Clinique’s BIY pigment drops

These landed on shelves this month, I am a bit behind on my blogging as I ended up in hospital and was recovering for a while. But these Blend It Yourself pigment drops are kind of magic. You add a drop of the pigment to your moisturiser of choice and it becomes your foundation. One…

Dry Lips??? No more

Since I started doing makeup I have always been on the lookout for the perfect lip hydrator. When working I always have Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream in my kit, I rather the fragrance free one as the original has a string taste, not horrible but strong. I don’t think I will ever not love…

Hygge

Hygge is a concept from Denmark that is hard to explain and harder to pronounce! Last year Oxford Dictionaries shortlisted the word Hygge for word of the year, so I think we are all going to be hearing about it very soon. Hygge – “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of…

I finally had a facial

As a makeup artist I truly believe that in order to get a great looking makeup you have to look after your skin. This does not necessarily involve spending huge amounts of money but you do have to invest time. This is what I have been telling my clients since I started doing makeup. Yet…

Essie

Essie goes retro once more. Essie nail polish is one of the best on the market for cool shades and many many of them. They have been around almost four decades and it goes from strength to strength. But when a brand becomes this big sometimes they loose what made them special in the first…

Debenhams

There is something wonderful going on in Debenhams on Henry Street. Their beauty hall has just become one of the hottest places to shop for makeup in Dublin. With exclusive brands, and some of them are just impeccable available it is definitely worth a visit. Firstly they now have a Makeup Forever counter that is…

Flawless

The Irish brand Flawless has won two coveted Image Beauty Awards. The brainchild of Paul Mooney this brand has really made an impact in the past year, having many stockists throughout the country. The reason?? Well first and foremost is because of the great quality and secondly is the really good quality. They have won…

Les Beiges

Les Beiges from Chanel was launched a few years ago and it just keeps getting better and better. It all started with the now iconic healthy glow makeup, which has an SPF of 15 but most importantly it protects you against all forms of UV rays, although 15 is not quite high enough, there is…

L’Oreal Paris’ New ambassador

Maria Borges has been named as L’Oreal’s new ambassador. She is an incredible beauty who has the most wonderful story. Raised in Angola during the countries civil war and now having one of the most coveted gigs in the beauty industry, it really shows that you really do not have to be a TV star…

Clarins Ireland partner with Arthritis Ireland

Clarins Ireland have partnered with Arthritis Ireland and for every Tonic Body Treatment oil you buy they will make donation to the charity to fund research. In ireland one in five people are effected by arthritis, that’s almost one million people who are suffering. Eoghan O’Sullivan, General Manager Clarins, Ireland said: “We are delighted to…

Teint Idole Ultra Wear

The original formula of this iconic foundation is one of my favourites, when I teach in Beauty Bootcamp I get most of the clients to try it out as it perfect for people who like a fuller coverage but you can build it from sheer coverage to a more full coverage. But the best thing…

Coco Mademoiselle

I adore most things Chanel, but mostly I adore Coco Chanel the perfume, my friend Hazel has been wearing it forever and whenever someone has it on it reminds me of her. She has been know to give a spray to taxi men and anyone who she feels may need a bit of Chanel in…