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Make Up For Ever Brush Launch

This week I went along to Make Up For Ever and attended the launch for the new make up brushes.

Not only was the wonderful Annie Gribbin there to start the evening off with an introduction to all the new Aqua and HD ranges she introduced the Master class with International Pro Trainer and Makeup Artist LAILA FRIEDLI.


Laila has over 10 years experience in the makeup industry based in both Paris & Switzerland.

Her natural talent was discovered by Dany Sanz whilst she was a makeup student at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy in Paris. She then became Dany’s protege and went on to become a brand ambassador training pro-artists all over the world. Laila was an inspiration and as I was out on a school night unfortunately I didn’t get to see the make up look before I left. Few pics of the make up Laila demonstrated using HD & Aqua ranges can be seen here or go on to site to see more.


I can’t wait to get some of these gorgeous brushes in my hands! All synthetic, hand made and not one single animal hair in sight in the new range.

Shop here:


Watch the video here:


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Teodora Sutra

Teodora Sutra is undoubtedly one of my favourite models and I just loved chatting with her about Make up, skin care & even a little fashion.

Teodora is represented by 1st Options and is one of their busiest models, with bookings here and abroad, so I was very excited when she agreed to an interview and here it is for you to get a glimpse inside her beautiful world.

Hi Teodora, What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?

Every morning I wash my face with cold water, then cleanse with Vichy Purete Thermale calming cleansing solution, then I use La Roche-Posay soothing toner for sensitive skin & finish off by moisturising my face with La Roche-posays toleriane ultra face cream, which Is made for allergy prone skin. In the evening I would do the same but instead of the face cream I would use Weleda’s skin food face cream. I like using skin care that is as natural as possible.

Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use? Weleda’s skin food & La Roche-Posay

Do you have a must have skin care item? Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream! Love it.

What is your favourite beauty treatment ? I love getting microdermabrasion treatments when I go to Latvia.

Favourite foundation? Mac face & body

Favourite make up brand? Mac

Can’t live without? 8 hour cream & Rimmel mascara.

Love product? Good face cream

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase? shu uemura cleansing skin care & face oils.

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?

It makes me feel more confident on days when I have a bad skin day I don’t like wearing a lot of make up but nice brows, mascara & a little concealer I like!

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look? Natural & glowy skin, Also low the bare eye & strong lip look!

Designer or high street clothes? I think a mixture of both! But I love high street.

Do you have a favourite Irish designer? I have a few!! I’m in love with Umit Kutluk pieces & gowns, so elegant!! & new young designer on the scene called Claire Lynam.

Favourite high street store? Zara.

Who inspires you in fashion? My work

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Clarins Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Have Just released an eyeshadow palette which will rival urban decay’s Naked Palette and I have to say I am so far very impressed.

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I have used the Naked Palette so much I am on my 2nd one in my Kit.

Clarins description of the Palette “Beige, taupe and brown are featured in a harmony of 10 eye shadows which bring out the beauty of women’s eyes while supporting human rights and the environment.”

This palette was created as part of an initiative to minimise our environmental impact: it features carefully selected materials and reusable packaging.

In addition to beautifying eyes, Clarins has joined forces with Pur Projet and has committed to planting 10,000 trees for medical or cosmetic use, which will help revive the Kuntanawa culture (Amazon). – See more here

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Suzanne Jackson

Suzanne Jackson has worked so hard to achieve every bit of success and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on her recently published book.

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I had the pleasure of working with Suzanne on a shoot for Valentines Day in the Sunday World Magazine and even then it was apparent that there was just something special about Suzanne.

Suzanne’s Daily Blog on Fashion,Beauty and Make up shot her to fame and now Suzanne also regularly does Make up Videos which can be viewed on YouTube.

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Suzanne is in my opinion a beautiful person who is driven,strong,ambitious, professional and grounded. A great role model for young ladies.

And I am so proud to know Suzanne and wish her all the best with the Book and her upcoming TV career.

Photographs courtesy of


Styling: Nicole Spain

Hair: Amy Wilson

Make Up: www.annmariecarey.com

Suzanne’s Book is available to buy here: www.sosueme.ie

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Pink lips

Pink is my favourite colour and I love a pretty pink lip on Brides,Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Flowergirls, Models, Celebrities,Dancers & in fact there is rarely an occasion where I can’t chose a pink or mix one up for a client.

