Tried and tested

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Beauty -

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.meagher­sphar­


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 (TheFra­


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.brown­

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