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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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The expert edit: the beauty and wellness essentials this skincare founder buys on repeat

April 7th 2021

Tiffany Salmon founded skincare and wellness brands Glow Hub, Scientia, Soak Sunday and Tiffy and Tallulah, but what does she use on her own skin? She shares her beauty must-haves >>>

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The expert edit: Wellness essentials author and skincare brand founder Niomi Smart buys on repeat

March 24th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From a chic water bottle, an ultra-light yoga mat and a high-end scent, here's what you'll find in Niomi Smart's shopping basket >>>

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

March 22nd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

After a year of being bare-faced, we’re going all out when it comes to eye makeup. Rhinestones, glitter and pops of pastel, we’re coming for you >>>

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Sleep peels: the skincare step to add for glowing morning skin

March 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Also known as 'sleep glycolics' these new serums and toners work hard while you're spark out. Here's how to use them and our top picks >>>

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Skincare experts say this is how strong your vitamin C serum should be

March 10th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

To brighten your skin and protect it against damage, a high-strength vitamin C is your ally. But how high is high and which products pack the best percentage punch? We investigate >>>

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Why we're swapping our regular face spritz for a microbiome mist

March 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

This simple hydrating skincare step feeds your skin barrier for a calm and healthy complexion. Here's why we're all in >>>

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Can sheets mask ever be environmentally friendly?

March 3rd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From the material they're made of to the packaging they come in, there are ways to make this single-use product more sustainable >>>

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How to tint your own eyelashes

February 19th 2021

In less than 15 minutes you can achieve dark, fluttery lashes with zero mascara >>>

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The Expert Edit: 20 wellness, makeup and skincare heroes a beauty director buys on repeat

February 11th 2021

Rosie Green worked as a beauty director for two decades and these are the winning items she relies on every day, including a budget eyeliner and a super-luxe serum >>>

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Collagen creams: do they really work?

February 11th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

We all know that collagen keeps our skin plump and youthful, but science tells us collagen in skincare can’t directly improve collagen production. Here’s why it still deserves a place in your routine >>>

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Why discovery fragrance sets are perfect for right now

January 21st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

While we can't hit the beauty halls to spray endless scents onto tiny pieces of card, fragrance discovery sets are the perfect way to find a new perfume in lockdown >>>

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4 years of Beauty Pie: the brand’s 10 most popular beauty bargains

December 21st 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

The online beauty buyers club has helped transform the way we shop through its ‘makeup without the markup’ memberships. Founder Marcia Kilgore tells us how she does it >>>

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The Expert Edit: the beauty essentials fitness CEO and new mum Lucy Mecklenburgh buys on repeat

December 21st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

From luxury body cream and scented candles to budget-friendly hair masks and moisturiser, here's everything you'll find in Lucy Meck's shopping basket >>>

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Davina McCall does these 8 things every morning

November 27th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

How does she stay so darned fit, upbeat and motivated? It’s all in the morning routine. But what made her have a little cry in our interview? >>>

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The best skin tints to suit every complexion

November 18th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

Who needs full coverage when you're barely leaving the house? Instead we're reaching for lighter bases that enhance skin glow rather than masking every imperfection. Here's our edit of the best tinted creams and sheer, lightweight foundations >>>

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How to know if your skincare is worth the money

October 14th 2020 / 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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5 areas of our bodies we’re all guilty of neglecting – and how to give them some TLC

September 9th 2020 / Abigail James

Our elbows, eyelids and rear-ends need love too, says skin expert Abigail James. Here's how to treat them >>>

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Fruit beauty: our pick of the fun to use fruit-infused skincare

August 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Our skincare regime is starting to resemble a fruit salad with strawberry, pineapple and cherry popping up in the ingredients list, but what does each of them do? >>>

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The 12 best gel moisturisers for lightweight hydration in the heat

July 30th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Because a rich cream is just too much in the hot weather >>>

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Soap in a can? These new beauty refills will change the way you wash, shampoo – and tan

July 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Refill pouches that help slash plastic waste by up to 98% and a 'drinks can' body wash that's completely plastic-free. On world environment day today, and every day, we're in >>>

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Glossy Posse Picks: all the new launches our staffers love

July 9th 2020

From a cult blusher reissue to new hair saviours and – whoopee! – the Hourglass mascara we've been waiting for, it's all here on our July lust list >>>

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13 beauty products and habits Caroline Hirons wants you to bin

July 8th 2020 / Caroline Hirons

With her decades of skincare experience, outspoken beauty expert knows that some things just aren't worth your time or money. Namely... >>>

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The 27 most useful beauty buys for summer

July 1st 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Overhaul your beauty stash with our pick of warm-weather makeup, body care and hair essentials >>>

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The best high street foundations under £20

June 12th 2020 / Katie Robertson

Here's our edit of the best budget brands whose cheap foundations are as good as (if not better than) their high-end counterparts, because when it comes to achieving flawless foundation, you don't have to spend big to win big >>>

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The best retinol creams, serums and oils and why we rate them

June 10th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

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

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