15 hairstyles for long hair to make the most of your locks

15 hairstyles for long hair to make the most of your locks

When it comes to long hairstyles, celebs have got it down

hairstyles for long hair

If you get serious hair envy every time you see Jennifer Lopez sporting long Hollywood curls or Beyoncé with her lengthy waves, you’re not alone. When it comes to hairstyles for long hair, celebrities have got it down.

It can feel like pretty hard work to think of new ‘dos that can transform your long hair to a masterpiece. But, with the right tools, a bit of patience and some celebrity inspiration, it’s not just possible, but totally achievable.

And make sure you keep your hair in tip top condition. If you find that your hair gets to a certain length and then breaks off, you need to look through our round up of the best shampoo for dry hair. Similarly, if you find that your hair looks greasy quickly, you need to work out the best shampoo for your hair type. A little bit of care will go a ˆ way (literally).

Now that you’ve got those points ticked off, find the best long hairstyles 2019 will be all about here.

Layered hairstyles for long hair

hairstyles for long hair Beyonce

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Layering on long hair is a great way to add texture, volume and, well, a bit more life to your hair. Keeping layers tapered towards the ends of your hair will add bounce to your overall look, while feathered layering around the face can soften your overall face shape.

Celebrity inspiration: Beyoncé and Jessica Biel

Hairstyles for long thick hair


Thick hair works great with longer layers, and usually doesn’t need a lot of help adding volume – look to celebs like Beyoncé, Priyanka Chopra, Zendaya and Jessica Biel for inspiration on how to master it. These hairstyles for thick hair will give you even more inspiration on how to style yours.

Celebrity inspiration: Beyoncé and Zendaya

Hairstyles for long thin hair

hairstyles for long hair 2019 Keira Knightley

Longer hair gives you more to work with when styling and making it appear fuller. ‘If you have fine hair, keep layers longer as over layering will only make the hair appear thinner and sparser,’ Sam advises. Stars like Cara Delevingne and Keira Knightley are the pros when it comes to styling longer, thinner hair, so look to them for inspiration on hairstyles for fine hair.

Celebrity inspiration: Keira Knightley and Cara Delevingne

Hairstyles for long hair with bangs

When done right, fringes are one of those hairstyles that anyone can get right – if you have a square face, stick to a soft layered fringe, while rounder faces can pull off shorter, blunt bangs. Wondering how to cut your own hair? Read our guide to trimming your own fringe to ensure you don’t have a DIY disaster.

Celebrity inspiration: Jessica Biel

Hairstyles for long hair with curls

hairstyles for long hair


Long, curly hair looks great whether natural or heat styled; if it’s your natural texture, don’t over-layer as this will create a whole lot of extra volume your hair probably doesn’t need. And if you’re using one of the best curling wands to create beautiful bouncy waves, be sure to use a heat protecting spray to avoid damage.

Celebrity inspiration: Beyoncé and Zendaya

Hairstyles for long straight hair

Although the hairstyles of the moment tend to focus on blunt ends with textured waves, straight hair is still an elegant and chic option for how to wear your hair if it’s longer, and tucking it behind one ear softens the overall look whether you have a centre or side parting. Always use a heat protecting spray before using the best straighteners if your hair isn’t naturally sleek.

Celebrity inspiration: Kendall Jenner, Jessica Alba, Lily James

Hairstyles for long hair on round faces

hairstyles for long hair on round faces

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Longer hair is great for elongating a more spherical face shape to make it appear more oval, especially with softer, shorter layers around the face. To master choosing a style for this face shape with expert hair tips, read our guide to choosing hairstyles for round faces.

Celebrity inspiration: Priyanka Chopra, Kendall Jenner and Kate Upton

Hairstyles for long hair on square faces

Square faces often come with a more angular jaw shape, with the forehead, cheekbones and jaw all spanning the same width. These can be softened with more rounded layers, especially with soft curls that fall past the jawline. If you have a more angular bone structure, look to these celebrities’ hairstyles for square faces to master styling your hair for your face shape.

Celebrity inspiration: Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Biel

Hairstyles for long hair on oval faces

hairstyles for long hair

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If you have an oval face, you’re in luck, because this is considered the most adaptable face shape – that’s to say that it works with just about any and every hairstyle. ‘The most important consideration to take into account is the individuals’ natural texture,’ says Sam. ‘This will determine the style, shape and length.’

See our round up of the best celeb hairstyles for oval faces.

