1. Face painting
More than £1.3bn was spent on make-up in the UK in 2014. So why do so many of us buy into the idea of painting our faces?
Despite being the trademark of iconic women throughout the ages, from Ancient Egypt to 20th Century Hollywood, it only became mainstream for ordinary women relatively recently.
Take a browse through some of the main influences on modern-day make-up and find out how to create some iconic styles.
2. Get the look
Lisa Eldridge explains how two iconic looks from the past were created and the impact they had on every woman.
Beauty is undoubtedly big business. It’s also one of the few areas that have been dubbed 'recession proof', with sales continuing even when the economy is poor. These 'lipstick economics' see many women turn to throw-away beauty products – buying small, inexpensive items such as lipstick and nail polish to make themselves feel good even when they’re tightening their finances.
4. Make-up by numbers
Specialist Make up Services, Superdrug, Escentual
5. What influences us to wear make-up?
There are many different reasons people choose to wear make-up. Which one affects you the most?