How To: Ace your Base

One of my most commonly-encountered makeup queries is how to get your foundation to stay in place all day. This is a particular concern for ladies who will be on the go all day, e.g. attending a wedding, and for those with oily skin. Clients often ask, worriedly, if their makeup will last, and I […]

Life, Love, Lipstick’s Guide to Foundations

Foundations have come a long way since the dreaded orange pansticks of yore, and the sheer range of foundations available nowadays boggles the mind. Between skincare claims and beautifying promises, choosing the perfect product can be an absolute minefield, so I’ve compiled this handy guide to help you choose the right kind for you, depending on your […]

Review: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

As discussed, I am slightly obsessed with skincare. The pinnacle of my obsession, though, is cleansers. Because you need to use creams and serums continuously in order to see an improvement or difference in your skin, I feel that it’s best to stick with the same moisturisers and treatments, only changing them if your skin requirements […]

My Skincare Picks

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I only recently, as in the past month or so, started a “proper” skincare routine. Before starting to train as a makeup artist I wore very little makeup day-to-day, so my night-time cleansing routine consisted of a quick swipe with a damp facecloth, or – worse again – a […]

My Summer Essentials

I probably should have titled this “My Hot Weather Essentials”, as summer doesn’t always mean sunshine in Ireland. But I digress, some lovely summery sun has finally arrived in Ireland after a six-year delay. While the weather is absolutely glorious, the soaring temperatures have left us all wilting and close to saying, “It’s nearly TOO hot”. To […]