Time to get festival glam
If you were lucky enough to attend Cork Pride last week you will have seen some truly incredible colour and vibrance and it honestly inspired this week's piece.
Also I am giving you all loads of notice if you are hitting any festivals or celebrations over the coming months and want to bring the colour to your look. It doesn’t have to be a festival either, maybe you are having a back garden BBQ and want to bring the carefree vibe.
Obviously doing something overnight in a tent will call for practical things like instant tan and dry shampoo!
An all in one pallette
The latest B-Perfect collaboration with Laura B called the one is a brilliant investment. With 18 eyeshadows and 6 face powders ranging from 14 pigmented mattes to 4 dazzling multi-dimensional shimmers across a spectrum of vibrant, neutral, and deep hues, with a selection of rainbow tones as well as 2 bronzers, 2 highlighters and 2 blushers, this collection has been designed for beginners right through to professional makeup artists.
With incredible colour payoff, these velvety smooth powders glide right across your eyelids and face for a striking, showstopping shimmer, creating an alluring and irresistible look. This will be the one you reach for, whatever the look. My festive picks are Boss Man – a deep cinnamon red, Buzzin – a vibrant coral, Bestie – vivid magenta pink, Tequila – a yellow ochre and Ocean – a bright teal. It retails at €39.99. You’ll also be able to use it afterwards as there are some glam or day looks to create using the other colours.
Rimmel’s Day 2 Night Waterproof Mascara (RRP €10.99) provides two dramatically different lash looks within one cap to achieve that festival flutter lash look. With its waterproof formula, it provides long lasting protection against smudging and smearing - a must have for unpredictable Irish weather.
I can also attest that it is dance proof.
Budge proof instant tan
There’s nothing worse than a patchy tan ruining your festival look and with the unpredictable Irish weather this is a strong possibility. With Sally Hansen water and transfer resistant Airbrush Legs Spray (RRP €13.95) and Airbrush Legs Lotion (RRP €16.95), you can give your legs a makeover in just seconds, that says fresh and natural all day long. And for the ultimate festival look why not add some glow to your skin with Airbrush Legs Illuminator (RRP €9.95) Available in two shades Golden Glow or Nude Glow, this light reflecting highlighter that creates the illusion of longer legs and glossy-skinned perfection, instantly.
Klorane Dry Shampoo (€12.50) is a cult beauty classic created in 1971 for new mothers in the hospital. With one bottle sold every 10 seconds across Europe, the unique, plant-based blend of active ingredients and naturally absorbent powders refreshes hair and adds volume, leaving no trace of white residue. I love how it gently keeps any oil out of your roots and there are four variations for all hair types. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Best for Sensitive Scalps; Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle for hair prone to oiliness; Klorane Dry Shampoo with Organic Flax for fine hair to boost volume and Klorane Dry Shampoo with Organic Aquatic Mint which is pollution resistant and perfect for urban lifestyles.
Luna by Lisa Coral Kiss Lipstick (€12) - this coral shade is infused with soft summer tones to create light, wearable colour. A satin finish adds a subtle glow and keeps your lips Insta ready, whatever life throws at you. Once you jump for Luna’s signature red, you'll never look back.
The ultra-soft satin colour can be blurred on your lips for a just-there red, or layered on for an opaque pop. I love the tone with a bronze look but it looks superb with a full on glam makeup vibe too.