Hello Makeup Lovers!
Halloween is around the corner and I thought that I would share this little tutorial for you. I received these tattoo scars and wounds in the post from Sports Ink last week and couldn’t wait to try them 🙂
This is from their Nightfall Stitches and Scars Collection, which has a nice variety of scary looking scars and cuts. I was really impressed with the realism of some of the smaller tattoos and from a short distance away they look icky! -yes that is the technical term 😉
I really liked these and for those of you who might find the challenge of painting scars too much this Halloween they are quick, easy and clean. No need for messing around with facepaints and scar plastic!
Have you tried them before? What do you think? What will you be dressing up as this Halloween?
Lots of love,
It has been a funny year already this year, as I have had the opportunity to work with five different people from my Panel days already this year! You heard about Neil Delamere in There is Something About Patrick. Well another of these projects was this advert for an Inphographics Design Company called Get Bulb. I got to work with Seamus the producer of the Panel and Diarmuid who was one of the researchers. Another blast from the past on set was the main character Kevin, who I actually worked with on a feature film I did last year called Flat Lake (The Tale of Honkey McSuine). Read More
I got the opportunity to work with Neil Delamere again this year on his new TV Show called There is Something About St. Patrick, which was fantastic as always. I worked with Neil on both The Panel and the IFTA award winning show The Only Viking in the Village, all of which were truly hilarious.
I was assisted by the lovely Elaine Finnan and Beth Young. Our days mostly consisted of very basic make-up seeing as it is set so far back in history. So our main concern was looking after hair, ensuring that it was styled appropriately. We also had to make sure that the Pagans looked rough and ready!
Here are some behind the scene snaps from the shoot. Clockwise from the top left picture:
1.) My assistant Beth with her “Emma Farrell Makeup” the imposter 😉
2.) The lads on a long boat out to sea…they are anchored right?
3.) Inside Drimnagh Castle
4.) Exterior of Drimnagh Castle on a clear but freeezing day!
Here is a little teaser to whet your appetite. Be sure to tune into St. Patrick on RTE 1 @ 10.15pm and let me know what you think.
Lots of love,
WATCH NEIL DELAMERE GO IN SEARCH OF ST PATRICK – THURSDAY MARCH 14TH – 10:15PM RTE ONE!
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT PATRICK will see one of Ireland’s top comedians, Neil Delamere, travel the length and breadth of the country (and beyond) to meet experts, historians and St Patrick’s Day revellers, to discover the truth about our Patron Saint. Along the way he’ll take to the stand-up stage to share his hilarious and often irreverent observations about St Patrick, while comedy sketches starring some of Ireland’s best comedic talent, will show us an entirely new side to the Patrick we thought we knew.
Not content to just separate the truth about Patrick from the myth, Neil will physically get to grips with life in Ireland during Patrick’s time. He’ll experience pagan customs, wrangle snakes, get kidnapped and taken across rough seas, climb Croagh Patrick barefoot, eat, dress and travel like Patrick, all in an attempt to figure out the man behind the Mitre.
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 🙂
The idea for the shoot was a very clean crisp look. We wanted to keep it very natural with paired back hair and makeup.
I was also looking after the male grooming for Brian, so we just did a light base with a natural side parted hair style.
For Juudit we centre parted her hair for most of the shots, this look has been all over the catwalks of late…
The jewellery really does speak for itself!
She is just so stunning!
Love the idea of jewellery for your back, this would be amazing if you had an open backless dress.
I love these colourful bangles. Anyone that knows me, knows I love big bold jewellery, the larger the better!
You can see the behind the scenes from this shoot here: Coldlillies Autumn Winter Lookbook 2012 behind the Scenes
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.
DARE TO ‘BARE YOUR SOUL’ ON A VALENTINE’S NIGHT WITH A DIFFERENCE
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.
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”.
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.”
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,
Here are some images from a recent photocall I did for the Irish Film and Television Awards. IFTA host Simon Delaney announces Moët & Chandon as the official green room partner for the 10th Irish Film & Television Awards
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.
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.
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,