Vicci Bentley

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Warm and woody perfumes for winter

Moreishly smoky, earthily sweet, richly resinous or seductively spicy… woody scents are as nuanced as the emotions they arouse. And they are making their warming presence felt this winter, says Vicci Bentley. Photography by Omer Knaz
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Luxe eyeliners for the party season

Eyeliner can lift eyes and give them a defining eloquence, but the application gets trickier as we get older. Vicci Bentley reveals the most flattering products and techniques
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Red make-up stages a comeback

Make-up with red highlights or undertones is bringing a softly flattering velvety depth to winter lips, cheeks and even eyes, says Vicci Bentley
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His vs her perfumes

Niche perfumers have long championed sexually ambiguous scents. Why then, in an era of increased gender fluidity, are his and her perfumes back on their radar, asks Vicci Bentley. Photography by Pedro Aguilar
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The 2016 guide to safe sun

Next-generation sunscreens, supplements, self-tanners and wearable tech are making it easier to look bronzed while avoiding the damaging effects of too much – or too little – sun. Vicci Bentley reports
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The best new lipsticks

New lipsticks and balms solve the dilemma of reconciling pigment with condition and staying power, says Vicci Bentley
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The alluring ambiguity of amber perfume

Teetering between powdery sweetness and feral ambiguity, amber’s polarising scent is edging out musk as the bedrock of oriental fragrances. Vicci Bentley reports. Photography by Pedro Aguilar
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