Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - BEAUTY -

‘You ei­ther get bit­ter or you get bet­ter. It’s that sim­ple.

You ei­ther take what has been dealt to you and al­low it to make you a bet­ter per­son, or you al­low it to tear you down.

The choice does not be­long to fate, it be­longs to you.’

I of­ten think of this Josh Shipp quote these days. It’s been six years since my younger sis­ter Tri­cia passed away at the age of 30, fol­low­ing a four-year bat­tle with breast can­cer. It doesn’t get eas­ier, but I’ve got more used to it, I sup­pose.

Any­hoo, Oc­to­ber is Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, and be­ing aware of breast can­cer and sup­port­ing the worth­while char­i­ties is vi­tal.

Jo Malone Lon­don is do­nat­ing a huge €25 to The Can­cer Re­search Trust from ev­ery Ir­ish sale of Red Roses Cologne, be­low left, €109.

If you’ve never tried a primer be­fore, maybe give Smash­box’s Photo Fin­ish Primer Wa­ter a go, as ev­ery €4 of the €25 price tag is do­nated. It hy­drates and preps skin for make-up ap­pli­ca­tion, as well as mak­ing the make-up stick to your face! Your foun­da­tion will stay put all day.

Fi­nally, Bobbi Brown’s lim­ited-edi­tion Art Stick Duo €44, above, both of which dou­ble as li­pliner and lip­stick, are per­fect for pink-lov­ing ladies like my­self!

There’s Elec­tric Pink, above left, a bright shade of fuch­sia, which I’m also wear­ing in my photo, above; and a soft neu­tral shade, Dusky Pink, above right. Ten euro of the pur­chase price goes to the Breast Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion.

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