Welcome Nitelife’s newest beauty expert, Claire from Lipglossaddictcork!



Dull, grey and miserable. If this describes your skin, as well as the winter weather, keep reading. If like most of us after the excess of Christmas, your skin needs a helping hand, so try out some of these beauties!

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

This has been a favourite of mine for about five years now. It can be used on top of moisturiser on non-makeup days to give your skin a dewy glow. It’s peach in colour which counteracts the grey hue we all have this time of the year. It can also be used under makeup, again, to give a glow. If you are really in dire straits it can also be used as a mask. Available from Clairn’s counters nationwide  for €36.50.

Benefit ‘That Gal’ Brightening Face Primer 

This is another favourite of mine for this time of year. It can be worn alone or under makeup to give a bright, dewy finish to the skin. This product is a lot pinker, so really gives you a healthy skin tone. I have even popped a little bit over the top of a made-up face on particularly bad days! It flatters all skin tones, from the palest of the pale to the deepest of the deep. Available on counter at Benefit nationwide €32.

Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm

Again, this can be used over your moisturiser to give a healthy glow. It can also be used as silky makeup primer. I’ve used a little of this over foundation as a highlighter. This is also available from Boots stores at a very affordable €7.99. This is also included in the 3 for 2 offer, so grab it fast!

Want more beauty tips? Check out Claire’s blog, Lipglossaddictcork.