Get more bang for your bucks with budget-boosting beauty buys

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Spend more than £40 in the month of June on Estee Lauder's recently relaunched website and pick up a free skincare trio set worth £19 

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,, 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 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 or