Tried and tested
Can a lip plumper and liner combined create the pillowy lips you’ve always wanted? Katie
Wright puts Code’s duo to the test. “When it comes to lip plumpers, I’ve been stung in the past — quite literally — by innocent-looking liquids that within seconds cause a fiery burning sensation that lasts for what feels like hours. There’s no such agony with Code’s pink gloss, just a minty tingle, and thankfully, it’s not as neon pink as it looks in the tube. The intense shine makes my lips appear fuller straight away, but the real revelation for me is the lip liner. A lovely neutral brownish-pink, it glides on like a dream and is the perfect base for my favourite matte liquid lipstick, meaning no feathering at the edges and plumper-looking lips. Plus, it never goes blunt (just twist the lid tight to sharpen) and it really stays put. This wonderliner is going straight in my make-up bag and staying there.”
Code Lip Intense Plumper, €24.65; SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner, €22.10 (www.meagherspharmacy.ie)
STEAL OF THE WEEK
Missguided’s new fragrance, Babe Power, has become the fastest seller ever at The Fragrance Shop, beating luxury brands like Paco Rabanne and Dior. The unashamedly gourmand juice has proved a massive hit with beauty bloggers and consumers alike, and at only €31 for 80ml, it’s a seriously good value too.
Missguided Babe Power, €31 for 80ml (TheFragranceShop.com)
BUY IT NOW
Nars Orgasm Blush is the stuff of beauty legend, the kind of product that would cause massive hysteria among make-up obsessives should it be discontinued. There’s no chance of that, however. In fact, Nars have just unveiled a liquid version of the Holy Grail shade, offering the same peachy punch but now with added dewiness. It’s a liquid dream come true.
Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush, €31, Brown Thomas (www.brownthomas.com)