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Get Irina’s flawless bronzed look

Seeing model Irina Shayk here makes us want to perfect that natural mid-winter glow.

Sick of the winter pallor? Here's how to pull off a perfect glow without looking unseasonally orange.

In Jane Hitchfield's beauty bag

Jane Hitchfield says her skin always looks better when she's had plenty of fresh air.

She counts some of New Zealand's biggest beauty brands as her clients, but which make her bathroom cabinet cut?

Stop obsessing over women's beauty


OPINION: Instead of reassuring women that they can be beautiful at any size, let's reassure them that they don't have to be.

The stories stretchmarks tell


She didn't mean to, but one woman accidentally started our new favourite body-positive campaign.

The beauty cheat sheets you need gallery

We don't all have a professional makeup artist to get us ready in the morning ... but these cheat sheets may make you feel like you do now.

Don't know what order in which to slap on your skincare, or how much you should be using? These break it down.

How to get Joan’s matte lips video

Joan Smalls' matte red lips are the ultimate classic, bold beauty statement.

Want to try this bold beauty statement? Here's how...

In my beauty bag: Stacey Power

Stacey Power tries to keep her skin in the best possible condition so she doesn't have to wear makeup.

This registered cosmetic nurse certainly knows a thing or two about anti-ageing skincare and treatments.

These beards are things of glory gallery

The Gay Beards

These two handsome gents are taking hipster facial hair to the next level.

How old is this model? gallery

Hong Kong-born model and socialite Candy Lo may not look it, but is 50 years old.

No one can quite believe (us included) the age of this mum of three, with her unlined skin and Victoria's Secret figure.

In my beauty bag: Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris, brand manager for Topshop NZ, can't live without a simple lip balm.

What does Topshop NZ's brand manager swear by when it comes to makeup and skincare?

Cringey moments at Miss USA video

Miss USA contestants fumble at question time

Well this is awkward - two less-than-eloquent answers during the beauty pageant's question time.

Personal trainer named Miss USA gallery

Newly crowned Miss USA Olivia Jordan walks on stage during the 2015 Miss USA beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 12, 2015. Fifty-one state titleholders compete in the swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories for the title of Miss USA 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

Aspiring Oklahoma actress takes the crown as celebrities pull out of pageant due to anti-immigration co-owner Donald Trump.

Video: 'Am I cute or sexy?' video

When you make an attempt at a sexy selfie and the first comment posted calls you cute. And is written by your mum.

When you try and sass it up a bit but all compliments fired at you stay firmly in the 'cute' not 'sexy camp.

Why is age still an issue?

We can't expect all mature women to look like Helen Mirren.

Even with some good L'Oreal products, we can't expect all women to age like Helen Mirren.

Beauty queen's meth charges video

Katie Rees being crowned Miss JET Las Vegas in 2007.

The former Miss Nevada (who once featured on Border Security) has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

Beautician nails competition

Hard work went into the little 3D fantasy sculptures and nail work which won Amanda Viviers first place in New Zealand's first nail competition.

Tokoroa's Amanda Viviers has come out on top as the first overall champion in the Nail Competition New Zealand.

How to grow ancient herbs

Myrhh is mentioned in an ancient Egyptian medical text  dating to 1550BC.

Turn your garden into Cleopatra's makeup bag with these thousand-year-old super herbs.

Win Dr Hauschka Night Serum

Dr Hauschka's new Night Serum

We have seven Dr Hauschka Night Serums, each valued at $75, to give away.

Helen Mirren's controversial ad video

"So are we worth it? More than ever," says the Dame in this L'Oreal ad that a viewer has complained about, saying the brand altered her appearance.

A complaint that this commercial enhanced her appearance has been quashed. What do you think?

Who cares if athletes wear makeup?

Sydney Leroux's lashes stay put through 90 minutes of brutal sweat. We don't know how she does it, but we are impressed.

Athleticism and femininity aren't mutually exclusive. Women can be both beautiful and a seriously badass.

In Angela Bloomfield's beauty bag

Shortland Street's Angela Bloomfield isn't much of a makeup girl, but loves a good pamper at bathtime.

What does the Shortland Street favourite rely on to keep her looking glamorous on and off screen?

Backlash over 'ugly to pretty' videos

The latest trend in viral challenges has been accused of mocking others less conventionally attractive.

New trend in social media challenges appears to have scored an own goal when it comes to embracing body positivity.

In our beauty bags gallery

THESE SHADOW STICKS: Struggling to master the perfect smoky eye? So were we, until we found Estee Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Sticks. These nifty things - basically powder eyeshadow in pencil form - are gamechangers. Just swipe them across your lashlines or eyelids for instant smoulder, and you're done. There are six shades to choose from; we recommend 'Slow Burn' (second to right) for just the right amount of natural smokiness and subtle sparkle.

Want to know what products the Stuff team currently can't live without? Then read on.

'Beautiful women are not usually funny'

Michael Eisner was the head of Disney from 1984 to 2005.

Ex-Disney boss knew as he said the words they wouldn't go down well. Now he's paying for it.

'You look disgusting' video

Em Ford has revealed that you get nasty online comments if you wear makeup, and also if you don't.

This beauty blogger's powerful video highlights the double standards women face with wearing makeup.

Why this isn't trickery video

02072015 News Photo : Chris Skelton/Fairfax NZ 
Auckland Theatre Company actors Lucinda Hare and Naomi Cohen (PICTURED) demonstrate the half makeup trend that's sweeping social media, as women fight back against "makeup shaming". Makeup  by Kiekie Stanners for MAC and ssisted by Danielle Xi for MAC.

There are now two sides to every makeup story.

Get the best out of your primer

Widely regarded as having one of the best complexions in the business, actress Cate Blanchett would know more than a thing or two about the benefits of primer.

Primers aren't crucial, but they do add polish. Here's how to use them.

Matt Damon has a manbun now

If you're wondering where Matt Damon has been amid best pal Ben Affleck's break-up, it looks like he was otherwise occupied growing this glorious mane.

Drop everything you're doing and check out these pictures of the Oscar winner's Thor-ified makeover.

Why fat girls shouldn't wear bikinis

Loey Lane - our new hero - shuts down all the tired old reasons commenters use to say 'fat girls shouldn't wear bikinis'.

A beautiful vlogger shuts down the familiar tropes used to tell larger ladies they shouldn't show off their bodies.

What's in ZM Megan's beauty bag?

She applies her makeup at 4am, and so knows how to make it last... but what's Megan's biggest beauty regret?

She applies her makeup at 4am, and so knows how to make it last... but what's her biggest beauty regret?

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