I recently did the makeup for Gemma and Emmette, both models, for a photography workshop day at Nigel Fleming Photography. This was held at Parkanaur. Gemma and Emmette are two gorgeous people so it was just a pleasure doing their makeup. They both have amazing skin and great features which makes applying makeup so much easier. For Emmette I just used MAC Face & Body Foundation, light powder, and slight contouring with vaseline on the lips. As Gemma has beautiful sallow skin and dark eyes I kept the tones in keeping with her skin tone and added false lashes with a pinch of blusher on the cheeks to add bridal prettiness. I also changed her lips to a red lip half way through the day for something different.



Photography by Nigel Fleming Photography

Hair styling by Christopher Kirk

Bridal styling by Serendipity Bridal

Groom styling by Tux and Tails Dungannon

Flowers by The Flower Studio 


Bride – Gemma at Style Academy

Groom – Emmette Dillon










AIMEE – natural makeup first






LYNDSEY- Before & After

Photography by Nigel Fleming Photography 

I have been very neglectful of my blog and am going to have to play catchup! The month of December is just so busy with makeups, girls going out, winter weddings etc and then every year between Christmas and the New Year I am inundated with bridal enquiries. So that’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing! I didn’t win the lotto and am not sailing the world on a yacht with a private jet unfortunately:) If any of you lovely customers of mine do win the lotto please let me know, I am willing and able to travel around the world with you as your private makeup artist, just saying :)

On Saturday I had the pleasure of doing my first wedding of 2014 for the gorgeous Gemma.  Gemma loves her eyes dark and so what a bride says goes! She really suits a dark eye and was a beautiful bride. Her bridesmaids were wearing dusky pink so I kept Gemma’s lips this tone and added a hint of pink to the outer/top socket of the eyes too. The eye makeup is clearer in the second photo. 

The three fab bridesmaids (complete with straws in their champagne so as not to smudge their lipstick!)

Gemma’s gorgeous mum Pauline who made me so welcome in her home and looked like one of Gemma’s sisters, not her mum!

I love the title of this blog as I really believe that once we put our makeup on most of us become instantly more confident. I know if someone comes to my door at home and I’ve no makeup on, my head drops slightly and I don’t look the person in the eye the same. We are very lucky, as females, that we can use makeup to make us look and feel instantly better. I have attached a long list of photos of beautiful girls who had their makeup done over the last month or so for different reasons. Birthday parties, engagement parties, a night out, a hen weekend, a wedding, going to the races, a formal, a whole list of special occasions where the girl wanted to look good for her occasion.

  I’ve just realised I have so many photos of makeups so I’m going to split into a fews separate blogs :)