Beauty

The best eye shadows

Cream beats powder colour when you’re on the goIt’s nearly as rare as the UK winning Eurovision,...

Use a painter’s restraint with powder-blue

How to get expressive with colourful eyeshadow, plus easy smoky eyes, and a new mascara that’s caused a sensation

Frame your face with great standout brows

Defined but natural-looking is the goal for eyebrows. Plus concealers with a light touch, and an artful new fragrance

Is clean beauty a skincare revolution – or a pointless indulgence?

More and more companies are offering skincare products free from ‘toxic’, ‘nasty’ and ‘suspicious’ chemicals. But are these ingredients really dangerous?

Beauty sleep: why there’s no escaping makeup

Bare Minerals is selling makeup to wear in bed – meaning women may never have to show their real, unadorned faces again...

Kylie Jenner’s makeup makes her the world’s youngest billionaire

Youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner reality TV family tops Mark Zuckerberg by two yearsKylie Jenner, the youngest member of...

Well done, Virgin Atlantic – now all companies must ditch their makeup rules for women

Requiring flight attendants to wear makeup forced them to do two jobs at once – actually look after passengers and play at...

Virgin Atlantic drops mandatory makeup for female cabin crew

Airline says crew can work without makeup but must follow chosen palette if they doVirgin Atlantic has told female...

Jess Glynne’s no-makeup stunt at the Brits was trite, skin-deep feminism

The singer’s performance won plaudits for promoting bare-faced self-acceptance – but I was unconvincedLadies, prepare to be...

Is this the haircut of a strong, independent woman?

The rain ended my blow-dry bravado, but I still feel its magicThere’s a classic halloween episode of...

Why the humble hair clip is this season’s must-have accessory

From Selena Gomez to Holly Willoughby, the statement barrette has been adding a fashionable finishing touchAlexa Chung...

The best new scrunchies

I’ve long since advocated the use of scrunchies to preserve volume without washing and blowdrying from scratchBrace...