BEAUTY AWARDS 2017 – MAKEUP
Sarah Keary is one of Ireland’s most established make-up artists with a background in fashion, television and bridal. Her celebrity clients include Pippa O’Connor Ormond, Kathryn Thomas and Sharon Corr.
Elizabeth Arden, Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer, €33
This silky lightweight number instantly preps and primes skin to create an immaculate canvas.
BEST INEXPENSIVE PRIMER
Rimmel Fix and Protect Pro Primer, €9.50
We love this: your foundation glides on more smoothly, evenly and wears longer. Try wearing it alone for an all-day fresh and even complexion.
BEST LOOSE POWDER
La Mer, The Powder, €90
Almost invisible on the skin, this powder sets foundation for a longer-lasting flawless finish.
BEST BB CREAM
Flormar, BB Cream, €9.95
This 5-in-1 beauty balm cream offers advantages of foundation, functional skincare and sun protection. Winner!
BEST INEXPENSIVE MASCARA
LIDL, Cien Volume Mascara, €2.49
Bargain alert! No flaking. No smudging. Just fabulous va-va-voom lashes.
BEST FALSE LASHES
NYX, Wicked Lashes, €8
These are exactly what you need when it comes to achieving long, faux, full lashes.
BEST EYESHADOW PALETTE
Urban Decay, Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette, €47
They have done it again! It’s got a host of hot nude hues for a natural day look and delicious dark matte shades to pull off a sultry smoky eye.
BEST INEXPENSIVE PALETTE
Flawless, Natural Basics Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette, €19.95
This palette boasts ten beautiful eyeshadows and four fabulous highlighters, and blends perfectly. The ideal palette for a natural day to night look.
BEST BROW FILL PRODUCT
Benefit, Ka Brow, €26
A cream to gel formula with a built-in brush that glides on smoothly to easily shape, fill and define brows.
Cailyn, iCone Gel Eyeliner, €21
These richly pigmented eye pencils are made for precise eye application without having to pull or tug the eyelid. Available in five rich, bold colours.
BEST GEL EYELINER
INGLOT, AMC eyeliner gel in no77, €15
An RSVP favourite: this gel eyeliner is the most waterproof / smudgeproof liner! You need this beauty in your bag of tricks!
BEST LIQUID LINER
Note, Precision Eyeliner, €9.95
It so simple to use as it glides on the eye effortlessly.
BEST CREAM BLUSH
Rosie for Autograph Cream Blush, €19
A cream to powder formula that is super pigmented and glides in a jiffy! We heart the shade English Rose Flush.
BEST LIP LINER
Sleek MakeUp Eau La La Liner, €6.49
This perfect lip liner ensures perfect lip contours and endless hours of lipstick.
Fuschia Make Up, Liquid Lips, €17.95
These weightless liquid lipstick coats your pout with creamy, irresistible colour that mattifies on application for a full coverage, long-lasting finish.
BEST LIP GLOSS
Tom Ford, Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Naked, €43
This slick gloss is longlasting and has a beautiful nude super glossy finish.
SOSU by Suzanne Jackson, Highlighter Kit, €29.95
Shine bright like a diamond with these fabulous baked highlighting powders.
BEST CONTOUR PALETTE
Smashbox Cosmetics, Step-By-Step Contour Kit, €44
Cheat genetics by using this facelift in a compact! This three-in-one kit adds dimensions to the face with shades to contour, bronze and highlight.
BEST MAKEUP BRUSHES
Blank Canvas, Dimension Series, My Face and Eye Brush Set, €89.99
The holy grail of brush sets, it contains every brush required to create the perfect palette. An ideal investment for beauty buffs and we covet their new storage spiral stand!
BEST EYE BRUSH SET
Nima Brush, The Build It Up Eye Set, €65
A beautifully curated kit containing every brush needed to create the perfectly blended, structured and contoured eye.
INGLOT, Freedom System, €6 per eyeshadow
This mix and match system allows you to build up your shadows. The shadows come in a vast array of shades and styles ranging from matte to sparkle. They glide on like a dream for the prettiest of peepers!
Giorgio Armani, Powder Fabric Foundation, €45
A new luscious liquid foundation that teams full coverage with a matte, lightweight second skin finish. Ideal for your evening visage.
BEST POWDER BLUSH
Charlotte Tilbury, Cheek to Chic, Love is the Drug Swish & Pop Blush, €39
Our ’17 blush crush! This shade is the perfect colour and texture for most Irish skintones. It gives a delicate shade of pink while illuminating with a peony glow.
M2 Beauté, The 3 Looks Back Nano Mascara, €34
With three different mascara wands to create your own lash look, we covet this! Glam slam!
M·A·C, Liptensity, €22
A brill new lippy that delivers fully saturated colour with a satin finish in one stroke.
BEST FACE CONCEALER
MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick, €21
A chubby twist-up concealer pencil that hides dark circles and blemishes thanks to its precise rounded tip. Ideal for on-the-go touch-ups.