little beauties

The counters may be groaning with the new seasons offerings but its too soon to delve heading into autumn as we’re still banking on that Indian summer. Adding just one new item to your kit can give an instant update and add a twist to your look


Get a soft-focus effect with this light-diffusing base. It is good enough to wear on its own at weekends or as a brilliant priming base for foundation.
L’Oréal Skin Perfection Magic Touch Instant Blur, €22.99

Rich, vivid and red, red, red; this crayon from colour master François Nars delivers long-lasting colour, in a matte velvet finish. Nars lip pencil in Mysterious Red, €25

A shimmery lip balm that also delivers as a cheek highlighter, brow groomer and elbow softener. The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Lip balm, €10.50

It’s all about the brow and this duo makes it easy to fill in colour and add definition. The cleverly angled brush allows for both thick and thin application for the perfect arch and the two colour tones blend seamlessly.
Shiseido Eyebrow Styling Compact, €30

Start the season with a new set of brushes – you won’t believe the difference in application when using a professional set. This silver case (which could double up as a compact evening bag) houses six brush basics for blending, contouring and eye shadow.
Trish McEvoy Power of Brushes, €157.50 , Harvey Nichols

Hard to credit that the top name in eyelash curlers could be bettered, but Shu Uemura’s Japanese technology ensures pinch-free application in the new version of its iconic curler.
Shu Uemura ‘S’ Curler, €23