There's no better time to update your make-up bag than right now! With the sales booming all you need to do is arm yourself with a bit of new season savvy and we guarantee you can take your look from A/W '10 to S/S '11 at a snip of the cost. So here we go:
What to look out for...
- Bold Pink Lipsticks
Don't be fooled by the bevy of reds you see, pink is the new red for S/S '11 and it's a shade that always goes in the sales because it's considered 'trend led.' Great for those in the know!
- Pastel Eye Shadows
One of those things that the untrained eye will totally scan over, but actually these are a makeup bag must-haves to use as base shades and to mix with bolder colours. Stock up whilst they’re cheap.
- Fragrance Box Sets
Guaranteed sale items, these are one of our not-so-guilty-pleasures. Buy up enough and they’ll last you through to next Christmas. Plus what’s more luxurious than double dipping scent with your shower-gel? Sigh.
- Hair Accessories
You’ll no doubt come across sale-bin after sale bin of fancy hair accessories in the swankier department stores but don't forget to check out the Babyliss ones in Superdrug and Boots. We heart them.
Destination Beauty Sale...
Selfridges - The online beauty sale starts at 10am on Christmas Day. Fingers at the ready!
www.asos.com - Beauty treatlets a plenty and grab a shoe or coat while you’re at it. Multitasking is very virtuous y’know.
Liberty - You can always rely on this awesome apothecary for the newest and coolest treats on the beauty scene. Make sure you check out their fragrance room to find some unusual and eccentric sale items.
www.lookfantastic.com – The insider's beauty ballroom. Check it out for discounts of mega proportions.
Topshop – We heart these fashion-led colours and are keeping everything crossed that their seasonal products will go into the sale so we can to swipe a few bargains.
by Rose Beer and Angelica Hermon