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Bargains

InStyle logo
Free £12 Eyeko lash curlers with £4 magOn the cover freebie

14 days left

Buy the May edition of  InStyle magazine by Wed 30 Apr (£3.90, Sarah Jessica Parker on the front) and on the cover you'll get Eyeko's blue velvet lash curler (usually £12).

 

MSE Charlotte says:

There's a lot of these particular Eyeko models on eBay at the moment, going for about £8 - coincidence? 

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 logo
Nails 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.

Half Price Perfumes logo
Halfpriceperfumes clearance sale*Items up to 90% off, plus code for extra 15% off

Ongoing
Bag bargain beauty products in the Halfpriceperfumes* clearance sale. Plus, get an extra 10% off sale prices with the code hppn10off. Delivery ranges from £0.99- £2.49 depending on the weight.

Bargains we found when using the code on Wed 12 Mar include:


Stock's limited though, so go quick if you're after a particular product.

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Origins logo
Free 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).

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Cheap haircuts for 'guinea pigs'At your local salon/training college

Ongoing
Local beauty training colleges are often looking for 'guinea pigs' and will do your hair and make-up for you at little or no cost. For a directory of training schools and colleges in your area, try checking the Yellow Pages (or yell.com),  Beautyfinder, or just have a scout round where you live. Most salons and colleges offer cheap haircuts if you opt for a trainee, but the option might not be available in smaller towns/villages.
MSE Debs says:

If the term "trainee hairdresser" conjures up horrors in the form of lopsided bowl-cuts, but you’re not keen on spending £50+ on a simple haircut, it might be time to challenge the stereotype and give it a whirl.

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

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Boots 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.

Eyes Lips Face logo
Eyes Lips Face many items £1.50*Incl lipsticks, glosses, make-up brushes and even fake eyelashes

Ongoing
Get super cheap make-up from £1.50 online at Eyes Lips Face*. Standard delivery is £2.95.

Tesco Clubcard logo
Save 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.

Section 75Free 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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