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Now  is the ideal time to add active ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C to your skincare routine. Photograph: iStock

It is difficult to find positives in the context of a second lockdown, apart from the big-picture ones, and frankly, we’re all sick of talking about t(...)

Over the last few weeks, as the country has slowed down and stayed at home to accommodate our strange new reality, this column has been devoted to lif(...)

Soak your cotton triangles generously in acetone polish remover, then pop them on your nails before wrapping the whole lot in foil.

Reader, I turned to Instagram. The current time we live in is new to most of us – it is certainly unprecedented within my lifetime. I worried that rec(...)

Who has time for a full face of intense, sultry makeup when you have enough to be doing trying to get a freshly washed batch of underpants to dry in a damp kitchen?

What this time of year lacks, in every sense of the word, is freshness. Not to complain (I am in fact complaining), but January is all sweaty bus wind(...)

Beginnings are always uncertain and nerve-racking. This is in part why January feels like such an utter slog. The first week or so is alright – you’re(...)

Beauty buys of the year: some of my favourites from Gucci, Josh Wood Colour, Charlotte Tilbury, Skingredients, Clinique, Chanel, the Ordinary, Lixir and L'Or�al

In the world of beauty, there is a constant deluge of novelty, but real innovation is surprisingly uncommon. Beauty journalists develop a focussed and(...)

Clockwise from top left: Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturiser, Sweed Lashes Nikki Cluster, Isle of Paradise Disco Tan Instant Wash-Off Body Bronzer, Glossier Futuredew and Catrice Grown Up Glow Palette

From the office party to drinks that turn into very regrettable kebabs, or a tasteful evening at Aunt Joan’s that ends with Uncle Mike swearing on you(...)

Glossier Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream, Chanel Le Lift La Creme Main, Milk Makeup Kush Lip Balm, Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules and The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane.

There appear to be two types of people when it comes to the seasons – the warm weather people and the cold weather people. The warm weather people str(...)

Barely there: Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint Water-Fresh Tint

Rare is the truly new in the beauty industry. Products generally hit the market after years of research and development. A flurry of copies then race (...)

Brows are difficult to get right and seem to evoke a lot of opinions. Perhaps it isn’t surprising that we are judgmental about the features we feel mo(...)

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