Makeup

Help! What makeup is essential?

Natasha Hughes Beauty expert Natasha Hughes answers your questions.

Expert advice

The most common makeup mistakes

Leah McLennan Using old fashioned make-up techniques can be one of the fastest ways to ensure you look older than you are.

Seasonally adjusted makeup

Natalie Portman

Natasha Hughes Summer's over - it's time for a new look.

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Cosmetic enhancement

Makeup tips from Kate Moss

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After 20 years of supermodelling, she's picked up a trick or two.

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Makeup slip-ups

Natasha Hughes Even the beauty insiders still get it wrong.

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Are you ever too old for makeup?

Hillary Clinton

Natasha Hughes Yes, says Hillary Clinton. She just can't be bothered any more.

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Beauty rule

Liz Hurley: I always wear makeup

Elizabeth Hurley, Liz Hurley.

"I don't see the point in looking less than your best," says actress.

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Expensive habit

Beauty therapy bill? Make mine a million, says Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson looking a million bucks.

Livia Gamble According to a New Zealand news site, Simpson spends approximately US$1 million a year on her looks.

Burning ambition

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Jenna Clarke Choosing your fragrance has become more personal, writes Jenna Clarke, as a very British house of scent opens up a world of possibilities with its combination concept.

Age restriction for Botox?

Doctors warn Botox could 'stunt emotional growth' in young people

Catherine Rodie Clinical practitioners in the UK have warned that Botox may 'stunt emotional growth' in young people.

How 'Australia's Angelina Jolie' Krystal Barter is becoming our most influential philanthropist

Pink Hope founder Krystal Barter and first lady Margie Abbott launched Bright Pink Lipstick Day at Kirribilli House this week.

Jenna Clarke She has been referred to as Australia's Angelina Jolie, but as well as them both carrying the faulty BRCA1 gene, Pink Hope founder Krystal Barter also shares the Oscar-winner's influence and star...

Transgender model

Will the fashion world accept Andreja Pejic as a woman?

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Matthew Schneier After several months away from the business, Andreja Pejic is waiting to see whether a major designer — indeed, the entire fashion establishment — will accept her as a woman.

Too far

Photoshop shock: Insider reveals fashion industry image editing practices

Lena Dunham's <i>Vogue</i> cover. The website <i>Jezabel</i> caused a stir for calling out the Photoshopping, but Dunham says she's happy with the way the images were edited.

Rachel Clun A fashion industry insider and Photoshop expert has revealed the lengths editors and creative directors are willing to go to for the ‘perfect image’.

Beauty designers

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

Chinese tourist Chen Mao had surgery so she could look like a Korean celebrity.

Anna Fifield Korea’s pop-culture “wave” has brought it a new export: nips, tucks and other plastic surgeries for Chinese visitors eager to look like their favourite celebrities from Korean soap...

Wind back the clock

How to look 10 years younger

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Elizabeth Clarke The key to a good youthful makeup is finding the balance between too much makeup and not enough.

Electronic make-up: Is this the future of beauty?

Virtual makeup - and no, those aren't the model's eyes.

Rachel Clun Virtual makeup and 3D printed eye-shadow. It has to be seen to be believed.

Beautiful photo series

Photo series captures the ageless beauty of senior women at the salon

Andrea Romano There's nothing more beautiful than growing old gracefully, especially when it comes with a fair amount of wisdom.

Public make-up touch ups

The Queen and Camilla loosen up on the lippy at Commonwealth Games

The Queen applying her lippie during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jenna Clarke The royal family’s quest to be perceived as down-to-earth folk continued when both the Queen and Camilla were photographed touching up their make-up in public last week.

Hair styling hits a purple patch as kooky becomes cool

Lavender tresses: Ms Mazzon shows off her new purple look.

Michael Koziol It is all about pastels, possums! In what is chalked up as a throwback to the 1950s, purple hair has re-entered the zeitgeist with more gusto than the twist at a sock hop.

'I smoke, I drink, I sunbathe'

Jerry Hall: I smoke, I drink, I sunbathe... and I look pretty good

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Anita Singh Jerry Hall says she looks "pretty good" for her age despite doing everything health experts say we must avoid.