Beauty essentials you & your squad won’t want to miss this weekend


Makeup can be pricey, and despite pay day having just passed, no one wants to fork out a fortune to create the latest beauty looks.

Luckily, Boots is proving to be a bit of a makeup maven’s saviour with their latest three for two offer on in-store cosmetics.

While it may be an absolute bargain, Boots haven’t skimped on brands, with high-street favourites Bourjois, Rimmel, Soap & Glory, Max Factor and many more included in the deal.

Maybelline Master Strobing liquid – €9.99, Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner – €7.49 , L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick Red Passion – €10.49

Whatever the occasion, it’s fun to play around with makeup.

Dinner with the girls is always a good idea, and so is a classic Hollywood look.

Why not bring some glamour to the table this weekend with a killer red lip, courtesy of L’Oreal?

Adding a touch of sophistication to any ensemble, this Rimmel liner is ideal for those with shakier hands, as the sturdy liner nib helps keep messy lines to a minimum.

Finish off with a Hollywood highlight  in the form of Maybelline’s Master Strobing liquid highlighter and you’ll be ready to take snaps of yourself rather than your food.

Barry M Dazzle Dust Eye Shadow -€6.99, Soap & Glory Love at blush Highlight & Sculpt Stick- €11.00, Sleek MakeUP Dip It Glitter – €6.99

Festival fever is in the air, but no one wants to splash the cash on makeup that has a high risk of getting crumpled or lost at a camping event.

Thankfully, Boots offer is giving us major bang for our buck as well as keeping us up to date with festival makeup trends.

Glitter, glitter and more glitter is the way to go, which is why the Barry M dazzle dust is literally perfect for creating a myriad of sparkly eye looks.

More of a subtle makeup kind of girl? The Sleek glitter eyeliner is the perfect way to add a slight hint of sparkle, a festival update on your usual makeup routine.

Lastly, we need something to distract from those sleepy eyes, so a sculpting cheek stick will be seriously necessary to lift a tired face by day three of your festival of choice.

Max Factor Bronzer – €12.99, Rimmel Wake Me Up Make Up Foundation 30ml SPF 15 – €11.49, Bourjois’ Little Round Pot Nude Edition eye shadow – €9.99

New makeup is a holiday essential, and with the drizzle plaguing the country this weekend, we’re dreaming of far way places.

Whether you’re heading to the sun or on a city break, a foundation with built-in SPF is an essential to protect the skin.

Bronzer is the perfect way to fake a glow before you head to the sun, and will help you maintain your glowy look on your return.

To compliment your new bronzey hue, a gold eyeliner will pop against sun kissed skin, and with the Boots 3 for 2 offer, you won’t have to worry about splurging on products suited purely to summer.

Seventeen BB Magic Blemish Balm – €9.49, Revlon® ColorBurst™ Lacquer Balm – €11.49, Soap & Glory Love at First Blush Multi-Shade Blushing Powder 7.5g – €15.00

Sometimes a no-fuss-no-frills look is all we want on a lazy day.

Seriously, we have major respect for girls who manage to perfectly apply their faces everyday, but we just don’t have the commitment or the skill.

For a five minute face, all you really need are three products.

A brightening BB cream can be lightly applied with feathery fingertip strokes, and a lip liner chubby stick can create a moisturising swathe of lip colour in a mere second.

The Soap & Glory Love at First Blush Multi-Shade Blushing Powder is super versatile, with highlight and blush shades that can be used as eye shadow and bronzer when faffing around with extra products just doesn’t seem appealing.

Max factor Masterpiece Nude Palette 03 Rose Nudes – €19.99, Sleek MakeUp Brow Kit – €11.99, Rimmel London Sculpting Palette by Kate – €8.99

A big girls night out with the squad is the perfect time to get experimental with makeup.

From a dramatic smoky eye to a colour pop on the lid, this Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette has all the essential shades you could need to create an individual eye look on all your gal pals.

To keep those brows neat and tidy, snap up the Sleek MakeUp Brow Kit in the delightful 3 for 2 deal to create Instagram-worthy brows without the fuss.

Kim Kardashian-worthy contouring is the way to go for chiselled cheekbones, and a face triad is a simple way to achieve the look.

The amazing 3 for 2 offer is available in all Boots stores nationwide, but you better head in this weekend, as the offer is only running until July 4.

We’re prepared to have some majorly bulging makeup bags.