Beauty Trends

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...

Beauty trends

Fashion week beauty trends to get behind

Nicole Elphick Fashion week offered up some approachable beauty trends. Hurrah.

Beauty trends 2013

Beauty trends for 2013

Fresh looks ... Falsies are in fashion.

Natasha Hughes Customised hair, flexible hours and falsies are among the fads set to be big in beauty this year.

On Trend

Top Beauty Trends From New York Fashion Week

Derek Lam

Eliza Ashe If you only try one new beauty look this summer, make it one of these.

Japanese beauty

Five Japanese beauty trends we won't be trying soon


Sarah Berry The cartoon-loving culture has also created an array of, shall we say, animated 'beauty' trends.


The 5 Biggest Beauty Trends From Fashion Week

Michael Lo Sordo

Eliza Ashe Plus clever backstage beauty tips to help you pull them off.

Cosmetic surgery

'My mother's facelift upset the family'

Anna van Praagh Cosmetic surgery doesn't affect only the patient, as Anna van Praagh recalls.

Mature makeup

A handy guide to menopausal makeup

Kathleen Lee Joe While there’s an abundance of information on what foods to eat and what herbal supplements to take during menopause, there’s not a whole lot dedicated to looking gorgeous for a Saturday night out.

Head & shoulders

12 natural remedies to cure your dandruff

Kathleen Lee Joe Though filed away in that category of embarrassing beauty problems most people don’t like to talk about dandruff is actually very common.

Micro fringes

Can anyone pull off micro bangs?

Kathleen Lee Joe There was a phase in the ‘90s where everyone wanted bangs like Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice – choppy, slicked and super short. Of course, it took a face like Winona’s to pull them off.


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.

Body image

What I've learned from painting portraits of naked women

aleah chapin

Claire Cohen Artist Aleah Chapin opens up about body image and the perils of social media.

Expert tips

How to achieve the perfect blow wave

Schwarzkopf’s national technical educator Grant Withnell shares his expert tips.

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger releases statement about her 'new appearance'

At peace: Renee Zellweger at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

Renée Zellweger is glad no one can recognise her.

Girl Online

A day in the life of YouTube superstar Zoella

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sleep study

This is the exact amount of sleep your body needs, scientists say

Katy Young A new study may have the answer to that big burning question: how much sleep do we really need?

Summer glow

A three-step guide to illuminators

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