Tried and tested: Eye creams

Everyone longs to find the perfect eye cream. Our testers eye up the competition...

* Nurture Replenish Eye Serum (€14.35 plus p&p from www.healthspan.co.uk ). 

“More of a paste than a cream, gel or lotion, this is unlike any eye cream I’ve used before. It’s pleasant and easy to apply, absorbing instantly and, over time, helping to visibly lift and firm the delicate area.” 

4/5

* Sanctuary Wake Up Wonder Eye, €13.33 ( www.boots.ie

“This cool and calming eye serum is a real winner — especially considering the price. A thin pencil-tip means there’s no risk of over-saturating delicate skin, and helps the product last longer. Particularly handy as a travel companion for long-haul flights.” 

5/5

* Vivderma De-Ageing Eye Cream (€42 plus p&p, www.vivderma.com ). 

“With an instant cooling sensation and smooth finish, this cream glides on beautifully and feels like a make-up primer. Plus, after a few weeks, I’ve noticed the skin around my eyes looks smoother, so it’s worth splashing out on.” 

4/5

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OPI has teamed up with Scandal star Kerry Washington on its latest collection inspired by the White House-set TV drama.

The actress, recently named the brand’s first creative ambassador, helped develop and name the 12 new shades, from the creamy nude of Pale, to the punchy magenta of Madam President. Available in stores from August 3.

LOVE YOUR LOOKS

Ever felt held back by your looks? Judged by your appearance, rather than your accomplishments? 

Dove’s new campaign showcases women who’ve overcome just that, like 28-year-old Elizabeth from New York, who decided to stop straightening her hair after a poem she wrote about her naturally curly locks went viral. 

Or Rain, who was told for years she looks like a boy, and now earns a living as a gender-free model.

Watch the inspirational film at www.youtube.com/dove and share your own story on social media with #MyBeautyMySay.

STEAL OF THE WEEK

Beauty junkies, you’re going to love the latest offering from QVC.

The Tili Beauty Box gives you more than €72-worth of products from cult brands like Alpha H, BareMinerals, Elemis and Essie, all for just €24. 

And these aren’t tiny testers: you get eight decent-sized samples, so you can really put the products to the test, and unlike many discovery boxes, you don’t have to to sign up to a monthly subscription. 

Well worth checking out. 

www.qvcuk.com plus p&p


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