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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 🙂


Individual Lashes….

Posted in Demos with tags , , , , on October 26, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

EYELASHESJust a quick blog on individual lashes… I’ve been practising my speed with individ. lashes  on my sis who loves her fake lashes 🙂 She usually gets up to 2 weeks out of them as I use semi-permanent glue!!! Lashes can be great in phot0graphic situations and can really help open up the eyes…Haven’t used them much on my own eyes but for the practise and for something a little different, I did tonight. The above pic shows Individual_Lashesyou the effect you can achieve. 


Individual look like this... These lashes are a great alternative to strip for all brides and can be applied with regular glue or semi-permanent for a more lasting effect.  I’m liking the effect, might have to put them on more often!!! As with all glue, it is imperative to do a patch test prior to use!!!

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Foundation Talk – Part I

Posted in foundation talk with tags , , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Okay, some more info on foundation.  Just to reiterate the function of foundation is to even out skin tone.  Now firstly what skin type are you (a) Oily (b) Dry (c) Normal-combination????  This plays an important part in determining the correct product to use. 

(A) – Oily:

Powder is a must….You could opt for a powder compact or an oil-free foundation with powder to set…

Available in many shades

Available in many shades

Armani Luminous Silk

Oil-Free Foundation









 (B)- DRY

Powder foundations would be too drying so better to use a creamy or moisture rich liquid  foundation. Mac Moisture Blend Steer clear of matt foundations….

 MAC Moisture Blend Compact

Comes with sponge (Happy Days) *Don’t forget to clean your sponge weekly and discard monthly….



(C) – Normal to Combination:

Powder compact could be used.  Liquid foundation also followed with powder to set.


My experience with my own skin plus coming across many skin types, has lead me to believe that one may have dry skin or oily skin but there can be areas on the face which may need to be treated a little differently.  For e.g. picture this – It’s winter, the heating is on, the harsh winds blowing, it is possible you could suffer with some dry spots on the face i.e. the cheek area perhaps.  So you would apply your foundation as usual.  Perhaps opt to skip any powder over the cheek area and use a cream blush rather than a powder one!

I will talk about skin types, products and ways to determine your type in a later blog.

Rushing off to see X Factor…Love to see Cheryl and Danni’ makeup…




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

Laying the foundations….

Posted in foundation talk with tags , , , , on September 6, 2009 by Made Up With MAKEUP

Oh my, I really do hate it when girls get the totally wrong foundation for their skin tone.  In Ireland, we have a lot of pale girls (myself included) and sometimes Irish girlies like to go up a few tones in foundation, thinking that they are helping their skin to look more tanned…Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that and alot of them end up looking like Oompa Loompas.  As a makeup artist, I love skin and there is nothing more flattering than foundation that evens out your natural skin tone (which is what foundation is all about in the first place).  My motto is try before you buy, so don’t be afraid to ask the sales assistant for a sample to try at home.  Maybe ask a friend’s opinion if it helps…