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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 👻🎃💋

Kara Maher from www.frocknfabulous.ie talks Makeup and Skincare

Kara Maher from http://www.frocknfabulous.ie which is an amazing emporium of beautiful designer dresses to rent for parties,races, weddings etc.
Here Kara lets me get under her skin to share the magic of her amazing complexion.


What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?
When I have time (two small kids I do try to cleanse, tone and moisturise morning & evening.

Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use?
Elemis maximum moisture day & night cream.

Do you have a must have skin care item?
Elemis day cream

What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
Rehydrating Facial

Favourite foundation?
I used to use mac but now I love Inglot cream foundation. I have very dry skin and this foundation is fantastic and feels silky.

Favourite make up brand?
At the moment Inglot

Can’t live without?
Trilogy Rosehip oil

Love product? Leave product?
LOVE Elemis recovery skin bliss capsules (A TREAT)
Leave clumpy/flaky mascara

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
Creme de la mere – Just because I’d love to see what all the fuss is about and is it REALLY THAT AMAZING???

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
Yes – Completely. I don’t get to do my makeup properly EVERY day as I have two small children, but when I do – I definitely feel alot better about myself and more confident.

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
For day time I love the natural look (natural foundation and accentuating the eyes)… For night wear , again I love natural looking foundation but more dramatic look with the eyes & lips. I love the smokey eye look.

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What’s in my kit?

What’s in my kit?

So many people are amazed when I turn up to work with my Zuca bag filled with amazing make up goodies. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in my kit for shoots, weddings, corporate call outs, videos, debs, hen parties etc.

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Mac face & body
Mac studio fix fluid
Mac select
Make up Forever HD foundation
Chanel vitalumiere
Bella Piere mineral foundations


Mac studio fix
Mac pressed powders
Mac mineralize
Mac careblend
Make up forever HD


Mac select cover
Mac Pro longwear
Rimmel wake me up
Ysl touch éclat
Estée Lauder disappear

Eye primers

Mac eyeshadow primer
Urban Decay eye prime
Mac paint pot painterly


Bella Pierre 9 stack shimmer powders
Mac Pro pan shadows in various colours
Urban decay shadows de-potted from book of shadows and housed in z palettes.
Make up forever pan shadows
Urban decay palettes

Blush & bronzers

Make up forever
Bella Pierre
Benefit hoola


Make up forever
Bella Pierre
Make up forever

Lip glosses

Make up forever
Bella Pierre

Eye & Lip Pencils

Urban Decay
Make up forever

Liquid/gel eye liners

Mac fluid line
Rimmel gel
Inglot gel
Make up forever aqua gel
Make up forever black pan liner


Bio fresh cleanser, toner & moisturiser
Herbal life radiant C spritzer
Clarins eye make up remover
Clarins hydra quench day cream
Mac fix spray
Burts bees hand sanitiser in aloe
Make up forever flash palette
Eye lashes
Duo glue
Disposables, tissues,cotton buds, cotton wool, disposable mascara wands, disposable lip brushes
Safety pins
Eye drops
Chewing gum
Hand wipes
Make up remover wipes
Nail polish remover


So there you have it…


A lot of products. If you would like anymore information on any of the products I use, or even to chat Makeup, don’t be afraid to fire me a message either via the contact form on the website, or catch up with me on Facebook.


Georgina Heffernan talks Makeup with Ann-Marie Carey

The glamourously gorgeous Georgina Heffernan, Author, Journalist and talented Milliner chats to me about make up and skin care.

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What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?

Over the years, I’ve tried almost every product on the market but my favourite Eve Lom soap with a simple flannel;my skin feels just incredible after it. , I finish with by rubbing olive oil into my skin.For 20 years I have used nothing but olive oil in my beauty regime. I use it to remove my eye makeup and I use it to moisturise my face and body. It‘s free or chemicals, cheap and my skin always looks plump and dewy. If Olive oil does not suit your particular skin type – try almond oil or coconut oil.

Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use?

