I had the opportunity to chat with the Uber cool Holly Shortall.
I followed her progress with anticipation when she was a contestant on T.V. show “style wars”.
Holly’s style and love for the quirky and alternative fashion had me hooked for weeks!
Holly now a Fashion Illustrator with huge success doing Illustrations of Irelands Top Fashion pack and Iconic Imelda May & Victoria Beckham along with one of Ireland’s most successful beauty/fashion bloggers Joanne Larby”The Make Up Fairy”.
Holly is also a visual supervisor for gap but going part time in September to pursue her illustration dream even further.
Here I ask Holly about her favourite make up products and skincare too:
What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?
I use johnsons face wipes at night to get rid of the days make up. followed by a vichy night cream. The air conditioning where I work is not great so in the morning I use the wipes again to wake me up and then a light Astral moisturiser for under my make up.
Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use?
Do you have a must have skin care item?
Has to be Johnson’s wipes, some wipes you get are barely wet so you have to use several and really drag them across your face, so these are fab. Oh and also suncream! I haven’t gotten burnt in a few years now it’s just not worth it. My mums always kept her face out of the sun and you can tell, her skin is amazing!
What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
Has to be a manicure, I love a round French manicured nail- very sophisticated!
Vichy Dermablend, it’s amazing!
Favourite make up brand?
I love MAC, there really is no competition their lipsticks, eye shadows and powders are just amazing.
Can’t live without?
My eyebrow pencil. I genuinely despair at photos of me from before the eyebrow trend kicked off!
Catrice Nail Varnish (€2.99) I have almost every colour! They literally dry in 10 seconds and last ages.
Maybeline potted gel eyeliner. I used this once to do a cats eye flick and two hours later my whole eyelid was black! It just doesn’t dry- so I binned it.
If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
I’d go into the fabulous Elaine in MAC on Henry St, let her work her magic on me by creating whatever look she wanted and then purchase all of the products used. I’d also love to see what all the Creme De La Mere fuss is about
Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
100%! For me It’s like coffee: I’m just not myself without it! If I woke up late for work Id forgo breakfast for 5 more minutes to do my make up.
And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
I love a strong arched brow, big black cats eye flick and a bright pink matt lip. A modern take on a classic fifties look.
Check out Holly’s amazing Illustrations click here: https://www.facebook.com/hollyshortallillustration