Makeup mavens

The last fortnight has been an absolute dream for makeup lovers with some incredible launches from silk finish foundation to full on glam collections.

Whatever your heart desires in terms of coverage or lustre, you will find something this week for your inner MUA. Are you ready to make that party entrance? Read on!

Bellamianta by Paddy McGurgan Eyeshadow Palette (€45)

Containing 15 versatile tones and textures to experiment with, these highly pigmented, buttery eyeshadows allow you to create subtle daytime looks or mesmerising evening eyes, on any eye from the smooth eyelid to the more textured one, they simply melt into the skin and don’t draw attention to things like crepiness. The matte and shimmer eyeshadows blend seamlessly across your eyelid to create professional, long-lasting makeup looks with the flick of a brush stroke. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so break the rules, follow your heart and take it all the way with these user-friendly, wearable shades.

Bellamianta by Paddy McGurgan Halo Highlighter (€24)

Glow to the heavens with this incandescent, luminous highlighter, allowing you to manipulate how the light hits your face and body and let your makeup glow. This weightless gel powder hybrid formulation creates a multidimensional finish, resulting in a radiant veil of light across your skin and showcases the love affair between light and makeup, bringing the look alive. Quench your lust for light with this revolutionary halo highlighter in one of three shades - Aura, Nimbus and Glory.

Luna Filter Finish Foundation Matte (€27)

An oil-free foundation with a satin/soft matte finish, this formulation has oil-absorbing properties, is long-wearing, and buildable; offering the option to add extra coverage for breakouts if needed. Filter Finish Matte Foundation stays expertly away from oily territory, instead unifying skin while delivering just the right amount of coverage to fade redness and blemishes.

Luna Filter Finish Foundation Silk (€27)

A buildable foundation with a natural-looking illuminated finish, Filter Finish Silk Foundation evens the skin tone and leaves skin hydrated, soft, and smooth. Complete with skincare benefits, brightness and texture is improved, while evening the complexion with a natural, breathable, lightweight glow. Filter Finish Silk Foundation suits normal to dry/dehydrated skin and is available in 11 shades.

Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Colour (€24.95)

Matte colour gets a Melt-over! The innovative formula glides over lips like a gloss but dries to an ultra-matte opaque finish. Infused with a no-sting plumping filler, Melted Matte ensures colour always looks rich, full, and kissable—never dry, shrivelled, or cracked. The coral/ red shade will pack a party punch.

Kash Beauty Gel Pencils (RRP €14.95 each)

These come in Smoulder (deepest black), Depth (deep brown) and Awaken (cream nude) and are super-smooth to apply, and easy to smudge and blend until the formula dries down matte, creating a long-lasting finish. Apply to your waterline and lash line for a gorgeously smoky effect.