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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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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H E L E N : captured by @davidmcclellandphotography 💕
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S I N E A D : Throwback to this beauty 💕 @siansharkeyhairstylist on hair.
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H A N N A H : 💕 Another bridesmaid shot making me miss my makeup clients and weddings... soon🤞🏻
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B R I D E S M A I D : beauty 💕 Jessica’s big day in @powerscourthotel. Hair by @moh_hairdesign.
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S T Y L E : I miss my blazers and jeans and jewellery and basically anything that isn’t leggings and joggers 😭 I miss putting on some nice clothes to go somewhere that isn’t Tesco or for a walk around the block. Loosing myself in Pinterest planning my post lockdown outfits 👌🏻
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D E T A I L S : A little close up for Megan’s look mid morning 💋. Thanks to @weddingsbykelly for the gorgeous shot 💕
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R O S E : My last bride before the first lockdown last year in @ballybeghouse 💕
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S K I N : A little action shot by @lizwadephotography... perfecting Aoife’s base with one of my favourite brushes from @realtechniques 💕
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S I N E A D : 💕 hair by @siansharkeyhairstylist
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