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Budget Beauty | The best budget hair care, makeup and skincare

You don’t have to spend big to get great results - we check out the cheapest beauty and health buys around that really work

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Glossy Picks: our latest beauty and wellness favourites tried and tested

May 12th 2022

There's nothing like a dose of sunshine to inspire a mass beauty bag overhaul. We're upgrading our SPFs, switching from powders to tints, quenching our curls, and upgrading our showers with a £4.95 ginger-laced body bar. Let the sun shine! >>>

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How to find the best retinol cream or serum for your skin type

May 5th 2022 / Ingeborg van Lotringen

Not sure which is the best retinol cream is best for you? Here are the ones with our seal of approval >>>

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Great skincare for under £15? Sali Hughes launches an affordable performance range with Revolution Beauty

April 20th 2022 / Verity Clark

The beauty journalist has tried thousands of products and these are the 6 she truly believes in >>>

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The best budget mascaras for under £10

April 8th 2022 / Cassie Powney

Is it us, or does buying mascara require a small bank loan these days? Newsflash: it doesn't have to, thanks to these affordable, lash-boosting wands >>>

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The makeup and skincare Phoebe Dynevor uses to look so flawless all the time

March 21st 2022 / Melanie Macleod

As the Bridgerton star is announced as the new face of Sunday Riley, we reveal all the products behind her signature look >>>

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JLo's hair stylist Andrew Fitzsimons has a new haircare range and it has just landed at Boots

March 7th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

He's also the hairdresser to Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid and everything in the collection is under £10. We tried it >>>

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Best liquid bronzers and bronzing drops – your easiest route to a natural sun-kissed glow

February 24th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

Loved by JLo and Little Mix and MUAs, liquid bronzers give a fresh, sculpted skin-like finish and are super simple to use >>>

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Why every skin type needs a gentle cleanser designed for sensitive skin

February 23rd 2022 / Ingeborg van Lotringen

Skin is delicate – even if you think yours is tough as nails. I've tried hundreds of cleansers and believe me your skin will thank you for switching to a gentle face wash. Whatever your skin concern, we've matched it with the gentle face wash it deserves >>>

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The blusher trick Bobbi Brown says takes 10 years off

February 14th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

We hit up iconic MUA Bobbi Brown for her top tips for makeup application for over forties, from how to best use concealer on older skin to the blusher tip that makes you look more youthful >>>

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Best micellar waters for a quick, effective cleanse

February 6th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

We tested dozens of micellar waters to discover which of these quick but thorough cleansers and makeup removers deserve your time and money >>>

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This is the retro buy Zendaya always uses for subtle, shiny lips

January 14th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

No matter if she goes full glam for the red carpet or bare-faced for off-duty days, actress Zendaya always looks sensational. These are the glosses, mascaras and serums she reaches for on repeat >>>

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Why statement graphic Euphoria eyes are a fun look for every age

January 13th 2022 / Melanie Macleod

Euphoria is back and we're as determined as ever to copy their makeup – even if we are 15 years older than the characters... >>>

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'This supplement brought my hair back to life after giving birth'

December 15th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Broadcaster, brand founder and mum-of-3 Rochelle Humes is all about no-nonsense, easy to use beauty. Here she shares what she uses to get ready in super-quick time plus the supplement that helped with her post-partum hair loss >>>

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Lizzo's makeup, skincare and wellbeing essentials for clear, glowing skin

December 3rd 2021

From £8.50 workout wear to £140 toothpaste, Lizzo's must-haves cater to every budget. >>>

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What to buy from Skin Proud, the affordable and conscious brand for all skin types

October 15th 2021

Skin Proud is known for powerful formulas, budget-friendly prices and retouch-free campaigns. Here's what we love most from the stellar collection >>>

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Eye creams for dark circles that doctors and skin experts recommend

October 7th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Brightening your under-eye area is a sure-fire way to make you look healthier and happier. Here are the skincare hits the pros rate >>>

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We can't stop thinking about the Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar

September 23rd 2021

Glossybox's 'Surprise Me' 2021 beauty advent calendar has got us as excited as a kid on Christmas morning >>>

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8 skincare hacks on TikTok that doctors say no to

September 22nd 2021

Would you strap a potato to your spot? Or put bananas on your eyebags? These doctors reaction videos set the record straight >>>

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Davina McCall does these 8 things every morning

September 19th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

How does she stay so darned fit, upbeat and motivated? It’s all in the morning routine, including budget beauty and fancy bedding >>>

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How to know if your skincare is worth the money

September 18th 2021 / Ingeborg van Lotringen

After more than 20 years experience of scouring ingredients' lists, beauty editor Ingeborg van Lotringen knows how to tell a good product from an average one. She lets us in on the secrets to avoid being ripped off >>>

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Beauty Pie's new Plus membership means you can bulk buy – hurry!

September 16th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Just launched, Beauty Pie Plus gives you a £3,600 spending limit onsite. Here's what to buy. >>>

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'I’m a beauty brand founder and this is the makeup and skincare I use every day'

September 15th 2021

Model and body positvitiy activist Charli Howard is a self-confessed beauty junkie who admits she'll test anything she can get her hands on. Here's what she uses on repeat >>>

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Rental beauty: would you hire a hairdryer instead of buying one?

September 7th 2021

The world's first beauty tool rental scheme launches this week, could beauty rental become as big as fashion rental for saving money and the planet? >>>

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Can sheets mask ever be environmentally friendly?

September 6th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Holland and Barrett think not – single-use sheet masks are now banned from its stores. We look into the more eco-conscious sheet masks options available, from reusable silicone masks to biodegradable buys >>>

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Toff shares her beauty and wellness must-haves – and explains why collagen is an every day essential

September 4th 2021

With acne-prone skin, broadcaster and author Georgia Toffolo is very particular over what she puts on her face (and into her body). These are the buys that make the cut >>>

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