Calling all beauty obsessives! The Summer is bursting with beauty newness to dive into, so if you’re looking to update your skincare shelf or want to add some pzazz to your makeup collection, here are the latest products you need to know about.
Clarins Bronzing Compact
The Clarins summer Bronzing Compacts are a favorite of mine every year and this summer’s limited-edition releases are no exception. The summer collection has two shades, Sunset Glow and Sunrise Glow so you can choose to add a bronzed glow to your look with either warm or cool undertones. Perfect for travel with their sizeable mirrors and beautifully versatile, blend together with a large fluffy face brush for an all-over sun-kissed look or use individually. You always get a gorgeous natural-looking finish with these and the formula blends really easily. Available from clarins.ie, €47
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
Not so much beauty newness but beauty news as finally, IT Cosmetics has arrived in Cork. I’m a huge fan of this brand and if you haven’t tried their infamous “Your Skin but Better” CC+ Cream with SPF50, then now’s the time. Developed with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, this color-correcting full coverage cream and anti-aging hydrating serum deliver full, flawless, perfect coverage. It’s also infused with collagen, peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants that work to diffuse the look of wrinkles and minimize pores giving you a more radiant, supple, and flawless-looking complexion. With three formulas to choose from, original, matte, and illumination, form an orderly queue, you will love! Available from Brown Thomas, Arnott’s, and Boots, €39
For those trying to make their skincare regime greener, Garnier’s new organic range has been created with sustainable ingredients in mind and is packaged in recyclable and recycled packaging. The product line is based around six organically sourced ingredients: lavandin, cornflower, and thyme from France, argan from a women’s cooperative in Morocco, lemongrass from Sri Lanka, and konjac root from the Asian highlands. There are some lovely products in the range including the Konjac Botanical Cleansing Sponge which deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin, the Argan Hydrating Mist, a lightweight mist that wraps skin in a refreshing, hydrating veil, leaving it feeling awake and energized, and the Lavandin Glow Oil, a smooth and glow facial oil formulated to instantly nourish and soften the feel of skin. Available from selected pharmacies nationwide, from €7.45
Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Beauty Base
Your three-in-one answer to prep, protect and perfect the skin, Aimee Connolly created Beauty Base for busy makeup lovers on the go. A bestseller since it launched, the innovative primer has a unique mix of SPF30 for UVA and UVB protection, hyaluronic acid for hydration, and light-reflecting pearlized pigments that will leave you with a gorgeous luminous glow. Add in peptides for skin plumping and conditioning and cica which improves the synthesis of collagen and skin tissue, you can understand why this has been such an instant hit. For a fresh-faced look wear it on bare skin to protect and give the skin a healthy glow or wear it as a primer underneath your makeup. You can also mix it into your foundation for a quicker application. Available from sculptedbyaimee.com, Cloud 10 Beauty, and selected pharmacies nationwide, €24.99
Dr. Hauschka Eye Make-Up Remover
The latest offering from Dr. Hauschka is an eye makeup remover designed to gently cleanse the sensitive skin around the eye area – removing even waterproof eye makeup. Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, this is formulated with light, fast-absorbing oils, namely sunflower and sesame and precious rose water and plant extracts leaving the skin around your eyes feeling pleasantly cleansed and silky smooth while also nourishing brows and eyelashes. Available from drh.ie and selected stores nationwide, €25.95
Terrie McEvoy X Inglot “Beautiful Adventure” Eyeshadow Palette
Irish lifestyle and fashion blogger, Terrie McEvoy, has partnered up with Inglot cosmetics to create a brand-new three-piece collection (a 5-piece eyeshadow palette and two gorgeous shades of soft nude lip satin lipsticks) that can be worn for any occasion – everything from wedding day glam to a girls’ night out. Suitable for all skin tones, she has handpicked this stunning combination of warm summer-ready tones, think dusty rose shades, and just a sprinkle of sparkle. With Inglot’s exceptional quality and luxurious formulas, there’s no smudging or fallout. Available from inglot.ie and Cloud 10 beauty, the palette is €35, and the Inglot X Terrie McEvoy satin lipsticks are €15.
Lixir Good Skin Day Shaker
Lixir’s brand-new Good Skin Day Shaker is a little bit of everything and is for everyone whose complexion is showing signs of dullness or tiredness, and for older skins that need everyday pick-me-up and de-wrinkling help with regular use. The two-phase formula (which is why it must be shaken before use) delivers a radiant glow to your skin and acts to de-puff, hydrate, and plump, as well as help to fade fine lines and wrinkles. You apply it after moisturizing in the morning. Shake well to mix the formula, apply two drops then proceed to your SPF/makeup. Wave bye-bye to signs of fatigue, dark circles, and puffiness and say hello to tighter, smoother, lifted glowy skin. Available from fetchbeauty.com, €43
If you’re tempted to try any of these, make sure to let me know how you got on x