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Sheer colour, and spf of 20, a moisturizer. What more could you ask for? Philosophy Supernatural Superbeautiful €39 smoothes on like silk, is water based so it doesn’t pollute your pores. It’s full of all the good things like natural minerals and vitamins, and is free of parabens, mineral oil, talc.. and all the other […]

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Beauty ed’s favourite foundations

YSL Perfect Touch Foundation For a flawless finish in a perfectly handy foundation/brush that’s ideal for touch ups throughout the day. I love this smart invention, mainly because it’s mess free, and the perfect handbag make-up…and it creates an even, radiant complexion. €46

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Au Naturel

For a softer, more natural approach to make-up, head for the Benefit counter and pick up a tube of Benefit – you rebel for a hint of a tint and a pretty healthy glow.  The new Benefit You Rebel Light suits lighter Irish skintones €32

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Master of scents

Ok, while I might be predjudiced as Jo Malone is my all-time favourite master of scents, I’d challenge anyone not to like the gorgeous and unique scents, the limited edition Fragrance Chronicles of Orange Blossom and Nectarine Blossom & Honey. Jo Malone Fragrance Chronicles™ €80

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Face Fabric

The extraordinary new Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation gives a luminous silvery glow to the face, with a sheer, lightweight texture, The ideal night owl’s make-up tool.

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Soft hands, Kind heart

Do your bit for The Children’s Rights Alliance by popping into your local Body Shop to sign the ‘Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People’ petition. If you can’t make it in, sign up online at To further support the cause, buy one of the specially developed “Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream” […]

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Always judge a book by its cover!

Paul & Joe Foundation Fluid This light cream foundation fluid gives lovely, lightweight coverage. Ideal for those who don’t like the made-up look. And it comes in this gorgeous little bottle! €35

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Naturally bronzed

Looking for a great tan with natural ingredients, a great smell and an almost instant tanning effect? Try Nuxe Soleil Prodigieux for the face and body for a natural tan and beautiful irredescent skin. Face Cream: €23 Body Lotion: €27

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Best natural coverage foundation

For great coverage, with a natural feel and skin nourishing ingredients, nothing beats  bareMinerals for summer-saavy make-up. If you’re a little on the oilier side, try the new bareMinerals Matte for a natural matte finish all day. €31

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Beauty ed’s top foundation choice

From one of the foundation world’s greats, Chanel Innocence glides on like silk, gives great coverage, and has a natural, glowing finish. Great for the summer months, and has impressive staying power.