Category Archives: Call of Beauty

Mini Interview with Deirdre Lynch of Angel Face Make-up


We talk to Award nominated Make-up artist Deirdre Lynch of Angel Face Make-up
How long have you been a make-up artist? Over 10 years

What is your favorite treatment? Nu Skin Range

Favorite Make-up product? Laura Mercier Primer and Pari Foundation

Best thing about your job? Meeting new & different clients everyday and helping them feel good about themselves.

Who do you most admire in the industry? Pat McGrath & Billy B, both self taught world class make-up artists who have taken make-up artistry to a whole other level.

Deirdre provides a professional Make-up service for photshoots and weddings in Dublin/Kildare covered including Lucan, Clondalkin, Tallaght, Leixlip, Celbridge, Clonee and Blanchardstown areas.  To book an appointment with Deirdre and for more information check out: https://callofbeauty.ie/item/angel-face-make-up 

How to get a "slimmer" face using a Chinese ceramic soup spoon and facial oil.

This massage technique gives you a V-shaped face. Check out here: 



“It’s free, it feels good, and it works!”

What do you think guys? If you try it out let us know if it works for you. 

To find a professional Make-up and Beauticians in Dublin | Galway | Cork | Limerick


Mini Interview with Malvina Barrett the Makeup Artist

1. Tell us a little about yourself


I hate this question! I’m a wife, a mother and a makeup artist. I live in the country side, which I 

love. I have two dogs, Zeus and Socks and hens! I collect weird stuff of sentimental value. I value 

honesty and loyalty. The things that move me the most is when someone does something small 

for me, something I wouldn’t expect like a text to let me know there is something on the TV I might 

like – silly things like that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside! I like to swim, practice Pilates and 

walking but there must be a purpose, like collecting sticks to start the fire! I love my wellies and my 

wheelbarrow for that very reasons.


2. What made you decide that being a makeup artist (MUA) was for you?


I started out as a beauty therapist. I always loved doing makeup for clients and I knew even from 

college that I had a flair for makeup a lot more than my fellow students – I guess I can see people, 

I can see their potential, I sometimes look at people, like in waiting rooms and wish I could get my 

hands on them! I have a good eye and see their hidden beauty. I moved on from beauty therapy 

by studying makeup artistry with Louise Constad who is a celebrity makeup artist in London. That 

course opened my eyes to so much and I realised then that this is what I really wanted to do. I 

then went on to study for the international qualifications (ITEC) and went out on my own 

freelancing. I remember feeling so energised and a little scared at the same time but knew this 

move was so right for me. I felt so happy that I was working everyday doing something I love and I 

still feel like that to this day, I feel lucky.


3. Do you use/have a favourite brand? If so, why?

I use a lot of the top designer brands such as MAC, Laura Mercier, Chanel, Shiseido, Nars, Bobbi 

Brown together with the professional brand Makeup Forever. Out of all of them MAC would be my 

favourite! I have a lot of MAC in my kit and love their brushes too. Brushes are my tools and are 

so important to my job, the MAC brushes are of good quality. I like some of their foundations too 

as they have a massive range of shades, textures and tones. I also use the MAC eyeshadows as I 

find they have a lot of pigment in them as apposed to other brands which have a lot of fillers, you 

can notice this as the eyeshadows become airborne very easily when used if they contain a lot of 

fillers.


4. What do you find is the most common mistake women make when applying makeup?

They select the wrong foundation. I see this a lot when I am doing a makeup lesson with a client, I 

get them to bring in their makeup bags with them so I can have a route around! Very often their 

foundation is shades darker than it should be or it is the wrong foundation type for their skin and 

they are wondering why it is wearing off by lunchtime.


5. Why is it important for someone to use a MUA instead of doing it themselves or getting a 

friend to do it for them?

If someone wants to look the best they can be then a makeup artist will see and have the technical 

know how to go about achieving this. When someone is presented to me, I see them as a blank 

canvas and can straight away see their potential, I will see things like for example; they have 

hooded eyes, so I need to apply a technique to make their eyes bigger or they have big open 

pores so I will factor this in when selecting a foundation so the texture of their skin will be smooth 

like a baby’s bum!


6. What is your most unusual request?

I did makeup for a wedding a while back and the best man had a black eye which I camouflaged, 

he had a great opening line about getting his makeup done that morning for his speech!


7. What is your favourite or perhaps the most exciting aspect of your job?

My favourite is seeing the end result and the look on my clients faces! On occasion, there have 

been tears when someone has forgotten about themselves, forgotten to take time to be good to 

themselves, perhaps not bothering with makeup anymore and has just gotten used to looking the 

same way, then when their makeup is applied they realise that prettiness is still there, they feel 

good about themselves, it can be a wonderful boost to their confidence. I always get really excited 

just before I work on a magazine photoshoot or TV, the adrenalin starts to pump, when I worked on 

TV3 and TG4, there was the excitement of live TV, because you know there are no second 

chances!


8. What gets you up in the morning?

My son! He likes to cannon ball us first thing in the morning like on Garfield; he climbs up on the 

bench at the foot of our bed and jumps!


