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Hotlox Photoshoot with Orla Keogh

By | Behind the Scene, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Eyelure, MAC Cosmetics, Nars, Our Work, Photoshoots, Tom Ford, Uncatagorized, Vaseline, Wet n Wild, YSL | No Comments

Behind the Scenes Hotlox Mermaid Hair Shoot

Hello again!

As you might have noticed from facebook I have been working with Hotlox Hair Extensions alot lately. Here are some behind the scenes shots of one of the looks we did. Orlaigh had got mermaid hair extensions (blue and purple pastel) which I think are so cool! Read More

What is in my Kit: Eyes Part 2

By | Armani, Becca, Body Shop, Chanel, Clarins, Duo, Estee Lauder, Gosh, illamasqua, L'oreal Professionnel, Lancome, Make-up Forever, Professional Kit, Rimmel, Salon System, Uncatagorized, Zuca | 7 Comments

Professional Make-up Kit Mascaras, Eyeliners and other products for eyes

So a couple of years ago I had started to do a “What’s in my Kit” series, but got distracted by something sparkly and never finished it. Needless to say my kit has grown substantially since then, so I guess I should probably start again. So I was thinking I would finish off where I left off and then do a current post about the ones that I had already done. Not sure if that makes any sense!

Anyway, here is goes. This is one of my make-up bags dedicated to EYES! There are three in total. I currently use a Zuca Bag and have done so for years. I love the way that it is so easy to roll around. Mine is extremely heavy though because I have so many products, so I have decanted alot of products to try and reduce the weight. More on that later….

Eyelashes:
Lancome Hypnose Mascara Waterproof Black
Lancome Hypnose Dolls Eyes Black
L’Oreal Power Volume Collagen Waterproof Black
Rimmel Day2Night Waterproof Black Mascara
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Mascara Black
Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill Black
The Body Shop Define & Lengthen Mascara Black
YSL Volume Effect Waterproof Blue
Clarins Mascara Intense Plum
Becca The Ultimate Mascara Black
DUO Glue Clear
Duo Glue Black
Salon System Individual Eyelash Glue
Make-up Forever Disposable Mascara Wands

Eyebrows
Gosh Eyebrow Palette
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Fling
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Lingering
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Brunette
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Spiked

Eyeliners:
MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner
MAC Brown Gel Liner
MAC NC15 Concealer Pencil
Rimmel Sable Brown Pencil
Estee Lauder Softsmudge Black
Becca Cabrera Double Pencil
Clarins 3 Dot Liner Black
Estee Lauder Newport Blue
Rimmel Stormy Grey
Loreal Kohl Blue Denim
Make-up Forever Double Cream Liner
Urban Decay Lucky
Urban Decay Flipside
Urban Decay Electric
Chanel Denim
MAC Teddy
MAC Fascinating
MAC Smoulder
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner Black
MAC Turquoise Liquid Liner

Eyebases:
MAC Paint Pot
MAC Groundwork
MAC Shimmer
Make-up Forever Shimmer
Make-up Forever 12 Flash Colours

Tools:
2 Nail Scissors
Standard Scissors
Sephora Eyelash Applicator
Pennys Eyelash Curler
Sephora Mini Eyelash Curler
Tini Eyelash Curler
Eyebrow Razer
Tweezers
Metal Palette
x2 Sharperners
Mini Magnifying Glass

Other:
Illamasqua Eyeliner Fluid
Colour Wheel

I know I have alot of mascaras right? I am kinda on the search for the holy grail of mascaras and have been trying nearly every single one on the market. I still feel like there could be a better one out there. Any suggestions do let me know.

So what do you have in your kit? Is it similar? I would love to hear from you.

Lots of Love,

Behind the scenes Summer Layering Photoshoot

By | Behind the Scene, Celebrity, Estee Lauder, Fashion, Hair Stylists, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Models, OCC Cosmetics, Our Work, Photoshoots, Uncatagorized, YSL | No Comments

Fashion Shoot Makeup

I did a shoot the other day and it was an absolute fabulous day, so excuse the poor quality of the pictures, but my phone camera just couldn’t handle the sunshine! I will share the finished photos when they are released. Amber was the model and she is so gorgeous already, we wanted to keep the make-up really simple. As there was alot of skin on show I made sure to really hydrate the skin. I usually use Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Butter, but I recently picked up some in M&S when I was in there recently. I am a huge fan of their tights and salads, a weird combo I know! Well now I can add their body butters to that list too.

On Amber’s face I also really hydrated her skin, but this time with Clinique’s Moisture Surge for Normal/Combination Skin. I love how lightweight and readily absorbed this moisturiser is. Skin just drinks it up and it quenches any thirst meaning it is perfectly prepped for the foundation. She has such great skin with the most beautiful freckles. I lightly evened out her skin tone with MAC Face and Body which created a thin veil allowing her sunkissed skin to glow through.

