Holiday-inspired beauty collections

IN THE fast-moving world of beauty, fads come and go in the blink of an eye (literally in the case of mascara), but some products are so popular they last a lifetime — or longer.

Holiday-inspired beauty collections

Proving their staying power, more than a dozen cosmetics companies are celebrating significant anniversaries this year with remixes of their bestsellers or limited-edition launches.

From five-year-old favourites to centenarian stalwarts, meet the birthday buys that are looking seriously good for their age...

HIGH FIVES

Young in the grand scheme of things, fifth birthdays are still worth celebrating.

Marking five years of lip- and skin-soothing goodness, Lanolips introduces three, fruity new tubes of its lanolin-infused, all-purpose 101 ointment. Choose from strawberry, peach or apple, for €11.27 each ( www.feelunique.com ).

Also hitting the high-five is hair hero brand, Keratin Revolution.

Haven’t sampled the professional-grade range yet? Start with the deep-conditioning masque, €25.73, an ultra-hydrating treatment available to buy in salons nationwide.

DECADE DIVAS

Reaching double figures counts as a pretty major milestone.

Celebrating 10 years of natural beauty, award-winning brand, Balance Me, has launched the collagen-boost, restore-and-replenish cream cleanser, €25.38, and face cream, €56.40, which are both packed with plumping peptides and nourishing botanicals ( www.FeelUnique.com ).

Ten years after the launch of the ever-popular Calvin Klein Euphoria comes Euphoria Essence, a succulent eau de parfum that marries red berry and jasmine with patchouli and the sweetness of white chocolate; €88.90 for 100ml ( www.debenhams.ie ).

TEENAGE DREAMS

A year to go until they’re 16, but these beauty birthdays are still sweet enough to celebrate.

Fresh’s petal-powered Rose Face Mask, €72.50, gets a facelift of its own to mark its 15th birthday, courtesy of artist Jo Ratcliffe. Pick up a limited-edition, illustrated pot in August ( www.fresh.com ).

Still going strong 15 years after it first hit the shelves, the original Hugo Boss men’s fragrance has racked up sales of 50m units. Sample the fresh, piney Boss Bottled, currently €52.66 for 100ml, reduced from €79 (Boots).

TWENTY-SOMETHINGS

The cosmetic equivalent of Generation Y, turning 20 this year is a pair of truly beloved beauty icons.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

is celebrating with a triple whammy of scented specials, combining rose and lavender, grapefruit and patchouli and orange flower and chamomile limited-editions, housed in a pretty green tin with two muslin cloths, €60, free delivery ( www.lizearle.com ).

BareMinerals brings out the silverware for the 20th anniversary of its original mineral foundation, presenting a mirrored deluxe foundation and brush, €47.39, in a gorgeous, sparkly box ( www.ebay.ie ).

THE 100 CLUB

Bronnley is a maker of soap and perfume since the 1880s. To coincide with its 130th birthday, just 130 bottles of Savage Flower

eau de parfum are available, exclusively through London’s Fortnum & Mason ( www.fortnumandmason.com ).

From bottle blonde to darkest ebony, Wella has been lending a helping hand in the hair department for 135 years. One of the brand’s most enduring colour products, Koleston, was first formulated in 1950 and is still available in salons now. ( www.wella.com ).

Established in 1870 by William Penhaligon, the renowned perfumer commemorates its 145th birthday with No. 33, a lavender-based cologne named after Penhaligon’s boutique at 33 St James’ Street. You can find the range on www.BrownThomas.com

The American civil war was still going on when Cuticura bar soaps first appeared on chemist’s shelves. Celebrating an impressive 150 years, the almost-unchanged soap has been revamped with a silver vintage-inspired pack, €2.15, from Boots and independent chemists.

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