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Beauty chat with Irish model Eimear Varian Barry

Eimear Varian Barry

Originally from Cork in Ireland, Eimear Varian Barry is a professional Instagrammer, stylist, model and mother-of-two.

Our style and beauty editor Melanie Kruger had the recent opportunity to sit down with the lovely Eimear to talk about everything from her signature scent to her evening skincare routine.

1. What is your signature scent?

2. Which three beauty products couldn’t you live without?
L’Oreal Serie Expert Silver Purple Shampoo 250ml
Better Than Sex Mascara – Too Faced
KMS California MoistRepair Revival Creme 125ml
Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder

Eimear Varian Barry
Instagram star Eimear Varian Barry

3. Talk us through your morning and evening skincare routines. How are they different?
I don’t wear make up most of the time, so I gently wash my face in the morning with Aesop and apply Kiehls Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. At night after my shower, I will apply Rituals Honey Touch – Body Cream all over and again the Kiehls on my face. If I am after wearing make up, I’ll remove it before getting into the shower in the evening with Eve Lom cleanser. It’s the best!!

4. How does your skin type affect the sort of makeup you wear?
Well mine is textbook oily around the T-Zone, so sometimes I use Clarins – Oil Control Ultra-Matte Rebalancing Lotion Oily Skin. I find this particularly good in the summer. I don’t think the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder would be good if you had dry skin because it’s quite matty. I get breakouts now and again and when I do, I use Amazing Concealer.

5. Talk us through your everyday makeup routine.
I only wear make up around twice a week, I use Rimmell foundation, then the Rodial, then do my sokey eyes with a H&M Pallette, then do my bronzer, then my mascara and MAC liquid eyeliner. Under all of this is Liz Earl primer. It’s like silk on the skin!

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Image credit: Eimear Varian Barry

6. Strong eye or strong lip?
Strong eye for me!

7. What’s the best piece of beauty advice you have ever been given?

8. Everyone loves a Sunday night pampering session. Talk us through yours.
Well I am just obsessed with the smell of the Rituals Honey Touch! I don’t do pampering sessions to be honest. I get to work the minute the kids go to bed. Just do whatever whenever I can!

9. What is your most decadent beauty product?
One of my favourite scents ! Tom Ford Tom Ford, Santal Blush

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Image credit: Eimear Varian Barry

10. What’s your favourite hairstyle for a glamorous night out, and how do you achieve it?
I like a sleek look with a smokey eye! I’ll put in my KMS Moist Repair and I have a TIGI shine spray too which is fab. I ‘ll blast dry upside down for volume and then GHD it through.

Fancy meeting Eimear in person?
An Evening with Eimear Varian Barry takes place on 10th June 2017 in the beautiful setting of The Medicine Garden in Cobham, Surrey. Over canapés and cocktails, Eimear will be discussing how she built her brand. The talk is the first in The Medicine Garden’s ‘Inspiration Series’ of events. Tickets are available via The Medicine Garden website.

Follow Eimear on Instagram here.