Whether it’s to master the elusive smoky eye or simply brush up on the basic skills - we could all learn a trick or two from these experts.
1. Paula Callan O'Keefe
Makeup maestro Paula is the go-to woman for Irish celebrities and models looking for a flawless, glowing base. Having amassed over twenty years experience in the industry, and making up the likes of Sienna Miller, Naomi Campbell and Elle Macpherson to name but a few, Paula now also runs Callanberry Makeup Academy alongside Derrick Carberry.
2. Donna Morris
Makeup Forever Dublin's Donna Morris is exceptional at both theatrical and beauty makeovers - impressive, considering this pro is mostly self-taught.
3. Tara O'Farrell
When Kim Catrall was recently in town, model and makeup artist Tara O'Farrell was enlisted to beautify the star. Tara is also one of the most in demand professionals for Irish brides and regularly hosts beauty workshops.
4. Blathnaid Murphy
At only 20 years old, Inglot makeup artist Blathnaid Murphy has notched up a considerable following online and was recently named as VIP Magazine's Most Talented Makeup Artist.
5. Robyn O'Brien
MAC artist Robyn O'Brien places an emphasis on glowing skin, striking eyeliner and feline flicks - and refreshingly, she is not afraid to let her own natural beauty shine through without resorting to too much products
6. Michelle Regazzoli Stone
Freelance makeup pro Michelle has become the port of call for both Irish and international celebrities. Michelle was the woman responsible for Rosanna Davison's wedding day look and has also worked with the likes of Sarah Harding, Claudine Keane, Leigh Arnold and Nadia Forde.
7. Lisa Shannon
Lisa has the makeup lover's dream job - beauty stylist at Brown Thomas. This position affords Lisa an insightful knowledge into all the luxury brands the department store carries, making her the ultimate source for finding out about new products, emerging trends and launches.
8. Ken Boylan
Xposé regular Ken knows just how to bring out a woman's natural beauty. This respected industry heavyweight has also launched his own range of cosmetics and his makeup training courses are a great place for fledgling artists to hone their skills.
9. Ailbhe Lynch
Fresh faced, youthful beauty is always at the core of Ailbhe's work. The award-winning makeup artist regularly lends her talent to both editorial and beauty shoots with Irish publications including Social & Personal, The Gloss, Company and BASH.
10. Kim O'Sullivan
Kim has claimed Image Magazine's award for Best Makeup Artist in Ireland for two years running, and is certainly one of the most in demand talents in the country. Kim also regularly posts about product dupes, making her a must-follow for any bargain hunting beauty fans.
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