Desert Island Beauty Bag: What Would Tara Anderson Bring?

Make-up artist, influencer and Business of Beauty Awards nominee, Tara Anderson is heading on a hypothetical holiday to a remote desert island. She can bring as many (or as few) beauty products as she likes – providing they don’t exceed her €100 budget! So what will she choose?

"I would bring Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat, €25, in nude to keep my eyes looking nice and bright," Tara says. This eyeliner pencil creates the optical illusion of wider, fuller and more awake eyes. Its waterproof formula lasts up to 14 hours and is super blendable. Tara says, "it's an absolute essential."

"I would also have to bring Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20ml, €22.95, to keep my skin hydrated all day." This travel-size rosehip oil moisturises, nourishes and repairs the skin. It’s rich in Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 which are vital nutrients for maintaining optimum skin health.



Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner, €5.49, in shade Eastend Snob. Tara says, "I can't live without it!" The soft textured, fine tipped liner adds volume and definition to lips and comes in a wide variety of shades.

"Dr Paw Paw Original Balm, €9, would cover a lot of bases like dry skin, chapped lips, and frizzy hair," Tara said. The main ingredient in this balm is fermented PawPaw, the fruit of the plant Carica Papaya. It’s been found to have natural healing qualities and is believed to be the finest natural medicine yet discovered. It can even be used on sunburn and skin irritations, so it’s perfect for desert island beauty!


Lastly, I would bring Bourjois' Radiance Reveal concealer, €10.99. I have really dark circles and this covers a multitude." This budget-friendly product hides dark circles and imperfections whilst smoothing and hydrating the skin for up to 24 hours.


Total spend €73.43 - well within budget!

But, as we all know, beauty is about more than just skincare. So if Tara could bring just one additional luxury item, she says "I would have to bring a hairdryer. I am not sure if I would have somewhere to plug it in but we would figure something out. I have really frizzy hair – it's neither curly nor straight and I always blow dry it. I got a Dyson hairdryer a couple of years ago and it really is worth the money. It definitely gives you a smoother blow-dry!"

Tara Anderson is speaking at our . . .

The Young Businesswomen's Forum

Join us on Wednesday, May 9th at The Westbury Hotel for an evening of inspiration, insight, and motivation as we hear about the opportunities and obstacles crossed by three incredibly successful young Irish entrepreneurs.


IMAGE contributing editor, Melanie Morris will be in conversation with our panelists Tara Anderson, renowned make-up artist and beauty influencer, Anita Murray, the founder of Pink Beauty Group and Tara O'Connor, PR and Event Manager. Learn how each entrepreneur has successfully carved their way in their respective industries while discovering top tips from the industry's professionals. They will be taking a deep dive into the world of the beauty business while discussing what it's like to set-up a business and work for yourself.

There's plenty of opportunity to network with peers, and to be introduced to lots of like-minded women over champagne and canapés, with plenty of other treats, surprises and gifts along the way.


WHEN Wednesday, May 9th
Champagne and canapés from 6 pm

WHERE The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2


*Includes luxury seat gift and goodies from our proud sponsor's Benefit and Boots, along with a bonus complimentary class from Platinum Pilates.


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