Good vibrations

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

Red lips
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The business of lipstick

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

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Oil rush

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


Eight essential beauty looks for autumn

The best new season beauty tricks – from ‘gym hair’ to lo-fi brows and the new nudes

Hair care products, from left: L’Oréal Mythic Oil, Purely Perfect Cleansing Crème, Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil and Pureology Precious Oil Softening Hair Masque

Post-holiday hair care

Masks, oils and ‘anti-shampoos’ – what the leading authorities in hair and scalp health recommend

‘Bikini selfie’ season

I dropped an inch instantly, but expect evil-looking bruising afterwards

Models at Roberto Cavalli
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The definition of perfect cheekbones

New products that provide a shortcut to striking looks with nothing more invasive than a bronzer brush

Anti-pollution skincare solutions

Tackling the effects of environmental damage is the latest target for anti-ageing products

Beauty insider: The sun’s risk factors

There’s more to sun protection than sunscreen

Stills from the DKNY, Rag&Bone, and Prabal Gurung fashion show

Go bold with this season’s brightest lipsticks

Women trade their neutral shades for more adventurous colours

Let’s shed our fitness myths

We women have spent years not finding a ‘cure’. And men come along and claim ownership? I don’t think so

My position on yoga

‘I spent the 90-minute class fuming about how money-grabbing the new yoga had become’

Vintage skincare

Everyone’s new best friend

‘Beauty columnist might not rank highly on many people’s lists of jobs with a strong social purpose, but I beg to differ’

The age of miracles

‘If a tiny, fragile flower can survive harsh conditions, just think what it could do for our skin’