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If you haven't heard of ARTDECO, you're missing out on one of the most exciting new brands around. 

Their latest collection, Cross the Lines, is inspired by modern graphic art and embodies the motto “be brave, cross borders and dare to do something new”. 

The range is an interplay between combinations of matte and glossy elements, and it will breathe line life into your make-up routine and will get you out of your cosmetic comfort zone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. Long-Lasting Liquid Liner Intense

The paraben-free Long-Lasting Liquid Liner Intense brings you intense an intense formula for quick-drying, smudge-proof and long-lasting colour from morning to night.

The product is so easy to apply thanks to the flexible, fine-tipped felt tip. Struggling to get that perfect line won't be an issue from now on; prepare to be blown away with 14 hours of gorgeous colour.

Available in No.01 “Black Line”, No. 04 “Brown Line”, No. 08 “Green Line” and No.12 “Blue Line” for €20.40

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. The Beauty Box Trio Limited Edition

The Beauty Box Trio Limited Edition highlights modern accents with its graphic line design. You'll struggle to find a prettier box to store your eyeshadows in, and it only costs €12.30.

Silky ARTDECO eyeshadows boast high colour brilliance as well as long-lasting wear and can be applied to create a soft, delicate effect.

Available in a range of pearly shades: No. 242 “pearly brown illusion”, No. 265 “pearly emerald”, No. 374 “glam golden city” and No. 90A “pearly purple forest” an intense violet.

Dare to make a statement in matte with “matt brick” No. 531, a rusty brown, and “matt petrol” N0. 593, a shining petrol green. Each eyeshadow comes in at €7.05, so it won't break the bank.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Volume Sensation Mascara

The limited-edition Volume Sensation Mascara creates effective volume and overwhelming length in seconds.

The soft, oversized volume brush emphasises the natural shape of your eyelashes, with pure pigments giving the texture an impressive colour intensity.

Carnauba palm wax nourishes the lashes and keeps them supple and healthy, ideal for holding a product like Volume Sensation. It's priced at just €19.10, and is definitely worth the money.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. The Perfect Colour Lipstick 

The Perfect Colour Lipstick impresses with rich colour and optimal opacity, combining the latest technology with effective care for only €14.25.

With its balancing and smoothing 3D structure, the lipstick provides an optical “plumping” effect that makes the lips appear fuller and smoother. Who doesn't want healthy looking lips?

Gorgeous moisturising ingredients nourish the lips with hyaluronic acid, amino acid derivatives, flower extracts of water lily and lunar orchid, corn oil, mango butter, waxes and vitamin E.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. High-Performance Lipsticks

The luxurious texture of the High-Performance Lipsticks gives a silky shine and visibly increased volume thanks to ARTDECO's active ingredient; Maxi Lip™.

Small lines and wrinkles are visibly smoothed. Panthenol and vitamin E keep the skin soft and supple, and feels like such a treat.

The fall shades “spicy darling” No. 458 and “kiss of a muse” No. 481 emphasise the lips in discreet earthy tones. Each lipstick costs €18.35, but we dare you to try resisting the product- it's just too good. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Hydra Lip Booster

For full, sensuous lips, this should be your go-to product. 

Blue sea kale, a marine plant extract, stimulates collagen synthesis while Marine Filling Spheres® make the lips appear smoother.

Collageneer®, an active ingredient combination of sunflower oil and lupine seeds extract, supports the skin's elasticity and plumps the lips.

“Translucent sparkling muse” No. 20 is our favourite, shimmering nude shade, nab it for just €13.55.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. Blush Couture

The light-textured, limited-edition Blush Couture offers the perfect combination of three complementary colours to match every skin tone.

Mix the three or use individually to create a combination of different looks; you'll never get bored of it.

ARTDECO prides itself on quality, affordable cosmetics. Their Blush Couture mirrors that; it's only €25.60. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ARTDECO's Cross The Lines collection will be exclusively available in selected Lloyd’s Pharmacies, selected private pharmacies and salons from this month onwards.

How can we rein ourselves in and resist buying the entire range? Answer: We can't. Just give in to your urges, and face the bank balance later.

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Well, well, well. The time has finally arrived for the return of Ireland's biggest music festival; Electric Picnic.

With some unbelievable headline acts such as The 1975, Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, Dermot Kennedy, Christine and the Queens and Freya Ridings, you can expect for your mind to be blown on numerous occasions in front of the Main Stage.

With festival season comes the prospect of camping for three full days in questionable Irish weather (rain is forecasted, are we shocked?), we've decided to put together a list of the best beauty products for the experience.

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You'll need a tent, about a 52 pack of cans, maybe a 70cl of Smirnoff, rain ponchos, a bucket hat and a bum-bag, but what about your makeup bag? And your skincare routine? 

