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Legendary Lashes Volume 2 from Charlotte Tilbury is the mascara you need to elongate and add volume to your lashes! Just take a look at the pictures!

I will be getting some for myself as my lashes are still recovering after lash extensions.

Legendary Lashes Volume 2 is a brand NEW! reformulated mascara to give you volumized lashes in a long-wear, smudge-proof, humidity resistant formula that INCREASES volume by 507% after just one application!* It gives the dreamiest Hollywood flutter in seconds! The intense jet black colour will add the finishing touches to any eye makeup.


• Charlotte’s best-selling mascara is BACK and reformulated for a long-wear, smudge-proof, humidity-resistant Hollywood flutter!

• Intense black shade to help your eyes stand out from the crowd.

• Lash thickness increased by 108% after ONE application*

• Lash volume increased by 507% after ONE application*

• Fill: 8 ml / 0.27 fl.oz

• Paraben-Free

* 103 women tested over 7 days

It’s available from stores now and online too at CharlotteTilbury.com or from Brown Thomas

Legendary Lash mascara is €32

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 👻🎃💋

Hot Lips from Charlotte Tilbury

I received these gorgeous lipsticks from Charlotte Tilbury and wanted to use them on make up applications to try them out before I did a blogpost. Here’s what Charlotte herself says about her new lipstick range.

Darlings, I always say lipstick empowers confidence – it’s happiness in a tube! My beautiful NEW HOT LIPS collection has been created in collaboration with 12 incredible, brilliant, hypnotising women for an incredible charity: Women for Women International! Featuring my revolutionary, iconic square-angled tip that is designed to mimic a lip brush, as well as my CEW award-winning formula enriched with Orchid Extract, and voluminising 3D pigments for cashmere-soft lips that look lit from within. 

Electric Poppy is a vibrant hot pink, it’s creamy texture feels gorgon on your lips and lasts longer than a satin finish lipstick. Gorgeous for girls who love to make a statement.​

Salma’s smouldering and sexy colouring is so enchanting that I wanted to bottle it! That natural deep-rose plum brings out her beautiful brown eyes, adding instant sultry Latin sex-appeal to anyone who wears it. The perfect addition to the alluring DOLCE VITA look!

Kim K W is a beautiful nude lipstick, less of an orange undertone than Nude Kate and versatile enough to suit most skin types. Perfect with a dark smoky eye and beautiful alone or with gloss on top. 

Hot Lips are €30.00 and are available from Charlotte Tilbury online Here Or At Brown Thomas Here

Flormar Double Radiance Primer Highlighter 

This has to be one of my favourite affordable highlighter & primer combinations ever. This is only €12.95  for 30ml so it’s incredible value. 

The texture is light and absorbs quickly which to me makes it last longer than most I’ve tried. I have slightly oily skin but this does not budge even if I don’t fix it with powder. 

On good skin days I’ve worn this on it’s own over my moisturiser or BBcream but it’s also beautiful with foundation for a night out or for work. 

The added bonus is that it has an SPF10 in it too, so it protects my skin when it’s sunny outside, although to be fair, I wear SPF every day because I am very weary of skin/sun damage. 

Flormar is available world wide and in Ireland you can find your nearest stockist here Flormar Ireland 

Lipstick Heaven

It’s a very personal choice and one that many women & Brides struggle with. A lot of brides are not lipstick wearing lovers and prefer to wear gloss but for your wedding day it’s best to wear a lipstick as it lasts longer than gloss and you won’t need to reapply it so often.

Here I have just a small selection of lipsticks that have been popular with my brides and they range in colours and textures. 

Inglot Liquid Lipstick in Matte finish:

A creamy consistency which dries to a matte finish leaving lips looking perfect for hours, very little touch up needed and didn’t flake or make lips look dry or cracked when I tested them. 

Inglot Matte liquid lip tint #11 

A gorgeous pink/coral lip colour if you want to have a pop of colour on your lips but it’s not overwhelming. A pretty shade which will enhance your lipshape and give your make up extra definition.

Inglot liquid lip tint matte #12

A pretty pinky/red shade for those more daring brides. Perfect for a vintage look along with simple eye make up and a statement lip. 

The Balm, Ima Goodkisser: 

One of my popular coral/pink lipsticks. It’s moisturising and has lots of pigment so very easy to apply and great for lips which are prone to dryness.

The Balm,Mai Billsbepaid :

The perfect nude for Irish skin tones, pretty shade with moisturising properties and a creamy,satin finish.

Catrice,Luminous Lips,#170:

For the bride who wants more colour and is used to wearing a stronger lip colour. This is like a glaze lip colour so perfect for dry lips but will need to be reapplied more regularly compared to a matte lipstick.

