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As Elle Macpherson stretched out by a dazzling infinity pool overlooking a turquoise ocean, it must have seemed the perfect spot to take an envy-inducing Instagram "footsie" - the sunlounger selfie beloved by influencers. But after posting the snap, her followers' attention was focused less on the glittering view and more on her unexpectedly knobbly, 54-year-old feet.
The sheer scope of foundations on the market right now is, in my opinion, bordering on the overwhelming.
Global beauty brand Mecca has opened the doors to its biggest New Zealand store in the former Topshop on Wellington's Lambton Quay.
It won't surprise you to hear that I love makeup and makeup-related activities, but for every high that comes via a perfectly executed eyeliner flick or a just-right brow, there's a corresponding low. Separating foundation is bad, transferring mascara is painful, but my most hated beauty mishap is dry, flaky lipstick.
In an interview earlier this month, the stars of BBC drama series, Age Before Beauty, criticised programmes such as Love Island for promoting unrealistic beauty expectations and plastic surgery among younger people.
OPINION: Rihanna graces the cover of British Vogue's September issue this month, traditionally the biggest fashion issue of the year. This is no small feat considering how busy the 30-year-old has been lately: starring in Oceans 8, releasing million-dollar cosmetic and lingerie lines, posing as the Pope at the Met Ball, etc.
Kylie Jenner made headlines again recently, after claiming on her Instagram that she'd gotten rid of "all [her] filler". And while it appears her formerly enormous pout has definitely seen a reduction, I'd hazard a guess and say there's definitely still some filler in her face - it's just been done more subtly.
Taranaki makeup artist Annalee Muggeridge, Survivor New Zealand's Josh Hickford and world champion Highland Dancer Morgan Bamford were among the speakers who shared their life stories with hundreds of youngsters.
There were rumours swirling around recently that Khloe Kardashian had a nose job based on a picture of her sitting on a verandah in gym clothes with a full face of hair and makeup.
The Sex and the City movies were a travesty for many reasons, but one of the most travestical* of moments involved Miranda (aka the only one of the four you would literally ever want to be) being shamed for her unkempt nethers. The four women are on Carrieâs honeymoon in Mexico (Mr Big having ditched her at the altar) when Miranda reveals what might just be the worldâs worst merkin spilling out of her bathing suit. Her friends react with mockery and disgust, and go so far as to suggest that these stray pubes are perhaps the reason Mirandaâs husband Steve has been caught cheating on her and, like, doesnât that make it kind of her fault?
There are always buzzwords in the beauty industry, and sudden waves of a particular kind of product that everyone is talking about and your bathroom cabinet simply cannot be without.
Travel, we can all agree, is one of life's true joys, and one of my favourite things to do in an unfamiliar city is to head to a department store and spend an hour or so bouncing around between beauty counters, chatting with the staff and trying products.
Even for those of us who love makeup and trying new things, coming up with a completely fresh look every morning sounds a bit like hard work. Who's got the energy to reinvent themselves before 8am on a Tuesday? It makes sense to have a signature look in mind - one you can throw on with minimal effort and know you look good in.
Kylie Jenner's lip fillers are over. Officially. Earlier this month, she told one of her 111 million Instagram followers: "I got rid of all my filler."