Makeup for me is not about masking my clients features. I want to enhance the beauty that’s already there. I want to make them feel the most beautiful, confident version of themselves.

Hi! I’m Clare. A professional, freelance makeup artist living in the beautiful County Wicklow. I specialise in bridal and occasion makeup and I’m passionate about all things makeup, beauty and style.

I won Best Makeup Artist in the Mrs2Be Brides Choice Awards in 2014 and was also a finalist in 2016 and 2017.

If you would like more information on my bridal or occasion packages you can get in touch through the contact form or drop me an email on clare@clarehogan.ie I’d be delighted to hear from you!

Why not come say hi on Instagram and Facebook too!

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M A I R E A D : Finally got her big day this week and it was such a pleasure to spend the morning with the 9 fabulous ladies myself and @helenmoloneymakeup made up. Hair by @michelleoharehair 💕
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N I C O L A : Happy 5th anniversary to this beauty 💕 pic by @anniekheffache
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B R I D E S M A I D : Soft definition, gorgeously polished, allowing their natural beauty shine through… my aim with every person who sits in my makeup chair 💕
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B R I D E S M A I D : Gorgeous Hayley from Julies wedding last week 💕
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Hair by the girls in @sophisticutsunisexhair
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L A V E N D E R : 💜 My little obsession continues. I first planted a few Lavender plants over lockdown last year and hadn’t a clue what I was doing. I had no idea you needed to prune them to stop them going woody and I just left them to do their thing. However, this year I did a little research and found a great Instagram account @anya_thegarden_fairy who is the Lavender queen so I’ve been watching her videos and getting lots of great tips on how to really make the most of these beautiful plants and help them thrive. Next step is to propagate some and add to my collection!!!
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B R I D E S M A I D : 💕 dreamy skin, soft smokey eyes and pink lip… 👌🏻
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B R I D E S M A I D : A few weeks ago in @trudderlodge… one of the beautiful faces I got to paint 💕

Hair by @tracey_lawler_hairdressing17
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S U N D A Y : Over lockdown I had the time and space to practice yoga again so I began doing online classes with the fabulous @stretchwithgrace. When Grace announced her Stretch, Forage & Feast event I couldn’t wait to sign up. It was the most relaxing and informative day filled with yoga, amazing food, history, fresh air in the most beautiful surroundings and great conversation.

Thank you @stretchwithgrace @larchillarcadiangarden and @wildfoodevents for all your hard work and for having me.

PS: I left my phone locked away for the day so literally only took 3 pictures at the end and it was so nice being totally switched off!!
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S H E I L A : 💕 This beauty got married in @trudderlodge last weekend. My first wedding back in one of my favourite venues in over a year and it was such a laidback, fun morning with a brilliant bunch of girls. I got to work with @tracey_lawler_hairdressing17 for the first time. Genuinely lovely and super talented!
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B R I D E S M A I D : One of the gorgeous faces I got to paint last Friday 💕 and check out those stunning curls 🔥
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K R I S T I N A : 💕 my beautiful Friday bride.
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G R A I N N E : a little closeup of this stunner on Friday in @rathsallaghhouse. Hair by @michelleoharehair.
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B R I D E S M A I D : the gorgeous Caoimhe from a few weeks ago 💕
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Hair by @loumerryweatherhair
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S A R A H : 💕 my gorgeous bride on Saturday… relaxed and radiant, the ultimate combo!
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S L E E P : Hands up who doesn’t get enough or wishes they had better quality sleep? I am a NIGHTMARE if I haven’t had adequate sleep and when my two girls were very young and terrible sleepers I literally tried everything to help get a few hours better quality sleep. This pillow spray from @thisworks was one of the things I tried and I’ve stuck with. Now it’s not going to knock you out so you will sleep through the midnight calls of your 3 year old or hourly wakings of a new born but it is something I have added to my bedtime routine and will definitely keep. I find the gorgeous scent really helps me switch off and unwind and I do drift off that little bit easier. It’s not overpowering and even my girls now love it sprayed on their pillows. I love giving it as part of gifts too because a lot of the time we won’t treat ourselves to something we don’t necessarily need but for me it’s a little luxury that’s worth it.
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This isn’t an ad, just a product I love that you might too 💕
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C A T H E R I N E : 💕 such a lovely morning spent in @tinakilly_country_house_hotel with this beauty and her bridal party last Saturday. It was so hot but Catherine was nothing but cool, calm and collected all morning. @loumerryweatherhair on hair and her fabulous flowers by @oreillyflowers 👌🏻
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B R I D E S M A I D : A little throwback to one of my @tinakilly_country_house_hotel weddings. It feels like a lifetime since I’ve painted a face. Looking forward to meeting all my summer brides over the coming weeks and getting back in to the swing of things.
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S A T U R D A Y : My Saturday’s at this time of the year are usually spent travelling to and from weddings, making up beautiful brides and their bridal parties but not this year (or last). Today I took my first trip to a gorgeous garden centre near us called @jolysgardencentre. They have such a lovely set up, all the plants you could want for both indoor and outdoor and the staff were so helpful. Myself and my 6 year old picked out loads of fabulous bee friendly plants that have really brightened up the garden, some strawberry plants and I treated myself to a few large terracotta pots. I’m by no means an expert gardener, I pretty much Google and pick my mums brains as I go 🙈 but so far I haven’t killed anything this year and I’m really enjoying being outside so much. Today really was a day well spent 👌🏻 #notanad
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P R O T E C T : The lovely @alysonsmyth was chatting about sun screen yesterday on her grid and I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been using on my face for a few years. I’ve tried lots of different spf products over the years but I found them either too greasy or sticky and just didn’t sit well under makeup. I wanted something I could use easily and effectively every day. I can’t remember who recommended this @kiehlsuki one or if I just decided to try it myself but I found it perfect for what I wanted. It’s light when applying, doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and makeup goes on perfectly over it. Definitely a staple in my skincare routine. Just don’t watch any Gweneth Paltrow videos on how you should apply it 🙈
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