Mascara

Laying it on thick

Mascara brands under fire for false (lash) advertising

Andrew Adam Newman When it comes to advertising, mascara marketers have been laying it on a bit thick.

DIY eyes

No more mascara, now you can grow your own luscious lashes

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Susannah Singh From the makers of Botox, comes the 'eyelash grower'.

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Eye-raising

Why you need $50 mascara

Lancome Doll Eyes mascara ad.

Natasha Hughes Because the expensive stuff gives you "Doll Eyes", writes Natasha Hughes.

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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.

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.

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.

Bare-faced chic

Nigella Lawson's 'no make-up' Vogue look

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Hannah Betts Nigella Lawson's magazine cover just underlines the amount of artifice required to pull off the 'natural' look.

Beauty bag must-haves

The products beauty editors really use

Eleanor Pendleton Eleanor Pendleton reveals the must-haves beauty editors favour.

Cheap and simple

Stars share their budget beauty tips

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Rachel Clun They might earn millions of dollars a year, but celebrities are no strangers to cheap beauty fixes.

When to throw out your beauty products

Give your makeup bag a spring clean.

Rachel Clun We are all guilty of hoarding old beauty products. From the dozens of different shampoos, conditioners and moisturisers we've tried and abandoned, to eye shadows and nail polishes bought years ago...

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Cheyenne Tozzi: Beauty + body secrets

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Nedahl Stelio The Face star lets us in on all her look-good tricks.

Eyebrow-raising beauty trends

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Cassy Small "If u have nice eyebrows u literally have everything u need in life."

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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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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

Better beauty

New year beauty resolutions

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Cassy Small Make 2014 your most beautiful year yet. Here are our suggestions for some beauty resolutions you're going to want to keep.

NYC Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week make-up artists reveal their top beauty tips

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camera to produce this image.) A model prepares backstage in an alternative view of Pamella Roland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 on February 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Eleanor Pendleton We went backstage at NYFW to discover the tricks of the beauty trade.

Bold beauty

In defence of 'ugly' beauty trends

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Clem Bastow So-called “ugly” beauty trends - in other words, anything that isn’t aggressively subtle - are actually a whole lot of fun.

Interview

Zooey Deschanel: the chameleon

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Erin O'Dwyer Zooey Deschanel may be fed up with the "adorkable" and "quirky" tags she's often labelled with, but this talented actor and singer (with the impeccable bangs) still guards her image closely.

Bargain bin

Best budget beauty buys: Make-up and more

Beauty Melbourne Fashion Week

Natasha Silva-Jelly Make-up and beauty treatments that are big on results and low on cost.

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Beauty Beat

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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