There is one good thing to be said about recessions: there are more deals around to tempt what little money we may have out of our purses. And it’s no different in beauty. So here’s a round-up of the ones we like the best that may put a smile on your face for a lot less than usual…
Estee Lauder has relaunched its website and, along with how-to videos and skincare analysis, you get two complimentary deluxe samples with every purchase, plus, when you spend more than £40 during June 2009, a skincare trio set worth £19 that includes samples of cleanser, moisturiser and the award-winning Advanced Night Repair.
Buy a No7 Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara for £11.80 from Boots until July 14 2009 and you’ll bag a tin cosmetics case containing a set of eye make-up brushes.
To celebrate the launch of its ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, which it claims puts an end to the need for touch-ups, Revlon will be offering a free full-size product, worth £8.99, to luscious-lip lovers who apply to a dedicated website, www.revlonultimate.co.uk, from June 19, 2009. All you have to do in return is review the lipstick on the site or by posting a video review on YouTube at www.youtube.com/RevlonUK from where you could also be selected who will receive £500 in make-up and become Revlon’s official online reviewer.
Buy any Aramis fragrance product worth £30 or more and receive a free pair of Aramis aviator-style sunglasses, while stocks last. The offer’s exclusive to House of Fraser; call 0870 034 2566 for stockists.
Get a free treatment from Elemis. Book a Total Time Out deep-tissue muscle massage before June 30, paying £80, and receive a complimentary 30-minute Refresher Facial, saving £45 (both treatments must be taken at the same time and booked by June 30 2009). To find your local Elemis spa or salons call 01278 727 830 or visit www.elemis.com or www.timetospa.co.uk.