#nofilter by Denise Smith
The honest beauty column
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mams out there, including my own. While the mum’s, ma’s and mammy’s, whatever your preferred iteration, get spoiled today, I also thought it apt to celebrate the Irish mumpreneurs who have birthed some of the very best Irish beauty products.
Up Cosmetics Quad Two Palette, €32
A matte palette with a pop, Pippa O’Connor Ormond has created a handbag hero that has all bases covered.
Ideal for day-to-night, it boasts three high-pigment matte tones and a light- reflecting shimmer-shade. So whether you need to look alive for the school run or want to amp up your eyes for some after-work drinks, this palette is it.
Luna by Lisa Jordan Airbrush 3 in 1 Primer, €22
IF you’re a busy mum, you’ll be all about that multi-purpose life. And mum-of-three Lisa Jordan understands that, hence the creation of this multi-functioning primr. The airbrush formula is so good it’s like putting a filter on your face.
Diffusing blemishes and acting as a beautiful soft-focus highlighter, this wonder product evens skin tone, while softening fine lines and pores. For that ‘your skin but better’ feel, pop it on before your foundation or simply use it alone.
Boasting a lightweight formula with complexion boosting properties, it will leave you with a glowy, dewy finish.
Mrs Glam The Magnificent Palette, €36.90
THE brainchild of top Irish make-up artist Michelle Regazzoli-Stone, who has painted the faces of everyone from Nadine Coyle to Rosanna Davison, think of this cult palette as your new best friend.
Because the best palettes are the beauty equivalent of a one-stop shop, this new release features 28 unique shades, including 15 high pigment mattes, nine luxe shimmers, one velvet cream blusher and two velvet cream highlighters.
There’s something for everyone in the audience. Pop it in your bag and glow.
Bellamianta Medium Liquid Gold Tanning Liquid, €19.99
DRYING in 60 seconds with an instant colour payoff, there’s a reason this self tan is my ultimate go-to.
Lasting up to seven days, it makes sense the glow-getting brand was created by two Irish mums, Lisa McDermott and Linda Stenson.
Skingredients Skin Good Fats, €55
JENNIFER Rock, aka The Skin Nerd, refuses to keep mum when it comes to her rapidly expanding beauty empire. And I thank her for it, otherwise I would never have realised my skin needs a hit of good fats.
Locking in hydration while reducing inflammation and irritation, this ceramide barrier balm works by replenishing your skin’s essential fats, vitamins and goodness to bring equilibrium to your skin.
Bare by Vogue’s Body Illuminator, €25
GIVE your local disco ball some competition with this body shimmer lotion which will shade, define and highlight your limbs.
Created by Vogue Williams for busy mums who need a glow-up, it’s a water-based formula so you won’t have to dodge any cocktail or baby bottle spillages. It also blends seamlessly into the skin to minimise blemishes.
Voduz Prep Talk Dry Texture Spray, €14.95
THE holy grail of my haircare arsenal, businesswoman and hairdresser Denise Phillips has delivered on a dry shampoo that will change your life.
A spray of this will instantly add life back into lustreless locks and help absorb any excess oils to make your gruaig look, feel and smell fantastic. A two-for-one offer that you can’t miss out on.
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