The Sun

Beauty expert Abi Oleck, of BeauSkin London, whose ­clients include Lady Gaga and Jayne Torvill, said: “During lockdown, there has been an explosion of men ­becoming ­conscious of how they look, as they have had more time on their hands.

“So it’s no surprise to me that a quarter of British men pinch their partner’s beauty products.

“There is an amazing range of products and treatments that are tailored ­specifically for men, but of course some just like the ­convenience of raiding their ­better half’s dressing-table or make-up bag.

“Also, many women like a groomed man rather than a bit of rough, so it’s a win-win situation.

“With a lot of us having had the opportunity to take better care of ­ourselves lately, it’s no great surprise that some men have tried to enioy a bit of pamper time.

“So next time you think you’ve been using too much mascara or lip balm, you might not have – it could be that your other half is using it too.”