Makeup

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.

Say Eye Do to Liquid Eyeliner

Nina Leykind | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Leykind

Looking at the runway reports it's clear that liquid eyeliner is the lynchpin to many of the beauty looks on show. Mastering the perfect cat eye or winged out graphic liner is something that manages to elude many of us. As the famous meme states never ask a girl with winged liner why she's late!

Give Your Mum A Real Mother's Day Treat - Some Rest

Sarah McGiven | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I asked my parent friends what they would most like for Mother's Day and the first answer was universally 'sleep', followed by the traditional flowers and chocolates. So why not give sleep related, or at least rest-themed Thank You gifts this Sunday?

Beautiful Vanity: The #nomakeupselfie

Rebecca Myers | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Myers

Narcissism. Isn't it awful? Isn't it just the worst? You open your newsfeed and you see Instagram galore, "look how amazing my life is xoxo", and accidentally EXTREMELY CAREFULLY LIT stunningly beautiful superhuman selfies, as far as the eye can see.

Weekend Shopping: Queen Bee Style

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Last spring saw one the release of the most perfect fashion collections in recent memory, from Alexander McQueen. Based around bees and women as worker bees, this fantastically visual theme was cross-pollinated with the brand's dark romance. Immaculate construction ensured each elegant look was executed in the most high fashion way.

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.

Why I Love My Job as a Make-up Designer on 'Dancing on Ice'

René Metcalfe | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
René Metcalfe

Every morning I wake up and I love my job! All the celebrities I have worked with have been great! It's such a fun show to work on and everyone has embraced the glitter and glamour of Dancing On Ice...

Selfie- steem

The Mac Twins | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Raise device at 174 degree angle, eyes at sea level, (unless you have false lashes on, then aim for sky level), lips must pout, but not too much trout, curl tongue inside mouth for optimum cheek contouring, stand 2m from warm light and avoid shadow casting, and "CLICK". Delete and repeat...

How to Ditch Your Make-up and Still Look Hot

Realbuzz.com | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

We all envy that girl who can pull off the bare faced look; that natural beauty who steps out of the door with shiny, bright eyes and long, glossy locks. But you are that girl. You are that natural beauty and you can ditch your make-up and look great bare faced.

Top Seven Christmas Beauty Tips

Realbuzz.com | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Whether you're driving home for Christmas to see family, or heading out to glitzy parties to see old friends over the festive period, no doubt you'll want to look your best. With these top seven Christmas beauty tips you'll be looking gorgeous for those under-the-mistletoe moments.

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...

Five Steps to Instant Beauty

Realbuzz.com | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

You're having a lazy day watching chick flicks in your less-than-flattering pyjamas when suddenly you get a text asking if you want to go out for lunch in 10 minutes... eek. Follow these quick tips to go from 'not too pretty' to 'you're a fitty!' in less than 10 minutes.

Five Everyday Habits That Ruin Your Looks

Realbuzz.com | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

There are lots of things we do every single day that ruin our looks, from washing our hair to talking to our friends. To make sure you stay looking pretty, fresh-faced and perfect, check out this list and make sure you don't do any of these habits that ruin your appearance.

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.

Halloween Dos and Don'ts Fran vs. Olivia

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

When the beginning of September hits each year, I think to myself 'I should start planning my Halloween outfit' and year after year, after year, after...I don't. I then decide that it's all about the make-up, right?

How to Do Smokey Eyes Halloween Style

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

I love Halloween - it signals cosy evenings, crisp frosty mornings and a party atmosphere. Halloween also signals the downhill slide to Christmas...and I'm all about the cheer. I'm not one to make myself hideous with dangling eyeballs, arms out of sockets or worse - mummified - so I tend to go down the dark sexy route. Call me old fashioned.

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.

Great British Bake Off-Inspired Beauty

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

People often comment that I smell like a bakery - not because I'm always stuffing my face with cakes (I'm a savoury kinda girl), but because I tend to favour sugary, homely scents for my everyday beauty products. So, with the return of The Great British Bake Off, I figured this was as good a time as any to look at bakery-inspired beauty.

LOOK: Make-Up Artist Transforms Herself Into Walter White

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've run features on make-up artists transforming themselves into celebrities before, but what seemed exceptional about Canadian make-up artist Carly...

What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was A 'Normal' Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie, with her teeny waist, love of cupcakes, ability to overlook Ken's most basic flaw (he has no penis), and preference for tons of make-up has be...

Make-Up Artist Tamang Phan Transforms Herself Into Celebrities

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Please be warned. Watching this young Nepalese woman transform herself into a variety of celebrities is both weirdly addictive, and had HuffPost UK Li...

LOOK: Girls With Their Dolls From Award-Winning Photographer

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some of these pictures by Polish photographer Ilona Szwarc are haunting, while others are beautifully shot. This insight into American life is explain...

LOOK: Porn Stars Without Make-Up

Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When make-up artist Melissa Murphy released her first batch of photos featuring cosmetic-free porn models, she was not prepared for the reaction. ...

A Face That Fits

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

I first became aware that my face doesn't fit when I was writing a weekly column for a women's magazine that At first the editorial team tolerated the rather amateurish snap that I had provided for my picture byline. Then I got a phone call. 'We need you to come up for a shoot,' said the picture editor.

Lip Balm Love

Sarah McGiven | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Ever since the The Body Shop started the classroom craze for little potted lip balms, I've been hopelessly hooked. Thanks to those tiny, apothecary-style glass jars full of unctuous, sweet smelling goo - Morello Cherry for a cheery tint, Tutti Frutti for a moisturising glaze - I haven't been able to resist a lip balm.