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Inspirational Makeup: Wendy Rowe for Chinese Vogue

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Wendy Rowe - Chinese Vogue - Lindsey Wixson

Hello again fellow make-up addicts!

I am really starting to enjoy this Friday segment. I look at other make-up artists work all the time and there are so many people that inspire me all over the world. It is great that I am now able to share people’s work with you and hopefully introduce you to great artists that you too can be inspired by. This week I am taking a look at the work of Wendy Rowe.

Internationally renowned and respected in the global fashion and beauty industry, makeup artist Wendy Rowe is famed for her modern luxe makeup aesthetic. She is famous for her keen eye for detail and ability to create beautiful, flawless skin that looks real. Originally from London she now divides her time between Europe and New York. She began her career in graphic design before becoming a makeup artist, this design aesthetic is clearly seen in her work as it is precise, clean and well thought out. She has been a makeup artist for eighteen years and has a wealth of experience, working with some of the most prestigious fashion and beauty houses. From Chloë, Prada, Gucci to Cartier she is a regular at fashion week shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York.

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I adore this shoot that she did for Vogue China recently with the model Lindsey Wixson, photographer Sharif Hamza, stylist Julia Von Boehm and hair stylist Shay Ashual.  The idea for this shoot was a women who is angelic yet sexy, rich gold accessories styled with strong black fashion gave the look a gothic, religious feel.

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Wendy was so kind as to share how she created this look on her blog Wendy Rowe which you should definitely check out.  Wendy bleached Lindsey’s brows, saying that: “Although it can look quite alien in real life, bleaching brows gives the face a softer look in photographs as it takes away the strong structure lines and doesn’t restrict the eye shape.” She created a heavy, extended feline lashline to complete the look.
Below are all the products that she used:

Wendy Rowe Face Chart for Vogue

I see that she used the Tom Ford Highlight and Contour Cream, I am dying to get my hands on this as I have heard great things about it. I also love that she used no less than 3 products on the skin. I like to mix and match my foundations as I find that some formulas work better together. This look has subtle shading and is more about the liner. Wendy shaded the eyes using Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Abstraction over the eyelid, blending up to the socket line to create a natural shadow and underneath for subtle definition. She then softly blended Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sable into the socket line to give depth to the eyes. After this she used Dior Show Art Pen in Podium Black to define the lashline, extending slightly at the end to create a straight line that makes the lashes look heavy with a seductive feel. I think you agree that it looks so gorgeous.

I have included the behind the scenes video as well, which is a bit of fun and shows what it is like being on set of a Vogue photoshoot. Hopefully one day that will be me!

What do you think of Wendy’s work? Are you as big a fan as I am?

Lots of love,

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Beauty Lowdown: Skin Primers

By | Beauty Lowdown, Benefit, Korres, L'oreal Professionnel, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Davy, Shu Uemura, Uncatagorized | One Comment

Primers Collage

There seems to be alot of confusion about make-up primers out there, so I thought I would give the low down on my favourite primers that are in my professional kit and what way I use them.

Primers for OILY Skin:

Primer for Oily Skin Shu Uemura's UV MousseI love Shu Uemura’s UV Mousse, it is perfect on my slightly oily skin and ensures that my make-up does not budge all day. Mr. Shu Uemura always had aspirations to create a product convenient to use in a texture that is new to cosmetics. He described his primer as “a light make-up as transparent as they air”. Well he certainly is that! Unlike any other primers I have tried on the market, this primer is the perfect consistency for oily skin types. The mousse is lightweight and glides easily on the skin. The mattifying properties quickly get to work as the light veil dries on your skin, sucking up any excess oil for long-lasting flawless beauty. It also contains factor 30, which means your skin will be protected from the aging properties of the sun. You can purchase this at Brown Thomas.

Korres Primer

I also love the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer, again it is great for oily skin, but this one isn’t as drying to the skin so is great for people with combination skin too. If your symptoms are visible pores, unwanted shine, and an overall makeup meltdown, then Korres has the remedy for you. This clinically proven, universally nude Pomegranate Mattifying Primer blends to an invisible matte finish while minimizing the appearance of pores, balancing skintone and texture, and preparing skin for smooth makeup application and long-lasting wear. The 94% natural, non-comedogenic formula is water-based so it allows the skin to breathe and never clogs pores. The formula is loaded with antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract to help tighten pores, willow bark extract to balance skin, witch hazel water to mattify and tighten while removing excess oil and dirt, and rice starch to absorb excess surface oil and soften skin.You can purchase Korres products at Beauty Boutique, however at the time of writing this, they didn’t have this particular primer in stock.

