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.

Beauty beat

How to extend your summer glow


Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling goes for gold, discovers the unexpected, and finds a winning treatment to boost winter skin.

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?

Expert tips

MBFWA makeup tips for when you're running out the door

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Bec and Bridge show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE What to slap on when you’re running out the door (or in between work drinks and your last meeting for the day)? MBFWA makeup artists have the answers.

Makeup tips

When should you throw out your beauty products?


RACHEL CLUN We are all guilty of hoarding old beauty products. From the dozens of different shampoos, conditioners and moisturisers we've tried and abandoned, to eye shadows and nail polishes bought years ago that we swear we'll use again one day. Teal eye shadow will come back into fashion, right?


Makeup Ads Reveal True Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep


Andrea Romano These "camo confessions" are quite moving.

Sweet luxury

The most iconic fragrances


SARAH OAKES So many sweet smelling memories.

Makeup tricks

How to find a foundation that suits you

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 17:  Actress Emma Watson attends the premiere of 'Noah' (Noe) at Palafox Cinema on March 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling traces a trend for luscious lashes and test-drives a fresh-looking foundation.

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.

Eyes to envy

A no-nonsense guide to beautiful eyes

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour FOX All-Star Party held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 13, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Tracey Strange Everything you need to know when emulating J-Lo's luminous eyes.

Easy beauty

Beauty tips for busy women

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 03:  A guest seen wearing a Louis Vuitton bag outside the Elie Saab show on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Cassy Small Looking good needn't take long.


The products beauty editors swear by

Fuerteventura, Spain, Woman in car applying lipstick

Eleanor Pendleton Eleanor Pendleton reveals the must-haves beauty editors favour.

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.

Charlotte Rampling for NARS

NARS casts 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as the face of their anniversary campaign

Charlotte Rampling

Effie Mann Perhaps the cosmetics brand heard Daily Life’s call?

Budget beauty

Top three chemist cult buys


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

Camera ready

How to look fabulous in photographs


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

NYFW nails

Best nails from New York Fashion Week


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

Cosmetic lust

The beauty products we're pining for


Love, by its very definition, requires a degree of faithfulness. When it comes to beauty, however, fidelity can be vastly overrated.

Beauty muse

Cassandra from Wayne’s World


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

Beauty collab

Derek Lam x Estee Lauder is casually luxurious


NICOLE ELPHICK A limited edition five-piece make-up set will be debuted at the designer's Spring 2014 show.

Beauty beat

Have you tried blue mascara?


Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds joy in being blue, discovers a concentrate with a feel-good factor and takes a whole heap of weight off her feet.

Best brushes

The 4 must-have make-up brushes

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  A model is prepared backstage at the Kristian Aadnevik show during London Fashion Week SS14 at The Royal Horseguards on September 15, 2013 in London, England.  The model wears Frontcover Cosmetics. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

NICOLE ELPHICK We asked celebrity make-up artist Rae Morris to help us narrow things down.

Beauty ingredients

What exactly are you rubbing on your face?

Keeping my skin clean

ELEANOR PENDLETON From bee venom to snail mucus, we look at some of the weird and wonderful ingredients appearing in beauty products.

Un-boring beauty

You need to get creative

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the GQ Men Of The Year Party  at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

NICOLE ELPHICK Our favourite looks for party people sick of boring beauty.

Summer beauty

It's time to get summer ready

beauty thumb

Stephanie Darling How to achieve the perfect bronzed glow and treat troublesome toes.

Eye-shadow magic

Mind-blowing eye-shadow art works


This Israeli make-up professional creates the most amazing eye-lid art works.

Beauty backlash

Australians are paying far too much for cosmetics

Fuerteventura, Spain, Woman in car applying lipstick

Caroline Zielinski Some brands cost up to 200 per cent more than they do in the US or UK.

Party face

Eye-catching party make-up


Stephanie Darling goes Christmas shopping for eye-catching make-up palettes, then gets party-ready with permed lashes and a favourite blush .

