Kathleen Lee Joe

Kathleen Lee Joe

Kathleen Lee-Joe is Daily Life's Fashion Writer

Runway to reality

15 Fashion Week beauty trends that work IRL

Kathleen Lee Joe Sure, it’s exciting to see faux freckles, powder-blue brows and words spelt out with hair on the runway – but those looks probably aren’t going to work for Sunday brunch or that Monday morning...

Perfume test

Is there actually a difference between cheap and expensive perfume?

Kathleen Lee Joe What makes one type of smelly water better than another?

Hair Hacks

5 steps to determining your hair type

Kathleen Lee Joe Choosing styling products and knowing what to do with them is a confusing state of affairs.

Donald Trump

This 30-second beauty tutorial proves anyone can look like Donald Trump

Masterpiece

Kathleen Lee-Joe Don't forget the signature scowl.

Alcohol flush

Is the 'Asian glow' real?

Kathleen Lee-Joe Around 540 million people in the world are afflicted with that anxiety-inducing condition known as Asian flush. I am one of them.

Chill factor

10 cooling beauty products to beat the heat

Dr. Jart.

Kathleen Lee-Joe Take your head out of the freezer and turn to these products to cut through the heat, stickiness and provide your sweat-slicked skin some refreshing reprieve.

Body Image

The Honest Body Project is the photo series every new mum needs to see

Kathleen Lee-Joe Natalie McCain's real and relatable portraits urge mothers to stand up against the pressure to look perfect.

Bill Nye

'Science Guy' Bill Nye shares his secret to flawless skin

Bill Nye

Kathleen Lee-Joe Bill may not be known for his looks, but we – and every other '90s kid – know to listen to his advice whenever he puts it out there.

In-Flight Beauty

Beauty tips for your next long-haul flight

Kathleen Lee-Joe Step out at your destination looking revived and refreshed, and like you haven't spent the past 14 hours beside a sick child in a tin can.

Sustainable Beauty

How sustainable is H&M's new beauty range?

Kathleen Lee-Joe The Swedish retailer has worked to cultivate a certain consumer assumption with its annual sustainability reports, ethics awards and choice of celebrity spokesmodels, while feeding our insatiable...

Hello Kitty

Watch: The ‘100 years of beauty’ spoof starring kittens

Kathleen Lee-Joe Makeup trends may come and go, but kittens are forever.

Dollars and scents

Base notes, top dollar: what makes perfume expensive

Scent memory and personal taste play a role in favourite perfumes.

Kathleen Lee-Joe What separates a costly scent from a cheaper one?

French beauties

25 French beauty icons to make your muse

Kathleen Lee Joe We raise our Champers to the Gallic gals doing effortless Franco-sophistication in 2014. (And yes, the list goes beyond Jane Birkin’s daughters.)

Competitive beauty

What exactly goes on at the Nail Art Olympics?

Kathleen Lee Joe The Nail Olympics (‘Nailympia’) happened in London last week. And we think we just died and went to nail-art heaven.

TV style icons

Which Twin Peaks character is your style match?

Kathleen Lee Joe Beyond the cinematography and David Lynch’s trippy meta-narratives, the thing that had us spellbound was Twin Peak’s femme fatales and their retro-kitsch style.

Frizz fest

Could frizzy hair be enjoying a renaissance?

Kathleen Lee Joe You know the old saying – you always want what you don’t have.

Fade to blonde

What's the difference between ombre, sombre and balayage?

Kathleen Lee Joe Trends come and go, but it looks like gradient hair is here to stay.

Behind-the-scenes

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.

Cat-eye hacks

20 hacks for the perfect cat-eye

Kathleen Lee Joe Now you too can be the girl who's somehow mastered the art of cat-eye liner, rather than the one who's resigned to looking like a panda.

Mo mani, mo problems

How do you spot a dodgy manicure?

Kathleen Lee Joe Your in-salon mani could be doing you more harm than good. Here are a few things to look out for...