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Most of us don't think twice about plastic in our make-up and beauty regime. Yet once it's pointed out to us, it's completely unavoidable; plastic is EVERYWHERE in beauty.

From eyeshadow palettes to shampoo bottles, plastic toothbrushes which take over 400 years to decompose, foundation which isn't ethically sourced to packaging which could easily be replaced with recyclable equivalents; beauty is problematic when it comes to our environment.

What do we mean by sustainable cosmetics? Essentially; fair wages for workers, recyclable and biodegradable packaging, ethically sourced and natural, cruelty-free ingredients, renewable resources. In summary: doing no harm to the planet, other people or animals in the process.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sounds great, doesn't it? So many of us tune out when we hear things about the environment; it all just seems overwhelmingly impossible to face it head-on.

Yet swapping your beauty routine for a greener option is SO easy, even small changes have large repercussions. We each must think individually about our own actions, rather than the planet as a whole.

Here are our top tips for reducing your carbon footprint through your beauty regimen…IT'S VITAL that we embrace the change.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. Swap plastic toothbrushes for bamboo counterparts.

Toothbrushes are constantly bought and thrown away, without a single thought about where it goes after our bins are emptied. Basically, it heads to landfill, where plastic takes up to 1000 years to break down. Incredible, isn't it?

Changing your toothbrush for a bamboo one can HUGELY reduce the harm caused by your oral hygiene.

The Humble Co. sell great ones, check out their website here. You can also pop into your nearest Holland and Barrett health store. Pair it with Fig + Yarrow Cornmint Lavender Tooth Powder, which comes in little recyclable/reusable glass bottle and is created with white clay, sea salt, baking soda, and antibacterial essential oils.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Recycle your empty make-up containers in stores now

Since the creation of plastics, humans have made 8.3 billion metric tonnes of it. Of that amount, an incredible 6.3 billion metric tonnes have already been thrown out and 91 percent of that waste has NOT been recycled. It makes a lot of sense now why governments and communities are raising support for the banning of single-use plastics…

Make sure that your plastic bottles and empty make-up sets are recycled properly; companies such as Lush, The Body Shop and L'Occitane have unreal reward systems for returning your plastic packaging to the stores.

More stores are committed to limiting their impact on the environment. L'Occitane's new initiative with TerraCycle enables the recycling of beauty products from any brand. TerraCycle is a collection and recycling programme which specialises in difficult-to-recycle packaging, so they know their stuff.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Any L'Occitane customers can recycle their empties at any store now. Thirty-five percent of Lush products are sold 'naked' (with no packaging), so zero-waste washing is absolutely possible. Their products sold in pots and bottles are 100 percent post-consumer plastic. 

Save and return five clean, black pots to any local Lush store for a free face mask; you give back and you get in return. 

3. Know your brands, and choose ones who are HONEST about where their ingredients and packaging come from.

It's not difficult to be totally aware of what you're consuming and if it's harming anyone else. Send Instagram DMs or email the company to ask if the information isn't readily available on their packaging or websites. Hint: if the information is hard to find, it's probably NOT a good company to go with.

There are so many incredible natural, cruelty free and ethical make-up brands around now; Bia Beauty is an up-and-coming Irish brand we adore. Beauty Without Cruelty products for sensitive skin are considered among the best on the market. 

Lush are another company who partner with the Ocean Legacy Foundation to use recovered plastic from the ocean as material.

Christopher Davis, who is The Body Shop's international director of campaigns and corporate responsibility, said the brand is undertaking a "comprehensive review" of sustainable packaging choices. They are hoping to remove fossil fuels from 70 percent of its product packaging by 2020.

"Our long-term vision is that packaging will not harm people or the environment and can be repurposed," says Davis. "All our solutions need to be truly sustainable."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Get smart about your container use.

Why not try and use bars of shampoo rather than bottles? Numerous shops now have methods of bringing your own plastic bottles which have been recycled to collect any goods from the store, so they don't waste packaging.

