Karen Constantine on the five beauty products she can't live without

In the world of trusted beauty experts, Karen Constantine is one of the best.

The woman behind the highly successful beauty blog lovelygirlybits.com is a powerhouse. Hers are opinions we like to hear because she tries and tests out products for weeks before making a final, decisive opinion.

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She's relatable and fun, and she understands the power of a sense of humour and not taking yourself too seriously.

Karen has been nominated in the Best Beauty Influencer category in this year's IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019; and in preparation for the big night, we sat down to chat with Karen about the five beauty products she can't live without.



Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

€29.50 at Brown Thomas

"I can't function without mascara. Without it, I have beady villainous eyes and right now, my current favourite is the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara. It gives length, curl, separation, volume, it's just perfect and I can't be without it!"

NOTE Cosmetics BB Cream

€11.95 at Meagher's Pharmacy 


"Another must have is the Note Cosmetics BB Cream. They've recently brought out new lighter shades and shade 500 was made for me. It makes it look like I have gorgeous skin and gives a beautiful radiant finish, it stays put all day and it's affordable too."


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

€42 at Brown Thomas

"I don't know what I did before buying the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. I'm on my second one now and I love it so much that I have no desire to try any other finishing powders! It blurs out my skin, really does give a flawless finish and is the perfect topping to most of my foundations. To me, it's totally worth the price tag."


Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk

€39 at Brown Thomas 

"Another Charlotte Tilbury favourite is the Pillow Talk Blush... It's just perfection on my skin and has a mix of a highlight and blush in the compact so I can make it look different each time I use it and no other blush has gotten a look in. If you love afresh-faced flush of colour on the cheeks, you're going to love it.


Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne

€109 at Brown Thomas 

"And finally, I can never be without perfume. I've been known to carry five full-sized bottles in my bag, but since I discovered Jo Malone's Mimosa & Cardamon a couple of years ago, it's the only bottle I carry around with me non stop. It's the most beautiful scent and is one that I get asked about constantly when I'm wearing it. It's floral, powdery and I wear it all year round. Obsessed!"

Karen Constantine is nominated for Best Beauty Influencer in this year’s IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards. To vote for Karen (or any of our nominees), click the link below...



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