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Cheap Beauty DealsLooks fab for less with the latest freebies, discounts and vouchers

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Marie-Claire logo'Free' £10/£15 Balance Me products with £4 magOn the cover freebie

13 days left

Buy the August edition of Marie Claire magazine by Wed 6 Aug (£3.90, Katherine Heigl on the front) and on the cover you'll get either a Balance Me cleanse and smooth face balm 40ml (worth £10) or a moisture rich face cream 25ml (worth £15).

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.

InStyle logo'Free' £10 Neal's Yard hand creamOn the cover freebie with £4 mag

13 days left

Buy the August edition of InStyle magazine by Wed 6 Aug (£3.90, Cameron Diaz on the front) and on the cover you'll get a Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange hand cream 50ml (worth £10).

As these products are worth more than the magazine, if you want them it's worth buying the magazine even if you don’t want to read it, as it's cheaper than buying the product directly.

Clinique logo'Free' £6ish Clinique mini productsOn the cover freebie with £2 mag

18 days left

Buy the August edition of Glamour magazine (Ellie Goulding on the cover) for £2 before Mon 11 Aug and you'll find one of four Clinique freebies on the cover of the magazine.

It's pot luck on which store will have which freebies, so if you're after a particular product it might be worth shopping around. Clinique doesn't usually sell these products in mini size, but we worked out the prices based on full-sized versions from the Clinique website:

  • Super Strawberry Chubby lip colour balm, worth around £8 - there’s no size on this so we’ve estimated and think it's about 2/3 the size (3g version is £17)

  • Woppin' Watermelon Chubby lip colour balm, worth around £8 (3g version is £17)

  • High Impact mascara, 3.5ml, worth £7.65 (8g is £17.50)

  • Dramatically Different moisturiser, 15ml, worth £5.25 (50ml is £17.50)

As these products are worth more than the magazine, if you want them it's worth buying the magazine even if you don’t want to read it, as it's cheaper than buying the product directly.

Half Price Perfumes logo20% off Half Price Perfumes*Includes Elizabeth Arden, Benefit, Clarins and more

7 days left

Bag an extra 20% off bargain beauty products in the Half Price Perfumes* sale with code HPP20 till Thu 31 Jul. 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 excludes all pharmacy items.

Nails Inc logoNails Inc £22 for six polishes (£66 separately)Online only from 5pm Wed

500 available

Go online to Nails Inc from 5pm on Wed 18 Jun to get six nail polishes for £22 in its Brazil Brights collection. The set costs £18, delivery is £3.95.

The individual polishes are currently on sale for £11 each, so you could save £48 by buying them together. That said, it's worth noting Nails Inc regularly sells discounted bundle collections.

The collection includes:

  • Queen Victoria Street (emerald green)
  • Carnaby Street (canary yellow)
  • Baker Street (cobalt blue)
  • Shoreditch (hot pink)
  • Portobello (neon orange)
  • Wellington Square (pastel peach)

There are 500 sets available, so go quickly if you want one.

BurtBurt's Bees £25 Grab Bag worth £55*Online offer. Limited stock

2,000 avail

Burt’s Bees* is releasing two of its grab bags for £25 each.  The bags contains a mixture of travel and full-sized products which cost over £55 if bought separately. There are only 1,000 of each bag, and these deals have been popular in the past, so go quick. Delivery's £3.95.

The Summer Haze grab bag (worth £55.63):

Radiance Lip Shimmer £5.99, Sea Butter Hand cream £7.99, Mini Coconut Foot Cream £3.00, Mango & Orange Body Butters £12.99 or Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub £12.99, Intense Hydration Facial Cleansers £9.99, Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Açaí Berry £3.69, A Bit of Burt’s Bees (Beeswax Lip Balm and Hand Salve) £5.99, Honeybee Favourites-Pomegranate (Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil and Naturally nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion) £5.99, Mini Bee Nail File.

The Summer Kiss (worth £53.94):

Milk & Shea Body Washes £9.99, Mini Coconut Foot Cream £3.00, Milk & Honey Purse Size Lotions £5.99, Intense Hydration Facial Cleansers £9.99, Shea Butter Purse Size Hand Creams 7.99, A Bit of Burt’s Bees (Beeswax Lip Balm and Hand Salve) £5.99, Kissable Colour (Lip Shimmer in Champagne, Rhubarb and Watermelon) £11.99.

