Monday, 24 October 2011

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner Review

Tested the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner and have to say that it is really easy to apply and lasts really well. It comes with a brush which we weren't mad about but overall it is a really good product. Not amazing in the water line as it doesn't really last here. The Inglot liner is much better for here. Definitely worth purchasing.

Love Make-up World.x

Friday, 21 October 2011

re: Miss Piggy for MAC line!

The limited edition Miss Piggy for MAC line bows online only November 14 at The three products are perfect for recreating this "frog-o-phile's" signature wide eye:

Miss Piggy Pink Eye Shadow: A frosted bold—and very swine—mid-tone blue pink

Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack: For a sassy winged cat (or pig?) eye

Lash 36: A set of wispy faux batters certain to hog the spotlight

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Happy Birthday Inglot!

 ITS OUR BIRTHDAY!!!And to celebrate Inglot in Dundrum Town Centre have a fun filled weekend planned for our customers!
  • 10% OFF ALL PRODUCTS on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October.
  • Make Up Master Classes with YouTube sensation LITTLE KIVA.

Liffey Valley- (01) 626 9290
Dundrum - (01) 289 1909
Jervis - (01) 873 4486
Blanchardstown - 087 6226392

Sunday, 9 October 2011

MAC & Gareth Pugh Fashion Designer collaboration!

M·A·C Cosmetics confirmed an upcoming collaboration with designer, Gareth Pugh. The brand will celebrate the partnership with Gareth next month at a cocktail party in New York City in anticipation of the global launch starting November 2011. The collection will include multiple colour products and accessories in special packaging. M·A·C has supported Gareth since he first began showing his collections nearly seven years ago.

MAC Glamglass collection - January 2012 launch

What we say - We love the look of the impending Glamglass collection from MAC. Major gloss alert. We cannot wait for the launch!
What they say - Sshhh…Lips speak louder than words. You’re invited to experience glamour that’s strictly word-of-mouth. Newly formulated, this super-silky gloss delivers the perfect amount of Knockout colour with its innovative new brush applicator. Encounter a Lasting Sensation of hypnotically intense, pure colour with a vividly alluring shine that leaves lips looking lush for hours. Mesmerizingly minimal, non-sticky texture feels comfortable… featherlight. Eight tantalizing Lip Pencil shade extensions round out a collection that positively whispers Embrace Me.

Nicky Minaj and Ricky Martin named new faces of VIva Glam 2012

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin are taking over from Lady Gaga as the new face of MAC’s Viva Glam 2012 campaign!

Friday, 7 October 2011

MAC's Exciting New Fall Colour Collection 2011

MAC's Exciting New Fall Colour Collection 2011 features lots of amazing vivid colours. Looking forward to trying the collection on Monday!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Inglot Blanchardstown this Saturday at 11am!

Be amongst the First 50 Visitors at 11am and receive a Fab Inglot Goody Bag!

Celebrate the Grand Opening of our BLANCHARDSTOWN Store this Saturday, 10th of October at 11am.



Find us beside The Fountain or call  087 6226392.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Nicole Kidman's favourite Brand created by Celebrity Make-up Artist Carol Shaw

 LORAC’s Breakthrough Performance Foundation with SPF 14. The oil-free, anti-aging formula works to smooth and hydrate skin, as well as rejuvenate skin via "SMS Complex" that increases cell turnover and encourages skin's natural ability to produce collagen. And because it contains an SPF of 14, it works to prevent future damage as well.

If it is good enough for Nicole Kidman!

Discount for PRO make-up artists with PAM

As a make-up artist myself I know that we need all the discounts that we can get so here is some information for those of you who love Makeup Forever and Illamasqua make-up!

Makeup Forever and Illamasqua products as long as you have proof of current work in the industry for example a call sheet or website.

Tel:  +44 (0) 20 8740 0808
Fax:   +44 (0) 20 8740 0802

Friday, 30 September 2011

Would you like Make-up World to review your Make-up Products?

If you would like us to review your make-up products, please e-mail us at

Inglots's New Rainbow Eyeshadows!

