Hughie was a little over-zealous with his fake tan application last night

Hughie Maughan was the talk of Dancing With the Stars last night. Here's how to avoid a tanning malfunction

Fermented red grapes – wine – are the most concentrated source of resveratrol. But don’t go mad on the Merlot. Photograph: iStock

Although it is not a magic bullet, resveratrol is a potent antioxidant

Top row: Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE; Sunday Riley Bionic Anti-Aging Cream; Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil; Bottom row: Bobbi Brown Intensive skin Supplement; Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Serum; Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

Tried & Tested. Six resveratrol products put through their paces

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Who does the best nails, gives the best waxes or tans you to perfection?

Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Foot Cream; Essie Gels collection; Remington EP7030 Cordless 5 in 1 Epilator; No7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror; Lancome Énergie De Vie Sleeping Mask; Oilatum

Tried and tested: Some treatments are well worth having a bash at yourself in your own home

In hair care, silicone works to fill in cracks in the surface of the hair, leaving it silky and less prone to frizz.

Silicone is a wonder ingredient in skin and hair products – so why does it get a bad rap?

Top, from left, Kérastase Oléo Relax; Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Haircare; Aussie Frizz Miracle. Bottom from left, L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Liss Unlimited; Toni & Guy Prep Smoothing Detangler; Babyliss New Big Hair

Humidity levels in July and August can spell hair disaster, but help is at hand

The BareMinerals skincare range is packed with active ingredients

I don’t usually concentrate on just one brand when reviewing, but this range deserves it

BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion; Reform Vitamin C 20% Serum; Bryt Nourish Serum Dry to Dehydrated Skincare

These six products can help ageing cells (sorry, that’s all of us over 30) to continue renewing

As we age our skin gets drier, and makeup and skincare can accentuate this

The best sunscreen choices for different skin types and concerns

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Being interested in make-up is not something anyone should have to justify

Do you use a primer?

Not all primers do the same thing. Some don’t even prime. Look beyond the label to make sure your choice will suit your skin

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This ingredient can draw out impurities

They're not cheap so what exactly are you paying for?

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Not everyone wants to go the Botox route. Are retinol products a viable alternative?

We are back to Aldi for our facial oil. As I have said, I don’t rate the Lé Mara facial oil, but this facial oil by Aldi’s own brand, Lacura, is superb.

Fill your cabinet with all the skincare you need from cleanser to masks without sacrificing on quality

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Layering skincare can be confusing, but getting your sun cream on properly is important

Let’s face it no one’s house smells great all the time. Here’s how to banish unwanted odours

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When applied topically, hyaluronic acid needs water to work

A light overnight moisturiser will hydrate and help to keep water in the skin which will help to prevent it from becoming flaky.

If you avoid moisturiser because you feel the oil slick doesn’t need any more encouragement then think again.

It’s been a long and dingy few months so lets cheer ourselves up with some beautiful blushers and highlighting makeup

Providing recommendations for very sensitive and rosacea-prone skin can be problematic

Stick to simple ingredients to protect sensitive and rosacea-prone skin

Clarins Booster shots

These vials of concentrated ingredients will give your existing serum or moisturiser a shot in the arm

It may say “dry shampoo” on the can but what’s really inside?

Coastal Scents: a classic example of the private-labelling practice

A lot of Irish make-up brands won’t admit they pick their ranges out of a catalogue. There is nothing wrong with this practice, bu(...)

. If you’re looking for a new foundation try one of these.

Which budget foundations are bought again and again? The results are in

MicroNail: a handy little gadget that smooths and polishes nails in seconds

Hands are on show 24-7 so treat them well

Jelly cleansers and masks are the next big thing. But are they any good?

Blithe Pressed Serum

Some advice to keep your face ‘fixed’

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If you want to improve your skin’s tone and texture, I would recommend a course of glycolic peels

Glycolic Acid clears, brightens and is definitely something worth trying

Basic cleansers that won’t irritate from brands such as Bioderma, Avène, Cetaphil and Simple are the ones to go for if you have sensitive skin

Remove make-up with cleansers that don’t include alcohol, essential oils and fruit acids

A self confessed candle addict Aisling has tried out dozens of brands. Here are some of the highlights

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We have come through a long spell of gloom but that is what make-up exists for

Aisling McDermott tests the best foundations on the markets in all different styles, from liquids and powder, to sticks and cushio(...)

“Show us more women like Andie MacDowell.” Photograph: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Using teen and twentysomething models to flog cosmetics to older women is not the way forward

Aisling McDermott shows you how to fill a make-up bag without emptying your bank account

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Every weekday last week, Aisling wore a different mascara to see if they lived up to their lofty claims

Good quality, if perhaps not as highly pigmented as Naked 3, but that’s fine by me considering the price difference.