Reuse empty make-up plastic packaging for something more creative. You can also try and use powdered deodorant or bars of soap instead of the spray-cans. For pump-bottles, you should generally throw away the pump before recycling as the metal springs inside can’t be recycled.

Once part of it isn't recyclable, it nearly always ends up in landfill or the sea, and we don't want that. Oh, and GET A METAL STRAW right this minute.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Terracycle has a partnership with Bausch & Lomb which aims to recycle contacts, blister packs, and the top foil from contact lenses, if you wear glasses. Terracycle also have an incredible partnership with Garnier, which recycles ANY hair care, skin care, and cosmetics packaging. 

5. Use recyclable make-up remover pads or a face cloth instead of wipes.

 According to the FDA, wipes are made from an amalgamation of ingredients such as polyester, polypropylene, cotton, wood pulp, and rayon fibres. Many of these are not biodegradable, but some wipes are compostable, such as RMS Beauty and Yes To.

We recommend the MakeUp Eraser remover cloths, they're absolutely life-changing. Buy them on iHerb at a great price, and never look back. The Cleanse Off Mit is another wonderful option; all machine-washable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Eco-brushes

Pretty much every make-up brush is made from plastic, but we've discovered some alternatives. EcoTools brushes are made from recycled bamboo, recycled aluminium, and some recycled plastic: GORGE.

Morphe also has a beautiful 18-piece vegan brush set that we have our eyes firmly set on. ZOEVA do bamboo brush sets via Beauty Bay's website, for a heftier price.

In terms of hair brushes, try the WetBrush Go Green Detangler Brush, which is made of plant starch and designed to break down within five years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. Eco-lipstick

AXIOLOGY is your go-to for non-toxic lipstick. They value a holistic, vegan lifestyle and are 100 percent transparent about where their ingredients come from. The brand is pretty expensive if you're a student or on a lower wage, but it's excellent quality and totally ethical. Their boxes are sourced by Bali women who recycle local waste into paper.

The founder of AXIOLOGY, Ericka Rodriguez, is proud to use no palm oil or palm oil derivatives in their goods; "Palm oil is causing widespread deforestation and causing the extinction of many animal species. We donate to the Orangutan Foundation International to help the orangutans during this crisis."

Once again, go for plastic-free lipstick holders or lip liners if possible, or at least recyclable options. Check out earth911.com to find out about your plastic bottles and recycling options. Over 40 percent of the plastic we use is in the form of packaging, so it's time to change.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Ditch those plastic disposable razors ASAP

Girlos who shave, it's time to get a razor you can use again and again. Throwing away constant disposable plastic razors causes phenomenal harm to the environment, and we are so much better than that, ain't we? The EPA estimates 2 BILLION razors are thrown away each year….wow.

You can find a reusable, stainless steel razor in any major retailer, and can get reusable blades for cheap. It's cost-effective and eco-friendly beauty, let's DO IT. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9. Invest in double-duty products

Do you really need sun-cream AND foundation AND highlighter AND concealer AND moisturiser AND primer AND bronzer AND setting spray AND powder? We're guessing not.

Try choosing products which double-duty; like SPF BB creams, lip primers which have moisturising properties, tinted moisturisers etc. Minimise as much as you can, and really think about what you need versus what you want.

10. Tampons

Disposable tampon applicators are one of the BIGGEST forms of ocean plastic pollution. Why not try switching to applicator-less tampons, or invest in a menstrual cup. The cups last for up to 10 years, producing far less waste than disposable menstrual products, and avoid the chemicals present in tampons.

They also save you a lot of money over time, and are becoming far more popular as more women in Ireland try them out. In terms of applicator-free tampons, try Emerita.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Finally: Campaign for change.

Contact product manufacturers, give feedback to brands and express your wish that plastic they use is recyclable. Annoy them if you must; consumer pressure makes a significant difference. You can make the change.

It's worth a shot, lobby your local TDs so we can improve environmental laws. Email your favourite make-up brands, show your support for eco-friendly and ethical companies especially.

