Beachy days are coming

Now that the evenings are getting longer, it’s time to think of a more summer look for our hair and makeup.Bronzy beach looks with tousled waves are all on trend right now, and the best news is that blush is back (finally!).


Cool, effortless and über versatile, wavy laissez-faire locks are the beauty pros go-to style this season, and Irish-owned hair care brand Voduz’s latest release will make achieving this summer’s hottest hair trend as easy as one, two, three thanks to their three-in-one waver.

Unlike anything currently on the market, the new Spectrum 3-in-1 Waver (RRP €149) not only provides you with a professional-grade hair tool but also allows for complete versatility thanks to its three, uniquely sized tourmaline ceramic barrels.

No matter if you’re rocking a shaggy bob, shoulder length layers or flowing mermaid length, the barrels will suit each style and preference perfectly, with 13mm, 25mm and 32mm options available.

The barrels evenly distribute heat across the hair whilst sealing the cuticles, leaving you with a frizz-free, long-lasting result, allowing you to achieve beach babe hair in an instant, without even having to step on the sandy shores.

The Spectrum 3-in-1 Waver also comes equipped with a digital LCD temperature display, allowing you to easily adjust the temperature settings, from 80 degrees to 230 degrees, giving you complete control.



Blissfully bright under eyes and a flawless, poreless complexion are exactly why J.Cat Beauty’s Aquasurance Compact Foundation (€23.50) has taken the internet by storm, with make-up aficionados across social media platforms positive about the canvas created by the power of this versatile powder formulation foundation.

Perfect for both oily and dry skin, this multifaceted make-up staple is a secret weapon in achieving an immaculate full glam look.

Hydrating and weightless on the skin, the finely milled luxurious, silky texture minimises the appearance of pores and absorbs and balances excess oil without creasing or looking cakey. Cactus flower extract provides antioxidant properties among the incredible ingredients of this powder foundation, helping to maintain moisture, whilst chamomile calms the skin, reducing redness thanks to its anti-inflammatory characteristics.

Chlorella, another major player in the skincare game and top ingredient in the Aquasurance Compact Foundation, improves the production of collagen, aiding in firmness and tone.

This product features a water lock system that assists in maintaining moisture within the powder. The Aquasurance Compact Foundation provides medium to full coverage for a natural flawless complexion covering imperfections and improving your complexion throughout the day.

Max Factor Facefinity Matte Bronzer (RRP €10.99) is an ultra weightless and seamless powder finish for an all-year natural summer bronzed look with a super blendable finish. Available in two universal shades, the bronzing powder has rich blurring properties that won’t sit in fine lines or pores. It works really well on the body too. Use a little on the eye socket to give definition to the eyes too.

For a number of years, the industry’s love for blusher fell to the wayside as neutral, hyper-contoured looks took centre stage. I never lost my love of blush and thankfully it looks like we’re ready to embrace a youthful flush of colour and brighter complexions for the year ahead.

Up Cosmetics Cream Blush collection contains two beautiful shades to compliment all skin tones, creating that much sought-after dewy radiant glow. Blush Pink (RRP €20) is the perfect buildable rouge with a creamy consistency packed full of pigment. A little goes a long way to deliver that sought after natural radiance. Blush Peach Glow (RRP €20) is a beautifully blendable blush with a peachy sunkissed colour to give the cheeks definition and a luminous shine.