>TRADE-IN Cult make-up brand ILLAMASQUA is running a make-up amnesty, from now until July 31, to encourage beauty lovers to investigate the brand (famed for its high pigments and innovative looks).
You can bring your unwanted make-up to the brand’s counter in BT2, Grafton Street and exchange it for a 25pc discount on Illamasqua products. Your old product can be used, broken or even empty and from any brand. There’s no minimum — or maximum — number of products you can bring in either!
>SKILL CENTRAL THE POWDER ROOM GIRLS, a nationwide agency for freelance beauty professionals, has just opened a hair and make-up studio at Fashion City, Ballymount. There’s a hair studio offering cuts, colour, upstyling and the “12 Week Blowdry”; as well as a brow and lash bar and “girls’ night in” and bridal make-up packages. If you’re keen on improving your own skills, there are a number of courses in hair and make-up available, too. Treatments are available by appointment from 10am to 5pm, with some latenight availability. The Powder Room Girls, 45 Fashion City, Ballymount, Dublin 24. Call 01 429 5936/086 252 5128; www.prg.ie
>EYE EYE It’s not often I get excited about an eyeshadow. However, ESTEE LAUDER’S PURE COLOR EYESHADOWS are fab. The range of 24 shadows spans four formulations; matte, satin, luminous and metallic. I’ve been using shimmery Tempting Mocha, which is more of a minky-silver than a mocha, and it’s gorgeous and doesn’t budge! Available now, the shadows are €21 each.