BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

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LUS­CIOUS FES­TIVE LIPS

The fes­tive sea­son de­mands a red lip like no other time of year. But fear not: if red is not your thing, go for a more wear­able sheer berry in­stead — or if you feel brave enough, try next sea­son’s must-have shade, orange. Red can over­power quite a lot of women and so they steer clear of all strong colours, but berry can be a clever shade to team with paler skin. Orange, on the other hand, is a fun shade; add a coral, peach or neon to the lips. And if you hap­pen to have a match­ing nail pol­ish, all the bet­ter!

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS

Left your gift buy­ing un­til the last minute... Here are some great present ideas that will save you more than a few euro at this ex­pen­sive time of year! Michael Kors’ new Glam Jas­mine Set, €76 (with a sav­ing of €36 from the RRP), in­cludes an eau de toi­lette spray and body cream. Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist set com­pris­ing scent and body lo­tion costs €68 (a sav­ing of €38). DKNY’s Be De­li­cious Hol­i­day Set, €60, con­tains the pop­u­lar fra­grance along with a free body lo­tion. And great­est value of them all — and a clas­sic we’ll all re­mem­ber — the Aramis Block­buster Set in­cludes an eau de toi­lette, af­ter­shave, shave balm, body wash, plus a soap on a rope. The set costs €102 — that saves you a whop­ping €72 this Christ­mas!

HEAVENLY HANDS

Aside from all the fes­tive treats we will eat over the next few days, most of us will try to take a few brisk walks to work off those calo­ries. If you are spend­ing time out­doors this Christ­mas, what­ever else you wear to stay warm, pop on some gloves to pro­tect your hands. No gloves? Then you must put on bar­rier hand cream to pro­tect them from chap­ping. More en­riched than reg­u­lar hand cream, which does mois­turise and pro­vide sup­ple­ness, bar­rier creams also pro­tect skin from the el­e­ments, cold air, wa­ter and ex­treme tem­per­a­tures. La Roche-Posay’s Ci­caplast Hands is a good op­tion; at only €7.50, it will pro­tect your hands all win­ter long.

The fu­ture is look­ing frizz-free with this unique hair styler. The Steampod works along­side two ker­atin prod­ucts to in­fuse hair with pro­tein-build­ing blocks to strengthen and smooth. With five heat set­tings for dif­fer­ent hair types, the Steampod dem­iner­alises the wa­ter be­fore steam­ing, too — great for stop­ping min­eral de­posits dis­colour­ing dyed hair.

Look­ing for a beauty gift for a make-up fa­natic? You could try this eye­lash curler from Shu Ue­mura. You may not be aware of the brand, but ev­ery beauty ad­dict knows the Shu eye­lash curler is the ul­ti­mate tool to own. Or get the curler as part of the award­win­ning set, €55, which also in­cludes the Cleansing Oil, BB Cream and UV Mousse Base. Se­ri­ously, if you’re out to im­press this Christ­mas, pick this up!

SHU UE­MURA EYE­LASH CURLER €22, Brown Thomas

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L’ORÉAL PRO­FES­SIONEL STEAMPOD €156.26 (re­duced from

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