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Brighton & London
Columnist and Features Writer — Guardian
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Columnist, features writer, interviewer and radio bod. New book, Pretty Honest, out now.

Beauty: modern pressed powders

theguardian.com — Face powder has a PR problem. A generation of women have been told by magazine articles that it's ageing, and their experience probably reflects this. Old-fashioned powders were full of talc, which is both drying and unflattering. This was blended with waxes, which gave a thick, cakey finish to the skin, unappealingly settling into lines and creases.

From Twiggy to Germaine Greer: eight classic images of powerful women

theguardian.com — Twiggy: defiant in a two-piece suit This isn't a perfect look, but that's why I like it. Twiggy should be wearing heeled brogues, or at least some shoes that are closed at the front. Those white clip-clop heels are designed to go with a casual kaftan and big shades, for standing on the edge of a swimming pool pointing out leaves to the pool boy.

Older, Wiser, Happier eBook: India Knight: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

amazon.com — 'Our mothers' fifty is not our fifty. We have no map, no blueprint, no nothing. We have no sense of what is and isn't age-appropriate, or even of whether age-appropriateness is still relevant.

Beauty: emergency makeup essentials

theguardian.com — Last month, I missed the last train home to Brighton and found myself trapped in London. With nothing but mascara, a pinky-beige lipstick (doubling as blusher), lipliner, the clothes I stood up in and a very important meeting the following morning, I checked into a hotel.

Sali Loves: IOMA

salihughesbeauty.com — I test drove the state of the art diagnostic skin system from the French lab that's on every beauty editor's lips. God, I love a gadget, me. Though calling the IOMA Sphere a gadget is a bit like calling the Mississippi a babbling brook.

Video: Pretty Honest, The Red Lip

salihughesbeauty.com — Mary Greenwell creates the fourth and final look for Sali's book shoot.

Books for the Independent Reader

4thestate.co.uk — 4th Estate is the home of literary fiction and cutting-edge non-fiction, publishing prize-winning authors such as Hilary Mantel, Nigel Slater, Jonathan Franzen and Ben Goldacre. Our eclectic range promises books for the independent reader, and our site offers book recommendations, competitions, author videos and author events.

Could your hair dye kill you?

theguardian.com — A 38-year-old woman from Keighley, West Yorkshire was in a coma last week following a suspected allergic reaction to a home hair dye. Doctors have given Julie McCabe, who coloured her hair with L'Oréal Preference colourant three weeks ago, an 8% chance of survival with little chance of a full recovery.

Video: Pretty Honest, Brows

salihughesbeauty.com — Products mentioned in this video: Tom Ford Bronzing Powder, £68 EL Sculpting Foundation brush, £37 Sensai Silky Highlighting Powder Charlotte Tilbury Air-brush flawless finish skin-perfecting micro-powder, £33 Chanel Correcteur Perfection, £27 Mac Lipstick Creme In Your Coffee, £15.50 Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen, £42 Suqqu Blend Colour Eyeshadow quad in 06, £45 Chanel Sublime de Chanel Mascara, £25 Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow Kit, £38 Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick, £30 Laura Mercier Anti-Feathering Lip Liner, from £16.50 Sali's book Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion is now available from www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.com.

Beauty: flattering matte lipsticks

theguardian.com — I am not sure the beauty industry will ever make matte lipstick a mainstream trend, though God knows it tries harder and harder each year. Like most makeup obsessives, I love a dense, bold, matte lip, my staples being Mac Lady Danger, a punchy orange-red, and Charlotte Tilbury's new Matte Revolution lipstick in Sexy Sienna, a 1950s coral.
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @IanMartin: Iris (2) staying over. Mad, but really hope I get woken in middle of night to dance with her on my shoulders to opening credits of Wall-E.

Oct 25, 2014

@beautyinmirror Thank you! Nothing in Devon I'm afraid, but several upcoming signings listed on my Amazon author page. X

Oct 25, 2014

@chloecardew See her timeline. She RTd a tweet from Mumsnet to an interview with me in the Evening Standard. X

Oct 25, 2014

@TrueEnglander @KirstieMAllsopp No one hates marriage here. Marriage is good. Unhappy marriages are not. You are being obtuse.

Oct 25, 2014

@TrueEnglander @KirstieMAllsopp Children deserve to grow up around happy, healthy relationships, not those that exist out of martyrdom.

Oct 25, 2014

@TrueEnglander @KirstieMAllsopp Life is not perfect. And no, it's not better to raise kids in a loveless marriage.

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