Celebrity inspiration: Kim Kardashian

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Fringes can suit just about anyone (and we have the proof here)

Fringes can suit just about anyone (and we have the proof here)

Whether you want blunt full bangs or a sultry sweeping style, these are the coolest cuts for 2019

fringes Zendaya

I’m pretty sure all of us can say that we’ve experimented with fringes at least once in our lifetime. Whether you dabbled in the soft side bangs or a full fringe, it’s one of those universal styles we all try at some point.

The good news is that if you’re thinking of joining the fringe camp once more, there are so many versions of the classic fringe out there that you’re guaranteed to find one that works for you in 2019.

The right one can (and will) complement your face shape; feathered and layered bangs can soften an angular face shape, while a rounder face can be sharpened with a blunt fringe. See our guides to hairstyles for round faces and hairstyles for square faces for more inspiration.

When Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge stepped out with her newly fringed hairstyle in 2015, the media went mad. It’s a subtle look and one that really works if you don’t want to go for full-on blunt bangs. And just about every supermodel has experimented with fringes and put their own stamp on it, from Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell and Sienna Miller.

And how should you style your newfound fringe, we hear you ask? ‘With a heavy fringe, you need it to look healthy, shiny and glossy,’ says ghd Global Ambassador Adam Reed.

He advises using a natural bristle round brush like the Natural Bristle Radial Brush, £17.50 at Fabled, to ‘give your fringe the perfect shape, plus shine and gloss.’

His number one styling tip? ‘Don’t spray hairspray directly onto your fringe! Spray it onto a brush and then brush through for a very soft hold.’

With a style to work for every face shape, every hair colour and every personal preference, it’s not hard to see why VIPs just can’t resist going for the chop.

So whether you’re looking at trialling a wispy or full fringe for the first time, or just want a new-season update on your current style, these are the best celebrity fringes to ever grace the red carpet.

Fringes with long hair

fringes with long hair Selena Gomez

A fringe can add uniqueness to much longer styles, as seen here on Selena Gomez, and can also help to frame and flatter your face shape. Even the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton famously experimented with the style back in 2015, sending royal fans into a fringe frenzy. Safe to say it’s a winning look.

Celebrity inspiration: Selena Gomez, Naomi Campbell and Kate Middleton

Fringes with bobs

fringes with bobs Zendaya

A full fringe paired with a bob is a timeless nod to 1960s fashion icons of a decade gone by, and looks good on pretty much any face shape with the right layering towards the ends. Zendaya is no stranger to experimenting with hairstyles, pulling off the (temporary) bob perfectly. Read our guide to bob hairstyles for even more hairspo – you’ll leave desperate to go for the chop.

Celebrity inspiration: Zendaya and Lara Condor

Fringes with short hair

fringes with short hair Kerry Washington

Short hairstyles with fringes are a winning look every single time, and Kerry Washington’s newest look is physical proof of that. Pixie crops are made complete with the addition of a sweeping, layered fringe.

Celebrity inspiration: Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lawrence

Fringes with curly hair

fringes with curly hair Ciara

Forget everything secondary school taught you about having to straighten the life out of your fringe every morning – fringes look seriously great worn curly, as demonstrated by the gorgeous Ciara.

Celebrity inspiration: Ciara and Jessica Biel

Time for a new ‘do? Check out the hottest 2019 hairstyles with bangs and fringes below to take straight to the hairdresser’s chair.

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The best red lipstick for the ultimate statement lip

The best red lipstick for the ultimate statement lip

Add a touch of Hollywood glamour or vamp up your off-duty look in seconds

Best Red Lipstick

Red can be a tough shade to wear. Seriously though. One moment it’s on your lips, the next it’s smeared all over your face, nose and chin. So to make sure you’re wearing the best red lipstick out there is crucial.

First of all, it comes down to picking the right shade for your skin tone. The secret is to find one that completely works with your colouring, which is basically everything from the undertones of your skin, to your hair and eye colour.

It’’s undeniably the hardest part of finding a new lipstick, but these small things really do make a big difference when finding a shade of red that suits you.

best red lipstick uk

Blue-toned reds look cooler and more retro, whilst poppy orangey reds are warmer and look a little bit more modern. And those dark, very berry reds that you covet on the covers of magazines and backstage are totally achievable, too, when you know the right products and shades to buy.

