Skincare and beauty expert Sherna Malone shares her knowledge and expertise of all things beauty – from skin care do’s and don’ts to the latest products out there.
As the saying goes, ‘Spring has Sprung’ and so too have a number of new skincare and makeup products that are sure to tantalise all you beauty junkies out there. If you thought last year topped the list when it came to new product launches think again, because this year there’s even more to get excited about. If you’re in need of some beauty newness, here is my round up of what’s new on the shelves and what you need to get your hands on!
Without doubt the most exciting launch from this much-loved brand. Your very own custom moisturiser and target treatment. Here’s how it works. First you pick your moisturiser base, whether it’s Dramatically Different Moisturiser, Hydrating Jelly or Oil Control Gel and then then you pick your cartridge of a supercharged skin solution to create your own custom blend. You can target everything from Lines and Wrinkles, Pores and Uneven Texture, Irritated and Upset Skin, Uneven Skin Tone and Fatigue. Each cartridge fits neatly inside the moisturiser, and a specially designed pump dispenses a 10 per cent dose of your targeted solution with a 90 per cent dose of moisturiser, giving you the perfect blend to maximise the therapeutic effect of each formula and ensure proper absorption. So clever! From €45
Flormar Roll n’ Go Liquid Eyeliner
If perfecting your winged liner is one of your makeup goals this year, Flormar Ireland are here to save the day thanks to their brand-new Roll n’ Go Liquid Eyeliner. With its ground-breaking rotating disc-applicator, it allows for the perfectly precise drawing of eye-flicks whether thick or thin. Designed with a long wear formula for minimal smudging and flaking, it’s waterproof and moisture resistant too and maintains its intense black colour throughout the day. Even for beginners you’ll be an eyeliner pro in no time – €9.95.
Clarins Flash Eyes & Brows Palette
This is the cutest collection of shadows to perfectly illuminate and sculpt the eyes so you’re selfie ready in a flash. There’s a glimmering gold and a vibrant holographic pink to highlight; matte purple and plum to contour and define; and light and dark browns to sculpt brows – €39. Also check out their Glow 2 Go Blush & Highlighter Duo. A dual-ended two-in-one blush and highlighter stick that illuminates face, eyes, lips and body with light-catching colour. With two shades, suitable for all skin tones, ‘Glowy Pink’ and ‘Golden Peach’, you can use the colours separately or together and the creamy formula glides on really easily and is a dream to blend – €29
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual Cleanser
When Charlotte Tilbury launches something new you just know you’re going to want to try. This is a two-step cleansing duo that’s been dubbed as ‘a miracle spa-in-a-jar’. The first consists of a super charged Vitamin C, glow boosting citrus oil cleanser to melt away makeup it and the second is a deeply purifying Bamboo Charcoal cleanser. While the first step works to improve skin tone, nourish and moisturise, the second step helps to purify and detox. If you’re looking to update your cleansing routine this duo will give your complexion some glowing goodness – €40.
Dr. Hauschka Eye Make-up Remover
Only just launched, a new and exciting addition to the Dr. Hauschka range is their incredibly gentle and nourishing Eye Make-up Remover. A dual phase formula (one oil-based and one water-based sit clearly on top of the other) that thoroughly removes even the toughest of waterproof eye make-up while at the same time protecting your skin to give you a gentle yet thorough cleanse. Formulated with rose water and plant extracts to soothe and calm the delicate and sensitive eye area and sesame and sunflower oils which nourish your brows and lashes. It’s a super lightweight, fast absorbing eye makeup remover, that’s also free from synthetic ingredients and suitable for sensitive skin. Simply shake to combine the oil and water phases and get removing! – €25.95
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip
If you love Bobbi Brown’s crushed liquid lipstick, this will also get the thumbs up. The look of a liquid lipstick meets the comfortable feel of a balm and the plumped-up sheen of a gloss. Created with a superfruit blend featuring cranberry, blueberry and raspberry extracts, this emollient-rich, full-coverage formula glides on with pure colour pigments and offers nourishing comfort and moisture instantly and over time. There are 14 shades to choose from, I love ‘Juicy Date’ a pinkish brown, for those who like a stronger lip check out ‘Cool Beets’ a deep burgundy – €23.50
Trinny London Miracle Blur
I’m a big fan of Trinny London makeup. The cream-based makeup collection is so easy to use, even for the those not experienced in the makeup department. Miracle Blur Lip and Line Filler is new to the Trinny family and contains ‘soft touch’ ingredients to fill in and iron out any lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin, smooth and perfectly even. It also works wonders for reducing the appearance of pores and pitting from acne scars. Easy to apply, simply wear it over makeup as the final step of your makeup routine or wear alone. Select your target area, take a small amount and use sweeping and patting motions to work the product into the skin. The long-lasting filler effect comes in one shade suitable for all skin tones. Definitely on my list! – £26 from trinnylondon.com
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If you would like to begin your journey to healthy beautiful skin, I am available by appointment in Solace Holistic Centre Clonakilty where I offer Skincare Consultations, Murad Facial Treatments, Teen Facials and Rejuvapen Micro Needling – all details of this and my next Tween & Teen Workshops in April are on www.shernamalone.ie.