Laura Kennedy on au­tum­nal eyes

As the sea­sons change, your skin’s needs change too, and more is def­i­nitely more

The Irish Times Magazine - - INSIDE - BEAUTY RE­PORT LAURA KENNEDY

As hints start drop­ping that the sea­sons are due to shift again ( I’m sorry to even bring it up, truly), I’ll stop buy­ing skin- based prod­ucts like mois­turis­ers and foun­da­tions for the most part. This is be­cause I’m con­scious that my skin’s needs are about to change with cen­tral heat­ing, drop­ping tem­per­a­tures, and the gen­eral cha­grin which comes with darker days. At this time of year, there is true joy to be had in fo­cus­ing on eye makeup to last from now all the way to Oc­to­ber. Pre­pare to go deeper, darker, and a lit­tle “more”.

Bobbi Brown Long- Wear Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold (¤ 26) This long- last­ing cream shadow pro­vides a base for any­thing you ap­ply over the top, and looks beau­ti­ful alone. An ideal choice for any­one whose eye makeup tends to move, or those who pre­fer min­i­mal ef­fort.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treat­ment with Avo­cado (¤ 42) I am not a big fan of eye cream gen­er­ally, but have de­vel­oped a deep de­vo­tion to this unique cream. Su­per rich yet with a de­li­ciously light tex­ture, this is per­fect for any­one over 30 or those with dry­ness around the eyes.

MAC Girls Mis­chief Minx Pal­ette (¤ 39) Ideal for olive or deep skins, this pal­ette is warm, earthy, sub­limely pig­mented and soft as but­ter. It is also ex­tremely good value for money given the quan­tity of shad­ows in­side. It is one of a fam­ily of pal­ettes in var­i­ous colour ways – all cov­etable.

Clin­ique + Jonathan Adler Chic Colour Kit (¤ 50) Clin­ique has teamed with pot­ter and de­signer Jonathan Adler to cre­ate a col­lec­tion fea­tur­ing his sig­na­ture pat­terns and bright hues. This pal­ette is the hero of the col­lec­tion, of­fer­ing choices to suit ev­ery mood.

Ardell Demi- Wispies False Lashes (¤ 7.79) Demi- wispies are beloved by makeup artists the world over. To get more out of them, cut each lash in half and ap­ply the halves to the outer edge of your own lashes to wing out eyes and give vol­ume.

Sig­na­ture de Chanel Eye­liner Pen (¤ 40) I have been wear­ing gel or liq­uid eye­liner al­most ev­ery day for 12 years, and am ex­tremely fussy about fin­ish, pig­ment and last­ing power. Though this is ex­pen­sive, it is the sin­gle best eye­liner I have ever used, and I will never be with­out it.

Char­lotte Til­bury Colour Chameleon Eye Shadow Pen­cil in Bronzed Gar­net (¤ 25) An­other easy- to- use shadow which looks ex­pen­sive on and gives an im­pres­sion of ex­per­tise. Ap­ply straight from the pen­cil and buff with a clean, fluffy brush for an im­pact­ful fin­ish.

■ Bobbi Brown Dual- Ended Brow De­finer/ Groomer Brush (¤ 35) I have used one of these to ap­ply brow prod­ucts ev­ery morn­ing for years. Search as I might, I haven’t yet en­coun­tered any­thing bet­ter. The bris­tles are just stiff enough for drawing clean lines and in­di­vid­ual hairs.

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