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Rowers Make-up for the Irish Times

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Irish Times Editorial Makeup Artist

This is a photoshoot that I did for the Irish Times back in March which appeared in the Style Magazine. I didn’t manage to get a hardcopy, but just found these on the Irish Times Website.

Makeup Artist for the Irish Times

The photoshoot was with some of the members of the Trinity and UCD rowing teams. The look was really simple and was more about them as sports people with a little hint of preppiness. I was asked to keep them very natural looking and just give a wet look to the hair.

Wet Look Hairstyling

For the girls I used the following products to create this look:

I am not going to go through every product used on the shoot, but generally I used alot of Lancome Teint Miracle foundation without powder, MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow and the Clinique longlast lipgloss. It is fantastic for making the lips appear plump and wet. For their hair I slicked it back using some water and serum. Then I sprayed liberally with Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine to keep it in place. I also used a mixture of glycerin and baby oil spritzed on their faces to give them a wet look.

Rowing Photoshoot Makeup Artist

For the guys I used the following products to create this look:

Makeup and Hair Products for Male Model Photoshoot

I used a tiny bit of MAC Face and Body to even out their skin tones and set this with a light coating of MAC Blot Powder. I used some Paul Mitchell Sculpting Lotion and a hair dryer to get the guys hair to move in the direction I was looking for, then used some Super Clean Sculpting Gel to fix this into place. Again a little glycerin and baby oil spritz all over.

Photographer: Alan Betson
Stylist: Rosemary McCabe of Fash Mob
Hair and Makeup Artist: Emma Farrell
Models: Grace Collins, Will Hurley, Patrick Hughes, Rebecca Deasy, Turlough Hughes, David Neale, Siofra Bennett, Rebecca Dowling.

If you would like to read the full article shoot on over here.

Irish Times: Get Cher Lloyds Look: I Want you Back

By | Barry M, Bobbi Brown, Brands, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Music, Uncatagorized, Urban Decay | No Comments

You might of seen this already but for those of you who didn’t I had a little article on the Irish Times Blog: Fash Mob you can check it out here. I also posted it here incase you are too lazy to click the link ūüėČ

Irish Times Top Image copy

Cher is rocking a beautiful fresh faced look with soft pastels, but has given it a modern twist, with a pop of lavender on the lip.

Cher Llyod Foundation

To create this look yourself you need to start with luminous flawless skin. To get the glowing base, prep the skin with an iridescent primer like MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream. If you have oily skin they now have a light version. To even out the skin tone use a foundation on the centre of your face blending up and outwards. Lancome Teint Miracle is the perfect foundation to create this beautiful fresh look. Cher has no hint of undereye circles, but for those of us that might not be as well rested, a heavy duty concealer like Benefit‚Äôs Erase Paste is just the ticket. Use a soft sheer powder like MAC Mineralise Skin Finish to set the make-up but not lose any of the luminosity. To recreate Cher’s envious bone structure contouring with any matt bronzer or taupe eyeshadow is essential. Lightly sweep this on with a soft blusher brush in a C-Shape going from the side of the forehead around and under the cheek bones. Blend this out to avoid the heavy look popularised by the 80s! After this is applied use a subtle peachy blusher like Benefit Coralista on the apples of the cheeks to keep the skin tone healthy looking.

Close up of Cher Llyod Eye Makeup

With Urban Decays 24/7 Eyeshadow pencil in Delinquent generously line around the top and bottom lashline, smudge this out gently with a dense brush, I love No.7s Smokey Eyeliner Brush (which happily is free with the ‚ā¨7.50 Boots vouchers). This creates a soft wash of purple. Layered on top of this is a dramatic black eyeliner. Use a waterproof gel liner like BobbI Brown Black Ink and a very thin brush¬†(I like to use a small watercolour paintbrush from the Art and Hobby Shop). Thickly line the eyes on top, coming to a slight point at the outter edges. Then line the bottom waterline with an Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion. This is by far THE BEST black eyeliner out there, as once dry it is waterproof and doesn‚Äôt budge. To finish of the eyes, apply feathery lashes that add volume and density. The Illamasqua No.16s are great, although there are no Illamsqua stores in Ireland anymore you can still buy their products online. Top this with lashings of mascara to blend them in.

Cher Llyod Eye Makeup

Complete the look with a fantastic lippy from Barry M called Palest Lavender. Top this up with YSL Golden Lavender lip gloss to create sparkle and shine. It is a more unusual choice for the lips, but is a great alternative to a nude lip and surprisingly suits most complexions, so go on try it!

Cher Llyod Purple Lipstick

Georgia Salpa and Tara O’Farrell Creatures of the Night

By | Behind the Scene, Celebrity, Graftobian, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Models, Nars, Photographers, Photoshoots, PR, Rimmel, Uncatagorized | 3 Comments

As you might have seen on twitter I got to do a few Halloween makeups this year. Not as many as in previous years because I have been really busy working on The Savage Eye 3 (will post about that in the future).

I did Tara O’Farrell and Georgia Salpa’s makeup for the Creatures of the Night Photocall for Miller.

