BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

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MAGIC EYES

Some of us sim­ply won’t leave the house without pack­ing some pow­der; for oth­ers it’s a lip gloss, and more than a few of us carry around a minia­ture beauty bag to cover any and all make-up mishaps! But there are two must-haves you need to con­sider for the party sea­son ahead if you want su­per sparkling peepers. The fastest way to re­vive tired eyes is with an eye drop or two. For this, Op­trex Eyedew Daz­zling, €5.67, is per­fect. Then, to keep them look­ing bright and wide, run Smash­box’s Al­ways Sharp Wa­ter­proof Kohl Liner in Bare, €19, along the wa­ter­line of your lower lids. Try it — it works like magic!

HID­ING ROGUE GREYS

A dust­ing of dark eye shadow over a sprin­kling of grey hairs is an old trick that might save your blushes un­til you’ve dyed your hair — but it is of lit­tle use if it’s a rainy day and the colour runs! Well, now there’s a mod­ern take on this old trick — and the peo­ple be­hind it cre­ated the Frizz Ease range, so it works. Color Wow, €38.50, is a root cover-up that deals with greys, root re­growth, is wa­ter­proof and lasts from one sham­poo to the next. A brush-in pow­der, it comes in four shades (in­clud­ing blonde) and has 60 ap­pli­ca­tions. Avail­able at SpaceNK, Har­vey Ni­chols, Dun­drum, at present, it goes na­tion­wide in 2014. Bril­liant!

THE ‘NO TRY’ BLOW-DRY

It is guar­an­teed to hap­pen at least once this month — when you just run out of get­ting-ready time be­fore a big night out. So, here’s a stylish and speedy hair tip to get you through the mad­ness ahead. Af­ter you get out of the shower, twist small sec­tions of damp hair into minia­ture buns, se­cure them with hair clips and then get to work ap­ply­ing your make-up. If your hair dries in the mean­time, un­clip it and shake out the loose waves. If it’s not quite dry, blast it with a hair dryer and then un­clip the sec­tions. Smooth a lit­tle serum on any frizzy ends and spritz with a medium-strength spray for a nat­u­ral-look­ing hold! Easy.

To cel­e­brate 30 years as Ire­land’s lead­ing fash­ion de­signer — hav­ing dressed Mary Robin­son and Meryl Streep — Louise Kennedy is launch­ing a sig­na­ture fra­grance this Christ­mas. The mul­ti­award-win­ning de­signer’s per­fume is a lux­u­ri­ous flo­ral with rose de mai, mi­mosa and gera­nium that set­tles down to a berg­amot and lemon fin­ish. So­phis­ti­cated. The Christ­mas gift ideas at Jo Malone cover all bud­gets; prices range from €25-€690! This set has all the most pop­u­lar home scent­ing items: Lime, Basil & Man­darin Room Spray, a Black­berry & Bay can­dle, an English Pear & Freesia fab­ric sa­chet and a Pome­gran­ate Noir room diffuser. Divine.

This large three-wick can­dle from lux­ury brand NEOM is a heav­enly sea­sonal blend of man­darin, cin­na­mon and tonka bean and has a burn time of 50 hours. The scent is cosy and com­fort­ing, and also in­cluded in this limited-edi­tion range is a reed diffuser, which del­i­cately scents a room for up to eight months. Check the web­site for more beau­ti­ful gift ideas.

€180, Brown Thomas/Dublin Air­port

€52, Brown Thomas and

LOUISE KENNEDY EAU DE PAR­FUM €95/30ml, The Mar­vel Room, Brown

Thomas and 56 Mer­rion Square, Dublin

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