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…
Brow’s That, €7.59, Seventeen
If there is a better value kit on the market than this one, send it our way asap. This pocket-sized palette has everything you need to tame unruly brows, including wax, brow powder, a mini brush, a mini brow pencil, a mirror and a handy how-to guide. Keep the more expensive hero products at home and carry this one in your night out bag. It’s perfect for a top up or an emergency fix, and with change from a tenner there’s no heartbreak should it not make the trip home from a nigh club bathroom. Not that that’s ever happened to us. Ahem.
The Essentials Mineral Eye Make-Up Palette, €43, Clarins
It’s that time of year when we begin to turn our attention to two things; party season and gifts. This new release from Clarins is perfect for either. A good eyeshadow palette is a key asset in any makeup bag, and other brands have made huge investments in that area in recent years, gaining a lot of ground and a cult following. But we want this one too. This sleek offering contains ten wearable shadows in a variety of matte, satin and pearl finishes with a colour realm of pale nudes through to smokey greys. The compact comes complete with mirror and double ended applicator for the very fair price of €43. Tell Santa.
Jua Natural Perfume, RRP €15.95, Trilogy
We like a bit of beauty with a purpose. And not the Miss America kind. Jua is the first foray into the world of perfume for certified natural skincare brand Trilogy. An all-natural, sunflower-based perfume oil, this is a very special, limited edition product developed for So They Can, an Australasian charity working to educate and empower communities in Africa.
Jua, which means ‘sun’ or ‘sunshine’ in Swahili, is a beautiful, fresh fragrance that comes in the form of a handy roll-on applicator ideal for your handbag. The natural perfume oil has hand-pressed Tanzanian sunflower oil as its base, produced from one of So They Can’s social business projects. The charity invests in communities in severe need in Kenya and Tanzania, focusing on education and building the local economy. So They Can projects are designed to build self-sufficiency with the aim of ensuring sustainable poverty alleviation.
Top notes: bergamot, rose bouquet, freesia
Middle notes: apricot, frankincense, mint
Base notes: cedar wood bark, vetyver, vanilla
Do good, feel food, smell good. We’re in.