Wet n Wild 912c:

One of my more popular deeper nudes with brides. Adding more depth and because of it’s consistency it will have more staying power. 

Mac, Angel:

A timeless bridal pink lipstick and is still very popular for a pretty yet understated lip for the classic bridal look. Because it is a frost finish it will give a sheen to the lips and also great for dry lips.

Mac, Velvet Teddy:

A cult lipstick associated with Kylie Jenner as this was her staple lipstick before she produced her own line of lipkits. It is a deeper nude lipstick with great staying power and pigment so won’t need as much touch ups compared to a gloss or a frosted finish.

Clinique,Blushing Nude:

A gorgeous classic creamy nude shade with a slight sheen to it for a more natural bride.

Mac,Creme Cup:

A classic nude favourite with Mac lovers gives your lips the nude look without being to orangey or overdone. This is complemented very well with a gloss applied over it. Perfect for someone who chooses a very dramatic eye look.

Mac,Hot Gossip:

A pretty pink which is a cremesheen finish. Lovely on the mother of the bride also. Because it’s a cremesheen it will not be drying on the lips.


A pinky brown lipstick. Very popular for the bride who wants a pinky/brown lipstick which isn’t too daring or bright. It has a frost finish so not drying on lips but has the appearance of a creamy lipstick.

YSL Rouge Voupté Shine:

A clear moisturising lipstick which treats and cares for your lips when you apply it. Great on its own to add moisture to dry lips or over a matte lipstick or lipliner to add shine and dimension to lips making them appear larger.

Mac,Pure Zen:

A gorgeous soft creamy peach nude lipstick for those who want a soft kissable lip without too much drama. This is a very easy to wear colour and is gorgeous teamed with a brown smoky eye and coral peach blusher.

Charlotte Tilbury, Nude Kate:

A gorgeous nude with orange/peachy undertones. Gorgeous on tanned/swallow skin and beautiful packaging when you pull it out of your bag to top up your lipstick.

Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution,Between the sheets:

This pink/coral is one of my new found favourites for brides who want a pink which is soft enough for their wedding day. It is matte so will last longer than a cream or frost lipstick.

Rimmel, Kate Moss #45:

I’m so happy I found this lipstick it has been a huge hit with my clients who hate lipstick but need a slight colour on their lips. It is a soft pinky brown and so easy to wear. It suits everyone and is even more gorgeous with a pop of gloss on top. 


 A pretty pink which is the perfect choice for brides or anyone who likes a deeper pink. This would be best suited for people with fuller lips and quite a natural eye make up look. It’s a creamy consistency and although it won’t dry out your lips don’t expect it to be long lasting.

The Balm
, Meet Matt(e) Hughes, Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks:

Sincere, A fabulous mix of a nude with a Mauve/pink/brown hue which gives the lips definition without being too dark. Lasts approx 4hrs+ Gorgeous alone or with a dab of gloss in the centre of the lower lip.

Adoring, A deep,rich,luxurious red with wine/burgundy base. Not for the faint hearted. Would suit a darker skin tone perfectly and would be stunning with a nude lined eye make up look. Would best suit larger fuller lips and not for dry flaky lips as it dries to a matte finish. Again you can expect it to stay put and not transfer for at least 4hours.

Chivalrous, A bright Barbie pink. I’ve had a few brides who will opt for a statement lip and this would be just amazing for that look. It really is as bright and beautiful as you see it here. Not for the faint hearted. You need confidence and flawless make up to pull this off. It really is such a beautiful shade for a summer wedding or a girls night out. Will last 4hrs+ but will need to be reapplied after eating/drinking etc. 

And last but not least my budget favourites:

Penneys P.S. Liquid Lipsticks:

PS Liquid Lipstick #15 Nude:

€2.50 available from Penneys and this is very popular it’s mostly always sold out and impossible to get your hands on. It is a very wearable nude lipstick with quite a tacky,sticky finish so will not be drying and if you lose it you won’t be devastated.Ive used this on top of high end lipsticks to make the lipstick three dimensional and to add the illusion of volume to the lips. A must have for everyone.

PS Liquid Lipstick #02 Peach:

I’ve had many a bridesmaid fall in love with this and just in shock that this is from Penneys. It’s such a gorgeous peach and so pretty on the lips. And at only €2.50 it’s amaze value. 

CATRICE, Volumizing Lip Booster:

I stumbled upon this when I was waiting for my prescription and playing with the testers on the CATRICE stand and was drawn to it. I have used it on every make up application since and everyone has loved the smell,taste and slight tingling sensation it gives to plump your lips. It’s quite a subtle pink so it would go over any lipstick,liner or gorgeous on its own for kissable soft glossy lips. available nationwide and only €3.99.

