Oil in skincare should never be a contentious topic, but it is. Many of us have a close minded suspicion of oils, and our skin is worse off for it.(...)

Alibaba worked with 40 brands including Nike and Adidas last year to remove fake athletic shoes, watches and bags on the company’s largest retail platform Taobao Marketplace

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce operator, rejected claims in a lawsuit by Kering that it facilitates the sale of counterfeit merchandise. Kering (...)

Tanning is dangerous territory, and I’m not referring to the traditional method. It’s always preferable to use a good false tanning product – w(...)

The skin’s texture is always going to catch the light. No volume of foundation or concealer can cover bumps or open pores, much to the chagrin ofev(...)

Use raw honey: processing removes much of the goodness

Sinéad Moore: My top beauty tip is honey, raw and unadulterated. I’ve always had problem skin but started using honey to remove my make-up(...)

1970’s chic: suede coat, €1,240, Theory; dress, €446, Diane Von Furstenberg; glasses, €315, Miu Miu, all Brown Thomas. Hat, €19.99, River Island

If there’s one period that continues to dominate present day fashion it’s the 70s as this shoot styled by Carmel Daly illustrates. The vogue reache(...)

The beauty report: quick fixes
  • Beauty
  • February 7, 2015, 05:00

The time a woman takes to apply her make-up in the morning can often be the only interval in the day when she takes time for herself. I relish the min(...)

Gold in your pocket from YSL

This wonderfully ostentatious palette from YSL is a sound investment for the glamorously inclined. A day-to-evening make-up kit in decadent packagi(...)

We wish you a merry clickmas

It was believed that email would kill the postal service, but, ultimately, it’s the internet that is proving to be the saviour of all things stamp-(...)

Brand loyalty: many of us seem to buy products because we have been blinded by advertising, science and the lure of famous names. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

While working in the make-up section of a department store, I once met a woman who spent a lot of money on a very small jar of face cream. It was s(...)