Hidden Treasures at Castle Pharmacy

If, like me, you love all things beauty, you will have paid a visit to Castle Pharmacy in Waterford, and if you haven’t, you NEED to. It’s a pharmacy that is definitely out on it’s own, regards the brands they stock; Ren, Neom, Pestle and Mortor, The Balm, Cailyn, Bondi Sands, This Works, Moogoo, Paese, Nip and Fab, Makeup Revolution and Freedom Makeup to name just a few. It’s a small family run pharmacy, but is big on personality. Orla and Darren are super accommodating and super helpful. This week I want to let you in on a few of my must haves from there. If you are a makeup artist or a make up lover you need these in your life. Castle Pharmacy are going to have their pop up shop at the Matte to Metallic event on Thursday 23rd June in The Tower Hotel, and they are giving 10% off for attendees, so if you’re looking for some ideas on what to purchase, have a little read below.

1. Cailyn Cosmetics O Wow Brush €29.99

Cailyn is fast becoming one of Ireland’s leading cosmetics company and their O Wow brush is already after winning numerous awards. It is a multi purpose tool, and being a make-up artist this is one of the main reasons I love it. It can be used for applying your primer, foundation, cream contours, cream highlighters, as well as concealer for the delicate under eye are. It has velvet like bristles that are densely packed to give you that seamless airbrush effect. Gives a flawless finish, I love it!


2. Cailyn Super HD Pro Coverage Foundation €34.00

This comes in 10 fabulous shades to match all skin tones. It’s packed full of anti-oxidants and melts seamlessly into the skin, giving a satin smooth matte finish. It doesn’t dry out the skin at all, and this is mainly due to the very hydrating ingredients of Vitamin E and Punica Granatum Juice extract. This oil free, non greasy formula gives excellent coverage without feeling heavy on the skin.


3. The Balm “Sexy Mama” Pressed Powder €19.50

The Balm is a fantastic makeup company all the way from San Francisco, USA. The pigments are highly concentrated so a little really does go a long way. I want it all. “Sexy Mama” is an anti-shine, translucent powder that you apply after foundation and cream concealers, to help set everything. By doing this you will get the most out of your makeup, as it will last longer. An amazing product for all skin types but particularly anyone that has an oily t-zone. I love to have it with me on the go to use throughout the day to combat any shine. Oh and you will just love their quirky packaging.


4. The Balm “Mary-lou Manizer” €21.50

This is probably the most sought after highlighter in the world. If you follow makeup artists online you will nearly always see this beauty in their kit. Highlighting is trending massively at the moment and since we’re in summer, everybody will want that beautiful glow, which this highlighter absolutely gives. It can be used just above cheekbones, a little just above the tail of the brows and on your cupids bow, which is just over the lip, for that fuller looking pout. It attracts the light to these areas, giving the appearance of more structured features. A must have.



5. Moogoo Fresh Goats Milk Cleansing Bar €4.95

Moogoo is an Australian Company with an entire range of natural and gentle products that are made with effective ingredients and NO gimmicks. Goats milk soap is especially good for those with sensitive skin and is a very mild way of removing dirt and grease. Ingredients include goats milk, olive oil and coconut oil, so has no drying effects whatsoever. However, I don’t use this to wash my face, I use this to wash my makeup brushes. It’s amazing for this job!!! Twirl the brushes in circular motion directly onto the bar, rinse under running water and they will be left looking brand new.


I hope you enjoyed reading some of my top makeup picks from Castle Pharmacy, on the Dunmore Road, Waterford, it is so importsnt to support local. You will find them on Facebook here ==> Castle Pharmacy, Waterford. Their Insagram link is ==> CastlepharmacyWaterford Snapchat username ==> “castlepharmawd” What are your makeup must haves from there? Let me know!  Next week I will fill you in on my top skincare picks from Castle Pharmacy!



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