Primers for NORMAL TO COMBINATION Skin:

Benefit Pore ProfessionalPeople with this kind of skin type have a much wider range of products to choose from. I love Benefit’s Pore Professional. It is phenomenal at covering large pores, especially around the nose area. It has smoothing, slightly mattifying ingredients that create the perfect base on which to apply your foundation. I find this is great applied lightly on the skin with a foundation brush, this will help to prolong the life of your makeup. My favourite aspect of this primer is that it can be applied over your foundation too. If there are any areas that you still don’t look 100% smooth, you can use this as you would polyfiller! It is lightly tinted, so you can apply it invisibly over your foundation and it will help to diffuse any uneveness.

Primers for DRY Skin:

MAC Fix Plus SprayYou have to be super careful with dry skin when applying make-up. If you aren’t you can end up with a cakey, flakey mess. The most important thing is to ensure that the skin is well prepped with the correct skin care. Once the skin is moisturised there are a few primers that work well for dryer skin types. MAC Fix+ Spray is one. It is an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It can be used under makeup as a light primer, that hydrates and plumps, the skin literally drinks it up! It can also be used over your make-up to ensure it lasts all day.

studio secrets primerAnother fantastic primer for dry skin is the Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer. This primer masks wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin, making the complexion incredibly smooth with a velvety touch. Skin feels soft as if resurfaced.

 

 

Primers for SWEATY Skin:

Sweat StopOr should I say, for skin that tends to “perspire” seems a bit more lady like. There are a number of my clients that have difficulty with getting a bit hot under the collar. Especially for special occasions like weddings and when you have to give an important speach. This is a product that I discovered in my Film and Television work, we would apply this before applying prosthetics so that the actors skin didn’t loosen the glue with sweat. My personal favourite is this formula called Sweat Stop by Michael Davy.  It doesn’t dry the skin out too much or cause any nasty reactions. Remember, like any other anti-perspirant, this is most effective when used over a couple days.

I hope you have found this post helpful and if you have any questions about any particular primers out there, do get in touch as I have pretty much tried every product out there and experienced every kind of skin difficulty in the course of my work.

Hope to hear from you soon. Lots of love,

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Beauty News: M.A.C January 2013 Collections

By | Beauty News, MAC Cosmetics, Uncatagorized, Val Garland | 2 Comments

MAC Apres Ski Visuals by Val Garland

Isn’t this visual just gorgeous? I absolutely love this shoot. Make-up was done by none other than Val Garland for MAC Cosmetics latest range of colour cosmetics. I absolutely adore her work and if you don’t already follow her, do check out her instagram feed, she updates it regularly with her inspirational work.

So as part of my new weekly “Beauty News” feature, I would like to share with you the latest range of products released by MAC Cosmetics:

MAC Cosmetics have just launched their Apres Ski collection.

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MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow

Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage.

The shades available are:

Winter Pursuit Ice Silver Birch Frost at Midnight Fireside

Zoom Waterfast Lash

MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash

The fast-to-act drama of creamy, velvety Zoom Lash in a tear, sweat, humidity, waterproof formula. Curls and lengthens with flexible, sculpted application that provides up to 12 hours of smudge-proof wear.

MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage.

Pro Longwear’s long-lasting eye liner delivers creamy, dense colour that glides on smoothly. 12-hour waterproof formula stays put and smudge-free.

The shades available are:

Black Ice:
Rich Black
Rich Experience:
True Brown
Mountain Air:
Vibrant Teal
Night Trail:
Deep Navy Blue
Snow Shadow:
Purple Violet

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MAC Lipstick

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

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Mineralise Tinted Lip Balm

A liquid lip balm that adds moisture while providing the right pop of color and mirror-like shine. Enriched with a special, nourishing 77 Mineral-Rich Complex. Can be worn alone or over other Lip products.

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Mineralise Blush
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer. Available in Amber Glow, Alpine Bronze, Gentle

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Mineralise Skin Finish
A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. Available in Porcelain Pink and Stereo Rose.

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Nail Lacquer
Revolutionary new high gloss formula. Three long-wearing finishes – Cream, Sheer, and Frosted. Visibly different. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection. Go hi-lacquer! Available in Hangin Loose and Dangerously Fun.

