The six best bronzing powders for women over 40

Ten(ish) years ago an American beauty executive told me that the British spend more on bronzing products than any other country worldwide. At the time, we were…

The quickest way to an instant eye lift (no surgery required)

It’s mastering the basics that matters now. Good skin. Healthy scalp. Shiny hair… You get the gist. But along with our haircuts and facial appointments, more and…

Women turning away from make-up as lockdowns change beauty habits

Kantar analysts Maya Zawislak said: “Manufacturers are going to struggle and they’re really going to have to work harder to get our money from us.” A raft…

The one make-up trick for younger-looking lips in your 50s

I never did lip liner. Too scarred by the ’80s incarnation of it. Those of a similar vintage will recall the browns and russets with which women…

Beautiful skin is the new make-up – here’s how to get it

The elevation of skincare during lockdown is almost as well documented as the ascent of slippers. While lipstick sales fell for the first time, John Lewis alone…

The best beauty gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2022, from perfume to make-up sets

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Expert beauty advice every woman in their 40s should know

Following exfoliation, Berri recommends facial massage, to get the blood circulation going. “Massage helps to tone skin and adds glow and radiance,” she adds. We really like…

3 ultra-effective beauty products you’ve probably never heard of

Clockwise from top left, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser, £13, Herlum Hand & Body Lotion £34 and Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream £13. Speaking of niche beauty products…

Best lipsticks and shades that suits everyone at every age 

A trusty lipstick can be a best friend in our beauty bags and it’s an easy way to make an effort with your makeup. If you feel…

The best beauty gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2022

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The best foundations for women over 40: a make-up guide to a flawless finish

Finding the right foundation is rather like investing in the perfect pair of jeans, once you find your perfect fit, it’s yours for life.  However, when it…

The best beauty products to use for mature skin in 2022

The grown-up approach to beauty includes knowing where to splurge and where to save. So while it is good to nose around the beauty regimes of the…

The best mascara for sky-high lashes has arrived – and it’s under £15

I was having a conversation with the make-up artist Ruby Hammer recently, a deep dive into the subject of mascara, as you do. It is a topic…

Tess Daly on how to achieve studio-quality make-up anywhere

Water Meadow Breathing Balm, £20, Bertioli. The power of conscious breath is a little-known secret; it really helps you feel calm and switch off. I love the…

How to use a colourful eyeshadow palette, and wear the looks properly for New Year’s Eve

In the old days (before Covid), there were style rules for women over ‘a certain age’. Wear too many colours at once and you look a bit…

Meet the beauty execs who went from big business to sustainable start-ups

I was a part-time make-up artist for Mac through university, and when I graduated in 2007, social media was in its infancy. As a graduate I could…

How to wear bright make-up this festive season, whatever your age

Party season may not exactly be the same this year with a new wave of uncertainly around socialising. But the beauty of make-up is that whatever the…

How to use a colourful eyeshadow palette and how to wear the looks properly in 2021 

In the old days (before Covid), there were style rules for women over ‘a certain age’. Wear too many colours at once and you look a bit…

The best beauty products to use for mature skin

The grown-up approach to beauty includes knowing where to splurge and where to save. So while it is good to nose around the beauty regimes of the…

How the one-stick wonders became the ultimate lazy woman’s make-up hack

Now that we’re back out in the real world, I want make-up products that save me time. Enter: lip and cheek duos. Not only are they space-savers…