I believe in the magical power of great hair, black eyeliner and red lips — see my photo, above.
This is my go-to look, day or night — because life’s too short to save your prettiest looks for a night out! It’s time to have fun with beauty, and that starts with getting your base correct.
To celebrate the relaunch of Lancome’s bestselling Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation, right, €41, there are now a massive 40 shades available. I dare you not to find one that suits your skintone perfectly. In fact, you can log on to lancomeshadefinder.co.uk, if you don’t believe me.
At the relaunch, I learned how Lancome found inspiring women all over the world to represent each shade, and yaaay! there is an Irish girl in there, violinist Cathy O’Neill, who mesmerised us with her skill and her luminous skin!
When it comes to lipstick, I love a strong lip, but hate the highmaintenance aspect of it, so something like Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, €26.50, stays put and feels great. My latest discovery is Max Factor Colour Elixir Universal Lip Liner, right, €6.99, “a lip hack in a liner’’ as it’s called. It basically keeps all your lipstick intact, so there is no bleeding or feathering or smudging, and best of all, the invisible formula is enriched with lip conditioners and moisturisers, including jojoba oil and Vitamin E.