Look no further, we've got it all sorted:

1. Misslyn's Desert Fire collection, from €5.95

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Misslyn 'Desert Fire' collection echoes the rich colours of the desert and creates a unique atmosphere with earthy shades and a mixture of matte and shiny tones for your eyes.

The Desert Night Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is only €12.95, and combines on-trend metallics with matte shades in 12 beautiful colours. The colour crush lipstick is a bold red shade, and costs just €7.95.

Don't forget your True Colour Eyeshadow Base for €5.95 to start off your eye makeup routine. Find the whole 'Desert Fire' collection in Penneys stores now and on Beauty Bay.

2. EcoStardust biodegradable glitter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Many festivals are now only accepting glitter which is biodegradable, considering the amount of plastic engrained in the substance and how much of it is spread around events like EP.

EcoStardust is just one of the gorgeous brands creating glitter which won't harm the planet as a result of you dancing your heart out to The 1975's The Sound.

Shop the colourful collections on their website, or on ASOS.

3. Fuschia's 'GlamHer' van to save the day

The legends that are Fuschia makeup are bringing their 'GlamHer' van to Electric Picnic to provide festival looks for anyone and everyone. We stan a gang of queens in that van.

The van will be down to greet all of your festival glitter needs at Electric Picnic, with the Fuschia Pro Team are attending in full force to kit you out in full festival makeup, a bath of glitter, body art and hair braiding.

Take the pain of that hungover morning tent rut and book yourself in to let Fuschia give you a 1990s-era iconic makeover.

4. Riemann P20 suncream, between €20 and €30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As somebody who got absolutely CHARGRILLED to lobster level last year at EP, you don't want to risk getting burned if the sun magically appears. Our poor Irish skin can take it,

P20 products provides seriously reliable suncare for up to 10 hours, so you can go from music act to music act without compromising your performance.

This durability means that, even if you have very sensitive skin, you can enjoy the peace of mind you deserve when spending time in the sun. It offers UVB protection as well as very high UVA protection, thank the Lord.

Grab your set of P20 suncreams at leading pharmacies, Dunnes StoresPenneys and airports nationwide so you won't turn into a meme of the classic sunburnt eejit.  

5. L'Oréal Paris bambi eyes mascara, €14.95

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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L'Oréal Paris are seriously reviving that Twiggy era look, serving complete doe-eyed fierceness like there's no tomorrow.

The short bristles grip the lashes in an exaggerated curl, and the long bristles elongate from root to tip for noticeably long lashes.

Available nationwide for just €14.95, we're sold on that false lash Bambi Eye mascara vibe. You'll be making eyes with everyone in the festival tents, they won't know what hit 'em.

6. KISS iEnvy lashes in Premium, €3.50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you're gasping for gorgeous, lightweight, natural lashes then look no further than KISS iEnvy at Penneys.

Their Premium lashes fit perfectly with the texture of your own lashes as well as being easily pliable and quick to apply.

Adhesive glue is included in the set, and you'll be amazed at the price; €3.50. Is this real life, or is this just fantasy? We'll take the lot.

7. Nivea's MicellAIR Professional Make Up Remover, from €4.99 to €6.99.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Of course, you can't have a festival makeup routine without planning for makeup removal, now can you? Luckily for us, Nivea's MicellAIR Professional range has us covered. Or, uncovered?

Formulated with a combination of MicellAIR complex, dry oil and black tea extract, it works like a magnet to effectively lift long-lasting and stubborn waterproof makeup from your face and eyes, leaving zero percent greasy residue, so your skin looks clean and healthy.

It's an absolute essential for your festival bag, and don't even THINK about going to sleep with your makeup on. I don't care how gargled you are from the cans, take it off. No excuses.

The MicellAIR Professional Eye Makeup Remover comes in at just €5,49, the MicellAIR remover wipes are €4.99 and the MicellAIR Professional Makeup Remover is €6.99 from pharmacies nationwide.

8. SOSU by Suzanne Jackson x Keilidh 'Urban Bible': 16 Shade Eyeshadow Palette, €24.95

For a festival where you can't exactly bring the contents of your entire room to, it's important that you bring small, compact palettes with a decent range of colours. Enter the SOSU by Suzanne Jackson x Keilidh MUA Urban Bible palette, isn't she a beaut?

Keilidh MUA describes the palette as her two make up personas, Grunge Vs Insta Fun;

“I continuously struggle to find that one palette that I can take anywhere which contains all of my favourite eyeshadow shades. My ultimate goal was to create a palette that would inspire everyone to play with colour and get creative. Release your inner freak.” We will indeed, gal.

