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    Are you ready for a cosmetic footlift?

    Are you ready for a cosmetic footlift?


    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...

    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.
    Pick a foundation that's outside the box

    Pick a foundation that's outside the box


    The sheer scope of foundations on the market right now is, in my opinion, bordering on the...

    The sheer scope of foundations on the market right now is, in my opinion, bordering on the overwhelming.
    Harry Says: Try these moisturising lip colours

    Harry Says: Try these moisturising lip colours


    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...

    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.
    How Love Island puts teenage girls at risk

    How Love Island puts teenage girls at risk


    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...

    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.
    The 90s trend we can't go back to

    The 90s trend we can't go back to


    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...

    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.
    Backstage at Miss Universe New Zealand

    Backstage at Miss Universe New Zealand


    On stage at Auckland's Sky City, Estelle Curd was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand...

    On stage at Auckland's Sky City, Estelle Curd was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2018.
    The Kylie Jenner effect: Big lips are over

    The Kylie Jenner effect: Big lips are over


    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...

    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.
    2018 LEAD Conference inspires local Taranaki children

    2018 LEAD Conference inspires local Taranaki children


    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...

    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.
    Khloe Kardashian thinks about having a nose job every day

    Khloe Kardashian thinks about having a nose job every day


    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...

    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.
    Vogue decrees: Pubic hair is back

    Vogue decrees: Pubic hair is back


    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...

    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 Carrie’s honeymoon in Mexico (Mr Big having ditched her at the altar) when Miranda reveals what might just be the world’s 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 Miranda’s husband Steve has been caught cheating on her and, like, doesn’t that make it kind of her fault?
    11 top serums to boost your sad winter skin

    11 top serums to boost your sad winter skin


    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...

    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.
    Embrace the beauty industry's unexpected gems

    Embrace the beauty industry's unexpected gems


    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...

    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.
    Keep makeup fresh with a signature look

    Keep makeup fresh with a signature look


    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...

    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.