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In my beauty bag: Sally Martin

SALLY MARTIN: "I think makeup should be used to enhance a person's own favourite features."

Want to know how the Shortland St actress stays so glam? We've got the lowdown on her top products.

What's Emma Stone been faking?

At the SAG Awards, Emma Stone appeared to be sporting faux freckles drawn over her foundation.

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted the actress' youthful beauty trick (and here's how to do it home).

Plastic surgery disaster shocks Brazil

Andressa Urach changed her tune on plastic surgery after coming close to death. 'I put poison in my body, mainly because I have too much vanity'.

She told women surgery could make them beautiful, but she's changed her tune.

Disney princesses with realistic hair

Ariel learns what life on the land is really like.

First it was giving them realistic waistlines, then normal-sized eyes, and now this.

The ideal body type over time

IDEAL BEAUTIES OVER TIME: Ancient Egypt (c 1292-1069 B.C.); the Italian Renaissance (c 1400-1700) and the 1980s - aka the Supermodel era.

This stunning three minute video shows that body 'ideals' are a trend more than an everlasting fact.

10 worst celebrity Photoshop fails gallery

10 years later Kate Winslet was the victim of overzealous photoshopping yet again, but on the cover of Vogue. He skin was smoothed to such a degree she looks more barbie than human.

Kate's Woman's Day cover is just the latest in a long history of magazines doing a bad job of photoshopping their covers.

How to get rid of ingrown hairs

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Got an angry, bumpy one along your bikini line? Here's how to stop it - for good.

In pictures: Miss Universe gallery video


80 beauties from around the world (not the universe) battled it out for the crown ... so who won?

This week we're obsessed with gallery


Orlando Bloom's manbun, Taylor Swift conspiracy theories and Fifty Shades-themed nails.

Why she smears red lippie on her face

DARK CIRCLES BE GONE: Yes, you'll look crazy in the process, but smearing lippie all over your face is a true buy-less-products beauty hack.

... the results are kind of amazing.

I forgot to feel bad about my curly hair

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Sorry Dove, but I'm not a self loathing curly haired person.

The best unisex beauty items

Though we wouldn't necessarily call our ex-boyfriends the best dudes in the world, at least they left us with one positive legacy - a lasting appreciation for men's grooming products.

They're streamlined, do the job, and lack that cloyingly sweet scent. (Seriously, who wants legs that smell like mango?) 

Cosmetic accounting

NOT PALTRY: It costs a lot to get Gwyneth Paltrow looking like Gwyneth Paltrow, apparently.

Figures show that in the year to June 2014, every man, woman and child in this country spent $490 on personal grooming, including haircuts and cosmetics.

The most bizarre plastic surgery trends

NEW-AGE PROCEDURES: From back rolls and chubby cheeks to "long nipples", it seems there's nothing plastic surgery can't solve.

Making an "innie" an "outie" and getting a silicone bra screwed into your rib cage . . . Who comes up with these things?

Meet America's 'best looking couple'

BODY AND SOUL: Buck and Michelle Miller.

Married personal trainers spend $100k a year (and six hours a day in the gym) maintaining their looks.

In my beauty bag: Kelly Coe

A MOISTURISER ADDICT: Augustine designer Kelly Coe.

See what the fashion designer keeps stocked in her bathroom cabinet at all times.

'Sexy' dolls get make-unders

STRIPPED BACK: Bratz doll Cloe receives a make-under.

Artist repaints high-glamour Bratz dolls to look more like the children who play with them.

Racing towards Wellington Cup video

What to wear and who to back at this year's Wellington Cup Day at Trentham.

There was only one long face at Midland Park today, and it was of the equine variety.

Stephanie Rice on her nose job

AFTER: Stephanie Rice is glad she had rhinoplasty a year ago.

Rather than go about life like she never had plastic surgery, the Aussie swimmer has talked openly about the difference it has made to her life.

Is this model Photoshopping herself thinner?

NOTE THAT BLURRY, WAVY FENCE BEHIND: One of Laura Csortan's Instagram posts.

Laura Csortan has denied airbrushing her Instagram photos, but evidence suggests otherwise.

Miss Israel denies photobombing Miss Lebanon

The selfie: Miss Israel Doron Matalon, left, with Miss Lebanon Saly Greige, Miss Slovenia, and Miss Japan.

'Too bad you cannot put the hostility out of the game... It doesn't surprise me, but it still makes me sad.'

What women in prison do for makeup

No holds barred: Female prisoners have devised some ingenious makeup replacements in a bid to retain their sense of self while incarcerated.

Female prisoners can hardly pop down to the shops for an eyeliner refill.

2015: Year of the rainbow beard

2015 is year of the rainbow beard.

Wait until Jared Leto gets a load of this …

Beauty queen's selfie with the enemy

The selfie: Saly Greige.

Controversy has flared after beauty queens from warring countries were snapped together smiling.

Get out of the dry zone

Dry skin can feel taut and uncomfortable.

Here's an easy way to tell if your skin is dry; take a piece of Sellotape and stick it to your face.

Getting lacquered

Extend your manicure by applying another topcoat on day three and day four.

Observe these simple few guidelines to nail the right look for your hands.

Beauty queen dies during liposuction

Botched liposuction: Catherine Cando.

The surgery was a ‘prize’ for winning a beauty contest, Catherine Cando didn't want to do it. It killed her.

NZ's next big pageant star? gallery

Hannah Moulden won the Miss Coromandel Peninsula title last weekend.

She's just nabbed the Miss Coromandel Peninsula crown, is LA's Miss World Supermodel next?

How to get the hottest new hairdo

THE STYLE DU JOUR: Sienna Miller and Emma Stone both rocked the shaggy LOB on the Golden Globes red carpet.

Time to bin the GHDs and embrace Hollywood's latest trend – the Shaggy LOB.

10 beauty products to try in 2015

Want to keep up with the beauty times? These products are to 2015 what organic coconut oil was to 2014.

These products are to 2015 what organic coconut oil was to 2014. Clear space in your medicine cabinet ...

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