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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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Mirrored Magnificence

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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Daphne Self is proving that age is just a number after she landed a role as the face of a new beauty campaign, aged 89.

The British-born fashionista has been dubbed 'the world's oldest supermodel' thanks to her latest deal with cosmetics company, Eyeko.

She appears in a video campaign for the brand's new Bespoke Mascara range, during which she speaks fondly about her modelling career as well as her love of makeup and beauty products.

Daphne began her modelling her career when she was just 20-years-old, before being 'rediscovered' when she turned 70 when she featured in the pages Vogue for an article on ageing.

While demonstrating the new mascara, the model admitted that she loves having long and thick eyelashes before giving a cheeky wink directly to camera.

According to The Independent, Eyeko chose Daphne for the Bespoke campaign, alongside other younger models, because the campaign aims to show that “no one size fits all.”

Speaking about the new range, the founder of Eyeko, Nina Leykind, said: “Our fans are discerning and smart and no longer accept the norm and we want to celebrate the individual.”

"For Eyeko it's about fulfilling our mascara mission and delivering on our promise to create the perfect mascara for everyone."

"I'm thrilled that we can now offer our fans a mascara that really is as game-changing as we promise!"

The Bespoke range has 100 unique combinations allowing users to create their perfect mascara in three easy steps.

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When it comes into the summer season, we feel like we need a complete overhaul of our make-up bags.

Our usual foundation and contour palette is now too heavy, our mascara has gone clumpy, and our fave lipsticks are now at the bottom of their barrels.

We want to look super fresh and dewy every dayum day, OK?

Thankfully, there is a new high summer makeup collection on the shelves to make us feel like we have an Instagram Story filter on us at all times.

When it comes to contouring, we want something handy to pop in our handbags, and wet n wild®'s new contour compact is exactly what the doctor ordered.

This summer is absolutely jam-packed with festivals, and we're predicting that a handy little compact like this will fit perfectly in our festival handbags. 

The complementary contouring powders define your bone structure and highlights your best features, without making you looked caked, so it's pretty much a win win. 

We all know that mascara is the key to a perfectly defined eye makeup look, but we're not down with breaking the bank when it comes to experimenting with eye products. 

Keeping with wet n wild®'s new high summer collection, we're pretty intrigued by their new Cat Eye mascara.

The fan brush is tapered to avoid clumps, but promises to add a dramatic edge to any look. The non-stick formula ensures that lashes stay separate, as well as helping to strengthen your lashes.

We know we've already mentioned festival makeup, but chipped nails at a three-day music haven with no access to your nail technician is a beauty blunder we'd rather avoid. 

The wet n wild® Wondergel nail polish promises to last up to two weeks, so it's perfect if you have a few events on at the same time over the summer months.

When it comes to shades, the selection doesn't disappoint either. (We have our colour on for the past week, and there's not a chip in sight, FYI.)

Some days, we're ALL for leaving our face bare and just heading out with a touch of lipstick on to add a little flush of colour to a pared-back look. 

Thankfully, another of wet n wild®'s high summer products are helping us maintain or summer makeup goals with their curated selection of Mega Last lip colours.

The semi-matte finish is super soft on the lips, and its new polymer complex means your smackers will stay super soft and hydrated.

The colours are gorgeous too, with everything from a light coral hue to deep purple. 

Whether you're hitting the town, or hitting the beach, or heading to any of the Irish festivals, affordable makeup is always a winner.

Stashing a few of these bits in your bag to top up your fresh summer look is a complete no-brainer.

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If you are finding yourself in a bit of a beauty rut lately, why not try something new (and shiny)?

 

Yes #glittereverything #goldmascara #weekendvibes #positivevibes #healingcrystals

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Say goodbye to your classic black mascara, and swap it out for some delicious metallics. 

That's right ladies, gilded mascara is slowly (but surely) becoming one of the hottest trends this year, and it's FAB. 

The look can be achieved using gold coloured mascara, or gold glitter eyeshadow patted over classic black mascara.

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Now, we appreciate that this isn't really an everyday sort of look, but it is a guaranteed way to spice up your party makeup!

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 LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! 

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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.

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Whether or not you’re a fan of the Kardashians you have to admit the girls do know a thing or two about makeup.

So it’s super exciting to hear that Khloe’s a fan of Maybelline’s super affordable Volum’ Express The Falsies Mascara in the shade Extra Black.

According to Marie Claire, the reality star revealed on her app: "When it comes to mascara, more $$$ doesn't always mean more volume or length” before claiming that celebrity makeup artist Joyce Bonelli “beats” her lashes with the drugstore product.

Since the mascara retails at just €11.99 and is available in Boots stores and online, could you really go wrong?

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If you love having long eye lashes but HATE having to apply falsies, then this is the hack for you.

Beauty vlogger, Huda Kattan took to Youtube to show her followers how to achieve super long lashes in just a minute.

All you need is some cotton wool, a spoolie (which you can find at the end of some eye liners) and your usual mascara.

