Orlaith’s Weekly Winners : Week Two

Orlaiths Weekly Winners - Week 2
Some girls love a heavily made up eye. Some love a strong lip. I love skin…..Like really love it. I get really excited about a makeup that makes the skin glow and the light bounces of naturally and…..I just love it ok. So flawless skin is kind of a recent obsession of mine. I have or always would have said  I have very oily skin so that combined with crows feet that shockingly appeared out of the blue one morning six months ago has led me on my quest for beautiful skin. I’m not sure if it’s the three litres of water a day, change in diet, giving up smoking or my skin care regime but something is working and for the first time I’m actually happy with my skin. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been that bothered that I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup but that fresh dewy look was always something I yearned for as opposed to a forehead as oiled up as a chipendales abs.

It was time to stock up on some of my skincare products so I thought I should share them with you for this weekly winner feature. So here we are…

1.The sea is a big passion and love in my life, it’s definitely my happy place so when I was introduced to the VOYA Organic Seaweed Range I was straight on board. They are an Irish husband and wife partnership with some really beautiful products. I use the Cleanse and Mend morning and evening with a hot facecloth, at €26 it’s a reasonable investment in your skin. No clogged pores and has some great ingredients for soothing skin plus it can actually also use as a light anti-aging moisturiser. What’s not to love? My skin feels so soft and clean afterwards, not to mention the calming chamomile and lavender aroma. I really feel if your regime/products  feel slightly luxurious then you are far more likely to stick to it and I have to say this definitely ticks that box. Well worth an investment

2.Dermalogica Multi Active Toner spritz is a super hydrating and balancing toner. My skin always looks glowing and fresh afterwards without the tight feeling. The Lavender Extract is a natural antiseptic which soothes and purifies the skin. Balm Mint and Aloe Vera cool and soften the skin. Extracts of Arnica and Cucumber are natural skin fresheners and help condition skin allowing it to take in even more moisture. A really great product and at €29 on Beautyskincare.ie worth every penny (If you find it anywhere cheaper again please let me know!!)

3. Anyone who knows me knows I wax lyrical about Rimmel’s ‘Wake me Up’ Foundation. I can’t say enough about this and if I could use it on everyones skin I would…but I can’t sob sob. Coverage is fab, I really like the smell, there is loads in the bottle, most can find the right shade for them and it’s such a beautiful and dewy  finish. It looks natural, glowing and leaves your skin feeling moisturised and healthy Only thing though….. for the oiler out there it’s not ideal. Even with a primer staying power isn’t anything past a few hours. But if you can manage to deal with the payoff for a beautiful finish then excellent. Just suck it up and have yer blot powder at the ready….it’s worth it. Retailing at €10.99  with a SPF 15

4. MUD Loose Powder. As with any sebaceously challenged lady I tend to have more of a problem with makeup staying  below the eye. It just does not stay. However I have a secret weapon.  This finely milled powder sets my makeup perfectly. If anyone has ever used the Makeup Forever HD Microfinish powder you’ll definitely like this! MUD Cosmetics Loose Powder features an ultra-light texture that evenly covers the your skin without settling into fine lines for a really gorgeous smooth finish. You can use it as a setting powder of alone to mattify and give a photoshop finish!

5. Finally we have a few spring colour additions to the Colour Crush Sheer lipstick €12.95 range from the Body Shop. I like these a lot, particularly the packaging. To top off a natural look just lash a little on the lips and cheeks for a lovely natural pink cheek with a little shimmer.The lipstick itself is extremely soft  to apply with a non sticky formulation which feels lovely and light and moisturising on the lips, this is down to the Marula oil it contains. I will say the staying power of the colour is pretty average with a three hour max window but there are some gorgeous sheer spring shades and with something that feels so nice on your lips there has to be a little give somewhere.

That is all for this weeks installment. If you have any questions or comments whatsoever please do so below and I’ll get straight back to you!

Happy Easter everyone :)

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Lisa Redmond joins Emma Farrell Makeup Creative! And Discussion on her Favourite Artist Alex Box

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