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This week, a barrage of bloggers and influencers were driven around Dublin city it what can only described as one of the most eclectic vehicles in the county. 

The Vintage Tea Tour Bus hit the road to celebrate the launch of a brand new venture by esteemed Irish makeup artist, Aimee Connolly. 

The bus, hosting the likes of Holly Carpenter, Niamh Cullen, Faces by Grace and James Patrice, looped around Dublin's south inner city, as it's patrons enjoyed the opportunity to catch up, snack on afternoon tea, and get up to speed on a product Aimee has been working on that is set to solve one of our main makeup problems. 


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Aimee, know for her distinctively pared-back, softly contoured makeup style at a time when 'more is more' is the makeup mantra of many, has created the remedy to an issue many women face when shopping for a face palette. 

Generally, face palettes are built to cater to numerous demographics, and so can include a wildly varying shade range to appeal to many.  

This can often lead to a couple of shades in the palette being used, while one or two are left undisturbed by your beauty blender. 

We have all seen this in action – in our very own makeup bags. 


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That deep bronze in your contour palette you simply cannot use thanks to it's dark undertones remains untouched as all the rest of your pans empty, or that icy pink highlight in your strobing set is too light and washes our your rich colouring, so it gets tossed when the rest of the palette is used up. 

We often end up buying palettes based on our fondness for most of the shades, accepting that some wont work for us, but purchase anyway as a means to access the colours we do like.

'The reason why I went for the face products initially is because I used to love how simple it was to make someone look amazing,' Aimee told SHEmazing previously.

'People I think used to think that there was a lot more layers to contouring then there actually was.'


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'I thought how good it would be to have a handy kit that’s more towards the easy approach to contouring and not the full cream contour.'

Her original palettes, The Sculpted Palette and The Sculpted Rose Gold Edition Set, have been helping Irish men and women achieve a heavenly glow and carved cheekbones since their launch, but Aimee wanted to hone her offering to makeup lovers further by making her palette a personal experience for each person.

And so, The Custom Edition was conceived, and as it's name suggests, the new palette is completely and totally customisable for the person who seeks it out. 

The four pan Revolutionary Refillable Palette comes empty (a steal at €9.00), and makeup lovers than have the opportunity to build their own, completely bespoke, face palette from a selection of 12 options. 

The looks Aimee has created, Royal Rose, Golden Girl and Bronzed Bombshell, each have four elements, a cream base, a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush (Aimee is all about EVERYONE wearing blush to create a natural glow). 

Each of these 12 pans can then be slotted into the palette in any way you see fit – you could take the blush and base from Royal Rose, the bronzer from Golden Girl and the highlight from Bronzed Bombshell, or any other combination that takes your fancy. 

Or, if you're just after highlights, you could choose two cream bases and two highlights to create your own bespoke strobing palette, complete with one set for a day-to-day look, and one for a tanned, glam night look. The possibilities are pretty much endless. 

The individual pans are a steal at just €8.00, and The Custom Edition launches in stores today and tomorrow. 

You can nab them at various pharmacies nationwide, including Cara Pharmacies, and Sam McCauley Chemists and Meagher's Pharmacies. 

They're also already online, from Cloud 10 Beauty and AimeeConnolly.com.



Whether you're bringing a smol bean trick or treating or hitting the bars with the girls, Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, which is making us feel a little less festive. 

Rather than opt for a full-on costume, we're leaning more heavily on our makeup bags to nail our witchy looks. 

Luckily, Ireland is bursting to the seams with talented MUAs who have provided us with all the inspiration we could need fro a spooky full face.

Here are some of our favourite looks: 


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Let's face it, Ireland is absolutely bursting with creative talent. 

From writer and painters, to poets and musicians, we really are a wonderful nation of artists. 

This fine nation is also full of extremely skilled makeup artists, a truly unique art form in itself. 

We are always on the look out for new and exciting beauty gurus, and we have made a very early discovery. 

Nas Ghaedi is a trained nurse living in Dublin, who spends her days changing the lives of children in Crumlin hospital. 

However, recently the lovely Nas has decided to pursue her dream of makeup in her spare time.

Having spent years doing makeup for her friends on nights out and special occasions, Nas decided to make a go of it. 

And let me tell you, so far she's killing it! 

With a rounded ability in makeup, Nas can create that perfect natural dewy glow, or sort you out with a more theatrical look – depending on your mood. 


Loved creating this look for the stunning @niamhmccormack_ 

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Most recently, the 27-year-old was tasked with doing the beautiful Jodie Wood's makeup for the IMAGE Business of Beauty awards. 

Using a number of Jodie's hero products, Nas created a warm, glowy look with the perfect golden brown eye. 

We nearly died, it was beyond stunning! Jodie is just the start of Nas's growing client list, having painted the faces of PR guru Hannah Saunders and model Niamh McCormack. 

It's not all about famous faces though, as Nas is available for weddings, hen parties, and any event that requires a fierce face of makeup. 

Whether it's influencers, or a beautiful bride – we have no doubt that the gorgeous Nas has one hell of a career ahead of her. 


Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram, looking for the perfect makeup inspiration? 

Well, your search ends here ladies, with the amazingly talented Iris makeup artist, Jade Mullet! 

Jade, who is a professional makeup artist and beauty blogger, can do pretty much anything with the sweep of a brush, but it's her witchy-inspired looks that we are crushing on. 

Giving us all the smokey-eye feels, Jade has produced some looks that would have the entire cast of American Horror Story: Coven drooling.  

Jade has also produced really amazing festival looks, and some Halloween faces that need to be seen to be believed.

With 21,000 followers on Instagram and 5,100 followers on Facebook, it's safe to say that Jade is one of the most popular artists around at the minute. 

She works with TV3, the LA College of Creative Arts and was even a finalist for Best Make-up Artist at the 2016 Irish Beauty Blog Awards.

That is one hell of a CV!

We are so excited to see more form this amazing MUA in 2017.

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