The Beauty Products We’re Using This January

We bring you a ROUNDUP of our FAVOURITE products this month for LIPS, NAILS, EYES and SKIN

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YSL’s spring collection The Street and I is lifting our spirits. From dual-colour eyeliners and Kiss & Blush Duo Sticks (€33) to white for nails, this collection, inspired street art, is hard to ignore. From €19.

replenishing-face-creme-small-with-lid_cutoutSeavite by Doctors Mulrooney skincare range has excellent credentials, with its marine-rich ingredients, and it has a sleek new look. We love the Replenishing Face Cream (above) for light but lustrous moisturising. €47.50; www.seavite.ie and pharmacies nationwide.

TAKE THREE: Pencils… 

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1. Clarins 4 Colour all-in-one pen is brilliant fun. Just like the click-down pens you had in school, this stylo features black, brown and blue for eyes, plus a lip liner. Why didn’t anyone think of this before? Limited edition, €36, from January 23

2. Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in 20 shades, from super-nude to deep plum, is light and moisturising. Twist up for colour. €32 at SpaceNK, from February.

3. Chanel’s Retractable Longwear Lip Crayons (€35) are silky and comfortable to wear. Limited edition Rouge is the best colour, closely followed by a perfect nude, plus shades of plum and rose. From January 27.

NEW OPENINGS:

We’re checking out natural, ethical products and treatments at Skinfull affairs, just opened on Dublin’s Exchequer Street. www.skinfullaffairs.ie

mac-high-res-to-comeA new MAC boutique has opened at Arnotts. Launched in 1984, MAC is still hard to beat for sheer inventiveness and creativity. Who else would come up with a Mariah Carey collection? Director of make-up artistry, Terry Barber, reckons that beauty is getting back to what it should be: “Well-conditioned skin, and highlighting perhaps one feature, lips or eyes,” in reaction to the over-done layers of make-up dominating Instagram. “Skin this season is polished even when it’s quite nude and bare,” he explains. “It is worked and enhanced, with a beautiful amount of shine. Focus less on coverage and more on the surface of the skin.” His secret weapon is Mineralize Time Check Lotion, a moisturiser/primer that’s “brilliant for blurring and filling”. The Makeup Art Cosmetics collection features the make-up signatures of three key artists behind catwalk looks each season.

Sarah Halliwell

This article appeared in a previous issue, for more features like this, don’t miss our February issue, out Thursday, February 2.

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