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Beauty tips: swing back to 60s lashes

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A nod to the 60s, yes, but being Prada, there’s a subversive twist: bleached eyebrows and trompe l’oeil eyeshadow. But let’s just talk lashes. Prep them with a primer – it helps avoids a clumpy finish. Layer mascara on lower ...

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Skin deep: why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s beauty regime split the internet

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Last week, towards the end of her first month in office, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a five-page Instagram story on her skin routine and it split the internet. It wasn’t the use of retinol that sent critics into a spin. Ocasio-Cortez’s ...

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Washington hair stylists proved independent contractors can’t be cut

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One thing is obvious to anyone who’s ever visited a hair stylist: this is an industry that relies on independent contractors, many of whom rent out space from existing salons to work their craft. Which is why, according to the ...

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Crystal Rasmussen: diary of a drag queen

I was never not a drag queen. I shan’t invoke the passé gay idea that I emerged dancing, in patent stilettos and glistening sequins, straight from my mum’s vagina (love you Mum!) and on to the stage. Why? Well, first, ...

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The best moisturiser boosters | Sali Hughes

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Beauty icon Clinique, having got things frustratingly wrong for about five years on the trot, has, in the past 18 months, not so much turned a corner, as performed a screeching handbrake skid around it. Unpretentious, high-quality and effective innovation ...

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Beauty tips: apply crystals and glitter for superhero eyes

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When makeup artist Pat McGrath uses crystals and glitter (surely the most impractical of beauty trends) to create a heroine-worthy winged eye (as per the Valentino show), it becomes no-questions-asked desirable and every iota of pragmatism goes out the window. ...

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Is clean beauty a skincare revolution – or a pointless indulgence?

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Their lids gleam under the shop lights: bottles made of elegant black or vivid green glass stand alongside white tubes with bold, minimalist lettering. These beauty products make many claims: to “defy” age, minimise pores, block pollution, plump skin. They ...

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Napoleon Perdis makeup empire goes bust, putting Australian jobs at risk

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The Australian-grown cosmetics empire Napoleon Perdis Group has gone into voluntary administration, putting jobs and 56 local stores at risk. Company directors had been trying to find a buyer for the makeup chain for months. The administrators Simon Cathro, Chris ...

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Can’t deal with the cold? It’s time to rediscover your busy bathing schedule

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I cannot deal with the cold weather. Please, save me.Me, my desk I don’t know if I have made it clear enough in my several thousand other columns on this subject, but I really, really hate winter. Some people get ...

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Beauty tips: punk meets beige

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Wide slashes of pointed eyeshadow winged from the eyes of models at Burberry’s SS19 shows, which would have looked terribly dramatic were they not in gentle shades of bronze and taupe. Beige, for so long the safe option, whether on ...

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