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Self-build Ireland: ‘It’s a bit like eating a whale… one bite at a time’

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This surprising newbuild family home in Tipperary is on the market for €299,500
This surprising newbuild family home in Tipperary is on the market for €299,500

Lauren Heskin

Summer shopping: 30 things in Team IMAGE’s basket this week
Summer shopping: 30 things in Team IMAGE’s basket this week

Sarah Finnan

Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, on her throw-on summer staples
Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, on her throw-on summer staples

Marianne Smyth

Joe Alwyn’s voice in ‘Conversations with Friends’ is the new Connell’s chain
Joe Alwyn’s voice in ‘Conversations with Friends’ is the new Connell’s chain

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Stretch the legs: 10 scenic walks to enjoy around Ireland
Stretch the legs: 10 scenic walks to enjoy around Ireland

Grace McGettigan

This Edwardian Donnybrook home is on the market for €1.895 million
This Edwardian Donnybrook home is on the market for €1.895 million

Megan Burns

The psychology of the fast-fashion high
The psychology of the fast-fashion high

Sarah Finnan

This Irish business is raffling off designer handbags worth €5,000 for charity
This Irish business is raffling off designer handbags worth €5,000 for charity

Sarah Finnan

Easy breakfast: Holly White’s grain-free blueberry and quinoa granola
Easy breakfast: Holly White’s grain-free blueberry and quinoa granola

Meg Walker

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BEAUTY VIDEO: The New Skin


By Ellie Balfe
13th Jul 2016
BEAUTY VIDEO: The New Skin

This season’s beauty looks are some of the freshest we’ve seen in a while. A delightful juxtaposition of propositions; graphic lines merge with subtle stains, dark toned lips mix with ethereal glitters, eyeliner gets a real girl re-work, and skin is fresh and sublime.

At the shows, make-up artists more than answered the call to create – their skill showcased via the interplay between precise technique and undone individuality. Which will you choose? Whichever you like – just harness your creativity and experiment – You’re in control, and it’s time to play!

THE NEW SKIN

This season brings the skin we’ve been craving. Make-up artists pushed back against the contour brigade and applied diaphanous layers of light foundations, creating buffed, blurred bases with glowing, rosy cheeks more reminiscent of Botticelli’s blushing angels than the sculpted beauty of previous seasons. Skin tones are natural, skin texture can be seen; no blanked-out canvases here, just perfectly primed, pretty skin.

?We don’t want to see that trickery of highlights and contours now; it just smacks of social media make-up.?

Below, watch makeup artist Ailbhe Lynch create a luminous four-step glowing skin look in the sixth and final of our AW16 trend videos and pick up the August issue of IMAGE to see the full season trends.