Reaction to No Makeup Selfies Reveals How Most of Us Really Feel About Cosmetics

The Conversation UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

What do you think the opposite sex finds attractive in you? If you're a guy, do you think that women prefer bulging muscles and washboard abs? Or, if you're a woman, maybe you think men prefer skinny girls, like the ones we see on the catwalk? If so, you're likely mistaken.

How to Update Your Beauty Regime

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

If you're hairier than you think you should be, try using a cream with acid, or maybe destroy your follicles with a laser, or take a pill to balance your hormones so that other people can look at you without being repulsed - don't worry about the hysterical depression that comes with it - it's worth it!

Let the Sunshine Into Your Wardrobe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I love cold, winter weather but these never ending grey skies are getting me down. Yellow is one of those cheery colours that just makes everything a bit better and brighter. Associated with optimism, happiness and sunshine, it's a great pop colour to wear right now.

São Paulo, Brazil Introduces Latin America's First Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Exciting news just in from Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team in Brazil, where the State of São Paulo has just introduced Latin America's first ever ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

Christmas Shopping: Gifts for Guys and Beauty Buffs

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Just entering the big department stores is enough to induce a panic attack at the moment so to save you any further seasonal anxiety, here are a few suggestions for the men and beauty lovers you may be buying gifts for this Christmas.

China Takes First Steps on Path to Beauty Without Cruelty

Victoria Martindale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team has been working hard with Chinese policymakers, regulators and scientists to change the requirement to test cosmetics on animals, and this latest development is testament to our efforts.

Animal Testing on Cosmetics

Harriet Williamson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

Can we now buy all cosmetic products with confidence? Unfortunately not. An eyeliner or concealer stick or bottle of perfume and its ingredients bought in the EU cannot be tested on animals, but there are lots of big companies who want to sell to the Chinese market.

A Beauty Break-Through

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

Until recently, I was brain-dead about beauty. It might be stereotypical to assume that if you have ovaries, you know your Nars from your Nivea but, alas, I did not.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rita Pal | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

We live in an age where society attempts to conform to the status quo. We are told that in exchange for beauty we will obtain success and happiness. What we are not told is how much unhappiness we often go through to achieve this unachievable perception of beauty.

How To Do The School Run Without Looking Like You've Just Been Dug Up

Karen Maher | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Style
Karen Maher

'School Run Style' guides usually revolve around monumental grooming efforts combined with 'easy' ways to emulate celebrities chic 'School Run looks' that, in reality, reek of being laid out the night before - by their stylist.

What's in Your Beauty Products? Eight Ingredients You Wouldn't Expect to Put on Your Face

Esther Hayden | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Do we ever really know what we are putting on our faces and some of the strange ingredients that may potential be in our daily routines? Here are eight of the most bizarre that you probably would never have thought to put near, never mind on, your face.

Anti-aging Products Don't Work

Amanda Cook | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

The fact is that we are all ageing. Every day. It's part of moving forward in life. And at any age, the most beautiful women look like a gorgeous, vibrant, alive version of themselves. The best version of themselves possible. They look their age (well, within 10 years or so!), and they look good.

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty is Not Your Friend

Jilly Luke | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

Not every single woman in the world is beautiful. This is actually ok. Being plain is not a tragedy. Being rubbish at pub quizzes is a problem. Being an actively nasty person is a problem. Having quite an average arrangement of facial features is not.

The Lipstick Effect - How Recessions Reveal Female Mating Strategy

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

A series of psychology experiments have confirmed for the first time that while tougher economic times decrease desire for most items, they also reliably increase women's yearning for products that boost their attractiveness.

Will Researchers Agree to More Transparency in Animal Experiments?

Michelle Thew | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

Chris Magee writes in the Huffington Post "We all agree" that the European ban on animal testing for cosmetics is "fantastic news" that has been "a long time coming", but that the research community parts company with animal protection campaigns that seek to end animal testing for veterinary and medical uses.

We All Agree About Cosmetics, But We Still Need Animals for Medicine

Chris Magee | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Magee

The recent, fantastic, news that it will be illegal to sell cosmetics tested on animals across Europe has been a long time coming, and offers hope that the ban may one day spread outside of Europe. The use of animals for veterinary and medical applications, however, remains essential.

EU Bans the Sale of All Animal Tested Products... PHEWW!

Hannah Brooks | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Hannah Brooks

To be honest if you had come up to me a month ago and asked my stance on Eco-issues then I would have probably told you to go away and not waste my time. But, some thorough research and less ignorant understanding lead me to believe very differently. Those beliefs being that what happens to these animals is horrific, and all because you want a lipstick and foundation to cover your so called "blemishes."

EU Cosmetics Testing Ban: A New Era for Humane Research?

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jasmijn de Boo

We are celebrating today. After 23 years of campaigning for an end to animal testing for cosmetics, the EU ban on the use of non-human animals in cosmetics testing has now come into full force.

How the EU's Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics Protects People and Advances Science

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Tech
Kathy Guillermo

Animal testing for cosmetics was born in the 1920s. We aren't still hanging onto the same types of phones, cars or word-processing devices that we used nearly a century ago, so why should we still rely on the same tests for products?

Finally: European Union Goes Cruelty-Free With Cosmetics

Mark Jones | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

From today, following 20 years of delays to implementation, the European Union finally is enforcing its ban on the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetic products and ingredients. In doing so, the EU becomes the largest cruelty-free cosmetics market, making its shops a no-go area for cosmetics tested on animals anywhere in the world.

They Have Heartbeats Too

Tamsin Omond | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Omond

I think that how we interact with nature and animals says a lot about our species. If there were a Court that could judge every living thing on this planet and what impact - collectively - its had then I fear our species would find itself condemned.

Weekend Shopping: We Want Gold

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Seems there's a gold rush going on at the moment everywhere (even the Team GB trophy cabinet) with glistening, golden shades shining from shop rails, beauty displays and shoe stores. When it comes to metallics I'm usually a silver or bronze girl although I do love a rose gold, especially for eyeshadows and jewellery.

Weekend Shopping: Bronze Is Beautiful

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As a redhead (for now) bronze is also a really flattering shade for me and one I love wearing both as clothing, accessories and - carefully, no-one's talking matchy-matchy eyes/lips/cheeks 90s MAC Spice style here - cosmetics. Here's my pick of a few great bronze-toned pieces from fashion and beauty through to some gorgeous glassware.

Why Women Can Be the Worst Audiences for Female Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Essentially women are conditioned to laugh AT men and WITH other women. Hear me out before dismissing my theory. Comedy is bound up with power and sex, and an ugly man can laugh a woman into bed if all else fails. We go for a 'GSOH' kind of guy more often than pure good looks but a combination of the two is the ideal - we care less about appearance than men do.

11 Facts About Women You May Have Forgotten

Anna French | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna French

It may seem that I am stating the obvious here, but judging by things I've heard recently a reminder may be in order.

Whether it's Chris Evans saying that women are much better at making beds than men or a woman's voice suddenly rising above the murmur on the bus, saying "well duuuh, all women love shoes", everyone seems to have an opinion on what women are like.