Tried & tested: a budget-priced lipstick and a blush to make you smile

Valentine’s Day is a chance to spoil yourself with some of these beauties

 

Catrice lipstick €5.50

Catrice is a budget-friendly brand available in pharmacies nationwide and this lipstick is especially kind to the wallet. But that’s not even the best bit. The two-tone lipstick works like a lipstick and liner in one, with the darker tip nicely complementing the red base.

Sweetheart Blush from Too Faced €29

This is one of those products that makes you smile (and not just to find the apples of your cheeks). The baked heart-shaped blush gives a dewy, radiant flush. Perfect for the day that’s in it.

The Ritual of Ayurveda – Balancing Ritual €20

The Ritual of Ayurveda- Balancing Ritual (€19.76 Brown Thomas); NYX velvet matte lipstick (€10.50)
The Ritual of Ayurveda- Balancing Ritual (€19.76 Brown Thomas); NYX velvet matte lipstick (€10.50)

This would be such a nice gift to give to yourself for Valentine’s Day. We all rush around the place and forget to take time for ourselves. This kit, which includes a shower gel, shower oil, body crème and Himalaya scrub will slow you down, soften you up and have you smelling sweet.

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick €10.50

Glides right on and doesn’t feel dry. As long as your lips are exfoliated, this stuff will last all day (and night).

Rose 31 Eau De Parfum €60 (lelabofragrances.com)What’s more romantic than roses on Valentine’s Day? This product, that’s what. You can personalise the label of this beautiful perfume that aims to transform the Grasse Rose, a symbol of voluptuous femininity, into an ‘assertively virile fragrance’. Sounds good to me.

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Bobbi Brown Eye Cheek Palette London €55

This dream palette is limited edition and celebrates the city of London for Bobbi Brown’s 25th anniversary. It includes a universally flattering peachy pink blush, and eyeshadow shades in Pale Cream (use as base), Nude Peach (lower lid), Shimmer Wash in Nude (all over lid for added dimension) and Rich Navy (on lash line for a sultry finish).

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