287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush
A rounded, medium sized, double-chiseled, paddle-shaped brush. Perfect for applying and blending Eye Shadow. Made from a blend of soft, natural bristles and synthetic fibres, allowing for a light wash of colour.

187 Duo Fibre Foundation Brush
A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

Apres Ski Products

You can buy all these products in the MAC store Brown Thomas Grafton Street and Henry Street as well as in the airports.

What do you think of the selection? Is there anything you would like to try?

Lots of love,

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Makeup Emma’s Gift Guide

By | Body Shop, Butter London, Clarins, John Frieda, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Nima Brushes, Review, Uncatagorized, YouOrganics | 2 Comments

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide

So Christmas is in full swing now! If you are like me when it comes to shopping and leave things to the last minute don’t despair, there is still 11 days to do all your shopping!! I have collected my favourite beauty gifts for Christmas, which will be great for your female loved ones.

I have included some budget presents which work as stocking fillers or work party presents  as well as some pricier ones for that extra special person:
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You Organics Lip Balm in Pretty Bag

Limited Edition You Organic Lip Balm and Holder
This fantastic little tin makes a great filler present for stockings or if you want to buy a little gift for many people. It is hand-made, organic and made right here in Ireland.

9th Beauty Gift Idea for Women

Claires Accessories Nail Art

Claire’s accessories Nail Pearls Set €6.95
Nail art has really taken off in Ireland. This 3D Nail Art kit is fantastic for young and young at heart. I love this rich turquoise colour. The great price means that it is fantastic for Chris Kindles Presents. 

 

8th Gift Idea for Girls

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MAC cosmetics Guilty Pleasures Pigment Gift Set €37
Every year I try and pick up one of MACs pigment gift sets as they are such good value. This one I actually picked up in the UK, so I am only guessing the price. I love the colour pay off from these products. Also as an added bonus the box makes a pretty container for holding things, I currently have my hair clips living in it. This would make a good present for a sister or friend.

7  Beauty Gift Ideas for Friends and SistersThe Bodyshop Body Butters Lollypop Christmas Gift

The Body Shop Body Butter
They are famous for their Shea Body Butters and for good reason. These delectable creams hydrate your skin and keep you smelling fabulous. They are great for layering with your fragrance. These small pots are so handy you can pop them in your handbag for moisturisation on the go. All the different flavours mean you can have a different smell 5 days a week! This is a great present for all ages.

6 Beauty Products as Gift Ideas Lancome Christmas Collection 2012

Lancome Happy Holidays Christmas Collection 2012
This whole collection is fantastically sparkly and full of festive colour that is sure to delight. With prices in the region of  €17.28 to €25.41. Buy the pieces individually or pair them together depending on how much you want to spend, there is something for every budget.

Introduction to Makeup Course Dublin

Make-up Course in Dublin with Emma Farrell Makeup €75-€500 [Yes me :-)] I think this would be a lovely present to give someone. From the beauty obsessed to the person who is nervous about make-up and hasn’t a clue what will suit them, there is a course that will benefit them. There are also courses for make-up artists looking to improve their skills or learn new ones like airbrushing, fantasy, bodypainting or special effects.

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Clarins Holiday Essentials

Every year without fail I buy someone a Clarins gift set. I just think that they are such good value and are also superb quality products. They are a failsafe for moms, nanas or anyone who is seeing the first signs of aging and is looking for some serious results.

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Butter London Lips and Tips €27
This fashion week cult brand, is the perfect gift for the girl/lady with a bit of style. These matching lipstick and nail gift sets will go down a treat. Great for a main present for your friend or colleague. Perfect as part of a few gifts for your daughter or sister.

Nima Brush Set

Nima Brush Set
Every person who applies make-up needs a good brush set! There are now a few Irish companies selling great quality brushes, so you no longer have to wait a long time for them to be shipped from America and get stung for the import duty! I ordered a few brushes for a friend and they arrived the next day, so the service is excellent!

 the gift of love

The Gift of Love (pic courtesy of contemplativejourney.blogspot.ie)
Ok so for those that hate sentimentality, switch over now! Although I love giving and receiving gifts, I do feel that there is an awful pressure on people these days to go all out and buy each other really expensive things. I have to say that the best gift of all is love. You can do this by giving up some of your time, being helpful or going the extra mile for someone. If you are feeling the pinch this Christmas, your friends and family will understand and wouldn’t want you putting yourself under undue pressure. So be inventive, you could make something or give them vouchers for a coffee date with you at a later time, the only limitation is your imagination!

