Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - BEAUTY -

I re­mem­ber, just af­ter my sis­ter Tri­cia died, be­fore we shut down her phone ac­count, I must have called her voice­mail a thou­sand times, just to hear her voice and say “I’m sorry” for ev­ery­thing that hap­pened to her.

They say that time is sup­posed to heal, but hear­ing Adele’s song Hello has me dream­ing about who we used to be, when we were younger and free.

The line “Hello from the other side” really gets me, and makes me bawl my eyes out — but that’s not a bad thing, be­cause some­times it’s good to have a cry and get it all out. It’s like I’m wash­ing out my eyes with my tears, and once the wa­ter­works are over, I can see much more clearly and re­mem­ber to be grate­ful for ev­ery­thing I have.

Then I have to deal with the puffy, blood­shot eyes and red nose, but I ac­tu­ally think the swelling on my eye­lids from sob­bing works really well when ap­ply­ing eye­liner! I’m se­ri­ous. Try it your­self and see.

The other thing that’s in­valu­able af­ter a good old cry is Clin­ique’s All About Eyes Serum De-puff­ing Eye Mas­sage, far left, €30, as the roller­ball in­stantly cools, re­freshes and hy­drates puffy eyes on con­tact. I even use it on Maxi and Mini to calm them down af­ter they’ve had their own cry­ing sesh! For blood­shot eyes, I use a few drops of Hylo-Tear Eye Drops,€12.38; then, to cover up my red nose, I use Max Fac­tor Colour Cor­rec­tor CC Stick The Re­ducer, above left, €10.90 — it’s a green-coloured stick that neu­tralises red­ness per­fectly.

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