Beauty Review: Buff Make-Up’s beauty afternoon


Although Buff Make-Up has been around for two years, you may not have heard of them – making them the best-kept beauty secret out there.

The brand began in Hessions salon in Drumcondra and is both Irish owned and run (yey!).  Our beauty expert Odette popped along to their recent beauty event in the Westbury hotel to learn more

As we took our seats, Buff Make-Up’s new creative director Jessica Moulds and the rest of the team made us feel really at ease and welcome – a feeling I’m sure is mirrored in their salons in Drumcondra and Clontarf.

There is a gorgeous array of products in their range, like their coveted HD foundation, their super creamy long lasting lipsticks and highly pigmented eyeshadows that would give MAC a run for their money any day.

During their demonstration, we were walked through two beautiful makeup looks –  a dramatic smoky eye and a soft wedding day look – which really highlighted some of their best-loved items. And while there was a lot to choose from, three products really caught my eye.

The first was their Sheer Glo (€36), a gorgeous light-reflecting, illuminating liquid. It can be worn under or over make-up, comes in three shades and gives a natural glow without looking glittery.

My second must-have is their blush in Orgasmic (€21.50) which is a beautiful pinky-coral shade with a really delicate shimmer. It’s beautifully pigmented without looking over powering on the cheek and is a perfect summery shade that will look great on Irish skin tones.

My final pick is their Dual Powder (€32.00). I love multifunction products that give you the best bang for your buck. This product can be used as a light coverage foundation, swept over the face with a large brush or as a setting powder over liquid foundation. It can even be applied with a damp sponge or stippling brush to create a cream foundation.

If this was your the first time hearing of this brand, trust me it won’t be the last; Buff Make-Up will soon be the number one luxury Irish makeup brand out there in no time.