I am sure that I will be speaking with you again before Christmas, so until then. Enjoy the buzz and excitement of the festive season.

Lots of love,

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Holidays! – Part 2

By | Active Lashes, Armani, Becca, Benefit, Body Shop, Clarins, Crown Brush, MAC Cosmetics, Maybelline, No.7, Rimmel, Royal & Langnickel, Uncatagorized, YSL | One Comment

Make-up for my holidays

So last week I did a post about what skincare I brought with me on my holidays. Well this is just a little update to that post. Here is what make-up I brought with me. I didn’t actually bring that much as I knew I would be buying heaps of make-up in Sephora and Rickys. You will have to come back later this week for more on that, think I went a little overboard!!

EYES
MAC Brule – A great neutral base for any eye look
MAC Taupe – I love this colour to as a base on the socket
MAC Mulch – I use this on the outer corners of my eye, it has a little shimmer, so is really easy to blend
MAC Brun – I use this for more intensity when I want it really smokey, also use in underneath the bottom lash line
Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill No.24 – This is a FANTASTIC eyeshadow that can be used on its own. It creates a gorgeous intense smokey eye, with gold shimmer, really easy to blend and just does not budge! I wore it for a themed 1920s night, when we went to a Speak Easy in San Francisco called Bourbon & Branch, you should check it out if you are ever in San Fran!
Bodyshop Cubes – These are my everyday go to staple, great used dry, but can be used wet too, for a more intense finish.
Bodyshop Navy Blue Eyeliner Pencil – Great for day or night and can be smudged out with the handy blender.
MAC Blacktrack – This is a fail safe, I can’t live without my black gel liner, perfect for flicks that wont budge.
Mabelline Falsies Mascara – Busy trialing this mascara for a blog post, its actually really good.
MAC Painterly Paint Pot – This is the only thing that stops my eyeshadow creasing.
Active Cosmetics False Eyelashes – For when I am really dressing up.

LIPS
BECCA Vendela Lipstick – I love wearing this during the day time as it is a lovely sheer rose colour, also it hydrates my lips and smells like cocoa butter, seriously good enough to eat!
Rouge d’Armani Lipstick 400 – The most beautiful velvet creamy demi matt red lipstick. I wore this for my 1920s look pared with the smokey eye.
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Be Famous – Fantastic when you want a pop of colour during the day time, really freshens up your whole look

FACE
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation – The gel formula means that it blends really well, also gives me a radiant finish without making me shiny looking, although I do need to powder it during the day.
MAC Pro Studio Finish Concealer in Orange and NW15 – I have quite dark circle, used in conjunction with each other, they work miracles!
MAC Blot Powder – Perfect for mattifying my skin on a hot day.
MAC Mineralise Skin Finish – If you find you need a little extra coverage this is great on top of your foundation.
Clarins Colour Accents – I do light contouring with this silky powder, can be used as a blusher too.
Benefit Coralista – I love the colour of this blusher, but it really doesn’t last! I just brought it with to try and finish it, seems to last forever.

BRUSHES
Royal & Langnickel Silk Pro Foundation Brush – Nice and big, so can be used for body make-up too
No.7 Eyeshadow Blending Brush – The short handles are great for popping in my handbag, soft anf fluffy for blending
Crown Brush Eyeliner Brush – Use this for filling in my eyebrows with eyeshadow
Bodyshop Eyeshadow Brush – To apply the eyeshadow
Art & Hobby Shop Paint Brush – For applying gel liner, find they are alot more longwearing than make-up brushes

So I think that was quite a restrained amount of make-up to bring on holidays. What do you think? Would you bring as much, the same or alot more? Love to hear from you.

Lots of love,

 

My Everyday Makeup

By | Benefit, MAC Cosmetics, Maybelline, Mineral Hygienics, Models Own, Uncatagorized, YSL | One Comment

As a professional make-up artist I have pretty much tried most products and make-up out there, but when it comes to my own make-up I actually like to keep it very simple. The products above are what you can usually find me wearing on a daily basis, so actually not all that much.

This summer I have been mainly rocking a fresh glowing look. The reason being, even if there is no sunshine, I am going to bloody well exude light!! So to get said glow, I reach for my YSL Touche Éclat Foundation. This is a relative newby to the block and I have to say I love it! This is one of the very few foundations that I have actually bought for myself this year. I am usually sent alot of products to try for the blog and my beauty writing, so I often end up trying out lots of different foundations and go from one to the other. I was working when they did the launch for this bad boy, but I went down to Brown Thomas for my complimentary 7-Day sample (which is available to everyone by the way, so just ask!). I tried it out for a few days and got lots of compliments, so I knew I was on to a winner.

