This is a photoshoot that I did for the Irish Times back in March which appeared in the Style Magazine. I didn’t manage to get a hardcopy, but just found these on the Irish Times Website.
The photoshoot was with some of the members of the Trinity and UCD rowing teams. The look was really simple and was more about them as sports people with a little hint of preppiness. I was asked to keep them very natural looking and just give a wet look to the hair.
For the girls I used the following products to create this look:
I am not going to go through every product used on the shoot, but generally I used alot of Lancome Teint Miracle foundation without powder, MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow and the Clinique longlast lipgloss. It is fantastic for making the lips appear plump and wet. For their hair I slicked it back using some water and serum. Then I sprayed liberally with Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine to keep it in place. I also used a mixture of glycerin and baby oil spritzed on their faces to give them a wet look.
For the guys I used the following products to create this look:
I used a tiny bit of MAC Face and Body to even out their skin tones and set this with a light coating of MAC Blot Powder. I used some Paul Mitchell Sculpting Lotion and a hair dryer to get the guys hair to move in the direction I was looking for, then used some Super Clean Sculpting Gel to fix this into place. Again a little glycerin and baby oil spritz all over.
Photographer: Alan Betson
Stylist: Rosemary McCabe of Fash Mob
Hair and Makeup Artist: Emma Farrell
Models: Grace Collins, Will Hurley, Patrick Hughes, Rebecca Deasy, Turlough Hughes, David Neale, Siofra Bennett, Rebecca Dowling.
If you would like to read the full article shoot on over here.
The Truth About Beauty Blog shared an old Daily Mail article about the chemicals that are in our beauty products. It kind of reiterates the point that I was trying to make in What’s in our Makeup? That we are using a lot of products that have tiny tiny amounts of chemicals, but that this has to eventually add up. Well it seems like the company Bioson have done some of the maths for us:
Worryingly a lot of the ingredients seem to cause hormonal disruption, which can cause a whole host of problems in us ladies including cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders when pregnant.
If you are trying to eliminate any of these toxins from your beauty regimen, try your local health food store for greener alternatives or online at Evergreen.
As you might have seen on twitter I got to do a few Halloween makeups this year. Not as many as in previous years because I have been really busy working on The Savage Eye 3 (will post about that in the future).
I did Tara O’Farrell and Georgia Salpa’s makeup for the Creatures of the Night Photocall for Miller.
It was a sultry scary look that compromised of a black smokey eye, blood red lips, paired with freaky yellow contacts and vampire fangs.
We had hoped that it would hit one or two newspapers, but we lucked out as it made it into the Sun, Metro, Mirror and Star. We even got a front cover!
To create the look I used:
Graftobian HD Airbrush Foundation in Dessert Sand
Contoured with a darker shade airbrush colour
MAC Skin Finish Powder in Dark for additional contouring
MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner
Nars Night Breed Eyeshadow
Rimmel Black Eyeliner on the lips
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Red
Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Black
Photographer: Conor Healy @ CH Photography
Models: Tara O’Farrell & Georgia Salpa @ AR Model Agency
Hair and Makeup: Me @ PR Hair and Makeup
This was a shoot that appeared in the Irish Times last Saturday that I did. It was shot on location at Carton House, one of the loveliest venues in Ireland for a photoshoot!
The theme was vintage debs, with alot of our inspiration coming from the 1920s. I will do another post with the actual photographs where I will explain what make-up I used.
Model: Aisling F @ Assets Model Agency
Stylist: Rosemary MacCabe @ The Fash Mob assisted by Róisín Finnegan
Photographer: Ailbhe O’Donnell @ Ailbhe O’Donnell Photography
Hair: Michelle O’Halloran @ Hairaware
Make-up: Emma Farrell @ Dublin Fashion Make-up Artist
A while ago I was asked to partake in a special Bodypainting event called Naked Canvas which was organised by Beth Marshall and Claire O’Keeffe as part of the Bray Summer Festival.
It was a great day, joining fellow artists in making beautiful creations on the human body. There were so many talented people, it was fantastic.
I was assisted by the lovely Caoimhe Arrigan on the day. We used Kryolan waterbased bodypaints.
Model: Lauren Walsh
Bodypainter: Emma Farrell
Bodypainting Assistant: Caoimhe Arrigan
Festival: Bray Summer Festival
Organisers: Beth Marshal and Claire O’Keefe
Photographer: Emma and Aine Richardson
On Facebook recently, I already talked about the Photo Call I did recently for Sony Ericsson which went out in the Evening Herald and The Metro Newspapers. I thought I would just share a little video. It is just an experiment really, thinking about getting into doing some videos for the blog in the future, so watch this space…
The models are: Vinny Gough, Eva Grasse and Georgia Salpa
I was asked to do an interesting photoshoot the other day. It was a nude shoot for the band, Beoga. They posed with musical instraments being the only thing to cover their modesty. It was for the launch of the Tradfest, Dublin’s premier celebration of traditional music and culture. The images were picked up by a few of the national papers namely: The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, The Star, The Irish World, Foinse and The Metro Herald. It was a bit of a laugh and I think they really captured the fun nature of the festival.