The Style Notebook: Artist and model Hazel Farrell
Each fortnight, we catch up with one of our favourite bloggers, models and Instagram stars to talk all things beauty and style.
This week it's artist and blogger Hazel Farrell, who is signed to the hip Irish modelling agency Not Another Agency.
I started wearing makeup early in my teenage years. I used to wear graphic turquoise liner in school to counterbalance my bright pink hair. I taught myself how to do it.
Then in 2013 I did the Callanberry 10-week make-up course. I learned a lot about perfecting basic techniques with a big focus on the skin.
I’ve been a face painter for the last six years and that has undoubtedly benefited my brush skills. My favourite beauty look and the one that works for me is natural skin with strong emphasis on the eyes or lips.
My must-have daytime products are Dr. Paw Paw balm (I go through so much of this, I use it for lips, eyebrows, dry skin, cuticles...), Maybelline Collosal Waterproof mascara, a spoolie to tame my brows and NYX concealer.
For nighttime looks, I refresh my face with fix spray. I’m using Ingots Make-up Fixer at the moment. Then I retouch my concealer, powder, contour and blush. I love the Sleek Face Form kit, it’s so handy to carry around and has a compact mirror.
I’ll usually highlight with my all time favourite Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. Then I’ll choose between lips or eyes. When in doubt I go for a strong cat eye using Inglot’s Gel Liner in 77.
When it comes to fragrance I love to use a mix of Ylang Ylang and Patchouli oil. I also love Tom Ford Black Orchid.
I cleanse with either Bioderma Miceller water or Kinvara Cleansing oil. Then I rinse my face with water. I can’t go without splashing water on my face.
I follow up with Raw Coconut Oil on my face and body. Then I'll use Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum. Next it's moisturiser and I use the Nourishing Moisturiser by SkinFood New Zealand.
While that’s soaking into my skin I apply Dr. PawPaw balm onto my lips, brush my eyebrows and curl my lashes. Then I apply Reform Sunscreen SPF 30 on my face, neck and hands.
At night, I use Bioderma Micellar Water and cotton pads to remove my make-up. For any stubborn mascara I will go in with a q-tip and Micellar. Then I follow with my usual skincare routine.
I usually do a face mask once a week. At the moment I’m using Green Angel’s Clay Seaweed mask. I also exfoliate with the Green Angel’s Seaweed and Apricot scrub. Then I'll do a facial massage for about 20 minutes using coconut oil.
I use lymphatic drainage and tapping techniques that I learned from make-up legend Lisa Eldridge. I totally recommend watching her Facial Massage Routine on YouTube if you haven’t seen it.
I don't really treat myself to any beauty treatments like facials. I wouldn't say no but it's usually something that I like to do myself.
I don't use too many products. I like L'Oreal Elvivie Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. Sometimes I'll use my Toni&Guy Prep Heat Protection Mist if I'm drying or straightening my hair.
I like to let my hair dry naturally and leave it to its own device. My hair has a natural wave to it which kind of looks cool with the short bob.
I have a very short fringe so I usually need to blow dry that straight. If I really want to show off my cut I’ll go for the poker straight look with the GHD.
I might experiment more with styling my hair this year, I might even play around with a wig or two to keep it interesting.
My favourite shops are Nine Crows and Dolls Kill. I love charity shops.
My best purchase was a black velvet GAP fleece lined jacket with a fleece collar. It was just €6 in a St Vincent de Paul shop. I live in this jacket.
My go-to daytime look is usually high-waisted mom jeans, ankle boots and a vintage blouse. If I'm carrying it into nighttime I might add heels or change into a skirt... but I usually like to keep it casual.
When I'm getting ready for a night out I get in the mood with a bit of incense and a 90's r'n'b mix.
My style icons are Gwen Stefani, Elsa Shiaparelli and 70's Cher.
Out and about
I live in Dublin and my favourite spot for coffee is Coffee Angel on Dawson Street or The Fumbally.
For drinks I love 'old man', traditional Irish pubs. I also love Cassidy's on D'Olier Street and Anseo on Camden Street.
On weekends I enjoy visiting my friends or taking roadtrips around Ireland. My favourite spot is Strand Hill in Sligo. I also love visiting Galway City to see my gorgeous friends.
For holidays abroad, I adore Scotland. I really want to live there.
When it comes to unwinding, I'll either meditate or watch something funny. I'm currently addicted to h3h3 Productions on Youtube.
I meditate everyday and I've studied the Law of Attraction for six years. So in my spare time I like to practice creative visualisation and positive thinking. Good vibes!