Posted in Make-up Buys with tags , , , , on May 29, 2010 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Been a while since I’ve blogged.. Well nothing better than a makeover to motivate me to clean out my kit!! Oh my gosh I really do have a lot of stuff..Had to throw out some products which were close to sell by date and some of  which had broken and were causing havoc in my makeup case…Let’s just say my little girl was more than happy to take some of the lippys off my hands! Really can’t get enough of the individual lashes for makeovers. You can go very natural with them or really plump up the volume!!

Here’s some pics of what a makeup artist has in their stash…This is not even half…Was some job to get through 🙂


Support for Debra Ireland

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 17, 2010 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Hi all, I’m currently training for the half marathon and Dublin’ Mini Marathon.  Link to sponsor page : http://www.mycharity.ie/event/melissa__currans_event/

 I hope to have some more people running this with me also..Please take a look at this video which really explains why this is a worthy cause…Every little helps.

Some pics I took on location…

Posted in Film work.., Shoots, Vintage Dress Shoot with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Just going through some work from 2009 and thought I’d post some of my pics  up here (before the prof. photographers did their thing)  Here’s to 2010!!!

Seasonal Makeup – Some Fabulous Products at Estee Lauder…

Posted in Make-up Buys with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Just a quick blog to say the party season is here and as well as the perfect LBD, we also need some fabulous makeup…

Here are some great buys @ Estee Lauder – This double wear  shadow cream in ‘Silver Star’  lasts for up to 15hrs and costs only €20.  It’s sooo easy to use ‘Simple Smokey’.. A must for party girls of all ages!!  Plus this shadow will still look great on you in summer…

Double Wear foundation lasts up to 15hrs..won’t smudge..Powder is optional..comes in lots of shades and gives good coverage without being a mask! Brides will love this product, so too will all of you who can’t be bothered retouching your makeup…How cool is that!!!

This Shimmer powder is a must for this time of year and can be used all year round for highlight to the cheekbone or brow bone. Or all over for a ‘holiday glow’…

Lip gloss set with 6 glosses and gold purse…Perfect way to complete your party look or gift for your nearest and dearest….


Shots from a short film – Mr White…

Posted in Film work.. with tags , , , on November 21, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

I really liked this look on Marian for the club scene. The eyes were created with liquid shadow and black liner. A gold shimmer slick stick was used to give highlight to the brow bone.

Red lips, gloss applied to centre. Pink Powder Blush.

This scene to the left was shot outdoors in the rain!!! Let’s just say my wellie boots are always in the boot of my car 🙂

Ooh bruising is always fun!!!!

Dramatic Smokey Eyes…

Posted in Inspirational Makeup with tags , , , on November 5, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP


I came across these images and really love the makeup.  Smokey eye looks but rather than the usual blacks and greys being used, some colour has been injected. Love it!!

Modern Gothic - MUA Shawnelle Prestidge


Emerald Green and Aubergine!!

Green Liner and nude lips…




  BLUE SMOKE               Blue SmokeBlue Smoke                                                                          



Lovin the finished product here to the right…Ideas for future shoots!!

Although these images are old, smokey eyes never go out…I find I’m wearing more and more black out at weekends, so I want to inject colour where possible. I’ll definitely start with the eyes!!

Violet DramaVIOLET DRAMA!!!

Lovin the drama of this look…

These looks are very much autumnal, although smokey eyes rock at any time. I’ll do some more looks for the party season soon. Mel

X Marks The Spot Calendar Shoot in aid of Cancer Research..

Posted in Shoots with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Friday 23rd October saw the calendar shoot  for the Irish Cancer Society kick off, owing to the  hard work and determination of the fabulous Niamh Fitzsimons (calendar girl). My beautiful models for the day were Lisa Nolan (Miss Antrim 2009) and Noirin Kelly (Big Brother 2009)…The shoot took place in The Morgan Hotel…The calendar will be available on pigsback.com and Dubray bookstores, so please please please buy one…

The theme was 1940’s/1950’s pin-up (facechart below for Lisa).  Brown shadow was used to contour above the crease with a light shadow on the lids and matt red used on the lips (slightly exaggerated on top lip to give that 1940’s perfect pout!  Brown pencil was used to fill in Lisa’ brows and extended at the ends a little.  Black liquid liner was also used together with the lashes and glue as below…

This shoot was very much a team effort with several photographers, makeup artists, models, hairstylists and last but not least clothing stylist – all lending a hand on the day and with such a large group needless to say a very fun and creative day was had by all.