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.
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.
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.
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!