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The Pool’s top time-saving beauty tips

Dec 11, 2019 by William Lewis.

Here’s how to salvage valuable minutes and still look presentable. Do you know what would be great? An Anna Wintour-style set up, where a team of hair and make-up artists descend on the house, while you’re still snoozing, to primp, preen and coiff, so that you don’t have to. Wouldn’t that be glorious? For most of us, though, the chances of that happening are pretty slim. So, we’ll have to make do with leaving the house with our coat half-on and mascara on one eye (we’ll do the other one later. If we remember). Except, except, I called on the...

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Is it time to stop using the term “nude” in beauty?

Dec 11, 2019 by William Lewis.

In the past two years, the beauty industry has become more diverse than ever before. So, why does it still insist on using a word that is embedded in cultural racism, asks Gena-mour Barrett. Three years ago, I embarked on a quest to do the seemingly impossible. I wanted to find a nude lipstick on the British high street and, not only did I want it to suit my skin tone, I wanted it to be under £10. It shouldn’t be too much to ask. There are plenty of affordable lipsticks out there and almost every brand touts a section...

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The beauty expert’s guide to saving time this summer

Dec 11, 2019 by William Lewis.

The sun is out (for now) and if you’d rather spend more time in it than getting read for it, take a look at Tory Frost’s get-out-of-the-house-quick beauty kit . How much time do you have in the morning to get yourself together? Four minutes? Forty minutes? Either way I’d be surprised if you didn’t fancy the chance to shave a bit of time off. As someone who does everything at speed, I’m all about time-savers, especially in summer, when I’d rather be out in the sun rather than getting ready for it. So, whether you’re off on your holiday...

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The under £10 outfit fix

Dec 11, 2019 by carol adams.

A shove-on-and-go alice band is the ideal answer to crappy hair days. Not to bore you with tales of a childhood entirely unrelated to your life, but, when I was six, all I wanted in the whole wide world was one of those black hairbands with my name written out on it in jewels. Everyone had one, except me. I spent the rest of my youth making up for this fact, buying all manner of hairbands, some tasteful and some… not so much. Naturally, this prolific shopping habit died a death during adolescence, when all I wanted was as much...

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“Basically, I am a walking fringe”

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

Disaster dye jobs, DIY haircuts and finally getting it right – Claudia Winkleman on her famous fringe   . I feel like I probably came out of the womb with a full fringe – I can’t remember not having one. When I was little, my mum liked me to look quite old-fashioned: I had sensible shoes, I wore dungarees or, if we went somewhere fancy, I wore a dress. But I seem to remember always having a fringe. There was a short period when I didn’t have it and felt strange – naked even. Like a camel without its hump. I...