For the ultimate classic cool-girl look make sure you team your new red lipstick with a natural nude eyeshadow and just a hint of mascara. Or try slicking on a feline black liquid eye-liner to look like a 1950s fashion icon. Whatever look you’re choosing to go for, add classic glamour and an air of elegance to any ensemble by picking the best red lipstick for your complexion and budget.

Still not convinced that red is for you? Why not give the subtle nude lipstick a try? Overwhelmed with the choices out there? Check out our round up of the best lipsticks that every capsule collection should contain.

There’s no denying that a good lipstick is a make-up bag staple, but do you know which shade should you be wearing? We’re here to help you find out. Keep scrolling for our top red recommendations…

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The best aftersun to soothe your skin this summer

The best aftersun to soothe your skin this summer

After a day outdoors it’s essential that you apply post-sun skincare, regardless of whether you burned or not

best aftersun

We hope by now that we’ve drilled in the importance of wearing the best SPF moisturisers all year round and slathering on the best sun cream before heading outdoors. But equally as important is rehydrating the skin afterwards – enter the best aftersun.

There are various lotions, mousses, creams and gels out there to cool the heat of sun-soaking, prevent peeling and rehydrate your skin, getting it back to tip-top condition in no time.

Packed with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, shea butter, almond oil and Omegas 3 and 6 to boost moisture levels, some also contain subtle tan enhancers to prolong your summer glow.

Keep in mind that speed is the key to cooling the skin – don’t wait until you start to feel itchy or overheated – so apply your best aftersun as soon as you’re back indoors or safely in the shade.

What does the best aftersun do?

Aftersun isn’t reserved only when you’re burnt; it can and should be applied every time you’ve been soaking up the sun. But, of course, it’s especially important in sunnier climes.

‘Heat, salty sea water, chlorine, winds and sand will all dry out your skin,’ says consult dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong. So, what’s the best way of caring for skin that’s been out in the sun?

‘Ensure all sunscreen, chlorine, sand and salt is washed off your body and face, before applying generous quantities of a good quality, hydrating moisturiser, to help restore the lipid barrier of the skin,’ she adds.

‘If your skin has been sunburnt, the red, sore areas can be treated with over-the-counter strength steroids, such as hydrocortisone, to reduce the inflammation quickly, and cool compresses and soothing agents, such as cold aloe vera gel, are also very calming for inflamed and sensitive skin.’

Dr Wong also advises that you use a thicker moisturiser when the skin is shedding, but that you should ‘keep it simple with fragrance-free products, as sunburn tends to make the skin more sensitive’.

Best aftersun lotion

Bioderma Photoderm Après-Soleil, £7.90, Lookfantastic

best aftersun Bioderma

Once you’ve been out in the sun, you need to slather on your aftersun lotion to restore your skin’s functions. Rightly hailed as one of the best European skincare brands on the market, Bioderma’s Photoderm After Sun is one of the best aftersun lotion buys. Its milky texture helps to soothe and reduce any inflamed, sore patches, but more importantly it helps to heal the skin and prepare its next trip out in the sun.

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Best aftersun to keep tan

The Organic Pharmacy Tan Enhancing After Sun, £35, theorganicpharmacy.com

aftersun The Organic Pharmacy

While sprays are a favourite for convenience when it comes to aftersun, some people prefer to indulge in a thick and creamy formula. Although it’s named ‘Tan Enhancing’, The Organic Pharmacy’s aftersun doesn’t actually contain any fake tan. What it does do is help prolong a sun-kissed glow by repairing and replenishing the skin, with pure organic extracts of aloe, rosehip, carrot, calendula, green, white and red tea and nettles.

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Best aftersun to prevent peeling

Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun Lotion, £7, Boots

best aftersun to prevent peeling Garnier

Ambre Solaire is one of the best trusted, go-to brands when it comes to sun protection and aftercare. Enriched with cactus extract and aloe vera, it’s a super hydrating formula that replenishes your skin with the right amount of moisture, preventing that nasty peeling skin we all love to hate.

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Be sure to always take care of your skin after being in the sun – even when you can’t see any visible damage. And remember, post-sunshine skincare is essential any time your skin has been exposed to the sun’s rays, not only when it’s hot!

Keep reading for the best aftersun reads on the market now.

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The best face oils to completely transform your winter complexion

The best face oils to completely transform your winter complexion

There’s a perfect face oil for every skin type (yes, really)

As a rule, the best face oils are your one-way ticket to a glowing, healthy complexion – whatever your skin type.

