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Make-up Master class - Eyes

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Last week we started a three week make-up tutorial for ladies of all ages. Beginning last week with foundation, today we look at eyes, next week we finish off the look with lips & cheeks. This item is for women who have yet to find the right products/application process that work for them.

If you're the type of person who's just not sure about how to make your make-up work for you- we will demystify the process!

It's all in the eyes- our eyes are the windows to our souls, isn't it always relevant that we keep our windows looking their best!

Lisa O'Connor- Make-up artist to the stars!
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 has recently launched her exclusive makeup line "War Paint" which is available to purchase at her makeup parties and at her online shop -


Five step guide to applying eye make up for teens

1. Using a flat eye shadow brush, pat the colour on to the eye lid
2. Take a socket brush and blend the same colour in to the crease of the eye
3. Blend the colour under the eye with the flat eye shadow brush
4. Apply a black kohl pencil to the inner rim of the eye
5. Finish with a generous coat of mascara

Products featured

. Smash box single shadow in 'Serpent' €18.50
. Barbara Daly for Tesco Black eye pencil €4.90
. L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara 'Black' €15.49

Top tips for teens

. Have fun with colour
. Rim the eyes with black kohl pencil
. Use complementary colours- Blue eyes use greens, yellows and oranges - green eyes use pinks and purples - Brown eyes use blues and silvers

Thirty somethings

Five step guide to applying eye make up for thirty -somethings
1. Using a flat eye shadow brush or fingertips apply the colour mousse to the lid (avoid the crease)
2. Apply a generous amount of mascara
3. Using an angled liner brush apply the cream eyeliner to the inner rim of the eye
4. Apply the same liner to the upper eye line
5. Finish by blending a splash of colour under the eye with a flat shadow brush

Products featured
. Colour mousse 'Sassy, €7.25, Rimmel
. False Lash Effect Mascara, €14.99, Max Factor
. Jet set Waterproof eyeliner 'Black', €18, Smash box
. Single shadow in 'Orange Zest €13.50, War Paint

Top Tips for Thirty something eyes:
. Go for products that are easily applied
. Avoid using vivid colour on the whole eye - apply a flash of colour under the eye only
. Always apply mascara as it's the quickest way to play up the eyes

More mature

Five step guide to applying eye make up for the more mature

1. Apply a matte base shadow to the entire eye
2. Using a socket brush apply a medium neutral shadow to the crease of the eye. Concentrate on the outer socket to 'lift' the eye
3. Apply the same colour under the eyes (optional)
4. Using an angled liner brush apply product to the brows
5. Using a mascara with a fine brush apply to the upper lashes

Products featured

. Smash box single eye shadow 'Vanilla' €18.50
. Barbara Daly eye shadow in 'Taupe' €4.90
. Smash box 'brow tech' €22
. War Paint HD mascara in :carbon Black' €15

Top tips for the more mature at the end.

. Make sure eyebrows are well defined
. Avoid frosted colours on the eyes as they accentuate fine lines
. Apply a medium neutral shadow to eye socket to 'lift' drooping eyes

All Featured products:-
. 'Serpent' eyeshadow, €18.50, Smashbox
. Eye pencil, €4.90, Barbara Daly for Tesco
. Telescopic Explosion mascara,€15.49, L'Oreal
. 'Sassy' Colour mousse, €7.25, Rimmel
. False lash effect Mascara, €14.99, Max Factor
. 'Jet set' waterproof eyeliner, €18, Smashbox
. 'Infinite Green' shadow, €8.49, Bourjois
. 'Taupe' shadow, €4.90,Barbara Daly for Tesco
. 'Vanilla' shadow, €18.50, Smashbox
. 'Brow tech', €22, Smashbox
. 'Carbon black' HD mascara, €15, War Paint