Who is suffering from pre payday blues? With a full week to payday at Hi Hq we are feedling like a treat to cheer us up, but we still have to eat so we are looking to update our look without spending big. Hello Catrice, which is available in Penneys and pharamacies nationwide. Whether you love lashes or lust after lipstick the collection for AW’19 is simply unbeatable. Here are four items to add to your collection all retailing under €8.

These palettes not only provide a stunning glow, the packaging looks really high end and is slim enough to fit in the clutch. Two highlighters and either a blush or a bronzer as well as anintegrated mirror create palettes that are perfect beauty products forwomen on the go. They offer glamour and have a beautiful buttery texture . €7.90


This multi-coloured blush provides a beautiful and subtle
glow for a fresh-looking complexion. Three different
colours come in an exciting pressed pattern with two
different shade combinations each. This is the perfect
beauty product for glowing cheeks. Blush is my go to for a youthful glow.  €4.90







This is the era of false lashes! The bigger thelashes, the better! The Lash Couture range has been extended by two new versions – for every taste and occasion. The Dramatica Smokey Lashes are thicker on the outerlashes and intensify the Smokey Eyes effect. The #InstaExtreme Volume Lashes provide full-length volume for stunning selfies!  Lashes are an everyday item for me but sometimes I like a more natural, lighter type. The curved and transparent lash band makes application super easy. Perfect for lash virgins. They retail at €4.90 which includes glue.





A perfect match: the combination of a matt finish and the most comfortable ‘feel good’ formula. A sensual demi matt lipstick texture that effortlessly glides ontothe lips like a balm. The long-lasting lipstick
combines ultimate coverage with an extremely lightweight feeling on the lips. The formula is enriched with avocado and olive oil, and offers a wearable colour range from red to nude to rosewood. Before I used these they had an almost suede like appearance but were not at all drying on the lips. Great colour payoff too. They totally pass the coffee cup test!  €4.90


By Mary-Jane O’Regan