We've all had them. No matter how well you maintain your beauty routine – and let's face it, things can be erratic at times – nobody escapes a pre-party zit or hungover eyes. Or you could be like me and have it all at once at least four times a month! My skin ages 10 years, my make-up only makes ... Read More about Beauty emergencies: How to fix a bad-everything day
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat... As we live in the age of self portraits (aka selfies), twitpics, avatars and profile snaps. In fact, there are now entire gadgets devoted to this particular art form (well, it's been in existence since Vincent Van Gogh's self portraits!), such as the Coolpad ... Read More about The ultimate guide to taking a good selfie (yes, it’s possible!)
After a long career in magazines, I have developed a deep distrust of that particular industry's beauty awards, top 10 lists and best-of-the-best new launch announcements. Why? Because the unwritten rule in literally every magazine that I have ever worked for is simple: The position and number of ... Read More about June 2016: The 11 new beauty products I am obsessing over this month
Today I was looking at the pix from a friend's wedding – which, incidentally, was one of the hugest weddings of the 20th century – and almost every one of them showed my makeup as patchy, chalky, with horrible white flour-like spots everywhere. Needless to say, this evoked pure hysteria, given that ... Read More about Flour face: My biggest beauty faux pas!
Kohl – history’s first mascara – evolved as an ancient Egyptian solution to ward off the evil eye. It was to be used on eye lashes, brows and the lash line by both sexes. Modern mascara was created in 1913 by a chemist named TL Williams for his sister, Mabel. It was made from coal dust mixed ... Read More about 5 things I bet you didn’t know about mascara