13th Feb 2019
Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration. Where do you go when you have a last minute event and need some outfit inspiration? Instagram. Where do you go when you need some interiors inspiration for your new kitchen? Instagram. And where do you go when you are in desperate need of some new make-up tips and tricks? Instagram.
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But with such a wide range of make-up artists on the visual app, it can be quite the maze to navigate. However, we are here to help. We asked the Irish make-up experts Laurence Keating and John Bowes for help and they obliged by telling us exactly who we need to be following right now for some epic make-up enlightenment. And with the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019 on the horizon, we want all the inspiration we can get our hands on.
The Instagram page of celebrity make-up artist Patrick Ta is a beautiful cave of celebrities and envy-inducing glow. The 28-year-old has a seriously impressive client list that includes Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande to name but a few.
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Nikki_Makeup is a current global make-up ambassador for Becca Cosmetics and is a beauty columnist for Glamour UK. This lady knows how to do red carpet glamour the right way and one scroll through her page will have you reaching for your make-up bag even without somewhere to go.
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The work of make-up artist Hung Vanngo has appeared on the covers of Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, the catwalks of New York Fashion Week and the faces of Julianne Moore, Selena Gomez and Kate Bosworth. This is a go-to page if you are a fan of both natural and dramatic looks.
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Katie Jane Hughes
New York-based Katie Jane Hughes is the woman to go to if you are looking for glowy skin and beautiful pops of colour. Natural and no fuss, her style of make-up is refreshing and invigorating and you will not regret pressing that follow button.
Make-up artist James Molloy is a global make-up ambassador for Rimmel London and is a co-founder of MYKITCO, a range of make-up brushes and accessories. His work is full of experimental glamour. There’s colour, there’s glow and there’s a high fashion feeling that is both inspirational and accessible.
Laurence and John are both nominated in this year’s IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards. To vote for them (or any of our nominees), simply click on the link below…
The prize will include each product from the Bare by Vogue range (in your chosen shade) and some other self-tan goodies.With the recent heatwave, we can FINALLY dig out those flowy floral skirts, midi dresses and shorts that have been gathering dust in the back of our wardrobe. This also means it’s time to restock our self-tan, so we can don that sun-kissed glow we’ve been dreaming of on gloomier days. Bare by Vogue has a range of gorgeous shades available from Light to Ultra Dark and, of course, is the secret to Vogue Williams’ golden bronze skin. The tanning...
From imperfections to “maskne”, here’s what may be causing your blemishes and the best ways to clear things up.Oily, blemish-prone skin and acne-prone skin isn’t exclusive to teenagers; spots can affect adults of any age. And for many of us, the older we get, the more emotionally impactful it is to have spots. Most commonly, blemishes affect the face, however they may also occur on the back, chest, upper arms, neck and scalp. The cause is multifactorial with a complex interplay between genetics, hormonal influences (especially for females) and environmental factors. These spots can be brought about by a range...
Each week, we’ll update you here on the new and noteworthy beauty products to spritz on your wrist, slather on your skin and everything in between. Armani Lip Power, €37 Giorgio Armani Lip Power is a brand new formula, with a unique blend of oils that offer the tricky combination of being satin finish, comfortable and longwearing. There are thirty highly pigmented shades that last and it’s impossible to pick just one; there are seven dream reds, pinks, browns, corals, plums and beiges to choose from, all packaged in a chic bullet that makes application and lip-lining foolproof. Pestle &...
Clear up a spot quick with these incredible new formulas. Breaking out? Of course you are. Everything is terrible. Not to worry, there’s a whole lot of incredible and innovative new launches here to help you out and zap an annoying spot. Here are the latest launches to know.First up, the Clinique ID Hydrating Clearing Jelly and Imperfections Active Cartridge Concentrate. If you’re not familiar with the Clinique ID Dramatically Different range, let me give you a quick lesson. It’s an utterly bespoke serum and moisturiser, entirely personal to you and ready for your custom-building. First, pick your base. Do...
Soothe your body and mind and lull yourself to sleep with pillow sprays. If you’re here, you’re probably well aware of all the commonly repeated sleep hacks. Get away from your phone. Limit your coffee intake. Quiet the mind. Swathe yourself in silk. Melt away your tension in a warm, pre-bed bath. You’ve probably even seen the viral TikTok from Dr Jess Andrade, about wearing socks to bed. “Wearing socks makes your feet warm, which opens up the blood vessels which cool the body down,” explains Dr Jess. “The body, being cool, tells the brain that it’s time for bed.”...
If you’re truly dedicated to growing bushy brows, these are the brow growth serums to try. While you’re stuck at home being forced to face your natural eyebrows, this is a good time to get them into the shape you’ve always wanted. Brows grow in a three to four-month cycle, so if you want thicker brows, you’ve got to really commit to your brow growth serum. These are the ones to know. After seeing it recommended all over the Internet, I’ve been using Pukka Castor Oil, €12.99 for 250ml, religiously for the last few months. I’ve barely made a dent...