At only €24.95, you'd be mad to miss it. We have our eyes on those two purple shades, 'Freedom' and 'Myth' for our own looks.

9. Bellamianta 'Flawless Filter Body Makeup', €22 (£19.99)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I mean, if it's good enough for Maura Higgins then it's probably good enough for us. We aren't Love Island royalty but we still deserve a glowing golden tan for the biggest music festival in the Irish calendar.

Bellamianta have released their 'Flawless Filter Body Makeup', and it's absolutely brilliant.  Seamlessly smoothing imperfections, pores, stretch marks, blemishes and evening out skin tone, it's a beauty must-have for any day of the year.

The quick-drying, full-coverage formula is available in two shades; light/medium & medium/dark and can be used on both the face and body. Check out the products on their website here.

10. Dr Bronner's lavender hand sanitiser, €5.35

The Health Store, €5.35

With festivals come germs, and lots ot them. We all need some hand sanitiser for those traumatising trips to the portaloos, but investing in an organic one can be great for your skin.

It also almost ensures that none of the irritants and harmful chemicals are present, which is a bonus. Dr Bronner's organic hand sanitiser kills germs using only organic ethyl alcohol, water, organic lavender oil, and organic glycerin.

It's just as effective as conventional hand sanitisers, but uses none of the same chemicals. It's perfect for using on the go at a festival, keep it in your bum bag at all times. Why not sanitise with a healthy conscience.

Available from The Health Store for €5.35.

11. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless foundation, €40

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There's a reason why this product has a months-long waiting list: it's a total goddess product and it gets results. Charlotte's new innovation foundation is the secret to poreless-looking, flawless complexion with a weightless, full-coverage formula and natural matte finish.

The foundation comes in 44 flawless shades after Charlotte used her colour artistry to make a formula to seamlessly balance your unique skin undertones and optimise your overtones. Charlotte Tilbury is the first colour cosmetics brand to use ground-breaking Magic Replexium to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

it's sweat proof, humidity-proof, waterproof and transfer-resistant, what's not to love? Pack it in your bag and you'll be glowing all day. Grab your shade from Charlotte Tilbury's website here.

12. Glossier 'Balm Dot Com' universal skin salve€12 each or €75 for the full set

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Glossier are a cult beauty brand and once we tried one of their products, we just lost control of ourselves and became overwhelmingly addicted. Just one product can be the gateway into one of the greatest skincare brands in town, and their balm dot com skin salve is a fan favourite.

The hydrating, multipurpose lip balms and skin salves are packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish dry, chafed skin. The dense, waxy texture stays in place to seal in moisture. You can choose the Original, or pick from seven mood-enhancing flavors: 

Birthday (a subtle shimmer), Rose (a barely-there pink tint), Cherry (a sheer red tint), Mint, Coconut, Mango (a translucent coral tint), and Berry (a sheer berry tint) are all available for €12 each or €75 for the full set. Run, Forest, Run. Check out their website for the heaven of festival skincare options.

13. essence 'Lip Saviours' collection, all less than €4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You didn't think we'd forget lip care, did you? Of course not. You can't head to a glamorous festival without at least looking out for some great lipsticks, lip glosses, lip balms and lip liners. Where would a gal get all of them in the one go? essence cosmetics, that's where.

The queens over at essence have created 52 amazing lip products in a 'Lip Saviours' collection, and we can't thank them enough. You may need to sit down after we tell you this, but the entire collection is available for UNDER €4. Yes, you read that right. We're shaken at that bargain.

They've got 18 lipsticks, 14 lip glosses, 13 lip liners and 7 liquid lipsticks available, with countless combinations. Whether you prefer natural or glam, understated or vibrant, nude or bold, glossy or matte, we have your signature lip look sorted. Pronounce that Electric Picnic pout, girls and boys.

No matter what beauty disaster happens at the festival, be it a fall into the mud or a drink spilled all over you, these 12 products will save the day when it comes to your glamorous lewks.

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Enjoy EP everyone; Stay stunning xoxo. 

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Anyone who has seen even a second of reality television this side of the millennium will be aware that straight, whitened teeth are at the heart of society's idea of a perfect smile.

We've got a hell of a long way to go if we want to dismantle the layers of beauty standards. Gucci are making an effort, at least, with their latest campaign. 

The luxury brand are the first major company to champion different kinds of teeth in its latest lipstick campaign, though not the first to advocate gap-toothed grins.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ads need to go much further to represent the people who they sell the actual goods to. The smile is a milestone, undoubtedly, yet the image has made some people online uncomfortable.

The 'Rouge à Lèvres Satin' collection from a new Gucci Beauty line was ideated by the brilliant Alessandro Michele, who subverts the norms though the lens of imperfection.

