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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.
From Thursday, 'like' Bare Minerals' Facebook page and enter your details to get a voucher for a free 3ml sample of bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. The offer's available until Fri 31 Oct or until 150,000 have gone, whichever's first.
Once you've liked the page you can choose to print the voucher immediately or get it sent to you in an email or text message. Getting a voucher doesn't guarantee you a sample, as it depends on stock per store, so go quick.
To get the sample, you'll need to go to a Bare Minerals counter to have a 10 min "shade match" consultation. The full-size version of this foundation costs £26 for 30ml so we've calculated the value of the sample to be around £2.60.
Go online to Feelunique.com* and you'll currently find four BareMinerals collections down from £60 to £48 in the Feelunique.com sale. However, enter the MSE Blagged code MSE25 by Sun 7 Sep to get an extra 25% off, meaning you'll get the collections for £36. Delivery's free.
All four collections contain the same products, but in slightly different colour shades. Feelunique.com claims the collections are worth £130. However, we added up the cheapest prices we could find for all of the individual items and found you could get these products for about £98, so you're still saving over £60 with this offer if you were planning on buying these products separately.
The items included in the collections are:
The code can't be used on any other items.
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.
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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