Think outside the bottle this year with seasonal scents that take their inspiration from the colour black

E-books just can’t compete with a beautifully produced, richly coloured stonking big brute of a coffee table book

One of the key artists creating the looks for London’s upcoming Fashion Week is makeup maestro Terry Barber. Director of Makeup Ar(...)

Had enough of subtle lip balms and glossy stains? Step into bolder territory with a creamy matte colour – go on, you know you want(...)

Lya Solis, designer

Goodbye, dull skin

From a magic eye pencil to a home facial kit, these glow getters will give lifeless skin a boost.

Joanna Hannick, Marketing Director , Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa

Ahead of the autumn colour collections the beauty world focuses on eye perfectors. Here are three of the best from the latest crop(...)

Head of Programmes, Irish Youth Foundation

Beautiful Space (NK)

Hairstylist Zara Cox in her new salon at 29 Wicklow Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

We chat to hairstylist extraordinare Zara Cox

Niki Stanford, Holiday Specialist,

Madeline Riley,General Manager, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel,, Dublin

Making them stand out couldn’t be easier

Nicola Elliott, Founder of Neom Organics

The beauty world has gone alphabet crazy, find out which ones have the X factor

These trios of smart summer beauty fixes are a welcome update to any cosmetics bag

Alicja Horzela, therapist, Chill Spa at the Ice House, Mayo

Chupi Sweetman-Pell, jeweller

Got an orange crush? Brighten up your holiday kit with this summer’s hit shade

A bunch of Roses

From a soothing balm to a cheeky flush, rose infused products offer a delicate treat for skin

Zoë Conway, Irish fiddle player

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Travellin’ light

Heading off for a break means tweaking the usual beauty routine – a few carefully chosen items will mean you have a beautiful bon (...)

Dr. Rachel Eckel

Dr. Rachael Eckel, cosmetic dermatologist

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It’s summer and time to reboot your kit with some seasonal updates

Alison Canavan, model and presenter

Rachel Kavanagh, MD Glossybox

Waterproof mascara is a summer beauty must-have

 Armani’s Cheek Fabric, €42, lifts complexion and is almost impossible to overdo
Save your blushes

Róisín O’Hara, television broadcaster TG4

From the perfect statement lipstick to a stopgap for grey roots, this months beauty crop will set the summer clock ticking.

Lisa O’Brien, trend director for colour, Peter Mark Grafton St

Lovely in lace

Lorna Weightman, fashion commentator

Sharon McMeel, Wedding Planner

Eshew the mainstream offerings for a grown-up floral scent

Siobhan Cullen, actress

Beauty pack

Kiehl’s overnight success, ameliorating frizz and how to get minted


Ace your base

We’re officially in summertime since the clocks went forward and suddenly that heavy foundation doesn’t cut it. Time to lighten up(...)

Marietta Doran, Style Butler , The Shelbourne Hotel

Spring for a spa

A little renewing indulgence can work wonders for mind and body, and there are good offers out there for spring

Blake Lively

Like more plentiful locks? Solve the problem or fake a crowning glory

Sharon Donlan

Sharon Donlon. Manager, The Dawson Spa

Nude awakening

The lipstick index has spoken – for the first time in three years, sales of nude coloured lipsticks are outselling traditional red(...)

Celia Holman-Lee, stylist

Lizzie Gore Grimes. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Lizzie Gore-Grimes, Chairperson, Irish Food Writers’ Guild,

Refresh your time-worn routine with these beauty boosters

Mary Morris, Essentials Beauty and Skincare Clinic

The new breed of bases offer much more than a belt and braces way to set your make up, so lets get glowing girls

Unless you’re marrying into British royalty, the modern mother of the bride can have some fun with understated glamour, statement (...)

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Your flexible friends

Add some multitasking products to your make up kit for space (and money) saving results.

I cant’ live without...

Doireann O’Neill, marketing executive, the Gibson Hotel

Alix Mulholland, Owner, Bog Standard

In the Pink

Spring (and love) are in the air, so perk up your mood with a pop of pretty pink

I Can’t Live Without

Roisin O’Hea, PR Consultant

Cara Delevingne walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Well groomed eyebrows give your face balance in the most ‘can’t tell what’s different but you look terrific’ kinda way... Here is (...)

Overnight success

Our beauty editors pick of the best night treatments for your skin

I can’t live without

Clodagh O’Connell, Marketing Director Travel Department

I cant live without...

John Maher, Salon Director

Shape up your skincare

East meets west

Natasha Sherling, gemmologist and jeweller

Back to basics

It’s the perfect time of year to recharge your beauty batteries by giving weather stressed skin, hair and nails a little TLC

Christine Lucignano
The Pro’s Picks

Make up artists really have the edge when it comes to knowing about product performance. Four of the best share their standouts fo(...)

Michelle Casey, owner of Aqua Beauty/Medispa, Stillorgan

Stocking thrillers

Practical or glamorous, these feel good treats will jazz up a beauty mavens Christmas

Monart Star Spa

Spend and Save

Libby Ryan, Owner, Elysian Brows

Rachel Ensor, dancer

Guerlain Les Voilettes translucent compact powder €45
Pick of the palettes

Get a fresh look for eyes, lips and cheeks with these gift-worthy palettes

Ciara Troy, Managing Director Oishii Foods

Viva Vivienne

Magic wand

Julie Cullen

Face time

Give your face a lunchtime treat

Tracy Piggott – broadcaster

Almost perfect

Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of French skincare brand Caudalie.

Make a statement

Moisture Magnets

For those not keen to go under the needle, there are plenty of alternatives

Chrissie Abbott, Illustrator

. . . with these eye-opening products

Helena Wood, leader, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Charlotte McCurry, actress

Consider a compact

It’s the time of year for covering up and I must confess there’s something comforting about being back in the snug support of my W(...)

She’s nailed it

The Big C

Vitamin C that is. You may be popping the fizzy orange tablet to ward off colds, but it’s just as effective applied topically to m(...)

Laura Jayne Halton, fashion designer

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