I had two of my Eyes & Brows Makeup Masterclasses in November, back to back on a Tuesday and Wednesday night. On the first night I took some photos before everyone arrived and someone close to me cheekily commented that it looked like nobody turned up! So for the second evening I got some photos taken. Hopefully they’ll give you a better idea of how it all works. Louise was my model for the second evening and did a great job as an eye and brow model. Aoife McShane was my model on the Tuesday night and was an even better eye model but unfortunately I don’t have any photos of her :(  If you would like to come to the next masterclass keep an eye out here where i’ll be advertising the dates for the new year.

 


Four sisters who came together

Hiding the wine lol! :)

 

 

 

Louise my beautiful eye and brow makeup model with two different smokey eyes (and two different brows), both created using different techniques

 

 Two friends who came together

 

 

 

 

 

 Myself and Edel who came all by herself :)

At the end of the evening I finished Louise’s smokey eye with some bronze glitter to add sparkle for the festive season :)

 

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I am delighted to announce I have a new wing woman – Louise

Louise and I met 4 years ago when we began our makeup training at Oonagh Boman Makeup in Belfast to become professional makeup artists. We hit it off straight away practising our makeup looks on each other, doing photoshoots together to build our portfolios, helping one another out with weddings etc and have remained friends and fellow makeup artists since then. I was very privileged to do Louise’s own bridal makeup last year.

I am delighted that Louise is now working with me, mainly on Saturdays, our busiest day, but she is also available to do bridal makeup, bridal makeup being one of her loves and specialities.

On a personal note, Louise is from Armagh, is married to Nathan and they have a gorgeous 9 week old little girl called Ava. She loves makeup and has done so from an early age when she, like many of us, practised with her mum’s expensive makeup before working for Lancôme, House of Frazer, Boots etc and as a freelance professional makeup artist.

As well as being an excellent make-up artist Louise has a beautiful gentle personality and has a great sense of fun with just a hint of devilment!

Louise and I are committed to making all of you gorgeous ladies, no matter how young or old as beautiful as we can. Please come and visit us at the Linen Green. Our services include bridal makeup, special occasion makeup – wedding guest, formal, night out, hen party etc, 1:1 makeup lessons and makeup masterclasses. Tel 07809 625054 to book your appointment. In the words of a local pharmacist “making the beautiful more beautiful and the ugly more tolerable”!

Louise and I yesterday hard at work. Going to start wearing our slippers on a Saturday! 

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Yesterday, the gorgeous Aoife came into the studio for a full model portfolio photoshoot. The first look of a full model portfolio photoshoot  involves doing a very natural look set of photos ie. white vest and jeans, girl next door look so very minimal, barely there makeup. Within a model portfolio there should also be photos that are a bit more fashion based too so I changed Aoife’s makeup to a stronger look and also for a few photos at the end did a more graphic smokey eye with a nude lip.  The makeup for a model portfolio photoshoot should also translate well into black & white photos so the contouring should be good with good definition on the eyes etc. Here’s the four looks (taken on my phone) the first with no makeup at all just as Aoife arrived, then minimal makeup look and then the two more fashion makeup looks. I’ll let you decide which you prefer the best!.

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One of the proper professional photos on a big fancy camera with lots of big lighting stands and buttons etc :) Just beautiful. This photo is the third makeup look in my wee montage above. Photography by Nigel Fleming Photography

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Sometimes it’s great to have a bit of free time and do something a little bit different…

 

 

Photography by Nigel Fleming Photography

How Ernesta looks without any make-up, naturally beautiful and cheekbones to die for!