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The Look for Less

Thursday, 22 October 2009

How to achieve a high end look with high street products! We'll be comparing make up looks using the brands from both the high and low end of the price bracket.

In the current climate we want to spend our pennies wisely and one way is to find out whether the look created by products with hefty price tags can as easily be achieved by less expensive means. If you just don't have the money anymore to spend on yourself or if you're just being more selective about what products they feel are essential, don't miss our results.

Lisa O'Connor- Make-up artist supreme!
Since 1992 Lisa O Connor has worked as a makeup artist with most of the top prestigious cosmetics companies. In 1997 when M.A.C first arrived in Dublin she began her 7 year career working as makeup artist and manager. While working with M.A.C Lisa developed her makeup artist skills as well as working on exciting projects from the MTV awards to The Late Late Supermodel Shows.

In July 2004 Lisa decided to move on and start a freelance career under the name The Beauty Source. During this time she specialized in Bridal, Fashion and photographic makeup.
She also works regularly in television both working behind the scenes and in front of camera. She created looks for RTEs "You're a Star", "Charity You're a star" and "The All Ireland talent show" to mention but a few. She has appeared as a beauty contributor on both "Off the rails" and "The Afternoon show".
She has built up a regular clientele including the Seoige sisters, Amanda Brunker and Michelle Heaton and also worked on international celebrities including Natalie Imbruglia, Carrie Fisher and Anna Friel.

Lisa has been creating looks for all the Peter Mark advertising campaigns.

Lisa will be launching her exclusive makeup line "War Paint" which is available to purchase at her makeup parties and at her online shop (coming soon).

The Inexpensive Range
Foundation: Rimmel Renew & Lift foundation €8.95
Concealer: Rimmel Recover concealer €6.95
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer €7.25
Eyes: NYC Metro Quartet €4.59
Liners: NYC Automatic eye pencil €2.99
Rimmel Glam eyes Pro liquid €7.95
Mascara: Rimmel Maxx Mascara €7.95
Lips: NYC Lippin large lip plumper €3.99
Lashes: NYC €2.59

Rimmel & NYC products available from pharmacies nationwide.

Total cost of products:- €53.21

High End products:-
Foundation:- Giorgio Armani Designer shaping cream foundation spf 20, €65.50
Concealer:- Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
Bronzer:- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze Shimmer €42
Eyes:- Bobbi brown Eyeshadow Pallette in Bone, Blond, Mahogany and Burnt Sugar €103
Liners:- Laura Mercier intense liquid eye liner
Warpaint powder liner in kohl, €17
Mascara:- Laura Mercier dramatic black mascara
Lips:- Laura Mercier pale pink lip gloss
Lashes:- Laura Mercier black false eyelashes

Giorgio Armani is available in Brown Thomas Dublin and Brown Thomas Cork 01 6056666

Bobbi Brown is available in Brown Thomas Dublin, Cork and Galway 01 6056666

Laura Mercier is available in all Brown Thomas stores 01 6056666