There are so many Make-up and Beauty products on the market that it is hard to decipher which ones to choose.  Thats why I thought I'd pick the brains of our experts here at Portobello Institute.  Here are a just few favourites from our Make-up and Beauty Course Directors

Audrey Manning - Beauty Course Director

1) Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - €46, I love this product, its really gentle but effective.

2) When I really want to spoil myself Pure Fiji Starfruit sugar rub - €33 Natural sugar crystals melt wtih starfruit oil to exfoliate and hydrate the skin and the exotic smell makes me think of past holidays even if its raining!!

3) OPI Nail polishes - €14.95 they give great coverage and they have a huge range of colours

4) I have very sensitive skin and have found a great new product from Australia which uses natural plant extracts called Trilogy.  There body washes and lotions are great.

5) As a skin care therapist I would always advise clients to use SPF all year round.  Over the years I have used many different sun care ranges but I always end up going back  to Lancaster Ultra sooting protection SPF 30 €24.95 or if I am on a budget the Piz Buin range is a great alternative.  I never burn when using both these products.


Niamh Martin - Make-up Course Director

1) Trilogy Rose Hip Oil - €19.95

2) Mac pro long concealer - €19

3) Moroccan Oil - Leave in hair treatment - €38, so worth it and it last ages

4) Laura Mercier Bath and Body range - I love the Almond Coconut hand cream, so luxurious and a     little goes a long way.

5) Emani Mineral Powder - €19 - This is a really great powder.  Does not budge when on the skin