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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.

Big Savings On Benefit

We're big fans of Benefit - for the value, the innovations and the sheer joy of using the products. Just look at this new Complexionista palette, which incidentally saves £16,74 on buying the products individually. With Boi-ing Concealer, Hula bronzer, Hula Lite, Watts Up and Dandelion Twinkle, it's £26.50 (Boots), and is worth £43.24. It has everything in one handy tin for highlighting, contouring and generally making your face perfect. So much easier than finding individual products ...

Fab Foundation Sticks

Foundation sticks ain't what they used to be - anyone remember Max Factor Panstik?! Just look at this gorgeous Models Own Pro-Foundation Stick, £9.99 (modelsownit.com), a multi-purpose little stick of magic. Not only does it cover everything and anything, it also contains a built-in primer, so it stays on longer, stays matte and the colour stays true. It comes in 15 shades, and is perfect for winter skin as you can build coverage to suit skin's needs at that time - like covering up a red ...

New Bargain Make-Up Range

We love a big pick 'n' mix make-up range ... especially when most of it's under a tenner. This new bargain range in Boots is perfect for little treats that don't leave an aftertaste of guilt. CYO has already gone down a storm in the US, and it's set to be just as big a hit here. The whopping 180-piece collection has everything from eye make-up to foundation, through skin prep and lip colours, and it's amazing quality. This Two Clever By Half lipstick and lipliner is £5.50 (boots.com), and ...

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 ...

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 ...