Inglot's New Rainbow Eyeshadows

Mix and match your own Rainbow Eyeshadow Collection with 20 pans to choose and sizes varying from 2 to 20 palettes!
These shadows are highly pigmented, matte colours that combine three co-ordinating shades in each pan.
Each shadow has a range of light medium and dark shade, which can be blended together or used separately,
they are also multi-functional and many can be used as shadows, blushers or highlighters - giving you even more choice from at amazing value!

Until now Rainbow Shadows were only available in Jervis Centre but were launched today in our Dundrum and Liffey Valley branches.

Rainbow Palette Prices
2 Sq €20
3 Sq €25
4 Sq €32
5 Sq €40
10 Sq €70
20 Sq €130

Inglot's Expanding
We are delighted to announce the opening of Inglot Blanchardstown Centre!
Our flagship store officially opens next Saturday 8th of October at 11am.

We're giving away Goody Bags to the first 50 customers in store and offering 10% off all day.
Youtube sensation Little Kiva will be performing make up master classes @ 12 and 2 pm.

We are also opening in The Cresent Shopping Centre, Limerick this Oct/Nov - dates to be confirmed!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

U Magazine Highstreet Fashion & Awards Show October 14th

Fashionistas at the ready! It's time for the U Magazine Highstreet Style Awards 2011 in association with Diet Coke!

The winners of their 12 fabulous categories will be announced at an uber-glam awards show in the Mansion House at 6.30pm on Friday, 14th October. As well as announcing the awards they will have a fabulous catwalk show featuring all the best autumn/winter trends. So get the girls together for the most fabulous fashion Friday night out ever (including spot prizes and a goody bag!)

Where: The Mansion House, Dublin
When: Friday, October 14th, 6.30pm

Tickets are €15 and can be purchased from

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Make-up Tips for all your Stunning Red Heads out there

Eye Shadows:

Again like any other skin tone or hair colour there is no set rule for all red heads when it comes to make-up application. It really depends on your skin tone and eye colour. Not all red heads have blue or green eyes and pale freckly skin. I know some red heads with dark brown eyes and dark eyelashes.

Making your eye colour pop is one of the most important things. This means that you choose a colour that is opposite to your eye colour on the Colour Wheel

  • If you have Blue eyes then choose colours like copper, peach, gold, brown, bronze, taupe.
  • If you have Green eyes choose plum, purple, mauve
  • If you have Brown Eyes choose Navy, Green, Plum, Blue, Grey
Redheads are always advised to stay away from Pinks and Lilacs as they can make your eyes look tired and
sore. Again it depends on the shade of pink and your eye colour etc...


With foundations a very pink based tone can enhance the redness in your skin so it is often better to choose a more neutral or yellow toned foundation. Again it depends on your skin tone.


Tinting your eyelashes can also make a huge difference to your appearance as most red heads have very fair eyelashes. Otherwise a brown mascara can be lovely on Red Heads, although I do know a lot of my friends love their black mascara and would not even entertain brown mascara, so it really depends on the individual.


Neutral lip colours are stunning on red heads with or without lip glosses. A red lip can also be beautiful once you choose the correct shade of red. Again red heads are always advised to stay away from pink, but I have seen a fuschia pink lip look stunning on girls with red hair.

Dainty Doll Make-up launched by Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud is a make-up range specifically designed for pale skin. This range can be purchased online from ASOS, Boots online and Harrods of London.

Hope you enjoyed our tips!

Make-up Artist Vacancies

**INGLOT IS COMING TO LIMERICK** Great news everyone Inglot are finally expanding outside of Dublin, Inglot is opening in the Cresent Shopping Centre in the coming weeks so spread the word!!! All job applicants please send your CV's to qualified MUA's only please :)

re: Inglot to open in Blanchardstown & Limerick!

It's official -
Inglot Blanchardstown is opening on Sat October 8th @ 11am. To celebrate Inglot are giving away goodie bags to the first 50 customers in store! Little Kiva will also be performing masterclasses and this time we want you to help us chose the looks she will re-create.  Roll on Oct 8th!!!!

