Autumn Makeup: Top Four Trends

New season, new beauty at LloydsPharmacy! Autumn’s new makeup is the most exciting of the year, and usually the most wearable with great palettes, lip colours and trends.

What are the top 4 looks we should take tips from this season?

Smoky Eye: It’s back again, the eye look we all love and it couldn’t be simpler to get perfectly smoky eyes than with the clever new palettes from Clarins. Day and Night are two 5-piece eye palettes in lighter or darker shades to suit your individual colouring. Each can create a number of different looks from quite sheer to deeply smoky, choose your favourite, €38.


Liner: Seen on so many catwalks for Autumn/Winter great liner is a standout trend for the season. Be clever, throw on your heels and head straight for the Shimmer Strips Eyeliners from Physicians Formula. These genius liners come in packs of three, each pack designed for a specific eye colour, blue, green, brown or hazel. Every pack contains black but the other two shades are used to enhance the eye colour and make it pop. Perfect lining every time, €16.90 per pack.


Blush: A welcome diversion from the contouring trend, blush is back this season, and it’s a trend for every age because it’s really youthful. Keep it high on the cheeks and use the first three fingertips to apply gently for a sheer, even pop of colour. It can work with a little shading beneath the cheekbones for better definition, the finished look should be natural. Max Factor’s Miracle Touch is a cream blush, far easier to control and apply than a powder, €10.79.


Red Lip: For an instant updated look why not try a simple red lip and quite neutral makeup for the rest of the face? This season’s perfect red is matte or satin, long wearing and as bright as you dare to wear. Ultimate Stay in Behind The Red from Catrice is a top buy at just €4.49. Hours of endless colour, a great matte finish, it’s a red that turns heads.


Ready for the new beauty season? You bet we are!

Written by Laura Bermingham


Foundations – New Premium & Mass Market Choices!

With the cosmetic market constantly bringing new versions of foundations and concealers to our attention, it can be really hard to know what is out there for you!

A good foundation can vary in price from a mass market foundation such as the new Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation retailing at €7.99 to a premium brand such as Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation which retails at €42.99.

These products are tailored to different skincare needs and work affectively for different ages and skin types.

The Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousserimmel Foundation is a great product, especially for those with an oily skin type as the matte effect really insures that this product is long lasting – I tested it by wearing it to the gym which really showed it durability! The product stayed on well after a lot of sweating and running around which made me think it’s a great product for a night out on the tiles!!

The Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation is a silkier foundation which gives a great shine and lightness to the skin on application. I found it covered the dark circles under clarinsmy eyes well and my skin still felt soft and moisturized after wearing this foundation for the day.

While a good foundation doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg, good cosmetics are an investment in your skin as well as having a regular skincare regime! I personally prefer the Clarins foundation in this case as my skin tends to be slightly dry and this helped keep my skin conditioned as well as covered but I would recommend the Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation for oiler skin as its staying power is really great!

Written by Ruth

Are you afraid of Makeup?

Over the years I have noticed that there are a lot of women who are afraid of makeup!! Yes some grown women are actually terrified of the stuff!!!

The usual reasoning behind this phenomenon:

  • Makeover gone wrong!(perhaps the makeup artist didn’t listen to what you wanted)
  • Sensitive to a product in a particular brand, (perhaps the consultant sold you the wrong product for your skin type)
  • Not sure how to use the product?
  • Wasting money on the wrong product!

However I am here to help you!!

I will start off with a product that is really, really simple and quick to use.
For a natural day time look!!

bbBeauty Balm Cream 

  1. Who can use it?! Anyone who wants a light coverage!!
  2. How to apply it?! After you cleanse, moisturise with a damp sponge however I prefer my hand!!

My favourite discovery recently for a lady on a budget is Rimmel BB cream(SPF 25)

  1. Ideal for holidays, walkers, joggers, Mum’s on the school run, students or any busy lady.
  2. I tried and tested it recently while having a swim down in the 40 foot, and it worked great.

Written by Michelle