Hi Style Best Beauty Buys 2019 - Haircare

The Hi Style Best Beauty Buys are back!

Due to the immense popularity of the Hi Style Best Beauty Buys last year, we just had to do it again. From lipstick to hand cream we want to shout about new launches and handbag heroes. Over the past few months, our dedicated testers of different ages and beauty preferences tested new beauty must-haves and classic beauty hero products! We’ve been busy swatching, applying and lathering ourselves in foundation, lipstick, hair masks and much more to see what the world of luxury and high street products have on offer. We’ve been tanning guinea pigs so you won’t have to suffer an ill-fated orange look. What can we say? We’re women of the people!

*All prices are sourced from different retailers and are therefore an approximate indication


Makeup – Lust Haves


Best Primer – Lancome Lancôme Prep and Hydrate Primer €33

Best CC Cream – It Cosmetics Your Skin Only Better €36.50

⭐Best Longwear Foundation – Urban Deacy All Nighter €36

If you’re looking for a foundation that literally won’t budge, but doesn’t look cakey, this is a winner! It’s a high coverage foundation that still manages to look natural. 


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Best Foundation All skin types – Teint Idol Ultra Wear Nude €40

Best Mineral Foundation – Fuschia Makeup Loose Mineral Foundation €28.50

Best Bridal foundation- Armani Luminous Silk €49

Best Setting Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Powder €42

Best Bronzer – B Perfect Cosmetics Golden Glow €25

Best Makeup Palette – Art Deco Magnetic Palette €9.75, inserts from €7

Best Eyeshadow Palette- Urban Decay Naked Cherry €45

Best Brow Product – Urban Decay Brow Blade €22

Best Mascara – It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara €26

Best Eyeliner – Inglot AMC Black €16

⭐Best Blush – Nars Orgasm €32

This star buy is a cult classic and the original blush is now 12 years old! To celebrate this, Nars has brought out an entire collection inspired by blush.


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Best Lipstick Longwear – Armani Rouge D’Armani €33

Best Lipstick – YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim €35.50

Best Makeup Brush Set – Sharleen Collins Makeup Brush Set €79

Best Face Brush – HUDA BEAUTY Face Buff & Blend Brush €25

Best Brush Cleanser – Mume Brush Cleanser €13

Best Beauty Blender – Beauty Blender €16

Best Dressing Table Makeup Organiser – Glam Doll Glambox €89

Best Cosmetic Bag/Brush Holder – Nima Brush Bio Bag range

⭐Editor Pick – Jeanette Cronin lashes in Norma €12











This lashes are reusable and offer the fluffiest finish ever. The lash range has something for everyone and is by a Cork lady who is a Style award winner from 2018 (Mary- Jane O’Regan, Editor of Hi Style)


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⭐Panel Pick – NIMA Brush Vegan Sets €65










Nima Brush Vegan Sets – these Irish brushes are really soft and are suitable for all levels of skill makeup-wise. They are easy to wash and reshape perfectly. The fact that they are cruelty-free is a bonus (Jennifer Swaine) 


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Makeup Must Haves


Best Primer – Note Cosmetics Skin Perfecting Primer €10.95

Best Foundation Longwear – Maybelline Superstay Foundation €15.35

⭐Best Foundation – Bourjois Healthy Mix €13.95

This foundation gives a beautiful, natural look and gorgeous glow whilst providing a flawless medium coverage. It comes up quite dewy, so best suited to dry/combination skin. We don’t quite think it lasts the 16 hours it claims, but let’s be real, what foundation does?


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Best BB Cream / Tinted Moisturiser – e.l.f. Beauty Shield Skin Shielding Moisturizer SPF 50  €16.95

Best Setting Powder – Isa Dora Matt Fix Blotting Powder €13.95

Best Bronzer – Maybelline City Bronze €10.95

Best Face Palette – Aimee Connolly Sculpted from €9

Best Brow Product – Maybelline Tattoo Brow Longlasting Gel Tint €16.99

Best Mascara – Isa Dora Big Bold Lashes €9.99

Best Eyeliner – Note Cosmetics Precision Eye Liner €9.95

Best Blush – Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush €10.99

⭐Best Lipstick – Luna by Lisa Lip Kits €19.99

Available in four super flattering shades, these lip kits contain a matching pencil and lipstick. They are beautifully formulated, longlasting and great value.


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Best Lip Gloss – Luna by Lisa Lip-gloss €30

Best Lip Liner – Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner €4

Best Highlighter- e.l.f Shimmer Highlighting powder €9

Best Make-up Brush Set – Everyday Essentials Real Techniques €26.99

Best face brush – Blank Canvas F20 €12.99

Best Beauty Blender – Real Techniques €7.99

Best Dressing Table Make-up Organiser – Primark Pallet Holders €6

Best Cosmetic Bag – Luna by Lisa €17

Best Lashes – Kiss Blowout Pixie Lash €6

⭐Editor Pick – Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick Red Velvet €3











My all time favorite red lip stick for a creamy matte finish with a cool teeth whitening red shade. Practical affordable and very glam (Mary- Jane O’Regan, Editor of Hi Style)