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BB creams can work wonders on lacklustre, uneven skin. We round up the best complexion-enhancing creams

Andrew Grice: After the 'rich man's Budget', this scandal will hurt Tories

Nick Clegg is well placed to act as an honest broker and to bang heads together

GMB attacks public sector jobs 'carnage'

A leading union today attacked the jobs "carnage" in the public sector after official figures showed a 381,000 reduction in the number of workers since the general election.

Kylie Walsh and Jemma McDonnell in 'Thirsty'

Binge Britain in the spotlight

The nation's love affair with booze is centre stage in a slew of dramas that examine our problematic relationship with alcohol

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How To Be Beautiful: Feeling blue?

Blue eyeshadow has cut a friendless figure in the make-up world for some time; after outrageous popularity in the Abigail's Party years, it slipped into disdain for many. The logic of this contempt is fuzzy. Some women will tell you it is horrible because it looks "unnatural". Of course, the same could be said – though rarely is – of flicky black eyeliner or scarlet lips. The difference, then, lies in a belief that make-up should mimic and exaggerate, even to an absurd degree, some existing facial trait or tone.

This could get ugly: models round on Heidi Klum's father

Germany's first family of fashion is hit by ultimate 'pushy parents' backlash

Leading article: The nurturing of our nature reserves has a long way to go

The announcement of 12 new Nature Improvement Areas reflects a rare thing: the Government actually taking an expert report seriously and following it up. It is 18 months since a committee chaired by Sir John Lawton called for "a step change in wildlife conservation". That was followed by a White Paper and a competition to nominate the first NIAs, which will be run by wildlife charities, councils and local groups.

Surge in second-hand car sales boosts Pendragon's profits

Pendragon, the car dealer behind Evans Halshaw and Stratstone, reported a 14 per cent rise in used vehicle sales last year, helped by the expansion of its Quicks second-hand car "supermarket".

Procrastination is in our genetic make-up

Procrastination: Not now – I'm busy

From paperwork to paying the bills, we're all guilty of putting off tasks we know we can't avoid. But confronting the real reasons for procrastination can help us beat it

Huge rise in visas for the wealthy

The number of wealthy foreign nationals granted investor visas to stay in the UK has risen six-fold since they were introduced three years ago. In 2011, 320 visas were issued to individuals with £1m in capital, according to the commercial law firm McGrigors.

Scent king in court for throwaway TV lines that caused a stink across France

First it was John Galliano in the dock for racism. Now fellow style icon Jean-Paul Guerlain is on trial
Mitt Romney greets supporters during a rally at Brady Industries in Las Vegas

Mormons sense victory for their man in Nevada

After bubbling away for months beneath the surface of Republican discourse, the potentially tricky issue of Mitt Romney's religious faith is poised to come into play for the first time this weekend as the focus of the primary season shifts to Nevada.

David Flatman: Please dispose of us carefully when recycling

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Changing faces: New make-up looks

Make-up looks make their debut on the catwalk. Here's how to translate them to real life, whether you favour a natural glow or golden hues, says Harriet Walker

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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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