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.

Turkish Airlines Backs Down On Lipstick Ban Amid Protests Of 'Creeping Islamic Influence'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

Turkish Airways has backed down on a proposed ban against flight attendants wearing brightly coloured lipstick or nail polish. News of the measure...

Turkish Airlines To Ban Flight Attendants From Wearing Bright Lipstick & Nail Polish

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Turkish Airlines Backs Down On Lipstick Ban Amid Protests Of 'Creeping Islamic Influence' Turkish Airlines is set to ban flight attendants ...

Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome Over 24hr Foundation That 'Fades' During The Sabbath

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An Orthodox Jewish woman has filed a lawsuit against Lancome claiming its “24hr foundation” does not last the prescribed time, meaning it doesn’...

Weekend Shopping: Valentine's Day Lingerie and Beauty Buys

Sarah McGiven | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Here are a few of my favourites out there at the moment to help beautify body and soul because, whilst the products and the make up will make you look gorgeous. There's nothing like that confident, sexy feeling of fabulous, well-fitting lingerie no matter what your size.

The F-Word

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Confession time. I am scared of foundation. Years of ballet stage makeup, and a contrary attitude towards anything in the least bit popular, have deterred me from ever squirting my face with the brown stuff.

Men Spend Almost As Much As Women On Beauty Products - Surprised?

PA | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men are fast catching up with women when it comes to how much they spend on looking good, according to a poll. Women spend an average of £2,462 a ...

Is Your Mascara Making You Ill?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) claim they've found a link between chemicals in everyday make-up cosmetics and diabetes in w...

Ad Review: Volkswagen - A Crash Course to Shine

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK
Josh Okungbaiye

In order to channel a message effectively, sometimes the hard-hitting approach is needed to shake the audience into paying attention. 'A Crash Course ...

Weekend Shopping: Rediscovering High Street Beauty With Boots' No.7

Sarah McGiven | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Remember when you were little and your mum used to wear No7 make up and you thought it was SO grown up?

Why Nail Art Is So Popular Right Now

Katie Wright | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Style
Katie Wright

Why the sudden craze for crazy nails? Maybe it's thanks to the fashion industry, because nail art is clearly having a fashion moment too. Unusual nails were big news on the autumn/winter 2012 catwalks, lead by the London designers.

Illamasqua: 'Human Fundamentalism' Review

Maria Dickinson | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Style
Maria Dickinson

In such a competitive retail arena, it really is a wonder Illamasqua has got where it is in just three short years. Theirs is truly a rags to riches tale. The brainchild of Yorshireman Julian Kynaston, Illamasqua has become the fastest growing beauty brand ever.

Girl Guides Abandon Camp Fires For Lessons On Make Up And Clothes (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Girl guides are being taught how to apply make up, give massages and what to wear to the beach - and the new curriculum has sparked parent outrage. ...

Lancome Announces "First Muslim Face" - But Should That Be The Story?

MyDaily | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Style

Okay, so we were in two minds about covering this but we decided we would, if only to raise a few points. ...

Golden Globes Beauty; The Only Way Is Hollywood, Classic Nudes With a Touch of Glamour

Lisa Stokes | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Style
Lisa Stokes

At last night's Golden Globes we saw Hollywood glamour at its best, and guess what? There wasn't a fake strip lash, tattooed brow or hair extension in sight. Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman all chose to play down their classic coutures and enhance their natural beauty with nude make up, healthy skin and tousled shiny locks.