Summer is back, and so is the makeup. Goodbye facemasks and mask-ne, hello festivals, garden parties and beach stays.  Whether you are moving towards that classic ‘clean girl’ look with just a touch of foundation and soft summer glow or co-ordinating your colours and euphoric glitter palettes. This year, nothing is going to stop you.


In the world of TikTok & Instagram, there are so many new beauty trends coming and going that it can be overwhelming. That is why we have narrowed it down to our top 5 beauty essentials that you can find at Marshes Shopping Centre today:




‘Skinimalism’: Second-skin

This summer there has been an undeniable shift toward embracing our natural skin and weightless skin tints, foundations, and CC creams for that blurry flawless glow.


For that, we have recommended the below products for that natural-looking finish:

Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint 32ml, €30.00, Boots

PHB Ethical Beauty BB Cream: Fair 30g, €20.00, Holland & Barrett

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 32ml, €39.9, Boots

Rimmel London Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation, €12.49, Boots



All about that Glow

This summer is all about that liquid highlight for that dewy, glass skin look. For your face, focus on your cheekbones, tip of your nose and your cupid’s bow. Want that all-over shimmer? Add a little extra to your collar bones, shoulders, and sparkle. Liquid highlighters have grown in popularity due to their customisable and buildable formula, from a subtle glow to a shimmering glisten. Buildable coverage and longevity for those hotter days make this product a must-have for the summer.


We have lined up some of our favourites below:

ICONIC London Illuminator, €38.00, Boots

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator Glowy Highlighter, €10.99, Boots

Benefit High Beam Highlighter – Luminescent Enhancer, €12.50, Boots



Make me blush

Achieve that natural-looking, long-lasting flush with our favourite cream blushes. It is perfect for brightening up your complexion as they melt and blend seamlessly into your skin, bringing it to life this summer.


Our top favourites:

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks, €29.00, Boots

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, €24.00, Boots

XX REVOLUTION Cloud Blush + Lip Tint, €10.00, Boots

e.l.f. Putty Blush, €7.00, Boots



Turn around Bright eyes

Bright eyes are back. This summer a brighter take on eye makeup with flashes of bold hues is taking the stand. Coloured eyeliners, from pastels to neons, accentuate the eye and add unexpected splashes of colour to a finished look.


Some of our favourite products include:

NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil Sherbert, €7.00, Boots

NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick Blue Trip, €9.00, Boots

XX Revolution XXact Eyeliner Pencil Blazer, €6.00, Boots



The Hot Gloss

As the great Serena van der Woodsen once famously said, “Lipstick lasts longer, but gloss is more fun”, and fun is what we are going to have this summer. The glossy lip has made an epic return, and we are here for it.  From clear lip gloss to bright colours and shimmers there is a look for everyone.


We have pulled together a collection of our recommendations below:

Maybelline Lifter Gloss Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss Hyaluronic Acid, €11.99, Boots

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminizer and Plumper, €22.00, Boots

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Lip Gloss, €7.00, Boots



Ready, SET, Go!

This summer, work smarter not harder. Setting spray is a must when it comes to ensuring a long-wearing make-up, not only do you want to spray upon this finished look but can be used to hydrate the skin beforehand to achieve the perfect base and act as a barrier from your skin’s natural oils. Once you have created that flawless make-up look it is important to set it correctly to sure it lasts you all day, which is what makes setting sprays a must on our top 5 list:

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 118ml, €32.00, Boots

Fenty Beauty What It Dew Makeup Refreshing Spray 40ml, €18.00, Boots

e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set Clear Spray, €7.29, Boots




Find everything you need this summer at Marshes Shopping Center. Keep your eye out on our Instagram & Facebook for more summer fest giveaways and competitions!




The Front Row Team x



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