Category «Beauty»

The beauty expert’s guide to saving time this summer

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The sun is out (for now) and if you’d rather spend more time in it than getting read for it, take a look at Tory Frost’s get-out-of-the-house-quick beauty kit . How much time do you have in the morning to get yourself together? Four minutes? Forty minutes? Either way I’d be surprised if you didn’t …

We cannot ignore appropriation of beauty

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White women posing as women of colour on Instagram are profiting from a culture that isn’t theirs to take, says Habiba Katsha. You may have recently heard the name of an Instagram influencer, Emma Hallberg, being spoken about with vigour. Hallberg, a 19-year-old model, has more than 240k followers on the platform and has, to …

The Pool’s top time-saving beauty tips

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Here’s how to salvage valuable minutes and still look presentable. Do you know what would be great? An Anna Wintour-style set up, where a team of hair and make-up artists descend on the house, while you’re still snoozing, to primp, preen and coiff, so that you don’t have to. Wouldn’t that be glorious? For most …

Yes, I have grey hairs. And I love them dearly

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Kat Lister celebrates the theatre of her silvery, pepperpot mane along with the thousands of women on Instagram’s Grombre. I was squirming in my swivel chair as the hairdresser took the sharp tip of her comb and, with a look of what could only be described as disturbed concern, lifted a chunk of hair to …

What’s with the vegan beauty boom?

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Everyone’s going bonkers for vegan beauty, but should we all be jumping on board? Elle Turner explores. Vegan beauty is big news. Searches for it have doubled on the Boots website in the last two years and demand for vegan hair products has risen by 180 per cent since 2013. Supply, too, is booming to meet the …

Do you really need an eye cream?

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A self-confessed sceptic, Tory Frost decided to try some of the best eye creams in the business to see whether or not they really make a difference. I’m an eye-cream sceptic. I’ll layer up serums like a crazy person and drop top dollar on trying any mist or a mask, but when it comes to …