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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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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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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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Why rainbow balayage is the hair pick-me-up we need right now

June 9th 2020 / Jane Druker

New colour depositing masks in statement shades are bringing the fun back into lockdown hair. And they're not just for teens (or blondes) says Jane Druker, 53: current shade aquamarine, >>>

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The best eye creams for mature skin to hydrate, brighten and moisturise

May 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

As we age our delicate under-eye skin becomes more fragile than ever - lavish love on it with these eye creams for older skin >>>

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The budget beauty buys keeping Nicola Bonn happy in lockdown

May 20th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

Strapped for cash but still want that dopamine hit you get from deliveries? Here's what to put in your basket >>>

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What is a skin essence and why it's actually really useful

May 11th 2020

Already widely used in Korea, this antioxidant-rich, anti-pollution liquid is still something of a niche buy mainly because we're confused about what it actually does. We wouldn't be without it and here's why >>>

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The best bath oils to relax, soothe and lift your spirits

April 29th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Whatever your mood or bodily need, there's a bath oil for that >>>

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Nicola Bonn's not quite so beautiful life

April 28th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

In her new column, the beauty podcaster describes the challenges of working from home, homeschooling two young children and not locking the bathroom door. From period dramas to life-saving beauty tools, it's all here >>>

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A nail industry pro tells us how to safely remove gel nail polish at home

April 2nd 2020

Whatever you do, don’t peel it off! And if you need to remove your acrylic nails, read on... >>>

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Why everyone's buying aloe vera for homemade hand sanitiser

March 25th 2020

To make your own hand sanitiser aloe vera is a key ingredient - but it has other skincare benefits too >>>

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