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Autumn Winter Make-Up with Annie Gribbin

Thursday, 13 September 2007

The Summer might be well and truly over but that doesn't mean all the colour has to drain from your face. This Autumn/Winter season is more colourful than ever not only in fashion but make-up too so we're going to show you how to get that perfect purple autumn look whatever your age.

From plums to lilacs, aubergines to indigo; purple is the colour of the season.

From Versace dresses to YSL tribute pumps, purple is everywhere to be seen this season. From the catwalk to the red carpet, it is the weapon of choice for women this autumn/winter. The influence of the many hues and shades of purple will also be seen on the faces of women everywhere.

A warm complement to greys, pinks and silvers, purple adds warmth to a wardrobe while still being wearable for work and play. Purple especially compliments brown, green and hazel eyes but it goes for all eye colors, especially if they are blended with other colours, so do try it out!

Annie Gribbin - Make-up Artist

About Annie

International celebrity make-up artist and creator of FACE 2 Annie Gribbin is one of the country's best known make up artists. She has made up everyone from the Taoiseach to the Pussycat Dolls. Her career has taken her around the world working with Celebritys including Kate Hudson, Alicia Silverstone, Debby Harry, U2, The Corrs and The Sugababes. Having been listed in Angela Phelan's 2006 "Who's Who in Ireland: The Influential Irish" as THE pioneer of the professional makeup industry in Ireland. Annie's experience is often called on. Most recently, Annie has written a chapter featured in Sarah Traynor's "How to Have A Champagne Wedding on a Bucks Fizz Budget".

Annie Gribbin has been one of the great pioneers in the Irish Cosmetic Industry since establishing herself as a professional makeup artist and entrepreneur in 1989.  It was then that she opened the doors to her hugely successful Make Up For Ever store, now situated on Clarendon Street, Dublin and created her own signature cosmetic range, FACE 2.

Having successfully completed the International Cidesco diploma, Annie won a scholarship to train at the exclusive Christian Cheveaux School of Make Up in Paris, the director of which, Dany Sanz, would later become the creator of Make Up For Ever.
Annie's success continued after returning to Ireland; where she was a finalist in the 1995 Irish Permanent's Young Business Woman of the Year Award and then went on to win the ISME Association's Young Entrepreneur of the Year 1997. Annie has worked on the faces of many celebrities worldwide including Alicia Silverstone, the Corrs, Pierce Brosnan, U2 and Samantha Mumba to name but a few. She has worked in New York, London and Ireland alongside Paul Costello, John Rocha and Louise Kennedy.  At present she is working on Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler, as they undertake their European music tour. Annie and her team also cover events such as the Meteor Awards, the Childline Concert as well as numerous fashion shows and editorial shoots.  Most recently the team have designed and created the look at the NCAD Fashion Show.  Annie has also been commissioned to do work for various production and music companies as well as supplying products for TV3, RTE and TG4 for use in their makeup departments. 

Jane - The Monochromatic Look - 20's

. For perfect eye makeup of any colour, apply generous amounts of eyeshadow in a neutral base colour to allow easy blending of stronger colours

. With a good medium sable brush, apply purple from the outer corner of the eye, building up and blending to cover the entire lid. Keep the depth of the purple to the corner of the lid. For best results, build up fine layers of purple to create density and longevity of colour.

. To further define the eye, a waterproof cream liner is long wearing and smear resistant and can also be used on the inner eye.

Products Used
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation, €29.50
FACE 2 Eyeshadows, €16.50
Make Up For Ever Star Powder, €14.00
FACE 2 Luxury Cream Liner, €17.50
Make Up For Ever Volumising Mascara €16.50
Make Up For Ever Fascinating Lip Gloss, €15.50

Corina - Berry Bomb - 30's

. A mix of matt shadows to create structure and berry toned shimmers are used to empower eyes. Always start with the dark colour for contouring and shaping, leaving the lip more neutral with a lighter tone.

. Eyeliner is newly angled and extended outwards melting into shadow to fully open up the eye area.

. A liberal helping of an earthy pink is added to the cheeks.

Products Used
Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation, € 30.50
FACE 2 Eyeshadows, €16.50
Make Up For Ever Star Powder, €14.00
FACE 2 Luxury Cream Liner, €17.50
FACE 2 Blush, €18.50
FACE 2 Liqui Lip Colour, €16.00
Make Up For Ever Volumising Mascara €16.50
Make Up For Ever Lashes from €13.50

Joan - Heavenly Heather - Mature Model

. An under eye concealer with lifting properties is essential for more mature skin and can be applied both underneath and on the lid itself.

. Natural looking makeup should remain matt on mature skin, with more solid colours recommended.

. A soft waterproof pencil is recommended for liner mature eyes as it is less harsh and more forgiving.

. Cheeks can be livened up with a soft apricot toned cream blush.

Products Used
. FACE 2 Light Diffusing Foundation, €29.50
. FACE 2 Shadows, €16.50
. Make Up For Ever Aqua Pencil, €15.50
. FACE 2 Cream Wear Blush, €18.00
. Make Up For Ever, Aqua Lip Pencil, €15.50
. FACE 2 Liqui Colour, €16.00
. Make Up For Ever Volumising Mascara €16.50
. Make Up For Ever Lashes from €13.50


For More Information

Make Up For Ever Stockists

Make Up For Ever 40 Clarendon St, D2

FACE 2 Makeup Boutique, Waterloo Road, D4

Health Express, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda

Health Express, White Water Shopping Centre, Naas

FACE 2 Stockists

Make Up For Ever - 40 Clarendon St, D2

FACE 2 Makeup - Boutique, Waterloo Road, D4

Cosmo Beauty 59 - The Mayors Walk, Waterford

Leavy's Pharmacy - Main Street, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan

Pharmacy O'Regan - 67 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3  

Aidan Fitzgerald Hair & Beauty - Main Street Blackrock Co Dublin
Or order online at and mail order also available.