Makeup

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.

Help! What makeup is essential?

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Natasha Hughes Beauty expert Natasha Hughes answers your questions.

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.

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

Kate Moss

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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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.

Too far

Woman spends $35,000 to look exactly like Kim Kardashian

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Surely one Kim Kardashian is plenty?

New research

Do men actually prefer the 'no make-up' look or is it a big lie?

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Nedahl Stelio For as long as I can remember, men have declared they prefer ''the natural look'' on women. But that could all be complete hogwash, according to a new study.

Trend of elfin nails

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds a new cult serum in the making and shows how it's easy being green with the latest nail polish hit colour

Purple lips and dirty hair

Purple-lipped, dirty haired Lorde becomes a beauty queen

Lorde on the cover of Billboard magazine.

Jenna Clarke Once upon a time purple-tinged lips were a sign of hypothermia, now they are a symptom of the “Lorde effect”.

Super foods and beauty

Super foods in skincare - what's all the hype?

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Julia Teen Is what’s good for the body really good for the skin? That’s the question dermatologists are asking with the rise of trendy super foods turning up in our beauty products.

Face frame

Is it worth it? Expert brow shaping

Beautiful woman

Nedahl Stelio They frame your face and changed Elizabeth Hurley's life, but how does the swankiest salon in Sydney shape up?

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New study

Study finds less make-up is more in men's eyes

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Rachel Clun Ladies, step away from your liquid eyeliner. When it comes to make-up, less is definitely more.

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Angelina Jolie's make-up mishap

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12:  Actress Angelina Jolie attends

Rachel Clun Angelina Jolie has caused a stir on the red carpet, but this time it has nothing to do with thigh-high splits in dresses.

Beauty roadtest

Facial rejuvenation: is it worth it?

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Nedahl Stelio Is there a way to erase the "tired" from your face?

Beauty essentials for travel

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling is a willing guinea pig for a new wrinkle eradicating injectable, tracks down a favourite hot iron and  gets travel ready with some cute kits

Why do we love to hate celebrities who've had plastic surgery?

Nicole Kidman at the press conference for her film Grace of Monaco at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rachel Clun Why do we point and scoff at their attempts to halt time?