Essential Beauty Picks: My Must-Have Staples

Essential Beauty Picks: My Must-Have Staples

As the founder of Lash Star Beauty, my go-to beauty staples are centered around achieving flawless lashes. Our Full Control Lash Sculpting Mascara is a non-negotiable. It's the reason behind starting the brand – an all-in-one mascara that sets the tone for my day. Paired with Lash Star’s Pure Pigment Kohl Liner, I can effortlessly transition from a daytime glow to a sultry evening look. The buildable nature of these products allows me to start subtle and dial up the drama.

Best Beauty Investments:

Investing in quality beauty tools is a priority. I swear by Westman Atelier makeup brushes – a complete splurge but worth every penny. Gucci Westman's expertise in beauty tools is unmatched. Meeting her at a Taylor Swift concert was a highlight. Another recent purchase is the Cryo Cool device from Seoulista Beauty, offering a refreshing serum application for vibrant skin, especially during my frequent travels.

Favorite Shopping Destinations:

Navigating the vast cosmetics market, Sephora in the U.S. is my go-to for discovering new brands, from celebrity lines to emerging indie names. Joyce Beauty in Hong Kong is a treasure trove for exploring Asian brands. When visiting home, Dublin’s T2 Duty Free is a favorite pitstop, indulging in brands like Pat McGrath, Hourglass, Augustinus Bader, and more.

Cherished Irish Beauty Product:

Voya holds a special place in my heart for its sustainable luxury ethos. The Effervescence seaweed and sugar body scrub are my go-to for a revitalizing full-body experience, bringing a touch of Ireland to my beauty routine.

All-Time Favorite Beauty Item:

Chanel’s Baume Essentiel glow balm is my secret weapon for a fresh, dewy look. Its stick formula highlights my features, providing a youthful glow that I cherish.

Current Covet:

I’m eyeing Acqua Di Parma's car diffuser – a stylish yellow leather case diffuser for delightful journeys. It's a perfect travel companion for me as a busy mom always on the go.

Loveliest Perfume Bottle:

Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Intensa remains a timeless favorite. The wood and leather accords, coupled with the art deco-inspired bottle, make it a standout classic on my vanity.

Home Fragrance:

Soilse candles, an Irish brand, in particular, the Turf and Abhaile scents. They bring the essence of Ireland to my New York home. The warm, familiar yet exotic fragrances are a unique touch that I adore.

Foundation of Choice:

For a natural look, Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer is my go-to. It's light, oil-free, and offers a great shade selection, providing the perfect base for a 'no-makeup' makeup look.

Beauty Ethos:

My beauty philosophy revolves around keeping things light, except for mascara and fragrance – I like to enter a room feeling elegant, sexy and confident, yet causing a little stir!


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