Want to know about makeup? Want your personal beauty questions answered weekly? Well we here at TSO are doing a post every week with Top Irish makeup artist, Vanessa Jade Williams. She will be doing my makeup every week on the blog. We will also be answering any of your questionsyou may have too.

Our 1st look was a simple smokey brown/copper eye with a bright pink lip.
 The products we used were:

EYES – Quite Natural Pain Pot MAC, Uninterupted, Nylon, Redbrick and Carbon MAC shadows
LIPS – Magenta Lip Liner MAC, Flat Out Fabulous MAC
BLUSHER – Dainty Blush MAC

How did you get into makeup Vanessa? 
I have always loved makeup as long as i can remember so it was my obvious choice to go on to study makeup as a career. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

What is the one thing you love about working in the beauty industry? 
I just love seeing my clients reactions! Knowing they feel better after i do their makeup is what I love about my job…

 Where did you train? 

The Makeup Room, LA Creative Academy, Avant Garde Makeup Academy & Studio

What are your favourite makeup brands? 
Mac of course, MakeupForever and Illamasqua

What one bit of advice would you give to an aspiring makeup artist? 
Practice Practice Practice! You learn so much from just picking up a brush and doing it…. Also a good makeup school is vital! My recommendation would be Avant Garde Makeup Academy & Studio as I loved it!

What is your best makeup tip? 
Blend…Blend …Blend!! Don’t leave harsh lines anywhere on your face

 What brushes are best to you? 
I like CrownBrush. I have alot of MAC brushes and my Crownbrushes are just as good for a quarter of the price 😉

What are you TOP 5 products that you can’t live without? 
Essence Long Lasting Liner in Drak Brown (The twisty one) 
MAC- Mineralized Skin Finish Natural 
 Mac Brush in Number 217 (Blending eye shadow brush) Crownbrush also has a cheaper dupe for €8 NuSkin Nutricentials Mattifying Toner Naked or Vanilla pigment (has multiple uses)

What has been the highlight of your career so far? 
TV3 Dream Debs in 2011

Who is your favourite makeup artist? 
Far too many to choose from. I love Pat Mc Grath, Joyce Bonelli, Kevin Aucoin and Scott Barnes

Where would you like to be in 5years time? 
I’d love to be finally teaching and creating great makeup artists (currently in my teacher training)

For more info or to book Vanessa for that special occasion, make sure to LIKE her Makeup Page HERE.

Love Aoibhe xxx



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