eBeauty: Fresh face and healthy skin

Áine Pollock has recently graduated from IADT Design for Stage and Screen majoring in makeup. Working in retail for Christian Dior over the past year has expanded her knowledge of contemporary beauty merchandise and given her a passion to seek out the latest trends. working as a makeup artist on movie sets had enabled Áines expertise to reach beyond beauty makeup and gain versatility in prosthetics and model-making. She is excited to work with the echo and to share her enthusiasm for all things beauty related with our readers .

By Aine Pollock

If your skin is giving you the appearance of a tired look, there are things you can do that will instantly add brightness and hydration.

The right tools and skincare products will help to achieve plump and healthy skin without having to put makeup on.


Your skin can tell a story on what is happening on the inside. Therefore, if you’ve had a late night out, a rough sleep or are feeling under the weather, your skin will be able to tell the tale.

Our main goal here is to brighten, depuff and refresh.

I find these products are especially useful at two-day events such as weddings when you want to look as though staying on the dance floor until 3am has not taken its toll on you at the breakfast the next day.

To Even Skin Tone

Colour correcting and evening out your skin tone will instantly enhance your complexion. This green cream turns to a beige colour that matches your own natural skin tone as you massage it into your skin, just like magic.

This blurs blemishes and scarring on your face while banishing redness. It is also available in two different sizes so you can start off small to test it out first.

Dr.Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment 15ml 1

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment 15ml. Boots €15

Under Eye Care

Eye patches are easy to use and very effective, you can pop them on for 10 minutes while doing your hair then you’re good to go.

They will reduce puffiness and tone your under eye area. Then after consistent use they will reduce fine lines and dark circles.

Thalgo Hyalu ProCollagene Wrinkle Correcting Eye Pro Patches 8 Pairs. Beautyfeatures 1

Thalgo Hyalu-ProCollagene Wrinkle Correcting Eye Pro Patches 8 Pairs. Beautyfeatures.ie €40

Face Roller

Face rolling is part of ancient Chinese medicine to stimulate blood circulation in the face. Starting in the centre of your face and rolling outwards with medium pressure will help with lymphatic drainage.

The results involve toned skin, reduced fine lines and a brighter complexion.

Lacura Jade Face Roller. ALDI 7 1

Lacura Jade Face Roller. ALDI €7.73

Facial Mist

A universal product that can be used in so many ways but is overall a great pick-me-up for your skin. This fine water mist is gentle and soothing for your skin.

I like to use it during my skincare routine in-between steps, to refresh my makeup or to calm my skin down if it’s feeling irritated. Amazing for mask life.

Avene Thermal Water 1

Avene Thermal Water. Lloyds Pharmacy €9



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