It’s a serious perk of the job here at Her.ie towers that we get to try and test some of the latest and greatest beauty releases and call it work. Lucky us. Here is a heads up on three products that got a communal thumbs up from the team in the week that was…
Luminous Shimmer, RRP €15.50, He-Shi
Not a brand new product, but a welcome relaunch. This bronzing gel from tan giants He-Shi might look as though you’ll end up like you were the victim in a glitter factory explosion, but we promise it’s much less terrifying on. The gel slides on as smooth as silk and it’s so easy to apply around the body, leaving a streak-free finish with subtle hints of glitter to highlight your gorgeous skin. (Please bear in mind that when we say subtle, this is still not tan to wear to the office – this beauty is a night time buy). Packed full of hydrating organic quinoa protein, proven to provide optimal skin conditioning, with added vitamin E and amino acids condition to protect and restore suppleness to skin, there’s really no excuse not to glam it up.
Revitalising Lip Balm with Blueberry and Dark Chocolate, RRP €3.95, Burt’s Bees
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. A horrible old saying that our grannies may have uttered from time to time – it’s never stopped us from scoffing whatever chocolate happens to be within reach. However, if you are calorie counting and you’re desperately craving a sweet fix, there is a no-fat option we think you’ll like. The latest addition to the popular Burt’s Bees lip balm collection is Blueberry and Dark Chocolate. With 100% natural ingredients and at less than a fiver, this is the ultimate in a mini beauty treat. Described as a super food in a tube, the balm boasts Blueberry Seed Oil, sweet Cocoa Powder and Rich Cocoa Seed Butter.
Katy Perry Lashes, RRP €6.99, Eyelure
We knew she had to be faking that flutter, but at least now we can nab it too. Killer Queen of pop Katy Perry followed in a long line of celebs by putting her name to a lashes line, but we have to say we quite like them… particularly with party season well on the way. The quickest way to get a dramatic makeup look, false lashes are a Christmas staple, and these bargain buys give plenty bang for your buck. You can choose from four styles; Sweetie Pie, for the more understated gal who wants natural volume and added length, OH HONEY!, for day to night wear with a vintage flick, Cool Kitty with eye-catching manicured tips and OH MY! for a full on dramatic look that won’t fail to turn heads.