THERE are so many great budget mascaras on the market these day that you really don’t have to shell out the big bucks for quality products.
And it appears even someone as wealthy as Kim Kardashian West can’t resist a bargain.
Getty – Contributor If it’s good enough for Kim, it’s good enough for us!
The 37-year-old star has revealed her favourite mascara – and it’s not what you’d expect.
Both Kim and her make-up artist swear by L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black.
Writing on her website, she explained: “The colour is the perfect shade of black, and it really lifts and separates each lash.
“It’s perfect for an everyday look, or you can layer on multiple coats for a more dramatic eye.”
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black, £8.50, Sainbury’s
L’OREAL You can pick up Kim’s fave mascara at your local supermarket – how’s that for handy?
The best thing is, you can pick up this mascara in Sainsbury’s for £8.50 – and it’s also on sale at Superdrug and on Amazon.
The voluminous mascara is designed to make your lashes look visibly thicker and longer, with brush fibres that claim to coat lashes fully and effortlessly.
The formula is enriched with Ceramide R and Panthenol and “leaves lashes looking conditioned, smoother and fuller”.
If it’s good enough for Kim, it’s good enough for us!
Instagram Both she and her make-up artist are huge fans of the budget mascara
Where did Meghan Markle’s engagement interview outfit come from? Star’s Line The Label coat, Parosh and Aquazzura shoes unveiled
MEGHAN MARKLE stunned as she did her first photo call and then an interview with Prince Harry as an engaged couple. But where was her incredible outfit from, and how much did it cost? Where did Meg…
MEGHAN MARKLE stunned as she did her first photo call and then an interview with Prince Harry as an engaged couple.
But where was her incredible outfit from, and how much did it cost?
Rex Features Meghan stunned in a Line The Label belted white coat during her engagement photo call
Where did Meghan Markle’s white engagement outfit come from?
Meghan beamed as she showed off her sparkly engagement ring in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, following the happy news of Prince Harry proposing.
All eyes were on the American actress as she smiled for photographers with her fiancé.
For the massive occasion, she wore a belted Line the Label white coat, which perfectly channelled the bridal look.
The coat retails for $395 (£296) and the website is said to have crashed when Meghan made her appearance, from people frantic to get their hands on it.
Meghan opted for a white coat by Canadian brand Line The Label The Suits star wore over a £437 dark green dress by Parosh
Line the Label is a Canadian brand which aims to produce “effortless and understated” garments.
It was created in 2000 by founders John Muscat and Jennifer Wells as a luxury knit brand, and their clothes are favoured by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Oprah, Jennifer Garner, Kate Bosworth, Jessica Biel and Taylor Swift.
She is clearly a fan of the label as she stepped out in one of their trench coats while attending the Invictus Games earlier this year.
Meghan completed her chic look with a towering pair of cream £369 Aquazzura heels Her Les Plaisirs de Birks earring cost £850, and sparkled alongside Meghan’s engagement ring
What dress did Meghan Markle wear for her engagement photo call and interview?
Although the coat remained buttoned up for the brief public appearance, Meghan wore a £437 dark, forest-green long-sleeved dress by P.A.R.O.S.H underneath.
P.A.R.O.S.H is an Italian brand which specialises in vintage and vintage-inspired pieces.
Meghan completed her chic look with a towering pair of cream £369 Aquazzura heels, and £850 ‘Les Plaisirs de Birks’ 18k gold earrings featuring white opals by Birks.
This jewellery is in addition to her sparkly engagement ring, that she proudly showed off for photographers.
Could Kate Middleton have twins this time? What has Prince William said about it and how would royal succession work?
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child and, while the palace have released very little information on the baby’s gender, there have been some rumours the royals are…
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child and, while the palace have released very little information on the baby’s gender, there have been some rumours the royals are expecting twins – with Prince William even commenting on the matter!
We explore what would happen in the Duchess has twins, and how the royal succession would work.
PA:Press Association There have been unfounded rumours that the royal couple could be expecting twin girls
Could Kate Middleton be having twins?
There’s no official line about the sex of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, but bookies are betting it’ll be a girl.
However, there was a recent report form a US publication that said Kate Middleton is expecting identical twin girls.
The front-page feature used a source which claimed the news of twins had been leaked from Kensington Palace itself.
The reports are unfounded, and Kensington Palace hasn’t commented.
How would the royal succession work?
Gender is no longer an overriding factor in royal successions, with the rules being changed in 2011 allowing sons and daughters of royal monarchs having equal right to the throne.
This means Prince Charlotte would still remain the fourth in line for the throne if the new baby was a boy.
Her older brother Prince George is currently third in line.
This means that if Kate had twins, regardless if they were both male, both female or one male and one female, it would be the baby delivered first who succeeds.
AFP Gender no longer affects royal succession, after rules were changed in 2011
What has Prince William said about it?
Though Prince William did not comment on the US article directly, he has discussed the idea of twins.
While attending the Centrepoint Awards at Kensington Palace, he dismissed the speculation.
“Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins,” he said.
“Two is fine, I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three, I’m going to be permanently tired.”
Celebrity Bitcoin scams featuring Martin Lewis and Deborah Meaden are costing victims tens of thousands of pounds
MARTIN Lewis and Deborah Meaden have urged Brits not to be taken in by crooks using their pictures to sell dodgy cryptocurrency investments. In March, Action Fraud received 21 reports about the sca…
MARTIN Lewis and Deborah Meaden have urged Brits not to be taken in by crooks using their pictures to sell dodgy cryptocurrency investments.
In March, Action Fraud received 21 reports about the scams, with victims losing an eye-watering £34,000.
Rex Features MSE’s Martin Lewis has regularly warned against scammers using his image
And many fraudulent websites are using pictures of the MoneySavingExpert and the Dragons’ Den star to pretend they endorse the investment in a bid to encourage potential victims to give up their cash.
Mr Lewis said: “I find it sickening that these people are leeching off the trust I’ve spent years building in order to target vulnerable people and attempt to steal their money.
“Let me be very plain – I never do adverts.
“If you see my picture in an advert on Facebook or anywhere else recommending products – be it Bitcoin, binary trading, PPI firms or anything else – they are nothing to do with me. Be very, very careful.”
handout Deborah Meaden’s image has also been used to promote cryptocurrency scams
The scam ads are placed on social media and other websites and use the celebs’ images to promote the fraudulent investments.
Clicking on the advert takes you to the fraudster’s website where the pictures are used again – along with fake quotes recommending that you invest in the scheme.
You might also be asked to input your contact details, which the fraudster will then use to phone you and try and persuade you to invest.
The Dragons’ Den star said: “With the growing sophistication of online fraud, it becomes increasingly important to carry out checks before parting with cash online.
How to protect yourself from scams
HERE are some tips from Action Fraud about how you can protect yourself from these type of scams.
Don’t assume it’s authentic – professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts don’t indicate that an investment opportunity is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate.
Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision – a genuine bank or financial organisation won’t force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.
Stay in control – avoid unsolicited investment offers, especially those over cold calls. If you’re thinking about making an investment, get impartial advice from an independent financial adviser – never use an adviser from the company that contacted you, as this may be part of the scam.
Every Report Matters – If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud or call 0300 123 2040.
“A quick Google search will often reveal the truth and all online advertising should be read set against the premise of ‘If it looks too good to be true then it probably is’!”
Mr Lewis has been fighting an ongoing battle with fraudsters and crooks using his images online to dupe Brits into parting with their hard-earned savings.
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