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Make up and sponge cleaner from Blank Canvas Cosmetics 

This solid brush cleaner came to me before Christmas and I finally remembered to use it today to clean some of my brushes I used yesterday. 

I was dubious about it to be honest but to be fair I was really impressed. 

A lot of my brushes are white, goat hair , duo and white synthetic microfibre and I used to have to wash them several times to get them white again, not anymore as this solid brush cleaner had them sparkling after one or two goes depending on products used, oil based etc. 

This amazing brush/sponge/beauty blender cleaner is €14.99 and available from 

Blank Canvas Cosmetics

Inish Pharmacy

Cloud 10 Beauty

Meaghers Pharmacy

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Dimension Series from Blank Canvas Cosmetics 

In case you missed them on my snapchat I thought I’d share the prettiest professional make up brushes with you here. 

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Have just created these metallic and rose gold beauties called the Dimension Series and they are seriously beautiful. 

The pink metallic,Rose Gold metallic & Gold metallic have already been a huge hit with make up lovers,Magpies and Make up artists already and I swooned for them too, so I was delighted and squealed with excitement when I received these in the post.

New colours, colour combinations, handle and ferrule design are among the vivid design options that turn our cherished artistic tools into a thing of absolute beauty in themselves 

Tired of silver and black? New colour options  include stylish combinations of gorgeous gold and hot pink, rich rose gold and black, metallic rose gold, and gold combined with champagne pink.

The complete collection of larger domed and rounded buffing and contouring brushes all feature exciting new looks. The range includes F01 Face Brush, F06 Bevelled foundation/contour brush,F08 Dome buffing brush,F31 Targeted Contour Brush,F33 Extréme Angle contour brush, F38 Round contour brush,F39 Dome Powder Brush,F41 Flat Tapered Cheek Brush, and the F43 Flat Rounded Multi face brush. 

Even the cutest and most precise brushes are looking super stylish in new rose gold and blank handled livery! These include F09 Flat eye/Face blending brush,F11 Large eyeshadow brush,F12 angled eye/face brush,F13 small eye/face blending brush,E01 round eye blending brush,and E03 lip detailer/inner tear duct brush.

Prices for single brushes start at €6.99 to €19.99

Handy BC Standee!

This fabulous faux leather ‘standee‘ brush bag comes in black and hot pink. Priced at €19.99 it’s ideal for storing your brush collection and perfect for travelling too. When opened it sits on its reinforced base, allowing handy access and easy sight of brushes.

 Blank Canvas Are available online from:www.blankcanvascosmetics.com 

All major stockists, including

 Cloud 10 beauty


  Meagher’s Pharmacies,



Cara Pharmacies

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Christmas Gift Guide for her.

If like me you leave it to the very last minute to start your Christmas shopping I hope this post helps someone out. I’ve compiled a few gifts for the women in your life.

Pandora shimmering ocean ring €119.00 buy Here

ALEX AND ANI Claddagh II EWB Bangle Silver €36.00 get it Here

Clarins Sweet refresh collection €42.00

It is comprised of a shower gel 30ml, a body lotion 30ml and 50ml body spray all packaged beautifully with a good sized toiletry bag and gift boxed. 

Next are a few gift sets from theBalm. 

I have loved theBalm range for quite a few years. Ever since I purchased my first product which was Bahama Mama (bronzer) from Make Up For Ever on Clarendon Street. I fell in love with the packaging and once I used their products I knew they had to be part of my kit. 