Inglot are also opening in Limerick soon too!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Exclusive Interview with Rachel from Faces Cosmetics Ireland!!!

1. How is Faces Cosmetics different to other brands?
Faces products are unique due to the fact that we produce and manufacture our own products, enabling us to react quickly to market trends. The diversity & depth of our colour range appeals to all skin tones

2. Is Faces popular with a particular age group?
We really appeal to all ages as we have such a wide range of products, ranging from highly pigmented mineral eye shadows, popular with our younger clientele, to highly innovative anti-ageing foundations which are extemely popular with our mature clients. With something to suit everyone in between.

3. You seem to have a huge following among make-up artists and make-up students. Why do you think this is so?
Professionals within the Industry love the products, as they work simple as that! They get great natural coverage from our foundations, which are HD foundations, meaning they work well with cameras, so great for photo shoots and weddings etc... The eye shadows, blushers and lipsticks have loads of pigment so they get the desired effect straight away.
Also we have amazing kits and palettes that the professional/student customises themselves, therefore none of these kits where you end up with colours you don't want or have already - you get to choose exactly what you want. We do refillable palettes of foundation, powders, eye shadows, blushers, lipsticks, lip glosses and concealers, which help keep kits compact so its easily carried around.

4. What are your top 3 most popular products?
Oh that's a hard one.....
  • Mineral Perfection - an amazing mineral cream to powder foundation which instantly smoothes out lines. Both make-up artists and customers adore this!
  • Sheer Glow Mineral Powder - which is my personal favourite! Great coverage, feels like you have nothing on, SPF25 and water resistant, what more could I ask of my foundation
  • Eye Shadows - 125 colours to choose from, amazing pigment and staying power, available in a great range of palette options, all of them refillable

5. Do you wear much makeup yourself?
My make-up routine is the same on a night out as it is in work and on me, I rather the natural look. I focuse mainly on my eyes, some combination of matte brown colours, black eyleliner inside my rims and mascara, I like them dark but have a phobia about anything above the crease of my eye. Its become a joke with all the make-up artists who work for Faces. Then it is just my faithful Sheer Glow and perhaps a Coral lipstick. For night time if I am feeling adventurous add some blusher. I get to use my creativity on my very willing customers:-)

6. What made you decide to purchase the Faces Franchise?
I left Ireland to go travelling for 2 years, knowing that when I came home I would set up my own business in the Make-up Industry, but I didn't really know exactly what. Having your own make-up store is every little girl's dream, I am sure, but I never imagined that it would ever happen to me. Then on my travels I discovered Faces Cosmetics and fell in love with the products, which all agreed with my hyper-sensitive skin. When I came home I researched other brands but the quality never came close to what I had experienced wiht Faces.  Faces don't advertise a lot, they do it all very quietly, but for me quality always wins. I then set about gaining the Franchise for Ireland and things happened very quickly but with a lot of hard work and determination.

7. Do you have any advice for those wishing to become a make-up artist?
Get as much experience as possible, which will mean working for free. Be greatful of this experience as you never know where it might lead or who you'll meet which could lead to future work. Most importantly be easy going and nice to everyone. No one needs a moan on a long shoot or a Bride does not want to be made uncomfortable on her big day. A lot of make-up artists will be self-employed, this is hard work and there is a lot of competition out there, but if you are dedicated it is so great to be able to say you are doing a job you love.

8. If you had 5 minutes to get ready what Faces products would you apply?
  • Sheer Glow all over
  • Faces waterproof black eyeliner inside my rims and smudged underneath my eyes
  • Metaliglow on my cheeks to give me a glow

9. Any plans to open anywhere else in Ireland?
Currently I am very busy with the distribution end of things, supplying to colleges, students, make-up artists, etc...but as we are a franchise business we are currently speaking to perspective franchisee's around the country.

10. Any special offers at the moment?
Our pigment pots are amazing value at the moment:
5 - €25, 6 - €30, 8 - €35, you choose the colours
A palette of 5 eyeshadows is on offer at €48
If you buy any foundation or powder, we give you  a concealer worth €15 FREE

Our palettes and kits are always amazing value and if you are interested please contact me directly at  for further information.

