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PRODUCT FOCUS: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick – Review

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy

Even if you can’t afford designer threads you can still have some designer style in your life in the form of make-up. One of our favourite designer cosmetic ranges is Giorgio Armani. The packaging is super sleek and stylish and unlike many designer brands, where you pay for the packaging but the products leave a lot to be desired, Armani products are of a very high quality as the set of make up … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: The New Benefit Boutique in Dublin

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We were beyond excited when we learned that beauty giants Benefit were getting set to bring their own brand of kitsch glam to their very own store. However, the finished result, which only recently opened its doors, has exceeded even our wildest expectations. This is more than just a cosmetic store – this is a one stop shop full of fabulousness. The décor is pure girly with lots of pink yet … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Sugar Cubed Dublin Launch Party

Sugar Cubed Launch Party is a Sweet Success

Sugar Cubed on Dublin’s Clarendon Street celebrated its official launch with a special invite-only party last week. The hair and make-up salon’s urban design provided the perfect backdrop as guests enjoyed champagne, cocktails and canapés, as well as retro sips from Soda Stream. Josh Gordan provided the music, street artist Sek2 created artwork for the night and gorgeous models … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Preen Hair & Beauty Opening Party

Fashion illustrator Holly Shortall with Katherine Sweeney

The red carpet was out on Dublin’s Dame Street earlier this month as John Cheese and Katherine Sweeney welcomed guests to the opening of their new hair and beauty salon, Preen. Champagne was flowing, glasses were clinking and canapés were fast disappearing as models showcased hair and make-up looks created for the launch party by Preen’s team of experts, which includes top make-up artist … [Read more...]

BEAUTY NEWS: Inglot Make-Up Opens Stand-Alone Boutique in Dublin City Centre

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We’ve been big fans of make-up brand Inglot ever since it launched in Ireland a few years ago. Their products are incredibly pocket friendly and yet have a quality that belies their price. Make-up artist friends of mine have raved about them and I have never tried a product from their range that I didn’t love. Formed over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working the R&D … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Nude Make-Up – Product Reviews

Nude Makeup

Autumn leaves are falling once again which means it’s time to update your make up look. One very wearable trend that never really goes away is the nude look. Of course this doesn’t mean going bare faced (heaven forbid!), but rather it involves using neutral shades cleverly to create a barely there look that can easily be adapted to a night time look and which is suitable for pretty much every … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Best Eyeliners – Review


Make-up trends come and go but black eyeliner on the top eyelid doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. It seems we women can’t get enough of that dramatic flicked feline type look. Whether your preference is for a full-on Amy Winehouse dramatic sweep or a more subtle look a la Keira Knightly there are plenty of products out there to help make it easier for you. This is an area that is very … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Sally Hansen Joanne Hynes Complete Salon Manicure Nail Colour Collection

Sally Hansen Mermaid's Tale

We were already loving Sally Hansen’s new autumn/winter Complete Salon Manicure nail colour collection before we heard that designer Joanne Hynes had chosen her 11 favourite shades to compliment her latest collection entitled “11”. This simply validated our love for them and the shades Joanne has picked are all amongst our favourites. Joanne’s 11 collection stems from her love of … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Benefit Rockateur – Review

Benefit Rockateur

Blush is one of those cosmetic products that many people struggle with. Too often I see stunning young women who have gone overboard on their cheek colour and resemble Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummidge rather than a sexy girl about town. Often this is down to the shade they have selected – if you pick a really dark pink and are heavy handed you are asking for trouble. For this reason alone the … [Read more...]

AMATEUR PSYCHOLOGY: What Your Lipstick Says About You

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We do enjoy a bit of amateur psychology here at The Daily Update, so when we heard a theory that how you wear your lipstick down can tell a lot about your personality we were intrigued. We’re not sure how much science went into the studies we read but this is what we can garner. It’s probably best not to take it too seriously but it’s fun nonetheless. Do you recognise yourself in any of … [Read more...]