Contouring is the buzz word in the beauty scene at the moment, due to the queen of highlighting herself, Kim Kardashian. If you want to sculpt your face subtly, then consider these beauty buys. 

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour, Brown Thomas,...

The beauty benefits of cucumbers goes beyond just two slices on tired eyes. Its juice can revitalise the skin while its naturally occurring ascorbic acid soothes skin irritations. 

Fancy a matte look but without the flatness, then NYX may have the solution. Their new oil–free and water–based Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a mineral enriched matte finish. It's €9.49 and available in pharmacies nationwide.

Oh là là, long-awaited leading French dermocosmetic brand Bioderma is now available in pharmacies in Cork. That means cult beauty buy Sensibio H2O (rrp €11.50) — the miracle makeup remover — is here along with other ranges from the brand such as Atoderm for very dry to atopic sensitive skin, Sebium for oily blemished skin,...

 Brow maintenance is an integral part of the modern woman’s daily cosmetic routine and it just got a whole lot easier!

MeMeMe Cosmetics Arch Angel is a hero product to ward off bad brow days and seamlessly transforms unruly brows into heavenly arches. It's €10.50 and available in pharmacies nationwide.

Once again MAC fails to shy away from colour, and its latest collection is all about indulgence in a world of pure, delicious vanity. We're especially loving the 12 new limited edition lipsticks from MAC is Beauty (Brown Thomas, €19.50), from the bright white-pink of "Silly" to the dramatic coral pink of "Reel Sexy". We're officially in love. 

Off on your holliers? Then you want minimal effort when it comes to your beauty regime. Here are our top holiday essentials to pack in your suitcase.

Benefit Sun Beam, Boots, €27.50


The summer holidays are almost upon us, time to pack up and jet off for two glorious weeks in the sun. If you're taking a break from the Irish weather, also try taking a break from your old, bristleless toothbrush and try the ultra-sleek and portable VioLife SLIM Sonic. It's normally priced €19.95, but is currently available for the special summer price of €12.95 from...

Chillies are hot! Not only do they boost your metabolism, they are also rich in vitamins A, C and E.

Are you guilty of over colouring and over styling your hair? Then try Kérastase Résistance Thérapiste – infused with the power of the resurrection plant, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia. Included in the collection is Kérastase Masque Thérapiste (€36), a fibre quality renewal masque perfect for thicker hair types. It'll...

Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist is an all–in–one eye make–up solution — eye shadow + pencil + eyeliner. The skincare formula is also enriched with plant-based active ingredients — green tea, white lily and camellia — and protects the delicate skin of the eyelids. Fun and practical, it's a must–have for the beauty bag, and priced €34 from Brown Thomas...

The new Miu Miu fragrance will be in stores in September, with French-English actor Stacy Martin the face behind the fashion house's first fragrance for women. Speaking of the inaugural photo session, Martin remarked: “The shoot was like no other thanks to Steven Meisel’s incredible sensitivity and talent. I’m so honoured to be the face of the first Miu Miu fragrance....

Most of us are now yearning to be lounging on a deck chair in some foreign land, looking immaculate with flawless skin, a gorgeous pout and perhaps winged black eyeliner. However, with make-up's dreaded foe, H2O is this possible? It is if you choose waterproof products, which will keep smudges and smears at bay. 


To keep your skin looking smooth and young, a good exfoliator can be your secret weapon. It sheds dry, dulling surface flakes and helps skin absorb moisture. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Line Smoothing Exfoliator is a weekly treatment that can keep skin glowing. Brown Thomas, €34

Raid your kitchen cupboard for gorgeous hair. Simply massage in olive oil, with its anti–inflammatory and vitamin E benefits, and let sit before rinsing and shampooing as usual.

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