Makeup & Skincare

Seven saviours for the oily skinned

Foundations for oily skin

Grease - great film for sleepovers, not so great as a film over your face. Here's the best products to beat shine.

A three-step guide to illuminators

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Don’t hate, illuminate! A three-step guide to getting that summer glow.

In my beauty bag: Jaime Ridge

Jaime Ridge

The former reality star and sometime model gives us the lowdown on her fave products and treatments.

In my beauty bag: Lucy Marr

lucy marr

The hair and skincare entrepreneur is a bona fide beauty guru and yet very low key - here are her secrets.

This guy can transform into any celeb


This Filipino actor is a contouring sage and can turn himself into Mariah, Ariana, Angelina and more ...

On trial: Elizabeth Arden's Five-Minute Facial

Elizabeth Arden's Ceramid Boosting 5-Minute Facial

If you ignore the initial tattoo-like sensation (promise it's worth it), this new duo will sort out your pores in no time.

15 achievable runway beauty trends to try now

Beauty trends

Faux freckles and powder-blue brows may look good on the runway, but these beauty looks will actually work in real life.

Sunday loves: New beauty arrivals

We take a look at what's new and luscious in makeup and skincare.

Bath + mask = bliss


Is there anything more restorative than a steaming hot bath? Try throwing in a spa-worthy face mask too.

Why you need to clean your makeup brushes now


A ten-minute cleanup could save you from all sorts of unspeakable horrors.

In my beauty bag: Dr Catherine Stone

Dr Catherine Stone

Dr Catherine Stone gives us the lowdown on what it's really like to have regular Botox, dermal fillers and the rest.

BB creams for hair, there and everywhere

BB creams

No longer just for your face, new do-it-all BB products will work their magic on hair, there and everywhere.

Could this be the source of perfect skin?


Serums are the potent, powerful, rock stars of skincare.

Gluten-free beauty products... say what?


There may be more to a gluten-free lifestyle than just cutting bread out of your diet.

In My Beauty Bag: Emily Trenberth


How does she manage to look so fabulous while backpacking with haste? We find out.

Sunday loves: eye creams


We have gathered together three creams that help the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes.

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 ...
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