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Get the look: Daria's glam do

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Model Daria Strokous attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Nailing a deep side part isn't easy, but it can be done - with a few tricks.

Get Kathleen Wills' healthy glow

The one product Dr Kathleen Wills can't live without? Coconut oil.

The natural medicine doctor reveals her beauty blunders and the secret to great skin.

Clooney cool about ageing

George Clooney admits growing old can be tough on actors, but there's no point trying to fight it.

The secret to graceful ageing? Don't try to fight it, says George Clooney.

Why women shave their legs

Imagine a world in which women strutted down the red carpet in minis while rocking naturally furry legs.

What's the deal with obsessive hair eradication? Why must we rip each strand from its bulb-like root? Here's why...

Makeup tips for glasses wearers

Drew Barrymore recently launched her own optical brand, Flower.

Drew Barrymore and Jenna Lyons make it work and so can you with these simple tricks.

7 mascaras you can rely on gallery

All aflutter: Mascara can make all the difference to your beauty look.

Some mascaras are worth batting your eyelids for.

The cost of plumped up pouts

The Kylie Jenner challenge has seen tweens, teens and twenty-somethings 'suction' their lips to increase their pout. Do not try this at home!

It seems bigger is better when it comes to lips right now, but how can we keep on trend without risking our health?

Brilliant blueberries

Blueberries

Stuffed with antioxidants, blueberries help protect against free radicals that can damage the collagen in your skin.

What is happening to her?

A South Korean woman's half-faced transformation shows just how much someone can alter their appearance using makeup alone.

Behold the power of well-applied eye makeup ... by watching it come off.

Builder reinvents himself as mobile hairdresser

Ben Scott, right, cuts Mo Blake's hair in his new mobile barber shop.

A former builder has converted a 1970s caravan into a retro barber shop with modern comforts including an espresso machine.

Get the look: Aishwarya Rai gallery

Pulling off bold eyes AND lips isn't easy but Aishwarya Rai knocks it out of the park at Cannes.

You, too, can rock a colourful eyeliner like Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai.

Trelise Cooper's beauty secrets

Dame Trelise Cooper on how she keeps her curls looking fabulous, her love of blending lippies and her biggest beauty blunder.

The Dame talks blending lippies, keeping her curls looking fab and her worst beauty blunder.

Vitamins instead of moisturiser?

Just eat it?

Food full of vitamins and minerals is good for your skin but can it take the place of moisturiser?

How to pull off split-dyed hair

Split-dyed hair

Balayage is, like, so 2013. And taking its place is the half-and-half hair trend.

Can kanuka cure rosacea?

Chris McBride says 20 minutes twice a day is all it takes for kanuka honey to work its magic on his rosacea.

Move over, manuka - kanuka is being touted as the next superhoney.

Get red-carpet worthy eyes

Anna Kendrick nails her red-carpet makeup at the premiere of Pitch Perfect 2.

Yes, you can pull off purple eyeliner like Anna Kendrick. Here's how to get it right.

Inside a nail expert's beauty bag

Imogene Bevan of Pop Nails has a well-established beauty routine, as well as some firmly-set pet peeves.

Imogene Bevan, founder of Pop Nails & Beauty, shares her must haves and pet peeves.

Kim Kardashian's skin issues

Kim Kardashian refuses to let her psoriasis affect her body image.

The woman who nearly "broke the internet" with her booty speaks out about her body insecurities.

'Not Japanese enough'

Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto at a gym in Tokyo April 1, 2015. Miyamoto hadn't planned to enter a Japanese beauty contest because she figured her multiracial origins meant she couldn't win. Then a close multiracial friend committed suicide and she decided she had to do something.

Miss Japan is turning the backlash against her around, hoping to inspire other mixed-race Japanese people.

Find your new winter hair colour

Colour by Alice Tucker

Could damaged hair be a thing of the past? Check out what's new at your nearest hair salon.

Freshen up your signature look

Matilda Kahl - a fan of the 'work uniform'.

Makeup can feel like a uniform. Here's how to freshen up your signature look.

Seduced by the pseudoscience of beauty products

Face creams and other beauty products are big business but many of the claims made for them are unproven.

I am a beauty addict. I will spend my money on fancy face things over fashion. 

10 of the best beauty products ever gallery

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls, from $88

As the story goes, Guerlain spent years creating a machine that would produce the beautiful, almost impossibly perfect-looking spheres that make up the pearls in Guerlain Meteorite products. When they launched in Paris boutiques, the original multi-coloured illuminating balls were carefully rationed, thanks to their popularity; the Americans, on the other hand, gobbled up their stock in a matter of weeks. Playful and lightly scented, when applied with a soft brush the pearls add a light and feminine shimmer anywhere you swipe them – cheekbones, décolletage, the front of the chin. Half the fun is in the application and the fact that the product is so sheer and subtle it makes the skin look as if it’s been lit from within. Look out for the new blusher version, Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush, $88.

Other stand-out skin illuminators: Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator, $36.95; Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks, $105.

Some brands are proof that beauty really does get better with age.

Painting by numbers

Time for your close-up: Nandan  Bhat, Lancome counter manager at Smith & Caughey's, Newmarket, Auckland, says the cosmetics industry is an "intimate" profession.

The inner workings of a luxe cosmetic counter.

Celebs as gingers

What Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian would look like if both copies of their MC1R gene were switched to red.

It's Friday, and this made us not-quite Rotfl, but definitely Lol so we thought we'd share.

How to: J.Lo's wet-look hair

Jennifer Lopez's glam and glossy wet-look hair.

Want to also look like you've just emerged from the water at an incredibly glamorous pool party? Well here's how.

Kylie finally admits lips are fake video

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Model Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The 17-year-old's pout is down to fillers - and a Kiwi journalist was the one to wheedle the truth from her.

In my beauty bag: Jackie Ashley

Jackie Ashley would love to be able to fix tired eyes instantly.

Ashley & Co products have been making homes smell amazing for years - now see what makes it into the company founder's cabinet.

Iran bans 'devil worship' haircuts

An Iranian hairstylist cuts hair at Isar (Devotion) hairdressing institute in Tehran July 12, 2010, in front of a poster of haircuts that were at the time approved by the Ministry of Guidance.

A fan of spiky haircuts, tattoos and a touch of eyebrow grooming? You'll have trouble in Iran.

Kate's secret beauty weapons

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

She looked fresh as a daisy after delivering the new princess with this small army of helpers on hand to help.

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