The quest to find Ireland's next makeup star has kicked off with lashings of colour, creativity and plenty of competitive spirit.

Glow Up Ireland, hosted by reality TV star Maura Higgins, has landed on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player. And if you're anything like us, you've been glued to the screen mesmerised by the daring looks and impressive artistry on display.

While not all the looks on the show are ones us mere mortals would attempt to recreate, there are some key tips and tricks that are totally DIY friendly.

We've teamed up with MUA Aideen Kate to translate some of the techniques from the show into wearable, doable make-up looks to broaden your beauty repertoire.

Host Maura Higgins. Pic: Evan Doherty

In the first episode of Glow Up Ireland we saw celebrity fashion designer Colin Horgan step in as guest judge. The Kerry man has painted the faces of Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Halsey, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj and many more celebrities.

We got to know the MUAs a little better in the 'Uniquely You' challenge and saw some stunning editorial looks for Stellar Magazine.

But it was the elimination challenge that had us on the edge of our seats with an ombre lip "Face Off".

While it might sound daunting, the ombre lip is a look you can easily recreate at home. MUA Aideen Kate shows us how to use nude tones to make a very wearable, lip enhancing ombre lip in this easy instructional video (above).

We got to know the MUAs in the first challenge. Pic: Ruth Medjber

The trick is to go dark with your liner, or improvise by using a brow pencil, to over-line your lips first. Fill in with your favourite nude lippy and then top off the look with a high-shine gloss to add extra plumpness to your pout.

To acheive her 'everyday wearable ombre lip' Aideen Kate has used:

  • Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in shade 'Oatmilk'
  • NYX Professional Makeup Lip Liner Pencil in shade ‘Cocoa’ or L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Xpert Eyebrow Pencil in shade ‘Brown’
  • Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in shade ‘Glass Slipper

To shop the all Glow Up Ireland products including those used for this ombre lip, check out Boots' Glow Up Ireland hub here. Make sure to use your exclusive Glow Up Ireland discount code FASHIONLIP10 when shopping online, available for a limited time only.**

Glow Up Ireland is proudly sponsored by Boots. Burst into BOLD with Boots.

Watch it here on RTE Player.

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