Rimmel Multi Tasker Concealer, €9.95
THIS hydrating concealer really does what is says on the tin. Disguising blemishes and brightening skin while also managing to be budgeproof, there’s not a lot it doesn’t do.
Just remember a little goes a long way. You won’t get that caked-on effect because it blends so easily, but you will get long-lasting matt coverage. As a bonus, it’s cheap as chips.
SunShimmer Water Resistant Instant Tan Wash Off Shimmer, €8.49
PICTURE this: I am 13-years-old and have just robbed my sister’s last squeeze of SunShimmer tan — I have my first disco and I’m chasing that glow.
Armed with one of my dad’s socks, I let loose on my limbs and miraculously, I emerge without a streak. That’s because this OG delivers a fail-proof faux glow. A cult classic for a reason, this glow-getter is back and now it’s water resistant. With the smoothest, easy-to-blend formula, you can expect the most luminous finish. It’s also transfer-resistant, so no scrubbing your toilet seat.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Volume On Demand Mascara, €10.99
FLUTTERING, wide-awake lashes are a go. You’ll find this easy-to-build volume mascara lets you customise your look, and build your lashes throughout the day without clumping.
Its ultra-smooth conditioning formula delivers lush, long lashes. With an eye on design, the soft waxy bristle brush separates lashes from root to tip. In a nutshell, if you want dramatic, look-at-me peepers you should invest in this magic wand. It’s also available in two shades, brown and black. I love the brown for a more relaxed daytime vibe.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Illuminator, €10.50
I REFUSE to get my pins out unless they have a glossy, highlighted finish. Creating the illusion of longer legs, this body highlighter is infused with light-reflecting pigments to provide a beautiful buildable shine.
Transfer and water resistant your skin will have a radiant look all night long. Golden Goddess come at me.
Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3in1 Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, €17.99
A LIQUID foundation with built-in primer and concealer? Yes please. Giving a long-lasting matte finish of dreams, the featherlight formula is totally vegan, as well as waterproof, touch-proof, sweat-proof, tear-proof and oil-free.
To be honest, I’ve never witnessed a harder working foundation. Available in 33 amazing shades, rest assured that there is a match for you.
Rimmel Kind & Free Pressed Powder - Translucent, €8.50
THIS lightweight and long-lasting pressed powder is the stuff of your sweaty high summer dreams.
Formulated with aloe vera it won’t cake or budge from your face, delivering a fresh, natural-looking mattified glow. Free from mineral oil, animal derived ingredients and perfume, it even has recyclable packaging.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish, €6.99
IF, like me, it always looks like a toddler has attacked your digits every time you come in contact with a bottle of nail varnish, never fear. You don’t have to shell out on an expensive set of gels to be summer-ready. This express polish dries in 60 seconds with just a single step, so you can take that nail look to-go anytime, anywhere. Magic.