Although it seems counter-intuitive to apply oil to a complexion that is already naturally shiny, the right one can and will in fact regulate your skin’s oil production. It’s just a case of knowing your onions.

Oily skins don’t need to avoid all oil completely; you need oils that have low comedogenic ratings of 0, 1 or 2 at a push, as they won’t clog pores. Oils like Argan, Kukui, Camellia, rosehip, Calendula and almond are your friends here.

So whether your skin is wind-whipped because you’re the outdoorsy type, blemish-prone or goes through stages of being duller than dishwater, one of the best face oils can – and will – remedy your biggest skin concerns. Find the right one for you in our guide below.

Best face oils for dry skin

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, £38, Space NK

best face oils Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate

While those with oily skin may want to avoid applying oils in the morning – they’ll take longer to absorb as your skin isn’t crying out for moisturse – dry complexions will soak an indulgent oil up in no time. Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is an everyday oil that repairs and keeps the skin soft.

The key ingredients are sunflower botanical oil, which strengthens the skin’s barrier, and Tamanu to soothe the skin. An effective daytime treatment, it really isn’t a surprise that both the Day and Night versions are bestsellers for the brand.

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Best face oils for glowing skin

ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil, £45, Fabled

best face oils for combination skin Elemis Superfood

Your parents always nagged you to eat your greens, but we bet you’d not considered slathering them all over your face as part of your skincare routine. ELEMIS has a few face oil offerings in its stocks, but the Superfood oil is a firm favourite at MC. It’s packed with the goodness of broccoli, radish and Flax seeds and is a good all-rounder treatment oil for all skin types. Put on before bed and expect to wake with a healthy glow.

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Best face oil for oily skin

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, £68, Net-A-Porter

best face oils Sunday Riley UFO

All of Sunday Riley’s oils are excellent and although you’ve probably heard all about LUNA, those with oily skin should make U.F.O. their first port of call. As oils go, this one is very lightweight – aside from the greasy finish (for want of a better word) that characterises an oil, when you squeeze it out of the pipette it’s incredibly fluid. Don’t let the bright green put you off though, as even oily skin will lap it up – with a 1.5% concentration of salicylic acid to help decongest pores.

We love the slightly medicinal scent, which is down to the tea tree and licorice, combined with a comforting smell not dissimilar to baby oil. Pricey, but worth every single penny.

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Best face oils for combination skin

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Facial Oil, £34, Space NK

best face oils Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant’s offering is so lightweight that you’ll barely realise it’s an oil. The thin  cold-pressed formula is nourishing enough for dry skin but not so heavy that oily skins feel overloaded and greasy. The oil is naturally antimicrobial and soothing for the skin, reducing blotchiness and redness for an all-round smoother complexion, and also softens the appearance of fine lines.

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Read on to see more of Team Marie Claire‘s favourite face oil buys.

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The best shampoo formulas for all hair types, from fine to frizzy

The best shampoo formulas for all hair types, from fine to frizzy

It’s time to stock up on your new hair hero

best shampoo

The best shampoo can be hard to find – but once you’ve found it, it’s your friend for life. Whatever your biggest hair concerns may be, we’ve rounded up the right ones for different hair types.

Finding the perfect shampoo for your hair type is no easy task on your own, so allow us to guide you through the options, whether you’re looking for the right one for dry hair, or you need little help with your fine, coloured, thick, or greasy hair type. Trust us, there’s a shampoo out there that’s perfect for everyone.

Best shampoo for greasy hair

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo, £12.50, John Lewis

best shampoo Liz Earle

When choosing the best shampoo for fine hair that gets greasy easily, it’s not just about how often you should wash your hair. The key is to look for volume-boosting properties. Invest in a high-quality shampoo and ditch the conditioner, instead treating hair with a heat-protecting product before drying, as this will stop your hair from being weighed down after it’s been cleansed. We recommend Liz Earle’s signature shampoo for greasy hair, as it hydrates and adds shine without adding to heaviness to locks. Apple and orange extracts boost shine levels, while shea butter boosts your hair’s hydration.

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Best shampoo for hair loss

Aveda Invati Advanced Exfoliating Shampoo, £20, Fabled

best shampoo

Hair loss and thinning hair are both major concerns for a lot of people – so you’re not alone if you’re looking for a shampoo that’ll fix it. The best shampoo for hair loss is Aveda’s Invati range, which promises to reduce hair loss by removing the build-up on the scalp that can clog pores. It’s a sulphate-free formula that tackles excess sebum and nourishes the scalp, stimulating hair growth and reducing hair loss.

