The foolproof under €30 make-up staples you need in your beauty comeback kit
After a year of talking about at-home face masks and at-home bath essentials and at-home, at-home, at-home, things are finally changing. We've got places to go and people to see. With a renewed sense of what we want from our beauty routines after a year off, here's a list of quick fix hard-workers that will make your re-entry into the world of make-up a doddle.
14th May 2021
A combination of summer and time off from foundation might have you looking for a lightweight, comfortable base, and if so, you won’t find better than the new Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Tint & Glow, €25. It has a glowyness to it that’s not glittery or shiny, just gleaming, hydrated skin, with redness and texture lightly veiled – all the makings of a perfect summer foundation.
For those in search of slightly more coverage on dark circles and under-eye bags, Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener, €24, in 16 shades, covers and brightens. It’s sweat and humidity proof so it won’t come away in summer’s heat, and can be built up for a heavier coverage.
Your mouth is about to become visible to other humans again, so dress her up in MAC Love Me Liquid Lip Colour, €22, coming in June. It’s rich and creamy, hydrates the lips with argan oil and shea butter and comes in a wardrobe of 20 shades. With a precise doe-foot applicator, lining the lips is a doddle.
Forgotten how to do your brows? Not to worry, Charlotte Tilbury has sorted your problems with Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows, €25. It has a micro-precise brush that coats every hair, even the tiny ones at the front and end of your brow, and it adds texture and fullness if your brows are sparse.
Feeling grey faced after a year of swapping from computer screen to phone screen to TV screen? Cheat your way to an easy glow with cult-hero Bobbi Brown Mini Highlighting Powder-Pink Glow, €22.50. It fits in your tiniest handbag and leaves a natural shimmer to the skin thanks to micro-fine pearl pigments.
Friendly reminder – the mascara you last used a year ago is ready for the bin. Replace it with Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, €11.50, the mascara that led to many a viral TikTok for it’s powers in giving volumizing length.
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