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The Beauty Agency is a beauty collective led by renowned makeup artist Leonard Daly and celebrity hair stylist Lydia O’Carroll who are offering a bespoke beauty service and bringing New York fashion chic to private clients around Ireland. 

The Beauty Agency is the perfect choice for any ‘brides to be’ looking for an elegant and timeless look for their big day.

Their talented team members have all worked on a global level with some of the world’s most discerning clients and are experts at tailoring hair and makeup to suit each client’s individual style and features. The Beauty Agency know the power of good hair and makeup.

They don’t believe ‘treating yourself’ to professional beauty services should be reserved solely for special occasions- be it an important business meeting, a new LinkedIn profile photo or a night out on the town, the Beauty Agency have your back!

Leonard, who has over 25 years working in the beauty industry working with luxury brands including Tom Ford, Chanel, Estee lauder and Bobbi Brown, is in constant demand with high profile clients such as Joan Collins, Nathalie Dormer, Rachel Griffiths, Aidan Turner and members of the royal family.

Forever at the frontline of fashion and style trends, he has worked at both London and Paris Fashion weeks and his unique expertise and artistry are evident in his editorial work in British Vogue, IMAGE and Tatler. Leonard’s signature understated style will have you looking like you belong on the pages of Vogue.

Lydia returned home to Dublin from New York where for over a decade she worked the International fashion circuit as a principal stylist under acclaimed session stylists such as Guido creating inspired hair styles for major fashion shows like Victoria Secrets and Alexander McQueen.

With Lydia’s wealth of expertise you can rest assured not a hair will be out of place.

Together Lydia and Leonard want to bring couture hair and make-up to Irish women who want to perfect their style with an elegantly timeless and stunning look.

Fancy learning more about this incredible service? Give the gorgeous folks at The Beauty Agency a shout here



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).


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 


If you're anything like us, you've been glued to this season of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here,

One of our favourite contestants has got to be Toff, or Georgia Toffolo.

The Made In Chelsea star has been keeping us seriously entertained with her one-liners, but Twitter has been consistently pointing out something about the star.

 Celebs generally arent allowed to wear makeup in the jungle, but Toff has been wearing concealer and foundation since entering the show. 

People have been wondering how this is allowed, and we finally have an answer.

A source told The Sun that Toff is allowed to have a contraband concealer on medical grounds.


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'Georgia has always had problems with her skin, but her treatment is sun sensitive so she's unable to use it in the jungle,' said the source.

'She's been allowed access to concealer on medical grounds.'

'It's annoyed other female campmates who are jealous,' they finished.



If your anything like us, an impromptu browse through the makeup counters will generally result in one hand covered in liquid lipsticks and the other caked in every various shades of biege and orange.

After all, most of us wouldn't dream of picking up a new product without testing it first, right?

Well, according to experts, the old 'try before you buy' method could actually be doing us more harm than good.

One microbiologist has warned how in-store makeup testers could carry viruses such as herpes and salmonella.

It's thought that lip products could contain tiny droplets of saliva which could carry infections, while mascara wands and eyeliners shared among friends could lead to the spread of conjunctivitis and even pink-eye.


According to The Daily Mail, Dr Amreen Bashir, a microbiologist from Aston University in Birmingham, said: “Most people would never consider sharing a toothbrush with a stranger, yet they happily use make-up testers.”

“There is a real risk of catching bacterial infections and herpes, as we all have different organisms living on us and one cosmetic tester can be used by 30 or 40 different people, which spreads the risk of infection.”

And if that wasn't enough to turn you off makeup testers, studies have revealed that a massive 43 per cent of eyeliners and mascara wands contain contaminants of some kind.

Makeup brushes are another huge offender, with experts warning that they could contain bacteria including Staph aureus, E.coli and streptococcus.

Please excuse us while we decontaminate our entire makeup collections.



Ever wondered exactly how the ancient Egyptians applied their liquid eyeliner? 

Or how the ancient Romans like to style their long locks?

If so, look no further than one particular YouTube channel that's making major waves in the niche of historically accurate makeup. 


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Fashion and beauty video creator Zabrena has carved out a loyal following on YouTube thanks to her epic and accurate makeup looks. 

Taking inspiration from various historical periods, the guru has turned her face into a time machine of past eras. 


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As well as providing us with insight into how certain time periods actually did their makeup, she also provides us with details like what the makeup was made form back them, what it was applied with, and the social reasons for how and what was applied to the face. 

Mum-of-one Zabrena also dips into more recent eras for her tutorials. 