I moisturise with my home – made vitamin c cream. Vitamin C is proven to help prevent age spots and encourage collagen production. Great. But why can’t we just pop a few tablets – or even better, down a few oranges? Well, you can, but while your system will benefit, your skin receives a measly 2% of the nutrients you eat. That’s why Vitamin C is so popular in creams – taking this powerful ingredient straight from the pot on to your skin.Unfortunately, many of these face creams only contain very small amounts of the actual vitamin, so the potency of the product is greatly reduced. Also, vitamin C is very unstable and only remains active for a few days once it’s added to any lotion . If you make your own products fresh, you can make them in small three day doses that will work when the vitamin is most active – and powerful.My solution is to buy pure vitamin C powder on-line. You can a teaspoon to your regular day cream, Ionised water – or add it to vegetable glycerine, to create your own wonder potion. Try it for just a few weeks and you will be astonished at just how plump your skin becomes. Fine lines will vanish ( I swear I’m not making this up!) and your face will become much, much smoother. Honestly, it’s a wonder.

Do you have a must have skin care item?

The number one beauty secret for glowing skin is to drink plenty of water.

What is your favourite beauty treatment?

Botox – I’d do anything to look younger.

Favourite foundation?

Diorlight. The colors are a perfect match and the texture is so light and airy- it looks like real skin.

Favourite make up brand?

Chanel. The products are amazing but they’re so beautifully packaged they’re like little works of art.

Can’t live without?

My dermaroller. The needle-studded roller, reportedly loved by Angelina Jolie, works by puncturingthe face with 0.5-1.5mm pins, causing it to bleed and stimulating the body’s natural healing process. The idea is that this causes trauma to the outer layer and stimulates the repair process, boosting collagen production, which makes skin appear radiant .It has been dubbed the credit crunch laser and, although it sounds savage, it has become this year’s biggest beauty hit. I bought my New Spa Dermaroller online at eBay, for less than 50 euro and once it arrived, I immediately set to work rolling it across my poor unsuspecting face. Two weeks later, having used the Dermaroller twice weekly, I noticed that my skin was plumped up and my acne scars had been dramatically reduced. So, do I look like Angelina Jolie? Well, I’ll never have her lips or her husband BUT three weeks in and I am definitely one step closer to having her glowing complexion – my skin looks so much fresher and younger and my acne scarring is a thing of the past

Love product? Leave product?


If you want a long and healthy hair, you can use coconut oil instead of hair conditioner as women in India do. It helps both hair and skin. Use coconut oil to massage your scalp. Your hair will grow faster and will shine more.


long fake lashes and long fake nails. They look nasty

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?

I’ve always been a fan of the Clinique three step range because it makes your skin feel dramatically different, with a plumped up dewy look. It also lasts for ages , so it’s a good investment.

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?

It makes me feel more beautiful and confident.I like the way it can transform the way I look and I get to be creative with my appearance in a way that men never can

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?

Marilyn Monroe’s famous pout wouldn’t have been the same without it. And Elizabeth Taylor’s beautiful smile would have lost much of its sex appeal. Forget diamonds, these girls best friend was, undoubtedly, and a tube of bright red lippy .

Today fashionistas Scarlett Johansson,Anne Hathaway, Dita Von Teese and young Georgia Jagger have brought the look back and are rarely seen without bright red lips. It’s my favourite make up look because it transforms your face and gives you an instant dash of glamour.

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Jo Jordan Dublin Housewives Star Talking Skincare and Make up

You May Know Jo Jordan from TV3 And Straywave Media’s hit show Dublin Housewives.
I had the pleasure of doing Jo’s Make Up for a photo shoot (below) with Una Williams and Jo was exactly the same as she was on TV. Funny,Charismatic,confident and just downright gorgeous with a body to die for!!!
Here in the middle of her busy schedule Jo answered some of my questions and I love her choices.

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Do you use moisturise?

If so what do you use? Chanel ultra lift

Do you have a must have skin care item?
Must have is my no7 serum

What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
skin peels

Favourite foundation?
MAC sculpt foundation

Favourite make up brand?
No.7 and MAC

Can’t live without?
I cant live without mascara

Love product? Leave product?
I Love Chanel. leave copy brands there selling a no no!! You don’t know the ingredients so don’t buy!

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
I would buy Chanel. I’m sorry but I would and Lisa beautiful shop peels. Jamerini. Love them. Xxxx

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
No make up is not who I am but skin care is.

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
I love the drag look.. hahaha

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Photographer: Una Williams Photography