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The beauty bargains that beat the luxury brands | Sali Hughes | Fashion

From micellar water to liquid eyeliner, these top-quality products are a fraction of the price of luxury brands Sali Hughes: ‘Why would anyone pay more?’ Photograph: Alex Lake for the GuardianI try almost every new micellar cleansing water that comes on to the market, simply because I

Clean start: make-up remover | Gemma Cairney | Fashion

Wipe it all off to see who you really are Clean and serene: Lucy Bee’s Coconut Oil is both organic and Fair TradeI paint my lips in many colours, time travel with shades of eyeshadow, and practise all kinds of make- up sorcery… like adding cat-eye flicks

Three of the best liquid lipsticks | Sali Hughes | Fashion

These colour-saturated stains that can be applied on the go are overtaking lipgloss sales Sali Hughes: ‘A pointed, mobile nib is essential for a clean, even glide.’ Photograph: Alex Lake for the GuardianI’m reliably informed that lipgloss sales have gone belly-up thanks to the soaring popularity of

The best microbead-free scrubs | Sali Hughes | Fashion

The plastic pollutants have finally been outlawed. Good riddance: there are many cruelty-free, vegan exfoliants Makeup: Lauren Oakey. Hair: Ella Bashford at BaDu. Photograph: Alex Lake for the GuardianOn 9 January, the use of plastic microbeads in rinse-off beauty products and toiletries was finally outlawed, after years

Colour explosion in Nicaragua | Fashion

The streets of Granada are a polychromatic paradise – and you’ll need a bright lipstick to match ‘The streets became our catwalk’: Gemma and pals on holiday in Nicaragua.I’m writing this on holiday in Granada, Nicaragua, where the streets pop with so much colour that my eyes

The best do-it-all concealer wands | Sali Hughes | Fashion

Which do-it-all concealer would I buy if I lost my makeup bag and had no time to faff? ‘A great vegan option is BareMinerals.’ Photograph: Alex Lake for the GuardianOn a recent photoshoot, I observed the makeup artist use no fewer than four different concealers to perfect