A Real Irish Colleen

Hey everyone,

I don’t blog nearly enough about my lovely Brides. The lovely girls who I have the pleasure of making up, for the biggest most glamourous day of their lives. I need to start updating this more and more with some of the looks and makeup, to share with you.

So meet Colleen, one of my gorgeous Brides from April from Co. Kerry:

 

Colleen had booked me so far in advance ( April 2010) I was so excited to meet her and her mom when they came for their trial earlier this year. Colleen is a natural beauty with FANTASTIC eyebrows and the most beautiful eyes. I know she was going to amazing. Colleen loves makeup too, so we had great fun.  The morning of her wedding was a breeze, down in Castlemaine Co. Kerry. It was a full house with 4 bridesmaids also. As usual I had my camera in hand and took some pics below.

 

Colleen’s base was a nice natural warm tone and I kept the empasis for her eyes.  Using a a nice sweep of black liquid liner and very gently using earthy tones for her eyes.  She has gorgeous big eyes so I wanted to focus on that.   Nice dewy cheeks and highlighted and contoured her face matched with a natural pink lip = Classic and timeless.


 

 

 

I love the colour of the bridesmaid dresses, they suited each of the girls perfectly.  Came the makeup nice and natural – again bringing out the eye colour and leaving the skin with a dewy spring finish!

Big congrats again to Colleen and Eddie.

xx D xx

Tangerine?

I know I blogged a good year or so back about Tango lippy, but it seems that this Spring/Summer the tangerine/orange lippy is making its way back in trend again. I know it seems like a really hard colour for any woman to wear and it definatley would not be the first colour I myself would even go to, but here some celebs show how easy it can be.

Brooklyn Decker

Solange, not so sharp a colour here on her lips. Try MAC Tendertone lipbalm in Flurry

Jennifer Hudson adds a nice splash colour

I LOVE coral or tangerine colours on redheaded ladies, here Cristina Hendricks flaunts it!

Ciara

If you dare – Illamasqua in FLARE.

xx D xx

Perfect Nude

I know its been a while but I am trying to keep up with the blog entries 🙂

I am HUGE fan of nude lipsticks.  And I think they look even better in the Spring/ Summer time when you dont need to be wearing all that much makeup during the day.  Go for a nude lippy during the day and jazz it up then at night with a little berry or red without having to go to much effort.

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Celebrities like Kim Kardashian are very fond of the nude lip, and almost always team it with a sexy smoky eye.  I have listed below some of my favourite nude lipsticks and gloss that I am constantly robbing from my own work kit to put in to my own!!

ImageBobbi Brown TAUPE lipstick.

Image MAC Blankety Lipstick

ImageMAC Hug Me Lipstick

Image MAC Florabundance lipglass

Image SEPHORA Perfect Nude ( I totally LOVE this lipgloss and am so piddled that I can only get it when I go on holidays or by chance if I see it on Ebay 😦  )
 
xx D xx

All about Adele!

Well it was all about Adele at last nights Grammy Awards.  Nabbing 6 awards she walked away with Song of th Year, Album of the Year, Short Video of the Year, Performance of the Year, and Pop Vocal Album.   I think she looked amazing donning a sexy red lip and her usual feature of think full lashes and  of course her beautiful Armani gown.

 

xx D xx

I was also a fan of Carrie Underwood look, and absolutely loved her makeup.  Loving the full lashes x

 

 

The SAG’s

I don’t know about you but I felt a lack of glamour looking at the pics from last nights SAG awards. Some of the ladies took big risks and went a little bit on the crazy side I think and didnt do themselves any justice at all. Some of my least faves are below.  I honestly do not know what Busy Phillipps stylist was thinking when they put  her in that dress!!!

 

Busy Phillips

 

 

Rose Byrne

 

Shailene Woodley

 

 
 
 
Amber Riley

 

 

But then on the other hand the lovely Sofia Vergara, whom I absolutely LOVE, I think was by far the best dressed!  From her hair to her makeup she looked amazing.  I hope I look like that when I am 40!!

Sofia Vergara

 
xx D xx                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 

Globe Beauty – Charlize Theron

For me by far the most beautiful lady that rocked the red carpet at the Golden Globes was Charlize Theron.  She looked like an absolute goddess!  From her hair ( nor to forget her Cartier hairband!!) to her makeup to her Dior gown, I thought that it looked absolutely stunning and effortless!  Her makeup look was natural looking, radiant and she just glowed! Perfect for any Bride to Be!!

Her Makeup artist was Shane Paish for Dior and he used the following:

  • Skin: Dior L’Or de Vie La Creme, Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation.
  • Eyes: Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Garden Roses #841, Diorshow Extase Mascara.
  • Lips: Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Tulip Pink #448, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Beige Tweed #227.
  • Cheeks: Diorblush in Pink in Love #889.

To achieve the look with your own foundation you could also use:

Lips – Blankety by MAC

Eyes: All that Glitters by MAC, Great lash mascara by Maybelline

Cheek – Nude peach by Bobbi Brown

And good full shaped brows.

xx D xx

Birdcages II

I know I blog a lot about headpieces and birdcages, but I love them and I love how they look. I just wanted to post some more of my Brides that I have had that went for this look.  Maire and Aislings cage veil were fastened to a hairband whereas Eileen and Gillian below’s pieces are both birdcages and are made by the ever so talented Rebekah Patterson in Kilkenny, who I also got to make a piece for my own wedding. I cannot sing her praises enough.

xx D xx

Maire x

Aisling x

Eileen x

Gillian x

 

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