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How to….look good the morning after

So, we’ve got your night out covered, thanks to Natasha’s fab Christmas party wear post and even what to wear the morning after, but c’mon, what on earth are we going to do with that face? If you, like me, are more ‘hangover beast’ than ‘beauty’, then you’ll be needing some help. And whilst, we’re not advocating trowelling on a trolley load of make-up, we do have a few fail-safe products up our sleeves. Oh yes, these products will sort those drink-induced/sleep-deprived/new baby dark circles and make you look like a young Kate Moss even after a Kate Moss-style night out……

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The Beauty Insider on…Summer Beauty

Hurrah! It’s an exciting day for W&W with the first column from our amazing new Beauty Editor Rachel Fiddes (if you haven’t read it already, do read all about her very own beauty essentials here). With the lovely warm days of July upon us and holidays on the horizon (if you’re lucky), it’s time to think about summer beauty. From how to get your feet flip-flop ready to the best sunscreens from Lancome, Soltan and Ambre Solaire (and how to apply them), the secret to stopping your make-up slide off and the hottest nail colours from the likes of Nails Inc. and Butter London, Rachel has it – and a whole lot more – covered. Basically, it’s your summer beauty regime sorted……

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How to…get Charlotte Tilbury eyes

West Sussex. 1993. I’m stood in front of the mirror in my bedroom getting ready to go to The Party of a Century. So important in fact, that I can’t actually remember where or what this party actually was. But those details are irrelevant as it was the sheer joy and excitement of BEFORE going out that I treasure. As a teenager and in my early twenties I’d spend ages in front of the mirror getting ready (a process that was arguably more fun on many an occasion than the lacklustre evening that lay ahead). I’d carefully pencil on eyeliner taking care to flick the line up at the end, blend different shades of eyeshadow onto the lid and then into the socket, before finishing off by curling my eyelashes and adding mascara. At that stage in my life I was ALL about eyes. And then things changed. Not right away, I had sixth form, a ski season, four years of university and a headlong dive into London life first, but then yes, things changed. I gave up my job and started working from home for a start. Not much call for make-up when the only people you see all day are…

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Ruby Hammer: How to get ready (and gorgeous) in five minutes flat

Ok, so she has incredible genetics on her side, but Ruby Hammer also has the knowledge, experience and tricks to look amazing, even when she’s short on time and flying out the door. An internationally acclaimed make-up artist (not to mention businesswoman and mother) who has worked for the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and This Morning (to name but a few), Ruby knows every trick in the book when it comes to make-up – even how to get ready in five minutes flat. And let’s face it, that’s what we really, really want to know. Over to Ruby…. Make time for the essentials…. “If you’re trying to get ready in 5 minutes, you can only do it if you’re on top of your grooming. If you take care of your eyebrows, have a good skincare routine, drink lots of water, make sure your nails are done. If all of that is up to speed, then it’s very easy to get ready in 5 minutes because everything else is done. But, for example, if you’ve got unruly eyebrows, then it’s going to take you 15 minutes to tidy them up. You’re never going to look pristine. Look ladies, however busy…

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My (Beauty) Uniform: Grace Timothy, editor and blog queen

Hurrah! Grace is back! And, with a little twist on the usual ‘My Uniform’ formula, she’s here to tell you what a beauty ed simply cannot live without. (Have you checked out her blog, The Pregnant Beauty Guide, yet?) When I was growing up, makeup was always hovering overhead, a tantalising trapping of ‘being a grown up’. Then, as a gangly, boob-less woman, I could make it work in a way clothes just didn’t. I get clothes on other people – and worked in fashion for 4 years – but struggle to dress myself to great effect. I’m not that into it bags or perilous shoes, but I will always have THE season’s hottest colours… on my face. My uniform is all about the skin, lips, eyes and nails. So whatever sartorial error I’m making, at least I’ve got a bold lip to distract. Obviously as a beauty editor, I’m constantly trying new products. And yet there are a few gems I always return to……