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Strobing At Bargain Prices

We enjoy strobing - it's simpler than contouring and really does make a difference. But we don't want to spend a fortune on what is essentially an extra treat. This fabulous bargain Strobing Crayons Collection from Studio London is just £3 (Superdrug) - that's £1 per chunky crayon. With gold, rose gold and pearl shades, it gives you everything you need to highlight eyes, face and even lips, and they're great quality. Simply apply a little below the brows, for example, blend with fingertips ...

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 ...

Fab Eye Palettes for Just £5

You don't have to spend a fortune on eyeshadow. That's a big statement, but we reckon if you invest in a good eyeshadow primer, you can treat yourself to some cheaper eyeshadows and they'll stay in place a treat. With that in mind, the new palettes from MUA are a brilliant bargain. For just £5 (Superdrug), you get 15 shadows in a choice of six colourways. You can create all sorts of different looks with so many shades, so these will last for ages and see you right through autumn and winter.

Join The Glitterati

No one is too old for glitter. That's a bold statement, but hear us out ... a little pot of loose glitter has all sorts of uses. If you're not brave enough to use it on your eyes or face, you can pop some in your hair parting. Still not brave enough? How about a sprinkling over fingernails to jazz up nail polish - or just on your toes then? Or even one toe ... There's a place for glitter in everyone's beauty routine at some point, so a pot of coloured sparkles is handy to keep squirreled ...

Keep Lips Pretty … And Protected

We're always banging on about SPF and protecting skin - but trust us, it's well worth it. But one area we often forget is our lips. Lipstick, gloss or balm don't protect lips from the sun, especially in the warmer months, so choosing a lip colour with an SPF is a great idea. The new bargain Collection Lip Colours, £3.99 (Boots and Superdrug) have SPF15, so they're perfect for wearing all day and ensuring lips aren't exposed to damage that can cause signs of ageing. In six shades, they ...

Banish Summer Shine …

All we want for summer is a glow - not a shiny, oily face, but a healthy, radiant complexion. If you're prone to shine developing throughout the day and find that pressed powder doesn't soak it up effectively, this handy Essence Instant Matte Make Up Setting Spray, £3 (wilko.com) will do the trick. Just spritz it over make-up to set everything and keep it in place, sealing make up so the shine doesn't work its way through. It doesn't stop the skin's natural radiance coming through, just the ...

Pout It Out Like Rita Ora

If you've ever seen a celebrity with perfect pouty lips and wondered about their secret, we can help. This gorgeous picture of singer Rita Ora is dominated by her perfect lips - and the great news is, you can get the same look for just £5.99. Rita is the face of Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour (Boots) and she's proof that you can look beautiful without spending a fortune. The bargain lip colours has fantastic coverage, with high pigment, true shades, and lasts for up to 12 hours. ...

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 ...

Luscious Lime Lip Balm

Oh, how we love lip balms ... winter, summer, rain, shine, whatever the weather, a lip balm is a cosmetic staple that we view as an absolute essential. There should always be one lurking in the bottom of your handbag, on your desk or in the car glove box, to keep lips moisturised so they feel and look better. We love this Lime Twist Stick from Carmex, £3.25 (Boots) which contains meadowfoam seed oil - no idea what it is, but it sounds divine - beeswax and cocoa seed butter so lips are ...

Fab Products For Just £1

What can you get for £1 these days ... a loaf of bread, a bar of chocolate? Just about, but it doesn't go far. Unless you go cosmetics shopping at Wilko, where there's a brilliant selection of products at £1, up to £4. We love this Kiss Lip Scrub, £1 (wilko.com) an apricot-flavoured exfoliator to smooth lips. A quick scrub with this daily will make lips softer, getting rid of dead skin cells, so lipstick glides on better and lasts for longer. It's also worth checking out Essence Satin ...

Save On … Lip Gloss

We love liquid lipsticks, they're easy to apply, non-drying and with the right one, the colour can last for hours. It also means no extra lip gloss on top to get a shine. The new Max Factor Colour Elixir Honey Lacquer collection, £9.99 each (Boots) is just lovely. There are eight very wearable shades including pink, flattering nude, bright red and deep purple, and each one is highly-pigmented, so the colours are true to what you see in the tube. They create a smooth, lacquered look, ...

Channel Your Inner Mermaid …

Just look at this gorgeous eyeshadow palette - and it's only £4! Primark have done it again with their bargain PS... range with the Prism collection, a range of holographic highlighters and iridescent rainbow shades. It's perfect for a pretty summer, such as the trend for shimmering mermaid make-up. The palette contains flattering silvers, whites and lilacs that work well for any age, on any skintone - just keep blusher and foundation natural. The collection also includes Prism Lip ...

Flattering Cream Blush

We love cream blush, it's flattering, easy to use and ideal for popping into a handbag. And this new Blush Perfection Cream Colour Duo from MUA, £3 (Superdrug) is a cracker. It comes in five colourways, with each stick consisting of two shades that can be used separately or blended together for a bespoke shade. The consistency is rich and creamy and easy to blend, so there are no telltale lines, so it's also perfect for contouring or highlighting. A brilliant bargain that will see you ...

Genius Brush Cleaner

We're as guilty of not cleaning our make-up brushes regularly as we're sure you are. But we are aware that dirty brushes - think of the germs! - cause skin to become congested and encourage break-outs. If you don't have time to lovingly clean brushes (and who does?), this handy Make Up Brush Cleaning Tool from The Vintage Cosmetic Company (£5.95, thevintagecosmeticcompany.com) might be the answer. Made from silicone, the idea is that you add a little water and gentle shampoo to the mitt ...