Charlotte Tilbury Make-Up

For those of you who know and have followed make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury and her career over the past 20 years you’ll probably be as interested as me to see and try her new range of skincare and make-up products.

Launching on Monday September 2 in Selfridges in London, her thinking and philosophy behind the range is that everyone should have access to fabulous products without being intimidated or scared and they should be easy for women to wear.


She told

“I just think beauty shouldn’t be an exclusive club – everyone should be able to look good,”

“We’re all time-poor and I think beauty counters can be so overwhelming, which is why everything comes with proper instructions and has been designed to suit one of the 10 types of woman that I have identified – from the Rebel to the Ingenue.”

I really like the art deco inspired packaging and some of the products have already caught me eye such as the lipstick and Sculpt & Highlight but the one I really can’t wait to get my hands on is her top secret ‘Magic Cream’ that she mixes herself and swears by.

You can see more on the full collection here



MAC Collection – Antonio Lopez

MAC Cosmetics new fall collection is dedicated to the work of the late illustrator Antonio Lopez and they have enlisted the help of the ever fabulous Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland and Marisa Berenson’s to front the campaign.


Antonio launched all three models careers and the limited-edition make-up bag, mirror (which I’m lusting after!), tote and make-up compacts all printed with his vibrant watercolour illustrations. I adore these eye, lip and face palettes which come in the striking violet, teal, fuchsia and gold which really capture the magic of the 70’s and each one bears the face of one of his model muses. Whatever about the makeup, I want these just for the packaging!


James Gager, senior vice president and group creative director for MAC said… “…we felt this was the right moment to reintroduce Antonio Lopez’s work to a wider audience, and the world to these women, who are still iconic and look really fantastic. They are steeped in an age that we are all intrigued by.”

The new MAC Antonio Lopez collection is available from September 2013 from



Dublin City Wedding Shoot

Last November I was asked by the lovely ladies in Pretty As A Picture to do the makeup for a wedding shoot in Dublin.

So together with some amazing wedding suppliers we styled a Dublin City wedding which would inspire couples thinking of getting married in the city. The ceremony was photographed in Dublin City Hall, then we moved on to St. Stephen’s Green and finally the reception took place in Locks Brasserie on the canal. Below are some behind the scene shots from the day…


The team involved were…

Printed material: Pretty As A Picture | Photography: Brosnan Photographic

Styling: The Bridal Lounge | Hair: Lorraine Browne Hair

Flowers: The Garden Powerscourt | Dresses: Little White Dress

Video: Best Day Productions | Food & Drink: Caterhire

Music: Sounds of Serendipity | Cake: Bake My Cake

Locations: City Hall, St. Stephens Green & Locks Brasserie

Models: Amber Jean Rowan and Jordan Ralph both from Morgan The Agency

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There was a huge amount of planning and coordinating on everyone’s part and I really think the final shots are a beautiful reflection of the hard work. It was such a pleasure working with this team of talented people and I hope they inspire you as much as they did me!


You can see more of the shots here in my portfolio or pop on over to Style Me Pretty for a look at all the photographs.

You can also see the stunning video here



Clinique & Estée Lauder Concealer

Two products I’ve been trying out lately are both concealers one from Clinique and the other from Estée Lauder.

The Clinique Airbrush Concealer is one I’ve spotted on Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube video’s a couple of times and really wanted to give it a go. I’m a big fan or the YSL cult product Touche Eclat and this claims to have the same brightening qualities but unlike the Touche this is a concealer as well. I really like this product and have been using it quite a lot. It’s nice and light with a lovely texture and does a great job of hiding those dark circles under the eye’s. It also has the same handy brush applicator as Touche.clinique_estee_lauder

The second product which I got a sample of from the lovely girls in Boots is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer. I actually had this a couple of weeks before I remembered I had it and decided to give it a try. I hadn’t heard anything about it or read any reviews but I really love it. It’s creamy with really good coverage yet not cakey and it lasts really well. It’s great for those days you don’t fancy wearing a full face of foundation but still need some help hiding redness, blemishes or dark circles. I was really impressed.

Have any of you tired either product? What did you think?



Spring 2013 Collections

It might not feel like Spring yet with the cold temperatures but the days are slowly getting brighter and Spring has certainly hit the make-up counters in the form of gorgeous pastel and earthy shades to flatter everyone.

Two of my favourites are from Chanel and Dior.

I’ve always been a sucker for Chanel’s classic black packaging but the colours in their Spring collection really have me wanting more. Browns, taupes, plums all colours that flatter us all and the most gorgeous lip colours that will really work for you all year round. I especially love the Illuminating powder… so gorgeous!


Dior have gone with more pinks and greys which are so beautiful and I love the bow shaped palette (below) with cute little brushes. Perfect for your handbag and a lust have for palette obsessed girls like me!




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