M.A.C. Face & Body Foundation

For the eyes, I lightly buffed a light peach eyeshadow called Samoa Silk into the contour of the eye and slightly shimmery cream colour called Dazzlelight to soften the edges, both from MAC.

I then lined the eyes with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear stay in place eye pencil in Chocolate which was smudged out and softened. I used my much loved Eyelure 020 False Eyelashes and applied lashings of Lancôme’s Hypnôse Mascara, which is simply THE BEST mascara on the market.

I warmed up her cheeks and décolletage with the Terre Saharienne Collecter bronzer from YSL, the texture is soft and silky. It contains a polymer that works with the skin and helps maintain its moisture level. It also has this gorgeous snake skin print engraved which I nearly wanted to preserve!

Collector terre sahariennen°2

To complete the look I used a little Hush Liptar from OCC Cosmetics dabbed on with my finger to keep it soft and subtle.

Hush Liptar OCC Cosmetics

We had a great days shoot, we were absolutely blessed with the weather. It rained so hard all night that it actually kept me away all night. The day of the shoot wasn’t the best, but as soon as we got to the Farmleigh to shoot, the clouds parted and we were basked in sunshine! Happy days, no need for the wellies that I packed.

Photographer: Therese Ahern @ Fashion Photography Dublin
Stylist: Sarah Williams @ Dublin Fashion Stylist
Model: Amber Jean Rowan @ Morgan the Agency
Hair: Joe Hayes @ Toni & Guy
Makeup: Emma Farrell @ Editorial Makeup

My Professional Makeup Kit – Part 3

By | Barry M, Bobbi Brown, Body Shop, Dior, Estee Lauder, Lagona, Nars, Professional Kit, Smashbox, Uncatagorized | 3 Comments

Various Eyeshadows - MAC, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Dior Pigments MAC Cosmetics

My Professional Make-up Kit – Eyes No.1

Nars – Night Breed
MAC Glitter – Crystalled Lime
MAC Glitter – Reflects Pearl x2
MAC Glitter – Reflects Bronze
Unknown Glitter – Silver
Unknown Glitter – Various in Stack
MAC Pigment – Neo Orange
MAC Pigment – Fuchsia
MAC Pigment – Golden Lemon
MAC Pigment – Gold
MAC Pigment – Cheers My Dear!
MAC Pigment – Softwash Grey
MAC Pigment – Gift O’ Glamour
MAC Pigment – Silver Fog
MAC Pigment – Mauvement
MAC Pigment – Gold Mode
MAC Pigment – Most Darling
MAC Pigment – Gilded Green
MAC Pearlized Pigment Clusters – Impassioned
Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette – No. 6
Barry M Dazzle Dust – Green
Barry M Dazzle Dust – White
Barry M Dazzle Dust – Blue
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 01
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 02
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 03
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 04
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 05
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 06
Bobbi Brown – Duo Eyeshadow Bone & Mahogany

Eyeshadow Palette No. 1:
MAC – Free to Be
MAC – Passionate
MAC – Vibrant Grape
MAC – Swiss Chocolate
MAC – Shadowy Lady
MAC – Pink Venus
MAC – Cranberry
MAC – Plum Dressing
MAC – Texture
MAC – Satin Taupe
MAC – Twinks
MAC – Mulch
MAC – Trax
Lancome Lilac
Urban Decay – Midnight Cowboy

Eyeshadow Palette No. 2:
MAC -White
MAC -Brule
MAC -Orb
MAC -Kid
MAC -All that Glitters
MAC -Forgery
Lancome – Bain D’or
MAC – Shroom
Lancome – Moonlit
MAC – Cork
MAC – Brun
MAC – Wedge
MAC – Copperplate
MAC – Tete e Tint
MAC – Mulch

Eyeshadow Palette No. 3:
MAC -Plumage
MAC -Club
MAC -Sumptuous Olive
MAC -Dazzlelight
MAC -Blue Calm
MAC -Steamy
MAC – Bio Green
MAC – Bright Sunshine
Lancome – Creme
Urban Decay – Goddess
MAC – Deep Truth
MAC – Humid
MAC – Rule
MAC – Carbon
MAC – Mulch

Eyeshadow Palette No. 4:
Estée Lauder -Vanilla
Estée Lauder -Ginger Drop
Estée Lauder – Sand Box
Estée Lauder – Amethyst
Estée Lauder – Bronze Cube
Estée Lauder – Camouflage
Estée Lauder – Cinnamon
Estée Lauder – Honey Drop
Estée Lauder – Mocha Cup
Estée Lauder – Pale Moon
Estée Lauder – Mink
Estée Lauder – Ivory Box
Estée Lauder – Berry
Estée Lauder – Rose
Estée Lauder – Sugar Cube

