The Essential Buys Of A Beauty Insider

The BEAUTY PRODUCTS that STYLISH WOMEN use, and why. Here, THE SPACE salon owner CARLA ROSE McQUILLAN shares her beauty essentials …



“I recently switched skincare as I’m finding my skin needs more moisture now. I’ve always used Simple, but a facialist at Seafield spa in Wexford recommended Payot – I’m using the cleanser and Elixir Refiner serum, and really noticing the difference. I like make-up to look natural and The Space [Carla Rose’s salon in Drumcondra, Dublin 9] is very bright so I’m careful not to wear too much: I use Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder, which is a step up from tinted moisturiser, with light coverage. I have a slight obsession with Tilbury make-up – I use Film Star Bronze & Glow all the time, with Airbrush Flawless Finish powder on top. My favourite natural shade lipstick is MAC Brave. For brows, I use the HD Eye & Brow Palette with an angled brush. I love Benefit They’re Real – I wear lots of mascara to make eyes look really open, and make sure I change my mascara every few months. I invested in some good brushes from Make Up For Ever recently, and also found a flat eyeshadow brush in the Body Shop that’s ideal for blending in concealer. My favourite perfume is Stella McCartney. For a treat I’d ideally go to Monart – the therapists there do the best full-body massage ever. I always have Kevin Murphy Session Spray with me – I can’t do anything with my hair without it and it keeps the frizz away even without heated tools. I love No 7 Beautiful Skin Shimmer Body Oil on legs – it really illuminates your skin.”

Carla Rose’s Beauty Bill

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Perfect Skin Foundation SPF15, €42
Film Star Bronze & Glow, €65
HD Eye & Brow Palette, €30.95
MAC Brave lipstick, €20
Benefit They’re Real mascara, €26
The Body Shop eyeshadow brush, €16
Stella McCartney Stella eau de parfume, €75.50
Kevin Murphy Session Spray, €24
No 7 Shimmer Body Oil, €16.50
TOTAL: €315.95

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