You can do it gals, a little change goes a long way.

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The mineral cosmetics industry has been steadily growing for over 20 years, but as it grows in popularity, so too does the amount of misconceptions about mineral make-up.

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide illuminating how to dispel some of these myths in order to get the best products that suit each person perfectly.

It’s time to set the record straight, and we’ve chosen Irish owned cosmetic company Fuschia to assist us on our mineral masterpiece.

Fuschia’s award-winning mineral cosmetics are renowned for their long-lasting durability, and their natural ingredients as well as cruelty-free produce.

The first thing to note is that everyone’s skin is different, and each person has their own unique needs.

Some of us have to moisturise constantly to try and battle their dry skin frustrations, others try everything possible to reduce their oily shine.

Prioritise showing off your natural look, a healthy glow is what will allow you to really stand out from the crowd. This guide to navigating the myths and maxims of mineral cosmetics will be your new foundation Bible.

God bless Fuschia.

Myth 1: You don’t need to prepare your skin for applying make-up

WRONG! Prep and prime to the nines, gals. Always.

Apply primer to cleansed and fully moisturised skin for the best foundation results. You want the smoothest possible effect, trying priming the skin with Fuschia D20 Hydrating Mist (€25), a non-silicone based mattifying primer.

Foundation only ever looks natural if it’s applied correctly.

Myth 2: The more make-up applied, the better the outcome

Gurl, less is ALWAYS more. Especially when it comes to foundation.

Tap a small amount of Loose Mineral Foundation (5g-€28.50) into the lid, but don’t be overly generous… you can always add more. Your foundation lid can be your new best friend.

You’ll also be saving yourself some cash by sparingly using the product, and your face won’t be weighed down by too many layers of make-up.

how off your beautiful face, foundation is only meant to give you a small layer of coverage.

Myth 3: Mineral make-up is best for sensitive skin

Not true, ladies. Everyone’s complexion concerns are singular and distinct only to themselves.

Mineral make-up is often marketed as an ‘all-natural’ product because it’s free from additives, chemicals, oil, parabens, the works.

However, there’s an unmistakeably inorganic chemical compound called bismuth oxychloride in the majority of mineral products.

This chemical has the purpose of creating a glowing quality on the skin, with an ingredient named crystalline which can actually lodge itself in pores and cause itchiness and irritation.

Anyone who has acne or various skin dilemmas should actually stick to a nurturing formula such as a BB cream to soothe the skin.

Myth 4: Brushes are ineffective in spreading powder

False… you’ve just got to learn the right method: tapping.

We recommend using the Fuschia Jumbo Buffer Brush (€19.50) for the best application.

Simply press the tips of the bristles lightly into the Loose Mineral Powder to lift a small amount of product, then turn the brush so the bristles are up right and tap the handle on a hard surface or on the palm of your hand to allow the powder to fall further into the bristles.

You can now spread the powder evenly throughout your face with the right amount of mineral powder on your buffer brush. Powder perfect in no time at all.

Myth 5: There is no right way to buff powder.

We totally disagree, and here’s why; we’ve got the moves.

Use small circular motions to begin buffing the powder into the skin. Mineral is all about buildable coverage, so build as you see fit to suit your individual look and style.

One layer gives soft natural coverage; two layers gives medium coverage, three gives full coverage. Work from the outside of the face and gradually buffing towards the t-zone, applying in coats until you achieve the perfect chic coverage for you.

Finish off with the gift that is Fuschia Correct and Perfect Mineral Concealer (€16.95) using the 112 Airbrush Conceal Brush (€7.50).

Myth 6: Mineral make-up doesn’t have staying power

Untrue: if you lightly brush on some Mineral Rice Powder (5g- €24) to the t-zone to set the base and lock in any oils for the duration of the day, we promise.

Make sure to keep your sifter closed when it’s not in use, always open your pot upside down to reduce spillages.

Myth 7: Everybody who suffers from acne should only use mineral cosmetics

Wrong, wrong, wrong. So many people who bear the tribulations of acne tend to avoid all products containing oil to prevent adding fuel to the fire, so to speak.