The shoot promotes the relaunched line, and has garnered media coverage through it's attempt to push the public to accept the polarising nature of imperfect teeth. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"For the bold, the bright and the beautiful," is the tag-line on the image, one of a series of close-ups shot by Martin Parr. The campaign features models Mae Lapres , Achok Majak and Ellia Sophia alongside Surfbort frontwoman Dani Miller.

Society has become far too adapted to seeing only whitened, straight teeth on every single advert on television or in magazines. Instagram is one of the worst culprits, as well as reality television stars.

The toothy smiles depict small and straight-bottomed teeth, to angular and gapped dental work.

Miller's teeth are the most eye-catching in the adverts, as she is missing lateral incisors, yet the photo is the most liked of the series on the social media site.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Miller, the model featured in the shoot, wrote on her Instagram page; "Growing up you go through an evolution of overcoming insecurity’s and healing from being bullied or the intense pressures of fitting in the perfect cookie cutter traditional style of beauty."

"A celebration for the beautiful freaks shedding even more of my insecurity’s and doubts, there is space for everyone to be themselves even in the beauty and fashion world! Hope it inspires everyone especially the youth to love their quirks even more and feel beautiful and powerful with their true self! Hate and exclusion is so washed out."

The genius creative director of Gucci , Alessandro Michele, commented on the campaign,

“The idea is to create a representation that is close to reality with a humanized point of view, however seemingly strange. But the strangeness is human so it’s beautiful.” Some of the responses to the lipstick images have been outright offensive.

While Michele doesn't care about normative ideas of perfection, and who insults the campaign, it's clear that some facets of society just aren't ready for 'strange' beauty. Unsurprising, but disappointing.

The Instagram comments don't exactly inspire confidence in society's acceptance of women in their natural state. One user, @isiliciouz, "This will definitely not motivate anyone to buy this f*cking lipstick." Ouch.

Another person commented on the brand’s post, “This is not Gucci at all. Turning a true Italian luxury brand into joke. This is truly disappointing and very depressing.” I fail to see how not having expensive dental work that few can afford as a joke, but whatever.

There were some highly positive responses however, from social media users who felt embarrassed by their teeth and insecure about their image.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Thank you, I was also born without my adult lateral incisors and always felt so insecure and ashamed of smiling before I had my surgery. I wish I had seen this ad when I was younger, it’s beautiful and 16 year old me is smiling." 

Many people who weren't blessed with hereditary perfect dental work came forward to share their joy at being represented, with somebody commenting:

“I’ve dealt with the insecurity and shame of my missing lateral incisors all of my life. There is something truly dehumanizing about feeling like you’re not allowed to smile or talk too excitedly out of shame. This is beautiful.” 

As someone who had braces for three, painful years, as well as four teeth wrenched out in order to straighten my smile, it was a lot of money and discomfort. Seeing that beauty isn't just for a small number of lucky people is inspiring.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Filtered Instagram pictures and reality television have led to the popularity of veneers in our culture. We're subconsciously lectured that teeth have to be straight and white to be beautiful, but this only came about as a result of brand marketing.

We're glad the series is sparking a conversation, if nothing else. Some people just worship the status quo, and the elitist snobbery of narrow-minded beauty. That's their problem. 

Georgia May Jagger reignited the talk of gap-toothed beauty, following in Madonna's heeled footsteps after she first burst onto the scene. The more diversity and representation that these upper-class brands practice, the better.

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We absolutely ADORE Valentine's Day, not only because celebrating romance usually gives us an excuse to pamper ourselves, but because it's a wonderful time of the year for cosmetics shopping.

Why buy roses or chocolates when you can get the best beauty products around?

We've decided to curate a list of our top 12 makeup, skincare and cosmetic goods for this year's Valentine's Day; whether it's for a hot date, a dinner for the gals or even a cosy night in with Netflix and a furry friend.

From your favourite smouldering red lipstick to sparkling pink eye-shadows and rose-scented perfume; 'tis the season for LOVE in beauty-land. 

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1. Charlotte Tilbury 'Hot Lips' red lipstick in Carina's Love.

Inspired by Chinese actress Carina Lau, this bold and sexy red lippy inspires confidence in any woman who wears it. It's siren red and has light-diffusing pigments that create a luminous finish for a full-bodied effect.

In Chinese culture, the colour red is representative of good fortune and joy, so it's positively perfect for Valentine's Day, right?

There's a great reason why Charlotte Tilbury is a globally renowned brand, and their matte lipstick range stands by their statement of good-quality products for women. 

