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My Work: Coldlilies Autumn Winter 2012 Lookbook

By | Emma Farrell, Fashion, Photographers, Photoshoots, Photoshoots, Stylists, Uncatagorized | 2 Comments

As the saying goes, better late then never! I worked on this look book last year, but forgot to chase up the photos, so only remembered them when we met up to shoot the Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook 🙂

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The idea for the shoot was a very clean crisp look. We wanted to keep it very natural with paired back hair and makeup.

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I was also looking after the male grooming for Brian, so we just did a light base with a natural side parted hair style.

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For Juudit we centre parted her hair for most of the shots, this look has been all over the catwalks of late…

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The jewellery really does speak for itself!

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She is just so stunning!

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Love the idea of jewellery for your back, this would be amazing if you had an open backless dress.

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I love these colourful bangles. Anyone that knows me, knows I love big bold jewellery, the larger the better!

Coldlilies Photoshoot

You can see the behind the scenes from this shoot here: Coldlillies Autumn Winter Lookbook 2012 behind the Scenes

Photographer: Sean Breithaupt
Jewellery: Coldlilies
Stylist: Rosemary McCabe
Coldlilies: Ciara McKenna & Kim Knowles
Models: Juudit Siibak & Brian Ormonde Murphy
Hair and Make-up: Emma Farrell (Me!) 

Beauty News: Katie Perry Hair and Makeup at the Grammy Awards

By | Beauty News, Celebrity, GHD, Rimmel, Uncatagorized | 2 Comments

Katy Perry at the Grammy Awards 2013

I just received this press release, so I thought I would share it with you in my Beauty News section this week. Katie Perry was rocking the Rimmel London Look at the Grammy Awards.

Jake Bailey is Katy’s go to make-up artist and gave her a gorgeous and elegant make-up look. Known for her outlandish hair and make-up experiments, Katy went for a much more subdued demure look. Focusing on the eyes mainly, Jake began by using Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black to define her lashline.

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He then used Rimmel Glameyes Trio Eye Shadow in Orion to give them subtle definition and completed the eyes with some false eyelashes and a generous coat of Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara in Black.

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Jake then perfected Katy Perry’s skin by mixing Rimmel BB Cream in Light with Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory.

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The BB cream helps to sheer out the foundation and gives it a gorgeous glow perfect for the red carpet or any event. I like to do this for photoshoots when I am trying to give the appearance of dewy fresh skin, when the model has good skin themselves and I don’t need too much coverage. To warm up Katy’s face he then added the finishing touch of Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush in Pink Rose on the apple of her cheeks which gives a very subtle pinch of colour to her face.

Katy perry blush

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in #003 was the lipstick used. This is a fantastic nude, which is perfect when you are trying to keep the focus on someones eyes. All Rimmel products are really easy to find all over Ireland from local chemists to Boots.

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Her hair was blow dried straight, with an emphasis on volume. I love this GHD Root Lift spray when I am trying to create a fuller style. You can get it  at Terence Paul a site in the UK.

What do you think of this look?

Lots of love,



My Work: Photocall with Mary Byrne

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Mary Byrne

A few years ago I got the oportunity to work with the talented Mary Byrne of XFactor fame. We did a video and photocall for Rehab Bingo, this is one of the clippings that made the papers. It was quite an unusual shoot. They recorded her and a few of the players in a photography studio. Then they put their heads onto an animated video. I think the video is really funny looking. You can tell that the person who did it doesn’t know about make-up as her neck is way paler than her face!

Hope you enjoyed it,

Lots of love


Bare Your Soul – A Valentines Night with a Difference

By | Bodypainting, Emma Farrell, Models, PR, Uncatagorized | No Comments

Bare Your Soul

I was asked to do a photocall recently for a fantastic event that is taking place on Valentines night to raise funds for Turn2me and The Irish Heart Foundation. Turn2me is a charity which was set up by Oisin and Diarmuid Scollard who lost their brother Cormac to suicide in 2003. Turn2me.org is an online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress. Trained moderators and counsellors provide free online forum and group supports as well as 1 to 1 counselling services for people suffering from all varieties of mental illness such as depression and anxiety and aims to prevent suicide whenever and wherever possible. It is a cause that is very close to my heart as I have friends and family that have been affected by both suicide and depression. Also in these times it is especially prevalent as people are finding it harder and harder to cope.

