Beauty Insider: Spotlight on sleek and find your match
It's one of those brands you've heard about, but until now it's been hard to actually get your paws on. A rare large variety of shades for a budget brand, they really cater for everything from very fair to very dark skin.
Real value for money, there's no loss of quality as far as pigment and texture are concerned...Sleek is a gem in the pharmacy cosmetic line up. Our fave? Sleek Pout Polish (€5.49), a creamy pink-peach tinted lip conditioning balm that nourishes whilst providing a subtle hint of colour and a natural sheen, keeping lips protected and moisture locked in yet still packing a pigment punch. www.sleekmakeup.com.
Find your Perfect Match
The boffins over at Boots No7 nailed foundation & concealer matching and now there's no stopping them. Enter the No7 Match Made Lipstick Service, another innovative way to help eliminate guess work. We all know finding the right lippie shade can be a chore, especially the perfect red or nude. Now you can just pop into Boots where an advisor will make suggestions based on your skintone to find the exact colour to lift your complexion...and for the bargainous price of only €12.95!
3 of the best: best value brows
Our INSIDER picks to keep your eyebrows groomed on a budget. Looking good needn't cost a small fortune, buy all three and still have change from a twenty!
Rimmel Brow This Way, €5.49. Brow gel that adds texture by clinging to the natural hairs giving more volume, also tames unruly brows!
NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil, €5.99. Easy application tip for smooth application and blending. Available in pharmacies nationwide.
Essence Hello Autumn Eyebrow Set, €3.09. With two tones, a highlighter and a brush. Penneys/pharmacies.
Penneys have done it again, their new venture 'Love Beauty' is set to be the go-to one-stop-shop for brow, lash & nail services for the savvy, cost-conscious customer. Launching this month, brow threading €7.