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How I finally learnt to put my make-up on properly

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

Growing up and getting worse at applying her make-up, rather than better, Lucy Dunn took to YouTube. One epiphany and seven tips later, here’s what she’s learnt . Recently, I had a make-up epiphany. After years of slapping on slap in the same way I’d always done – ie quickly and with not much thought – I suddenly realised that maybe this wasn’t working for me any more. Instead of getting better at putting on make-up, it dawned on me that, over the years, I’d actually got more crap. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, when I was younger,...

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The 6 spring style tricks that will also keep you warm

Dec 12, 2019 by carol adams.

When it comes to keeping warm and looking stylish, New Yorkers do it best, says Frankie Graddon. She’s been to the Big Apple and brought back some tips. Do you know what nature’s strangest phenomenon is? Volcanic lightning? Fire rainbows? No, it’s The Fashion Week of February at New York. For those unaware of New York’s winter climate, it’s cold. And I mean cold. It’s the kind of cold that takes your breath away – especially when hit in the face with the icy wind off the Hudson. A cold that gets to your bones and makes your nose run....

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FASHION HONESTLY ::What to wear on the commute

Dec 12, 2019 by carol adams.

We spend over a year of our lives doing it, yet the matter of what to wear on the daily commute remains a pain in the neck. Frankie Graddon has a few solutions. At 7.15 this morning, it might as well have been the end of the world – dark, cold and unbelievably windy. I stood on the train platform in my not-quite-warm-enough mac, considered my bare ankles (?!), wished I had a pair of gloves and felt utterly miserable. Thirty minutes later, after I’d run from platform eight to platform three and back again (it’s amazing how a bit...

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Have we really reached "peak beauty"?

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

The new beauty trend on social media is not buying make-up. Fair enough, says Laura Craik. But the thrill of the occasional, well-chosen purchase should never be underestimated . On Saturday, I popped into a Mac store. The shop was heaving. Gaggles of women were talking excitedly, their hands livid with stripes of lipstick, daubs of eyeshadow and blobs of foundation. Some were definitely pissed. Is this a Thing nowadays, I wondered? Cheeky glass of Pinot with lunch and then a trip to Mac in lieu of pudding? I loved their enthusiasm and their joie de vivre, but I couldn’t...

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My dad is my beauty icon and here’s why

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

From investing in a great moisturiser to recognising the value of a decent haircut, Daisy Buchanan’s dad has taught her that beauty is not only a way of taking care of herself, it’s also fun. My father is the best smelling man – no, person – that I have ever encountered during my time on Earth. All of the people I love, and am intimate enough with to notice, produce a broad olfactory range. My Mum smells divine after she’s sprayed some of her favourite Escale à Portofino, and divine in a different way when she’s been digging up the...