6 Current Beauty Obsessions

I love beauty products and fortunately, get to try out loads however, I only like to share with you all what I genuinely like and use. I’ve kept this one clear and concise,which I hope you like!

#BenefitBrows

When you think of brows, you think of Benefit. To put it in a nutshell, Benefit have the product for you, whatever look you wish to create with your brows. The beauty of it (pun intended), is that you can go into Benefit Boutique or any of their counters and they will help put together one or more products, ideal for you to create your best shape.

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I have been using a lot of their products but the High Brow Glow Brow, BROWVO! conditioning primer and Precisely, my brow pencil are all easy peasy tools that help me create and sculpt a brow on a daily basis.

Their Christmas gift sets are a great buy and probably the only time of year you’ll get a such value for money Only €38.50, they come with a collection of products that help  create ‘brows on fleek’. A great gift for any woman of any age ; check them out here.

The Balm – Meet Matt(e) Trimony

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My first The Balm purchase! I finally know what all the hype is about. I love this palette. The shades are perfect for everyday use (I even double them up for contouring) and can also be used to create a night-time look in an instant, by sweeping a plum colour over your lids and creating a quick smokey eye.

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The pigmentation is perfect and the compact is handy to carry too. At €46.50 (I got mine on Clould10Beauty.com) its a little pricey however, I feel it will last for months on end and for all purposed. I can definitely see myself buying more from The Balm  – I love the ‘matte’ range of products from their line.

Declare Hydrobalance Mask

You may have seen me talk about the Declare Hydrobalance Mask once or twice on Snapchat because I really do love it. I have extremely dry skin and even more so in winter and I find this works wonders for me.

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Karen, who represents Declare in Ireland, did a skin analysis on me and we determined that my skin was really dehydrated. With that, she recommended the Hydrobalance Mask. I wear it at night to allow for maximum absorption.

The Declare range can be bought in Meaghers and CARA Pharmacy along with most leading pharmacies in Ireland.

Lancome ‘ABSOLU ROUGE

After a beautiful brunch to celebrate the Lancome ‘Absolu Rouge range, I couldn’t help but have high expectations for this touch of luxury.

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The range is created by one of my favourite beauty bloggers, Lisa Eldridge, and comes in matte, sheer or cream. There is a shade for everyone too and the click-close case and heavyweight feel to the lipstick really make it all worth the €29 splurge.  Buy a neutral shade and use it everyday.

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CARA Pharmacy Brush Set

Where do I start – this brush set has it all! A great starter kit, with everything you need for a full face of makeup. The CARA Brush Set is something you’ll have for years and it comes in a handy carrier protective case that you can take with you anywhere.

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Ramona, CARA Pharmacy CEO, has really packaged up a good deal here. The CARA Brush Set comes in black or pink and is on sale now for just €26 – what an ideal Christmas gift!

Sleek Highlighter Palette in Solstice

Anything from Sleek impresses me and this highlighter palette is no different. Solstice is a perfect blend of lighter and contrasting powder shades that can be used anywhere on your face and body.

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For just €12.95, you get a eyeshadow and highlighter palette that will transform your look from day into night and last you months on end.  The luxuriously looking compact also comes with a mini-brush, handy for top-ups on the go.  So, so worth it!

img_7704Have you tried any of the products mentioned? I would love to hear from you. Follow my daily updates on Snapchat – StephanieOQ, Instagram & Twitter and Facebook.
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