lupus rash skin rash looks like hickey and Makes You Embarrassed


Having a skin rash is not a pleasant experience. There’s an itchy, painful feeling and occasionally even pain. Rashes stand out and don’t just do wonders for your looks. But what’s more embarrassing is having a hickey-like rash. So what is a skin inflammation that examines like a hickey? Thelupus rash skin rash looks like hickey and includes contact dermatitis ringworm or tinea rash, drug...

How Glossier turned itself into a billion-dollar beauty brand


When Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss first had the idea of launching a beauty startup, she began with a simple question: how could you make a beauty brand whose sweatshirt people would want to wear? As founder of beauty blog Into the Gloss, which she started in 2010, Weiss had worked with household name beauty conglomerates on advertising and sponsorship deals, and found that many were...

Bee-jewelled: crystals grown around dead bees


A scientist-turned-artist has taken dead bees and used them as a scaffold for deep blue copper sulphate crystals. Simon Park, a senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Surrey, told that he was inspired by JG Ballard’s The Crystal World, in which a physician making his way to a leprosy treatment facility in Africa encounters a mysterious phenomenon that crystallises...

What do your tattoos really mean? The secret messages hidden in the designs


V Every tattoo is a statement (even if it says ‘drunken mistake’); from crosses to butterflies, birds and even punctuation marks. “People get tattoos for an aesthetic reason and don’t realise there are often centuries-old stories behind the imagery,” says author Trent Aitken-Smith, 44, a long-time body-art fanatic and editor of industry bible Tattoo Master. The...

Your face could be making you unpopular: ‘Cold-looking’ people are harshly judged by others


If you have ever been excluded from a social situation, it might have been to do with the shape of your face. Depending on how ‘warm’, ‘cold’, ‘competent’ or ‘incompetent’ you appear can all impact on whether you’re excluded from a social group or not, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Basel have investigated the...

Internet providers urged to offer discounted tariffs to low-income households


Ministers are urging telecoms companies to offer more discounted tariffs to low-income users as they seek to alleviate the cost-of-living pressures. The Department for Work and Pensions is launching a scheme to enable internet and mobile service providers to check – with a customer’s permission – whether they are in receipt of a benefit which entitles them to a reduced rate. Virgin Media O2 has...

Reviews of the best women’s face creams, including CeraVe and L’Oréal


The best facial moisturisers are a must-have for anyone’s daily skincare routine, whether you’re a beauty mogul or a quick-wash-and-out-the-door kinda person. Of course, one person’s favourite face cream can be someone else’s worst nightmare. It all depends on your skin type; for example, dry complexions need thicker formulas with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, whereas...

Ariana Grande’s r.e.m. beauty set to hit UK shelves next month


Ariana Grande’s makeup range r.e.m. beauty is set to hit UK shelves in a matter of weeks. The “Thank U, Next” artist has confirmed that the cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics line is launching at Selfridges department store from August. The range, which was first launched in the US in 2021, includes lipstick, lip gloss, concealer, mascara, fake eyelashes, eye shadow, brow pencils and gels...

11 best moisturisers for combination skin that really work


Combination skin refers to skin that is oily on the T-zone (across the forehead and down the nose) and drier on the cheeks. It is often associated with teenagers and, while teenagers are certainly susceptible to combination skin thanks to the hormonal fluctuations in adolescence, it is a skin type that occurs in people of any age. Skin can and does change, and your skin type isn’t set in stone...

8 best make-up brush sets for beauty newbies and budding MUAs alike


Ask any make-up artist and they’ll tell you that half the joy of their job comes from the tools that they paint faces with. From buffing and blending with big, fluffy powder and bronzing brushes, the intricacy that comes with crafting the perfect smoky eye, or the teeny tiny eyebrow and lip brushes, there really is one for every part of your make-up application routine – but it’s crucial to know...


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