Its Beauty review time at Matt O Flaherty Chemists, and having rigoursly sampled all the new launces, to bring you the best foundations, blushers, you name it, these are the ‘musts’ you have to try, selected by their team of beauty experts.
To Prime , the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is infused with electolytes to prime, hydrate the skin for hours and revitalize the complexion. You can use it as a setting spray to lock down your look, also good before makeup application or as a refresher to wake-up your makeup. Fabulous Water Primer retails at €24.
To Correct, you need to try the Cailyn BB Fluid Touch Compact, it’s an all in one beauty cream in a portable and refillable compact. A multipurpose product to moisture, brighten, correct and conceal all at once. As Mary O’Donnell, TV3 presenter and Beauty Blogger mentions, ‘BB Cream is a beauty balm which is lighter than foundation.’ The Cailyn BB Cream goes on very well and has great coverage! Cailyn BB Compact retails at €29.99 and refills at €22.99.Cailyn BB Creams and the famous O!WOW brushes are available exclusively at Matt O Flaherty Chemist, William Street.
To Protect, the Vichy Teint Ideal Illuminating Foundation is the ideal complexion enhancer, with protection of Spf 20 against sun damage. It gives a flawless complexion and most importantly a natural looking result that holds for upto 12 hours. It comes in two formulas, fluid for normal to combination skin and cream for dry skin. It also retails at a very reasonable price of €22.50
To Conceal, the Amazing Concealer, the ‘Worlds Besr Concealer’ and the favorite of many a celebrity makeup artist. Such a small amount is needed to erase any imperfection. Available in 10 shades to match exactly your skin type. Two sizes, 6ml and 15ml retailing at €24 and €37 respectively.
To set, Youngblood Rice Setting Powder that contains corn starch, which absorbs excess oil and rice starch that improves moisture, and ultimately promotes growth of healthy cells. It ihas made its way to the beauty fovourites of beauty bloggers and MUAs such as Chloe Boucher as well as TV3 Presenter and beauty guru Mary O’Donnell. It comes in two textures, loose which cost €27 and pressed, which is more comfortable for touch ups, at a cost of €35.
To Colour Blush - Dick Paige, Shiseido’s Makeup Artist, on naming his makeup heroes, lists Shiseido’s Colour Enhancing Trios as one of his favourites. It’s a multi coloured facepowder that creates a beautiful complexion adds in dimension and harmony for a bright and lively efffect of a naturally sculpted facial contour. This luxurious product is available to purchase at €39.
To Colour Lips, new on the market and on recent high demand, is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm, which not only gives lips a sheer colour and gloss shine, but also hydrates, nourishes and softens the lips. This product retails at a reasonable price of €19.
Some great additions , worth considering when shopping for your next makeup treat. And the good news is there is 20% off all makeup, all brands, this Bank Holiday weekend in Matt O Flaherty Chemists, Galway.