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How hairstyles, make-up and nail polish have always been just as essential for social rebellion as placards

A statement red lip? A revolutionary crop? Beauty has been used as a weapon for social rebellion for decades. Browse the gallery below to see the key events that shaped history.

llustration: Eve Lloyd Knight

Illustration: Eve Lloyd Knight, YCN


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Happy feet: punchy nail shades and contrasting sandals


How to make your perfume in cocktail form


Your must-pack beauty essentials for festivals, camping and glamping


2016’s smartest beauty launch yet


Why the future of beauty is pill shaped


Stylist meets make-up powerhouse Charlotte Tilbury


Lucy Mangan on the power of make-up


Get the natural afro hair looks that ruled the s/s 2016 catwalks


Hemsley + Hemsley’s weekly shopping list



31 killer beauty looks for Halloween

Scary good

by Anna Pollitt
24 Oct 2016

30 beautiful constellation and astronomy ear piercings

Get on board with the latest piercing trend

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Oct 2016

This is the one reason you need to wash your makeup brushes

Be right back, we've got some cleaning to do

by Sarah Biddlecombe
19 Oct 2016

YouTube star Tanya Burr defends the blogging industry

“Bloggers don't deserve to be vilified”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
14 Oct 2016

“I dream in perfume”: Jo Malone on her life in fragrance

The perfumier tells Stylist of how her remarkable sense of smell has shaped her entire life

by Harriet Hall
14 Oct 2016

Harry Potter make-up is here just in time for Halloween

You can now wear a love potion on your lips

by Sarah Biddlecombe
12 Oct 2016

MAC’s new Nutcracker-inspired make-up collection is truly magical

Totally dreamy.

by Moya Crockett
12 Oct 2016

Tiffany Blue nails are now achievable

"I believe in manicures"

by Anna Pollitt
10 Oct 2016

Read my lips: Stylist pays homage to the high-impact lip trend

Bold lips for autumn winter

by Joanna McGarry
10 Oct 2016

How smart is your vagina?

From smart vibrators to clever kegels, technology’s new frontier

by The Stylist web team
03 Oct 2016