Aldi v designer beauty brands: can a £5.99 foundation compete with the £183 version?

The discount supermarket’s makeup and skincare range unashamedly apes Yves Saint Laurent, Elizabeth Arden and other labels. We put five copies of cult favourites to the testIf...

The best eye shadows

Cream beats powder colour when you’re on the goIt’s nearly as rare as the UK winning Eurovision, but sometimes I leave home without my makeup bag. No...

Use a painter’s restraint with powder-blue

How to get expressive with colourful eyeshadow, plus easy smoky eyes, and a new mascara that’s caused a sensationWhile bright powder-blue eyeshadow (or any bright shadow for that...

Frame your face with great standout brows

Defined but natural-looking is the goal for eyebrows. Plus concealers with a light touch, and an artful new fragranceSome people are born with brows so luscious, if reincarnated...

Is clean beauty a skincare revolution – or a pointless indulgence?

More and more companies are offering skincare products free from ‘toxic’, ‘nasty’ and ‘suspicious’ chemicals. But are these ingredients really dangerous?Their lids gleam under the shop lights:...

Beauty sleep: why there’s no escaping makeup

Bare Minerals is selling makeup to wear in bed – meaning women may never have to show their real, unadorned faces againIt’s a real thing, apparently, and...

Kylie Jenner’s makeup makes her the world’s youngest billionaire

Youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner reality TV family tops Mark Zuckerberg by two yearsKylie Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner American reality TV family, has become the world’s...

Well done, Virgin Atlantic – now all companies must ditch their makeup rules for...

Requiring flight attendants to wear makeup forced them to do two jobs at once – actually look after passengers and play at being stereotypical air-hostessesYou always knew...

Virgin Atlantic drops mandatory makeup for female cabin crew

Airline says crew can work without makeup but must follow chosen palette if they doVirgin Atlantic has told female cabin crew they will no longer have to wear makeup...

Jess Glynne’s no-makeup stunt at the Brits was trite, skin-deep feminism

The singer’s performance won plaudits for promoting bare-faced self-acceptance – but I was unconvincedLadies, prepare to be inspired, empowered and generally wowed. You see, I did a...

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