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Best purple shampoo for blonde hair

Lush Daddy-O Purple Shampoo, £13.50, uk.lush.com

best shampoo Lush Daddy-O

If you’re a blonde, natural or not, no doubt you’re well acquainted with purple shampoo. If not, allow us to explain a bit about why it’s so great for blonde hair. Washing your hair with this particular shampoo deposits purple pigment into your hair, which counters brassiness and enhances its silver tones. The best part? You only have to use it once or twice a week for maintenance, so one bottle will last you until your next appointment for a colour top up. Try this vibrant option from Lush for an instant lightening and brightening effect after the first wash.

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Best shampoo for hair growth

Charles Worthington Grow Strong Activating Shampoo, £7.99, Boots

best shampoo for hair growth Charles Worthington

The key to longer hair is stronger hair, so Charles Worthington’s innovative GROWSTRONG complex contains a mix of root-activating pea sprout extract and protective, nourishing proteins to get your hair and scalp into peak shape and reducing breakage by as much as 95%. Used with the range’s protein treatment and scalp tonic, it promises results in just six weeks. So if your fresh haircut is a little shorter than you’d have liked, this’ll get your locks back on track in a jiffy.

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Best shampoo for coloured hair

Aveda Colour Conserve Shampoo, £2o, Fabled

best shampoo for coloured hair Aveda

It goes without saying that, after splashing out on a fresh dye job at the salon, you want to prolong your hair’s colour for as long as possible. Try Aveda’s Colour Conserve shampoo; the plant-based formula is gentler than chemical-based shampoos and therefore cleanses without stripping your hair of its all vibrant colour glory.

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Best shampoo for dry hair

Sachajuan Moisturising Shampoo, £20, Fabled

There’s nothing worse than running your hands through your hair to find it’s rough and dry – hair should be silky soft and flowing, right? Fortunately, you can invest in a shampoo that’ll fix that. Sachajuan’s Moisturising Shampoo is a seriously nourishing and hydrating formula, which is particularly good for frizzy, treated hair, and is an absolute must if you’re struggling with locks drier than a haystack.

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Best anti dandruff shampoo

Vosene Frequent Use Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, £2, Ocado

best shampoo Vosene

Sometimes the trusty pharmacy buys are the best man for the job; Vosene’s purse-friendly Frequent Anti-Dandruff Shampoo leaves hair feeling clean and smooth and, best of all, stops that horrid itching feeling that a dry scalp can bring. Less itching means less flaking, so you’ll see a marked reduction in flakes too. Bargain.

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Best volumizing shampoo

Percy & Reed Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo, £16, Fabled

best shampoo for volume Percy and Reed Bountifully Bouncy

Great for finer hair that needs a bit of thickening and bounce, Percy & Reed’s volumising shampoo is enriched with blackcurrant extract to add body and Vitamin B5 to strengthen and thicken the hair shaft. With two of the world’s most legendary hairdressers at its helm, this is a brand you can put your trust in.

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Best shampoo for curly hair

Bumble and Bumble Curl Shampoo, £17.60, Fabled

best shampoo for curly hair Bumble and Bumble Curl Shampoo

When it comes to curly hair products, this is a firmly-established favourite in the minds of curly-haired women everywhere and it’s rightly earned cult status in the beauty world. Sulphate-free and enriched with Brazilian oils to nourish and help curls keep their shape, it’s a gentle wash that won’t frazzle the living daylights out of your curls for a frizz-free finish. Follow up with a 1p sized blob of Custom Conditioner.

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Best shampoo for frizzy hair

Evo Mane Tamer Shampoo, £20, Strawberrynet

best shampoo for frizzy hair Evo Mane Tamer

Mane tamer does exactly what it says on the bottle (with a witty caption to boot) – tames your mane the frizz-free locks you’ve only dreamed of until now. The sulphate-free formula means less foam and a gentler clean that doesn’t fuzz the life out of your hair. The conditioner is equally amazing, a super-thick formula that calms and softens the hair so it’s silky smooth.

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Best sulphate free shampoo

Maria Nila Luminous Colour Shampoo, £14.92, Amazon

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Vegan-friendly brand Maria Nila’s formulas are all sulphate and paraben free, and the sweet-smelling luminous colour shampoo protects your locks from fading after washes over time. Emma Watson reportedly swears by their silver shampoo to stop her locks from going brassy post-colouring, so you know it’s good.

