Need to update your make-up bag but not quite sure where to start?
Fret not! Our fab Beauty Editor Ciara is here to help. VIP Tower’s expert on all things cosmetic is on hand to pick her favourite products of the week – and with prices ranging from €45 to just €11, there’s something for everyone. Win!
Maestro Fluid Sheer RRP €45.00
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheers for their ability to provide a radiant glow without that unnatural sparkly finish that some people seem to love. Not only do they look great swept across the cheeks, but the Fluid Sheer in No. 18 (one of the new additions in the Giorgio Armani Maestro Summer Collection 2015) looks great on the eyes for a bronzed, summery look.”
Colour Intensifying Balm in Exquisite Caramel, €11.49
“I do love to see a red lip when it’s applied properly and when the tone suits the complexion (Alexa Chung always gets it right), but when it comes to my face, I’m all about a nude lippie. Max Factor’s latest Colour Intensifying Balm in Exquisite Caramel leaves the slightest brownish nude tint to my lips, and I really love it for a fresh day look.”
L’Oréal Paris Superliner Smokissme in Brown, €11.99
“I flit between a smokey eye and an eyeliner flick quite regularly (I’m not a fan of the two combined), and right now I’m on my smokey eye buzz. The perfect smokey eye, in my opinion, doesn’t look to liquid or gel eyeliner to define, but instead has a softly kohled definition. That’s why L’Oréal Paris’ new pen has become a quick favourite of mine – talk about easy application! The spongey tip applies just the right amount of product, and allows for quick blending and buffing.”
Benefit’s Gimme Brow, €24
“It’s hard for me to get truly worked up about brow products, because most of the time, my brows are hidden behind my fringe. Every now and then, however, a product comes along like Benefit’s Gimme Brow, and it’s hard not to get excited. The brush-on fibre gel adheres to skin and hair to provide a deceptively fuller brow, without a harsh finish. Essence has a fantastic dupe out too, called Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel, €3.09.”