The creamy formula, protection from UV damage and seamless finish are just three reasons why this lipstick makes our top 12. Enjoy it in all it's glory, gals.

Buy: Charlotte Tilbury
Price: €32

2. L'Occitane Romantic Rose collection

For Valentine's Day, it's only too important to smell and feel your best. We've found the ideal scent for the eve: ROSE. French powerhouse brand L'Occitane have gifted us with a set, that we all both need and deserve.

The gorgeous and elegant fragrance set includes: Rose Eau de Toilette, Rose Shower Gel, Rose Body Lotion and Rose Hand Cream. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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L'Occitane 'Romantic Rose' collection is priced at €69 from the L'Occitane website.

3. Too Faced 'better than sex' mascara

The 'Better Than Sex Mascara' Hourglass-Shaped Brush is genuinely revolutionary.

Formed by discovering the bust-waist-hip ratio of an iconic silver screen Blonde Bombshell, the brush has the ideal silhouette that separates lashes for voluminous perfection.

The collagen-fuelled mascara formula give you redefined lashes which stretch to unreal lengths, for romantic dinner date eyes.

Buy: Debenhams
Price; €19.55

4. CND nails

Nail brand CND Vinylux have just debuted their new range, featuring stunning pinks, dark berry, ravishing reds and blush tones to show off your romantic side.

Mambo Beat, Rose Bud, Hot Pop Pink, Tinted Love, Wildfire and Dark Lava are ideal for a hot date, or pretty much anything the night has in store; There's a colour for every kind of date.

For Valentine's Day, why not treat yourself to a some gorgeous new shades from the iconic brand? You'll feel pampered and date-ready in no time.

Buy: CND 
Price: €11.95 (Shellac and Vinylux)

5. L'Oreal Paris Go Purple shampoo

For anyone with platinum blonde, highlighted, silver, bleached hair and all shades in between, the L'Oreal Paris Go Purple shampoo is a TOTAL WINNER.

Finding the best purple shampoo to keep the brassiness out of light-coloured hair can be tricky, but thankfully L'Oreal Paris have solved that problem just in time for Valentine's Day.

Tried and tested by us, we can guarantee that this stuff genuinely works. Any yellow tones are washed out, leaving your hair looking bright and rejuvenated. Yes girls.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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L'Oreal Paris Go Purple shampoo is priced at €8.95 from all major retailers now.

6. Dermalogica intensive moisture balance

Promising to deliver nourishment beyond the skin's surface, the Dermalogica intensive moisture balance cream is 100 percent professional grade.

It's vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free and uses NO artificial colours or flavouring; it's legit eco-friendly while clearing up all those dry skin worries. We'll take 10, please?

Buy: Dermalogica
Price; €51

7. Rimmel London Wonder'Luxe mascara

Finally we have discovered the best clump-free mascara in town, with four oils to it's lash-loving Wonder collection.

For volumised, thick and full lashes, with maximum volume; Rimmel's your go-to product.

Rimmel has even infused argan oil into it's four-oil complex, as well as Maracuja oil, Marula oil and Camellia oil for conditioning and protection from hair splitting.

Argan oil is renowned for nourishing properties, so mascara won't have to damage those eyelashes anymore. Thank GAWD.

Buy: Littlewoods Ireland
Price: €10.90

8. Sculpted by Aimee Connolly: The 4-in-1 lip liner pen

Why have one Valentine's Day lip liner when you could have four, stunning shades?

Grab yourself the Nude or the Pink edition, whichever you're in the mood for will light up your night. Each edition has four beautiful shades, from 'Buff', 'Bare', and 'Peach' to 'Rose', 'Blush' and 'Rouge', you're in for a treat.

Line the perfect pout with makeup guru Aimee Connolly, she's only gone and made the holy grail of lip liners.

Buy: www.aimeeconnolly.com
Price: €29.99

9. Garnier Ultimate Blends almond crush shampoo and conditioner

Garnier Ultimate Blends are launching up to 98 percent natural origin haircare, and we could NOT be more excited about it.

Your hair will feel cleansed, nourished and weightless using their almond crush shampoo and conditioner, which is made with a blend of organic almond milk and agave sap.

The gentle formula is a complete game-changer; did we mention it's 100 percent vegan? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Garnier Ultimate Blends almond crush shampoo and conditioner are priced at €4.95 each and are available from all major retailers.

10. La Roche Posay Lipikar Cleansing Oil AP+

La Roche Posay have long been one of our go-to skincare brands, and their new cleansing oil for dry skin will save the day for those of you who are PLAGUED with this skin type.

It's a soap-free, paraben-free and alcohol-free pH neutral shower oil that gives your skin the lipids it needs to reconstruct the skin barrier,

Skin with atopic tendencies or extreme dryness will CRAVE this product, it also soothes that feeling of tightness many of us know and hate.