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Best clarifying shampoo

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo, £22.99, Amazon

best shampoo clarifying Bumble and Bumble

This is the best shampoo for you if you’re the kind of person who needs to wash hella product (and dirt) from their hair, without stripping its natural goodness and health. Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo is a weekly treatment that gets rid of dirt, pollutants, product residue, you name it – but it shouldn’t be used on colour-treated hair. Read our full round up of the best clarifying shampoo for more recommendations. Obviously you can use it on any day of the week.

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Best shampoo for sensitive scalp

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Shampoo, £19, Lookfantastic

best shampoo for sensitive scalp Philip Kingsley

The shampoo was originally created by Philip when his wife was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and is suitable for those with particularly sensitive scalp, including, of course, those going through chemo or radiation therapy. It contains no fragrance, colour, parabens or SLS and is gentle enough for daily use, leaving hair soft and cleansed.

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You (and your hair) can thank us later.

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The best tinted moisturisers for healthy-looking skin

The best tinted moisturisers for healthy-looking skin

Give your skin a boost with the right formula for your skin type

best tinted moisturiser

On a daily basis, more and more of us are leaning towards a paired-down, natural look over layering up the best foundation for a flawless finish. Enter the best tinted moisturiser to add a little bit of sparkle to your complexion.

Bringing with them a whole host of skincare benefits, tinted moisturisers can offer UV and sun protection as well as coming in moisturising, mattifying and oil-free versions.

You won’t get a whole lot of coverage here: Instead think of it as your skin, but just that little bit better than usual. (If you do want a bit more coverage, look to the best BB creams and best CC creams.)

Intrigued? Read on for the formulas that pass the Marie Claire test in the best tinted moisturiser department.

Best drugstore tinted moisturiser

No7 City Light Tinted Moisturiser, £13, Boots

best tinted moisturiser no7

Available in three shades to complement the Match Made range (light, medium and medium-dark), this one is a great lightweight alternative to foundation. With UVA and UVB protection of SPF 15, your skin will be protected from the elements and some of the harsh effects of the enrivonment, like pollution.

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Best tinted moisturiser for oily skin

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifant, £16.50, Lookfantastic

best tinted moisturiser La Roche Posay

For acne and blemish prone skins, there’s a tinted version of the famous Effaclar Duo+. It has all of the original’s skincare benefits – salicylic acid to break down blockages, niacinamide to calm blemishes – plus a slight tint to help reduce the visibility of breakouts. A great buy for excessively oily skin.

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Best tinted moisturiser for dry skin

Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser, £32, John Lewis

best tinted moisturiser Clarins

Dry skin needs something that’s going to keep it soft and smooth for the long run. Crammed with hyaluronic acid, this tinted moisturiser packs a punch. Continuously moisturising your skin while you wear it and providing three layers of UV protection, this beautifying cream will do your complexion the world of good.

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Keep scrolling for more tinted moisturiser chart-toppers.

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The best eyeliners money can buy in pencil, liquid and gel form

The best eyeliners money can buy in pencil, liquid and gel form

These bad boys are an absolute essential for a cat eye or smokey eye

best eyeliners

Few beauty products hold cult status in the same way as the best eyeliners. From Brigitte Bardot to Audrey Hepburn, just about every beauty muse from recent history wore eyeliner as part of their signature look.

It’s a make-up bag staple all over the world and, combined with the best mascara and best eyeshadow palettes, is essential in creating red carpet-worthy eye make-up looks.

Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best liquid, pencil, gel and pen choices below.

Best drugstore eyeliner

Bourjois Couture Waterproof Clubbing Eyeliner, £3.74 Fabled

best eyeliner

Considering this eyeliner comes in under four quid, it’s a total steal for how good it is. The colour is a true, inky black stays put. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to go clubbing to wear it.)

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Best eyeliner pencil

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Smokey Pencil, £17, Amazon

best eyeliners pencil Elizabeth Arden Smokey Pencil

The super soft, powder formula and built-in smudger makes Elizabeth Arden’s pencils super easy to apply and blend out for the ultimate evening eye. Call it smokey eye in pencil form, if you will.

