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Image / Beauty

Make-up Mecca


By Ellie Balfe
10th Apr 2013
Make-up Mecca

One of Ireland’s leading make-up artists, Ken Boylan opened up his Drury St store in Dublin 2 in late 2011 and has launched his own brand Ken Boylan Makeup/Play, to much approval. We love, love, love his creamy, densely pigmented lipsticks, jewel-toned eyeshadows and particularly his foundations that serve as seamless skin perfectors. And it’s not just make-up, it’s also a REN skincare store where you can get a facial as well as brow grooming and Jessica manicures.

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But the thing about this beauty boutique that marks it out from the rest is its original decor and displays (all direct from the make-up maestro’s quirky imagination!) and the fun you will inevitably have when you are there. Book a session with Ken and be prepared to both learn new make-up skills and also possibly laugh so much you’ll fall off your stool. His irreverent sense of humour is just one of the reasons people keep returning. Perfect pre-night out prep we say!

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Get in touch at [email protected], 01- 6796060.

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