course, not at the expense of keeping it polished and beautiful.

Gloss Gaffe

Here’s everything wrong with naming a lipgloss ‘Underage’

"There is a lipgloss named ‘Underage’ and no one seems to have picked up on it – until now."

Kathleen Lee-Joe   It's a term one usually associates with the charge of Statutory Rape, not the subtle pink-gold hue left by a swipe of tinted gloss.

Liner Looks

6 fresh takes on black eyeliner from NYFW


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Though we adore the time-honoured winged tip – especially when it’s as precise and perfect as Alexa’s – sometimes it’s fun to try something new.

Pizza Nails

Pizza Hut just released their own nail polishes!

Tasty manicures for all.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   And there’s a smorgasbord of tasty shades.

Commuter beauty

Go ahead and apply your makeup on the train

"Of course, there are practical precautions one must always take, especially if you're catching a CountryLink train, which has a tendency to jerk and lurch forward without warning."

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Just as Germaine Greer questioned why we haul our whole handbags into the loo instead of pulling out the individual tampon we need, why isn’t it cool to be open about a routine that everyone knows about and that most women do every day of their lives?

Bright eyes

How to choose makeup according to your eye colour

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02:  Actress January Jones attends the season 7 premiere of "Mad Men" at ArcLight Cinemas on April 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Here’s an interesting eye-opener: The key to making your eyes brighter is choosing the right eye makeup, selecting tones that both contrast with and enhance the colour of your irises.

Beauty beat

Smoky eyes forever, and a hair treatment to combat chlorine damage

Smouldering: model Cara Delevingne knows how to rock the smoky eye.

Stephanie Darling   Stephanie Darling salutes the power of the smoky eye, tackles pool hair and test-drives a scalpel-free facelift.

Beauty beat

Lolly lips, SPF and the low down on the Babor Ultimate facial

Fruity: Keira Knightley at a Golden Globes after-party on January 11.

Stephanie Darling   Stephanie Darling tracks a red-carpet beauty trend, test-drives a clay face mask and checks her make-up's protection levels.

Please leave Kylie Jenner's lips alone

Kylie Jenner Clem Bastow

Clem Bastow   Makeup is a form of self-fashioning through which we can become whoever (or whatever) we want.

Beauty hack

Red lipstick can really get rid of your dark circles

Yes, you'll look crazy in the process, but smearing lippie all over your face is a true buy-less-products beauty hack.

... the results are kind of amazing.


Cosmetic comedy

The beauty industry has run out of makeup names

Oh dear. The puns and cheeky superlatives have run completely dry.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The 'Out of Makeup Names' video by The Punch sheds light on how beauty products get given such bizarre monikers.

Marilyn Monroe is the new face of Max Factor

The new face of Max Factor is Marilyn Monroe, 53 years deceased.

More than 50 years after her death, Hollywood's most famous blonde is still in demand.


Beauty secrets

Make your makeup multi-task for you

"We often want more from our beauty products."

Tracey Strange   Beauty emergency? Cash crisis? Here's how to get more out of your beauty products.

Beauty history

Watch 100 years of beauty fly by in a minute

The one-minute-long video goes through a quick time lapse, tracking what was in vogue from 1910 to present day.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   What is your favourite beauty decade? This video ought to give you an idea.

Winging it

How to perfect winged eyeliner

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Alexa Chung attends a photocall to Launch her new make up collection in collaboration with Eyeko at Selfridges on November 14, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Tracey Strange   Secrets to help make your feline eyes even more striking.

Mixed race skin

Thandie Newton tackles foundation for mixed race skin

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE. HIGHER RATES APPLY)  Thandie Newton poses inside the Royal Box at the "Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live" Concert at Twickenham Stadium on June 1, 2013 in London, England. Chime For Change is a global campaign for girls' and women's empowerment founded by Gucci with a founding committee comprised of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chime For Change/Getty Images for Gucci)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   As a mixed-race teenager who searched in vain for make-up for her skin, Thandie Newton felt like 'the mistake that can't be provided for'. How far we've come, she says...

Redheads rejoice!

The best beauty products for redheads

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  Lily Cole attends The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party co-hosted by Brioni at The Serpentine Gallery on July 1, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for The Serpentine)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Just because redheads account for only one to two per cent of the world's population doesn't mean they should be neglected. Enter the How To Be A Redhead blog.

Survive Sephora

10 tips for shopping at Sephora

Various shades of lipstick sit on display during the opening of a Sephora SA store at the Riosul shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Sephora SA, a French beauty product retail chain, opened its first Brazil location earlier this year in July. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Ten minutes in and you’ve already gone through an array of emotions – overwhelmed, scared, enraged, elated, broke. Don’t let this happen to you. Ahead of its December 5 opening, here are our tips for tackling the madness and coming out alive to tell the tale.