Most mineral make-up creates a dry, powdery finish which can lead to your skin producing more oil in return.

The oils then mix with your powdered mineral make-up, causing caking and heaviness, which actually draws more attention to any blemishes which you were trying to cover in the first place.

Oils and silicone’s aren’t always harmful for acne-prone skin, it can actually be very helpful.

Myth 8: Natural products are good for you

This isn’t always fact-based, many preservatives can actually be beneficial for you. There are so many ‘natural’ things out there that actually aren’t even nourishing for your skin at all.

It’s a mistake to assume any natural additives are immediately wholesome to you. Products labelled “hypoallergenic”, though they are free of the most common allergens, by no means are they allergen free.

Always get tested for allergies by your doctor if you are concerned about reactions to specific ingredients.

Our fave skin ingredients are “non-comedogenic,” which means that they don’t block pores or cause breakouts.

Myth 9: Mineral make-up has the dual purpose of sunscreen

This myth actually applies to any type of foundation. Make-up is usually based in pigments that refract light, which leads to the general belief that foundations provide an SPF.

While this may be true for some, you’d need to apply a massively thick later in order to get enough protection, which just isn’t practical.

The whole point of mineral make-up is to gain a sheer, natural finish to your look, but your best form of sun defence with make-up is to use moisturiser paralleled with a BB cream, both containing SPF.

Titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide are the key SPF ingredients, which also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Myth 10: Mineral make-up is ideal for the more ‘natural’ lewk

Hell nah. Mineral make-up is based on an opaque white compound, so it can flash out on camera and cause skin to appear extremely pale in photos, the bane of a selfie obsessed gal’s life.

Try mist the face with a finishing spray after blending the powder in properly on both your face and neck. Powder has a habit of sitting on top of the skin, hindering it from hiding the problem areas with uneven textures.

Other skincare products by Fuschia are needed to blur and correct skin texture imperfections and fill in minor lines and smooth skin.

Those are our 10 myth-busters for mineral make-up, powder in peace gals.

Fuchsia is available from stockists nationwide, for full list and online purchases, visit www.fuschia.ie

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Listen up ladies, we've done the digging on the latest and greatest beauty products on the scene right now, so you don't have to spend hours stalking MUA's on Instagram searching for the answer to all your cosmetic questions.

Image: Urban Decay

Have a read, we've got you sorted.

1. Seoulista Beauty Head-to-Glow Glow Box Collection

Four party perfect skin products that will have you glowing from head to toe!

All four packs include three amazing products: high-tech Instant Facial (Super Hydration, Brightening, Correct & Calm or Charcoal Detox) as well as a Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure and a Rosy Hands Instant Manicure.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Wet n Wild Icon Eyeshadow Palette (€8.95)

Looking for the perfect warm-toned eyeshadow palette for winter? The Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Rosé in the Air comes with a mix of coveted colours from shimmery daytime hues to sultry shades for your nights out with the gals. 

3. Moxi Loves Bare Faced

We completely understand the ‘mare of trying to remove make-up, especially with wipes that are infused with harsh chemicals that end up harming your skin.

Bare Faced are gentle cleanser-infused make up removal pads that become activated when mixed with just a few drops of water, created by Pamela Laird, beauty expert and founder of Moxi Loves (€3.95)

4.  Sharlene Collins Luxury Make-up Brush Collection

Demi Rose has joined forces with Irish make-up artist Sharleen Collins as the face of her new 15-piece luxury brush collection, which brings high quality and an affordable price tag.

€79, Available online.

5. CeraVE Winter skincare

Featuring their ultra-hydrating Moisturising cream, moisturising lotions, foaming facial cleanser, eye repair cream and reparative hand cream.

Their collection will literally save your skin during the harsh cold months, you’re welcome. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette

Okay this one has us absolutely SHOOKETH.