Her video series has covered 50s, 60s and 80s makeup, as well as more niche topics like 90s supermodel, the Dark Ages, 80s glam rock and Marilyn Monroe. 


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Her videos are seriously interesting to makeup lovers and history buffs alike, and we could spend all night binge watching her Historically Accurate series.

Zabrena also posts modern makeup tutorials to her channel, and shares her looks on Instagram with almost 30,000 followers.

We're officially hooked on the talented MUA's educational videos. Halloween costume inspo, anyone?



It may seem a tad premature, but there are so many amazing brands releasing their special Christmas collections – and we are here for it!  

There seems to be new announcements every day, but we are seriously excited about this latest one.

The gorgeous folks at Fuchsia Makeup have revealed their glorious exclusive Christmas collection- and it has jingled all our bells. 

Now a well-established premium make-up brand, the original Fuschia store was born in 2005, in Drogheda, Ireland (homegrown, baby). 

The Fuschia beauty concept focuses on building confidence. Life is challenging (amen sister), and the world can be tough. Everyone neds a secret helper sometimes, to feel strong enough and confident enough to go out and perform at their absolute best.

The sense of empowerment, which comes from looking and feeling ready to face the world, is intense and undeniable. At Fuschia, they make it their business to provide the tools for women everywhere to feel like this, every single day.

Christmas time just so happens to be one of Fuschia's favourite time of year and to celebrate they have launched a huge selection of limited edition gift boxes, brush sets and much more to keep the beauty lover amongst your friends and family filled with holiday cheer! 

Whether you are looking for the perfect Christmas stocking filler or a luxury gift set for the one you love, Fuschia Makeup have you covered this Christmas.

Fuschia products are all vetted by their own ultra-talented tribe of make-up artists, who refuse to accept anything less than amazing. Each and every product is tested rigorously and must perform spectacularly to even come close to meeting the highest Fuschia quality standards. 

Gillian Moore, CEO Fuschia Make-Up says “At Fuschia we all absolutely LOVE what we do. We are genuinely passionate about helping women to love themselves a little more and feel braver and stronger as a result. We like to think that we don't just sell make-up; we inspire confidence.”





Game of Thrones has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions in a way that few TV shows can. 

For this reason, it's no surprise that the fantasy series has inspired a myriad of epic Halloween costume ideas. 

Of course, Khaleesi is one of the most popular costume choices, with her flowing white locks and penchant for a leather ensemble. 


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One makeup artist is taking the Mother of Dragons look to a whole new level with her take on the beloved GoT character.

Instagram-famous Irish makeup artist and Youtuber Keilidh Cashell has combined Daenerys Targaryen with her powerful dragons to create a unique Halloween costume we wish we had the makeup skills to recreate. 

Using the popular half-face format, the stunningly skilled MUA transformed half of her face into Khaleesi using subtle sculpting and a statement blonde wig, and used the other side to pay homage to Drogon. 


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The full tutorial isn't live yet, but the MUA did give some details on how she achieved the look in a caption on her Instagram page. 

Keilidh used a few products we already have in our beauty arsenal to create the look, including a SOSU contour kit and Inglot gel liners. 

The artist also used professional SFX makeup products to create those mythical scales. 

'This is my favourite look of life!! Obsessed with GOT and wanted to do it justice – tutorial coming soon,' Keilidh captioned the snap – and we can't wait. 

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Another day, another amazing new beauty product we'd like to formally introduce you to.

We were recently scrolling through Instagram when we stumbled upon a post by Trendmood (beauty gurus/ superstars). 

The page uploaded a video sneak peak from beauty brand, Farsali beauty. 

The clip revealed an amazing jelly highlighting cream, called Jelly Beam, and holy MOLY, is it great. 

Farsali is widely known for the most amazing face oils you have ever seen, and we have no doubt that this new highlighter will be much the same.  

The brand also uploaded the quick snap of the gorgeous new beauty product:

"But not just any kind… it's NOT a liquid, cream or powder… it's JELLY! It's unique Jelly consistency is due to the Farsali skincare DNA – which will keep your skin hydrated and protected from free radical damage, while you beam at the same time!"

They continued, explaining: "This baby goes on like a jelly and sets like a powder, giving you that beaming wet-satin finish. Launching November 1st, exclusively at farsali.com. Get your cheeks and sunglasses ready."

Oh, and it will hydrate your skin while also protecting it from free any damage – combine all that with a beaming satin finish, and we may just have the best beauty release of 2017. 

This amazing product launches on November 1, and we are honestly counting the days. 


