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Brit Awards

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Hey everyone, so I’m sure that like 90% of you were watching the Brit awards the other night, so what did everyone think?

As always at these ceremony shows there is never a dull moment, from the hot looks on the red carpet, the scandalous pics of the celebs stumbling out of the after party *cough* Ed Sheeran :-), Kanye’s performance being muted, and last but by no means least poor Madonna. Capes are always a bad idea Madonna, I mean even the good superheroes know this ūüėČ Read More

U Magazine Beauty Expert 15th July

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U Magazine Beauty Expert

I have been meaning to post about my beauty writing for a while now. I don’t know if any of you have seen it yet.. but I have been asked to answer some questions for the readers of U Magazine. I love this part of my job, as I love helping people with any beauty questions!

So if you have any beauty questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below or on twitter and I will do my best to help! Either with a quick answer or if it is a long problem a dedicated blog post ūüôā

Talk to you soon,

Lots of love


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

Prudence Magazine Photoshoot with Mairead Farrell

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I work with Mairead regularly on the panel, she likes the way that I make her eyes nice and smokey and her skin flawless. When she was asked to do an interview for Prudence magazine recently, she requested that I do her make-up. I was absolutely delighted of course. Here are a couple of images from the shoot, to see more, get this months edition of Prudence in your local shop.

Prudence Magazine Make-Up Artist

Prudence asked me to breakdown the look for their “Pruzine” it is a newsletter that they send out to subscribers of their website. Here is the article that I wrote:

We wanted to create the perfect party ready look for Mairead. She¬†loves to play up her eyes, so we decided to go for an intense smokey¬†eye. I used MAC Fluideline eyeliner in ‚ÄúBlacktrack‚ÄĚ all over the¬†socket of the eye as a base. This helps to create a deep colour and¬†makes your eye make-up last all day without creasing. I pressed in¬†MAC’s frosted eyeshadow in ‚ÄúMulch‚ÄĚ. I blended this out with a Dior¬†grey eyeshadow from one of their quad palettes. I lined the inner rim¬†of her eyes with Urban Decays 24/7 eyepencil in ‚ÄúZero‚ÄĚ. I used¬†Eyelure’s Naturalite false eyelashes to create a voluminous, wide eye¬†effect. These are perfect for contact lense wearers, because they are¬†lightweight. I ensured that her skin looked flawless with the¬†airbrush, to recreate that look at home I like Make-Up Forever’s HD¬†Foundation, it gives a similar soft diffused glow. I changed the lip¬†for each look, showing how you can make a look versatile by changing¬†just one aspect. A peach colour gives a fresh youthful feeling whilst¬†the red lippy gives a more dramatic sensual look.

By Emma Farrell www.emmafarrellmakeup.com Ph: 0863274449

Prudence Tip 1:

When doing a smokey eye start with the eyes first. It means you can¬†clean up any fall out, but also more importantly, it will stop you¬†wasting concealer and foundation under the eyes where you don’t need¬†it.

Prudence Tip 2:

Prep the lips first with Lucas Paw Paw Ointment, it is a secret weapon from Australia, it is reasonably priced, but is like a lip job in a tube, it makes your lips full, plump and hydrated. http://www.pawpawstore.co.uk/