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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.
Buy the November edition of InStyle magazine by Wed 5 Nov (£3.99, Leighton Meester on the front) and on the cover you'll get either a 15ml Elemis Hydra-Boost Day cream or a 15ml Hydra-Nourish Night cream.
Elemis doesn't usually sell these products in 15ml travel size, but based on 20ml versions, we worked them out to be worth around £13 for the day cream and £15 for the nightcream.
These products would normally cost much more than the magazine, so if you want them it's worth buying the magazine, even if you don’t want to read it.
Out Thu 2: Buy the November edition of Marie Claire magazine by Wed 5 Nov (£3.99, Kate Winslet on the front) and on the cover you'll get a 30ml L'Occitane hand cream (usually around £7). There are four scents to choose from: classic shea butter, zesty lime, vanilla bouquet and delightful rose.
These products would normally cost much more than the magazine, so if you want this particular hand cream it's worth buying the magazine, even if you don’t want to read it.
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 140,000 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.
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.
Go online to Tesco* or to your nearest store to find 50% off a range of beauty gifts for him, her and the little ones. You can select from a range of brands including Baylis & Harding, Nivea, John Frieda and more. Delivery's £3 or collect from a store for free, deal ends Sun 23 Nov whilst stocks last.
Bargains we've found include:
When I am stocking up on gift sets for Christmas I like to pick up the ones where the packaging doubles up as a little extra gift, like the Extracts body basket*, so you save on the wrapping too.
Get a make-up bundle for £26 via our blagged Eyes Lips Face* link. Bought separately, we worked out the bundle would cost about £75. Delivery's free.
The deal is available until Fri 31 Oct or before 800 are sold - whichever's first.
Not every bundle will be the same, but e.l.f. told us that each bundle will contain 29 items and will include some of the following:
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.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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