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Dorottya – A Beauty Shoot

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Check out the final images from my most recent beauty shoot.

This was a test shoot, I’ve wanted to do a beauty shoot for a while.  Dory is a new face with Distinct Model Management, an agency that have an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, I’ve heard all good things and have yet to meet the lady who founded the agency, Anne Morgan. Read More

Behind the scenes of a fashion shoot

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I did a shoot recently with the up and coming photographer Emily Charlotte Greene & also rising star hairstylist Glen Cullen, our model was the lovely Niamh from Distinct Model Management, our stylist was the very fun Marina Sardanopoli. It started out as a test shoot however it was picked up by a publication & will be published later this month. Read More

Hotlox Photoshoot with Orla Keogh

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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

Behind the Scenes – Ariana

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fashion photo shoot headshots

Hi Ladies,

Here’s some shots from a recent photo shoot I did with Ariana for their Spring Summer 2014 look book.

The main theme throughout was a fresh and light  look –  in keeping with their bright Srping/Summer line.

You can see above that I also did a slightly darker brown and gold smoky eye for a more evening feel.

Fresh spring makeup

There were some really beautiful shots on the day so I’ll let you know when they’re ready to share with you!


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Belfast Fashion Week Launch Shoot

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 Belfast Fashion Week 2013

I was up in Belfast last week for a photoshoot for the launch of the Belfast Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013. I was doing the nails this time, so something a little different from my usual role. Here are some behind the scenes pics taken by the videographer Aislinn Hagan.

Behind the Scenes Belfast Fashion Week Photoshoot
I did the nails for Michelle Doherty who some of you might remember from Phantom FM here in Dublin. I used to love her show, so was great to meet her! She is now living in London working as an actress no less! We went for three different looks which I prepped on false nails and just used extra strong doublesided tape to stick them on Michelle. It just makes everything alot quicker, so there is no faffing about waiting for nail varnish to dry.  Below is a pointed red nail that I did.

Then to the left is a pink ombre nail and to the right a two toned grey manicure with small and large glitter spray accent on the left of the tip. I did mini tutorial videos on instagram, so I will try and post those seperately along with the products I used to get the look.
Belfast Fashion Week NailsHere is a little video of the day too. It was a great day and it was lovely working with the team. Also it was nice to see another make-up artist in action and I got to have a nosy around Paddy’s kit,  discovered lots of new products that I must try.

Model: Michelle Doherty
Stylist: Sean Loughran
Make-up: Paddy McGurgan
Hair: Andrew Mulvenna
Client: Cathy Martin PR
Photographer: Khara Pringle
Videographer: Aislinn Hagan

Let me know what you think of the nails anyway.

Lots of love,


Behind the Scenes: Buff Makeup Bridal Video

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Buff wedding look


Hello All,

A couple of weeks ago I did a video in Hession’s Drumcondra for Buff Makeup. I did a very simple and classic bridal look. Excited to see the video very soon but in the mean time here’s a few teaser shots!

Buff wedding makeup

I am really impressed with the quality of Buff Makeup, also the variety of colours in the eyeshadows for such a new range is phenominal. I will be posting a full product breakdown when the video goes live.

Buff eyes

Until then, lots of love,

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Behind the Scenes: Honor Fitzismons Autumn/Winter Collection 2013

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PicMonkey Collage

Hi Lovelies,

Here’s a few behind the scenes shots of a recent shoot I worked on for Honor Fitzsimons AW 13  look book. Honor is an Irish Designer and was nominated in ONES TO WATCH category at Irish Fashion and Innovation Awards. I can totally understand why as her work is beautiful.  This collection will be stocked in Brown Thomas and I will definitely be paying them a visit!


For the make-up we went for a deep burgundy lip, which I mattified with eyeshadow. I made the eyebrows full and strong, yet still natural. The skin was very natural with only subtle contouring. Li-ann has the best skin so only had to go for a light covering of MAC’s Face and Body Foundation.

emma farrell makeup artist

The hair was kept nice and straight and smoothed with shine spray to give it a wet slick look. I will post the final pictures which were taken by Conor later.

Model: Li-Ann Small Distinct Model Managment
Makeup Artist:Me! Emma Farrell
Photographer: Conor Clinch
Designer: Honor Fitzsimmons
What do you think of the look? Is this something you would try at home yourself?

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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 🙂

Coldlilies 9

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

Coldlilies 8

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

Coldlilies 7

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

Coldlilies 6

The jewellery really does speak for itself!

Coldlilies 5

She is just so stunning!

Coldlilies 4

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

Coldlilies 3

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!)