Beauty Beat on Makeup

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Why do Australian women give up on their appearance?

Natasha Hughes After a certain age, women seem to allow themselves to become sexless frumps.

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Eye know how to do it (theoretically)

Model Aurelie wearing winter make-up.



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Natasha Hughes Makeup supremo Rae Morris has a surprising tip that will give you eyes worthy of the runway.

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Melting in the sun

A generic heat wave photo of a man walking silouetted by the setting sun in Darwin.
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Natasha Hughes Even heat lovers have had enough. How do you look fresh as a daisy in this weather? Or even vaguely reasonable?

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Coming clean

Hot stuff ... is soothing your skin the key to anti-ageing?

Natasha Hughes It's a given you do it but how do you do it? What do you cleanse with?

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Why we love shopping online for beauty

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Natasha Hughes Clueless sales assistants - and they're just the ones we manage to find - are keeping us away from the department store beauty halls in droves.

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The beauty of the bathroom edit

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Natasha Hughes If you want to simplify your life in 2013, sorting out your make-up and skincare is a good place to start.

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Tattoos are given a bit of pluck

Eyebrow tattoos

Natasha Hughes Suddenly, tatts make sense.

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Are primers worth using?

Best beauty buys

Natasha Hughes Foundation should do for a flawless party face, shouldn't it?

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Best before others

Natasha Hughes BB creams are - at long last - the latest sensation for beautiful complexions.

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Four eyes better than two

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Natasha Hughes Thick, black-rimmed glasses are a must-have accessory - especially with clear lenses. It's a short-sighted trend, says Natasha Hughes.

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The good oil

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Natasha Hughes The oils we use on our faces have changed as often as the oils we use on our food.

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Perfect pouts

Luscious ways with lips

Lips

Natasha Hughes The trout pout's been superseded by the soft and tender lip, thanks to improved products.

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Skin care beats surgery

Surgery or skin care?

Natasha Hughes Cosmetic treatments are a waste of time if the home beauty regime's patchy, says a plastic surgeon.

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Lancome's battle for your bucks

Lancome ad featuring Julia Roberts.

Natasha Hughes Lancome has drastically cut its prices but do we care?

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The Glamour Games

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Natasha Hughes If they gave medals for good looks, this Olympics would be a record-breaker.

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Beauty succour

Natasha Hughes Need cheering? Try a lipstick. There can be depth in the superficiality of makeup.

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What's your emotional make-up?

Emotional Brilliance colour wheel

Natasha Hughes Does make-up look better when it matches your mood?

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Beauty's new gold standard

Makeup, cosmetics, eyelashes, mascara, lipstick, complexion, white skin, white teeth.

Natasha Hughes It's affordable, easy to use and made from 24-carat gold.

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Flat out fashionable

Withcery ballet flats

Natasha Hughes We're over sky-high heels and fashion is finally catching up.

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The best beauty tip ever

Generic pic of nice eyes and perfectly plucked eyebrows.

Natasha Hughes It's cheap, it's easy and will do more for your face than any amount of makeup or Botox.

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