New launches for a fabulous February

Makeup is one of the best ways to perk up your look.

Create new looks by sculpting, shaping and sorting out imperfections with the sweep of a brush. Lately I have seen some gorgeous launches from some of my favourite brands.


Acing your base is always a good start. Everyone wants gorgeous glowy skin. By SK, an Irish brand has launched a new product I am so excited about. Its Radiant Face Primer (€32) glides onto your skin effortlessly and weightless leaving you with a silky-smooth, candlelit canvas.

You can use it as a primer under your foundation for flawless, extended wear or on its own to turn around the look of tired, dull skin in a millisecond! It’s a water-based skin hydrator suspended with ultra-fine pearlescent pigment that delicately reflects and highlights the face in all the right areas.

Along with skin-conditioning emollients, they have added a powerful antioxidant, green tea leaf, to help improve skin health, repair collagen and help protect from free radical damage.

Max Factor

The new Miracle Pure Foundation (€17.99) is clinically proven to care for skin while you wear it. In just one minute and with just a drop, it plumps your skin, letting your complexion benefit in five ways, with improved radiance, firmness, elasticity, density, and suppleness.

The advanced formula is infused with 89% skin-care ingredients including, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, and provides 24 hours hydration. It’s a skin-improving foundation that conceals and cares, and the advanced formula is clinically proven to give 24 hours hydration as well as improve skin texture after prolonged wear.

Add some blush to the look for a youthful glow. Max Factor Miracle Pure Cream Blush (RRP €12.99) contains a moisturising complex that plumps and hydrates while adding a buildable glow to your complexion.

Infused with hyaluronic acid and squalane, the formula has a lightweight, creamy and silky texture that transforms skin, giving a day-long glow that also leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. Available in 4 luminous shades to suit all skin tones. Find the perfect shade for you in leading pharmacies nationwide.


Build a better brow with Benefit. Their latest addition and my fave launch ever from the brand is Fluff Up Brow Wax (€28.50). Get ready to love your full, fluffy-looking brows. Fluff yeah! Fluff Up Brow Wax is a clear, creamy flex-wax that creates fluffy, feathered & texturized looking brows. Flake-free and crunch-free, this lightweight wax offers a flexible hold that lasts all day. What is different? A unique flex wax formula that isn’t shiny or soapy.

It creates fluffy, full and natural-looking brows, it is untinted which means it’s perfect for all brow shades. Flexible, reworkable hold for versatile shaping and maximum impact. Waterproof, humidity-proof and sweatproof meaning you can dance the night away and still have perfect brows.


Experience the drip with the hottest trend lash, Kiss Lash Drip! Now you can get thicker, bolder, and darker lashes with never seen before wet effects. These lashes have a universally flattering wispy and spiky lash pattern for a dramatic dewy glam look. I love wearing them with a muted lip for a nice spring look. Add some liner for night time and you have the most stunning smokey eye.


Adding a stunning new fragrance to your collection with Armani Privé Santal Dan Sha is guaranteed to give you the feel good factor (50ml €123). This sensual yet sparkling scent evokes the uplifting serenity of Chinese imperial palaces and their contemplative gardens. A mood of tranquillity is evoked by the fragrance’s Sandalwood notes. It is a perfect idea for a Valentine's gift too.

The woody yet refreshing scent conjures an evocative breeze drifting through the imperial palaces’ gardens. It blends the balmy sensuality of sandalwood with the sparkling freshness of bergamot, and the aromatic spices of cardamom. Fusing these elegant notes, sandalwood’s captivating, woody fragrance is awakened by the invigorating bergamot, creating Santal Dan Sha’s dreamy, majestic, and soothing effect. This blends with warm, peppery cardamom heart from Guatemala, accented with a violet leaf accord.

At the scent’s heart is elemi, a resin extracted from tropical trees, complemented by incense extract and musks, the latter lending a lingering effect.