Buy: Feel Unique
Price: €12

11. Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette

From white shades like 'Tempera' and 'Vermeer' to baby pink 'Bijon Fresco', bold raspberry 'Love Letter' and 'Venetian Red', even brown shades like 'Red Ochre' and 'Cyrprus Umber', we're dazzled by these Renaissance-inspired tones.

The range is gorgeous; this collection of matte and metallic eye-shadows is PERFECT for creating dazzling cosmetic effects this Valentine's Day.

Anastasia Beverley Hills always create the best products, which means they sell out fast. Grab yours now online from Cult Beauty to avoid disappointment.

Buy: www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Price: €49.11

12. Bioderma Sensibio Foaming Gel

Leading French brand Bioderma has introduced the new Sensibio foaming gel, and all we can say is: WOW.

The gel is specifically created to soothe and hydrate your skin to ensure it's free of trapped oil and impurities.

It's mild but cleansing active ingredients calm irritations and will leave your skin feeling squeaky clean just in time for your Valentine's Day make-up regime.

Buy: Cloud10 Beauty or select pharmacies nationwide
Price: €13 

That concludes the round-up of our top 12 ultimate Valentine's Day beauty products: tried and tested.

You'll be getting a faster heartbeat and butterflies in your stomach just looking at these gems, let alone using them. They'll melt your heart, and self-love is all about treating yourselves, right?

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Makeup can give you that special finishing touch for any prom look, so you can stand out from the crowd. Whether you are going for a low-key or high-fashion look, you want to make sure your makeup is done to perfection.

Although it would be lovely to have a professional come and do your makeup for the big night, this is not an affordable luxury for most people. We've got a few quick tips and tricks to help you take charge and get prom ready in no time, no stress.

Dress to Impress

You've probably spent a lot of time finding your dream prom dress, so it's important to centre your makeup look on it. Your makeup and dress should always compliment one another, rather than compete for attention.

For example, if you were wearing prom dresses in bright colours with embellishments such as this gorgeous number from JJ's House, a complimentary makeup look would be matching red lipstick with light eye makeup.

A heavily made-up eye area would be too busy for this style of dress and completely overdo your overall look.

If you're wearing a plainer style of dress like this JJ's House velvet gown, you can combine sultry, smoky eyes with your red lipstick as it's a makeup look that compliments the material and these styles of prom dresses.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It might not usually be a good idea to copy other people's work or ideas, but when it comes to makeup looks, it's practically a recommendation!

We often see celebrities or models made up in a way that we think will suit us too – prom can be the perfect place to try it out!

The key to making this look work can be summed up in one word: practice! If you leave it until prom day to try it out, chances are it will be a complete disaster – it might look like a mess or just not look as good as you thought it would.

Prom night is not the time to work this out.

If you want to mirror the look of your favourite celebrity, practice and preparation are the best ways for you to get there.

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One of the biggest things most people forget to do is make sure their makeup looks good in pictures. This is something that again is best to practice and prepare before the big night.

Flash photography can wash out your skin and makeup, and can make you look pasty and startled! You would be shocked to know what the biggest culprit for this is: moisturiser – or more specifically, moisturiser with sunscreen in it.

The sunscreen reflects the flash, completely washes out your face and mismatches the tone from your body.

Make sure you plan ahead and check to make sure the face cream or foundation you use on prom night does not include sunscreen. If it's only a small amount, you can try and take photos to test how reflective it might be.

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Okay, so we're a day late but why can't every day be National Lipstick Day?

From old Hollywood-glamour red pouts, to 1980's frosted pink pouts and Morticia Addams-style dark pouts, a good lipstick has the power to transform a mood/outfit/whole day.

So in honour of this timeless make-up staple, we did a whip around the office to see what lippies the team have stashed in their make up bags and why they wouldn't be seen without them…

Kat O'Connor, Staff Writer

My favourite is Mrs Mia Wallace by Urban Decay.

It's a gorgeous deep red and never fails to boost my confidence.

I'm not a huge makeup fan and prefer a natural look, but when I want to feel more glamorous I pop that on and I'm good to go. 

Mrs Mia Wallace,Urban Decay, €15.45

Mary Byrne, MagicMum Editor

My go-to is a Rimmel lippie in a pinky shade.

Unfortunately, I've used it so often that the colour code has worn off and I'm not 100% sure what it's called.

I'm not really a lipstick type of person tbh, and I opt for the same one whether I'm heading to a gig or a wedding – why fix what's not broken?!

I love this one is because it also works really well as a blusher – it's got a lovely creamy, matte texture and blends in really well. 