Featuring absolutely gorgeous shades of pink, beige tones, vibrant reds and glittery maroon vibes, we cannot get enough of this. Just don’t let anyone borrow yours because you will legit never see it again… #thief #MINE 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7.  Kiss NY Pro Ireland rose hip infused sheet masks

Delivers soft skin all-year round? Sounds like the answer to our prayers.

They mould perfectly to the skin with a thin gel form that allows for complete absorption of the mask’s maximum benefits that help to maintain vitalising and elasticity.

These highly sought-after masks are available from pharmacies and Dunnes Stores nationwide (€6.95) The Hydrogel range is also available in Penneys (€6.50)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick 'Bachelorette'

THE life-proof lipstick that will literally keep your lips moisturised and refuses to smudge or wipe off. Long lasting, creamy formula with a matte finish.

It comes in over 50 stunning shades too, and you can eat, drink, make up, break up and mouth-off knowing your lips will be undeniably flawless through it all. 

Image: Kat Von D

9. Morphe Boss Mood Eyeshadow Palette, €26

Just LOOK at all of those unreal colours, you’d never be stuck for a #lewk.

Pure glitter gorgeousness, and at a great price too. Thank us later xoxo

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Ten: So Sue Me

Dripping Gold Luxury Tanning Mousse: the tan everyone’s talking about at the moment, and for good reason.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This luxurious tan will have you looking bronzed and holiday-ready all day every day.

Prices come in at an affordable €21.95, and comes in four glamorous tones, as well as offering top of the range tanning mitts.

And so concludes 10 Commandments of Beauty in SHEmazing HQ's Bible, enjoy 'em gals.

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So, while we're all about treating ourselves to some luxury products every now and again, there comes a point in every pay check when we need to stop and ask – 'Is this really worth the price tag?'

The answer of course is almost always no, but try telling us that when we're face to face to with the designer perfume we've been dreaming about for the last six months.

However, it looks Kylie Jenner's latest protect may have priced even the most reckless of spenders out of the market.

 

The Silver Series Brush Collection, all of Kylie’s favorite brushes, available individually and as a set on December 13!

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The 20-year-old cosmetics mogul has been teasing fans with sneak peaks of her new Silver Series Brush Collection which is due to land on December 13.

The set features 13 of Kylie's favourite brushes – all of which can be yours for just $360 (€305).

Yep.

Why tax your car for a year when you could be the proud owner of a Kylie Jenner buffing brush?

Needless to say, fans are less than impressed with the extortionate price tag.

Kylie addressed the backlash in a tweet posted on Sunday, stating that the price was set so high because "real brushes don’t compare to synthetic brushes."

"I have developed for you guys the most amazing luxury brushes ever," she wrote.

"I am very excited! Real brushes don’t compare to synthetic brushes. Different performance/quality/everything. I am 100% down to do an entire synthetic line in the future which will ultimately be cheaper."

In an attempt to further justify the cost, the youngest member of the Kardashian clan posted a screen shot of other "real brush lines" with similar price tags. 

Either way, unlike Kylie's other products, we're no expecting these sets to sell out in a hurry 

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Our obsession with all things mermaid-themed will probably never cease, especially if we keep finding amazing mermaid products to fuel the fire.

The most recent store to give us all the Atlantis feels is Mermaid Salon, an Aussie-based brand that knows a thing or two about mimicking a mermaid. 

The chubby mermaid carve and contour brush is a multipurpose, vegan makeup brush that's pretty damn versatile.

It can be used to apply powder foundation, blush, highlight or contour. Nifty!

Because who wouldn't want to contour like a pro while simultaneously getting one step closer to being a real life mermaid? 

The handles are shaped like little mermaid tails and are available in silver, rose gold, and black (we might have to get one in every colour).

And the best thing is, getting one in every colour is actually achievable, seeing as each one rings up at only €11.50 each. 

 We're pretty sure that Ariel would have hundreds of these in her trove of treasures if she had half a chance!

We'll take one of these over a dinglehopper any day. 

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It’s staring us in the face, day in and day out, but it’s the last thing on our mind when it comes to cleaning.

