Supermarket beauty sweep: Revealing which store"s got the best quality cosmetics


Supermarket beauty sweep: Revealing which store's got the best quality cosmetics

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20:53 GMT, 1 July 2012

Supermarket chic: Stores have been busy compiling capsule beauty collections

Supermarket chic: Stores have been busy compiling capsule beauty collections

Recognising that modern women are savvy and seriously short on time, the nation’s supermarkets have been busy compiling chic capsule beauty collections.

Boasting everything from exclusive offers to luxury anti-agers and make-up must-haves, these all-new beauty aisles promise to make the weekly shop much more glamorous. Here, we reveal where to get the best beauty bargains.

BEST FOR MAKE-UP: TESCO

With
a collection bursting with unique beauty solutions such as a
Semi-Permanent Mascara, 16, and Spray-On Tights, 19.50, Tesco’s pick
of cult Italian brand Diego Dalla Palma products will have you loitering
in the aisle for hours.

Their
cute Summer Blush, 19, is perfect for pretty, rosy cheeks. Make-up
artist Barbara Daly’s Tesco range hits the jackpot with on-trend hues at
bargain-busting prices. Pop a Lavender Mist eye-shadow, 3.75, in your
trolley.

BEST FOR HAIRCARE: ASDA

As
well as being the place to get big brands like Pantene and Herbal
Essences at low prices, Asda offers high-performance products for even
the tightest budgets. Take the Regenerating and Indulgent Shampoo, and
Conditioner, 1 each, which are packed with exotic oils to nourish
damaged hair.

Asda also
offers exclusive haircare products from ranges by celebrity stylists.
Try Andrew Barton’s Frizz Tamer range — his clients include Elle
Macpherson, so he knows all about creating smooth, glossy hair. Apply
his genius Quick Fix Shine & Control Serum, 4.95, to damp or dry
hair for frizz-free style.

BEST FOR SKINCARE: WAITROSE

Recently
re-launched, the Waitrose beauty section offers a chic selection of
innovative natural brands. British line Balance Me is worth buying for
its concentration of active anti-ageing ingredients. Try
the Radiance Face Oil, 30. Its expensive for a supermarket product,
but the delicious buriti nut oil, chamomile, and camellia combo is the
ultimate skin soother and radiance giver.

Cult
brand Lanolips is another addition to the Waitrose line-up, from July
7. The Rose Balm Intense For Hands And Nails, 8.99, is a must. The real
pick of the aisles is the Yes To Carrots skincare range, particularly
the Rich Moisture Day Cream, 12.35, which feels deliciously gentle on
the skin, and the Super Rich Body Butter, 9.25, which is
ultra-nourishing.

BEST FOR ACCESSORIES: SAINSBURY'S

This
season’s love affair with strappy sandals, sling-back wedges and
ladylike heels means feet that have been neglected since winter are an
absolute no-no. Get yours into shape with the electric Pedi Pro Deluxe,
15.99. Its high-speed rotating buffing pads do away with hard, dry skin
in seconds. Sainsbury’s also
sell ridiculously reasonable Large Vented Rollers, 2.99, which are just
the thing for bouncy, Duchess of Cambridge-style hair.

See you at the checkout.

BEST SUPERMARKET BEAUTY BUYS
Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter (7, available at Waitrose)
Barbara Daly Lavender Mist eye-shadow single (3.75, available at Tesco)Diego Dalla Palma Summer Blush (19, available at Tesco)Andrew Barton Quick Fix Shine & Control Serum (4.95, available at Asda)

Korres wild rose lip butter

Barbara Daly lavender mist

From left: Korres wild rose lip butter and Barbara Daly Lavender Mist