Category Archives: Wedding Make-up

10 Makeup Mistakes Brides Make



1. Not booking a makeup trial.
2. Looking like someone else on your big day.
3. Neglecting the rest of your body.
4. Leaving your wedding makeup look as the last thing you think about
5. OD’ing on highlighter.
6. Trying false lashes for the first time.
7. Skipping primer.
8. Plucking your eyebrows the day of.
9. Getting your first spray tan the day before your wedding.
10. Caking on foundation because you think it will look better in photos.

Photo Credit: Gallery Stock/Getty Images

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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 Make Your Eyes Look Bigger




1. Before you reach for any products, curl your lashes. “It really opens up your eyes,”  Tip: You want to curl your lashes, not crimp them, so use a light hand and apply pressure at two points: the base of lashes and the middle.

2. You may think that dark shadow will make your eyes look smaller, but strategically placed colour actually does the opposite. Using a stiff brush and a matte brown shadow, smudge the colour below your bottom lashline, sticking to the outside third of your eye. “Just press it in,” Don’t apply any colour on your waterline. 

3. You may have heard you can apply white eye liner to your waterline to make your eyes appear bigger—which is true—but not very wearable. Instead, choose a pale, champagne hue. Apply to your entire waterline (the top, too!). If you’re still not getting the impact you want, try layering a champagne colour over white, which will deliver more punch.

4. Next, apply a wash of colour onto your lid using a flesh-coloured hue that corresponds to your skintone. “The colour should be slightly lighter than your skin and have shimmer, but no glitter!” 

5. Apply a thick layer of mascara to your upper lashes. 

6. A fan brush is an easy way to concentrate your mascara on the root of your lashes (which makes eyes look larger), without clumps on the tips of lashes (which makes eyes look smaller). Simply run a fan brush over a mascara wand and gently paint your bottom lashes.

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Basic Bridal Beauty Guidelines - Pre-wedding Shots


The day before the pre-wedding shoot:
+ Get your eyebrows professional trimmed (if you are unable to do it yourself)
+ Slap on a mask before heading to bed // Moisturise as much as you can.
+ Apply a generous amount of lip balm too.


On the morning of:

Step 1: Start with a clean and moisturised face, then apply lip balm and make-up base.

Step 2: Use liquid foundation or cream foundation for stronger coverage.

Step 3: Apply concealer only on areas that need the extra coverage like blemishes, dark and/or red spots. You don’t want to have a caked-up face.

Step 4: If you don’t have bronzer or a darker foundation shade, you can always use brown eyeshadow for shading. Apply it around the corners of your face – near the hair line, the sides of your nose (for a sharpening illusion) and the jaw areas (for a slimming illusion). Once satisfied, set with loose/pressed powder.

Step 5: Using an eye primer to help your eye shadow last longer. For this tutorial, I used pink as the base colour and bronze to overlap it.

Step 6: Apply white eyeshadow just at the edge of your eyebrow bone. Highlighting your brow bone will help define your brows, and give your eyes a fresh and widening effect.

Step 7: Time to draw your eyebrows! Don’t stand too close to the mirror while doing it, you’ll need to see your entire face to ensure it’s balanced out.
For the eyes, I used gel liner before a layer of liquid liner to help create a bold, longer-lasting flick. I wouldn’t recommend water lining; instead line as close as you can, from the top – you don’t want it to start smudging as the shoot (and heat) wears on.

Step 8: If falsies are necessary, I’d recommend those half sets that flare out into a longer end – mostly for comfort and easy application. It’ll also complement your lined eyes.

Step 9: Apply a shimmer stick to help pick up the light in photographs, enhancing the nose and cheekbones for that quintessential bridal glow.

Step 10: For a softer, delicate feel, use gold//silver shimmer for the under lines and brown//pink to finish it the other half.

Step 11: Apply a generous amount of blusher. You’ll need it, especially while taking outdoor shots because a natural amount will not translate in the pictures. Use a lip brush for precision, while applying lip colour.

Choose pink for a softer romantic look …

Or red for a classic chic look!

Alright now, off you go! Work it, you blushing bride, you!

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Mobile Make-up and Beauty Service Kilkenny


If you are getting married this summer or its your graduation, debs in the Kilkenny area then check out http://www.glamourbydawn.net/ Dawn is a freelance make-up artist based in Kilkenny but also travels around munster and will do the treatment in the comfort of your own home. She is a registered PRO MAC Artist and is renowned for her bridal work.

For beauty treatments in your own home at less then salon prices in the Kilkenny area check out “Karen’s Mobile Beauty” on https://www.callofbeauty.ie/

Professional Make-up artist Co. Clare


If you are getting married, debs, graduation or any special in Co. Clare then check out http://www.veronikasnowmakeup.com/ Enjoy a professional service in your own home at great prices. Veronika only uses high quality make-up such as MAC, Dior, Channel, YSL and Estee Lauder. Veronika has great special offers at the moment only €25 for a professional make-up service! And a special bridal package €150 for the bride, 2 bridesmaids and trial make-up! For more details on Veronika and to find a professional make-up artist in your local county check out https://www.callofbeauty.ie/