There’s a palette out there for everyone and if you choose wisely you should be able to use up every shade

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

Around this time skin can go bonkers. Here’s how to tame it

Plus a rejuvenating cleansing treatment, an eye cream and a rather expensive humidifier

Kim Kardashian: passion for contouring. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Good contouring is all about blending and choosing the right shades for your skin tone

They come in a bewildering range of prices but many find them liquid gold on their skin

The beauty product most in demand is moisturiser. Photograph: Thinkstock

FRIENDSHIP WEEK: Sometimes I wonder if my friends only love me for my moisturiser

Aisling McDermott selects the best day moisturisers on the market

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In our 30s our skin needs more love and attention than it once did

Cleansing oils are a great way to take the day off, but beware, not all oils are created equal

Tom Ford Conditioning Beard Oils

Male fashion bloggers and make-up artists lend their expertise

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Rituals for the Working Bath, Pamper Bath and Therapy Bath

Plus, an eye cream you’ll fall in love with and a pencil that creates dark, dramatic eyes

Plus a BB cream to add catch the light and a manly antiageing fluid to stop him nicking yours.

This is a good way to perk your skin up during the dark months

When you use something down to the last dregs and leave it standing upside down to catch the last little bit, that’s a sure sign t(...)

There’s no need to panic

Scent is one of the most popular Christmas gifts but it is notoriously easy to get it wrong.

Want to get something really special for the beauty lover in your life? Look no further

This pocket sized lip kit will make a lovely stocking filler or Kris Kindle gift. It’s available in a variety of shades and will also bring much joy to a lipstick lover

Makeup, skincare and scent that’s sure to please

Beauty bloggers get to try out the best products in the market but which ones would they really recommend? Aisling McDermott picks(...)

Inside every woman is a beautiful, sexier-with-every-year-that-passes Helen Mirren. Photograph: Greg Allen/ Invision/AP

In an extract from her new book, written with Laura Kennedy, Aisling McDermott explains how to care for mature skin

In an extract from their new book ‘About Face’, Aisling McDermott and Laura Kennedy delve into the baffling world of alphabet crea(...)

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When hair greys with age, it is time to rethink your old favourites

Plus an exquisite Japanese face palette, a tin of blushers and a great nail topcoat and an Advent Calendar that had me in a swoon

    Lady Gaga :  one of many women  who  go to bed in their make-up seven nights a week. Photograph:  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Charlotte Tilbury, Lady GaGa and Kim Kardashian say its not

Plus a panda palette, hydrating serum and a hair range to kill frizz

We’ve seen ronze on the catwalks and celebrities such as Julianne Moore wear it so well. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Ronze is a very stylish hair colour at the moment. Here are some care tips

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The importance of beauty sleep is not a myth

Clinique are knocking it out of the park with their skincare lately and this tiny pot of magical goo is my latest love

Plus a brand that should be a lot cheaper than it is and a rich cleansing oil with lots of skin benefits

Even make-up artist Carmindy, who quite literally wrote the book on the five-minute face, can’t manage it

Aim instead for 10 minutes – and keep things simple

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A good rich moisturiser can act as a barrier against harsh winter weather

Plus limited editions from Bobbi Brown and a luminous foundation base

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Let’s put products by Laura Mercier, Rimmel, Mac, Chanticaille and Estée Lauder to the test

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While the concept of using a couple of different masks one after the other is nothing new, multi-masking involves using them all a(...)

Beauty picks of the week, from AYU makeup brushes to YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

This Korean beauty import is set to be a big skincare trend as prices come down

Plus a crowd pleaser of a perfume and melting honey body treats

Elf blushes

The key is to forget about brand loyalty and take advantage of offers

From liquid lipsticks to anti-aging potions, Aisling McDermott selects the best beauty products for you

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Key ingredients to look out for and products you’ll find them in

Treat yourself with punchy lip colour and a sumptous scent

Lorraine Massey, also known as the Curly Girl. Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Rush For Literacy

The central tenet of this approach involves ditching shampoo entirely

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A little Q&A session to clear up confusion about this new kid on the beauty block

Plus a perfume with designer style and a compact foundation that feels and looks light and fresh

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Are a volume seeker? And who or what is a wand wizard?

Plus a skin smoothing primer, coloured liquid liner and an easy contouring kit

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to improve your skin, there are lots of great products out there

The This Works No Wrinkles Night Repair cream contains cactus extracts and retinol

It’s much more than an anti-aging ingredient, and can treat acne and eczema

Plus the shocking news that David Beckham fragrances are very nice indeed

Em Ford in the video You Look Disgusting

Former model Em Ford’s online tutorials on adult acne are immensely helpful to other sufferers

Perfect your skin with Aisling’s pick of serums, gels and concentrates

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Every since Lancôme tinkered with the formula of my favourite eyeliner, I’ve been on the lookout for a new one

Create easy smokey summer eyes with a great budget palette and crayons from Lancome Hypnose

‘We giggled for years about being forced to wear Rimmel’s Heather Shimmer’

The Irish market is quite different from the UK; we prefer different textures and colours

Getting ready to chase the sun? Snap up some of the new generation holiday skincare

Stock up on make-up crayons, a good primer and a nice cardie. Mow the lawn (or let it grow wild). We’ve got all the beauty fixes y(...)

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