If our eyes are looking good, it can make a difference to the whole face. So anything that helps to restore brightness, reduce lines and soothe puffiness is very welcome.
Dr Organic Hemp Oil Intensive Eye Serum, £8.99 (Holland & Barrett) does all those jobs for a bargain price. And it works well for those with sensitive skin or eyes that are easily irritated. Olive Leaf Extract and Jujube Seed Extract helps to improve skin renewal and encourage elasticity.
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Protect Yourself …
The cold season is definitely upon us, so anything we can do to protect ourselves has to be a good thing. The Absolute Aromas range has some brilliant products to help keep the nasty bugs at bay.
This Prevention Aromatherapy Room Spray, £4.99 (absolute-aromas.com) is a mixture of Tea Tree, Cajeput, Ravensara and Niaouli, all of which are 100 per cent pure and undiluted. This is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so there's nothing chemical - all good stuff to fight the bad stuff.
Control And Cover Up!
Two of our favourite bargain brands have joined forces to create a fantastic concealer that will be a star product in our handbags this winter.
Collection and Witch have come up with the bargain Primed & Ready Anti-Blemish 2-In-1 Concealer, £4.99 (Superdrug) which helps to treat blemishes while covering them up.
The inner colour-correcting core neturalises redness while the outside shade disguises any nasty bits. Skin is calmed and the complexion is made more even in just one swipe. ...
Gorgeous Lips In An Instant
We want products to be as natural as possible, especially when they're on our lips - let's face it, there's a good chance we'll swallow some of our lip balm, so let's make it tasty.
MooGoo Tingling Honey Lip Balm (£3.99, moogooskincare.co.uk) is part of the brand's lovely bargain collection of natural products and contains menthol to give lips that fresh, tingly feel. For dry, chapped lips it contains allantoin which softens skin, as well as honey for its moisturising benefits. It smells ...
A Summer Scorcher
We're looking for a glow this summer. A proper luminous healthy, lovely glow. And as we all know, sparkling eyes can lift the whole complexion - and this Treasure Chest palette from Barry M, £12.99 (Superdrug from August 22) will do the job just nicely.
With 12 matte and metallic baked eyeshadows, these work brilliantly both dry and wet, with an eyeliner brush slightly dampened. The colours are just glorious, all natural and pretty for an ethereal look like you've made no effort at all. ...
Embrace The Blue!
Kim Kardashian recently brought blue eyeshadow back into the spotlight - and let's be honest, the iconic 70s look pop its head up every summer.
The great thing is that, applied properly, blue eye make-up will actually suit anyone, of any age, with any skintone or eye colour.
And Rimmel have just made it even easier to embrace the trend. Wonder'swipe, £6.99 (Superdrug) is a combined eyeshadow and eyeliner that's incredibly easy to apply, and can be built up or kept subtle, depending on ...
Save 50 Per Cent On Liz Earle
As you know, we love a bargain here, and this super Summer Bundle from Liz Earle is a real money-saver. With three products, worth £50.50, it's just £25 when bought on Boots online (boots.co.uk).
The products include Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer, Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash and Nourishing Botanical Body Cream - all brilliant for keeping skin hydrated and glowing over summer, and all fabulous quality. One of the best summer bargains we've come across this week ...
Bargain Urban Decay Lookalike
Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palettes are very special. The colours are beautifully well-thought-out, the palette itself is exquisite quality, and it lasts for months. But at £39.50, they're an investment - which is why we're well chuffed with this looky-likey product from Aldi.
The Naturals collection bears more than a passing resemblance to the Urban Decay palettes, and they're pretty good. The shades are very wearable, and at £5.99 (aldi.co.uk) they're just brilliant value.
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Look After Your Lips …
Lips have the thinnest skin on the body, so they really need looking after. As we head into warmer weather, it's important to use a good quality lip protector and hydrator to stop lips drying out, which can be very ageing.
There are lots of great value lip balms around, but in intense heat lips need something more. True North Lip Balm SPF50, £10 (truenorthcosmetics.com) is a hydrating combination of coconut oil, shea butter and argan oil with a very high protection against damaging sun rays ...
Perfect Wedding Manicures
Many of us will have a wedding to go to this summer, or maybe a christening - probably something that requires pastels and pretty nails anyway.
Bright red fingernails don't work with demure dresses, so this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Destination Wedding collection is perfect for an at-home manicure. Each polish is £9.99 (Boots and Superdrug) so it's cheaper than a salon manicure, and the shades are perfect.
Choos from Nude-ly Weds, a medium nude, Ocean Daze, a mint crème, After Altar, a ...
Cheaper Than The Salon
Having brows tinted regularly can be costly, as the tint wears off after two or three weeks, and it can also be time-consuming for those who find it difficult to make time for a salon visit.
Maybelline Brow Tattoo Longlasting Tint, £12.99 (Boots) has an initial cost, but it can save in the long-run. In three shades, it tints brows quickly and easily and is great for brow novices. Simply apply the colour and peel off for an instant tint.
Soothe Itchy Skin
Dealing with sensitive, itchy or irritated skin can cost a fortune, as you often have to try all sorts of different lotions and potions to find the right one. We can cut out all that expense and effort by recommending Aveeno, especially the new Dermaxa range, specifically for dry, itchy skin. And all products are
The range includes Colloidal Oatmeal along with a formula that soothes, protects and restores irritated skin. We love the Daily Emollient Body Wash, £9.99, which does the job of ...
Top US Skincare Now In The UK
CeraVe is a fast-selling skincare brand in the US that's now available to buy here - and it's well worth trying. The no-frills brand takes skin protection seriously, but for a fraction of the price of many dermatologist-led brands.
It works primarily to strengthen and boost the skin's natural barrier system, locking in moisture and hydration and keeping out the bad stuff, such as pollution, which causes ageing.
There's a whole range of products from hand care to cleansers, and all are ...
Cute Lip Compacts
Lip balm is one of the most important items in our make-up kits. It does so many jobs - keeps lips moisturised and plumped, works a treat on dry patches of skin, smoothes eyebrows and even tames frizzy hair.
So we love these Lypsyl Soft Touch Mirror Compacts, which at £4.99 (Superdrug) are a bargain. Soft lip balm and a handy mirror combined is a simple, but brilliant, idea. And there's even a choice of flavours - original, which is a warm oriental scent with orange, lemon and white ...
Fab Mud Cleanser
Mud-based beauty products are brilliant for detoxifying and making skin feel really clean and clear. Aldi's Lacura Charcoal Mud To Foam Cleanser, £5.99 (stores nationwide) is a bargain version of the more expensive mud cleansers.
It removes impurities, helps to shrink pores and leaves skin feeling squeaky clean. Try it - you'll never look back.