Elf Nail Polish in Cranberry

Q: I’d love to try some new make-up looks over the party season but with Christmas around the corner, I’m on a budget. Are there any brands you’d recommend?

Laura White, 33, Lincoln

A: I’m a huge fan of MUA, muastore.co.uk. Most of the products, including lipstick, nail polish, and eyeshadow, are just £1 but they don’t compromise on pigment.

In fact, I’ve heard that up and coming make-up artists who can’t afford the big brands buy MUA to fill their kit.

Another great brand is Elf, eyeslipsface.co.uk. Products are priced from £1.50 – I particularly love their Nail Polish, £2.50.

Stephanie Maylor, Beauty Editor