Eyeshadow Palette No. 5:
Logona Blusher – Apricot
Logona Blusher – Peach
Logona Blusher – Mauve
Estée Lauder – Honey Drop
Estée Lauder – Amethyst
Estée Lauder – Grey
Bobby Brown – Bone
Bobby Brown – Blonde
Bobby Brown – Taupe
Bobby Brown – Mahogany
Dior 5 Coleurs Palette – Black, Grey, White, Lilac, Purples
Dior 5 Coleurs – Peach, Green, Blue, Grey, Brown

My Professional Makeup Kit – Part 1

By | Ben Nye, Chanel, Estee Lauder, L'oreal Professionnel, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Make-up Forever, Professional Kit | 2 Comments
I have been threatening to do a post of what is in my kit for ages, but there is so much that it takes forever to go through. I often clean my kit as make-up by its very nature is very messy. The last time I was giving it a spring clean I decided to do an invintory and take some pictures, so here they are. This is the first in the series.
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My Basic Foundations:
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Foundations Top View
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Foundations Front View
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Foundations in Zuca Pouch Bag
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Foundations in Zuca Pouch Bag Front
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Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.1
Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.2
Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.3
Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.4
Make-Up Forever Mat Velvet No.35
Make-Up Forever Mat Velvet No.60
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.115
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.117
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.120
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.125
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.140
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.155
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MAC Face and Body Foundation C3
MAC Face and Body Foundation N1
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NW20
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NW40
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC25
MAC Full Coverage NC35
MAC Full Coverage NW35
MAC Pro Longwear NW20
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Chanel Pro Lumiere Cameo No.20
Chanel Teint Innocence Beige No.40
Chanel Teint Innocence Shell No.30
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Lancome Color Ideal No.1
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Ben Nye Cream Foundation L-1 Creamy Peach
Ben Nye Cream Foundation P-4 Ultra Fair
Ben Nye Cream Foundation B-5 Warm Sand
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Estee Lauder Doublewear 1W1 Bone No. 17
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Loreal Infallible Porcelain No.15g
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Still to come in future posts are:

Face 3: Airbrush Foundations
Eyes 1: Eyeshadows. Pigments, Glitters
Eyes 2: Mascaras, Eyeliners, Cream Eyeshadows, Eye Primers
Eyes 3: False Eyelashes and Glues
Skincare: Moisturisers, Toners, Cleansers
Nails: All things nails
Lips: Lipsticks, lipglosses and Lip Pencils
Hair: All things hair
SFX: All things SFX

Make-Up Spotlight: Golden Globe Winnning Looks

By | Benefit, Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Estee Lauder, Film and Television, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Nars, Uncatagorized | No Comments

1.) Cameron Diaz knows how to pull of simple sophistication.

Photo courtesy of celebrity-gossip.net

Normally known for her healthy sunkissed skin, due to her active sporty lifestyle it seems like either she hasn’t been on holidays for a while or she is slathering on the sunscreen. I am loving her gorgeous opalescent skin tone. Keeping it very natural apart from a flash of red lippy, this look screams Hollywood sophistication. If you would like to replicate this look I would recommend the following key products:

Foundation: Vitalumiere from Chanel

Chanel Vitalumiere

Lipstick: Ruby Woo from MAC

Image courtesy of nowmagazine.co.uk

Eyeshadow: Ivory Opulence from Lancome

Lancome Eyeshadow

Image courtesy of macys.com

Eyeliner: Double Wear Black from Estee Lauder

Image courtesy of icnetwork.co.uk

Blush: Benetint by Benefit

Benetint

Image courtesy of Benefit

Mascara: High Impact Curling Mascara by Clinique

clinique

2.) Ginnifer Goodwin

Photo courtesy of cdn.buzznet.com

Ginnifer is also working a classic look with a striking winged black eyeliner. This look really suits her pixie haircut and gives her a youthful fresh feel. She has kept lips nude which helps to keep us focused on her eyes and that gorgeous Royal Blue dress. If you would like to replicate this look I would recommend the following key products:

Foundation: Diorskin Nude from Dior

Dior Skin Nude

Image courtesy of Macys.com

Eyeliner: Black Gel Eyeliner by MAC

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack Dublin

Lipstick: Belle de Jour by NARS

Belle

3.) January Jones

January Jones

Image courtesy of talkingmakeup.com

Strong eyebrows frame January’s features perfectly, I really like her lush berry lip colour which shows off her radiant smile. I read an interview with her Make-Up Artist Rachel Goodwin, who breaks down the look on talkingmakeup.com, which I will share with you here:

Beauty Inspiration & The Look: “January’s Golden Globes makeup was all about taking a fresh approach to the classic red lip.”

Beauty Tip: “I used Le Blanc de Chanel under her base to create luminous ‘glowing from the inside’ porcelain skin, then treated her lips with Chanel Hydramax + Active Lip Treatment before applying Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris – a gorgeous garnet red from a new lipstick line launching in March. I painted the finest black line on her upper lid with Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir and shaded under her eyes with Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Graphite in the outer corners. I finished her look by layering lots of different false eyelashes then added Exceptionnel de Chanel Noir Obscur Mascara over the top for an intense black lash line.”

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