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Channel a supermodel in brown lipstick

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Browns are omnipresent – eyes, cheeks, lips… But I’ve always maintained no one looks good in brown lipstick. Spotting Kaia Gerber and co at the Moschino SS19 show, perhaps I should eat my words. The brown lip is workable for ...

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Top of the crops: the UK’s 10 best barber shops

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While you might only visit one every six weeks – to have your quiff managed perhaps, or your number 3 buzzed into a number 2.5 – the humble barbershop plays a significant role in the male experience. Consider its colourful ...

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She bangs: what Jenny Lewis’s fringe tells us about her musical direction

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Alt-icon Jenny Lewis is back! A perfect opportunity, then, to look into how the length and cut of the singer-songwriter’s bangs (the infinitely cooler American word for a fringe, guys) corresponds with where she’s at musically – honest. Fluffy child-actor ...

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Running down that aisle: the unstoppable rise of wedding trainers

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Classically, the problem with wearing trainers to your own wedding would have been that they didn’t cost enough: nuptial economics dictate that everything has to cost 10 times more than usual, otherwise it looks as though you don’t really care. ...

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‘It was our catwalk’: the children who gave their town a fashion makeover

After their costume workshop at the Gellideg youth centre in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, some of the girls who had taken part braved the wind and the rain to parade the streets in their finery. It was soon after Halloween, ...

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Fleabag dressing: how the Phoebe Waller-Bridge character became a style inspiration

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For all its gleeful bad taste, Fleabag has become ridiculously chic. The second series opened with Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the ladies’ loo of a smart, Ivy-ish London restaurant, wearing a truly excellent black evening jumpsuit. Clean-lined and long-legged with the ...

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Evolution of man: the rise and rise of the male wellness sector

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Men, your body is a battlefield. Your skin is sagging. Your hair is thinning. Your insides are screaming for holistic renewal. This is ageing – breathe, it’s natural – but it’s war nevertheless, and the common moisturiser has become too ...

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After a trip to the hairdresser’s, I feel refurbished | Hannah Jane Parkinson

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There was a time when I went years without visiting a hairdresser. I know. But I found sitting bang in front of a starkly lit mirror faintly terrifying, and did my best to avoid it. Nobody enjoys confronting cavernous pores ...

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If black TV stars are treated so differently, what can the rest of us expect? | Afua Hirsch

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There are a lot of things that black movie stars don’t usually tell you. Like how, as one major LA agent told me, even the most famous have struggled for years to enjoy anything like the same level of income ...

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The 30 best makeup, nail and hair products under £15

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It’s been four years since my last bargain special, and since then, there’s been a seismic shift in high street beauty. While I wasn’t quite grappling around for decent products for inclusion then, I was more reliant on the tried ...

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