Here is the information about the event and if you would like to take part, visit www.give2go.ie and register now.



Turn2Me.org and The Irish Heart Foundation’s Nearly Naked Run

Fancy doing something a little bit different this Valentine’s Day? Turn2me.org and The Irish Heart Foundation are daring you to bare all (or even just a little bit!) on their 500 metre heart shaped track on the beach on Sandymount Strand from 7-8pm on the 14th Feb. Whatever you wear (or don’t wear) it’s all for a great cause.

It is for a charity that would be very close to my heart.

Valentines night is usually the night to wine and dine your loved one, however many couples choose to stay in on Valentine’s night rather than face packed restaurants of cooing couples. So if you are one of those couples who would rather avoid an evening of culinary coupledom or if you’re single here is your alternative option.

Oisin Scollard, Founder of turn2me.org which is an online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress said “The short love heart distance takes only three minutes so anyone and everyone can take part and it can be walked, sprinted or crawled. Everyone will be encouraged to remove as much clothing as they feel comfortable with. Nudity IS encouraged and we will have a body painter on site for the brave nudies! We will also have hot drinks and blankets at the finish line for all participants”.

BARE YOUR SOUL charity run

Everyone interested in taking place must register with a deposit of €10 at www.give2go.ie and must also raise an additional €20 to take part. All money raised will be divided evenly between The Irish Heart Foundation and Turn2me.org.

 “Turn2me will actively support lives, build lives and save lives at the times people need us most. The charity’s vision for the future is to create a world where mental health issues are acknowledged and accepted. Where every person in distress will feel confident to openly access the support services they need, safe in the knowledge that attitudes have changed based on a communal understanding and willingness to support each other.”

Nakjed Run for Charity

The Irish Heart Foundation thought this unique fundraiser was a fun fit for their charity. Aidan Stacey, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Heart Foundation said: “At the IHF we encourage young and old to get active for the good of their hearts and it is especially fitting to invite everyone to put their hearts into a fun run on Valentine’s evening. Normally our supporters wear their heart on their sleeve by donning our red t-shirts… but on this occasion, it’s all about baring not wearing!”.

Aidan continued “Bare Your Soul is not only a great opportunity to have the craic and get your heart pumping, it will also raise vital funds for two great causes. Remember every goose-bumpy step you take will raise money to support our work across research, health promotion, resuscitation training and patient support, all of which help us prevent more people developing heart disease and stroke, the biggest cause of death in Ireland.”

Registration is from 6pm-7pm with the first run taking place at 7pm and every 3 mins after that until 7.57pm.

I hope you can make it!

Lots of love,


Model: Cristíona Aston
Photographer: Leon Farrell
Bodypainter: Emma Farrell

A Celtic Awakening Music Video

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A Celtic Awakening

Last year I worked on a production for Detroit Public Television called A Celtic Awakening. The production team flew over from the States and they employed local actors and crew, including me! I got to work with the fantastic singer Faith-Marion Robinson who came to Ireland to record the backing visuals to her live show. She sings alot of old Irish songs, so wanted to come here to show the beautiful scenery that our country has to offer. Everything was meant to be from years gone by so the hair and make-up was traditional and old worldly.

Here is a little taster of the video:

It was a fantastic job, which had me travelling all over Ireland, seeing the best that the country’s tourist sites have to offer. One of my favourite spots was the rope bridge near Bushmills, it was so pretty and somewhat scary crossing it! We stayed the night in the Bushmills Hotel, which was the most amazing place to stay, really warm and felt homely with open fires and comfy furnishings.

The Ropewalk Bridge

Traditional Irish Village of Craggaunowen.  This is a fantastic celtic village in Co.Clare that has been restored, which created the perfect setting for one of her songs.

Traditional Irish Village Craggaunowen

I wish jobs like this came along more often, I love travelling and really enjoyed getting to see loads of Ireland, we live in such a scenic country which is the perfect backdrop for film and television. More productions need to be made in Ireland!

Where is your favourite place to visit in Ireland?

