Saturday 15 June 2019

Ruth Griffin: Irish made Beauty gift guide

A selection of the home-grown brands that will make you sparkle this Christmas

Mookie & Boo
Mookie & Boo
Voya
Spotlight
Bellamianta
Fuschia
Ria
Jo Browne
Love Lift
Pestle and Mortar
Dublin Herbalists
Vita Liberata
Burren Perfumery
Aimee Connolly palette
SoSu
Avoca
Madison
Cloon Keen
Skinician
Pippa
Ruth Griffin

Ruth Griffin

Irish beauty brands have come into their own over the last few years - with some of them (Kinvara and Pestle & Mortar) winning huge international skincare awards and others (Voya) being stocked in luxury salons across the globe. The organic and natural skincare arena is where Irish beauty brands are really making waves internationally, and after road-testing them myself as beauty writer for Weekend, I can totally see why. They are top quality skincare beauties.

So for this week's Gift Guide I'm focusing on these Home Grown (Beauty) Heroes and offering you my top Christmas gift picks for the beauty buff in your life. Any of these Irish gems will be well received and a very welcome treat to slip under the tree…

Stocking Fillers

From wallet-friendly to blow-out budget, here are some of my favourite stocking fillers that are all from Irish brands and total home-grown heroes…

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Fuschia

Fuschia Instinct Eye Palette, €16.95, from pharmacies nationwide and fuschia.ie

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Bellamianta

Bellamianta Glow Getter Set, €130, from Boots nationwide and bellamianta.com

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Spotlight

Spotlight Christmas Gift Set, €49, from pharmacies nationwide

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Cloon Keen

Cloon Keen Atelier Roisin Dubh EDT, €150, from Brown Thomas nationwide and cloonkeen.com

 

Make-up Maestros

Some of the best-selling, smash hit Irish make-up lines, that are good enough to rival even some of the top international brands

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Pippa

Pippa for Blank Canvas Cosmetics Make-up Palette, €35, from pharmacies nationwide

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Aimee Connolly palette

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Custom Palette Refillable, from €9, from pharmacies nationwide and aimeeconnolly.com

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Love Lift

Love Lift by Holly Carpenter Cosmetic Bags 3 Piece Set, €14.95, from pharmacies nationwide and lovelift.ie

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SoSu

Sosu By Suzanne Jackson Magnetic Refillable Contour Palette, €29.95, from pharmacies nationwide, and sosubysj.com

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Madison

Madison Makeup 12 Piece Pro Brush Set, €39.95, from pharmacies nationwide and madisonmakeup.ie

 

Natural Born Beauties

These 100pc-natural skincare gems are perfect presents for the eco-conscious people in your life that look to ditch chemical nasties from their beauty regime…

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Avoca

Avoca Mini Soap Gift Set, €17.95, from Avoca stores

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Dublin Herbalists

Dublin Herbalists Mango Body Butter, €12.95, from Kilkenny Shop and health stores nationwide and dublinherbalists.ie

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Voya

Voya Trio Tea Set, €11.50,from Avoca stores nationwide, Kilkenny stores, voya.ie and Voya salons nationwide

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Ria

Ria Organics Gift Set (with free jade roller), €99, from health stores nationwide and riaorganics.ie

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Burren Perfumery

Burren Perfumery Winter Woods EDT, €48, from Avoca stores nationwide and burrenperfumery.com

 

Skin Helpers

If your loved one is serious about their skin health and invests in their products, these Irish skincare brands will be very welcome additions to the bathroom cabinet. All are hard-working, deeply penetrating and jam-packed with skin-saving ingredients…

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Jo Browne

Jo Browne Gift Set, €44, from Avoca stores nationwide, health stores, and Meadows & Byrne

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Mookie & Boo

Mookie & Boo Gift set €65, from Brown Thomas nationwide and mookieandboo.ie

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Pestle and Mortar

Pestle and Mortar Christmas Gift Set, €86, from pharmacies nationwide, Avoca, cloud10beauty.com and pestleandmortar.com

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Vita Liberata

Vita Liberata Phenomenal Medium Mousse Christmas Set, €46.50, from pharmacies nationwide, health stores, Arnotts

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Skinician

Skinician Advanced Christmas Set, €59.50, from pharmacies nationwide

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