The Beauty Products We’re Using This Month

Invest in the ESSENTIALS, such as a good moisturiser, but don’t be afraid to play around with BRIGHT POPS of colour on the LIPS this spring …

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Bright & Balmy

All things bright and beautiful hit counters this month: Tom Ford’s Shade & Illuminate Lip Colours (€54) to mix, match or layer lips with; YSL’s glam Tint-in-Balms (€33, at Brown Thomas; nationwide from March) come in every glossy, hydrating shade of lip-smacking colour. Prep lips first with MAC Lip Scrubtious a sugar-based exfoliator to buff and nourish lips with delicious tinted flavours like Summer Berry and Sweet Brown Sugar. At Arnotts from February 23. We also love Clinique’s cute team-up with Crayola: the rainbow colours of Chubby Stick lip crayons take us back to being in primary school.

The Eye-opener

To diminish eye bags and cover that grey/green tone that lingers around the eye, we’re lashing on Nuxellence Eye, a three-in-one to cool and decongest, plump and cover with some concealer, which also blurs and illuminates. Not much makes our eye area look smoother and less puffy at this time of year, but this is definitely helping. (€41)

The One To Wear

We can’t get over how beautiful this YSL Call Me Grey nail colour is. It’s all we want to wear right now; the only competition comes from fellow YSL shade, Catch Me Pink. The dove grey and fuchsia are an inspiring combination for an interiors colour scheme, too … €24.

The Essentials

The new spring skincare launches are all very fancy, but the key staple to invest in is a good moisturiser. Having tried out gallons of hydrating creams this winter, the two we’re staying loyal to contain a host of plant and flower extracts: Clarins’ intensive Hydra-Essentiel (€45), features perilla seed oil (perilla, from the mint family, is even richer in fatty acids than chia seeds); Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Cream (€56, from February 15) is silky with shea butter, honey, ginseng root and antioxidant radish root, like a super-smoothie for your skin.

SARAH HALLIWELL

This article appeared in a previous issue of THE GLOSS Magazine, for more features like this don’t miss our next issue, out Saturday March 4.

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