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It’s the perfect time of the year to switch up your skincare regime, and we’ve looked far and wide to find the best possible products to give our skin a much needed pick-me-up!

Since starting in 2004, e.l.f. cosmetics have become one of the fastest growing American companies in the world, and for a good reason.

Their skincare range has gone from strength to strength, and these three new items have given us the five star treatment for our tired skin.


e.l.f. Moisturising Sleeping Mask (€13.80)

This fabulous Moisturising Sleeping Mask gives your skin hydration overnight so you can wake up to soft, comforted skin.

During your nightly regimen, apply an even, thin layer on your face, neck and chest, and don’t forget to let it dry in before you head to bed for roughly ten minutes. Leave the mask on the skin overnight, and cleanse your face in the morning.

If you use this every night, it delivers deep hydration to your skin, so you can leave your dehydration worries behind.

The mask is also infused with purified water, aloe, vitamin E and jojoba to give you the ultimate nourishment.

Go on, treat your skin, you deserves it!

e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream (€13.25)          

We all have our struggles with hiding the bags under eyes some days, and it can be so difficult to find the right product to give your face a glowing lift.

Lucky for us, this e.l.f. nourishing cream helps to hydrate and minimise the appearance of dark circles and puffiness for radiant and rejuvenated skin that won’t show the traces of tiredness.

The eye cream is made with cruelty-free, natural ingredients which are infused with Purified Water and skin nourishing jojoba, Vitamin E, and cucumber.

Help soothe and protect the delicate skin area around the eye by using it in the morning and evening after your cleanse.

Rich in antioxidants, Shea Butter and Green Tea and totally free from parabens, sulphate and phthalates, you’ll know for sure that your eye cream is ethical and healthy.

Gently dab around the under eye, forehead and along the brow bone to illuminate your tired eyes, the difference is such a boost!

e.l.f. Prep & Hydrate Balm (€10.35)

The new e.l.f. prep & hydrate balm is a convenient, versatile water-based primer stick that immediately hydrates your skin, smooths uneven lines and prepare it for any make-up you want to utilise.

The two-in-one formula and stick shape makes it so easy to carry around with you, whether you’re going to work, the gym or a night out.

You can simply twist up to apply to the face in a circular motion before starting your make-up application regime.

Blend in if you need to, perfect for dry, chapped hands, elbows and knees.

The ingredients include shea butter, cocoa, aloe and grape for effective moisturising, you’ll be feeling, smelling and looking great in seconds. The embodiment of practicality, sign us up!

All e.l.f. products are cruelty free, and pride themselves on being completely free from parabens, sulphate and phthalates.

Using natural goodness to get illuminated skin? Sounds good to us!

Pick up some e.l.f. cosmetic skincare goodies in pharmacies nationwide and in select Penneys stores.

Check out their website for more information on the rising star brand!




So, they say the eyes are the window to the soul and while it's true that they can play a big part in how we physically express emotion , it seems that our eye colour may reveal a lot more about us than we originally thought.

According to a recent study, published in Current Biology, the colour of our eyes can actually reveal a lot about certain personality traits.

It seems that people with lighter eyes are more likely to be egocentric, competitive and sceptical, while those on the other end of the scale tend to be more sympathetic and altruistic.

A team of researchers analysed over 400 people of Northern European ancestry, comparing iris colour and personality traits for each individual.

Results found that a link exists between eye colour and the same genes that form our frontal lobes, meaning that people who share similar irises are likely to share similar behaviours.

What's more, it seems that blue eyed females are more likely to be noticed by their male counterparts – but hey, Van Morrisson didn't write a song called Blue Eyed Girl, did he?

The authors explained that there was an evolutionary explanation for this:

“The rare-colour advantage of light eyed females, is likely to increase the chance of being noticed by a male.”

“Moreover, competitive personality traits (such as wanting to beat others and being sceptical of others’ intentions) secure the long-term commitment necessary for self and offspring survival.”

So, what do you reckon? Is there any truth behind these finding or should we file it under the same nonsensical notion that blondes have more fun?



For most women applying mascara is a no brainer – find one you like, give your lashes a few quick swipes and off you go.  But apparently this process should be a lot more labour intensive than you’d think.

According to Allure, using just a couple of layers of mascara applies nowhere near enough product to achieve the volumising and lengthening effects you’ve been promised.

Makeup artist Amy Nadine claims it takes exactly 30 strokes per eye to get lashes on fleek and the technique used to apply the mascara shouldn’t exactly be haphazard either.

Amy told Allure the stokes should not be long and precise and that instead you should use “quick brisk strokes” when putting on this product.

Given that she’s recommending 60 strokes per day, they’d want to be pretty brisk indeed.

Feat image: Studio D



The aging of the eye area is the number one beauty concern of women across the globe.

They are, after all, the windows to the soul and with such delicate skin around them, it’s important to make sure we protect the eye area.

Now, Clarins have launched their Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, which used the power of plants to give and maintain a youthful look about the eye area.

While Silktree helps reduce the appearance of dark circles from one too many nights out with the girls (totally worth it), Guarana extract which is rich in caffeine, helps to reduce that puffy look.

Working in a three pronged effect from temple to temple, Clarins’ Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, reduces puffiness and dark circles as well as making the eyelids appear ‘lifted’. A huge 94% of women were satisfied with the product after just one week's use. 

The new formula will be available from Clarins counters nationwide from the 29th March and retails at  €61.



Coconut oil doesn’t just smell delicious – it also makes a pretty great beauty product for ladies everywhere.

Hair conditioning
Coconut oil will leave your hair lovely and soft making it perfect for dry, damaged hair. Simply rub a little on your hands and run it through your tresses, avoiding the root area. Wash it off in the shower and you will notice a huge difference.

Make-up remover
Coconut oil is great for taking off your eye make-up and contains antibacterial products that helps to keep your face lovely and clean.

Rub a little coconut oil on your face before bed to help lock in moisture. However, this is not a good idea if you have oily and spot prone skin as it can be a little greasy.

Lip balm
If you have dry, chapped lips, rubbing a little coconut oil on them works wonders. It also taste good too.

You can pick up some coconut oil in your local health food store.



Cheryl Cole has the most amazing eyes and while we can’t steal her flawless genes, we can steal one of her secret weapons – mascara.

It’s the perfect tool if you want to give your eyes a dramatic, scene-stealing look. However, if it is not applied right you can end up with clumpy and gloopy lashes.

If you want a Cheryl Cole look, follow our guide to applying mascara.

  • Firstly, make sure your mascara is of good quality and hasn’t been sitting in your makeup bag for months.
  • Always start at the root of your lashes. This is where you will create the most volume. Run the wand through your lashes in a zigzag movement from left to right.
  • If you do end up with a few clumps, a lash comb will help separate your lashes. Simply run the comb through after you have applied the mascara.
  • Only apply a second and third coat if your lashes are still wet. If you apply after they have dried you will just end up clumping them even more.
  • To make them appear fuller, draw a thick black line of eyeliner along the lash line.