I recently caught up with Emma Hogan Eyre proprietor of Eyrebrushed make-up studio in Kilkenny. Emma is a professional make-up artist with vast experience from Kilkenny fashion week, Country Living and TV3’s Xpose amongst many others. With Christmas parties fast approaching, Emma has created a party look that you can recreate easily at home using a mix of high end and low end brand products to create the look.

Step 1.  Prep the skin with your moisturiser.

Step 2. Apply a primer such as Photo Finish by Smashbox to the forehead, nose and chin area and blend outwards towards the ear.  

Step 3.  Using a Medium coverage foundation, here I used MAC Studio Sculpt in NC 20, blend it with a stipple brush or fingers in light movements over the skin. 

Step.4 Take a concealer and apply it sparingly under the eye and across the lid.  I used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer here.

Step 5.  Conceal around the nose and chin area with the concealer. Set with a translucent powder such as NO7 Perfect Light Loose Powder.

Step 6. Apply Lancôme Primer across the lid.  

Step 7.  Take the primer underneath the eye, under the lash line and keep softening it out so it doesn’t look like a line. 

Step 8. Using a dark brown pat it onto the outer corners of the eye and blend it underneath the eye also, bringing it in only a little.  You can rim the entire eye if your eyes are quite large.

Step 9.  Take a medium brown shadow and blend it back and forth into the socket line. 

Step 10. With your finger pat the gold shade from Bourjois Colour Edition 24H across the centre of the lid.  This will add some sparkle to your Christmas party look. 

Step 11. Add plenty of mascara to upper and lower lashes. Define the brows with a brow pencil.  Here I used MAC Lingering Brow Pencil.   

Step 12.  Define the hollows of the cheeks with a little matte powder and add a highlighter over the cheek bones.  I used MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Medium Dark and Soft and Gentle to highlight. 

Step 13. Add a plum toned blush to the apples of the cheeks. 

Step 14.  Finish with a strong wine lip such as Smashbox

Visit www.eyrebrushed.ie for more information on make-up appointments and courses.

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