Photo courtesy of http://inspired.com/
I am always inspired by the fantastic work of other make-up artists from home and abroad. I have decided to have a weekly feature on the blog where I share some of my favourite make-up that I have seen from the world wide web.
Photo courtesy of vogue.com
The first in this new series is a post dedicated to Pat McGrath and her recent work in Vogue Italia which was photographed by Steven Meisel. She created a classic look that has been described as “one of the most iconic images of our generation!” Giving the actress Fei Fei Sun a glamerous but modern starlet look.
Photo courtesy of http://streeters.com
I adore this flicked block coloured eyeliner with an exotic coloured raspberry red lip. Her cheek bones are well defined with sculpting. The face is kept clean and matt with no blusher or shimmer.
What do you think, do you love this look? Who inspires you? Have you seen any images you would like to share with me?
Lots of love,
This wedding really stood out as unique. Yvonne and Cillian were having a really intimate wedding with just five people in attendance! Not only that, the bride and groom stayed in the same house the night before, so all the usual traditions were not necessarily the order of the day. It was really beautiful and you could tell that the most important thing was their love for each other and at the end of the day that is what weddings are all about! I think if I was getting married I would probably go with a small wedding too!
Yvonnes makeup was kept classic and pretty, with a bit of natural definition around the eyes, we really played them up with some MAC False Eyelashes, which had a nice flick at the outer corners. Lips were kept nude with a lovely Laura Mercier gloss in Pink Champagne on top.
Her hair was done in a hairdressers earlier that morning, Yvonne kept them fresh with this hairnet which looks so vintage in all the photos! The curls had dropped a little too much, so we gave them a bit of a pep with my curling wand, which I always carry to weddings just incase!
Wedding: Yvonne and Cillian
Photography: Christina Brosnan @ Brosnan Photographic
Makeup: Emma Farrell @ Dublin Bridal Makeup
I was asked to do the make-up for the Shopping from Home Informercial the other day, working with the fabulous Kathy Hoffman. It is a television programme on RTE which sells products that you can buy from the comfort of your own home.
I got to work with Cheryl from the band Bucks Fizz, a band that won the Eurovision in 1981 with the catchy song “Making Your Mind Up”. You can see the song below:
I have ALOT of MAC Make-up in my kit, a total of four palettes with 12 pans in each, that works out at 48 colours and that doesn’t include my pigments, other branded palettes and glitters.
However I do find that occasionally these colours are not enough especially when I am doing creative photoshoots. It is for that reason that I keep a coastal scents eyeshadow palette in my kit at all times.
There are no less than 88 colours in this nifty palette! It is a super thin, lightweight palette that does not take up that much space in your kit especially considering how many colours are in it. The actual eyeshadows have a good pigment, but it varies from colour to colour. I do think you have to be a bit more cautious when applying this eyeshadow as there is quite alot of fall out. To get around this I usually apply my eyeshadow first and clean up under the eyes before applying the concealer and eyeshadow.
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I was asked to design a make-up that was Lady Gaga Style for Brian. This is the original concept below:
The design included FOUR sets of false eyelashes! Three on top and one on the bottom about 3mm below his natural eyeline. I then used white eyeliner to white out his eyeline and natural lashes so that his eyes looked freakishly bigger.
If you would like a full breakdown of products used, leave a comment
Here is a little test I did with the airbrush, just wanted to see how the colours lasted. I am using Graftobian F/X Aire Colours in Blue and White with the Graftobian Magic Set on top.
So far it is transfer resistant and quite matt, looks like it might just last the day. I am going to go outside and see how it holds up to the rain
I will have some step by step instructions of the AVATAR MAKEUP soon.
I did a photoshoot a couple of weeks ago in Shebeen Chic with the wonderful girls from Three-o-Troupe. Here are some behind the scenes photos.
Make-Up: Emma Farrell
Make-Up Assistant: Ciara Byrne
Models: Nelly Devine, Rococo Bell, Tam Tam
Photographers: Big Smoke Studios
Hairstylist: Michelle O’Halloran
Did this photoshoot recently for Aliquo Boutique’s Autumn/Winter collection of Jewellery for The Loft in the Powerscourt Centre. The designer is Alice Moyon and she creates feminine, delicate, pretty pieces of art. I particularly love the drop necklace with the bow and gorgeous hand painted black bead. The brief for make-up was something really simple and refined that reflected the autumn/winter feel of the shoot. We decided to keep the palette pale, shiny and opalescent, which complimented the black, antique gold and blue colours of the jewellery beautifully.
Model: Veronika Rajaste
Jewellery: Alice Moyon
Make-Up: Emma Farrell
Photographer: Aura Constantin
Hair: Jane Akkerman
I have been talking to a few people in the Transgender/Cross Dressing Community of late and there seems to be a real need for a make-over service similar to The Boudoir Dressing Service in London theboudoironline.com
This is something that I would love to do, so if there is anyone out there that needs help and advice with creating your perfect look, please get in touch. I can do the Make-Over for you, teach you the skills so you can do it yourself, help with shopping and wigs etc.
Here is a photoshoot that I did with Damien recently…I helped him transform into Roxy
Photography: Edel Kelly
Make-Up: Emma Farrell Make-Up