Beauty

The female genital makeover – another word for misogyny?

Paula Goodyer     Google the world 'labiaplasty' and you enter a whole new world of marketing to women – selling the genital makeover.

Curvy thighs, big breasts and a world of unrealistic expectations

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Stephanie Wood   A study claiming to better understand unrealistic standards of beauty is not all it seems to be.

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Covergirl launches Star Wars makeup line

Covergirl will launch a <i>Star Wars</i>-inspired cosmetics line.

Mary Ward   Now's your chance to be a Star Wars beauty as Covergirl cashes in. Mary Ward reports.

Sephora is coming to Melbourne

Crowds at the opening of Sephora in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall in December, 2014.

Mary Ward   The beauty giant will open up in Melbourne's CBD before Christmas.

Aussie model on stage with Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs with Andreja Pejic (L) and Lily Donaldson during The 1989 Tour at Soldier Field on July 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Ward   First a national beauty campaign, then on stage with Taylor Swift; it's been a big week for Andreja.

Is the world ready for #KimNoFilter?

Kim Kardashian on Vogue.

Kim Kardashian appears au naturel on the new cover of Spanish Vogue.

Photoshop drama

L'Oreal ad with Dame Helen cleared for publication

Helen Mirren as she appears in a new L'Oreal commercial in the UK.

L'Oreal has been cleared by the advertising standards authority in the UK for photoshopping Helen Mirren.

Hairy issue

Long underarm hair: 2015's biggest beauty trend?

Jemima Kirke flashed her armpit hair in a sleeveless dress at the CFDA Awards.

Nedahl Stelio   This year is all about the pits.

Matt Damon's new hair is 100 per cent hipster

Matt Damon.

Matt Damon has done a Thor. Or is it a hipster man-bun?

Contouring is dead, long live strobing

Amy Schumer knows what a joke contouring is.

Mary Ward   Makeup lovers are done with two-toned monstrocities.

Utterly ridiculous belly button challenge goes viral

Weibo user DJ Lou snow.

Sarah Berry   In the age of the internet, really where would we be without a weekly, ever-more ridiculous challenge?

The next Hawko?

Bosnian refugee Monika Radulovic crowned Miss Universe Australia

Monika Radulovic celebrates after being crowned Miss Universe Australia 2015.

Daisy Dumas   A Bosnian refugee whose parents arrived in Australia with little more than "the shirts on their backs" has been crowned Miss Universe Australia.

Indigenous culture captures beauty on a world scale

Beautiful traditions: Indigenous-inspired treatments are worth knowing about.

Sarah Berry   We don't know the beauty of Aboriginal culture. But we should.

Weird science

3D printed human skin is L'Oreal's next big thing

Since the EU banned animal testing for cosmetics, L'Oreal is branching out developing it's own "skin".

Abby Phillip   And it's not creepy at all.

H&M moves into makeup

The new H&M beauty collection.

Mary Ward   But, as always, don't get too excited, Australia.

Stubborn resolve

Miss Japan Ariana Miyamoto's fights racial discrimination

Ariana Miyamoto.

First biracial Miss Universe Japan winner wants to help create a Japan where anyone can make things happen.

Plumped

Kylie Jenner admits plumped lips are enhanced

Kylie Jenner at the American Music Awards last year has, after months of denial, admitted her lips have been surgically enhanced.

Justin Wm. Moyer   You can all stop sucking on bottle caps.

Snap-happy models find fame and fortune on Instagram

Stephanie Smith posts a photo of herself at a photo shoot for Exs and Ohs lingerie

Lucy Battersby   Models who opt for an online instant profile are proving major drawcards for advertisers.

Pietro Boselli: 'world's hottest maths teacher' too good looking to be taken seriously

Seriously, be serious: Pietro Boselli.

Pietro Boselli knows looks do matter but also says they won't last and that it's important to build something that will.