Poundland logo£1 branded beauty bargainsIncl Stila, Rimmel, Max Factor, Eylure and OPI

Ongoing

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:  

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Poundworld

  • Stila sheer colour tinted moisturiser 50ml - £21 elsewhere online
  • Boholash, Salonsystem diamond false lashes - £7.99 elsewhere online
  • Elegant Touch Union Jack nails - £6.45 at Boots
  • OPI nail shatter 15ml - RRP £13, but we've seen them for £4.49 delivered
  • Miss Eylure false eyelashes - £4.09 at Superdrug
  • NYC false lashes - £2.99 at Superdrug

Poundland

  • Rimmel Wake Me Up mousse - £5 at Tesco
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes trio - £4.99 (incl delivery) elsewhere online
  • TOWIE false eyelashes - £13 for a 3-pack elsewhere online, so about £4 each
  • Calvin Klein sheer creme eyeshadow - RRP £1.50, but we saw it for £5 elsewhere online
  • Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish - was £3.70 at Tesco, now £2.70

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.

Nails Inc logoNails Inc £5 polish sale£3.95 p&p applies

100+ shades

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.

On Thu 27 Mar, we found St James Park (was £11), Kings Cross Neon Crackle (was £11) and Grosvenor Gardens (was £11) all reduced to £5.

Origins logoFree Origins mini-facials & product samplesMake advance booking at ANY of its counters (may not be available at Xmas)

Ongoing
Book ahead at any Origins counter across the UK. After a skincare consultation, you'll get a mini-facial, comprising a cleanse, exfoliation and face mask, plus some free samples (though these are subject to availability, so you'll only get them if they're in stock).

MoneySavingExpert logoCheap Perfume guide

Ongoing
Check out our Cheap Perfume guide for tips and tricks, such as hidden bargains and smell-alikes, to help bag fragrance for less.

Sales and Discounts

Boots logoBoots 10 points (instead of 4) per £1 for over-60sJoin the free Boots Health Club, get a voucher, use it in-store

Age 60+
Boots Advantage cardholders aged 60 or over can get 10 Advantage Card points per £1 spent (usually 4 per £1) on Boots branded products by signing up to Boots Health Club. Once registered, you'll be sent a printable voucher via email to show in-store, with your Advantage card, for the extra points.
MSE Charlotte says:

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.

Tesco Clubcard logoSave up to 50% on beauty with Tesco Clubcard*Swap £5 of Clubcard points for £10, or swap £10 of points for £20

Ongoing
Swap points for rewards at Beauty Expert* and and get double the value. Use them online at Beauty Expert by entering your token code at the online checkout. The minimum amount you can exchange is £5, which'll give you £10 in Beauty Expert rewards.

You can only use one code per transaction and delivery's free. Not valid on Alpha-H, Moroccanoil, GHD and Aesop. Reward tokens are not transferable. Your purchase has to equal or exceed the value of the token codes used. So if you have £10 worth of tokens, your purchase must be £10 or more.

What is Beauty Expert? It's a site selling beauty brands such as Caudalie, OPI and Molton Brown. It specialises in skincare, body, bath and make-up products, as well as home and beauty accessories.
MSE Deborah says:

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.

More info
Spend Tesco points in-store and they're worth 1p, but exchange them for Clubcard Rewards* online they're worth up to four times the amount. See the Loyalty Points Boosting guide.

To find out how to reclaim lost Tesco vouchers (some have found £100s) see the Reclaim Lost Tesco Points guide.
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Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a secret phrase that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. "Section 75" laws means your plastic must protect anything you buy over £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust you can still get your money back.

Although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards there is something else to fall back on if you paid on a Visa debit or electron card, or Visa credit card under £100 (otherwise go for Section 75). Known as Visa Chargeback, this is part of Visa's internal rules and not a legal requirement. Full details of Section 75, chargeback and how to claim in the Section 75 Refunds guide.

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