ABOUT

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me
Image courtesy of Egle at White Cat Photography Studio, Cork

Hello…

I’m Linda, a professional makeup artist living in Douglas, just outside of Cork City in Ireland. For the past 8 years, I’ve specialised in the creation of elegant makeup for inspired modern brides & fine art editorial makeup for international publication. My favourite things are beauty, words, coffee, my family, ideas, makeup, people & art… not necessarily in that order. I’m a self-confessed makeup bore, great company for those who love endless makeup trivia. I also love nothing better than answering your beauty questions or having a rummage through your make up bag.

My philosophy is simple. Whether it’s a photo shoot or a wedding I take what I think is a fresh, modern approach to make up application. I want to enhance your features, not to mask them. For me, the skin is everything and less will always be so much more.

Come see me at my private home makeup studio. Mine is a busy home. I share it with my husband Mike, our 3 girls and a mischievous little bichon dog called Louis. Luckily, the makeup studio is my sanctuary. It’s where I drink coffee, clean my brushes, email, daydream and meet with my gorgeous clients.

(…and yeah, sometimes I’m in there just to hide from the kids!)

MY BACKGROUND

  • I originally wanted to train in hairdressing but instead, I graduated with a BA English & Philosophy from University College, Cork
  • After that, I studied Arts Administration, Journalism & I speak conversational Spanish
  • I had a pretty long career in retail management – Topshop, Monsoon Accessorize, Zara & Boots No7
  • During my time as a No7 Beauty Consultant, I became obsessed with makeup and decide to train professionally at Jemma Kidd Makeup Academy, London UK
  • Later again, still obsessed with makeup, I trained with Samantha Chapman & Nicola Haste at Pixiwoo Studios Norwich, UK

MY MISSION

To create elegant, clean and above all else, flattering makeup looks. To keep your skin looking fresh and youthful so that it photographs beautifully.

FEATURED

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I am privileged that my makeup work has featured in so many prestigious international publications. I’m also grateful to have worked alongside wonderfully talented photographers, blogs, stylists and creative personalities.
Weddings Unveiled Magazine
Ireland’s Wedding Journal
Wedding Ideas Magazine UK
Vogue Italia
Best of the Best Professional Hair Awards
Pearl & Godiva – featured on Vogue’s Ultimate Wedding Planner Master List
Corbin Gurkin- Martha Stewart Weddings’ top 10 US Wedding Photographers
Lance Nicoll Fine Art Editorial & Editorial Photography – New Orleans & International
Pia Clodi -Peaches and Mint Fine Art Film Photography – Vienna & International
Lisa Griffin – Dublin Fashion Photographer of the Year 2015
Kathriona Devereux TV presenter of RTE’s Consumer Show (bridal client 2012)
Gemma Hayes Irish Singer-Songwriter (bridal client 2014)