We all have our beauty favourites. The go-tos, the desert island luxuries, the ones we can rely on to add that extra layer of polish on the mornings when we wake up feeling distinctly unpolished. They’re the products we tell our friends about; the ones we buy over and over again. And, this year, for our third annual Inspire Beauty Awards, we’re seeking your anti-ageing heroes: lipsticks that can be relied upon not to feather into the fine lines around the mouth; concealers that really do conceal — without caking; night treatments that mean you wake up looking and feeling a decade younger. Inspire has gathered together a stellar judging panel to find the nation's favourite products for defying ageing (stock image) Last year, almost 12,000 votes were cast, and this time, we’re hoping that — with your help — we can put together a definitive list of the nation’s top anti-ageing miracles. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next What are the … [Read more...] about Which age-defying beauty boosters get your vote? Our third annual beauty awards celebrate products that make you feel younger. Time to share your secrets!
Do you have a beauty hero? Perhaps it’s a foundation that keeps you glowing through all the festive parties, a hair wonder that boosts limp locks, or a nail polish that can withstand the rigours of the Christmas washing up. Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural Inspire Beauty Awards, when more than 10,000 votes were cast, we are again on the hunt for the nation’s favourite products — and we need you to pick the winners. To help you decide, we have gathered a stellar panel of judges — top model Marie Helvin, make-up maestro Ruby Hammer, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Dr Maryam Zamani and Inspire’s own beauty columnist Elsa McAlonan. Inspire are once again on the hunt for the nation’s favourite products for 2018's beauty awards (file photo) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson joins women writing the... Bella and Kendall's makeup artist Lisa Eldridge launches her... Share this … [Read more...] about What are the products you CAN’T live without? Inspire’s Beauty Awards return for a second year after 10,000 readers voted in 2017
She's the epitome of a chic mother-to-be but the pregnant Duchess of Sussex, 37, has been relying on a nifty cheat to hide tired eyes, according to an expert make-up artist. While she usually favours a dark brown eye pencil, Meghan Markle, who is expecting her first child in spring, opted for a flesh-toned version for her first Armistice Day service at the Cenotaph with the Royal Family on November 11. Her liner of choice - traced along her eye's lower waterline - may have been a minute detail to the untrained observer. But it's a tried-and-tested technique for perking up fatigued eyes, A-list make-up artist Francesca Abrahamovitch told FEMAIL. The Duchess of Sussex, 37, who's expecting her first child in spring, has switched her usual dark brown eyeliner for a nude pencil traced along her waterline. Make-up artist Francesca Abrahamovitch says it's a great way to make eyes appear brighter, bigger and less tired Look closely: Before her pregnancy, Meghan preferred to wear a … [Read more...] about Revealed: The VERY clever make-up trick pregnant Meghan has been using to disguise tired eyes – and all it takes is a nude eye pencil
TV presenter Laura Whitmore has admitted she gets 'overwhelmed' by social media - and worries about the impact it has on younger generations. The 33-year-old said she feels 'lucky' that she didn't grow up with the likes of Instagram and Facebook, explaining she can 'barely cope' with it now as an adult. The former Strictly Come Dancing star, who stars in a new campaign entitled 'Your Kind of Good', has also warned against health fads that are promoted online. Laura suggested that the pressure to lead a healthy lifestyle is 'getting more complicated by the day', arguing that it should all be about balance. Scroll down for video TV presenter Laura Whitmore (pictured at the Glamour Woman Of The Year awards in New York this week) has admitted she gets 'overwhelmed' by social media Laura, 33, (pictured in an Instagram snap) said she feels 'lucky' that she didn't grow up with the likes of Instagram and Facebook, explaining she can 'barely cope' with it now as an adult … [Read more...] about TV presenter Laura Whitmore admits she gets ‘overwhelmed’ by social media – and says she fears for young fans as she can ‘barely cope’ as an adult
Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has revealed how he's found unlikely style inspiration from the British royal family, especially the Duchess of Sussex. Speaking to Femail ahead of his new docuseries chronicling his recent 10-night stand-up comedy tour across America, which launches today, the grooming expert revealed he's a big fan of Harry, Meghan and Kate. 'What kind of American do you think I am? I love the British royals!' he explained. 'Meghan Markle has inspired me to always use a colour correcting BB cream and not a full foundation because I love my freckles too.' The former Suits star previously revealed in interviews that it was her 'pet peeve' when make-up artists applied heavy foundation that masked her natural skin. And Jonathan, 31, has also been taking style notes from her thrifty sister-in-law Kate, who is known for recycling her outfits on royal engagements. 'Kate has inspired me to wear the same thing more than once,' he explained. 'You know if she … [Read more...] about Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness reveals how Meghan has inspired him to stop covering up his freckles – and he’s been taking style tips from the Duchess of Cambridge, too
Vloggers promote a glossy, aspirational lifestyle online - so it may come as a surprise that they're increasingly showing off their buys from the likes of Poundland. The rise of the 'bargain haul' means that YouTube stars are now more likely to show off their purchases from stores such as Home Bargains, Wilkos and TK Maxx, than high-end designer brands. The glamorous YouTube stars include mothers with a keen eye for a bargain, as well students on a tight budget. The trend is so popular that many have amassed thousands of subscribers by showing off their bargain purchases. Typical purchases include homeware items, cleaning products, as well as bargain snack packs. However, unlike more high-end brands, the vloggers say retailers such as Poundland usually do not offer sponsorship deals or any commission - explaining that they do the videos simply because their fans love it. Here, FEMAIL speaks to those who are leading the way when it comes to finding Poundland … [Read more...] about The rise of the POUNDLAND vloggers: How glamorous YouTube stars are swapping high-end hauls for bargain buys from budget stores (including £2.99 candles and £1 cushions)