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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: 8 skincare and wellness essentials celebrity facialist Shane Cooper always uses

June 2nd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Maya Jama, Lily Allen and Phoebe Dynevor all have Shane Cooper on speed-dial, but what does he use on his own face? Here he shares his beauty must-haves >>>

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The expert edit: 10 beauty and wellness essentials author and new mum Camilla Thurlow always buys

May 15th 2021

With a seven-month-old baby and a wedding to plan, Camilla favours fast and effective beauty buys >>>

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The expert edit: the wellbeing and makeup essentials fitness trainer Krissy Cela buys on repeat

May 11th 2021

As the founder of a fitness app and a workout wear brand, Krissy Cela, 26, is the ultimate fitspo to her 2.4 million Instagram followers. Here she shares the beauty and wellness essentials that keep her on top form >>>

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'Legs out' season is here! These are our 13 must-buys for summer-ready limbs

April 29th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Skirts and shorts are on the horizon – or at least, cropped trousers. Here's how we'll be prepping our legs ahead of summer >>>

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Lotions and emulsions are your lightweight skincare swap for summer

April 28th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

For light and hydrating formulas, these Korean and J-Beauty-inspired formulas have it all >>>

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The £10 beauty buy that Sali Hughes can't be without

April 27th 2021

From a £120 fragrance to a £10 body cream, these are the beauty buys that skincare expert Sali Hughes always puts in her basket >>>

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The expert edit: 10 beauty essentials Claudia Winkleman always adds to her basket – including her eyeliner of choice

April 21st 2021

Claudia Winkleman is famed for her ultra-glossy hair and statement black eyeliner. Here she shares the makeup and haircare she buys on repeat to create her trademark look >>>

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What to buy from Bad Habit, the skincare brand aimed at stressed-out skin

April 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From high-performing ingredients to cruelty-free formulas, there's a lot more to Bad Habit than bold colours and cheeky packgaing >>>

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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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