After you apply a first coat of mascara, Huda tells you to then cover your spoolie with cotton wool, and transfer onto your lashes.

Do this a few times are the results are amazeee. She'll even show you at the end the difference between just mascara and cotton-lined mascara.

Now, go fourth and make those lashes rock. 

 

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There seems to be a certain feeling of joy when you get your hands on a new lipstick or that mascara that makes your lashes look killer.

And to be honest, we don't really want to throw away our make-up until we scrape every last little bit out. Right?

Wrong. We should, because the truth is that everything we put on our face must be clean and fresh or else some nasty germs could clog up your beautiful complexion. UGH.

And if you haven't a clueee when you need to throw your make-up out, no worries. Grazia spoke to Bobbi Brown pro make-up artist Hannah Martin and she gave us all the inside scoop to when we need to clear out our make-up bags.

Once you open a product, liquid and cream based make-up "are best used within a year and powder products within two years."

But Hannah said to watch yourself with mascara as it's "one of the exceptions and really is at its best for the first two months and should be replaced after three months."

As a general rule, "longwear shadows and liners are also at their best for the first six months but powder products "such as face powder, bronzer, blush and eye shadow will last longer that liquid products," so they're good for a couple of years (if they last that long). 

The most important thing is to read the guidelines on the products and do regular clean-outs of your make-up bag and make-up brushes. You'll be sorted in no time!

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*Competition CLOSED – Congrats to Martina Skelly*

 

If you want to impress this Valentine's Day, then these Max Factor goodies are just for you.

Be in with a chance of winning the new All Day Flawless foundation, Voluptuous False Lash Effect mascara, creme blush AND Facefinity compact foundation.

Whether you're going out to town with your beau, having a girly day OR binge-watching Netflix (winning), these little beauties will have you sorted.

If you think this sounds oh-so-great, then you need to be in it to win it. Just head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. Good luck, ladies! 

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Why must updating your makeup bag involve a lotto win? Pish-posh, we say! In fact, there are a LOAD of killer products that – incredibly – come in at just a fiver or less. 

Here, SHEmazing! rounds up the best budget buys that have caught our eye in recent times…

 

1) Pump Up Booster 24H Waterproof Mascara: €4.99 boots.ie and pharmacies nationwide

2) Collection 2000 Natural Matte Foundation: €3.99 Boots stores nationwide 

 

3) New Look Pure Colour Nail Varnish: €4.49 newlook.com/eu

 

4) Carmex Cherry Lip Balm Tube: €4.49 available nationwide

 

5) Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links Eyeshadow: €4.40 asos.com

 

6) Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity Kissy Missy Lip Balm: €4.11 feelunique.com

 

7) Barry M Lip Liner: €4.50 marksandspencer.ie and stores nationwide

 

8) Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil: €4.40 asos.com

9) Essence I Love Nude Eyeshadow: €2.99 Penneys stores nationwide

 

10) Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish: €4.99 pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide 

 

PS… OK so it's not quite a fiver, but it's mighty good value: the Lipstick To Lashes November GLOSSYBOX is worth more than €62 but it available for just €13 throughout November from glossybox.co.uk while stock lasts. ​Hurrah!

 

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Don't we all just love when a new beauty product launches? The packaging – all new and shiny; the (sometimes dubious) manufacturer claims; using it for the first time.

Bliss!

Here in SHEmazing HQ we are pretty beauty obsessed – so we've looked into the new products that are launching this month. Admittedly, some of them are 'investment' items, but sometimes it's worth splashing the cash a little.

 

Chanel Le Volume Ultra-Noir de Chanel, €35

Chanel has definitely upped its game with this mascara. Anything you want it to do it will. The extreme black swipes onto every one of your lashes and gives them an instant curl. The result is volumised, lengthened… and fabulous!

Guerlain Cleansing Range, prices from €31

Ever notice your skin changes like the weather? One minute it's dry, the next it's oily, and you have to change the products you use every few weeks or months. Well now theres a new product that does all that changing for you. Guerlain has introduced a wide range of exclusive new cleansers which change when you do. Simple! 

L'Occtaine Rebalancing Infusions for Bath, €22

We can't wait to get our hands on this one! The infusions come in little sachets which you just drop in your bath and it does all the work for you. Get ready for the best bath experience, ever. 

Calvin Klein Eternity Now, €45

This will be your new fragrance, guaranteed. It is infused with peony, neroli petals and peach blossom which are dried down in a cashmere veil. Fancy! This is the newest edition of Klein's oh-so popular Eternity range.

Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil, €21

Get perfect brows that are also perfect for your bank balance. Smashbox's newest member to the family brings high pigment and long lasting pencils to fill in your brows. They're the answer to fuller-looking, gorgeous brows. Hurrah!

YSL 3-in1 Kohl Eyeliner, €30

This new eye liner gives you an option of doing angular flicks for nights out or soft smokey eyes for during the day. Whatever style you want to achieve, this pen is all you need!

 

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