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Lipsticks To Suit All …?

Maybelline have put a lot of thought and effort into the new Made For All lipstick range. The six shades of red were tested on more than 50 different skintones in the quest to find shades to suit everyone. At £7.99 (Boots), they're well worth checking out, as the shades were tested on real people, with real lives, so they're very wearable.

The Perfect Mascara?

The search for the perfect mascara is a never-ending one. Just when we think we've found THE mascara that we'll remain loyal to for the rest of our lives, it goes a bit gloopy or another, better-looking one pops up. So in the spirit of the quest for the mascara that will change everything, this £3 essence bargain looks pretty good. Apparently Ashley Roberts loves it for her Strictly appearances. And the name certainly makes it tempting. Lash Princess Mascara (wilko.com) has a cobra-shaped ...

Jazz Up Lips …

Glitter is perfectly acceptable at this time of year - in fact, it's necessary on some nights out. And although glittery lips might sound a bit over the top - or even uncomfortable - they are surprisingly wonderful. And this new Rimmel London Lip Art Glitter, £5.99 (Boots) is the perfect way to try some sparkle on lips. In four different shades - red, silver, purple and gold - it can be used on its own for full-on glam or on top of lipstick for a hint of glitter. This can be so subtle it ...

Designer Label At Bargain Prices …

We all love a label, don't we … but it's not always possible to afford the loveliest designers around. L'Oreal Paris have made owning designer goods more accessible with the launch of the L'Oreal Paris x Isabel Marant Most Wanted collection. With prices starting from £8.99 (feelunique.com), the capsule collection includes lipstick, highlighter, eyeshadow, lip and cheek gloss and brow and lash mascara - everything you need, really. And they're very high quality and beautifully presented. ...

Cheaper Than … Falsies

If your lashes are good, then chances are the rest of you will look pretty fab as well. Long, healthy lashes are what make our eyes look bright, wide and youthful, and if they're sparse, short or not in great condition, even the best mascara in the world won't make them look amazing. But constant use of false lashes can play havoc with the natural ones underneath, so we're always looking for ways to boost our natural lashes and just top them up with mascara. This new Lash Sensational ...

Stop That Shine!

If shine is the bane of your life - and it is for us, here - then this £3.50 bargain may be a little miracle. Essence All About Matt! T-Zone Primer Stick (wilko.com) is a handy carry-around chunky crayon that stops shine in its track. It can of course be used on the T-zone as suggested by the name, but it can also be used under or over make-up anywhere on the face to blot shiny patches and saves constantly applying powder to combat oil. It's a brilliant bargain, works just as well, if ...

The Secret To Bright Eyes

There are hundreds, literally hundreds, of products that claim to disguise under-eye shadows or eyebags. Some work, while others don't ... but this bargain one certainly does. Maybelline’s Instant Anti Age Eraser Eye Concealer, £8.99 (Boots) works so well partly due to the fantastic sponge applicator, that dispenses just enough products to blend into the area and look completely natural. There's no shine or shimmery bits, so it illuminates very subtly and the choice of 12 shades means there ...

The 4-In-1 Make-Up Multi-Tasker

We love a bulging make-up bag as much as everyone else, but in the interests of not lugging around a huge handbag, it's good to have a multi-tasking staple that will cut down the number of products you need on the move. PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Make Up Compact, £29 (marksandspencer.com) is foundation, concealer, powder and SPF 15, all in one sweep of a brush. It also hydrates skin, keeps shine at bay and is available in 11 shades ranging from ‘Porcelain’ to ‘Deeper’, so there ...

Go For The Glow!

There are literally hundreds of products around now which promise to give skin an instant glow. Most of them do work, but if you can save some pennies and still get a great result, why not? This brilliant primer and pore minimiser from Essence is just £3.50 (wilko.com) and uses pink clay to refine, clear and illuminate the complexion. It works a treat, making the skintone more even so make-up goes on smoothly and making clean look and feel instantly clean and bright. It's a great one for ...

Pretty Eyes For Less

Glitter and shimmer are big news this summer for eye make-up, and there are lots of lovely premium brands around that have done it well. But Lottie London have come up trumps again with this gorgeous Eye Foil, £4.95 (Superdrug), which are pretty much identical to the more expensive brands. In four shades - pale pink, iridescent blue, metallic grey and a multi-coloured peach - they can be used on their own across the lid for a full-on Studio 54 look, on the lashline with an eyeliner brush ...

48 Shades Of Lipstick

You can never have too many lipsticks - we're not sure who said that, it may well have been us, but it's true. And Maybelline have honoured the lipstick perfectly with the new Color Sensational range of 48 fabulous shades, £6.99 each (Boots). They're cheap enough to treat yourself to a couple, and there is absolutely, definitely a shade in there for everyone! The formula is creamy and long-lasting, and in some ways it's lovely to just have a straightforward lipstick in the midst of all ...

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. ...

Super Summer Staying Power

A make-up setting spray may sound like a luxury rather than a necessity, but in the warm weather it can make a massive difference. One of our favourite bargain brands e.l.f have a range of three sprays that do other jobs as well as keeping make-up in place - and they're great value. Illuminating Face Mist and Set instantly brightens skin, Magic Mist and Setting Spray controls shine, hydrates and soothes skin and Fixing Mist and Setting Spray, all £5 (Superdrug) has calming, cooling ...

Plump And Shine Summer Lips!

Lips in warm weather can be difficult to get right. You don't want a thick or too bright lipstick, more of a healthy, natural look. The answer is these fabulous Holographic Full On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats, £15 (feelunique.com). Not only do they make lips look and feel instantly fuller and plumper, they also seal any lip colour below, making it stay on for longer, and they give a great glossy, non-sticky shine. They're a real bargain at this price as they do some many different ...

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 ...