The Perfect Palette
If you find the right eyeshadow palette it's like gold dust - sometimes literally. It can last for months, and help create all kinds of different looks.
We've found a lovely brand, Skinnydip, and this excellent palette, There She Glows, £12.50 (Boots) which is a mix of matte and metallic shades that are just perfect for darker days and party nights.
Use the shades wet as liner along the top lashline, and dry swept across the eyelid, and there are just the right mix of shades for natural ...
Banish Those Blemishes
The trouble with spots and blemishes is trying to soothe the redness at the same time as covering up the unsightly marks.
The new Witch Green Colour Correction Stick, £4.99 (Superdrug) is a handy purse-sized stick that does both those jobs, neutralising redness with a green tone while using witch hazel to soothe and calm skin.
The chunky crayon is great for precision application, and is then easily blended so foundation on top is all you need for barely-there blemishes.
Zoella’s Winter Wonders
We love Zoella and her super-value beauty products. Everything has attention to detail and a little quirkiness that makes them a pleasure to use.
Her winter range is all around snow and winter cosiness - and it's well-priced. This lip balm duo is one of our favourites at £7 (Superdrug). With peony and mint, there's one balm to soften and another to add sparkle. There are some fabulous products in the range - watch this space for more of our favourites.
Natural Skincare At Great Prices
Our philosophy is, if you can go natural, why wouldn't you?
Price can be a barrier to using quality organic skincare, but the Botanics range is well-priced, fantastic quality, with a great selection of products.
And post-summer, as skin heads into deep, dark winter, our complexion needs all the help it can get. Check out the collection - this Softening Cleanser is just £6.99 (Boots), and nourishes skin with organic rosehip extract. The formula is 82 per cent organic, which is good enough ...
Happy Birthday To The Ordinary!
The Ordinary is one of our favourite brands - it's incredible value and quality, and does exactly what it promises on the bottle.
And now, a year after launching, with more than five millions products sold, and one product being sold every 5.5 seconds, The Ordinary is officially a huge success.
It's ASOS' best-selling beauty brand, and no wonder. With loads of bargain products under £10, and many for much less, it caters to every single possible skincare. Our favourite hero product is ...
Bring On The Bling!
Okay, it might not be the daytime look you're used to, but doesn't this blingy freckle look bring a smile to your face?!
There's nothing wrong with a little sparkle from time to time, and this is the way to do it. Lottie London Festival Gems, £3.99 per packet (Superdrug) come in all sorts of different designs and styles, and they can be used to create a sparkle tattoo, a little glittery face art or even a sparkly hair parting. Go on, treat yourself!
Soothe Post-Summer Skin
What we need now we're edging into autumn is lots of comfort skincare, a bit like comfort eating, but a lot better for you.
Products that hydrate, brighten and soften skin are most welcome after a summer of exposing parts of ourselves that won't see the light of day again for months.
We love this Odylique Aloe Vera Body Wash, £9 (odylique.co.uk), a soothing combination of aloe vera juice, extra virgin olive oil and calendula that works to ease skin irritations and get deep into skin to ...
Supersoft Souffle …
Does this little pot not just make you want to dip your fingers straight in and feed your face? From the outside, we mean ...
We're big fans of primers, they do a brilliant job of smoothing the complexion and making foundation look better and last longer. But we've never come across a lovelier one this this B. MakeUp Priming Souffle, £9.99 (Superdrug). It's the kind of primer we imagine fairies would use, all soft and marshmallowy, instantly absorbing into skin and making it feel all soft ...
Brightening Potion At A Bargain Price
Glycolic acid is a wonder ingredient - it instantly brightens skin, helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and combats oily patchy and uneven skintone.
If you look at the ingredients in premium products, many contain glycolic acid - so this Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic, £5.99 (Superdrug), which contains five per cent of the super-duper acid, is a bargain.
It has the same amount of acid as Pixi Glow Tonic - which is almost double the price at £10. Use this after cleansing to give ...
Free Make-Up Worth £15!
If you fancy a summer treat - and why not? - look out for this brilliant offer from Sleek Make-Up, starting today.
Spend £12 or more on Sleek products and get a free gift worth £15. We say this is brilliant because it's a very usable gift, so worthwhile spending a little to get it.
It includes three of the brand's best-selling products - i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in All Night Long, Lip VIP Lipstick in Show Off and Dip It Eyeliner in Black. Get in there quick to get the offer at either ...
The Do-It-All Travel Cream
Every travel bag should contain a multi-purpose product that will cover all eventualities when on holiday.
This is a great one. What Skin Needs Cracked Skin Cream, £8.99 (whatskinneeds.co.uk) is a little misleading as it does more than relieve and soothe cracked skin. Power-packed with aloe vera and healing oils and nutrients, it can be used to protect skin - such as on the plane when air conditioning dries skin out - to relieve itching, comfort sensitive, irritated skin, and even on ...
Travel Luxury At Bargain Prices
Molton Brown always shouts out quality and luxury - and not always affordable. However, we've found this fabulous four-piece travel collection for just £12 (qvcuk.com).
In a selection of gorgeous scents, for both men and women, the dinky bottles of bodywash are perfect for travelling. Or just lovely to pop on the bathroom shelf and use to perk yourself up in the mornings.
They're such lovely formulas, with every one smelling completely unique, in great non-spill bottles. Go on ... treat ...
Smell Good On The Go …
Scent can be a pain to take on your travels theses days. You have to pack it into your hold luggage - unless you take a small bottle in hand luggage - and who wants to lug a big glass bottle around anyway?
Bronnley have a lovely answer to the problem with their Eclectic Elements EDT Rollerballs, £10 (boots.com).
They're 9ml, so can be carried around - providing you put it in the plastic bag as you go through airport security - and they're easy to apply on the go, no spills, and no waste ...
Magical Bespoke Lipstick
At first glance, this lipstick looks pretty scary. Yes, it's bright canary yellow - so why would you?!
This is actually a bespoke lip shade that adjusts to the shade that's perfect for your skin tone. Unicorn Lip Paint by Barry M, £4.99 (Superdrug) is part of a collection to celebrate the brand's 35th birthday. After you've gasped and felt a little old, as it seems like yesterday that Barry M burst on to the scene with its vibrant shades and fantastic value products, think about checking ...
Stunning Summer Make-Up Bags
We can always justify buying a new make-up bag, especially when they are as colourful and eye-catching as these - and at under £5 each, it's a treat you can justify.
These new Hit The Beach Bags (£4.99, Superdrug) will bring some instant summer brightness into your life. The new zipper pouches come in three zingy shades – orange, bright pink and yellow. Perfect for stashing your summer make-up essentials or if you are heading for the beach, for storing your sun cream and cooling spray ...