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


Bobbi Brown has only just un­veiled a Christ­mas gift col­lec­tion that will eclipse many other brands, so beau­ti­ful are the pal­ettes and sets. And, as if that wasn’t enough, this month the Old Hol­ly­wood Col­lec­tion, fronted by Katie Holmes, lands in stores. From my sneak peek, the prod­ucts are time­less — a nine-pan eye pal­ette (€67.50) con­tains great clas­sic shades, and el­e­ments of these are repli­cated in the four new nail pol­ishes (€14 each). The star of the col­lec­tion will be the Old Hol­ly­wood lip colour (€29), a shade of dar­ing red wor­thy of a lead­ing lady! These gems are all limited edi­tion, so snap them up be­fore they’re gone.


Com­mon sense would seem to sug­gest that dry skin def­i­nitely needs a creamy foun­da­tion, while oilier skin ben­e­fits from a make-up that con­tains more oil-ab­sorb­ing pow­ders... yes? Well, that’s not nec­es­sar­ily so. While it’s true that com­bi­na­tion/oily skin is per­fectly suited to a foun­da­tion pow­der com­pact, Chanel has now de­signed one for dry skin. The Vi­ta­lu­mière Com­pact Douceur, €52, of­fers light to medium cov­er­age with a nat­u­ral­look­ing fin­ish. It also con­tains an SPF10 and peach-oil ex­tract to hy­drate the skin while you wear it. You can buy a re­fill for €39.50 when­ever you need to top up. For women with drier skin who like the

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