As a professional creative with an admiration for the beauty industry, I am fortunate enough to work within a field I am truly passionate about. I specialise in commercial beauty and fashion editorial photography as well as make-up for TV and Film. My experience in the beauty industry began with working for cosmetic retailers Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier as make-up artist.
After gaining experience and confidence as a retail artist, I wanted to discover more about the complexities of professional theatrical make-up. So, you can imagine how excited I was to be chosen to work onset for the Helix production of Les Misérables. Shortly after, I was able to develop my skill-set and gain expertise by assisting the make-up team at Glyndebourne Opera Theatre.
Before my career brought me to London, I was able to work with Ireland's leading newspapers and magazines, including: LIFE magazine, YOU magazine and the Sunday Independent. This gave me indispensable photographic make-up experience and prepared me to work with set briefs and timelines. I also gained valuable experience working as a make-up artist for Vidal Sassoon Academy, which taught me a great deal about hair styling.
Throughout my career as a make-up artist, I have been able to work on a number of different media productions, ranging from the RTE's Late Late Show to award nominated short films. Much of my work has been geared towards creating trend-led looks to generate engaging content for online marketing and social media. Recently, I was selected to work as a head make-up artist and hair stylist for Otterbox's social Christmas advert.
Since their conception last year, I have been working closely with the active wear and make-up brand, SportFX. I was responsible for leading the brands main campaign photo shoot and was brought on as a head make-up artist for numerous E-commerce and beauty shoots for printed media, internet marketing and social media.
My experiences have allowed me to lead projects of all sizes, and provide complete services to all the clients I work with, including creating mood-boards, co-ordinating photo shoots, and managing teams of make-up artists and hair stylists.