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Thanks so much Rachel!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Benefits NEW false eyelash collection

We are huge fans of false eyelashes at Make-up World and we like the fact that Benefits eyelashes vary from very natural to those with real va va voom.

Benefits latest offering is Lash Lovelies! With 9 styles Benefits NEW false eyelash collection has a look to fit every gal’s mood!

Pin up lashes comes highly recommended for all you beautiful red heads out there as they are a blend of brown and black lashes so are more natural for red heads.

IMATS announce dates for IMATS London 2012

Make-up World is already excited that IMATS London dates have been announced.

IMATS is basically make-up heaven and a huge trade show that you don't want to miss! Make-up World already has the date in their diary. With amazing discounts, guest speakers like the amazing Alex Box, new make-up brands and did I mention discounts what is not to like? Definitely worth a trip to London! Get booking your flights now make-up lovers!

The highly anticipated IMATS London 2012 will take place Feb. 4 and 5, with pro-only hours on Friday, Feb.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Coming Soon......Make-up tips for all you stunning red-heads out there!

As requested from our lovely fans, Make-up tips for all you beautiful red-heads out there!

Love Make-up World.xxxxxxx

Sleek make-up

At  Make-up World we love a bargain brand and Sleek cosmetics wont break the bank! With eyeshadow palettes from as little as €8.50 you will be able to stock up on this fab make-up brand. With a great choice of products and we also love the fact that they are the only high street brand with 17 shades of foundation!

Sleek make-up can be purchased at Superdrug and

Thursday, 8 September 2011

That Perfect Red Pout!

Another huge trend of the season is "The Red Statement Lip". Even Kate Moss is rocking the look for her new collaboration with Rimmel.

Many women shy away from this colour as they feel that it doesn't suit them or that it is too high maintenance. Lipstick on your teeth ladies is so NOT a good look. It can also be hard to choose which type of red to go for??? Blue Red, Orange Red, Brown Red........???????

Here are some tips from Makeup World:
1. Fair skin - Choose a Blue or Pinkish Red
2. Olive/Yellow/Tanned - Golden, Coral or Orange Red works well
3. Dark skin - Deep red

It is a good idea to try lipsticks at a make-up counter and ask a make-up artist to choose your perfect red.

Some tips for Application:
  1. Apply a lip treatment to your lips - Not Vaseline as this can actually make your lips worth. Something with Shea Butter is much better. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is amazing!
  2. Apply foundation over the lip area
  3. Fill in the whole lip area with your lip pencil
  4. Apply your lipstick with a lip brush
  5. Blot your lips
  6. Powder with loose powder and a powder brush
  7. Re-apply your lip colour

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Brow Beautiful!

Ah yes the Full Brow is officially back thanks to Proenza Schouler and Dior. It wasn't that long ago that brows were bleached and sun kissed.

“There’s so much power in the brows,” says makeup artist Pat McGrath, who was responsible for Prada’s bushy brows and Dior’s deliberately overarched shapes.Quite reminiscent of Brooke Shields in her hey day.

Makeup World says - An eyebrow trend is not something that you should follow unless you are a catwalk model. Not everybody has a full brow to start with and it is important to work with your own natural shape. HD Brows are very popular now and follow a 7 step method from waxing to threading to create the perfect brow. With only two salons in salon performing the HD Brow treatment we are sure that they will be inundated with requests for the perfect brow.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Exclusive Interview with Jane Swarbrigg from Inglot Cosmetics Ireland

1. Why do you think Inglot has become so popular so quickly in Ireland?
Inglot was introduced to the Irish Market 2 years ago in the middle of the recession, the excellent quality of our products and the reasonable prices were quickly recognized. All Inglot staff are fully qualified makeup artists who have a passion for the brand - customers can trust them to give honest advice.
Also we don’t discontinue many products or have seasonal products like other cosmetic brands, so customers favourite products are always on the shelves!

