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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 ...

Eyes Wide Open

In the seemingly endless quest for the perfect mascara, we came across this impressive offering from Rimmel London. Scandaleyes Wow Wings, £6.99 (Boots) aim to give that 'winged' effect that most of us are searching for - probably without really realising it. By that, it means the wide-eyed, wide awake look that fanned-out lashes gives. The unique brush separates and volumises lashes, lifting and accentuating the whole eye area. In fact, the formula promises to give lashes 11 times more ...

The Perfect Summer Gloss …

We always have a lipgloss on the go, but summer's colours are especially important as they need to be subtle yet striking at the same time. Our favourite so far is Gloss Me Up from Barry M in Sugar, £4.99 (Superdrug). It's the perfect pale pink - it doesn't make lips disappear, more gives them a sweet, baby pink gloss, and it doesn't dry lips out. Nor is it sticky or jammy. We've worn it non-stop this week, and it's pretty near perfect ...

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. Well worth ...

Mascara Gives The Longest Lashes

We're big fans of length when it comes to eyelashes - the longer and more fluttery the better. And after trying many mascaras - it's a tough job - we've come to the conclusion that the smaller and more nifty the brush, the longer lashes end up looking. This new mascara from Barry M, Lash Vegas 2, £4.99 (Superdrug) does the job a treat. The tiny bristles catch all the lashes and curl and lengthen for lashes Ermintrude would be proud of. The mascara also stays put, no matter how hot or sweaty ...

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.

Blurred Lines …

We've discovered that a good primer can mean using a lot less foundation. So it not only looks better, skin is also healthier and it costs less. Triple whammy! This Air Mat Blur The Lines Primer from Bourjois, £8.99 (Boots) is brilliant. It's a silky skin perfector that controls shine, blurs fine lines and wrinkles and makes the complexion look smoother and more even. It works well without foundation for lazy days, as it just makes everything look a little more, well, perfect. And under ...

Multi-Tasker Saves Time And Money

Sometimes we just a quick, simple and bargain way to get ourselves out the door in the morning. If you don't have time for primer, concealer, foundation and under-eye illuminator, try a multi-use product like the new L'Oréal Paris Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation, £8.99 (Boots). It's a creamy stick that gives precision application, and is really easy to blend. Just pop it on the areas that need it most, blend with fingertips and you're good to go. Oh, and keep it in your handbag for ...

Customised Foundation For £4

We've always struggled with the eight-shades-suit-all foundation concept - surely there are more than eight shades of skin in the world?! That's why we're in favour of ways to change your foundation so it's bespoke for you and perfectly works with your skin colour, changing it if need be for different times of the year. Or even different times of the day. MUA Pro Custom Colour Foundation Mixer, £4 (Superdrug) comes in Lightening and Darkening versions, and it just takes a couple of drops to ...

New Bargain Label At Boots

If you're looking for good quality bargain products, check out the CYO range, which is new in at Boots. There's an amazing choice, with more than 200 products, and new launches happening regularly, with everything priced from £3 to £7.50. We especially like the brand's multi-use products, such as the Sweep Into Shape Contour Stick, £5.50, a double-ended shaping and highlighting stick. The eyeshadows are brilliant value, such as the All Four One Eyeshadow Quad, £5, and Two Clever By Half ...

A Diamond Of A Collection

We were never huge fans of metallic make-up until last summer, when some gorgeous formulas began appearing that are more subtle than shimmering and more flattering than fantasy. This new Barry M Crushed Jewel Cream Eyeshadow, £4.99 (Boots) is just lovely. In eight shades, it has a creamy consistency that won't crease if it's worn over eyeshadow primer. It's not too garish or glittery, and just lifts the eyes enough to make them glimmer and sparkle. Our favourite shade is this Twilight mauve ...

Customise Your Look

Skin is naturally paler at this time of year than in the summer, or even in the spring, but it doesn't mean having to fork out for different foundation shades. There are some great customising drops around, and these new ones from GOSH are some of the best we've found. In five shades for different needs, Mix & Fix, £9.99 (Superdrug) are brilliant for instantly changing the colour of foundation, concealer or tinted moisturiser. The key is to add a little at a time until you get the ...

Glow In A Bottle

We need all the instant glow we can get at this time of year. January doesn't bring its own healthy, luminous light, so skin can look dull and grey. This little bottle of magic from MUA is like a ray of sunshine that perks up even the flattest of complexions. In three shades - Marvel, Sublime and Opulence - Luxe Light Lustre Liquid Highlight, £5 (Superdrug) is a bargain, natural-looking highlighter that makes skin look alive again. Use a tiny amount on cheekbones, under brows or above the ...

Fun Last-Minute Gift

Now we know you're all organised and sorted for Christmas gifts - but just in case you're missing a small one for next door's teenager or the nice lady who sells tickets at the train station, here's our gift to you ... This fab Jelly Belly Movie Mix lip balm collection, £4.50 (Primark) has three luscious lip balms that taste and smell amazing, and will last the recipient for months. They come beautifully packaged, so you just need a card to go with them, and you're good to give.