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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!!!


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.

Shoot in Glen of the Downs….

Posted in Shoots with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Headed off early Friday morning and met with photographers David Frain and Stephen Wall Morris in Wicklow.  My beautiful model for the day was Patricia Ward.  As you can see she’s an Irish beauty who looks a little like Isla Fisher!!  We had a nice hike (20 mins approx) up to the ruins (well nice if you have no bags to carry !!!!

Steve’s idea for the shoot was to create a ferral, unkempt woman who has had no human contact.  His final pictures will be in black and white.

Trisha’ hair was slightly backcomed, some twigs added and the ends sprayed with water. I heavily contoured under her cheekbones and I used mainly grey and black on the eyes creating a dark, sunken effect.  Using the same colours, I smudged these into the lips and along the bottom lip.  I used a little highlight to centre of eyes and centre of lips.  Her dress was dirtied up as was her neck, arms, legs etc. Patricia Ward









Prior to  the above , I created a natural fairyesque look.  Considering we were in the forest and taking into account Trisha’ red hair, I chose green and brown shadows and brown mascara together with a little purple liner for the eyes which helped her hazel eyes pop.  I opted to use a rose liquid blush and pink natural lip colour.  I matched her brows up to her hair colour using powder shadow. Her foundation and powder were matched up to her skintone, followed by eye concealer. 

Trish - Fairyesque Look

Trish - Fairyesque Look

Given that the shoot was a good trek uphill and I had done this once before, I had brought the wellies along and had to bring a limited supply of makeup!! Those that know we, know I love my trolley case but on this occasion I had to bring a small bag -hmmmn maybe I have too many products!!

Dave and Steve kindly allowed myself and Trish a little look through the pics and I can’t wait to see what they do with them. Will post a couple when I have them.  For the moment you’ll have to do with my basic snapshots!! Dave and Steve taught me some more about light and the equipment and its purposes. So a great day all in all.


Posted in Shoots with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Put on your Pearls!!

Just wanted to share some shots I got back from a recent shoot.  Peter Burke took some amazing shots of the lovely Sarah aka BlackSwanPersona.  Hope you like….Inspired by Papparazzi Video by Lady Gaga