Jen McShane, MummyPages Editor

As I have so little time in the mornings, I want a lipstick that won't have vanished by the time I arrive at the office.

So I tend to favour a lip crayon – specifically Chanel's Le Rouge Crayon Del Couleur (€35).

It's really a two-in-one; a retractable twist that doubles as a liner and a lipstick.

The thin nib means you can outline your lips expertly and fill them in, on-the-go, in a hurry, wherever you are. It has a satin, yet ultra long-lasting, intense colour finish and despite the price tag, I have it in multiple shades – that's how good it is. 

Chanel's Le Rouge Crayon Del Couleur, €35

Shayna Sappington, Editorial Intern 

I love Mac's lipstick Twig.

It's a nice neutral colour you can wear everyday and looks different on everyone.

Their lipstick doesn't dry out my lips and always smells like vanilla. 

MAC, Twig. €20.00

Aoife Loughnane,  Editorial Intern

Like Mary, I'm not a huge lipstick person mainly because anytime I've attempted to wear it in the past, I look like I've devoured a pot of strawberry jam. 

However, I do love the Kate Moss Rimmel range – but I espesh love the Rimmel only 1 Matte Lipstick in nude. 

It's also fantastic as a blush on the cheekbones – just a little dab last hours and it actually looks good. 

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Have you ever been so unfortunate as to see a a pair of love birds absolutely eating the faces off one another in public?

If you were in close proximity to this act and monitoring it, David Attenborough style, then you may have noticed that if the lady in question is wearing bright lipstick, a good shift can often leave her previously perfect lippie in disarray.

Shifters of the world, rejoice, as now the "snogged lip" look is en vogue. 

 

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Looking like a hot mess is officially in style. Well, according to Preen by Thornton Bregazzi anyway.

The designer duo sent models down the runway looking like they'd just stepped out of Coppers on a Friday night. 

Every girl knows that shifting in lipstick is not an ideal situation as the reapplication process can be a b****, but this trend is saying "let your lips be" by mimicking the results of a feverish kissing session.

While we'd usually be into any look that meant we could be more low-maintenance than ever, there is something about those messy edges that reminds us of the kind of painful, chapped lips that arrive during a bad flu.

We might give this trend a pass. Unless it happens accidentally, of course. 

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As if being sick wasn't bad enough, it now seems the we may have to part ways with some of our favourite beauty products if we want to prevent the illness form reoccurring. 

Sure, a a little bit of lippy and a lashing of mascara might make us feel better when we're in the depths of a bad dose, but when you consider the amount of germs that could be living in your cosmetics collection, you might want to consider ditching the makeup if you don't fancy having to dispose of some of your favourite products. 

According to The Independent, Morgan Statt, a health and safety investigator for consumersafety.org, confirmed there a multiple health risks associated with using makeup while we're poorly. 

“You should absolutely dispose of any lip products after you’ve been sick," says Statt.

“Your lip linings are a natural gateway to your respiratory tract which puts you at an additional risk of infection and illness.” 

But lipsticks aren't the only offenders, Morgan told SHEmazing that certain eye products can provide the ideal conditions for bacteria to grow. 

"If you've had some sort of eye infection, like conjunctivitis, it's best to toss out any eye makeup you were using when you got the infection. Dark, moist places like a mascara tube are ideal breeding grounds for bacteria, which could spur on inflammation," she said. 
 
"If you only suffered a cold and don't want to part with your products, you can salvage certain ones. If you use an eyeliner pencil, cut off the top portion that you used while you were sick and disinfect it with an alcohol wipe. The same can be said for your favourite eyeshadow palette. Get rid of lingering germs by disinfecting with an alcohol wipe."

But wait, all hope is not lost! 

If you really can't bring yourself to bin your favourite lippy, you can salvage it by cutting off the top and disinfecting the tube with rubbing alcohol. 

However, if you are really concerned about germs, Morgan says that dumping the product is the best option. 

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Whether it is seductively adding more pull to your pout, or you're scrawling a meaningful message on a mirror, the power of lipstick cannot be ignored.

Here are nine BIZARRE things you didn't know about your lippy…

1. White lipstick was a trend in the 1960s for a true 'mod' look.

2. It’s said that women who wear lipstick daily unintentionally eat about 4 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime (HOW GROSS). 

3. In the 1700s, a man could have his marriage annulled if his wife had used lip rouge during their courtship. 

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4.  According to a study called the 'Lipstick Effect' women increase their desire to buy lipstick during economic recessions. 

5. Some shimmery lipsticks used to contain fish scales (also known as “pearl essence”) to add shine.

6. Although the term 'lipstick' wasn’t first used until 1880, lipstick use actually dates back to Ancient Egypt. It’s said that Cleopatra made her red lippy from crushed Carmine beetles. 

