Brighten up your beauty buys for summer with these tried and tested products…
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CHANEL’S NEW NAILS
Chanel’s new nail collection features 17 new shades and seven classics, including Rouge Noir and Particulière, that velvety mocha (€32). Nail expert Harriet Westmoreland told me it’s the best formula she’s ever used; it’s long-lasting and highly glossy. Look out for chic glass nail files launching next month.
LIFE IS PEACHY
Yes, we want to smell like sun-warmed peaches. L’Artisan Parfumeur’s A Fleur de Pêche is surely the perfect scent for summer – warm and juicy, with a hint of fuzzy fruit and woods. €165; www.artisanparfumeur.com.
L’Occitane’s Gua Sha tool in a sunny yellow shade (€12) is part of a new Artichoke body care range – it’s unusual and indulgent. The Dundrum store has a Refill Fountain, a sustainable way to fill up on your favourites. ie.loccitane.com.
Hermès lipsticks are a thing of beauty. This Rosy Lip Enhancer in Rose Confetti is about lip care as well as glamour. €69. www.hermes.com.
FOR SENSITIVE TYPES
Image Skincare is an enduring Irish favourite, and its new Biome+ range is designed for all skin types, especially sensitive and reactive skin, to lock in moisture. The Cleansing Comfort Balm does what it says on the tube, with a lovely soft citrus scent. Good for guys, too. €39.50; www.renaissance-skincare.com.
THIS MONTH WE’RE ….
Heading to Kildare Village to check out the beauty edit – with brands such as Neom, Clarins and Jo Browne Ireland. Hope to bag the fab Elemis x Rixo skincare set for €48. www.kildarevillage.com.
The fabulous silver-haired, red-lipsticked Linda Rodin is the face of new Glossier demi-matte lip créme, G Suit – high-impact colour that’s easy to wear. €21; www.glossier.com.
The perfect thing to offset gorgeous greys. For flattering eye colours in peachy rose tones, try this Nars palette, €59.
Whether you’re heading to Ibiza, Marrakech or Mykonos this summer, or not, you can enjoy the scents of these exotic locations via chic candles by publisher Assouline, with scents by perfumer Jérôme Epinette (the nose behind several Byredo and Vilhelm Parfumerie perfumes). The Aegean sea, at home … €75; www.assouline.com.
GRADE A SKINCARE
Several industry insiders have mentioned Medik8 retinol as being the best they’ve tried; there’s even a version, Crystal Retinal 1, to suit those with very sensitive skin. Vitamin A is often described as the most important skincare ingredient for maintaining mature skin at its best. www.medik8.com.
Hairstylist Stephanie Maher (who worked alongside Gareth Bromell at his Harvey Nichols salon) has just opened her own salon on the Crumlin Road, Dublin 12, which will delight her many loyal clients. The Sober Colourist Salon is light and bright, perfect to show off her skilled colour work – Mayer is particularly brilliant with blondes. “I named the salon as a nod to my journey of sobriety; I felt like it was putting my vulnerability and my superpower in one sign above the door.” Highly recommended for a colour uplift. www.thesobercolourist.ie.