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I have been mixing two of my favourite M.A.C. Lipsticks Candy Yum Yum & Saint Germain for some time now and Love them together!

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Pippa O’Connor Ormond

Pippa O’Connor Ormond is gorgeous inside and out and is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s favourite & busiest models with Andrea Roche model agency.

Pippa is also wife to her Prince Charming Brian Ormond and Mummy to baby Ollie.

Pippa’s blog is a go to blog for all mummy’s and fashion lovers and Pippa regularly has competitions and Giveaways to reward her loyal blog followers.

Here’s the link below and some pics of make up I did on Pippa for the Sosad charity fashion Show.

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Steve Burke Photoshoot – Look 1

We had such fun creating two different looks for Sinead a few weeks ago and as a crew we worked together very well.

And as usual Steve’s photos are gorgeous.

Here is look 1



We played around with the nail designs,styling,hair and for make up I decided to keep the look quite natural and let the clothes do the talking. A full list of products used will be posted on my blog soon so keep an eye out.

Photographer Steve Burke
Model Sinead Noonan
Stylist Laura Mullett
Hair by Lorna Flannery
Nails Eve Mason
Make Up by me

Water Wipes – A kit essential

I’m loving using these wipes on set,at shoots,weddings and because they are natural and suitable for sensitive skin I’ve even been using them at home on my daughter too! Great for removing make up, taking the bulk from make up brushes before using brush cleaner(economical).

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Perfect bed side table essential for those late nights when you are too tired to do your skin care regime in your bathroom. A swipe with a Water Wipe will remove your make up so you can sleep guilt free and avoid waking up with the panda eye look!

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Water Wipes are made in Ireland so that’s another reason to try them for yourself.

Water Wipes are available in supermarkets and pharmacies throughout the country.


Bella Pierre Make Up Review

For the past few weeks I have been using these gorgeous products on clients on shoots,weddings and debs make up applications.

And it’s safe to say that I am in love with them.

The mineral foundations are so soft and light on skin and I was surprised by the coverage that can be achieved when using my Blank Canvas foundation buffer brush to apply it.

The loose powder blushes and bronzers are so pretty, the colours are so universal and I’m loving Autumn Glow applied to apples of cheeks with my Real Techniques blusher brush, it gives a flush of youthful colour to the base and lifts even the tiredest of my clients.

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The Catwalk lipstick is so fantastic to have in my kit as the colour suits everyone and when the clear Bella Pierre gloss is added I achieve the most kissable youthful lips on each client.

The eye shadow powder stack is just brilliant and I especially love the range of colours and “champagne” is just so beautiful when applied to inner eyelid to make any accompanying eye shadow pop!

The fact that these products have absolutely no chemicals is even more reason to have them in my vast kit of Make Up and I will say it again I love them!

You can buy Bella Pierre exclusively here:


Real Techniques available @Boots stores or online here:


Blank Canvas Cosmetics brushes can be ordered here:


Jane Swarbrigg (Inglot Ireland) tells me how she keeps her skin looking amazing

Jane Swarbrigg brand manager of Inglot Ireland tells me how she keeps her skin looking amazing and the products she loves.

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What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?

Moisturise in morning and cleanse and moisturise in the evening, I also exfoliate regularly.

Do you use moisturise?

Yes twice daily body and face

If so what do you use?

I use e45 on my body and Clarins on my face with SPF.

Do you have a must have skin care item?

Body Moisturiser and Primer when wearing make up.

What is your favourite beauty treatment?

Full body massage

Favourite foundation?

Inglot YSM Foundation

Favourite make up brand?

Inglot…of course

Can’t live without?

Inglot False Lash Mascara

Love product?

Contour Powder for the cheekbones.

Leave product?

Red Lipstick, I don’t think it suits me personally.


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

Definitely some really good brushes, these are the tools you need to apply a flawless finish and good quality brushes will last a life time if you care for them, a great investment!

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Does make up change how you feel about yourself?

Yes definitely although I don’t plaster myself I do think it makes you feel more confident. The key to make up is wearing it in a way that accentuates your features not wearing to much that it hide what’s underneath.


And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?

Striking smokey eyes and strong gel liner flicks for a stunning evening look.