THINKING SAPPHIRE, EMERALD, AMETHYST
Autumn routinely brings around the smoky eye, but black liner can make the eyes look smaller. Try a different approach with jewel shades for a similar impact. A pretty trend for this season, and one Cheryl FernandezVersini has been sporting weekly on the X Factor, think sapphire, emerald or amethyst. Choose according to your eye shade an opposite jewel colour, perhaps amethyst with green, emerald with blue, and brown eyes can wear all three just like Cheryl. Enhance the depth of colour with a little black shadow, and choose a waterproof liner if you want to line the inner rim of the eyes.
Every year Allure magazine has best in beauty awards, some 240 plus accolades for the top products of the year. One category, the beauty breakthroughs, celebrates new technology or performance and these are the most prized awards. This year, a very deserving self tan has claimed one of the breakthrough awards, St. Tropez Express Mousse, €46. The tan has the technology to give three depths of colour. Wait to rinse away the tan either one, two or three hours and watch the tan develop from a sunkissed layer through to a deep, golden glow. How dark you go is up to you, but three options from one mousse is great
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AU NATUREL NAILS
It seems nail art is headed for the exit according to the runway shows for spring. Nude nails were everywhere, with quite a few finished with a matte topcoat. For this season it’s hot to team a dramatic lip with nails, berry is a popular choice but strong pink or orange is good too. Come spring though, we’ll all be looking to a nude. On my radar is Ingenue from Michael Kors at Arnotts, €20. It’s midway between pale pink and beige, nude but warm enough to look good with paler skin. Choose yours carefully, a nude that matches your skin tone just looks creepy... The French adore family brand Yon-Ka, it’s one of the country’s leading spa ranges. Yon-ka celebrate 60 years in business this year with anniversary-editions of their dry and oily skin lotions, which are alcohol-free with natural ingredients. Used after cleansing, lightly spritz on the skin or apply with a cotton pad. Follow with moisturiser. Revitalise and replenish skin while you sleep with Ren. Famed for using zero chemicals or synthetic ingredients, Ren delivers beauty results with skin-friendly plant extracts. This night cream contains frankincense that fights fine lines and wrinkles and bio extracts from Calabrian oranges that help build collagen while protecting the skin from free radical damage. For skin that looks hydrated, use every night before bed.
YON-KA DRY SKIN LOTION €30, www.renaissance-skincare.com for stockists
REN V-CENSE REVITALISING NIGHT CREAM €38, 01 461 0645 for stockists