As winter darkens the days and Christmas season approaches, many of us find ourselves without much time to ourselves. It’s important to have products that are quick and easy to use before work or college in the morning so that you can feel confident you look your best, but without having had to sacrifice a chunk of time.
L.O.V. cosmetics are a brand who make their products with amazing passion. The brand strives to create products to suit everyone’s texture and colour preferences to a high standard, ensuring you get the best quality product for a great price. L.O.V. say no to animal testing, and do not carry out or commission any testing on animals for the manufacture of their products. They monitor all of their ingredients and their suppliers are required to certify in writing that all their products have been manufactured without testing on animals.
If you are a busy woman or man who is looking for an affordable, on-the-go makeup kit, these are my top picks of L.O.V.’s Fall Collection.
Small eyeshadow palettes are a lifesaver to use in the morning on the bus or train, and their built-in mirror is always handy for the rest of your makeup application. L.O.V.’s EYEvotion Luxurious Eyeshadow Palette (€15.95) is a spread of five matte, metallic and satin shades, similar to Dior’s Colour Design Eye Palette (€61.50). The eyeshadows are highly pigmented, long-lasting and the soft-touch silicon packaging is fashionable and alluring!
L.O.V. EYEvotion Luxurious Eyeshadow Palette, €15.95
If you’re looking for a long-lasting lipstick that doesn’t require frequent re-application, look no further than L.O.V.’s LipAffair Colour & Care Lipstick in Matte (€11.95). Similar to the powdery-matte texture of Esteé Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick (€32.00), the lipstick’s formula is extra long-lasting and delivers high shape and pigmentation upon a single application. The lipstick is available in eight shades ranging from nude to dark plum.L.O.V. LipAffair Colour & Care Lipstick in Matte, €11.95
Forget cream contouring when you’re on-the-go. Powders are much quicker and easier to use! L.O.V.’s GLOWrious Highlighting and Bronzing Palette (€15.95) is a gorgeous trio of an illuminating bronzer, one soft highlighter and one metallic highlighter. A great- though a little bit more expensive- alternative to Rimmel’s Kate Sculpting Palette (€9.45), the palette leaves the skin with a sun-kissed shimmer. The packaging is so glamorous, too!L.O.V. GLOWrious Highlighting and Bronzing Palette, €15.95
I don’t really know what this could be a cruelty-free alternative for, as I’ve never used another product like it- L.O.V.’s EXTRAordinary Perfect Fluid Foundation (€14.95) is one of the most innovative products I’ve used to date. The liquid foundation is available in four versatile shades and delivers a radiant and flawless complexion. It has been proven to improve the moisture levels and elasticity of the skin, as well as reduce fine lines when used for two weeks on a daily basis. Designed in a compact form, the packaging holds a button that you press to release a small burst of the foundation, which you apply with the sponge provided. A really quick, easy and non-messy way to apply foundation, I am so amazed by the innovativeness and high quality of this foundation. The formula is non-comedogenic and contains SPF 20.
L.O.V. EXTRAordinary Perfect Fluid Foundation, €14.95
L.O.V. is available at https://lov.eu/en, as well as in the following stores across Ireland:
- Shows Department Stores
- Lloyds Pharmacies
- McCabe Pharmacies
- Cara Pharmacies
- Adrian Dunne Pharmacies
- Wards Longford
- Kissane’s Tipperary
- Walsh’s Loughrea
- Mullingar Pharmacy
- Sheahan’s Killarney
- Donal McGoey Ardee