Makeup & Skincare

When lips become cartoon characters


Most of us struggle to master even the simplest makeup, but this artist takes statement lips to a whole new level.

In my beauty bag: Marianne Welch


Cult product curator Marianne Welch gives us the low-down on the best products for those with sensitive skin.

How to master this Korean beauty secret

wonder girls

In South Korea, 24/7 dewy skin is an art form: that enviable no-makeup makeup look.

This week we're obsessed with


James Franco and Peter Dinklage's new hairdos, a fresh chocolate flavour, stylish raincoats and some scary drag.

When contouring goes horribly wrong

Kim Kardashian

Using an algorithm of shading and highlighting to basically reconstruct your face doesn't always go to plan.

The lowdown on beauty buzzwords


These days deciphering labels on beauty products practically requires a science degree. Here's all you need to know...

This week we're obsessed with


A moment of pure kindness, a very Kardashian wedding album and the grossest beard action we've ever seen.

Face scrubs are back

Bobbi Brown

From fine powders to electrical gadgets... here's all you need to know about facial scrubs.

Are your ready for the return of this beauty trend?

Dawson's Creek

90s inspired beauty is back in a big way - so make like Joey Potter and embrace natural shades. Stat.

Hollywood celebs splash on NZ sheep placentas

Reese Witherspoon

Our woolly companions have given birth to a hot new Kiwi export, endorsed by Hollywood superstars such as Reese Witherspoon.

In my beauty bag: Yvonne Bennetti

Yvonne Bennetti

She's known for dressing some of NZ's most glam women - so which products are on her must-have list?

25 beauty hacks for lazy-broke girls


Who actually throws their mascara out after six months? We ain't got time for that.

5 great beauty buys for under $10


These beauty scores are cheap as chips but come with better bells and whistles than their pricier counterparts.

In my beauty bag: Zoe Foster-Blake

Zoe Foster-Blake

Former beauty editor, hilarious author and new mum Zoe Foster-Blake gives us the lowdown on all things beauty.

In my beauty bag: Nikki Lovrich

Nikki Lovrich

As you'd expect, the beauty bag of a makeup pro is full of expertly curated products - but which ones are her faves?

Which cream is right for you?


Gone are the days where the only foundation choice was between liquid or powder.

Beauty: Take it all off

eye makeup

Not all makeup removers are up to the job. The superior stand out.

Beauty: How to avoid red nose day


Find yourself constantly re-applying foundation to combat tissue use? Here's how to keep Rudolph at bay...

The art of choosing the right foundation


Finding that dream match can be a mission – especially if your complexion is at either extreme of the spectrum.

In my beauty bag: Kati Kasza


Kati Kasza says keeping a beauty routine simple will make it more achievable.

Yellow makeup: Yay or nay?

Yellow nails

Sunny hues are lovely for flowers, rubber duckies and beach towels - but what about yellow makeup?

5 ways your phone is ruining your skin


Acne, wrinkles, allergies and more - but don't worry, there are ways to combat these issues without ditching your mobile.

Beauty: Give it a lash


Here's a guide to the latest trends and steals in makeup and beauty products.

In my beauty bag: Karen Walker

Karen Walker

She's NZ fashion's queen of cool - so which products does she use to keep her skin looking so damn good?

In my beauty bag: Teresa Moore

Teresa Moore

Teresa Moore says sleep, eating well and a good sweaty workout are her skin-saving secrets.

Beauty: All a blur

beauty makeup blur

A new category of product - blurring creams - has taken us by surprise.

Angelina's odd red carpet fail

ange jolie

Angelina makes a rare red carpet fail and seems to have rolled in baby powder before hitting the premieres.

The best budget beauty buys

Make up

Forget shelling out the big bucks for skincare and make up - we've found four thrifty ranges you'll love...

Sheer magic for the complexion

BB cream, tinted moisturisers, foundation

Do you need a BB cream, tinted moisturiser or just a sheer foundation?

Beauty: Bigger isn't necessarily better


When it comes to beauty products, bigger isn't necessarily better.

More make-up a mistake


A new study finds less make-up is more in men's eyes.

How to look fabulous in photographs


There's never been a better time to know the basics of camera-ready beauty.

Beauty: Sculpture class

Kim K

How to enhance and reshape your look for some Hollywood glamour.

Will men ever buy makeup?

Will men ever buy makeup?

Well, one thing's for sure, the cosmetics companies are coming for them ...

In my beauty bag: Anjali Stewart


The twenty-seven names co-designer detests lipstick, can't stand foundation lines and loves bold brows.

Beauty claims: Don't be fooled


Don't be fooled by these beauty company lines...

Sweat your way to youthful skin


Compelling new research shows that exercise may reverse the skin's ageing process. What isn't it good for?

Kate's Royal Tour beauty bag


She always looks so polished, and here are some of the products likely to be helping her along the way ...

Makeup: Camouflaging not hiding


People reveal the things they go to great effort to cover up, and show there's nothing wrong with a bit of camo.

Beauty trend: Marvellous matte


Glossy lips be gone, the pendulum is swinging back the other way as matte textures come back into fashion.

Splurge or steal? CC Creams


The latest skin perfecting product is taking over. So should you fork out or stick to a budget?

Get your glitz on all night long

Eye makeup glitz

Got a glitzy evening planned? We have the knowledge to help you glow in the dark.

An honest makeup tutorial


Finally a YouTube beauty video we can get on board with.

Lost in translation


We all want beauty products that do what the label claims - but sometimes they take some deciphering.

Pencil-case beauty tools


These wee gems are straight from the stationery cupboard: think lip crayons, eye markers and even hair chalk.

Budget beauty tips of the stars

megan fox

Cate and Megan both have enviable skin - and they don't always splash the cash to keep it that way.

All eyes on you: eyes to envy


Ten top tricks to make your peepers snap, crackle and pop a la Jennifer Lopez.

Great or gimmick? Spray-on moisturiser


A body lotion that claims to nourish your skin without leaving your hands greasy... Does it really work?

Power up your shower


If you're merely using your shower time to wash, you're most definitely missing out...

Get Lorde's winning look


Lorde dazzled at the Brit Awards in a goth mirror-ball gown and vampy dark lips.
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