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We asked you which item in your beauty bag makes you happiest, and here's what you said

Today is the International Day of Happiness, people.

TODAY IS THE International Day of Happiness; so allow us to be the first to wish you a joyous one.


As life experience has taught us, happiness can be found almost anywhere; in the creation of an ‘Out of Office’ notification, nestled among the shelves of your kitchen cupboard, or manifesting in a stream of green lights.

Right now, however, ours is located specifically in our cosmetic collection.

With that in mind, we asked you which current item in your beauty bag brings you the most happiness, and here’s what you had to say.

Kicking off with a shout-out to Nars.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red.

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Make the way for Image Matte Moisturiser

It blurs imperfections and brightens my skin so I look alive and feel fresh rather than smothered in makeup.

Well, if it makes you feel like that…

It’s highlighter because I can look like a beautiful unicorn princess.

All Hail Queen Jo.

It’s my Jo Malone Lime and Basil cologne. Not sure if other people keep their perfume in their beauty bag, but I do. It makes me happy because it was a (well-remembered) gift. It’s also a little bit weird, like me.

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As Boyzone once said…

Beard balm. It is the key to my life.

 Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I would say my eyebrow pencil because it’s the one product I miss if I don’t have it with me.

Yep, that’ll do it.

Ironically, my foundation brings me much joy – and it’s called Hello Happy by Benefit!

PastedImage-21578 Source: Debenhams

Yep, we get this.

Tan. I could not live without it! It makes me feel happy.

And finally…

Zoeva Strobe Angel in ‘Halo’. A really nice natural glow on its own, but if you layer a powder highlight on top of it… blinding.

Oh, and honourable mention goes to the humble tweezers which got more than a few shout-outs with you guys.

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Niamh McClelland

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