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Lotus Beauty review – salon-set social issues drama only goes skin deep

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Lotus Beauty deals in desperately important subject matter. Set in a beauty salon in the midst of the south Asian community in Southall, west London, it includes themes of domestic violence, depression, stillbirth, im...

Gua sha: from blotchy bruising to a beauty trend du jour

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A recurring conversation I have with a healthcare worker friend is that if you had no conscience, an easy way to make money would be to peddle innocuous but inutile items by marketing them as wellness products. Scient...

Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach review – a completely devastating evocation of racist trauma

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When Tan France was nine, he stole his cousin’s skin bleaching cream. It stung, like sunburn, so he didn’t use it for long. But when he was older, in his mid-teens, he decided to have another go. The shame and guilt t...

How to cut down cosmetic waste: ‘beauty products go off so bigger is not always best’

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There are at least five different skincare serums in my bathroom cabinet at any one time. These sit next to three moisturisers, four foundations, and a tub of a dozen or so lipsticks. At least half of these beauty pro...

Andrew Clements on Harrison Birtwistle: An utterly distinctive composer who wrote music of delicate beauty

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‘When you or I look out a window we’ll see more or less the same things”, a leading British composer once said to me, “But if Harry looked out of it, he would see something entirely different.” The utter distinctivene...

‘People really need to know’: can we trust beauty products to be safe?

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Ayesha Malik’s hair was once so lush – glossy, with ringlets worthy of a Disney movie – that she had to prove on YouTube that she didn’t wear a wig or use a curling iron. At the time, Malik was a devotee of DevaCurl, ...

Can you make your own lipstick with wax, oil and food dye?

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The hackClean beauty fans claim you can avoid synthetic ingredients by making lipstick from coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter and food colouring. The promiseThis DIY recipe aims to match the incredible pigments of tod...

‘I am utterly in thrall to the beauty of cats’: David Baddiel on his favourite pets

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My dad died earlier this year. On the upside, we got a new cat. This may sound like a flip gag, and indeed it is, but it also isn’t. Let me explain. In the 1970s, fathers were not expected to show love to their childr...

Living in a woman’s body: the Taliban fear our beauty, strength – and resistance

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As a child, I never rode bicycles or played sports such as gymnastics and karate because it was “not good for girls”. I later understood it was to avoid the risk of breaking my hymen and “losing” my virginity, but I o...

A peculiar beauty: strolling on a new trail around Kent’s Hoo peninsula

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At the water’s edge stands a second world war pillbox, a magnet for hundreds of roosting birds. A flock takes to the wing and, through my binoculars, I make out curlew and brent geese; in the distance a pink container...

Is that really me? The ugly truth about beauty filters

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Popping a beautifying filter on the TikTok video she was filming seemed harmless to Mia. It made it look as though she had done her makeup, took away the hint of a double chin that always bothered her, and gently alte...

How to give beauty products: avoid the landmines and they can be great last-minute gifts

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Picking beauty gifts can be a minefield. While they’re not all-out bad gifts like puppies, personal care products can end up looking like a pointed hint – deodorant and mouthwash are excellent passive-aggressive gifts...

Camels enhanced with Botox barred from Saudi beauty contest

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Saudi authorities have carried out their biggest crackdown on camel beauty contestants, disqualifying more than 40 “enhanced” camels from the annual pageant, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The camels d...

Beauty and the Beast review – a sumptuous reboot of the festive-season fairytale

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The world described by writer-director Theresa Heskins in this tremendous adaptation is one of emotional stasis. Like the last two years of the pandemic, the enchanted palace is locked in a holding pattern. All the Be...

Beauty hacks: can coffee grounds give you better skin?

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The hackUsing coffee grounds to make a face scrub that gives you baby-soft skin – and eco brownie points. The promiseIn theory, the grounds lift dead cells from the skin to brighten it, while the caffeine boosts the c...

Liz Truss hires Instagram guru to battle Sunak in Tory beauty contest

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When Liz Truss sought permission from No 10 to hire a “digital media special adviser” – AKA an Instagram guru – she became only the second cabinet minister to indulge the idea. The first, of course, was Rishi Sunak, w...

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