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Best waterproof eyeliner

NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, £19, Fabled

best eyeliners NARS

Described as ‘budge proof’, NARS’ Long Wear liner is exactly that. Each of the pencils is richly pigmented for a true colour pay off that lasts a whole working day or night out (none of this watery, transparent business). If you’re fed up of reapplying eyeliner to your waterline a few times a day, this one is for you.

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Best eyeliner pen

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, £14.50, Fabled

best eyeliners

Smudge proof, sweat proof, heck, we’d go as far as to say that Stila’s waterproof liner is actually life proof, and without a doubt one of the best liquid eyeliner formulas ever made. Inky, dense black and with a super sharp felt tip,you’ll find no smudging or printing on to your upper lids here.

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Best gel eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, £19.50, Fabled

best eyeliners Bobbi Brown Gel

Fun fact: Bobbi Brown first decided to create a gel liner when she had none to hand ahead of a photo shoot; instead, she applied waterproof mascara using a cotton bud without the fuzzy head. It did not budge one bit, and so the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner was born. Today it’s still one of the brand’s best sellers with a velvety finish, and is available in all sorts of shades as well as classic black.

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Want to shop even more of the best eyeliners? We’ve charted five more hero buys below.

Happy smokey eye-ing.

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Introducing the nominees for Marie Claire’s Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté awards

Introducing the nominees for Marie Claire’s Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté awards

Marie Claire Prix Awards

It’s that time again: Marie Claire’s Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté awards are open for business.

Innovation in the beauty world is happening at a furious pace, and we’re proud to be at the cutting edge of all the biggest developments. Now in it’s 33rd year, our annual beauty awards present you with the most amazing products in the world.

The winners will be chosen by our panel of beauty experts: Lisa Oxenham, Marie Claire‘s beauty and style director, beauty presenter Nadine Baggott, award-winning beauty journalist Alice Hart Davies, beauty director and entrepreneur Alessandra Steinerr, and beauty columnist and Editor of Weekend – The Times Lesley Thomas.

Winners will be announced at our fabulous Claridges ceremony on the 25th February and in the April issue; read on for the nominees for each category. Can you spot any of your favourites?


Marie Claire Prix Awards

Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream

Olay Eyes Pro Retinol Eye Treatment

REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery

Marie Claire Prix Awards

The Body Shop Roots of Strength Firming Shaping Serum

Skinceuticals Glycol 10 Renew Overnight

Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum

Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

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Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask

Neutrogena Radiance Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask

La Mer The Moisurising Cool Gel Cream

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Bobbi Brown Remedies Skin Brightener

Rituals The Rituals of Namaste range

Ultrasun Face Fluid SPF 50+ Brightening Anti-Spot and Anti-Pollution

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Tint Protective Moisturiser SPF 30

Marie Claire Prix Awards

Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

Sanctuary Spa One Minute Daily Glow Mask

Sisley Sisleÿa L’Intégral Firming Concentrated Serum

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

Marie Claire Prix Awards

Origins High Potency Night-a-Mins Resurfacing Cream

BALANCE ME Vitamin C Serum

No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly Anti-Pollution

Marie Claire Prix Awards

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence

Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow

L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Serum


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Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide

The Organic Pharmacy Make-up range

Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo

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Glossier Lash Slick

Revlon Colourstay Exactify Liquid Liner

Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion

Maybelline New York Total Temptation Mascara

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Benefit Bad Gal Bang

Dior Backstage range

Nars Climax Mascara

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Clarins Water Lip Stain

L’Oreal Paris Unlimited Pro-Volume Bendable Mascara

Shiseido Make-up Line

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter


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Espa Fitness Shower Oil

St Tropez Self Tan Purity Water Mousse

Love Beauty and Planet Shower Gel


Marie Claire Prix Awards

Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo

Aveda Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Overnight Serum

Wella Professionals Indigo Nutri-Enrich Range

Marie Claire Prix Awards

Hask Orchid and White Truffle Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner

Ouai Anti-Frizz Sheets

Kérastase Bain Resistance Extentioniste Range

Schwarzkopf got2b Twisted Curl-Intensity Styling Spray

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Tresemmé Biotin + Repair 7

Moroccanoil Colour Complete At-Home Products

Redken All Soft Mega Sheet Mask

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ghd Platinum+

Charles Worthington Grow Strong Regime

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast

Roll on the 25th of February…

Spotted a favourite in the line-up? Let us know who your winners are at @marieclaireuk

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14 of the best hairstyles for oval faces, according to hair experts

14 of the best hairstyles for oval faces, according to hair experts

When it comes to oval-faced styles, these are the best of the best

Looking for the right hairstyles for oval faces? Look no further because, if you’re oval-faced, this is the definitive edit of the perfect cut for your face shape.

