Beauty

The new limited edition Chanel Coco Mademoiselle collection includes a new purse spray with three refills and the iconic Eau de Parfum bottle. The vibrant, sparkling freshness of orange immediately awakens the senses, before giving way to a clear and transparent heart with an unexpectedly delicate floral bouquet of rose and jasmine. It's out next Friday, March 6th and priced €130.

Exfoliating is a much neglected, but much needed, skin care step. Reveal smoother, brighter skin by making your own DIY scrub, mixing fine granules of sugar with lemon juice and honey.

Fancy a tanned body all year round? It's now possible with Clarins new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body. The self tanner is designed to add a tanning benefit to any moisturising or firming body care, by simply mixing four to six drops of it with a small amount of your regular Clarins body care. It's available from the end of March, priced €36rrp.

We're loving the humble blueberry and all its superfood goodness at the moment. Packed with antioxidants, it protects against premature ageing, which is well, just super!

An 18–day beauty bonanza has now kicked off at Brown Thomas, running until Sunday, March 15th. The Extraordinary Beauty Event will see an array of visiting make-up artists from leading beauty brands on hand to make customers look and feel magnificent. Tom Ford will host Spring colour full makeovers, mini eye-make overs and fragrance consultation throughout the beauty event, while Cesar...

This hero product is designed to reduce blow-drying time, by up to a half! The Oil Wonders Flash Blow Dry Oil from Matrix also enhances softness and shine, and leaves hair feeling supple. It's available in salons, priced €16.30.

For many, sparkle and glitter adorned eyes bring back memories of disastrous beauty adventures from the teen years. However, with the tend now back — seen on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week — here's how to create it in a whimsically, not gaudy, way. 

Glitter Bug

 

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It's that time of the year again when Hollwood's leading ladies and men hit the red carpet for the Oscars. Channel your inner starlet with these beauty finds…

Hollywood glamour

1 The new Satinique Shine Spray gives hair a glossy finish in an instant, amway.ie, €18.55

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Dr Hauschka Birch Arnica Body Oil is all about reviving the body and awakening the mind, as nourishing plant extracts join jojoba oil to maintain moisture balance for soft, supple skin. It's €18.45 from Here's Health on St Patrick’s Street and at Douglas Court Shopping Centre.

Cheaper than a pair of Louboutins, the three limited edition miniature nail colours inspired by Christian Louboutin's Python Vulcano collection are €80 at Brown Thomas. The spring 2015 collection includes Salonu (white cement), True Blue (periwinkle blue) and Hot Chick (vivid yellow).

It’s time to step out of your cosmetic comfort zone and master the black eyeliner look! NYX recommends starting the application of any liner from the middle of your eye. Begin drawing short strokes along your lash line instead of creating one long black line. This will enable you more control during the application process. One of the brand's eyeliner, suitably called The Curve, is...

Beauty

 

Bond girl in Casino Royale, Eva Green is the new international spokesperson for L’Oréal...

In town today, Friday and looking for an affordable and fun Valentine's Day present? Then pop into Lush on Oliver Plunkett Street, and pick up this Toucan Love gift (€14.50), which includes Prince Charming shower gel and a new Shades of Earl Grey massage bar, both designed to be shared and enjoyed together. It's one for the love birds!

 

beautyBond girl in Casino Royale, Eva Green is the new international spokesperson for L’Oréal Professionnel. "As an actress, hair is so important," she says. "You need a very good relationship with your hairdresser and together we create the...

Set the scene for a scarlet seduction with the new smoking hot collection of Red, Red, Red from MAC. Eye shadows flit the gamut from soft pink to fiery red, while lipsticks run rampant up the scale from yellow-tinged tomato to soft orange and unabashed raspberry. Casual colour brings complementary warmth to lips and cheeks in hues from coral to soft rose, while nail lacquer completes the look...

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