Break the rules

Favourite beauty rule breakers


NICOLE ELPHICK A salute to the women who have no time for cookie cutter conformity.

Foundation tips

How to achieve flawless foundation

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  Actress Michelle Williams arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere

NICOLE ELPHICK Make-up artist and beauty blogger, Bonnie Gillies, shares her secrets.

Beauty beat

How to get lips like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian


Stephanie Darling From nearly nude to cool coral, nude lips are trending right now.

Charlotte Tilbury

When a famous makeup artist launches her own line

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Model Cara Delevingne (L) and Charlotte Tilbury attend the closing of 'Charlotte Tilbury's House of Rock n'Kohl' at Selfridges on June 23, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Nicole Elphick As is the case with Charlotte Tilbury, awesome things can happen.

Napoleon's rise

How Napoleon conquered the cosmetics industry

Napoleon Perdis

MICHAEL IDATO How an awkward suburban Greek boy with Hollywood-sized ambitions created a cosmetics empire.

Beauty muse

Beauty muse: Liv Tyler in Empire Records

empire records.

NICOLE ELPHICK A step by step guide to looking like the ultimate fresh faced 90's beauty muse.

Blogging through cancer

"I didn't want to look ill all the time"


NICOLE ELPHICK Why Laura Cannon, a 23 year-old cancer patient, started a beauty blog.

Sexist advertising

Is NARS Glamorising Violence Against Women?


Effie Mann Take a look at this image, and judge for yourself.

Rock beauty

The five best rock beauty icons

Joan Jett 1981   (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

NICOLE ELPHICK From Patti Smith to Karen O, the women who have us reaching for our kohl eyeliner.

Fun new makeup

The beauty brand that you need to know about


NICOLE ELPHICK It's just arrived in Australia, and this fun new makeup brand will brighten up your day.

Beauty trends

Fashion week beauty trends to get behind

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  A model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

NICOLE ELPHICK Fashion week offered up some approachable beauty trends. Hurrah.

Muse: Clara Bow

Beauty muse: Clara Bow

clara bow

NICOLE ELPHICK How to modernise the signature looks of the original it girl.

Beauty trends

A new way to do the smoky eye

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Emma Watson attends the premiere of

Stephanie Darling Your Friday night drinks favourite gets a makeover.

Michelle Phan

How Michelle Phan became an internet megastar

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Michelle Phan attends the Sephora celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Sephora Fifth Avenue on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Rahav Segev/Getty Images for Sephora)

Stephanie Buck Meet Michelle Phan, the world's most famous Youtube makeup artist.

Vintage beauty

Gorgeous vintage beauty ads


NICOLE ELPHICK Why was everything so pretty in the past?

How to: nude lips

Nude lips are back

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08:  Actress Amber Heard arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere

Stephanie Darling Only it's more "modern" this time around.

Beauty inspiration

Beauty muse: Josie Packard from Twin Peaks

twin peaks

NICOLE ELPHICK Tavi isn't the only one to take style inspiration from cult classic TV show, Twin Peaks.

Edible Make up?

Edible makeup

rita ora

NICOLE ELPHICK And it's 100% not gross!

Make-up tricks

How to apply makeup when you wear glasses


ELIZA ASHE Open your eyes with these make-up tricks.

Wake up makeup

Correct and conceal

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21:  Actress Michelle Williams attends the

NICOLE ELPHICK Here are a few tricks to feign wakefulness through cosmetic trickery.

makeup tips

Clean sweep

Woman  Models are seen backstage at Lincoln Center during Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on February 13, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

ELIZA ASHE Applying out-of-date make-up can cause skin irritation and breakouts. Here are some simple tips to help you sort out your beauty stash.

Make-up in minutes

Express beauty

5 minute makeup

ELIZA ASHE Need to look polished fast? This five-minute routine will get you pretty close.

Makeup mistakes

Bad beauty habits

makeup mistakes

ELIZA ASHE The most common beauty mistakes - and how to fix them.