Five makeup artists share the best advice they’ve ever been given

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Whether it’s how to sculpt the perfect brow, or where to find the right red lippy, professional make-up artists always have the top tips. But who advises the advisor? We went straight to the source and asked five of Ireland’s favourite make-up artists (and nominees earlier this year in our IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards) the best make-up advice they’ve ever received.

Aidan Corcoran at Brown Thomas says:

“Clean up! Cotton buds are your best friend. There’s nothing a cotton bud can’t do at the end of a make-up application to shape and clean up the skin!”

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Photo credit: Instagram @aidancorcoranbeauty

Emma Farrell at EF Creative Studios says:

“Less is more! When creating a make-up look, you need to ensure you choose a key focus area. If you are going for a strong lip, don’t do a heavy, dark, smokey eye (and vice versa)!”

Photo credit: Instagram @emmafarrellreal

Leanne Nugent at Polish says:

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“The best advice I’ve ever received is to wear what makes me look and feel good – not necessarily what’s on trend. You wouldn’t wear a dress that didn’t fit because it was ‘in’ this season!”

Photo credit: Instagram @leannenmakeup

Lyndsey Cavanagh at The Hive says:

“The best make-up advice I’ve ever been given is to always feel beautiful sans make-up.”

Photo credit: Instagram: @onedamelane

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Michelle Kinsella at Dylan Bradshaw says:

“Enhance what your client already has, don’t mask it! We are all beautiful – different yes – but why would we all want to look the same? Enhancing someone’s individual beauty is what I love doing!”

Photo Credit: Instagram @michellekmakeup

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