Wondering how to look 'fresh out of the salon' at midnight? Here are your top five beauty bag essentials.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
If you’re worried about a shiny forehead or chin on your big night, this one step powder and foundation is the makeup essential.
Apply with a brush for photo-finish results. If you have to choose one makeup essential, make this it.
Available at MAC makeup counters nationwide, €23.33
Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm
Your quest to looking like a glamorous starlet will probably get more difficult after a few hours dancing on the tiles. A good trick is to swap up your makeup as the night moves on. You might have used your best lippie for the photos at home, so why not bring a tinted balm for the rest of the night? It will be easy to apply, there will be no awkward lipstick-smears-on-the-teeth moments abd it won’t be a big deal if you lose it.
Try Catrice’s Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm. It’s extremely budget-friendly, has brilliant stay-factor and is easy to wipe clean if you make a mess. It’s available in 8 colours in CCCC nationwide.
Available in Penneys, €5.19
Batiste Dry Shampoo
This could be a tricky addition to your dainty clutch, but if you can squish a new sized 50ml one in, it’s a must-have. You might think it a difficult feat to keep your hair fresh and voluminous nine hours after it was styled but this little bottle will work magic. Spray onto your roots, rub in and you’ll be laughing.
Available in most pharmacies and supermarkets, €3, 200ml
Keep your brows in check for the night with this handy kit. A wax, powder, two handy shaping brushes, mirror and tweezers in a discreet case will mean you’ll be able to snap any strays away before the camera does.
Available at Benefit makeup counters nationwide, €32
L’Oreal Paris Superliner Luminizer
Guarantee a “just out of the salon” makeup look all night long with this nifty eyeliner. The soft nib ensures a clean application and it’s easy to trace your chunky lines or subtle flicks.
Available at L’Oreal counters nationwide, €9.85