Narrowing it down.
Rather than try and tell you about every single product that launches, an edit of hero buys highlights the best of the best.
From budget to high-end, practical to pretty, the picks that feature below are actual must-haves.
Benefit They’re Real! Big Sexy Lip Kit, €34
The lipstick and liner combo of dreams. Having a 2 in 1 liner/lippy has been on my wish list for a while as it takes all the hassle away and this is 100% a new handbag friend. Four lipsticks and four liners.
Also, the silver steel effect packaging screams Bond Girl to me so if you ever wanted to channel your inner diva, this is the product to help you do it.
UD Illuminating Highlighting Trio, €39
The news that Urban Decay was bringing out a highlighter palette caused mass hysteria and its finally here. The kit, encased in marble packaging (obvs), is made up of three shimmering face and body powders accompanied by a dual side brush.
The stunning shades are Pyrite (champagne gold), Twilight (rose pink with hints of bronze) and Oasis (a delightful mix of taupe and blush).
Having three shades in the one place, instead of skipping from product to product, will make application quicker and easier.
Fuschia ‘Bake Me’ baking kit, €27
If you haven’t heard about makeup baking, read all about it here.
It’s all about setting your base so it doesn’t budge, an absolute must for the many nights involved in party season.
This mini kit contains a tulip highlighting brush, a highlighter and rice powder to ensure the finished look remains perfect until you take off your makeup. Wishful thinking I hear you say but this trio will help considerably towards that end goal.
CATRICE, Satin Matt Lip Colour from the Victorian Poetry collection, €5.50
Long lasting, a matt finish, high coverage, pigment pay-off and all for a bargain price.
CATRICE has produced some hero products, hello Prime and Fine refiner, and this lippie is a new favourite.
It might also have something to do with the gold packaging speaking to my magpie tendencies but shhhhhh.
InStyler Straight Up Straightening Brush, €69.99
A brush that acts as a straightener? Tell us more.
If you’ve battled with your GHD on a number of occasions and come out the worse for it (meet your sister), then this is for you.
The ionic technology means you can get right to the root, there’s a smooth non-grip surface so it actually glides through the hair and it doesn’t get as warm as a normal straightener which means less damage.
Yep, this is the type of styling tool you’ll get so much use from.
Main image via Instagram: Urban Decay Cosmetics