The thoughts of sorting out the contents of our prized make-up bag, or washing brushes is just a painful thought; and, as our good friend Kimberly "Sweet Brown" Wilkins saidain’t nobody got time for that.

Even with the glorious brush cleaning devices that have swept the market, we still find the task as off-putting as any other chore.

But, spring is in the air, so perhaps it’s time to clean out that make-up bag sooner, rather than later.

Think of all those facial oils that absorb into the bristles of our much-loved brushes, and then think of all the bacteria that is now breeding on them – EUGH!

Taking into account their daily use, your make-up bag and applicators should at least get a weekly clean, or a wipe at the very least.

What you will need:

Brush cleanser

Cleansing shampoo

Hand towel or kitchen roll

Cleaning mitt or rubber gloves (optional)

1. The bag

You cart that bad boy everywhere, it lurks at the bottom of your handbag and your dirty brushes live in it, so washing it once a month will keep it in pristine condition.

Handwash it, or throw it in the machine if machine washable. You could use face wipes or baby wipes in-between to give it an extra spruce.

2. The Brushes

You slather, set, contour and make your face glow with these babies so treat them with a bit of TLC.

To keep them in good condition, your brushes and sponges should ideally be washed once a week.

Wash them individually using warm water and a cleansing shampoo. Don’t soak the brushes as this loosens the bristles, causing it to fall out over time.

Rinse well, pat dry with the towel, and leave to air dry on the hand towel or kitchen roll.

3. The Make-Up

Firstly, get rid of any out-of-date make-up or make-up you never use.

Mascara needs to be changed every three months, while lipsticks should ideally be changed every 6 months – anything over a year old is just bad.

Powder and eyeshadow containers get grubby too so, get a wipe or clean damp cloth, and wipe inside and out.

We all have our favourite shades of eye shadow or lipstick, but make up trends are forever changing and they also change with the season.

Updating your make-up colours with the seasons will keep you looking radiant all year round for example, bronzer looks great in the summer but out-of-place in the winter.

 

Go forth and clean, ladies

 

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When it comes to make-up brushes, you can never have too many. However, the makers of Essence and Catrice have just come out with a new range and they are to-die-for.

This exclusive brush collection from stunning new beauty range L.O.V is perfect for every product you use, from powders and foundations to eyeshadows and liners, so you'll never be stuck.

And, if you've used Essence or Catrice before, then you'll know these brushes are going to be fab!

The EVENelegance

This foundation brush will give your make-up a super soft finish and you'll feel like the foundation is just gliding onto your face. Priced at only €9.95, it's an absolute bargain.

 

 

The PERFECTional

This duo contouring brush is going to be a lifesaver! How many of you really have no idea what brushes to use when contouring?! Because we certainly don't.The double-ended brush has been especially designed so suit either powder or cream, and at €12.95 it's a total win-win.

 

 

THEfeminine

This is a duo eyeshadow brush, which we all totally need. Whether you want to go super smokey or slick and pointed, it'll be a breeze with this €6.95 double-ended brush. The rounded bristles are also a dream for blending.

Well, we know what brushes we're putting on our Santa list!

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Even though it may seem like more hassle than it’s worth having a clean make-up bag. It’s not only important hygienically but it can be a time saver too. Here are some great tips to ensure that your make-up bag stays squeaky clean:

Pencils
Whether its eyeliner or lip liner regularly, sharpening pencils can prevent a messy bag but also ensure clean lines around the lips and eyes.

Foundation
A simple way to manage your liquid foundation leaks is to regularly use your multipurpose make-up remover wipes.

Brushes instead of sponge applicators
Brushes are not only easier to clean but tend to last longer too even after washing. Even though sponge applicators can create an even finish, they can lose their shape and texture after washing.

Clearing out your bag
It may seem obvious but having a good clear out and dumping old products ensures great hygiene but also better application when it comes to your make-up. Regularly scrubbing your bag with washing up liquid can also prevent the build-up of germs.

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