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They named a lipgloss ‘underage’?

'On the large part, we’ve become wholly desensitised to the naming business of cosmetics.'

It's a term one usually associates with the charge of Statutory Rape, not the pink-gold hue left by a swipe of tinted gloss.

In my beauty bag: Ina Bajaj

INA BAJAJ:The spa founder's beauty icon is Cher, thanks to her silky locks and long eyelashes.

The East Day Spa and Spring founder knows a thing or two about pampering. Here's what in her arsenal.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

LOW MAINTENANCE: Kim Kardashian uses three different make-up artists depending on how 'ethnic' or 'glam' she wants to look.

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

New beauty trends to try

YSL lip oil

From lip oils to hi-tech foundations, modernise your routine with these innovations.

Budget beauty brands to know

ArtDeco makeup

From British hero No7 to cheap-as-chips Essence, these are the products to buy from these new-to-NZ brands.

100 years of Iranian beauty

THE CHANGING FACE OF IRAN: The beauty video shows American-Iranian model Sabrina Sarajy being transformed through the decades.

One-minute timelapse video charts century of makeup trends while also bumping up our history knowledge.

How Photoshop has changed us

An apparently un-retouched photo of Beyonce during a 2013 L'Oreal shoot that was leaked next to a touched-up shot from a similar shoot.

The problem is that 25 years after Photoshop launched, we much prefer manipulations of reality to reality itself.

Get the look: Rihanna

DIFFICULT TRICK TO PULL OFF: Leave it to Rihanna to pull off not just a marsala gown, but marsala lips, blush and even a marsala smoky eye.

Love this earthy red-brown shade - the official colour of the year - but don't know how to wear it? Read on.

Un-retouched Beyonce pics leaked gallery


Over 200 photos of Beyonce's actual face at a beauty campaign shoot prove that famous people also possess pores.

Match your makeup to your eye colour

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02:  Actress January Jones attends the season 7 premiere of "Mad Men" at ArcLight Cinemas on April 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

The key to making your eyes brighter is selecting makeup tones that both contrast with and enhance the colour of your irises.

Real beauty from around the world gallery

Atlas of beauty

Photographer travels to a whopping 37 countries to take stunning portraits of women in their natural surroundings.

A blogger called her 'chubby'

Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow and Bill Hader, behind-the-scenes on 'Trainwreck'.

And Amy Schumer's response was simply perfect.

Kim K's 'instant boob job'

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15:  Kim Kardashian seen on the streets of SoHo on February 15, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

The possessor of the famed derriere, is attempting to shift attention from her backside ...

The new thigh gap: The mons pubis

TRYING TO STAY RELEVANT: Hannah Davis shows off her mons pubis on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.

Until recently, this was not a body part we even spoke about, let alone flaunted.

Cindy Crawford's 'real' photo not for Marie Claire

Leaked: This image of Cindy Crawford went viral.

An unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford has been described as a ground breaking, when it's really nothing more than false advertising.

Did Marilyn shave her face?

BEAUTY ICON: Marilyn Monroe allegedly fought face fuzz with a razor.

Many following in her footsteps, reaching for the razor to shave off wrinkles as well as fuzz.

Stay cool, calm and well-coiffed

CARE FOR YOUR HAIR: Overdrying, overconditioning, over-straightening - your hair beauty regime may need some work.

Three summer hair mistakes - and how to fix them.

Stop celebrating Robyn Lawley's body

FIRST: Australian model Robyn Lawley is the first size 14 model to appear in Sports Illustrated.

When a slightly larger than average, impossibly beautiful white woman is seen as a win.

Get the look: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

LET THE LASHES DO THE TALKING: Gugu Mbatha-Raw's fluttering falsies and perky pink lip are a real beauty winner.

Want gorgeous fluttery lashes but don't want to look too Kardashian like? Here's how.

Would you do this to your hair?

NEW AGE HAIR: Make way for a new trend - Xpresionpixel.

We know we’re in the digital age when pixels are being coloured on to our barnet.

In my beauty bag

SALLY JO HICKEY: "You should never let anyone tell you how your own face or body should look – do whatever makes you the most confident."

See what popular Kiwi beauty vlogger Sally Jo Hickey has in her overflowing cosmetic cabinet.

Models look better with satellite TV

DirecTV swimsuit model advert

Got DirecTV? Then you're a bikini model. Only got cable? Then you must be a crazy cat lady.

Uma looks very different

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Actress Uma Thurman attends "The Slap" premiere party at The New Museum on February 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Has the 44-year-old stunner gone and done a Renee?

Women admit to self-airbrushing

A WHOLE NEW YOU: Carli Alman from beautyheaven gives herself an Instagram makeover using an editing app.

More than half of women in a recent survey reveal they digitally slim, trim and perfect their social media snaps.

Get the look: Emily Ratajkowski

NATURAL BEAUTY: Emily Ratajkowski's pinky-nude lips, bronzed eyes and undone chignon all make for a low-key but elegant look.

Want to copy the Blurred Lines beauty's undone updo and lightly bronzed makeup? Well, here's how.

Men sans hair like big kids

All Blacks TJ Perenara, Tawera Kerr Barlow, Victor Vito, DJ Forbes and Gillies Kaka walk the runway during the Jockey underwear show at New Zealand Fashion Week at the Viaduct Events Centre. Pictured with Nikkii Phillips (centre) NZ and Australian ambassador for the brand.

OPINION: Enough of this madness: God gave us body hair to remind us that we're first cousins of the gorilla.

Would you pay for a snaggletooth?

Cute? The snaggletooth trend has been growing in Japan.

It's a beauty trend that has some experts worried. But is it as bad as it's being made out to be?

NZ's next YouTube star video

How not to treat a client during a brazilian wax

She's one of YouTube's rising personalities. Her best work yet? 'How not to treat a client during a Brazilian wax'.

In my beauty bag

PEARLY WHITES: Stacy Morrison makes sure to look after her famous smile.

See what essentials popular radio and TV host Stacey Morrison can't live without.

Leave Kylie Jenner's lips alone

HOW TO: Follow the "get Kylie Jenner's look!!" tutorial online if you want in.

Trying out the "overdrawn" pout gave me a new appreciation for the 17-year-old's artistry.

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