While I’m not a fan of ‘credit-crunch’ beauty pieces (it’s not beyond the wit of anyone to know if you can’t feed yourself or pay your mortgage, a cheap mascara is going to be neither here nor there) but the new Ted Baker range of cosmetics offers good value for money – starting at 6.50 pounds for the lip kit above, and a very reasonable 9 pounds for the eye set. It’s a kind of Urban Decay/Hard Candy Hybrid in terms of looks and vibe, and basically just fun to use. At branches of Boots nationwide.

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