Our BMI, body fat and even blood pressure shows up on our face, according to new research.
When we talk about Asian eyes, we talk about slantedness, roundness, smooth monolids and deep eyelid folds. But what we're also talking about is Westernization, beauty standards and self-acceptance. T...
When beauty magazine Allure announced in August that it would cease using the term "anti-aging," citing the fact that "growing older is something that should be embraced and appreciated," the idea was...
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A model who starred in the controversial Dove advert that was branded "racist" by many, has spoken out to say she is "not a victim". Lola Ogunyemi said as a Nigerian woman, born in London and raised i...
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‘Beauty shouldn’t have a definition.’
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When it comes to beauty, we're often faced with a one-size-fits-all approach: white, young, slim, able-bodied and cisgender. Photographer Mihaela Noroc offers a refreshing break from this tired norm b...
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For a lot of people, the most shocking aspect of the 2016 campaign was that Hillary Clinton didn't win. In her new memoir What Happened, Clinton details another surprising aspect of the whole experien...
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Turns out, Islam has a contentious relationship with nail varnish.
No, no, no, no. Dove recently decided to remind everyone that it is body positive and inclusive of all body types. How, you ask? By splitting women up into categories based on their body types. The br...
It seems like just yesterday the Helix cuff was the coolest thing in ear-fashion. Now, the Helix tattoo has superseded its cuffy-cousin to become the latest trend in the tattooing world. The trend inv...
The beauty business capitalises on our insecurities because we let them.
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Neelam Gill has been announced as the new face of L'Oreal Paris UK and she couldn't be more proud. Taking to Instagram to share her success, Gill told her followers she's the first British-Indian m...
Most of it is marketing spiel.
You'll even save a ton of dough on expensive beauty products.
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2016, you were difficult, but you gave us some gems.
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Can you imagine a beauty contest in which the participants did not put on any make up, did not have a swimsuit round and did not give answers to the judges' questions? Well, then you probably haven't...
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Image courtesy of Jezebel.com Scenario 1: A friend of mine called me out of frustration last week. He owns a South Asian bridal boutique. Shopping season for South Asian brides takes place now for wed...
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This is what beauty looks like.
Alicia Keys has seemingly committed the ultimate female sin - daring to show her own face in public without makeup. Although the subsequent hate and trolling is completely unfathomable (IT'S HER FACE...
Rainbow hair is a bold style statement, but if - like the weather - you'd rather save your brightest colours for days when the conditions are favourable, then 'Hidden Rainbow Hair' could be the look f...
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People often ask me where and how I got my sense of humour. Well, it's time to reveal it all. I developed it at a very young age as a defence tactic. I used it to counter hurt. When on a sunny lazy vacation afternoon an aunt told me that I'd get married only because I had beautiful feet, I told her I'd ask a burqa to adopt me and make sure the world wouldn't have to see the rest of me.
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I became preoccupied with "westernizing" my appearance, whether that be through wearing coloured contacts from time to time to feel more contextually and appropriately "beautiful", or, of course, slathering my face with cream from the pretty pink tube of Fair and Lovely in the hope my skin would magically get "fairer", like Snow White.
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A make-up artist (MUA) is often, and a bit unrealistically, seen as a magician who can turn you into an alluring creature of fantasy with a touch of his or her wand... err brush. The key, however, to...
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We know you love to experiment with your hair – we all do. Curl it, straighten it, and colour it! While these styles look great, they also results in a little damage. Ok! A lot of damage. With every s...
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The "big" aunty in tights, walking gaily down the chic mall or the neighbourhood market, and who still in a very evolved world generates snickers, may have run an obstacle course to get herself to buy her first pair, and climbed a mountain of belief to wear it! Against her family, her husband, her kids, her magazines, her friends' sense of aesthetics, and who knows what else to reach the finish line of confidence.
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The Hulk was stirring next to me. I cast an uneasy glance towards where he sat, sprawled back in a leather recliner, hands hanging over the sides of the seat. The green goop on his face was trickling down his neck and his mouth was slightly open. Everywhere I looked, there was an abundance of brawn.
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There can never be enough make-up loot, even on a limited budget. Add to this the onset of the wedding and party season, and the words 'last-lasting' 'extra-volume', 'smudge-proof' suddenly seem to ga...
All that is beautiful is inner, and the inner means privacy. Do one thing one day: run the bath and then switch on and off the light. When there is darkness you will hear the water falling more clearly, the sound will be sharp. When the light is on, the sound will be not so sharp. What happens in darkness?