Best Buy of The Week - Not got deep enough pockets for YSL's Perfect Touch Foundation? Then let Bourjois save the day with its new Brush Foundation. A steal at €14, it comes in six shades and is a cinch to apply. Cassie Lomas, the company's celebrity makeup artist, advises that, "for a professional flawless finish, apply over the whole face using a to-and-fro motion to blend the product".
Must Have of the Week - It scooped a clutch of awards when it launched, and now it's in available in a convenient, handbag size. Trilogy's Everything Balm, €16.96, really is what it says it is – use it on lips, dry skin, cuticles, grazes and scratches for sweet-scented relief. It's quite frankly brilliant, and I'm never without mine. At health food stores or phone 045 865 575.
Watch out for .... Smashbox's Autumn Winter collection, Wicked Lovely,
doesn't arrive on counter until November, but we've had a sneak-
preview: expect a handy cream liner trio, pretty blusher and sparkling glosses. Start saving, ladies.
Plump up the Volumne - Lip enhancers can be nasty, stingy and horribly
invasive to use. Not so the new Instant Lip Plumper from PureLogicol, €25.50, which
gently plumps and smooths your pucker. We like.
(01 472 1222) and www.purelogicol.ie
Be Inspired - Very occasionallycelebrity scents
impress, and Christina Aguilera's new Inspire, from €24, is a case in point. Not smelling, as you might imagine, of hair extensions, leather chaps and red lipstick, the fragrance is a fairly grown-up floral. Strongly scented with tuberose, rose and gardenia, it's an evening scent for those hell bent on seduction. At department stores and pharmacies.