TheBalm meet matt(e) Hughes mini’s €28.95. TheBalm is available from Make Up for ever Clarendon street Dublin 2, Cloud 10 Beauty and Debenhams 

Cocoa Brown The Goddess Collection by Marissa Carter €14.95 Get it here

TheBalm Manizer sisters €28.00

Bellapierre Starter Kit – MEDIUM Skin tones €87.50 available in store in Swords or Drogheda or online Here

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELAReplica Lazy SundayMorning 100ml €100.00 from Brown Thomas

“MY FACE AND EYE” PROFESSIONAL SET 12 Piece brush set with CUP HOLDER €99.99 from Here

JO MALONE LONDONPomegranate Noir Cologne 100ML Exclusive Bottle €114.00 at Brown Thomas

Nima brush THE STARTER SET: THE BASICS €45 from Nima Brush

Master Series, Palette one €34.99 from Blank Canvas Cosmetics

 I hope you enjoyed this post. 

My men’s & children’s gift guides will be posted soon.

Ann-Marie X 

Mini Harley Quinn of Suicide Squad, make up look. 

This morning is Halloween dress up in school and my daughter wanted to be Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad the super hero cool chic! She hasn’t even seen the movie, she’s only 10 years old. 

I ordered her costume from LITTLEWOODS IRELAND in size Large as Zara-Zöe (Z.Z.) is quite tall for her age. 

The costume arrived and after fitting it on, it’s quite baggy, Z.Z. Is slim build but she loved it anyway. The only accessory she didn’t wear was the mask as she said it would only ruin the look 😍

Make up product list:

I started on the eyes using CATRICE Camouflage concealer (shade 010 porcelain) all over the lid & up to brow.

On the left eye I then patted on the vibrant pink eyeshadow from my SLEEK ACID 570 palette and added the darker Pink into the socket and blended up to the brow bone using BLANK CANVAS E26 brush.

On the right eye I patted on the shimmery blue frosted Eyeshadows from my SLEEK ACID 570 palette and added the darker Blue into the socket and blended up to the brow bone using MAC 217.

I lined the upper and lower lashes with MAC Feline Kohl pencil and smudged the line out with Corruption eyeshadow from my BLANK CANVAS COSMETICS MASTER SERIES ONE PALETTE using brush from MAC #143(pencil brush) 

Pink eyeshadow was blended underneath the left lower lash line & blue underneath the right lower lash line. 

CHANEL VITALUMIERE foundation was applied using BLANK CANVAS COSMETICS F20 brush and to set it I used BOURJOIS POUDRE de RIZ with my ANDIE NIMA BRUSH.

I then contoured Z.Z’s cheekbones, temples,nose and forehead using CHARLOTTE TILBURY FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW and my BLANK CANVAS COSMETICS F15 brush. 

I used THE BALM MARY LOU MANIZER highlighter and SLEEK SOLSTICE PALETTE  with my TARA brush from NIMA BRUSH on cheekbones, brow bone, down the nose, on the Cupid’s bow and above brows to highlight and give some shimmer to the look. 

I added some CHARLOTTE TILBURY Cheek to Chic blusher in Love is the drug to Z.Z’s cheeks using my BLAITHIN NIMA BRUSH.

Adding a black heart on the left cheek I used PENNEYS (PRIMARK) PS PRO Longwear graphic liner pen. 

I wanted a deep red lip so I used INGLOT HD LIP TINT MATTE in shade #12 and I then lined the lips with PENNEYS (PRIMARK) PS PRO Longwear graphic liner pen. 

I added some final highlight to Z.Z’s lips using PENNEYS PS… Strobe pencil in pearl to add dimension and accents to the lips. 

I spritzed Z.Z. With MAKE UP REVOLUTION fixing spray. 

Z.Z. Was delighted going off to school and I do love seeing all the children in fancy dress going to school, I can’t wait to see what the teachers are wearing when I pick her up from school today. 

Happy Halloween everyone 👻🎃💋

Confetti Cover Shoot – Get the Look 

Teodora Sutra is one of Ireland’s top models with 1StOption model management and I had the pleasure of making up her beautiful face for the Cover of  Confetti Magazine.

​ The Balm Cosmetics sponsored me for this shoot and sent me lots of amazing products. ​

For Teo I wanted her skin to be glowing and give her that highlight that everyone asks me for with a light natural smoky eye, fine liner and lashes to give eyes definition without looking too heavy. Fresh cheeks and lips and an overall romantic feel to the make up. 

