It’s great to see two Irish beauty brands doing so well. Tan Organic and Fuschia Makeup are two award winning companies who are really making waves in Ireland and the UK. I like to support local businesses when I can and I’ve been really enjoying using products from both Tan Organics and Fuschia recently.
Noelle O’Connor is the talented lady behind the luxurious Tan Organic range. After appearing on Dragon’s Den and securing 50,000 investment her brainchild has gone from strength to strength. Tan Organic’s signature products are it’s original self-tan and the tanning oil, both of which are presented in slim elegant glass bottles. The tan is perfect to use for a special day/evening out. They contain high-quality, all-natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamins A, C and D. This all really appeals to me as I tend to react badly to most tans. My skin gets so itchy!
Tan Organic also sells a body oil which again is super luxurious and perfect if your skin is in real need of hydration and moisture. I can see me using the tan and oil on a weekend when I really want to pamper my skin. But when it comes to the Tan Organic Duo Bronzer, I’ve been using this everyday. I thought it would give a deep bronze colour but it actually gives your face a subtle bronze glow thanks to the caramel and warm chocolate hues. And I love the beautiful wooden casing – very much keeping with the company’s eco-friendly image. Not only are Tan Organic the first Eco-Certified self-tanning brand but they are also certified by PETA and The Ethical Company Organisation.
Fuschia Makeup has been going since 2005 but I must admit to only hearing about the brand recently on social media. Fuschia has been steadily growing for years and it has a substantial makeup collection. All the products are simply but prettily packaged, and very reasonably priced.
I’m in love with the matte lipstick in Vamp. It’s a beautiful deep sensual colour (perfect for a night out) and the Eggplant lip pencil is the ideal match for it. I’ve been looking to buy a deep purple coloured lipstick for a while now but never get round to it. I can’t wait to sport super dark lips and the Full Moon pigmented eye dust with lashings of mascara. A great look for autumn I think.
And I’m currently eyeing up their range of make-up brushes. As many of you know my suitcase was stolen on a trip to Dublin recently and my makeup and collection of brushes look to be gone forever. I’m now in the process of replacing my brushes and I’m looking for ones with bamboo handles as not only do they look great but they are environmentally friendly. Fuschia may just be the brand to go for.