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This is a regularly-updated list of beauty vouchers, deals, and offers. We aim to ensure all deals are available to everyone but policies change so please report any issues.
Most vouchers have restrictions and end dates, so check they're valid before you try to use them. Also see tips for safer online shopping.
Go online to Burt's Bees* by Mon 25 Aug and enter MSE Blagged code BBNATURAL14 to get 10% off everything, including sale items. Delivery's £3.95 or free when you spend £29 or more.
You'll also get a free 70g Milk & Honey Body lotion worth £5.99 when you spend £25 or more, after you’ve used the code.
Note: If you're spending less than £25 on your order, it will be cheaper to shop in store, so bear that in mind before you checkout.
MSE Update 10am, Thu 31 Jul: Some users have expressed concern that they haven't received a confirmation email - this is automated so make sure you check your spam folder. If you have any more problems with the order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Go online to All Boxed Up* and you can get a beauty bundle for £15 plus £3.99 p&p. The bundle includes a mixture of products which cost over £79 if bought separately. The promotion ends Sun 31 Aug, but stock's limited, so go quick if you want this.
Delivery's £3.99 per box and can take up to 28 working days. Boxes are limited to three per household.
The beauty bundle contains:
This offer was originally run via the Daily Telegraph, but All Boxed Up has given us permission to share it.
MSE Update 1.30pm, Thu 31 Jul: We've heard some users have had problems picking up their free foundation. YSL has confirmed that you just need to be shade matched on the spot by a beauty adviser and you'll then receive your foundation for free.
From Wed 30 Jul, head to your nearest YSL counter where you'll find two make-up freebies up for grabs. No voucher needed, just ask for a 5ml sample of either YSL Fusion foundation or YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat.
Based on the full-sized versions, we’ve figured these freebies to be worth about £4.09 for the Fusion and £4.92 for the Le Teint.
There are 400,000 samples available. YSL has confirmed each store will have samples, but larger stores will have more allocation.
Bag an extra 20% off bargain beauty products in the Half Price Perfumes* sale with code HPP20 till Sun 31 Aug. Delivery ranges from £2.99- £5.99, depending on the weight.
Bargains we found when using the code on Tue 8 Jul include:
Stock's limited, though, so go quick if you're after a particular product. The code works on full price items too, but excludes all pharmacy items.
As the wonderful Dolly Parton said: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap". And she's right, buying make-up isn't easy on the pocket.
So we've done the glamorous job of scouring our local pound shops looking for branded beauty bargains. Some are discontinued (they were the hottest trends once, so we think anyway) and others are still in the shops with a big price tag.Click the image below to see our haul:
This is what we found in our local stores. Speaking to Poundland and Poundworld, they say you can get these items in most stores, while stocks last.
Can cosmetics go off?
The British Skin Foundation says:
"Cosmetic products will remain safe to use provided they are stored under suitable conditions and not subjected to extreme temperatures."
"To ensure the maximum durability of cosmetic products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and with the lids firmly closed."
It also said the use by date on cosmetics, is from when you open the product. So if it says 18 months on the box, it should last for 18 months from when you open it, provided it's been stored correctly.
Get £5-£6 polishes online at Nails Inc, while stocks last. Polishes originally cost £11-£13, so this is a good saving. The sale's on while stocks last, and delivery's £3.95.
Each point's worth 1p when redeemed on virtually any Boots-branded product in-store at Boots, so this is effectively a 10% discount on Boots branded items. Don't assume Boots is always cheapest though, if you can buy items 10%+ cheaper elsewhere, go there instead. See full Boost Loyalty Points guide for more Boots tips.
Beauty Expert has similar prices to Boots online and even beats it for some products, so with 50% off, there are some great potential deals to be had. You could effectively get a Caudalie facial spray for £6 instead of £11.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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