Here are a list of some key products which helped me achieve this look. 


I prepped Teo’s skin with Time Balm- Face Primer paying attention to the T-zone to help her foundation glide on and stay put under the studio lights. 

I then used Light Time Balm foundation to give her skin a flawless finish using a tiny amount of Time Balm concealer to cover dark circles under the eyes. 

Setting the foundation base with Sexy Mama anti-shine translucent powder.


I applied some Cider, Crisp & Candy from my How about them Apples cheek and lip Palette and then some Hot Mama – a gorgeous peachy blush to Teo’s cheeks giving her a fresh flush to her cheeks.

Highlighting the cheek bones with Mary Lou Manizer and 

Contouring with Bahama Mama.


I used my Nude Dude Volume 2 Palette to create the look and a mixture of Fabulous and Faithful to the eyelids and blended it out with Flawless and Feisty to give depth and definition. I then applied Funny and Fine to the socket line to intensify the eye and blended these under the lower lash line too to give the blown out smoky effect.

Schwing liner was applied to the upper lashline.


I curled Teo’s lashes and applied some Tall Dark and Handsome Black Mascara. 

I then applied gorgeous 711 Lashes from BABYDOLL cosmetics. 


I customised lipstick for Teo’s look mixing Mai Billsbepaid and Ima Goodkisser 

All Products used were from:
The Balm Cosmetics 

available from Meaghers Pharmacy Here

Make Up For Ever Dublin Here

and Cloud10Beauty Here

Brushes are available from Blank Canvas Cosmetics Here

BabyDollLashes available Here

Hair by the wonderful Glen Cullen

Nails by the amazing celebrity nail artist Michele Burke

Photography by Anita Sadowska

Styling by Carmel Ann Daly

Get The Look, Cover Shoot for Confetti Wedding Magazine

This shoot cover was a challenge as the studio and make up room were so hot. One model had a slight reaction to make up and one model was over heating but I think you’ll agree it all worked out in the end and the result is a gorgeous Magazine cover.

I used everything from Blank Canvas Cosmetics including:

  • Pippa Palette
  • Master Series One Palette
  • Contour cream palette 
  • Powder contour palette
  • Brushes

Lashes were from my favourite BABYDOLL Cosmetics 

Nails were manicured and gelish applied by the talented and funny Michele Burke

The Foundation I used was Make Up For Ever HD

Hair was styled to perfection by the hair maestro Glen Cullen assisted by the selfie king Cian Kavanagh.

Photographer Anita Sadowska

Styling by Carmel Ann Daly

Flowers were from A Room In Bloom

Jewellery by Weir and Sons

Confetti Annual Shoot 

I had such a great day making up some of Ireland’s top models for the cover of Confetti magazine,Annual. It’s out this Today and I can’t wait to see it in print.  I still get excited to see my work on a magazine shelf and even more when it’s a cover! Here’s a sneak peek at the shoot and behind the scenes.

Last week I was in studio shooting the cover of Confetti Wedding magazine for their Annual 25 weddings issue.

We had three beautiful models, Sarah Morrissey, Lynn Kelly and Aoife Walsh.

Photographer was Anita Sadowska.Anita’s Facebook page

Styling was by Carmel Daly.Carmel Ann’s Facebook Page

Nails were done by the amazing Michele Burke.Michele’s Facebook Page

Glen Cullen created beautiful hair.Glen’s Facebook page

Flowers were from A room in Bloom.Contact here

Jewellery was from Weir and Sons Jewellery

Make up by me Ann-Marie Carey

Using : 

Brushes, Pippa Palette, Master Series one Palette, Contour Palette from : Blank Canvas Cosmetics

Golden Goddess Oil, Cocoa Brown Tan

Lipsticks: Mai Billsbepaid & Ima Goodkisser from: The Balm Europe

Lashes : BABYDOLL Lashes

Liner #77 Gel liner from Inglot

Product list for Confetti Magazine Cover Shoot 

  I have had so many mails asking me what products I used on the current cover of Confetti Magazine so I have detailed it all here for you. 

