Ouai x Byredo is back with more scented haircare
Ouai x Byredo is back with more scented haircare

Holly O'Neill

This recently renovated Ranelagh home is on the market for €1.25 million
This recently renovated Ranelagh home is on the market for €1.25 million

Megan Burns

Considering getting hitched at home? Two couples on their at-home weddings
Considering getting hitched at home? Two couples on their at-home weddings

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

With soon-to-be-three salons, a beauty brand and a little one at home, Kate Verling of Mink Hand and Foot Spa on mastering multitasking
With soon-to-be-three salons, a beauty brand and a little one at home, Kate Verling of...

Lauren Heskin

Organising a hen party? These are the 18 essential dos and don’ts for bridesmaids
Organising a hen party? These are the 18 essential dos and don’ts for bridesmaids

Geraldine Carton

Travelling with kids: what you need to know before going away this summer
Travelling with kids: what you need to know before going away this summer

Sarah Finnan

Try this crispy elderflower cocktail this bank holiday weekend
Try this crispy elderflower cocktail this bank holiday weekend

Holly O'Neill

What to do when your boss is a bully
What to do when your boss is a bully

Colette Sexton

Filming has begun on the TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s debut novel down in West Cork
Filming has begun on the TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s debut novel down in West...

Sarah Finnan

8 engrossing Netflix picks worth starting this long weekend
8 engrossing Netflix picks worth starting this long weekend

Jennifer McShane

Image / Beauty

Watch: go behind the scenes of the December issue cover shoot


by Holly O'Neill
03rd Dec 2019
blank

Go behind the scenes of the December issue cover shoot.


We’re all about opulence when it comes to modern festive beauty. Think shimmering jewel tones, ornamental bronzes, deep greens and rich plums. All it takes to bring holiday beauty up a notch is a touch of gold, and hint of sparkle too, of course.

A touch of gold runs through the December issue beauty shoot created by make-up artist Ashley O’Connor; be it a wash on the eye or a hint on the cheeks, or as seen on the cover of the December issue of IMAGE, as a slight edge on the line of your lip.

Irish make-up artist Ashley O’Connor has assisted all the greats: Pat McGrath, Val Garland, Isamaya Ffrench, Linda Cantello and more. She has worked at every show from Balmain, Balenciaga, Chanel and Burberry to Louis Vuitton. “The secret to great Christmas make-up is all in the skin preparation! Use a hydrating sheet mask or cream mask before a night out to give your skin a good drink. This will plump up and hydrate your skin so foundation looks radiant during these winter months.”

CHANEL OMBRE PREMIÈRE Exclusive Creation Creamy Powder Eyeshadow, €36

For the IMAGE December issue cover shoot, Ashley used the new Chanel holiday collection, Les Ornements de Chanel. While Gabrielle Chanel might be synonymous with a “less is more” approach, this season’s Chanel beauty collection is all about opulence and excess. “Layer your shades on top of each other to bring a different dimension to the eye,” says Zoe Taylor, Chanel Beauty ambassador. “Make-up is very ownable now – wear what’s most expressive for you.”

Go behind the scenes of the shoot in the video above.

The December issue cover shoot was photographed by Alex Hutchinson, assisted by Eoin Greally. Make-up by Ashley O’Connor using the CHANEL Holiday 2019 Collection: Les Ornements de Chanel. Hair by Roy Leigh. Nails by Kate O’Brien at Tropical Popical using CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colours from the Holiday Collection 2019. Modelled by Li-Ann Smal at Morgan The Agency. Feature direction by Holly O’Neill.

Video by Jake Browne.

See the full guide to glitter-infused festive beauty in the December issue of IMAGE Magazine, on sale now. 

Read more: Editor’s Welcome: the December issue of IMAGE Magazine

Read more: How she does it: Triona McCarthy’s party-prep beauty tips

Read more: 5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year

Also Read

eye cream
BEAUTY
Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue

The face seems to be like a merry-go-round for trends, with every feature getting its time to shine. Right now,...

By Melanie Morris

nail stickers
BEAUTY
Nail stickers are the key to nailing your nail art

Rubbish at doing your nails? Nail you nail art every time with nail stickers.

By Holly O'Neill

grey hair
BEAUTY
Andie MacDowell: Why is my grey hair an issue and George Clooney’s isn’t?

Andie MacDowell debuted a new natural look at the premiere of ‘Annette’ earlier this month, but she thinks it’s time...

By Sarah Finnan

blank
BEAUTY
Vitamin C: everything you need to know about the skin saviour

While skin ingredients may come and go, vitamin C has long been hailed as a solution for anti-ageing and gorgeous,...

By Melanie Morris

beauty
BEAUTY
5 cult beauty staples you need for a post-lockdown upgrade

Ready to streamline your post-lockdown beauty routine in a minimal selection of hard-working beauty heavy-hitters? A lipstick-balm hybrid, powerful skincare...

By IMAGE

blank
BEAUTY
This €12 product helped me get rid of ALL my body acne in my thirties (really)

Having tried every product under the sun to get rid of acne on her back, chest and shoulders, this writer...

By Jennifer McShane

sensitive skincare
BEAUTY
WIN two Bioderma Sensibio hampers, full of soothing skincare for sensitive skin

Enter for your chance to win two Bioderma Sensibio hampers, targeted towards soothing sensitive skin so you can live life...

By IMAGE