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Revolver Project Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

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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,


Tan Organic – Turning the Grey Area Green

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Tan Organic Bodypainter

I got to work on a really interesting project recently for Tan Organic. They wanted to come up with some unique images for a new PR Campaign around the fact that they are the worlds first and only Eco Certified organic tan.

I bodypainted the girls using Kryolan Aquacolours and then used some tinted clay over this to get some texture. On top of this I threw MAC Pigments and Glitters. I made the garlands and headpieces out of burlap, moss and fake trees for a model railway, fresh flowers and leaves.

Earth Bodypainting


Bodypainting Assistant: Caoimhe Arrigan
Photographer: Miss Aniela
Models: Annie Kirwan and Aoife McCamley


Here is the press release: 

TanOrganic the Worlds First and Only Eco Certified Aloe Vera Based Sunless Tan

TanOrganic is officially the first and only aloe vera based sunless tan in the world to be Eco Certified, having just been awarded with the highest eco standard. After months of paperwork and audits TanOrganic has proven to the Ecocert group that all aspects of the tan from seed to bottle is organic. Produced in Ireland, TanOrganic the most successful ever Irish Dragons’ Den investment is now set to be the biggest worldwide Dragons’ success story, with distribution in Kuwait, Chile, Australia, USA, New Zealand, South Africa and across Europe.

Beauty guru and co-author of the Green Beauty Bible, Sarah Stacey was in Dublin last week to congratulate TanOrganic on becoming a world first. Sarah comments at the TanOrganic Eco launch; “Huge congratulations to Noelle and all her TanOrganic team not least Gavin Duffy, her Irish ‘Dragon’ for gaining much converted Ecocert accreditation. Not only is TanOrganic sunless tan a great product; who doesn’t want a gorgeous healthy golden glow as we go into autumn? But now consumers can be certain that it is truly pure and natural”.

So who are EcoCert? Since 1991, the EcoCert Group have become one of the worlds most recognizable eco certification body. Consistent with its commitment to organic farming, Ecocert has opted to put its technical expertise to use in supporting the environment, developing its own specifications for the inspection and certification of products, systems and services including those in the cosmetics industry.

Currently there are only around 1,000 companies being supported by Ecocert. When taken into consideration the size of the international cosmetic industry it is only then that you realize how tiny the natural and organic sector really is.

Noelle O’Connor, owner of TanOrganic, insisted, “This has been the aim since day one”. TanOrganic prides itself on being a 100% natural and organic sunless tanning solution. Noelle envisioned the Ecocert accreditation, as a way of proving to people TanOrganic is the real deal. As they say, “it does exactly what it says on the tin” but in this case bottle.

So why make your product eco certified? On cosmetics labels, unlike food labels, words such as ‘herbal,’ ‘natural,’ even ‘organic’, have no legal definition. That means that anybody can put anything in a bottle and call it ‘natural or Organic’ as long as there is just one ingredient that is natural or organic, at times as low as .001% of the product. And they do!” The consumer needs to be educated on distinguishing the difference between the certified natural and organic products and the natural and organic labels. Now with the Ecocert seal of approval sunless tan  consumers can feel confident using TanOrganic that it is natural and it is not just making the organic claim.

So how does one become eco certified? Noelle O’Connor remarked that there was 18 months of hard work put into the application. A lifetime in a dynamic business industry but it was always her goal for the company. After contacting the Ecocert group Noelle embarked on an extensive journey of ticking boxes, filing out forms and serious internal audits.

After becoming the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics” in 2003, the Ecocert specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufactures, distributors, consumers and development organisations.

“There was an audit on everything, the ingredients farm, the raw materials, the manufacturing plant, the filling plant and it didn’t stop there. Our office and financial department had a full audit so that every invoice and purchase could be related back to an organic and reliable source. It was tiresome but 100% worth it in the end” responds Noelle O’Connor when asked about the Ecocert process.

After 18 months of internal and external audits, ten small novels of forms to be filled out and an enormous amount of time and money, TanOrganic became a world’s first. The only aloe vera based sunless tan in the world tan that can truly call itself natural and organic by EcoCert standards.

Since its appearance on ‘The Dragon’s Den’, TanOrganic has prided itself on being 100% natural and organic, with no preservatives, parabens, perfumes, synthetic colours or alcohol. This proclamation was beginning to get lost in a sea of cosmetics that were all trying to say the same thing. Noelle was determined to get her product recognized by the consumer as “the genuine article”.

Now the first and only eco certified aloe vera based sunless tan in the world, TanOrganic users can be confident that what they are putting on their skin is natural, is organic and is the only sunless tan in the world that is.

To learn more about the Ecocert group visit www.ecocert.com. TanOrganic can be found in all good pharmacies and beauty salons nationwide or at www.tanorganic.com.


Hope you like the images, let me know what you think.

Lots of love,

Superquinn French Wine and Food Sale Photoshoot

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A little bit of a delayed posting on this shoot really seeing as it took place back in March. I was asked to do the make-up for a Superquinn shoot for the launch of their French Wine & Food Sale which is took place across all their stores from March 28th for three weeks.

To celebrate the launch, Superquinn flew the Michelin award-winning French chef Jean Christophe Novelli over, who had created French themed recipes for them which were all based on local Irish produce.

I was brought in to do his makeup and make sure that when things got a bit hot in the kitchen everyone looked cool!

It was a really quick and fun shoot, I always wondered how they got all those flames on tv…all you need is some oil, a gas cooker and a french man!

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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.

Georgia Salpa and Tara O’Farrell Creatures of the Night

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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

Irish Times Debs Special

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Debs Makeup Artist Irish Times
This was a shoot that appeared in the Irish Times last Saturday that I did. It was shot on location at Carton House, one of the loveliest venues in Ireland for a photoshoot!

The theme was vintage debs, with alot of our inspiration coming from the 1920s. I will do another post with the actual photographs where I will explain what make-up I used.

Model: Aisling F @ Assets Model Agency
Stylist: Rosemary MacCabe @ The Fash Mob assisted by Róisín Finnegan
Photographer: Ailbhe O’Donnell @ Ailbhe O’Donnell Photography
Hair: Michelle O’Halloran @ Hairaware
Make-up: Emma Farrell @ Dublin Fashion Make-up Artist



Photocall: Rowntree Fruit Pastille Sours

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Sour Pastilles Face Painting Dublin

Mine artists Barry Roe, Donna Lyons, Ronan Carroll, Gary Deegan and Amy McDonald pictured with model Georgia Salpa at the launch of Rowntrees new Sour Pastilles Happy Chewsday campaign. Picture Jason Clarke Photography.


Sour Fruit Pastille Launch Facepainter


Sour Fruit Pastille Launch Dublin Facepainter


This was some facepainting that I did a couple of months ago for the Fruit Pastilles Sours launch, back when it was actually sunny! Used Kryolan Aquacolors and some MAC Glitter Pigments.

Egyptian Makeup and Bodypainting

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Egyptian Bodypainting by Emma FarrellDublin BodypainterDublin Bodypainting Specialist
This is a shoot that I did a while back. The concept was something ancient and Egyptian. I had to start by painting Azaria all over with a bronzed brown from Kryolan, you wouldn’t believe it from this picture, but she is actually Caucasian!

I then handpainted all the hieroglyphics and the make up.  As you can imagine this took aaages, because each one had to have its own shadow/highlight to really make it pop. I think it was worth the effort though as it turned out quite well.

Make-up: Emma Farrell @ Bodypainting Dublin
Photography: Edel Kelly @ Secret Boudoir Photography
Model: Azaria Starfire, Burlesque Performer @ The Love Cats