I wanted to create a fresh,pretty, youthful and sophisticated make up look for the cover shoot with Grace. Here’s a product list and how I achieved it. 

Her skin is perfection so I kept the foundation application light mixing Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow with her Magic Foundation, this gave Graces skin a glowy yet flawless finish. 


  Contouring: was light using light brush movements to avoid that harsh look. 

I chose Cheek to Chic “Love is the drug” from Charlotte Tilbury for the blusher as this gave her a pop of colour on her cheeks without it looking too rosy! 


 I used the Sophisticate palette from Charlotte Tilbury and Champagne Diamonds eyeshadow pencil to give Graces eyes definition with a shimmer effect on the inner corner of the eyes to open them up. 
Liner was understated keeping product close to the top lashline and applying Charlotte Tilbury eye cheat to the waterline really opened the eyes up. Next I applied some mascara and some individual lashes with duo glue to add volume to lashes. Mascara was again added to blend lashes to individual ones & lighly applied to lower lashes. 

Lip Magic to prep and moisturise lips
Liner: Pink Venus lip cheat

Lipstick: colour of youth was applied to blend liner and give a flush of colour rather than a structured lip look, keeping it youthful and pretty.

All Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics and 
Using Blank Canvas Cosmetics Brushes.

I used individual lashes from Penneys to add subtle volume to Grace’s lashes.

Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess oil was applied to any skin on show, this stuff really is amazing and smells gorgeous too.

Charlotte Tilbury
Blank Canvas
Cocoa Brown
Grace O’Mahony
Confetti magazine

Review: Master Series Palette One by Blank Canvas Cosmetics 

Today I am reviewing one of my all time favourite make up palettes from Blank Canvas Cosmetics The Master Series Palette One.

This has quickly become a staple product in my kit for the last few months of using it and in my daily life as a make up artist. Most people ask me for a smoky look and the look requested can vary from Natural smoky to dramatic smoky and with this palette I can achieve all of the above and more.  The shades are Matte except for Goddess which is Frosted(Shimmer) and this can also be used as a highlighter on cheekbones,down the nose and to accentuate your Cupid’s bow. 


Above I have swatched the palette on my forearm to show you the pigment without the use of a primer. The colours are highly pigmented and they blend so easily.

I have used this palette on every possible occasion it’s such a versatile palette with colours you will actually use and wear yourself.

I can’t pick my favourite colours as I’ve used them all and they all compliment each other.   

If you’re like me in the mornings and are rushing to do the school run or have five minutes spare before you have to leave for work there are lots of “one colour eye look possibilities” in this palette. 

Today I was rushing to get my daughter Zara-Zöe and her friend Holly to art camp and so I just quickly applied the shade Hibiscus with the E40 end of the brush on my lid and smudged it under my lower lashes with the tip of the brush. I then used the E41 end of the brush to blend the colour in to my socket line and blended out the colour under my lower lashes making sure nothing looked harsh and it was like a soft wash of colour. 

Here’s the brush which comes with the palette and if your familiar with Blank Canvas Brushes you’ll know that the brush quality is great and this brush is no different.  Overall I give this palette the thumbs up and think any girl would be delighted to get one of these and would be a perfect gift idea. 

The Master Series Palette One is €34.99 and available Here  

*At time of publishing this blog, the Master Series Palette One is currently SOLD OUT but will be back in stock on 12th of May 2016! 

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Make Up Brushes

Blank Canvas Cosmetics just sent me these gorgeous make up brushes and I can’t wait to use them on myself and try them out on upcoming shoots and projects!

As soon as I get a feel for the brushes and put them through the cleaning/washing process I shall blog about their performance for you all.

Until then here they are in all their glory and I am loving the compact case they came with.

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