Make Up

So What Should Cancer Look Like?!

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

'But you look so well!' It was a shocked response I have become used too. If the illness of a person is judged on their appearance, then I generally haven't fitted the criteria. It doesn't matter that I have incurable cancer, to many people, there is almost a sense of disappointment that I don't look like I'm on my death bed.

Is Makeup Our Hijab?

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Valdemar Alsop

Are we truly to believe that the world's women can't be beautiful without resorting to a bit of slap? Our continued existence and propensity for procreation suggests otherwise.

You Can Now Print Your Own Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

Printers aren't just for reproducing Word documents and clip art any more. They're for building houses and drawing models of the Eiffel Tower. They...

Smoke and Mirrors - Cosmetic Industry Brand Language and the Reality of Animal Testing

Justine Jenkins | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK
Justine Jenkins

This is what a great number of cosmetic companies are actually saying both on their packaging and on their websites when you read a message stating: "not tested on animals", or "product not tested on animals" and even "cruelty free". It is difficult to believe, but I am afraid that I am the harbinger of bad news!

#NoMakeupNominations: Why Are Students So Reluctant To Ditch The Slap?

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Selfies of women without make-up have recently flooded social media outlets, reigniting the debate around whether make-up is empowering or demeaning. ...

Poorna Bell

Tried And Tested: The Best Facial I've Ever Had

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world tends to be divided into two types of people: facial people and massage people. Until I really start freaking out about ageing, I sit firmly...

Fashion Week Recap: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Beauty Trends

Vogue.fr | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

From New York to Paris, via London and Milan, Fashion Week has been making its path for the past four weeks, and as designers presented beautiful collections full of covetable pieces, new style directions appeared on the horizon for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

These Make-Up Transformations Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At an age when we were still figuring out how on Earth eyelash clamps worked, 18-year-old Stephanie Fernandez is already creating the most mind-boggli...

Responsible Beauty - Animal Testing in the Cosmetics Industry

Justine Jenkins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justine Jenkins

I then uncovered the ugly truth about the beauty industry - animals are indeed still being tested on and going through extreme pain and cruelty - all for a new mascara or shampoo! What really angers me is that there's no need - we can undertake tests on reconstructed human skin, like EpiDerm, which is now widely available and produces better, more accurate results.

Woman Makes Fun Of Unrealistic Beauty Ads With Her Own Tip To Looking Flawless

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's a big one, the gulf between the reality of what a model looks like and the almost superhuman, heavily airbrushed picture that appears on beauty a...

A Guide to Getting Gorgeous in L.A

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Angelenos may not be known for fashion forward style, but they are at the forefront when it comes to getting fabulous hair, perfect skin and beautiful nails. Here's a guide on where to get that L.A look.

Style Soapbox: Bear-Faced Cheek

Alexandra Murphy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Murphy

Did you notice, a couple of weeks ago, on Tuesday 9th November, a whole host of women in your workplace - or on your train, or on your walk home - looking a little paler than normal? A little less defined, a little less 'glowy'?

The Diary of a Hermit: Adult Acne

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

This morning I'm greeted with large swollen lumps on my cheek, pustules dotted across my jawline, and a painful third eye bulging out from my uni-brow - after surveying today's canvas I slumped back into the pillow. I'm nearing the end of my twenties, this was meant to end a decade ago!

Dirty Work

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Why should women waste their precious time putting on mascara and foundation and shaving their legs? Who has that kind of excess time? Personally, my goal is to get to work as quickly as possible in the morning and to start applying myself to the tasks at hand. Note: I mean applying myself to my work, not applying make-up to myself.

LOOK: Make-Up Artist Reveals Jaw-Dropping Before And After Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's a truth that those of us who've worked in the magazine industry know, and that is, quite often, models are fairly ordinary-looking creatures w...

Putting Your Face On: Is Wearing Make-Up Deceitful?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Before and after photographs of a mystery woman have sparked an online debate... about make-up. The images, uploaded by make-up artist Melissa Murp...

London Fashion Week in a Nutshell

Serena Guen | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Serena Guen

It is easy to lose track during Fashion Week, so here is our LFW breakdown. From the soundtrack to the sandals, this is London Fashion Week in a nutshell...

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.

Worst Beauty Ad Ever: Men Stuff Mascara Down Their Pants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There are very few things we'd use after they'd been down a man's pants - actually scratch that. Seeing as some British men wear the same pair of u...

Students Spend More Money On Make-Up Than Full-Time Workers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students spend more money on make-up than women in full-time work, with 15% spending £30 or more a month on cosmetics. In contrast, only 4% of wor...

How To Put On Make-Up, The Feminist Way (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Society would like us to believe that being a feminist means wearing a hessian sack and forsaking all grooming products, but any modern feminist knows...

Sensitive Skin Solutions

Josephine A Boyce | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josephine A Boyce

When your toiletries budget is small you can't go around experimenting with different brands. Dear, delicate skinned lovelies, I have put my dramatically over-reactive skin to the test and can now share with you the results of my endeavors.

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.

Brogan Driscoll

Dolls Without Make-Up: Toys Challenge Girls' Body Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Inspired by the viral image of Barbie without make-up that took the internet by storm last week, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm has gone one step...

Pretty Pastels With an Edge

Ashleigh Houlton | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ashleigh Houlton

It's that time of year again (although the weather would certainly disagree); with spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, candy colours are back! Flicking through the glossy pages of this month's Vogue, I can't help but be drawn to the ice blues, gentle lilacs, soft pinks, mint greens and lemon yellows.