The good news is that an oval face is the most versatile when it comes to the hairstyles you can pull off. You’ve been blessed with the easiest face shape to cater for at the salon.’This face shape works with almost any type of short hair cut from super short, to chin length or shoulder length,’ says Charlotte Mensah, award-winning hair stylist and natural afro hair expert.

‘The most important consideration to take into account is the individuals’ natural texture,’ adds Sam Burnett, KMS Style Council member and Owner and Creative Director at Hare & Bone. This will determine the style, shape and length.’

And you’re in seriously good company when it comes to celebrities with oval faces; see the best hairstyles for oval faces 2019 has to offer courtesy of our favourite celebrities.

How do you know if you have an oval face shape?

First thing’s first, how do you identify an oval face shape?

They’re fairly similar to round faces in that they have a softer jawline, but the key difference is that they are longer than they are wide – i.e. the distance from your forehead to your chin will be significantly longer than the width of your face. Also, your forehead will probably be wider than your chin.

Hairstyles for oval faces with long hair

Hairstyles for oval faces 2019 Blake Lively


One thing you’ll notice time and time again with long-haired celebs is that their hair is always in tip top condition. ‘The biggest thing to remember with long hair is that it needs to look healthy, says Sam. ‘There is no point in having long unhealthy hair as the condition will always determine the length.’ Charlotte adds, ‘With natural Afro hair, long sections throughout the crown give you the ability to create a look that suits your fashion sense and lifestyle need.’

Celebrity inspiration: Meghan Markle, Naomi Campbell and Blake Lively

Hairstyles for oval faces with medium length hair

A blunt medium style is without doubt one of the hottest hairstyles of the moment. ‘Medium length hair looks great when it’s maintained well; think fuller, blunt styles with no layering,’ says Sam. ‘If an individuals’ hair is prone to frizz then it’s best to keep the hair on the longer side of medium – the longer and heavier the hair, the more controlled it will be.’

Celebrity inspiration: Olivia Munn and Kate Middleton

Hairstyles for oval faces with short hair

Hairstyles for oval faces Jennifer Lawrence

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As your face shape is so versatile, you can work just about any short style – lob, bob, pixie crop, the possibilities are endless. And when it comes to Afro hair, ‘the tapered, natural hair is perfect for women who want a short style with options,’ says Charlotte.

Celebrity inspiration: Luipta Nyong’o, Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan

Hairstyles for oval faces with thin hair

The key with thinner hair is not to over-layer your style. ‘If you have fine hair, keep layers longer as over layering will only make the hair appear thinner and sparser,’ advises Sam. Look to stars like Keira Knightley for inspiration on working finer hair, or Jennifer Lawrence’s wispy pixie cut.

Celebrity inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence

Hairstyles for oval faces with thick hair

Hairstyles for oval faces Rihanna

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Naturally thick hair is great as it often doesn’t require adding an awful lot of volume or texture with heat styling, particularly if curly, wavy or cut with layers. Kim Kardashian often wears her thick hair in a ‘wet look’ style, which makes hair appear thinner, while Kate Middleton chooses to sport big and bouncy curls at the end of her hair.

Celebrity inspiraton: Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton

Hairstyles for oval faces with curly hair

With naturally curly hair, avoid lots of short layers as this will increase your hair’s volume and cause it to grow outwards rather than down with its length. In terms of celeb inspiration, Rihanna’s hair is often seen in a full head of curls, and she’s no stranger to a big, textured ponytail. Meanwhile hair royalty Kate Middleton often chooses loose and bouncy curls.

Celebrity inspiraton: Rihanna and Kate Middleton

Hairstyles for oval faces with bangs

Hairstyles for oval faces

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The beauty of an oval face is that a full fringe won’t make your face look too rounded; Jessica Biel works choppy bangs and wavy locks perfectly. And, when she had her pixie crop a few years back, J-Law’s feathered bangs were a perfect example of how to work a wispy fringe with an oval face.

Celebrity inspiraton: Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Biel

Hairstyles for oval faces and big foreheads

Longer oval faces may have a more prominent forehead which, as explained above, can be disguised under a full or side feathery fringe.

Scroll through the below gallery as we chart the best oval-faced celebs and their Hollywood hairstyles.

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