So I headed back to BT’s to buy the full size and of course I forgot to bring the sample with me. I had already been colour matched and it was perfect for me. All I could remember was that I was a B something and I thought it might be B20, but I wasn’t sure. I know what a bad memory I have so I thought it would be better that I book in for a make-over and get colour matched again, just to be sure so I could definitely get the correct colour. Plus I was meeting friends later and wasn’t going to have time to go home. Well what a mistake that was. The lady that I was booked in with was really nice person and I feel bad even writing this, but she clearly didn’t have a great knowledge of the products that she was using. She piled on some serum that they were promoting, which felt really heavy on my skin, when the foundation went to top of this, it actually congealed on my face. She was happy to leave it like that, I had to ask her to please take it off as I had lumps of congealed foundation on my face. I got her to re-apply the foundation without the serum and then it was fine. She went on to finish off the make-up, keeping it really natural. I found that overall the make-up application was a bit messy and unpolished. It is hard to say, perhaps if I was a normal customer I would have been happy. Anyway long story short I went home to discover that I looked really pale. I had a look at the sample I had and it was a B40 and the colour I had just bought was a B20. So now I had a new foundation for the kit! I didn’t realise in BTs because the lighting is so bad, you can’t really tell colours properly, which is really frustrating and must be so hard for the make-up artists to do their work properly! I eventually managed to get back into town and get the right colour for me and this is what I use as part of my everyday look. Phew! A bit long-winded there :-).

Under my eyes I use a mixture of the MAC Moisture cover undereye concealer and the Benefit Highbeam, to really brighten it up. I don’t have alot of Benefit products in my professional kit, but I like them personally because of the pretty packaging and the funny names…not a great reason to buy make-up I know, but I am a girl after all!

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I love this Posietint cheek stain by Benefit, it gives me a very soft flush of colour to the cheaks and really lasts. If I am feeling like being a bit more dramatic I will sometimes layer up some Coralista blusher over this. I have kind of gone off powders for the summer, preferring to just set my foundation and blusher with a light wash of translucent powder from Mineral Hygienics. It doesn’t give a matt finish, still allowing the luminosity to show through which I love.

I then fill in my brows using a mix of the browns from this Models Own eyeshadow palette. I find that it is too loose and messy to use as an eyeshadow, but it is great for adding definition and colour to my brows, which I have to do every day, even when I am pairing back my make-up. I then put on a lick of Maybelline Falsies mascara top and bottom and I am good to go!

Pretty low maintenance for a make-up artist ay? What is your daily make-up routine? Would you wear alot of make-up or are you no fuss? Do you find it hard to get the correct colour foundation? I would love to hear about other people’s experiences when shopping for make-up.

All the best,

Emma xx

Behind the scenes Summer Layering Photoshoot

By | Behind the Scene, Celebrity, Estee Lauder, Fashion, Hair Stylists, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Models, OCC Cosmetics, Our Work, Photoshoots, Uncatagorized, YSL | No Comments

Fashion Shoot Makeup

I did a shoot the other day and it was an absolute fabulous day, so excuse the poor quality of the pictures, but my phone camera just couldn’t handle the sunshine! I will share the finished photos when they are released. Amber was the model and she is so gorgeous already, we wanted to keep the make-up really simple. As there was alot of skin on show I made sure to really hydrate the skin. I usually use Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Butter, but I recently picked up some in M&S when I was in there recently. I am a huge fan of their tights and salads, a weird combo I know! Well now I can add their body butters to that list too.

On Amber’s face I also really hydrated her skin, but this time with Clinique’s Moisture Surge for Normal/Combination Skin. I love how lightweight and readily absorbed this moisturiser is. Skin just drinks it up and it quenches any thirst meaning it is perfectly prepped for the foundation. She has such great skin with the most beautiful freckles. I lightly evened out her skin tone with MAC Face and Body which created a thin veil allowing her sunkissed skin to glow through.

M.A.C. Face & Body Foundation

For the eyes, I lightly buffed a light peach eyeshadow called Samoa Silk into the contour of the eye and slightly shimmery cream colour called Dazzlelight to soften the edges, both from MAC.

I then lined the eyes with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear stay in place eye pencil in Chocolate which was smudged out and softened. I used my much loved Eyelure 020 False Eyelashes and applied lashings of Lancôme’s Hypnôse Mascara, which is simply THE BEST mascara on the market.

