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Mini Interview with Make Up By Andrea Murphy


1. How long are you in the industry?I have always worked with makeup but opened my own mobile business in 2009 and I am very happy to say I have not looked back. I am one of lucky people who can actually say I love my job and mean it.


2. What is your favorite treatment?
I love bridal makeup. It’s the most important day of someone’s life and I’m lucky to work with beautiful brides that want to look like themselves on their big day.

3. Favorite Skincare/Hair product/make up?
I specialize in airbrush makeup. This is the revolutionary new spray on foundation that gives an amazing flawless finish with no touch ups required.

4. Best thing about your job?
Being part of someone’s wedding day. Being with the bride on the build up to her big day, helping her in every way I can and then having the pleasure of being with her and her family when it finally arrives.

5. Who do you most admire in the industry?

I love Pat McGrath. She is an amazingly talented makeup artist who is constantly coming up with creative original ideas. She is a very inspiring lady.

Andrea Murphy is the Winner of RSVP Magazine Best Bridal Make-up Artistry 2013 and in 2012 she was Nominated in the Top 5 Bridal Makeup Artists in Ireland.  She is available for bridal make up and photo shoots nationwide.  To book an appointment with Andrea, call 
0874118007 or visit https://callofbeauty.ie/item/andrea-murphy-make-up-artist

How To Contour Your Face

You’ll need two different colors of face makeup. You can pick up a contour palette, or just use foundation. Use one shade lighter than your skin for highlighter, and two shades darker for contour.

1. To start, take your lighter color and apply it on the top of your cheekbones, under your eye area, down the bridge of your nose, and in an upside-down triangle on your forehead

2. Next, you need to soften the surrounding areas. Gently blend the edges of your highlighter with a flat foundation brush.

3. Next, apply your darker hue. Apply the darker formula in the hollow of your cheekbones, down the sides of the nose, underneath your chin, in the depth of the temples, and along your hairline

4. Once you have your darker color in place, gently blend the edges, working section by section with a blending brush.

5. Gently blend the color on your forehead up into your hairline to create a halo effect.

6. Contour applied on the side of your nose creates a shadow effect, which makes your nose appear more angular.

7. After you blend with a brush, you’ll want to soften any edges—contour should be subtle! Take a clean, wet sponge, and gently press over your foundation to pick up any extra product. The pressing motion will give a seamless finish.

8. Dry skin can skip powder, but if you tend to get oily, you’ll want to set your work with a translucent powder.

And you’re done!

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