21st Mar 2019
The last week in beauty desk drops brought some strange new launches, Crayola eyeshadow palettes and skincare heroes.
The gel-based formula makes for a hydrating scrub if your lips are sore from being chapped, with a natural based wax scrub so your lips aren’t irritated after exfoliation. The bristle brush is soft too, for thorough removal of dead skin and flakiness for a smooth lip tone that will massively improve the staying power of your lipstick. Follow up with the new Lipstick Queen Lip Restore Balm, €19, with soothing peppermint oil.
Fourteen joyful shades of summery neons, burnishing golds and shimmering brights to put a spring in your step. The ultimate holiday eyeshadow palette and of course, the pigment in any Anastasia Beverly Hills product needs no introduction, but this will not budge.
For the sensitive, dry and redness-prone, look to Votary’s Super Seed range. In the cleansing oil, a blend of 22 ingredients nourish and hydrate the skin and loosen away all make-up, leaving the skin feeling soothed.
Hyaluronic acid, glycerin and calcium-rich water from the Réotier Spring in Provence revitalize the skin and leaves your face looking plumped and dewy. Apply it overnight for the best benefits, but it’s equally lovely when used in a thick layer on the face for ten minutes before make-up application.
This boosts the cell turnover of your skin, helps with uneven texture and makes the skin bright and dewy thanks to rosy pigments and a cocktail of hydration ingredients like squalane, anti-ageing iris root and aloe leaf juice.
Redken Dry Shampoo Paste, €25, available at Redken salons nationwide
Part texturising styling paste and part dry shampoo, with Redken’s Dry Shampoo Paste, oil is absorbed with added volume and style extension, leaving a natural texture that can be reworked over and over.
Remember last year when we were all obsessed with using kaolin clay face masks to draw impurities from our skin? Nivea is using that same theory with their new clay shower gels, using natural kaolin clay that leaves the skin soft. The calming lavender scented one is my favourite to wash the day off with.
Essie’s new spring shades are gorgeous, metallic and pearly, but for the not so brave hearted, there’s also a perfect shade of peachy nude. Complete coverage in one stroke, and even I, someone who once painted their nails and managed to get polish right down to their knuckles, found it foolproof.
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