Red lipsticks tried and tested for you

Our testers pucker up to trial three hot new red lippies...

* MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II, €20 ( )

“This is more of a bold neon than a classic red and has a chalky consistency, which made it very durable but not at all drying. 

"I didn’t have to worry about smudging and only needed one re-application over the course of an evening.” 


* Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Cherry, €22 ( )

“In the bullet, this lipstick appeared solid in colour, but on application it’s a sheer, shiny gloss — so you can control the intensity of colour by applying more layers. 

It had great staying power, didn’t flake or bleed, and has a pleasant berry-like fragrance too.” 


* By Terry Terrybly Velvet Rouge in My Red, €41.70 ( , free P&P)

“This classic red liquid lipstick comes with a rounded applicator, making it easier to get into all the curves and crevices. The dense colour lasted well but did bleed slightly, so prepping with lip liner is a must.” 



Are you tempted by false eyelashes but worried they’ll look unnatural?

Lash brand Eyelure understands, which is why they’ve launched the TRYlash app for Apple and Android phones. 

By uploading and positioning a photo, you can virtually test a range of lashes to find out what suits — or share a photo to get the verdict from your friends.

Download the app from iTunes or Google Play.


Selfies are blamed for everything from vanity to injuries, but on the plus side, they’re providing a boost for the beauty industry. 

NPD Group reports that sales of highlighters have jumped by more than 48% in a year, which the firm is attributing to selfie-takers attempting to paint on perfect cheekbones.


French pharmacy favourite Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Night Anti Fatigue Cream will normally set you back €33.10, but you can get a hefty 50ml tub for just €10.79 (plus P&P) from 


Red lipsticks tried and tested for you

Spectre, the next James Bond film, shoots into cinemas on October 26, and the latest 007 cologne has arrived. 

Called Seven, the scent takes inspiration from the exotic world of the secret agent, combining bold bergamot and white pepper with mahogany and leather. James Bond 007 Seven, €32 for 50ml ( )


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