These are the star beauty bargains we’re rushing to add to basket in the January sales …
1 Nars Stargaze Palette, €41.30 (was €59), is a pretty treat to help us get through January. At Brown Thomas and www.brownthomas.com.
2 Estee Lauder 10-piece mini Pure Colour Envy lipstick set, €47.35 (was €71), gives you every colour you need in a travel-friendly size. I also love the Super Plush Lips gift set too (three colours in a neat bag, for under €45). And it’s a good time to stock up on Advanced Night Repair too – there’s a bottle in Christmas wrapping down to €67.70 (was €101).
3 Other bargains to track down at BT: there are small reductions across pretty well the entire Sisley line, from skincare to make-up – try out the excellent Exfoliating Enzyme Mask powder cleanser (€90, was €100). The cult All Day All Year cream is reduced by €34. Go for anything with Black Rose in the title, including a set at €238. Other favourites include the Stylo Correct pen concealer, €46.80, which has a lovely creamy formula that melts invisibly into the skin.
4 Until January 21, Peter Mark has €35 off selected heat tools both in store and online at www.petermark.ie plus money off haircare.
5 Save on skincare at www.cultbeauty.com with the Ultra Violette Glow and Go trio, €22.40 (was €32). These SPF50s plus lip balm are a great investment for protecting skin. Also on sale is REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic in deluze 500ml size, under €28. We’re tempted by the Fresh gift sets, too, especially the Rose Deep Hydration Essentials, €54.35 (down from €83.62), as well as Sana Jardin mini scents and Jo Loves mini candles. And for a good night cream, check out Aurelia’s, down to under €48, and excellent for sensitive skin.
6 The Loop at Dublin airport always has good deals on beauty, but at the moment there’s even more money off some star buys, including Charlotte Tilbury sets – the Beautifying Glow Secrets, with lip oil, lip colour, Invisible UV Flawless Primer, Super Radiance Resuracing Facial plus Pillow Talk lipstick and mascara, is now €138 (rrp €170), while Clarins’ excellent Super Restorative Day Cream is €79 (down from €94). www.theloop.ie.
7 Beauty advent calendars are reduced everywhere. If you can get past the amount of packaging (though most are refillable, so you could regift next year), it’s a good way of stocking up on travel sizes to last you the year, or to try brands you’re curious about. The Net-a-Porter calendar is down to €162 (from €270) and features everything from Augustinus Bader’s face oil to Westman Atelier Lit Up highlighter stick. Also on this website, we rate the Venn Red Oil Serum (€82, was €115.93), Ultra Violette suncare minis (€36) and the Claus Porto diffuser; also find bargains from Pai, lovely Votary, Mauli Rituals and Aurelia. www.net-a-porter.com