Archive for November, 2009

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 ūüôā

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¬†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.