I warmed up her cheeks and décolletage with the Terre Saharienne Collecter bronzer from YSL, the texture is soft and silky. It contains a polymer that works with the skin and helps maintain its moisture level. It also has this gorgeous snake skin print engraved which I nearly wanted to preserve!

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To complete the look I used a little Hush Liptar from OCC Cosmetics dabbed on with my finger to keep it soft and subtle.

Hush Liptar OCC Cosmetics

We had a great days shoot, we were absolutely blessed with the weather. It rained so hard all night that it actually kept me away all night. The day of the shoot wasn’t the best, but as soon as we got to the Farmleigh to shoot, the clouds parted and we were basked in sunshine! Happy days, no need for the wellies that I packed.

Photographer: Therese Ahern @ Fashion Photography Dublin
Stylist: Sarah Williams @ Dublin Fashion Stylist
Model: Amber Jean Rowan @ Morgan the Agency
Hair: Joe Hayes @ Toni & Guy
Makeup: Emma Farrell @ Editorial Makeup

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.

MAC Bridal Makeup Masterclass 2012

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MAC Bridal Masterclass - Facechart - Look 1

MAC Senior Artist Lesley Keane hosted a Bridal Beauty Workshop with Make-up Artists from all over Ireland. From feedback after past events, Lesley knew that alot of Irish Make-up Artists are nervous about darker skintones as they don’t get much practise on anything other than pale Irish skin. For this reason she had a beautiful ethnic skinned model to demonstrate one of the Bridal looks for the day. This look was called “Ore-Inspired”.

MAC Bridal Makeup Masterclass - Look 1

Ore-Inspired Bridal Look Products Used:
Eyes: Constructivist Paint Pot as a base, Coppering eye shadow all over, contour the socket line with Corduroy eyeshadow,  Honey Lust on the inner corners and under the brows. Coffee Pencil on the waterline and Blacktrack to line the top eyelid. Finish off with #36 Lashes and mascara to blend them into the lashes.
Brows: Fling and Spiked brow pencils with Brow set.
Face: NC45 Pro-Longwear foundation all over, Orange Studio Finish Concealer under eyes to brighten up any darkness and remove ash tones, Careblend powder in Med/Deep all over, Corduroy eyeshadow to contour the face, Mineralise Skin Finish in Peach as a blusher, Luster Drops as a highlighter
Lips: Chestnut lip pencil to define shape, On Hold creamsheen lipstick and Desire lipgloss

The second look that she demonstrated was called Nouv-eau, this was a very soft pale, pink and irredentist look.

MAC Bridal Masterclass - Facechart - Look 2

Nouv-eau Inspired Bridal Look Products Used:
Eyes: Painterly Paint Pot as a base, Vanilla shadow all over, Samoa Silk all over the eyelid and underneath the bottom lashes in a circular shape, deepen the intensity with Passionate eyeshadow,  Brule on the inner corners and under the brows. Reflex White Pencil on the waterline. Finish off with #33 Lashes and mascara to blend them into the lashes.
Brows: Spike and Fling eyebrow pencils, set with Clear Brow Mascara
Face: Pro-Longwear foundation all over, Pro-longwear Concealer under eyes, Mineralise Skin Finish in Light all over, Dainty blush
Lips: Whirl lip pencil to define shape, Hug Me creamsheen lipstick and Desire lipgloss

MAC Bridal Masterclass Look 2

Although this look is probably not for the typical bride, I did think that there was some elements that I would love to use. I thought the fact that all the colours on the eyes, lips and cheeks were the same tone made it more interesting and modern. It also created a very soft harmonised feel.

MAC Pro Artist Lesley Keane

Leslie in action.

Lesley Keane MAC Makeup Station

This is the set up for the demo. I like the fact that Leslie has decanted her paint pots and concealers etc into Muji Containers, I have done this with my lipsticks and I have to say it saves so much space! Also Leslie made a good point that her kit is a lot lighter since she did this, afterall those glass containers for the paint pots are actually quite heavy.

MAC Paint Pots in Muji Container

I think it is a great idea to attach the product information stickers on the back like this. I didn’t do this and it can be difficult to figure out which colours are which months down the line.

MAC Pro Concealer Palettes

A sneak peak at the Pro-Longwear Concealer Palettes that are coming out soon. I think these would be a great kit staple as they have a great range of colours and the formula is supposed to be even better than before.  I am looking forward to getting them!

 

 

 

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