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Real Techniques Make up Brushes

Great quality Make up Brushes are vital when it comes to applying make up. It’s the difference between shedding hairs on your models faces or scratchy harshness from cheap bad quality brushes. I have a vast array of brushes in my kit from Mac Cosmetics, Smashbox and Shu Eumura and have just had the opportunity to try these beauties from Sam Chapman’s Real Techniques range which are available on line or in Boots stores.


The softness, bristle quality and durability is so great even after constant washing and cleaning they still look brand new.

Clients have mentioned how lovely the brushes feel against their skin and I’ve had emails asking about them.



Urban Decay in my kit

Urban Decay has been a favourite make up brand of mine for some time now and it’s an essential part of my kit.

Here are just a few pieces of Urban Decay products I love to use

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Laura Scanlon, beautiful Assets Model shares her makeup tips

Laura Scanlon the beautiful Assets Model and soon to be Crossfit coach takes time out to chat about the secrets behind her beautiful skin and that beautiful face.
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What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?
I always cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and night, I love simple & nivea products and I use a serum from Aldi under my moisturiser it’s amazing!

Do you have a must have skin care item?
My must have item would be sudocream for any blemishes.
What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
 I like to get my eyebrows threaded for that clean look, although it hurts like hell

Favourite foundation?
I use mac foundation for nights out but I usually wear Garnier BB cream during the day.

Favourite make up brand?
I love MAC foundations and lipsticks and then I use Urban Decay Naked eyeshadows.
Can’t live without?
Can’t live without mascara, feel naked without it, I use Loreal Teloscopic. I love Prada perfumes, especially the new Prada Candy!

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
If I had 200e to spend I’d buy a variety of mac and Urban Decay make up.

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
While living in Dubai I barely wore any makeup during the day so it made me get used to looking at myself with no make up so I feel good with or without ( once mascara is involved:))
And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
 I love a strong smokey eye and nude lip on a night out!
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Daniella Moyles talks to Ann-Marie Carey Makeup

Daniella Moyles, One of Irelands most popular top models, T.V. presenter & a beautiful person who has just been signed by Hollywood agency Octagon takes time out of her hectic schedule before leaving for the states to tell me her secrets!

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What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?
I’m pretty disciplined when it comes to my skincare regime, my Mum works for a beauty salon so I have been well trained to cleanse, tone and moisturize every morning and evening. I also use an eye cream at night and try to use a face scrub once a week and a face mask once a fortnight.

Do you use moisturiser? If so what do you use?
I do, I don’t have a particular favourite brand though. Generally once there fragrance free and use natural ingredients I’m happy. At the moment I’m using a moisturizer I bought at the blue lagoon in Iceland, it’s incredible.

Do you have a must have skin care item?
E45 cream, so simple but so brilliant. I use it all over after every shower, and it’s great for your face too if your skin is irritated after a day of makeup.

What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
Microdermabrasion. I get one every 6-8 weeks at Ealu Spa in Naas. It is a wonder treatment!

Favourite foundation?
MAC face and body, I don’t like makeup that is too thick with very strong coverage. Face and body is light and blends really well into the skin for a really natural finish. Any blemishes can be gone over then with concealer.

Favourite make up brand?
I’m a creature of habit so definitely MAC although I do love NARS too and Rimmel for really affordable great eyeliners, mascaras and lip pencils! That’s more than one…

Can’t live without?
Brow powder. I’ve had an eyebrow obsession for coming up to 4 years now. I started growing mine out about 4 years ago when I realized they were a really unflattering shape, I got a brochure for a spa close to where I live and slowly shaped them myself to look like the girl who was on the cover of it. Now I really appreciate a good set of brows and couldn’t live without them filled to perfection.

Love product?
GloThreaputics – amazing!

Leave product?
Pan Stick/blue eyeshadow, close call between the two.

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
I would probably pick up a nice pot of creme de la mer and stay forever young.

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
I love nothing more than going makeup free, in fact makeup reminds me of work mostly. I used to love spending an hour or so doing my makeup to go out but now the second I start applying I can’t wait to be finished. I love makeup but its become a bit of a chore.

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
Anything with a red lip.

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Lauren Bejaoui talks to Ann-Marie Carey Makeup

Lauren (Lola) Bejaoui talks make up an what makes her skin so perfect!

Lauren the natural beauty is an unsigned Model from Dublin and has recently worked with H&M, Stellar magazine, Life magazine, Folkster, Shutterbug, Xpose, ASOS & Fuck n Filthy to name a few and is very excited about a collaboration with River Island.

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What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?
Morning- daily exfoliant and magnifying lotion
Evening- skin clearing wash, oil free lotion and acne cream for any little blemishes

Do you use moisturiser? If so what do you use?
I use Garnier moisture match mattifying cream and dermalogica skin hydrating booster for any dry patches

Do you have a must have skin care item?
Yes! Dermalogica skin clearing wash

What is your favourite beauty treatment ?
My favourite beauty treatment has to be a deep exfoliant and skin hydrating mask

Favourite foundation?
Mac face and body

Favourite make up brand?
Mac due to their extensive range

Can’t live without?
Bare minerals powder and mac brow gel

Love product? Mac lipliner in spice
Leave product? Any shimmery face product

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?
I’d definitely invest in more dermalogica and as for makeup I’d stock up on my must have basics and also invest in items from Tom Fords range. Definitely quality over quantity, you pay for what you get

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?
I’m totally comfortable without it but its definitely nice to spruce yourself up, even everything out and experiment with different looks.

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?
For me my go to look is very 90’s bare face, contouring, kid by Mac in my crease little liner and mascara, big brows and loads of lip liner on my lips. No gloss.. Ever!

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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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Urban Decay Naked Nails

What can i say about Urban Decay Naked Nails apart from the fact I’m Loving these colours for now and will also be perfect for A/W!

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The Urban Decay Naked Nail Kit includes:
Naked – opaque nude cream,
Toasted – pearlescent light mauve/champagne,
Sidecar – sheer nude pink shimmer with tons of multidimensional silver micro-glitter,
Smog – metallic copper with a gold shift,
Hustle – metallic deep brown/eggplant,
Creep – dark gunmetal shimmer with tons of silver micro-glitter flecks.

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