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Here are some Stockists  :

The Balm Europe Also available from :Make Up For Ever Dublin & Debenhams
Wet n Wild
Charlotte Tilbury

Highlighter Heaven 

I adore highlighter popped on the high points of the face as part of my make up applications. Some clients love the “see from space” highlighting whilst some go for the “gentle glow look” whatever the desired effect I have accumulated a lot of products to achieve any highlighting look. 

I have my all time favourite Mary Lou-Manizer from The Balm which I got in Make Up For Ever. This is just beautiful and so fine it can be used on mature skin as the particles are so fine it gives the skin a healthy glow without being too glittery and the packaging is so pretty.

MAC Soft N Gentle is my other favourite and has been for quite some time. I love this over eyelids to brighten up a dull eye or applied to inner corner of the eye to open eyes up. Gorgeous on cheekbones, down the nose or on Cupid’s bow to make lips appear fuller & it lasts ages too.(I’ve had this one a year & need to restock).

LULU from the Pippa Palette is just so pretty and applied with fingers will give you a subtle glow or built up with brush will give you a more defined effect.A gorgeous highlighter you can wear anywhere you want to draw attention to.

Glow from CATRICE is a brilliant budget buy and has sold out everywhere, stockists are finding it impossible to keep in stock as most highlighters are in big demand at the moment with everyone wanting to try it out themselves. 

Buff Sheer Glo Movie Star is a liquid highlighter which illuminates skin and when applied under foundation it gives the skin a glow. If applied over foundation the look is more striking and set with a loose powder to keep it in place and last for the day. 

Benefit Highbeam has been a staple in my kit since it was released and I still pull it out from time to time for a subtle look, it helps make dry/dull skin look luminous and glowing. I mix with foundation and apply with a brush.

MAC Shell cream eyeshadow is up there in my cream favourites as it has a gorgeous pinky hue and flattering shimmer. Gorgeous on cheekbones, down the nose and even on your décolletage. 

MAC Pearl cream eyeshadow is a whiter version and best suited to Ivory/paler complexions. Easy to blend and handy for travelling as it’s a cream, so it won’t shatter if you drop it. 

Golden Goddess Shimmering Dry Oil from Cocoa Brown is a gorgeous highlighter for tanned sallow skin types. It can be used anywhere on face or body to accentuate your best features be they your legs, collar bones, slim arms or shoulders. 

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, instant soft focus beauty flash is a gorgeous light liquid highlighter with a yellow/golden tone. Lovely under foundation for a subtle glow or over foundation for a more dramatic effect. 

Vita Liberata capture the light skin perfecting illuminisor Latte is amazing on dark tanned skin, better than a BB cream it gives soft focus for lines and wrinkles,whilst creating an optical illusion as it’s subtle shimmering particles “capture the light”.

Catrice Blush Artist shading palette shade: 010 BronzÉclat the highlighter included in this nifty palette is more of a peachy tone and perfect for anyone with dull skin needing a lift as it’s so subtle and forgiving, perfect for a first timer to highlighting. 

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



Goodies I receieved from Charlotte Tilbury

This package from Charlotte Tilbury has totally blown me away. The very beautiful girls at Charlotte Tilbury sent me a gorgeous selection of some of her iconic products to try and use on shoots! 

I used some of these products on a recent Cover shoot for Confetti Wedding Magazine and I was very impressed.

*Charlotte’s Magic Cream is just the most gorgeous moisturiser which is just divine on the skin, it made the skin feel soft and hydrated to the touch and the fragrance is like honey! It also has an SPF 15 in it to protect you from harmful UVA. It’s also a treatment for the skin which transforms tired dull skin and it’s anti aging properties of collagen-boosting ingredients will make your skin appear younger! Bring it on:)

*Wonder Glow: what a product! It’s a liquid highlighter which unlike many I’ve tried and tested before is a beautiful colour, not too glittery or white. It can be used alone after moisturising, under foundation or over foundation. It gives the skin that glowy appearance I’m so often asked for and is subtle enough to not glare or flashback in photos. A real must have for every make up bag I think. 

*Magic foundation: 

I was sent two colours: 2 Fair and 5 Medium. 

I absolutely love this foundation. I’ve tried it on myself and on clients and the consistency is so smoothing and soft to the touch. Coverage is medium-full and is not at all drying on the skin in fact I think when you are wearing the foundation it nearly feels like it’s good for your skin in a skin treatment kind of way. And again it smells gorgeous. 