 2.    What is your favourite Inglot product?
Oh this is a hard one, but I'd have to say our Freedom System Collection - you can customize your own palettes and mix and match products and colours, designing the perfect palette to suit your needs. Palettes vary in size and you can use eyes, lips, concealers, blush and powder products.
We have over 15,000 colours and shades to chose from. Prices start at 15 euro so you can build up your own personal collection bit by bit.

    3.    Inglot products are of a very high quality and are very popular with make-up artists, how can you sell them so cheaply?
It was our intention from the start to keep prices as affordable as possible. MUA's are the people using the products on others and we recognize how important their custom is. If the experts love the products they are better than any advertising campaign or celebrity endorsement. We owe a lot to all those Inglot addicts out there spreading the word for us.

  4.    If you had 5 minutes to get ready what Inglot products would you use?
For my face begin with Under Make Up Base €20, YSM foundation €16, YSM Pressed Powder €16 and finish up by contouring with Multi Colour Highlighter 83 €20 and a touch of blush €14. On my eyes, Gel Liner 77 €14 and a lick of Volume and Waterproof Mascara €10 and define my brows with brow powder or wax.
Lastly a slick of Lip Gloss Sleeks #92 €12 on my lips. That will give me a nice polished look and the Under Make up Base will ensure my make up lasts all day.

 5.    What advice would you give to make-up artists starting out in the industry?
Practice, practice, practice - the more practice you get the more confident you become and your clients will feel at ease and put their trust in you.
Always use top quality products and invest in a set of good quality brushes, these are your tools of the trade and in the long run they will last much longer than cheap, poor quality brushes.

 6.    What is your best selling product?
Gel Liner No.77, this matte true black gel eyeliner is waterproof, has amazing staying power and the color doesn’t fade. Its best applied with a thin Eyeliner Brush and comes off really easily with our oil based Waterproof Make Up Remover. Its just €14 and a pot will last you months.


 7.    If you could have any celebrity to represent the Inglot brand, who would it be and why?
Una Healy (The Saturdays)- shes gorgeous, successful and talented but still seems so down to earth and fun loving.
Una always looks effortlessly stylish and her make up is always flawless...and of course she’s Irish!


8.    What is your Beauty Regime like?
I like the natural look but also love getting dolled up and go for dramatic eyes and lashes if we're doing a themed event in store or on a night out.
I religiously cleanse, tone and moisturize at night and am addicted to our Under Make Up Base, which I apply daily before my make up. Inglot's primer has a luxurious, velvety texture that feels amazing on the skin. It ensures foundation doesn’t clog my pores, preventing any oily spots, it also mattifies the skin allowing a smooth make-up application and long lasting coverage.

  9.    What are your favorite eyelashes from Inglot?
Number 19S individuals €10 or if I really want to vamp it up strip lashes Number 17S also €10.


 10.    Any Insider news from Inglot that you can reveal exclusively to Make-up World?
Inglot No.4 is in the pipeline.....A beautiful flagship store. We'll be announcing the location very soon :)

Thank you Jane!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm

MAC's Prep + Prime Beauty Balm is truly a multi-functional product which we happen to love at Make-up World. It combines a primer, spf, illuminator, tinted moisturiser and treatment all in one handy tube!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Statement Lips with Violent Lips!

Inspired by the likes of Jessie J and Lady Gaga these temporary lip transfers will ensure that you get noticed!

This innovative line of Temporary Lip Appliqués will keep the print and color on your lips for up to 8 hours. Vitamin enhanced with a smooth feel and glossy finish, the appliqués are easy to apply to lips of all sizes. Can be removed with a textured wipe & baby oil.

So how many of you would wear this look on a night out?

See for more information.

The Makeup Show comes to Berlin September 17 - 18!

The Makeup Show. The Makeup Show, the US
largest Pro Beauty Event, brings its education, inspiration and
artist discounts on pro and prestige brands to Europe for the first
time in beautiful Berlin.

Top international industry artists will
share their insight in seminars, forums and hands-on workshops,
while pro-driven worldwide companies present the newest products. We
offer the opportunity for artists and students to learn about the
newest lines and product launches, explore makeup workshops,
discover school programs, network with their peers and develop new
relationships with the companies that have a growing prominence in
the professional beauty industry.

