2016’s beauty buzzwords

Chypre, McGrath and halal: Kathleen Baird-Murray uncovers the coming trends

Heavenly scents

The latest perfumes smell divine. Mark C O’Flaherty seeks out the holiest of aromas

The best party season pit-stops

Pressed for time? Kathleen Baird-Murray finds the best places and apps to get women party-ready in a jiffy

For the body and soul

Stay beautiful on every budget with these new wonder products

Cornrows and Afros on the SS16 catwalks at Louis Vuitton; Tommy Hilfiger; Valentino; Céline

Adventures with Afros

Ateh Jewel untangles the growing issue of caring for mixed-race hair

A couture lace mask at Givenchy’s SS16 catwalk show

Sheets ahead: face masks

Givenchy elevates the humble sheet mask to couture level with its catwalk-quality ‘lace face’ treatment

Frederic Malle

Perfume profiling

Change your life by finding the perfect scent

When the (sun) damage is already done

Treatment for pigmentation, whether hormonal, genetic or sun-induced, now tops the anti-ageing charts

Trend: Coconut oil

What can the beauty industry’s new hero product do for you?

Kristen Stewart
©Jon Kopaloff

How to achieve the perfect eyeliner flick

Be they cat’s eye, winged or wraparound — flicks are once again the stars of the shows

Bathroom fridges — a cool idea?

The latest accessory in luxury living is a bathroom fridge. A cool new innovation? Aimee Farrell reports

Best feet forward

Beauty’s great leveller — feet sort the 360-degree groomers from the rest of us

Lucy Kellaway samples collagen cocktails

Face creams not keeping you young? You’re doing it wrong. Ever hopeful, Lucy Kellaway subjects herself to collagen cocktails

AmorePacific ramps up US expansion

Exports of S Korean cosmetic products to US rise 35%

Going grey with grace

Would abandoning the tyranny of the three-week root touch-up really be so dreadful?

Shopping: six eco-friendly sunscreens

Stop before you slather. Kathleen Baird-Murray finds the best ways to protect your skin — and the environment — in the sun

A green guide to summer beauty

Kathleen Baird-Murray tests the best eco-friendly products to take on holiday

Primer time

You can now get a make-up primer for every feature of your face. But which ones are worth it?

Look up! And other ways to save one’s neck

Neck creams are catching on and many brands claim their products firm and tighten the skin

Contouring? Turn the other cheek

If it’s naturally enhanced cheekbones you’re after, learn to love blushing and bronzing

Mind over the matter of losing a stone

Can hypnotherapy keep me away from the croissants?

The Jenner-ation game

How Estée Lauder’s new online magazine is clicking with a younger audience

Petal power

The pick of the prettiest spring blushers and cute compacts

Bone broth: the new cool fuel

Lucie Green on how consommé became the fashion pack’s favourite tipple

The washbag’s secret weapon

‘Water. A face cloth. And my coconut balm.’ Rose-Marie Swift reveals her top beauty tip

New make-up maestros

Young, bold and brilliant with a brush: four major appointments in the beauty industry are set to transform the way we look

The joy of suds

Bathtime is increasingly under threat as more of us opt for the power shower. Time to remember one of life’s greatest luxuries

The barefaced cheek of the natural look

The make-up free look is not easy to achieve, unless you’re Keira Knightley. If you’re not? Learn to cheat

The juice detox, deconstructed

Most juice fasts don’t support the liver or the body’s delicate ecology

Divine inspiration

Thai boxing, diamond-dust exfoliators and lashings of lip gloss — find out more about the art of looking like an ‘angel’

On the scent of the perfect fragrance

In the season of gift-giving, perfume seems to be an easy choice, but industry insiders say, that’s not really the case

Man meets moisturiser

Male skincare is a booming business. But can an avowed soap-and-water man be persuaded to switch to serums?

The tong weekend

The man behind Alexa Chung’s ‘waves’ now offers lessons on how to do the do

How to give gorgeousness

The best products to prettify, polish and pamper

Helena Rubinstein: a head for business

A new exhibition looks at how the cosmetics tycoon created a brand in her own image

Fjord fiesta: innovative beauty ideas from the Arctic

The home of minimal furniture and Nordic noir is now getting a name for skincare and cosmetics

My brush with the ‘X-Factor’ stylist

Fun will always trump high-falutin’ fashion when it comes to party hair

Good vibrations

I suspect my expensive face cloths are covertly used by my husband to give the taps a quick polish

The business of lipstick

From Gucci to Burberry, designer brands are entering the beauty sector. But are lipsticks always lucrative?

Oil rush

Whether it’s argan, coconut, or black rose, this slickest of ingredients can treat your every beauty need


Martin Sandbu

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