Storage hacks

Nifty makeup storage hacks for messy girls

Various make up items in close-up.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   We may not ever be that impossibly organised person who stacks her shoeboxes and labels them with Polaroids, but these 20 hacks are one step closer …

Best match

The best makeup for darker skin tones

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Lupita Nyong'o attends the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   ‘Mocha’ and ‘Cocoa’ should be more than just an afterthought.

Road test

We trial fake tan and mascaras so you don't have to

beauty beat

Stephanie Darling   From luxe to less: Stephanie Darling waves magic mascara wands.

Cutest claws

5 Sanrio-inspired nail art tutorials


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Anyone obsessed with Hello Kitty as much as we are will flip when they see these super kawaii manicures by Masako Kojima.

Bollywood beauty

The ban on female makeup artists in India has finally been lifted

Indian Bollywood actress Gauri Singh is reflected in a mirror as she adjusts her makeup during filming on the set of the Punjabi film ?Bolo Tara Rara ? in Amritsar on November 16, 2012. The film is directed by Haresh Vyas. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Women in India are finally being allowed to work as makeup artists in the film industry after sixty years of being excluded.

Beauty beat

A trick for creating your own signature lipstick shade

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21:  Cara Delevingne attends the "The Search" Premiere  at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)

Stephanie Darling   Stephanie Darling gets creative with lipstick hues, revels in a relaxing bubble bath and has a stone facial with a difference.

Makeup tips

How to apply concealer like an expert

model Lily Cole (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage)

Tracey Strange   Concealer commandments worth remembering next time you're feeling a little weary.

Thrifty beauty

This makeup tutorial only uses kitchen pantry products


Kathleen Lee Joe   Delicious, natural and cheap, what more could you want?

Girl Online

A day in the life of YouTube superstar Zoella

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  Zoe Sugg aka Zoella attends the launch of her debut beauty collection at 41 Portland Place on September 25, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Zoella Beauty)

Alice Audley   With a Penguin book deal, a bespoke beauty range and two Teen choice awards under her belt, Zoe Sugg - aka Zoella - is a 21st century social media superstar.


The Downton Abbey makeup tutorial starring Lady Edith


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Lisa Eldridge, top makeup artist and YouTube star, teamed up with actress Laura Carmichael to create a makeup tutorial based on her Downton Abbey character.

Tilda x NARS

Tilda Swinton as the new face of NARS


Kathleen Lee-Joe   Why, we don’t think we’ve been this excited about a spokesmodel announcement since Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs.

Summer glow

A three-step guide to illuminators


Genevieve Rosen   Don’t hate, illuminate! A three-step guide to getting that summer glow.

Halloween how-tos

10 makeup tutorials that’ll have you winning Halloween


Kathleen Lee-Joe   ‘Tis the season to experiment with makeup and let your inner freak flag fly!

Pastel power

Spring racing beauty made easy


Stephanie Darling   Stephanie Darling welcomes the latest pastel eye shadows, has a make-up lesson and gets a brow tip from the experts.

Elle magazine

Lorde gives Elle magazine a make-under by going natural on the cover


Sarah Oakes   Lorde is no fan of Photoshop or pretending to be something she's not.

Beauty PSA

Stop everything and clean your makeup brushes now

A make-up artist applies make-up on a model backstage prior to the start of the Lea Peckre for Lejaby fashion house 2014/2015 Autumn/Winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on March 3, 2014 in Paris.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   A ten-minute cleanup could save you from all sorts of unspeakable horrors.

Movie makeup

Movies that deserve their own makeup collections


Kathleen Lee-Joe   The possibilities are endless!

Beauty Q&A

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley spills her beauty secrets


Even RHW wasn't immune to 90s beauty mistakes.

Cartoon beauty

This skilled (crazy?) makeup artist turns her mouth into popular cartoon characters


Sarah MacKenzie   And most of us struggle to apply bright lippy without veering into clown territiory.

Futuristic beauty

Could electronic make-up be the future of beauty?

Electronic make-up

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.

Famous faces

Get excited about these celebrity makeup lines

STYLED TO ROCK --  Season: 1 --  Pictured: Host Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- (Photo by: Matthias Clamer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   We’ve just caught word that two of our favourite beauty icons are making makeup now.

Sneak preview: check out the beauty products Sephora is bringing to Australia

Sephora Australia will open in December in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall.

Jenna Clarke   Sephora has given beauty fans a sneak preview of what to expect from its first Australian store.