Winnie Salamon In computers they call it "waving a dead chicken", a ritual that makes a person feel better even though they know it's not going to lead to any tangible results.
Julia Teen The future of beauty seems to be in product customisation
Natasha Hughes What to look for in a skin cream and what to avoid.
Natasha Silva-Jelly We've trawled supermarkets and chemists for the 50 top value-for-money beauty products. This week: skincare.
Natasha Silva Jelly Can a DNA profile help to prevent the signs of ageing?
Beauty in a flash
Cassy Small Looking good needn't take long. From top to toe, there's a range of products and slick manoeuvres that can have you out the door and looking great in no time.
Cheap and simple
Rachel Clun They might earn millions of dollars a year, but celebrities are no strangers to cheap beauty fixes.
Hannah Betts Nigella Lawson's magazine cover just underlines the amount of artifice required to pull off the 'natural' look.
Beauty bag must-haves
Eleanor Pendleton Eleanor Pendleton reveals the must-haves beauty editors favour.
Photoshop strikes again
Livia Gamble Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese is the latest celebrity to go under Photoshop's metaphorical knife.
NYC Fashion Week
Eleanor Pendleton We went backstage at NYFW to discover the tricks of the beauty trade.
Livia Gamble Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson are the latest A-listers to be photographed without make-up, in a series of raw photographs for the 20th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood edition.
Debra D. Bass The latest beauty 'wonder drug' is probably already a resident in your kitchen cupboard.
MJ Angel The official numbers aren't yet in but it's estimated that Aussies spent more than $600 million last year on non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers and other skin rejuvenation...
Sarah Berry The movement against manipulated beauty images continues to gain momentum.
Gabrielle Lipton There's a joke among tattoo artists that whenever Rihanna gets a new tattoo, droves of 20-something women will soon come asking for the same.
Cassy Small Make 2014 your most beautiful year yet. Here are our suggestions for some beauty resolutions you're going to want to keep.
Nip and tuck
Cassy Small A new breed of tourist is taking the post-holiday glow to a new level and booking in for cosmetic surgery abroad.
Snail mucus, anyone?
Eleanor Pendleton From bee venom to snail mucus, we look at some of the weird and wonderful ingredients appearing in beauty products.
Take the quiz
Sarah Berry A new study suggests you can you pick a smoker by the condition of their skin.