Boots has a great offer on this week with Sleek Makeup. Spend over £12 on the brand and you get a free Dip It Eyeliner worth £4.99 (Boots).
Sleek is an impressive brand, with plenty of on-trend choices and some fabulous staples. You could treat yourself to a True Colour Lipstick, £4.99, and I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette, £8.99, and get your free eyeliner, and you have a brand new look for £14. Bargain!
New Bargain Make-Up
Miss Sporty is a brilliant range of cosmetics, so don't let the name out you off. It's not just for a young Miss, nor is it exclusively for the Sporty amongst us. It's a no-frills, good quality brand that keeps coming up with on-trend launches that are real bargains.
The newest collection is Really Me! and includes the Combo Shadow and Liner, pictured, £2.99 (Superdrug), a choice of four colours of double-ended pencils with eyeliner on one end and shadow on the other. Choose from Really ...
Strobing may seem complicated, and a bit of a passing trend that's not suitable for us all. However, it's a skill you can tap into without getting caught up in all the difficult stuff.
The best way to incorporate a touch of strobing that can really improve your make-up is to invest in a soft, creamy strobing stick. And we've found a brilliant one by W7 Cosmetics. Strobe & Go!, £5.95 each (w7cosmetics.co.uk) come in two shades - Pink Light and Moonlight. The pinky one is best for light ...
Workout Range Under £2.50
While going to the gym or for a run isn't the most glamorous pursuit, wearing a little make-up can make it feel a little less like a chore. The key is to go for subtle make-up that won't block your pores or streak down your face as you're giving exercise everything you've got.
The new PS…Workout range from Primark is brilliant. All the bargain formulas are in subtle, wearable shades that won’t budge no matter how strenuous the workout. The 11-piece collection is sweat-proof and ...
Handy Dual Make-Up
We love this dual-ended mascara from Collection. It's great value at £5.99 (Superdrug), and is a must for a capsule make-up bag.
It's part of the Volumax Volumising Collection, which has two different mascaras. This one is a double-ended eyeliner and mascara, with a great mascara at one end and a precision liner at the other.
The Prime version has a lash primer at one end and mascara at the other - it's your choice, both are brilliant value and a snip at under £6.
Bargain Lip Kits
There are so many lip products around that it can cost a fair bit to find one that's good for you. Luckily, we're here to try the products for you and report back.
And we can confirm that the new Matte Me Up Lip Kits from Barry M, £6.99 (Superdrug) are not only brilliant value, they're also top-notch quality.
The kit consists of a Liquid Lip Paint and a matching Lip Liner. Available in three colourways, Runway, Rose and Go To, all of which are very wearable, the beauty here is that the ...
3 For 2 On No7 Make-Up
Cheer up the dark, dank January days with some new additions to your make-up bag ... it works a treat. Boots have a great offer on at the moment, with three for two on No7 cosmetics.
Intelligent Colour Foundation is £15.50, Perfect Light Loose Powder is £10.50, Smoky Powder Eyeliner, £8, and Exceptional Definition Mascara is £11.50. And there are loads more ... lipsticks, nail polishes, eyeshadows. And a free gift into the bargain! Oh joy ...
The Beauty Of Magic Wands
Mascara wands are one of the greatest inventions alongside sliced bread ... they puff and fluff our lashes, comb out lumps and clumps and put our eyebrows in order.
This pack of 12 mascara wands from Superdrug, £3.99, is brilliant, and a great bargain. It contains different sizes and shapes, so you can adapt your favourite mascara to the application you like best. There are thick wands, skinny wands, dense wands and ball wands, and each different type gives a different look.
Really, it's ...
We Love £1.99 Make-Up!
We've rediscovered the fabulous Natural Collection make-up. It's all priced at £1.99 (Boots), and there's a brilliant selection.
Take this Brow Kit - it has everything you need for daily brows. And there's a great selection of lipsticks, nail colours, bronzing powder and eyeshadows. All for under £2.
So basically, you can spend a tenner and get yourself five new cosmetics. They don't scrimp on quality or choice of shades, so they're a true bargain. You can't really go wrong.
Treat Yourself To A Palette
Just look at this gorgeous big palette ... it speaks to us of lots to play with, new shades to experiment with and something lovely to look at.
Marks & Spencer is brilliant at these palettes, the shadows are great quality, they have staying power, high pigment so the colours are true and there's an excellent choice of shades. This Autograph Eyeshadow Palette, £15 (marksandspencer.com).
It contains 16 powder eyeshadows in a selection of daytime shades from neutrals to peaches and ...
Free Revlon Gift At Boots
We do love a gift with purchase that is actually useful. Running now until December 27, Boots is offering a free Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, worth £7.99, with Colgate Max Expert White Toothpaste, £5.99.
There is a choice of three colours of the lip crayon at Boots stores and one colour choice online, so it's worth buying the toothpaste - which you'll definitely use - to get this lovely lip colour, one of our favourite fat crayons.
Perfect Festive Make-Up
It's always about shimmer at Christmas, but this festive season we're going for gold. There are gold cosmetics everywhere, and we're loving it.
This Metallic Eyeshadow from 3INA in 500, £6.95 (3ina.com) is highly pigmented, so the colour can be layered to get fabulous sparkly eyes. But we've also found another few uses for it. Dust a little along the tops of cheekbones to highlight and illuminate skin, use an eyeshadow brush or cotton bud to dab a little on lips and seal with lipgloss for ...
Be Glam On The Go
Palettes are brilliant for party season, when you don't want to be lugging around a big make-up bag crammed with everything you need to maintain your festive look.
We particularly love this sparkly Glamorous Nudes Limited Edition Eye Palette from No7, £10 (Boots). It can be used in the daytime for a natural look, and works perfectly to transform eyes into a more defined evening style with eight different eyeshadows. It's compact, pretty and has everything you need to morph from sexy to ...
The Best Of Benefit
Benefit have a great Black Friday offer on - our favourite kind of offer ... one that lasts a week!
The brand's best-ever value set is called Benefit Besties and is on sale for £30, with products valued at £60.07. It's only available at boots.com from Thursday, November 25, for one week, and contains six products and a make-up bag.
Old favourites such as High Beam and They're Real Mascara are included, as well as a sneak preview of a new lip product.
It's a lovely Christmas present - ...
A Chocolate Treat That Makes You Look Healthy!
Just look at these gorgeous blushers. The new Kiko Blush Cocoa Shock, £10.90 each, kikocosmetics.co.uk) are designed to look like delicious squares of chocolate. Better than that, they smell of sweet vanilla, so it really does bring some sweetness into your early morning make-up routine.
They're also great value. In four colour choices, each palette contains two shades that can be used together or alone, so essentially you have the choice of three different colours. They give cheeks a ...