The Makeup Show Europe will take place at STATION-Berlin, an amazing
venue in the heart of Berlin, Germany on September 17th and 18th. We
are thrilled to announce presenters Loni Baur, Dany Sanz, Rae
Morris, Bernhard Klinglmair, Michael DeVellis and our Sponsors and
Exhibitors such as Make Up For Ever, Inglot, Kryolan, Crown Brush,
Temptu, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, and Senna
Cosmetics. Both days will feature keynote artists/business forums
and main floor seminars.

We also offer extensive Hands-on Workshops
for an additional fee with top makeup artists such as: Einat Dan,
James Vincent, Orlando Santiago, Esterique Aidan, Jon Hennessey,
Danessa Myricks and more. Our show is a unique opportunity for
artists to share two days of makeup, inspiration, education and
become apart of the beauty community.

For further information, please visit our website at or you may email

Calling all Make-up Students - Irish National Student Make-up Competition 2011!

Are you a student looking for a chance to shine? If so, Professional Beauty Dublin will be host to the exciting Irish National Student Make-Up Competition.

This year's themes for fashion / catwalk is 50’s Glamour- think pin-ups, think of the stars of the silver screen, think glamour with a capital ‘G’ and you’ll be on the right lines.

You’ll be thinking bold make-up using distinctive bright mixed colours and emphasising how 50’s glamour is still influencing the beauty and fashion industry today. We are looking for your interpretation of 50’s glamour with a modern twist.

For fantasy full body painting, the theme is Pop Icons- this is the section for you to show your creativity as well as technical skills.

Think Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears and turn it up to 11, then let your imagination run wild!

Open to all colleges in the Republic of Ireland to enter their top students, the Irish National Student Make-Up Competition is a great way to show off your skills and add to your portfolio.

Competition Timetable:
★ 9am: Registration
★ 10am: 1st session Head and Shoulders: 50’s Glamour
★ 12.30-1pm: end1st session
★ 1pm: Lunch
★ 1.30pm: 2nd session Full body: Pop Icons
★ 3.30pm: end of 2nd session
★ 3.30-4pm: Judging
★ 4.15pm: Presentation of the Awards

See for further details.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Dior has created "Velvet Eyes", a revolutionary, "ready-to-apply", velvet eye adhesive eyeliner patch

Dior has created ready to apply velvet eye patch adhesives. Is this the new "era of make-up", disposable eyeliner? It does sound like a fabulous idea and we at Make-up World will certainly give them a try. We love the sound of the eye patch with Swarovski crystals!

Available at the Vogue Fashion Night, Brown Thomas 8th September.

■ Two pairs of matte, black, Effet Velours patches provide either a full and expressive line or slightly curved line for a graphic look.

■ One pair of Effet Brilliant patches, thanks to black Swarovski micro-crystals which decorate the line.

■ Finally, the last pair plays the Effet Haute Couture card, with three Swarovski crystals subtly positioned at the corner of each eye.

We cetainly cannot wait to try them!

Vogue Fashion's Night Out Brown Thomas Thursday 8th of September

Brown Thomas Dublin, in collaboration with fashion bible Vogue magazine, will host the fashion world’s biggest and most exciting international event – Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.

Thursday the 8th of September from 6pm to 11pm in Brown Thomas Dublin (no invitation necessary!) where we will roll out the red carpet joining fashion capitals including New York, Paris, London, Milan and Tokyo to celebrate fashion and beauty at its best, with lots of fun and entertainment on every level of the store!

Top make-up artists and Fashion Stylist Sinead Keenan will be there to transform you for your photo shoot where you can receive a print of you on the cover of Vogue! We love the sound of this.

There will be Dancing Drag Queens, Burlesque Dancers and cocktails! Sounds like a fun evening!

See for more info.

Shu Uemura arrives at Brown Thomas Dublin

To celebrate the arrival of shu uemura, the cutting edge japanese beauty brand invite you to visit the new shu uemura counter for a free eye makeover. We love their amazing eyelashes & eyelash curlers!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Congratulations to Noelle Burke the winner of our latest amazing prize from Seka Cosmetics!