9. What tips or advice would you give to someone wanting to become a makeup artist?

Watching an experienced makeup artist in action will help you learn so much, try and find someone 
you admire and ask if you can assist them. Hands on experience is key.

Malvina offers a professional Make-up Service in the Galway area.  For more information and to get in touch, check out her profile here;
https://callofbeauty.ie/item/promakeup-by-malvina-barrett
or Call (086)8668267

How To Get Great Skin Before Your Wedding Make Up Trial | Polished | Mobile Wedding Makeup | Sligo | Galway | Mayo | Cavan

Hi Ladies,
Having being a bride myself only last year I know what you are going through in trying to get your skin glowing, hydrated and blemish free for your wedding day. We all want to eat our way to glowing skin but this is usually the last priority with all the wedding details coming first! Here I am going to show you some easy ways to help your skin get the nourishment it needs from the inside and also what you should be doing to your skin on the outside to help you look radiant for your big day.

We put ourselves under so much pressure to look as good as we can, which causes stress and there is nothing like stress to deplete our bodies stores of skin beautifying vitamins!  If you are prone to breakouts from stress or hormones supplement your diet 3-6 months before your big day with Magnesium, Vitamin D 1000 IUs and B Complex daily, these vitamins help you stay calm, improve your mood, help you rest, sleep better and reduce the effects of stress on your body. Then 3 months before the day supplement with 50mgs Zinc once daily. This is a super nutrient for preventing blackheads and spots developing. It tends to work at its optimal level about 3 months into taking it with its effects tapering off after 5 months of continuous intake. Its also brilliant for preventing colds and flus so ideal to supplement with in the winter.
Get in Touch anytime if you would like to chat about your skin. I am here to help you and offer free advice.  Best of Luck with the rest of your wedding preparations.

Your Helping Hand,
Ita Kelly Proprietor of POLISHED Hair & Beauty 
Our Headquarters are in Sligo. Our therapists and stylists cover Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Donegal, Mayo, Cavan, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Galway, Clare. We do a fully Mobile Service for Wedding Hair and Makeup as well as tan, nails and eyelash extensions in your area.

Is there a nail art trend right now?

I have to admit, I’m not usually a fan of nail art, but after Zooey Deschanel shared on instagram at the Golden globes last night her nails wearing tuxedos! well, they are just too cute for words and I’m starting to really have a thing for nail art as long as it sticks to two style rules;

1. Keep it simple
2. Keep it quirky

Nail art is pretty hot right now, with hollywood starlets such as Fergie, Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, Rhianna sporting art on their nails.  I found a few fun examples, but there are tons of ideas on instagram and tutorials on youtube, you do need to have an artistic flair and lots of patients to achieve the look, so I recommend a getting a professional nail tech to do it for you as an easier option! If you find nail art a bit OTT, but want to give it a try, then start with your toes, a simple flower or design on the big toe can look very understated and pretty.

Mobile Hairdresser Galway

Catz Cutz Mobile Hairdressing is based in Loughrea, Co. Galway. Cathleen Fahy (Nee Carey) will provide colour, cuts and upstyles in the comfort of your own home or hotel for half the price you pay in a salon. Check out her website here;

http://www.catzcutz2u.vpweb.ie

For more information or to find a mobile hairdresser in your area check out

https://www.callofbeauty.ie

Mobile Hairdresser Galway

Catz Cutz Mobile Hairdressing is based in Loughrea, Co. Galway. Cathleen Fahy (Nee Carey) will provide colour, cuts and upstyles in the comfort of your own home or hotel for half the price you pay in a salon. Check out her Call of Beauty listing here;

https://callofbeauty.ie/item/catz-cutz-mobile-hairdresser-galway

Mobile Beauty Therapy Service Leitrim, Sligo and South Donegal

Beauty on your Doorstep offers a wide range of Treatments for all your Beauty needs! Facials, Massage, Waxing, Nail Treatments, Eye Treatments, Makeup and Tanning. Beauty on your Doorstep is available Mobile within the Leitrim, Sligo and South Donegal area. Check out her website here

http://www.beautyonyourdoorstepbyniamh.webs.com

For more information and to find a mobile beauty service in your area check out

https://www.callofbeauty.ie

Mobile Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Service Leitrim, Sligo and South Donegal

Beauty on your Doorstep offers a wide range of Treatments for all your Beauty needs! Facials, Massage, Waxing, Nail Treatments, Eye Treatments, Makeup and Tanning. Beauty on your Doorstep is available Mobile within the Leitrim, Sligo and South Donegal area. Check out her Call of Beauty listing here;

https://callofbeauty.ie/item/beauty-on-your-doorstep-by-niamh

Polished Ireland Headquarters are based in Sligo, but their therapists and stylists cover Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Donegal. Mayo, Cavan, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Galway, Clare! Offering a fully Mobile Service for Wedding Hair and Makeup aswell as tan, nails and eyelash extensions in the North West area.  Check out Polished Call of Beauty listing here; https://callofbeauty.ie/item/polished-ireland