[blockquote]Fashion lies; big wow. And with the brave new world of coffee-break plastic surgery, faces lie too.[/blockquote]
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Few means have been so consistently utilised in the fashioning of our bodies than cosmetics - animal, vegetable and mineral, with side effects often slipping to fatality. Our latest essay by Rachael Adams unpicks the beauty world through our eyes - a body part dubbed the windows to the soul but, as illustrated by our use of everything from kohl to cosmetic botulism, are just as subject to the vagaries of fashion as any other of our ever-shifting erogenous zones.