Who I am
Born and raised in Ballincollig, Co. Cork, I attended Colaiste Choilm. Following Leaving Cert I went on to pursue Psychology at UCC. Makeup had always been a passion of mine, so when I took a makeup course as a hobby I fell in love immediately. I followed my dream, built my own business and am so lucky to be where I am today.
Where I work
In 2016 I set up my home studio on the west side of Ballincollig town. Separate from the main house and with a separate entrance, I mainly work from here. House calls can also be arranged, for an additional fee which depends on the location.
For weddings I travel all around Cork and Munster regularly.
One of the my favourite parts of my job is working with so many brides. It is so special a part of a wedding morning and to help create that "bridal beauty". These photographs will be cherished forever more so it is always an honour. Again, I fine tune each look to suit the individual style of my brides.
I also offer various makeup lessons.
One-to-one personal lessons allow you to master your own makeup, and ask any questions
Bring a friend or two along for a fun girly activity.
One-to-one artistry lessons are for those learning to do makeup on others or artists looking to upskill in particular techniques.
Makeup Artist to the Irish Stars including Dee Devlin, Sile Seoige, Aobhinn Garrihy, Ashling Thompson, Ann Cassin, Angela Scanlon.
As seen on RTÉ
I had the pleasure of working on Ashling Thompson, Cork camogie star, for a feature on RTÉ's Nationwide.
Makeup isn't just my job, its is my passion. I also create YouTube videos, as well as blog posts and social media content. I love discussing makeup products, giving tutorials and creating new looks.
Education & Training
In 2010 I trained in 'Makeup Artistry & Beauty Consultancy' (Diploma), 'Fashion & Photographic Makeup' (Diploma), 'Bridal Makeup' (Certificate) and 'Airbrush Makeup' (Certificate) at American Beauty Academy.
In 2017 I completed a course in makeup for women of colour at the London Makeup School.
I am also a former Senior Artist, Supervisor and Store Trainer with Inglot Cosmetics (2014-2016).
From natural to glam makeup and everything in between - My approach to makeup is all about flexibility and suiting the makeup to the client's style and preferences.
I have been named Bridal Makeup Specialist in the South, at the Irish Makeup Awards 2018.
I was also previously named Best for Bridal Makeup in the RSVP Wedding Awards 2014.
Gift vouchers are available for purchase in person, and online here.
Makeup can be super hard to explain because it's a visual process. Explaining your style can be even harder because one person's "smokey eye" is another person's "natural eye". I created this quiz to help people find and define their personal makeup style.
From fundraisers to hen parties to group training - masterclasses are great watch and learn experiences that are fun and educational.
As seen in Hi Magazine
Featured in Hi Magazine in October 2018
Christine O'Connor: Leading Professional Makeup Artist serving Co. Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Clare