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Over lockdown, many of us became obsessed with devising meticulous skincare routines, and perfecting “effortless” makeup looks we vowed to debut in the real world once we were allowed back out again.
And now, there are more top-quality Irish makeup and skincare brands than ever to shop with, the majority of which are affordable and a lot more accessible than some of the big cosmetic companies that ruled our teenage years. Many of these brands are available to purchase in your local pharmacy or the boujie makeup section of Dunnes, but we’ve also linked their online shops for those who can’t face the shops this time of year (we relate).
Here’s a round up of 10 great Irish makeup and skincare brands to shop with this festive season:
Sculpted by Aimee
A go-to brand for anyone looking to achieve the highly sought after ✨dewy look✨, with an extensive array of foundation shades and handy presents to suit all skin tones like glowy primers, setting sprays and luxurious all-purpose balms. Shop HERE.
Created by one of Ireland’s most-followed beauty influencers, Keilidh Cashell, KASH offers a wide range of high quality cosmetics including highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes, easy-to-use contouring kits and faux mink eyelashes. Shop HERE.
Founded by Irish makeup artist Aideen Kate, True Beauty has a bit of an Ariana Grande feel about it and offers bundle lip kits and versatile palettes that are perfect for gifting. Shop HERE.
You couldn’t do an Irish makeup roundup without including the woman who started it all, back when blogging was an alien concept and we were all still lashing on the panstick like it was going out of Style. SoSu owner Suzanne Jackson has now created an empire encompassing everything from tanning to faux nails, eyeshadow palettes to beauty blenders with no compromise on quality. Shop HERE.
Set up by Irish makeup artist Suzy O’Neill, Ayu Cosmetics are easy to use, affordable and beautiful quality. Products such as her cream blush and body illuminator sets make perfect presents. Shop HERE.
Every shape of makeup brush you could imagine, creamy lipsticks and handy palettes from this store created by renowned makeup artist Sarah Keary. Shop HERE.
A luxury but affordable brand created by Una Tynan and Pippa O’Connor Ormond, with more shimmers and glosses than you can shake a stick at. Shop HERE.
Founded by Irish sisters Aoibhinn and Bláthnaid and their mom Susan Murphy, Biabelle is well known for their fake tan and also have a great range of lashes, beauty tools and palettes at very reasonable prices. Shop HERE.
Ella & Jo
If your giftee is obsessed with all things skincare, treat them with a hydrating cream or luxury serum from Ella & Jo, with a ‘skin test’ available on their website so you can pick the perfect product. Shop HERE.
Pestle & Mortar
Another great Irish skincare brand, Pestle & Mortar have sustainability at their core and are a great option for the environmentally-conscious giftee. Founder Sonia Deasy spent years looking at people’s skin in her previous job (as a portrait photographer), noticing that every problem makeup was used to cover was highlighted. This inspired her to create a line of simple, highly effective skincare products. An excellent skincare origin story, if you ask me. Shop HERE.
Header image via Instagram/sarahkearymakeup
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