Makeup

A beauty app for every occasion

Catherine Bouris   Did you know you can book your next manicure without leaving your bed? Yes, you guessed it, there's an app for that!

Rainbow arches

How to rock a rainbow brow, the latest Instagram beauty craze

#RainbowBrows: Another trend practically made for Insta.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Since brows are the curtains of the face, why not decorate the drapes with some mood-boosting colour?

Contouring Goals

Grandma turns 'glam-ma' in viral makeup tutorials

Grandma Livia stands as proof that beauty can and should be fun at any age.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   For this octogenarian, falsies means lashes, not teeth.

Chicken Tonight

KFC has invented nail polish that tastes like fried chicken

KFC's "finger-lickin' good" nail polish.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   It's taken the "finger lickin' good" slogan to a whole other level.

Troll beauty

You’ll soon be able to buy MAC makeup inspired by Troll dolls

MAC's troll-inspired makeup.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Get ready for some serious '90s nostalgia.

Beauty in Diversity

How the face of the beauty blogosphere is changing

On YouTube, beauty and diversity are intimately related.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Because when mainstream advertising pretends you don't exist, you have to look harder for your sources of inspiration.

Adele Mania

This video will have you mastering Adele's cat-eye in no time

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Kathleen Lee-Joe   Don't let that utterly perfect feline flick intimidate you.

White Hot

How exactly do you wear white eyeliner?

Just the thing to end your long-term love affair with smoky eye makeup.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Going way beyond Twiggy's infamous mod eyes, white eyeliner can be used in an array of wearable looks. Here's a primer for the unacquainted.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner’s new lipstick raises money for transgender charities

A shot from Caitlyn Jenner's inaugural M.A.C campaign.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The name of the shade? 'Finally Free'.

Freckle Face

Weird trend alert: Rainbow faux freckles

She's a rainbow.

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The beauty world has become so enamoured with the faux freckle look that it's now embracing a multi-coloured version.

Makeup

Great mum buys her 8-year-old son the drag makeup tutorial he desperately wanted

The selfie Killmeyer shared with his followers.

"Society needs to steer away from what is typically known as the gender roles and stereotypes and accept the fact that it's OK for a boy to wear makeup to express himself as an artist," his mother said.

No-Budge Beauty

How to party proof your makeup

Bowie-esque eye makeup inspo courtesy of Stretsis at Tokyo Fashion Week. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for NARS)

Kathleen Lee-Joe   The silly season is upon us, bringing with it late nights, copious amounts of liquor and promises of party pashes on the dancefloor. These makeup application tips will keep your face intact throughout.

Wino Forever

Marc Jacobs recruits Winona Ryder in latest beauty campaign

Marc Jacobs Beauty 2016

Kathleen Lee-Joe   Winona Ryder, 44, has been revealed as the face of Marc Jacobs's 2016 beauty range, following in the footsteps of 64-year-old Jessica Lange.

Sweater Nails

How to paint tiny cable knit sweaters on your nails

#SweaterNails

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 ...

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

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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

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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 ...

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

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13:  A model backstage at Cushnie Et Ochs runway show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Milk ...

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, ...

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?

Eye bright

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 ...

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.

90s beauty

The company that brought you Lip Smackers has gone bust (you'll never be young again)

Bonne Bell Cosmetics, the company that brought you Lip Smackers, is no more.

Kathleen Lee Joe   Bonne Bell Cosmetics is no more.

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 named 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Surviving 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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Cutest claws

5 Sanrio-inspired nail art tutorials

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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.

Behind-the-scenes

The Downton Abbey makeup tutorial starring Lady Edith

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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

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