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We asked Irish MUAs and beauty obsessives to share the products on their Christmas lists this year

Will Santy be good though? That’s the question.

‘TIS THE SEASON to ‘discreetly’ drop hints in the hope of seeing something nice under the tree come December 25. But what are the Irish and beauty-mad seeking out this year?

Aisling Kelly, freelance MUA

Everything on my wishlist is cruelty free and vegan! I’d love Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint (the best red lipstick I’ve ever worn. I already have it but I want another one, just in case); Illamasqua Beyond highlighter, which looks like the highlight of dreams; and the Kat Von D Lolita Obsession Set.

Karen Constantine of Lovely Girly Bits

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On my wishlist this year is Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation. The launch of the brand here in Ireland got us beauty lovers all a quiver and after watching dozens of tutorials on Huda’s Instagram account, I think I need this!

Dani Duffy, MUA at MAC Dundrum

With my adoration for the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette, it’s only natural that I’m majorly lusting over its follow-up, the Desert Dusk palette. Those lush purples are dreamy.
I’m also dying to try the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation. It’s gotten mixed reviews but matte and full coverage are some of my favourite words so I’ve a feeling we’ll be firm friends.

Orla McConnon AKA The Orlacle

Kirstie McDermott (kirstiemcdermott)

I have Lixir Skin Vitamin C Paste and cleanser plus the Fenty Beauty red lipstick on my list. Santa better be nice!

Lorraine Haigney of John, It’s Only Makeup!

I got a laugh out of Tom Ford’s F**king Fabulous fragrance but, at €245, finding it under my tree would be a true Christmas miracle. A gift voucher for a gel manicure would be much more my speed. It’s the kind of luxury you could never justify yourself in January, so would be the perfect gift.

Gemma Burke of The Beauty Nook

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I actually did a whole post dedicated to this over on my blog this year (which the boyfriend was very happy about). Top of my beauty list this year is definitely a L’Oréal Steampod. So many of my fab beauty blogger mates have said their hair game was upped tenfold after taking the Steampod plunge.

Yav of Makeup Monster

Steampods are very popular this year:

Number one on my wish list would be a L’Oreal Steampod, because I’m shite at styling my own hair!

Michelle Chawke, MUA at Inglot Tallaght

I’d love the Morphe 3502 palette – the gorgeous warm-toned eyeshadows are perfect for this time of year – the Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation, the Inglot HD Lip Tint in shade 47, and Wunderbrow gel, which is the perfect product to achieve natural-looking, fluffy brows.

AJ Fitzsimons of AJ Makeup

On my wishlist would be a new original Beauty Blender – my dog ate mine and I really find it performs better than others I’ve tried! Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation was very hyped this year so I really want to try it out. Also, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb – it’s my all time favourite perfume, I panic when it’s starting to run low!

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