Lisa Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland’s best loved fashion stylists, author, television and radio presenters. She appears regularly on television here in Ireland with TV3 – Ireland AM and Xpose and in the UK on ITV’s This Morning with Ruth and Eamonn. Lisa also looks after the grooming needs of personal clients. She has appeared on numerous covers of magazines so she knows the importance of good skincare and how to complete her overall look with flawless make-up. Her debut book launched in 2010 entiltled ‘Enjoying Style and Fashion’ with her new book ‘Diet SOS’ hitting the best sellers list. It charts her journey from a size 18 to now and is available from fitzpatrickstyle.com
Lisa uses Clairns gentle eye make-up remover available from Boots here for €21.00 which has soothing organic plant extracts which dissolve light to medium eye make-up. It is a refreshing lotion which is mild enough for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes. Lisa’s couldn’t live without MAC lip gloss (here from House of Fraser) and MAC pro long wear SPF 15 foundation available here €36.50. MAC pro long wear foundation gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Its light weight and creamy, applies and blends easily leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day. It has specially treated micronized pigments that help give a smoother, more flawless, natural finish. Lisa is also a fan of Kohl Cosmetics which are Brown Sugar’s own range of high quality Irish cosmetics exclusive to Brown Sugar Salons in three locations in Dublin. The kohl range has everything from foundations, gel liners and blushers. Kohl is a favourite with the fashion and beauty savvy individuals. Among her favourite Kohl products are eye lights eye shaw in chocoholic €16 and gel liner €17.50.
Lisa’s beauty tip is to always remove make-up before going to bed as clogged pores are one of the main causes for skin imperfections. Sleeping with your make-up on denies the skin of oxygen, preventing it from self-repairing, leaving you with dull skin. Your make-up absorbs lots of pollution, dirt and residues from the environment during the day so by removing your make-up before you sleep you are washing away cell pollution and free radicals that are harmful to skin health.
Lisa also drinks plenty of water to keep her skin in optimum condition. If your skin is not getting sufficient water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry/dehydrated skin is more prone to wrinkling so drink at least eight glasses a day. The unfortunate truth about drinking water and skin is that water will reach all the organs before it reaches the skin. So it’s important to use products that contain hyaluronic acid as it holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, attracting water to itself and holding it there. Lisa always takes a break from not wearing make-up to allow her skin to breathe.
Her best beauty advice is to avoid the sun and she always wears a Sun Protection factor of 50. For more information on Lisa’s fashion fix roadshows and books go to fitzpatrickstyle.com.