In­ject some sun­shine into your make-up bag with our pick of the buzzi­est new-sea­son treats

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - BEAUTY BUZZ - Bella Blis­sett

From rhubarb-and-cus­tard pink and yel­low at Rok­sanda to bub­blegum fuch­sia and green at Marc Cain, the S/S 18 cat­walks were awash with con­fi­dent candy shades. These prom­ise to add the same flair to your make-up kit. Laura Mercier Velour Ex­treme Matte Lip­stick in Fab (top left) and On Point (top right; €24.75 each, take no pris­on­ers. For cheery colours in a more for­giv­ing sheer tex­ture, there’s Bobbi Brown Ex­tra Lip Tint in Bare Melon (above left) and Bare Pop­si­cle (above right, €32.50 each, brown­ And I chal­lenge any­one not to feel perkier when swip­ing on­i­ble Jelly Shot Lip Quencher in Ex Re­venge (be­low, €9,, which has 24-carat gold flecks and a flower inside the bul­let. Writ­ing all those Christ­mas thank-you let­ters can be a fra­grant breeze thanks to Flo­ral Street’s scented notelets in Won­der­land Peony or Ylang Ylang Espresso. €13.50 for five, flo­ral­ We are but a week into Jan­uary and, as ex­pected, it is cold, dark and fairly dis­heart­en­ing to think of the long stretch ahead un­til spring. So to­day, I set my­self one task: ev­ery­thing on this page must be a rea­son to be cheer­ful… Give skin some vava voom with Dior’s new Cap­ture Youth serums. De­scribed as ‘age-de­lay­ing’ rather than the more neg­a­tive anti-age­ing, the for­mula doesn’t merely counter his­toric skin dam­age but ac­tively at­tempts to an­tic­i­pate it. Se­lect from the glow-get­ting, plump­ing, mat­ti­fy­ing, sculpt­ing and red­ness-re­duc­ing boost­ers (€85,, from 17 Jan­uary). They say pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure – and I say bet­ter skin for longer is worth shout­ing about.

Be­cause I’ve al­ways rather missed the straw­berry flavours of my child­hood tooth­paste, Le­bon’s pineap­ple, rooi­bos and mint Trop­i­cal Crush and liquorice Une Piscine à An­tibes ver­sions seem play­ful and fab­u­lous for some­thing so bog-stan­dard as brush­ing one’s teeth. €20 each, lebo­nan­dle­


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