*Lip Magic 

This gorgeous lip product gives your lips nourishment and moisture which is badly needed after winter. It rejuvenates and smoothes lips thus making them appear younger and fuller. The consistency is not too sticky and it’s perfect under lipstick or glosses as it continues to replenish your lips while you wear it. And it’s handy pot can travel anywhere with you. Another make up bag must have. 

*Cheek to Chic – Swish & Pop Blusher – Love is The Drug.

“Your cheeks should GLOW with the flush of first love every day” 

I love this blusher, the colour and the pigment are so strong yet easily blended a little goes a long way.the colour is really the flushed pretty look, like you’ve just had a lovely stroll through the park. 

Charlotte recommends:

SWISH brush around the outer shade, tap off the excess, smile in a mirror then run brush flat on top of cheekbones, to add structure.

POP- Dip tip of brush in the centre colour, tap off excess. Pop onto apples of the cheeks to make them glow. Blend seamlessly together. 

*Charlotte Tilbury & Norman Parkinson – Colour Of Youth. Healthy,Happy Lip & Cheek Glow.

“Capture the youthful,soft-focus light of Parkinson’s lens, encased in the dreamy glamour of vintage Hollywood”

Apply to the cheeks for a youthful flush using a foundation brush or your fingertips. Start from the apple of cheek and work outwards. 

I love this product, it’s so gorgeous and fresh for the spring/ summer and so easy to blend. I’ve used it on the lips too and it’s just like a hint of colour. The pigment is great too so go easy. A light dusting of translucent powder will make this last longer and set it so it doesn’t budge all day. 

*The Sophisticate Luxury Palette

Genius little palette and the colours are neutral so wearable for most. Warm and cool Browns with blend so easily together and the pigment is great. A perfect handbag/make up bag essential for nude/brown eyeshadow lovers. 

“Each palette contains four harmonious shades in an easy-to-use application ritual”

“The power to mesmerise is in your eyes. With this make-up, hypnotise”

Rock’N’Kohl eye cheat for bigger brighter eyes. 

The classic- eye powder pencil.

Both of these pencils have made my life! 

*The iconic eye cheat totally brightens up your eyes in an instant and really does last all day/night. I don’t know why I didn’t have this before. It’s so great for freshening up models who have just come from a long day shooting or a bride who hasn’t slept well the night before her wedding. I do think it should be called the “MAGIC PENCIL” a definite for everyone. 

“For the ultimate rock chick ‘Bedroom Eyes’, rest the pencil in the inner corner lash line and draw along to define the eye. Retrace &smoke up for added drama”

“Lasts for up to 14 hours with no transfer”

*The classic eye shadow pencil-The Sophia. 

Such a soft eye pencil which is so versatile and easy to use. Can be used to line lash line or to create a smoky eye. So easy to blend and can transform your day look to a night time look very quickly if you are time limited. Gorgeous brown which would complement any skin/eye colour and less harsh than black liner. 

*Lip Cheat. Re-Shape & Re-Size Lip Liner

I was sent the shade ‘Pink Venus’ which actually is perfect with the ‘Colour of Youth’ product I spoke about earlier. A lovely soft pencil which makes liking lips so easy as it doesn’t drag. Staying power is great (up to 7 hrs) and it’s waterproof so perfect for the beach. I also used this alone and dabbed some *Lip Magic on top and it was so fresh and pretty. 

*Colour Chameleon pencils

I was sent two shades: 

*Champagne Diamonds: 

Charlotte recommends this for blue eyes but I think it’s gorgeous on green and brown eyes too. ” Intensify your eyes’ Natural colour & sparkle. Choose from a soft-focus day or stunning night look tailored to your eye colour. Infused with synthetic sapphire. Lasts up to 10hours and is waterproof.”

It’s so creamy and lovely to blend. I blended this with fingertips and it’s gorgeous on the inner corner of the eyes to open eyes up and give a wide awake effect. The glitter is subtle and pretty and it’s so light not like other cream shadow sticks. 

*Dark Pearl:

This is so gorgeous and for those who struggle to create a smoky eye, this would make your life so much easier. It’s the kind of product I will recommend to my clients to have in your handbag so you can create a night time look straight after work and head to the bar. 


*K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Nude Kate lipstick 

This gorgeous nude lipstick is so popular and I can see why. It’s a warm nude with peachy under tones and so moisturising on lips. Would suit most skin colours and is a perfect lipstick to accompany a dark smoky eye. 

*Matte Revolution- Between the Sheets is a coral colour lipstick with lasting power. Would be gorgeous on brides and because it’s matte it would need less touch ups compared to other lipsticks or glosses. The pigment is good so only a light application is needed. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog on my Charlotte Tilbury goodies and you can find the full range on her site Here

Also available in Ireland at Brown Thomas 💋💋💋