TOM FORD FRAGRANCE
Hang on to your hats, there’s fresh fragrance news from the Tom Ford camp. Launching mid-July are two further extensions to the gorgeous Neroli Portofino range – Mandarino Di Amalfi and Costa Azzurra, both priced €178. Available here from Brown Thomas Dublin and Cork, the Tom Ford Private Blend scents have been a massive success.
As unisex fragrances, everyone can indulge their favourite notes regardless of the gender stereotyping that dictates only men’s scents can contain leather, or female fragrances only can use rose. As for these new scents, think of the Amalfi coast and the Mediterranean and get set to be transported to Italy in a heartbeat. With Mandarino, expect a tonic-like effect of mint, thyme and wild flowers. With Costa Azzurra, it’s salty beaches, dry herbs and evergreen trees mingling with Macchia oaks, juniper pines and herbs. Delicious.
The Naked palettes from Urban Decay are best-sellers. The shadow collections are wearable shades matched to different cool or warm skin tones, and now we have the same for cheeks. The Naked Flushed compacts contain three full-sizes of blusher, bronzer and highlighter, in three different colour ways to match with pale, medium and dark skin tones. Clever thinking Urban Decay. Available from Debenhams, €29.
BLITZ THOSE ZITS...
Great to see a new Irish beauty brand enter the market, more so because it promises relief for many spot sufferers. Dream Dots are easy to use and effective patches to help clear spots overnight. Applied to cleansed skin, a Dream Dot works over eight hours while you sleep to reduce and clear any break-out. The patch turns white while it’s working and you simply remove it in the morning. A box of 24 costs €10. You’ll find them in your local pharmacy. Learn more at www. dreamdotsforspots.com. Oily skin? Don’t despair. To properly address excess sebum and its complications – regular breakouts, shine and blackheads – you need a thorough routine. The Expert Pureté regime from Payot is comprehensive and includes cleansers and treatment creams. This blackhead treatment with glycolic acid will unclog and tighten pores. 50+ and fabulous? Then you are probably aware of Clarins great range for mature women. As well as a great eye concentrate, neck cream and night cream, Clarins are launching this new day cream with harungana. The plant extract has regenerating properties that can reactivate weakened fibroblast cells, which in turn stimulates collagen. Available in three formulas, including an SPF 20.
PAYOT EXPERT POINT NOIRS €27.50, www.payot.com for stockists
CLARINS SUPER RESTORATIVE DAY €89.50, Clarins counters nationwide