The One cleanser + Volcanic Elixir = waking up with a smooth, hydrated and even complexion  – #farsali #farsalicare #theone #volcanicelixir

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It'll set you back $40 according to the website, which works out at about €35, which is a small price to pay for glowing joy. 

Maybe we should pop this baby on our Christmas lists. 



Not content with dominating the world's of fashion and modelling, Gigi Hadid has announced that she is officially branching out with the launch of her own makeup collection.

The US super model took to Instagram to tease the new range of cosmetics, which were created in collaboration with Maybelline New York. 


A year in the making.. #GIGIxMAYBELLINE COMING SOON. @maybelline 

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Assuming that the products in the photo are a taster of what's to come, it looks like the collection will include a number of lipstick shades ranging from subtle nudes to bold purples, as well as smokey eyeshadows, colourful eyeliners and compact makeup brushes.

Maybelline also shared a number teaser videos informing fans to 'get ready' for the upcoming release.



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While no release date has been confirmed, fans are excited at what's to come.

We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.


If ever you needed further proof that some days not even Chrissy Teigen wakes up looking like Chrissy Teigen, then look no further.

Highlighting the prep that goes into the star's pre-event prep, Chrissy's make-up artist, Emma Osborne, uploaded a timelapse video of the process.

And, ladies, it's no mean feat.

Before emerging as the red carpet-ready queen we all know and love, a bare-faced and utterly beautiful Chrissy can be seen laughing and chatting as the two experts get to grips with her hair and makeup.

Spolier: You will be seeing a topless John Legend, and for that we thank you, Emma.





We love all things autumn – from the warm drinks and cosy knits, to the fluffy pyjamas and gorgeous coats.

We would go as far to say that it's our favourite season (but we love the others also!)

The transition from summer to autumn also brings about changes in makeup – as you can now get away with warm, bold eyeshadows! 

Check out our FAVE shades for this season, that are just a little different:

1. Emerald Green

Embrace warm, jewel tones this season with a flawless emerald green smokey eye!

@luxylash Brown n green eyeshadow

2. Deep Blue

We are huge fans of a dark, matte blue eyeshadow.

This seriously makes the eyes POP.

I wouldn't usually go for blue eyeshadow, but this looks beautiful!

3. Sunset Eyes

Combine your yellows and oranges to create a beautiful sunset effect on your lid. 

im definitely going to try this

4. Gold Member

If you're feeling particularly festive this month, why not add a splash of metallic gold to your makeup look?

Combine it with a bold red lip, for the perfect night out. 


5. White Out

We may not get snow this year, but that won't stop us from embracing it in every way. 

bright lid and inner corner/soft wing/nude lip - gesso, solar white, showstopper, wedge, honeylove (needs more brow)

6. Rose Gold

The hottest colour of the season, in all aspects, especially makeup. 

Rose gold and pink metallic eyeshadow look

7. Smokey Brown

Instead of a harsh, black smokey eye, we recommend using warm brown tones.

Perfect for everyday wear. 

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8. Pink Eyes

There is just something really warm and pretty about a pink eyeshadow look. 

♥️ Pinterest: DEBORAHPRAHA ♥️ pink eyeshadow makeup look



It's FINALLY Friday, and we could not be happier about it to be honest!

You know what makes today even better? The fact that we just discovered an AMAZING new Disney collaboration (our hearts can hardly take it!)

Our latest discovery comes in the form of a Beauty and the Beast makeup collection, and we have Los Angeles based company Lorac to thank. 

"Waltz into a magical journey of wonder and romance with the new LORAC Los Angeles limited-edition Disney Beauty and the Beast collection," says the website, and we are so ready!

The collection consists of a stunning eyeshadow palette, which contains 16 gorgeous shades that are perfect for any occasion. 

There is also a lipgloss set, lipstick set and a delightful cheek palette, that has four lovely blushes that will have you glowing like Belle. 

And our favourite part? The gorgeous bloody packaging! Donning red roses, and what looks like gold embellishment, this collection really is something special. 

Sad story – the site doesn't deliver to this side of the pond, HOWEVER, the goodies are actually available on Amazon, so fear not. 


Shimmering, stunning cheek shades in our #BeautyAndTheBEast Cheek Palette. Which is your go-to color?@crystalsmakeup

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The cheek palette sells for $28 (£21.68), and the eyeshadow palette goes for  $48 (£37.17) – honestly, not a bad deal, in our humble opinion.

The divine lipstick and lipgloss sets sell for $36 (£27.87) and $34 (£26.33), respectively. 

We are buying EVERYTHING in this collection.