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    Think pink! 11 buys to support Breast Cancer Awareness

    Add these feel-good limited edition buys to your basket ASAP to look gorgeous and support breast cancer charities this October. Two birds, one stone - yes please.

  • Best beauty advent calendars for 2020

    It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

  • The essential no make-up make-up kit

    It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

  • High street beauty saviours to buy now

    Think you deserve a little treat, but don't want to splash the cash right now? Here are 8 high street hits to help you get your lockdown look for less, all road-tested by yours truly.

  • Pucker up! 10 lip smacking lipsticks

    A new spring wardrobe might be out of the question (let's face it, we're living in PJs!) but we can all treat ourselves to a new lippy, right? Mwah!

  • Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

    Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. So we tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands.

  • Gotta Have It

    Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars available to buy right now.

  • Beauty Pie – your new beauty BBF

    Beauty Pie is *the* cult skin, hair and make-up brand everyone's talking about.

  • Beauty bargains

    Quick, raid a teenage girl’s make-up bag! Budget beauty is big news right now. Here are some corkers that’ll only set you back a few quid.

  • Hangover hiders

    There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

  • J’adore Isabel Marant

    We can't stretch to new Isabel Marant boots or bags right now but it's a big "OUI!" from us to her super-chic new lipsticks and other make up essentials, designed to create a day-to-night look with minimum faff.

  • The ultimate summer beauty buys

    Be gone cement-style foundation and Alice Cooper-esque mascara! We've got the 11 best beauty buys for heatwave conditions and summer holiday suitcases.

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    Cult beauty brand alert!

    Cult beauty brand alert! We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

  • The elixir of youth

    This supercool beauty brand is adored by millennials. But there's also a lot to love here when you have more (*cough*) mature skin.

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    Muddy Loves ESSIE

    Time to ditch the summer neons and check out Essie's new autumnal hues. Sorry, can't come out tonight, I'm painting my nails.

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    Bronzed beauty

    Did you blink and miss the British sun this summer? The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is a late-season classic. Bronzed goddess incoming!

  • Charlotte Tilbury make up by numbers

    Rubbish at putting on your face? This make-up by numbers palette in 7 steps by Charlotte Tilbury will sort out your eyes, cheeks and skin tone good and proper.

  • Nail that polish

    Thought M&S was just for knickers and ready meals? These super-chic, Chanel-inspired Autograph nail polishes are well worth a detour to the beauty hall.

  • Where d’ya get those peepers?

    My eyelashes aren't my best feature, I have to be honest: they're short and there aren't that many of them. Mascara can only go so far and I always stick false eyelashes on wonky so with Christmas coming up, I booked myself in for some glam eyelash extensions at Frontlinestyle in Bath...

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