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How every Lidl helps if you want to have a model look this summer

Bag a beauty bargain with some of the most affordable self-tans, luxurious body butters and eye-popping mascara around. Where is this pampering heaven? Would you believe it's a supermarket?

Gorgeous Irish model, singer and actress Nadia Forde, who moved to Melbourne, Australia, with her rugby fiancé earlier this year, looks stunning, but her beauty regime didn't cost a packet.

The brunette, of Italian decent, was sporting beautifully polished and bronzed skin with a natural but defined make-up look for a recent lingerie launch.

Of course, not everyone has the luxury of living somewhere as sunny as Oz, so how can you get a gorgeous glow like Nadia's on a budget? With a Lidl help from Cien.

Lidl's beauty brand has goodies to go all year round, with prices starting at a pocket-friendly £1.49 for lip gloss. And just in time for summer, Lidl has extended the range by launching a Limited Edition Cien Tropical Summer collection.

The range includes everything from Shaving Oil (£1.49), to After Sun Hair Protection Spray (£1.49), as well as self-tanning essentials, Dead Sea Salt Oil Exfoliating Scrub (£2.99) and Self-Tanning sprays and mousses (£2.49).

For tanning like Nadia's, preparation is key. Moisturising is a step in the tanning process, but timing is key, so allow several hours to let it soak in.

Cien's Tropical Summer Body Butter (£2.99), is the perfect solution for maximum rehydration.

It comes in a selection of tropical scents, including mango, honeymelon and coconut, and is also great for applying after you've rinsed off excess tan, to help prolong your colour. The fragrances are delicious.

When it comes to tan application, you first need to decide which shade will best match your skin tone, and the Cien Tropical Summer Self-Tanning range is suitable for all skin types as it comes in varying shades.

Those with lighter skin tones can take advantage of the Fair Skin Self-Tanning Cream (£1.49), or Self-Tanning Milk (£2.49). There is an easy-to-use Self-Tanning Mouse for normal skin (£2.49) and Self-Tanning Spray for medium to dark skin (£2.49).

Always use a mitt when applying to get even coverage, paying special attention to areas such as the hands and feet as they are often the tell-tale signs that you're faking it. And a light coating to the face.

With so much focus on face and body creams, the décolleté can be neglected, but it's really important to give some TLC to this area as it can often show the first signs of aging. Lidl has introduced a product especially for this. Tropical Summer Décolleté Booster Cream Gel (£2.99), helps to improve elasticity and smooth skin on the delicate décolleté.

It is specially formulated with a firming active ingredient to help prevent sagging and counteract the effects of gravity.

BB Cream is everywhere - it is firmly one of the top cult beauty products in the last few years and it's perfect to use when wearing tan.

The Cien BB Cream (£2.49) is the ultimate skin perfecter. It comes in two shades, light and medium-dark, and offers innovative skin care in one multi-functional cream. It provides SPF 15 while giving you a smooth, clear complexion, reducing wrinkles and providing 24-hour hydration for the skin.

A nude lipstick is a must-have in your beauty bag. As you can see from Nadia, a natural shape to the lips works better when they are one shade darker than your skin. Cien's Nude Brown (£1.99) is ideal. It features on the darker end of the colour spectrum of nude lipsticks and can be applied lightly or heavily depending on the intensity of the colour you want. This lipstick gives a natural sheen on its own but, for an extra gloss, layer up with the Cien Frozen Ice Lip Gloss (£1.49).

To complete Nadia's natural make-up look, you just need to add a little definition to the eyes. This can be done simply with a few layers of black mascara, such as the Cien Waterproof Mascara Wand (£2.49), on the top and bottom lashes, or lash on more layers for a smoky eye.

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