The winner of our latest competition wins the amazing Seka Translucent Powder.
Ths is one of Seka's top selling products! This translucent powder is a must have.
This amazing powder comes with a mini tub that you can carry around in your bag for all those shiny emergencies!

Wet N Wild Mega Sparkle Confetti

We are loving Mega Sparkle Confetti which is amazing over eyeshadows, on the cheekbones and on the body. Use sparingly as it can clump if you apply too much to your brush! Such an amazing price! Only £0.99!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Interview with Debbie McQuillan, Top Make-up Artist, Principal & Director of Vanity X Make-up Academy, Dublin.

1. What made you decide to set up your own make-up Academy?
From an early age I always wanted to own my own business, it was in my blood. At the beginning it was meant to be a Beauty Salon! But it was always from a business point of view. I decided if i wanted to open a Salon I needed to know first hand what type of service my staff should offer and what clients expected so i enrolled in a Beauty Therapy course with the prestigious Coogin Bergin. It was here I got the taste for studying again and decided to do a make up course initially as a hobbie as I loved everything to do with make up, and was always doing up my pals for nights out. I was a glutten for punishment, working full-time and attending two part-time courses!! But i loved it, it was tough but worth it! After this I set up hobbie make up classes just teaching girls and women of all ages how to apply make up correctly. I realised here iIloved helping/teaching people and sharing my talent. After finishing college and being quite shy i found it extremely difficult to enter into the make up world. I spoke to a lot of girls who felt the same, many had completed courses (course that cost thousands of pounds) but never did anything with their new found talents, all of them agreeing it was mainly due to the lack of support from their esteemed colleges. I wanted to change that, so i did! VanityX Make Up Academy was born  

2. What are your most popular courses?
Our most popular course at the moment is our Part-Time Make Up Artistry Diploma, however our Full Time Ultimate Pro Course commences 27th of September and is slowly taking over!

3. What do you think are the most important characteristcs for a make-up artist to have?
 Obviously you need the skill, but its important to be confident and un afraid. It takes alot of hard work to be apart of this “Industry” and always remember there is room for everyone after all creatively we are all very different!

4. Is it a tough Industry to break into?
It can be but hard work and personality can get you along way.

5. What are you top 5 favourite products?
For personal use my make up is quite simple and you’d be shocked to see how little i have in my make up bag! My favourite mascara is Bad Gal Lash from Benefit, I love my MAC eyebrow pencil in colour stud – definition you get is amazing!. I love FACES Cosmetics sheer glow (its water proof and has an spf) its great on its own or on top of foundation. My favourite foundation is Armani. Oh my secret weapon for my Brides is Bobbi Brown Creme Pot in Cylpso Coral its unbelievable!

6. Do you have a favourite Brand?
Honestly... not really i like a little bit from each brand, my TOP brands would be FACES Cosmetics, MAC, Inglot and Armani. Essence also have some great products and are cheap which is always a bonus.

7. What advice would you give to someone who is interested in a career in Make-up?
Research the college your going to invest your money in, ask to sit in on a class and make sure its the right environment for you. Make sure they tick all the boxes and can offer you with the support you need to progress into the area you desire.

8. If you were on a Desert Island what would be your top 3 "can't live without" make-up products? Mascara, Lip Balm and Blusher

9. Do you think Irish girls wear too much make-up?
I think girls in general are under the illusion the more the better – its a security blanket.

10. What do you offer students that is different to other make-up colleges out there?
 Continued support during and after your course, employment opportunities, real work experience and great value for money.

Thank you Debbie!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Illamasqua's new Masquara in Raven

Illamasqua's new Masquara in Raven (midnight black) reveals a heart of darkness with a new formula that lengthens, defines and dramatises to extremes. Illamasqua's new collection is available from September 2nd. Their new Masquara is available to purchase now.

MAC Lash Serum

Make-up World love anything that promised to give us longer, fuller lashes! MAC Lash Serum should be applied twice a day for 8 weeks for fuller, longer lashes.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wednesday, 24 August 2011