How to use less plastic in your beauty regime

Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you’ll know that ours is being suffocated by plastic. More than five trillion pieces of microplastic are currently in our oceans, and an entire rubbish truck’s worth is dumped in the sea every minute. It’s long overdue but the world is finally waking

3 of the biggest make-up looks for Spring from the catwalks

The Notebook beauty team test out three spring catwalk looks that are definitely out of their make-up comfort zones… The Bold Liner Seen at: Marc Jacobs Beauty editor Octavia says: "A red lip is as bold as my make-up gets, but I was inspired by the models at Marc Jacobs.

How to wear green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2018

It's St Patrick's Day today and millions of people across the world are engulfing in Irish-themed celebrations. Many will be digging out their green clothes, snapping up fake ginger beards and scouting out cheap, lively pubs to visit fir a dram of whiskey. But there are other, smaller things you can do

Women who wear heavy makeup are seen as worse leaders

Wearing makeup may affect how people judge your leadership skills, according to a new study . Researchers from Abertay University have found that women who wear heavy makeup are seen as worse leaders than those with bare faces. In the study, participants were asked to view a series of images

Study reveals that too much make-up may hurt women's chances of a promotion

The findings could influence how they present themselves at interviews and on social networking site LinkedIn. Volunteers viewed pairs of images featuring 16 women both without make-up and dolled up, like Towie star Chloe Sims. Computer software was used to manipulate the faces and the appearance of make-up on both black and

Why we love Oscar winner and red carpet rebel Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand won our hearts with her Oscars acceptance speech. Clearly overwhelmed by her win, she accepting her award for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing’ by requesting each female nominee in the room to stand with her in celebration. But this isn’t the only reason we love her. In an era

How you can get the cult Makeup Revolution concealer for free

It's the £4 beauty dupe everyone has been taking about, Makeup Revolution's Conceal and Define stick has gone viral. And for good reason, the budget concealer is a dupe of well-known beauty brand Tarte's popular Shape Tape , which is more than five times the price at £22. The new

Red carpet beauty secrets from the Oscars revealed

The dresses are glorious of course, but no red carpet look is complete without gorgeous make-up, expertly applied by an amazing make-up artist - and this year's Oscars has some fabulous examples. We've found out which star products were used to create five of our favourite looks from

This £5 highlighter is said to be as good as products FIVE TIMES the price… and make-up fans are going mad for it

E.L.F’s Baked Highlighter, which comes in a range of colours, has topped Pinterest’s list of the most pinned highlighters. Baked Highlighter, £5, E.L.F Cosmetics It comes in four different colours – Blush Gems, Moonlight Pearls, Pink Diamonds and Apricot Gold. The powder is baked, which means that it can either be applied wet

Make-up artist Bruce Grayson reveals his secrets for getting the stars looking perfect before an Oscar win… and the backstage 'disaster' he narrowly avoided

The make-up artist, who's worked backstage at the Oscars since 2001, has revealed how he gets the actresses looking perfect for their big moment up on stage. Bruce runs a team of 20 make-up artists at almost every award show - among them tonight's Academy Awards. That means that - during the

It’s time to crank up the colour as make-up gets a playful twist

This season's make-up is taking on a playful and colourful trend with bold colours and striking contrasts. Blue blaze With a bold colour like blue, it’s best to prep your eye sockets with concealer. Go for a solid formula like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Concealer Pomade, £6.99, which will remove any redness and prevent

MAC launch make-up that smells and tastes like real food… and fans can’t get enough of it

Would you want to try lip glosses with names such as Death By Chocolate or Banana Muffins? Global Senior Makeup Artist for MAC Cosmetics, Dominic Skinner, gave the first sneak-peak of MAC's new range of 'Lipglass''s while behind-the-scenes with the brand. The new line, which is yet to be named, features lip