Halloween Makeup Creatures of the Night

It was a sultry scary look that compromised of a black smokey eye, blood red lips,  paired with freaky yellow contacts and vampire fangs.

Halloween Makeup Dublin Tara O'Farrell

We had hoped that it would hit one or two newspapers, but we lucked out as it made it into the Sun, Metro, Mirror and Star. We even got a front cover!

Georgia Salpa Makeup Dublin

To create the look I used:

Graftobian HD Airbrush Foundation in Dessert Sand
Contoured with a darker shade airbrush colour
MAC Skin Finish Powder in Dark for additional contouring
MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner
Nars Night Breed Eyeshadow
Rimmel Black Eyeliner on the lips
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Red
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Black

Photographer: Conor Healy @ CH Photography
Models: Tara O’Farrell & Georgia Salpa @ AR Model Agency
Hair and Makeup: Me @ PR Hair and Makeup

U Magazine: Web of Beauty Feature

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There was an article this week in U Magazine, about myself and a few other Beauty Bloggers from the Ireland and the UK. It was encouraging to be featured along with some beauty writing supremos!

Beauty Bloggers U Magazine Article

“Your guide to the must-visit sites for getting gorgeous online. Beauty blogs and websites are all over the place these days. Some are worth a look, some are in the early stages with great potential and some might best be avoided. But there are a select few beauty experts who have the background, experience and the know-how to impart some real beauty pearls of wisdom on their sites. We ask the best in the online biz what makes them different, their rules for getting gorgeous and their best beauty buys…

Emma Farrell is an Irish beauty blogger with a passion for all things make-up. As a child she was always trying to make people over and even chopped her friend’s locks into a bob. She tells us about her blog, what’s lined up for the future and about the Irish over-plucking problem

I am really following my dream by becoming a make-up artist and beauty blogger. As I am completely obsessed with make-up, beauty and technology I combined my passions by reading blogs, following youtube videos and following my peers on twitter. It just felt like a natural evolution to share my beauty musings with others and this is why I started my blog. I have over 100, 000 unique visitors so it’s really taking off in a big way. I make sure to mix it up with published photoshoots, behind the scenes, reviews and videos to keep my audience engaged. I’m heading to Berlin shortly for the Make-up Show Europe and I will be featuring behind the scenes interviews and photographs from the inaugural event on my blog. I am also in talks with an American Company about providing interactive beauty tutorials so watch this space!

  • Emma’s Rule…
    Make-up is a great tool for being creative and showing people more about your personality, so have fun with it. Be careful with your eyebrows! I often encounter people that have over plucked or else are completely overgrown. Brows really help to define and frame the face and are possibly the most important feature of the face.
  • Emma Loves…
    My favourite foundation for my clients is Lancome Teint Miracle, it gives a lovely dewy finish and has a¬†buildable¬†coverage so it creates a beautiful¬†radiant¬†flawless finish. “

Makeup U Magazine Article

Makeup Bloggers U Magazine Article

Makeup U Magazine Article Cover

The other talented Beauty Writers that were featured in the article are:

Samantha and Nicola Chapman of Pixiwoo
Ellie Balfe of Ellie Loves
Karen Constantine of Lovely Girlie Bits
Aoife Kelly of  The Alpha Nail
Kirstie and Aisling McDermott of Beaut.ie

Make-up Trend Alert: Autumn 2011-Iridescent peaches

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Makeup Iradescent peaches

This is one trend that I am absolutely loving! I adore healthy looking glowing skin and this is what was found all over the catwalks. I think strobe cream from MAC is the absolute winner in achieving this look. I am also loving Lancome’s Tient Miracle for creating that dewy glowing skin. The blush is kept really fresh and youthful with the same tone on the lips. A bit of Benefit’s Chachatint is great too for recreating this look, you can use it on your cheeks and your lips.

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.
My Basic Foundations:
Foundations Top View
Foundations Front View
Foundations in Zuca Pouch Bag
Foundations in Zuca Pouch Bag Front
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
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
Chanel Pro Lumiere Cameo No.20
Chanel Teint Innocence Beige No.40
Chanel Teint Innocence Shell No.30
Lancome Color Ideal No.1
Ben Nye Cream Foundation L-1 Creamy Peach
Ben Nye Cream Foundation P-4 Ultra Fair
Ben Nye Cream Foundation B-5 Warm Sand
Estee Lauder Doublewear 1W1 Bone No. 17
Loreal Infallible Porcelain No.15g

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


Image courtesy of Benefit

Mascara: High Impact Curling Mascara by 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


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:¬†‚ÄúJanuary‚Äôs Golden Globes makeup was all about taking a fresh approach to the classic red lip.‚ÄĚ

Beauty Tip: ‚ÄúI used¬†Le Blanc de Chanel under her base to create luminous ‚Äėglowing from the inside‚Äô porcelain skin, then treated her lips with¬†Chanel Hydramax + Active Lip Treatment before applying Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris ‚Äď 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.‚ÄĚ