BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

Out of all of the spring make-up launches, the most talked about trend has been the new long­wear eye-shadow pen­cils. Clin­ique’s Chubby Sticks For Eyes ar­rived in Fe­bru­ary fol­lowed by the fan­tas­tic metallics of the Katie Holmes/Bobbi Brown col­lab­o­ra­tion in March. Now an­other funky col­lec­tion has ar­rived at larger Rim­mel counters, at a much more pocket-friendly price point. Scan­dal’Eyes Eye Shadow Sticks come in five shades — a mix of bright colours, metallics and black. All are long­wear, sim­ple to use and richly pig­mented for solid colour. Best of all, they cost just €5.95! The range will be at all counters in Septem­ber. For­get flat sum­mer hair: vol­ume and root lift can be yours even if you have the finest of tresses. Sure, mousse and vol­ume pow­ders give in­stant lift but they stiffen and ‘set’ the roots. The so­lu­tion could be at the wash­ing stage. Two new ranges, from Shu Ue­mura and John Frieda, are both ad­dress­ing this fine hair is­sue. Shu’s re­for­mu­lated Muroto Vol­ume sham­poo/con­di­tioner/masque trio (€30-€50) con­tains crys­tal min­er­als that in­fuse strength into weak hair — and it’s sil­i­cone-free so less chance of hair fall­ing flat. Frieda’s new Lux­u­ri­ous Vol­ume col­lec­tion has a star in the mak­ing, the Blow-Out Spray (€7.03). Spray onto roots be­fore dry­ing, then tiny poly­mers mesh to­gether when heat is ap­plied, mak­ing each strand stand apart and hair look fuller. In­dus­try sources have hinted that beauty me­gabrands Dior, Estée Lauder and L’Oréal are all in­ter­ested in sign­ing up Sky­fall chanteuse Adele. Look­ing at her per­sonal makeup favourites, Adele has of­ten opted for Ar­mani on the red car­pet, us­ing Mae­stro Fu­sion Foun­da­tion in #3 or #4 along with Lip Liner #12 and Lip Mae­stro lip­stick in #500. Lancôme’s Hyp­nôse mas­cara is an­other favourite — and as both brands are in L’Oréal’s sta­ble, will she go with the French cos­metic gi­ant? Only time will tell...

Soleil de la Mer is the new sun­care col­lec­tion that loyal users of Crème have been wait­ing for. In­fused with the same Mir­a­cle Broth — an al­gae and marine pep­tide blend that re­pairs skin and pre­vents mois­ture loss — the range com­prises an SPF 30 lo­tion for the body, this facial one and a grad­ual tan for both. All three are light­weight, non-greasy and ab­sorb quickly with no residue.

Sun pro­tec­tion for the hair is equally im­por­tant — too much UV dam­age causes break­age, colour fade and dull hair. L’Oréal’s su­pe­rior UV pro­tec­tion, Mex­o­ryl, found through­out their sun­care, has now been adapted for hair — which is great news. This spray is light and non-oily, gives the ul­ti­mate pro­tec­tion, de­tan­gles and leaves the hair with a nat­u­ral shine. Use daily in sunny weather.

The EU rec­om­mends that sun­screen should have a 3:1 ra­tio for UVB:UVA pro­tec­tion. In lower SPFs (UVB pro­tec­tion) that means the UVA pro­tec­tion is not so strong. With LRP’s Anthelios the ra­tio is 3:2, giv­ing bet­ter UV pro­tec­tion against those age­ing rays. This SPF 50 oil is sub­lime and it’s great for sun-in­tol­er­ant skin too.

CRÈME DE LA MER THE REPAR­A­TIVE FACE SUN LO­TION €100, Brown Thomas/Harvey Nichols

L’ORÉAL PRO­FES­SIONAL SÉRIE EX­PERT PRO­TEC­TION SPRAY €16.80, salons

LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS XL IN­VIS­I­BLE OIL SPF 50+ na­tion­wide

€22, from pharmacies

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