Christmas Beauty Round-Up – What’s New Right Now

Christmas Beauty

Christmas Beauty Round-Up

Is Christmas your sneaky time for indulging in beauty? Need some inspiration for gifts? In this Beauty Round-Up we take a look at what’s out there now, new launches and seasonal stuff.



USP: Available in three shimmering assortments, each kit features three lustrous shades of face and body glitter and one travel-friendly tube of vitamin E-infused Glitter Primer to set, hold, and keep those crazy-bright sparkles in line. This kit includes: Gold, Copper and brand new shade ruby. I would imagine you could put them on the eyelids over a well-executed smokey eye?

Available from most pharmacies.



What are they? Irish brand Fuschia has just launched three new palettes: Make Me Matte €27.50 (eyeshadows), Make Me Famous Palette RRP €29.50 (radiance) and Cheek Geek Palette €29.50 (blushers)

USP: Make Me Matte Palette is a collection of seven highly-pigmented, warm matte shadows, incorporating earthy, rich tones of golden sand, fiery rust, burnt orange and stunning on-trend berry shades. The Make Me Famous trio highlighting palette features Fuschia’s best-selling Golden Glow highlighter, along with two new shades to ensure a  radiant glow, all season long. The Cheek Geek trio blush palette includes all three of Fuschia’s best-selling blush shades in one handy kit, perfect for both day and night. What I like about these products is the high quality pigmentation and also the reddish colours as they really make for ‘popped’ hazel, green and blue eyes.

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What is it: Filorga Time-Filler

USP: Anything with the word ‘filler’ in it fascinates me. What will it fill? I want some now. This new product from Filorga claims to have proven results in just three days. Botox-like tripeptide limits muscular contractions and relaxes the skin for a younger-looking face. Hyaluronic acid is used for deeper diffusion and a visible filler effect. After just 3 days, the appearance of frown lines is reduced by 19%. After 28 days, all types of wrinkles are dramatically reduced: crow’s feet -37%, frown lines -39%, forehead creases -30%. Sounds good.

Filorga Time Filler RRP €69 – Available in pharmacies nationwide and at



What is it: Holiday Palette from Armani

USP: The first tier has 10 new eye shadows. From luminous white to translucent black, via mulberry, navy and slate – eyes can be illuminated, defined and emboldened according to each occasion and one’s mood. The second tier is all about a flawless complexion; with two shades of Maestro Fusion Make-up with two sponge applicators. It also contains the Luminous Silk Compact. It’s RRP is €140.00 from Brown Thomas. I will be getting the hints in on this one…



What is it? ÚR Makeup Pro Concealer

USP: One product of a new range developed by Professional Irish make-up artist Nichola Graham, who also published the book ‘Ur Makeup Industry’ in January (a regular tome of information for make-up artists).

This is a highly-pigmented, ultra-smooth, multifunctional concealer designed to cover under-eye circles. The Oil-free formula is infused with vitamins, hyaluronic acid, along with antioxidants, and botanical extracts which protect against dehydration and help the skin retain moisture, resulting in a brighter looking complexion. Hyaluronic Acid really is the skin plumping wonder ingredient of the decade.
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Emma’s So Naturals – Eco-Soy Candles

What is it? A range of vegan, soy-based candles that use only pure essential oils.

USP: I have to say, a lot of candles give me headaches – these never do and they improve my mood. Also, they’re Irish! They are all-natural and handmade using only Pure Essential Oil fragrances, which have been intuitively ‘blended from the heart’.
Soya wax is long-lasting and clean-burning and is free from herbicides and pesticides.
Emma’s high quality pure essential oils give a naturally delicate, clean fragrance that will not overpower the room.

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What is it?: e.l.f. Double the Drama Eye Kit

USP: From brows to lashes, everything you need to build an eye-opening look!
There’s an Eye Enhancing Mascara – a light reflecting, metallic mascara that’s designed to enhance and complement the colour of your eyes. There’s a Baked Eyeshadow Trio: This lightweight baked formula can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for softer pigment.
Finally, a Lock-on Liner and Brow Cream: Glides on smoothly to sculpt, shade and define. A Shape and Style Wax Pencil: Sculpts, shapes and tames brows. The Brow Comb and Brush Sets brow shape and helps soften hair texture.

€25.00 From selected pharmacies.