Lots of love,



My Work: Aria Look Book Spring/Summer 2013

By | Emma Farrell, Fashion, Fashion Brands, Models, Photographers, Photoshoots, Uncatagorized | One Comment

Hello fellow beauty lovers!

So Sundays are when I will do a bit of shameless self promotion and share some of the work that I have been getting up to. Sometimes I get carried away with the normal day to day work and forget to share it with you.

So here is a shoot that I did last year for the clothing label Aria. I love this range of clothing as it is full of patterns and colour, my favourite things 🙂

African Fashion Makeup

Fashion Shoot Botanical Gardens

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Bronze Lip Fashion Makeup

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Kelly Morgan The Agency

Alison McGilligan Styling

Michelle O'Halloran Hairstyling

Emily Quinn Photography

Photographer: Emily Quinn Photography
Label: Aria SS 2013
Hair Stylist: Michelle O’Halloran
Styling: Alison McGilligan
Model: Kelly from Morgan The Agency
Makeup: Emma Farrell Make-up

Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,


Revolver Project Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

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Make-up Artist for Look Book

Male Grooming Makeup Artist

Revolver Project Makeup Artist

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Revolver Proect Vintage Clothing Ireland

Hi Guys,

This is just a shoot a did a while back for the Autumn/Winter collection from the vintage clothing specialists Revolver Project.

About Revolver Project:

Housed above the cobbled streets of Smithfield, Ireland, Revolver Project is a contemporary company with a love of vintage fashion. We feel that the traditional vintage shopping experience is a thing of the past, and propose a modern solution. Spending hours rummaging through crowded rails in musty second-hand stores is no longer necessary. Our team of buyers and stylists work hard to hand-pick only the most stylish and highest quality garments from our selected wholesalers, allowing your shopping experience to be swift, easy, and luxurious. In line with the Revolver Project ethos of sustainability, your order will come delivered in crisp, recycled paper packaging. This is twentieth-century fashion for the twenty-first century customer.

Photography: Philip White
Styling: Rosa Abbott
Hair and Make-up: Emma Farrell
Models: Aoibhín, Sían, Josh, Rob, Daire and Michelle.
Shot on location in Moxie Studios.

Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,


Behind the Scenes: Coldlilies Shoot

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Here’s some behind the scenes photos from the Coldlilies shoot I did a couple of weeks back. These shots are from the instagram feed of Rosemary McCabe, who I love working with! We have teamed up on a number of photoshoots in the past and it is always a fun and interesting experience as she always regales me with interesting stories from twitter, the news or even her dog (who on this occasion had eaten a €20 note – haha, expensive taste!)

The shoot featured the stunning Juudit Siibak from Distinct Model Management, who has the prettiest features ever! The hair and make-up was kept very clean and with a slight nod to the early nineties with the brows being full and defined. Brian who isn’t pictured here, was kept tidy in the hair in a side sweeping coiffed, but his face had a five o’clock shadow. Skin was kept clean and fresh. I had also worked with Brian before on a fashion show.

The other team members I had never met before, but it is always fantastic to work with and meet new people. I am looking forward to seeing Sean’s shots as he is a very talented photographer, check out his website. The two owners of Coldlilies were also lovely. I was really happy to hear how they had totally changed their careers and decided to follow their passion having studied and worked in completely different jobs previous to starting the company.   It is great that they are supporting Irish designers, so if you are looking for inspiration for Christmas Gifts be sure to pay them a visit.

Photographer: Sean Breithaupt
Jewellery: Coldlilies
Stylist: Rosemary McCabe
Coldlilies: Ciara McKenna & Kim Knowles
Models: Juudit Siibak & Brian Ormonde Murphy
Hair and Make-up: Emma Farrell (Me!) 

A little about Coldlilies:

Coldlilies is the destination for unique contemporary jewellery design. Founded by former college classmates and present-day jewellery lovers , Coldlilies works with fashion professionals to provide a style-­edit of the best independent jewellery designers’ collections. We currently feature 15 of Ireland’s leading design creatives.

Design-led, detailed hand-craftsmanship goes into the creation of each and every piece. Designers push the boundaries with their manufacturing techniques and materials, including precious metals and one of a kind semi-precious stones.  This means that every piece is truly unique, rare and exclusive, and most importantly, made especially for you.