7. One of the most expensive lipsticks in the world is Guerlain’s KissKiss Gold and Diamonds Lipstick, which will set you back €56,000. 

8. While all other cosmetics were rationed in Britain during WWII, lipstick was kept in production because Winston Churchill felt it boosted morale.

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9. A University of Manchester study found that a woman wearing red lipstick captures a man’s gaze over three times longer than one who is wearing no lipstick at all.

There you have it ladies, from the weird to the wonderful. 

Pout out! 

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So, Autumn is almost upon us, and you know what that means –  time clean out that makeup bag, and stock up for the season ahead. 

As has been the trend for the past few years, bold lips are here to stay for 2017. 

From metallic golds to subtle lilacs, here's our picks of this season's biggest colours.  

Blood Red 

1. Charlotte Tilbury – Red Carpet Red R.R.P €32.00

2. Rimmle Kate – #1 R.R.P €7.49

Dusty Lilac 

1. NARS Audacious Lipstick – Dominique R.R.P €30.00 

2. Inglot Lipstick – Shade 281 R.R.P €15.00

Subtle Metallic

1. Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Metal – Foiled Brat R.R.P €24.00

2. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Cosmic Metals Lip Cream  – Retro Harmony R.R.P €10.50

Deep Plum

1. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Lipstick – Shameless R.R.P €32.00

2. MAC Matte Lipstick – Investigator €20.00

Chocolate Brown 

1. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Turnt Up Lipstick – Dahlia R.R.P €8.50

2. MAC Matte Lipstick – In My Fashion R.R.P €20.00 

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M.A.C are renowned for their cult beauty items and amazing collaborations. 

This year alone the brand has teamed up with ten of the world's top beauty influencers, but now the company is creating the perfect lipsticks with a complete pop queen.

The one and only Nicki Minaj is on board with M.A.C to create some sizzling nude lippies, and we're dying to see them IRL. 

 

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'@nickiminaj dominates fans’ hearts and hip-hop charts with her bravado and razor-sharp rhymes,' reads the original Insta upload. 

'With her unstoppable seductive power, the queen is set to conquer the world.'

'Get cheeky and take charge in the queen’s two suggestive Lipstick shades. This September, get nude with Nicki.'

'Need even more Nicki in your life? M·A·C has a MAJOR surprise coming in 2018.'

 

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The cult lipstick brand then uploaded another picture, showcasing two stunning lipsticks. 

The caption revealed that Nicki will be releasing not one but two nude lipsticks with the iconic beauty brand. 

The nude duo will be released in September, and we may start queuing outside Arnotts or BTs now… 

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It's National Lipstick Day, and to celebrate the ultimate finishing touch to any makeup look, we at SHEmazing HQ reflected on our favourite lippie products. 

From mauves to nudes to browns to dazzling reds, the varying shades we love are as unique as the women who wear them. 

NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Embellishment

'Obviously the entire world has become obsessed with liquid lipsticks thanks to Kylie Jenner and her kits. I've always been a big fan of NYX because their colour range is massive, but Embellished is the ideal mauve shade that goes really well with my colouring. (aka pale AF with dark eyes and brows)'

'It doesn't require lip liner underneath and I need something I can slick on on the Luas on my way to drinks or whatever, and I'm definitely no MUA so one-step application is the only way forward for me.' – Sarah Magliocco, SHEmazing writer.

M.A.C Lipstick in Russian Red

'Mine has to be M.A.C's Russian Red.'

'It makes my lips look bigger and the colour goes with every makeup look.' – Oliva Hayes, SHEmazing writer.

Maybelline Coloursens Nude Lipstick in Coffee Craze 

This is the perfect 'your lips but browner' colour, and it makes your teeth look super white. 

'It's also a really nice texture and doesn't dry out your lips at all.' – Lauren Nolan, SHEmazing Writer 

M.A.C Lipstick in Dark Side

'I don't really wear lipstick that often, even if I have a full face of makeup I'd more just wear a tinted Vaseline.'

'I often find that if I wear red lipsticks and stuff that I still feel like I'm playing with my Mam's makeup it's like a dressing up box, but this is more of a burgundy, and it doesn't;t feel waxy and artificial it feels quite creamy.'

'I't one of the few lipstick I've bought a few times.' – Niamh McClelland, SHEmazing Editor

M.A.C Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

Velvet Teddy is a cult classic, and there is a reason why – it goes with every look.

It is the perfect matte shade for both day and night, I wear it with pretty much everything.' – Rebecca O'Keeffe, Senior Staff Writer at Sheology.

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