I was invited into the Cailyn counter in The Parkway Shopping Center to have my makeup professionally applied. This was such a treat for me and completely out of the normal for my average Thursday. I am a complete beauty amateur, but my love for beauty and makeup continues to grow. I am intrigued by learning new techniques and tricks to achieve a flawless finish. I play it quite safe when it comes to my makeup, keeping it quite natural while playing around with lipstick shades. For me, my makeup is all about the lipstick,lashes and eyebrows.
I can lose hours in the evenings watching and studying The Beauty Gurus on Youtube. I also love attending makeup master classes as it gives me a real insight in to how professionals apply makeup and what products they use. When Cailyn invited me in for a mini makeover it was an opportunity not to be missed!
How you wear your makeup evokes how your feeling and the style you carry.Whether it be minimlistic, creavtive, professional or amuteur. My makeup suits my style – Fresh, Simple and Elegant. Having someone else apply your makeup can always feel a little daunting. You hope they can portray your style but with of course the added touch of professionalism that only a Makeup Artist can offer.
The Cailyn counter is located in The Parkway shopping center, Limerick. Cailyn is situated in a bright area filled with colourful lipsticks, a wide selection of foundations,blush and did I mention pots and pots of glitter- Pretty much every beauty addict’s dream. Cailyn’s monochrome set up is very chic and you feel every inch of glamour sitting into their makeup chair. I was in good hands with one of Cailyn’s top Makeup Artist Sarah Walsh. We wanted to have fun with my makeup application and let Sarahs creative side shine through.
We went for a smokey bronzed metallic eye with an added sprinkle of copper glitter. Sarah advised this copper shade to make my blue\green eyes really pop! I love how this copper shade enhanced and intensified the colour of my eyes. I explained my ever growing problem with winged eyeliner. No matter how much I practice I just simple can’t achieve the style to suit me eye shape. She advised I try Cailyn Idefine Liquid Eyeliner. She said this makes application super easy and a product she advises to her clients. She then coated and curled my eyelashes using 7 in 1 Dual Fiber Mascara.This wand was double sided innovative dual wand. A thick chunky side to lift and curl top lashes, and a small defining individual lower lash brush. This intense jet black waterproof mascara contains conditioning E5 fibers to create a full dramatic long lasting lashes. So there was no need for messing around with adhesive glue for false eyelashes. She kept my eyebrows quite natural while defining their shape using Gelux eyebrow.
Once my eyes were finished she then used Dizzolv’it makeup melt cleansing balm to remove any eyeshadow that may have fallen onto my face. She then moved onto my skin. Which is a step I usually do in the opposite order. Skin being first – then eyes but I can see how this makes much more sense.
I was blown away by the high coverage of the Super HD foundation she used. To show the strength of this foundation, she did a live demo on my Insta stories using this foundation to cover up a tattoo on my wrist. The results were amazing! Although this foundation is high coverage, it still felt lightweight luminous, satin-smooth and had a matte finish to my skin. Packed with Antioxidants, Vitamin E and Punica Granatum Juice Extract. This oil-free non-greasy formula ensures light-weight fully-concealing coverage. Sarah praised the 10 shades there is to choose from in this range saying’’ there is a shade to suit everyone.’’Sarah lightly contoured using The Cailyn Contouring palette.She contoured and highlighted while keeping my base natural and bright.She shared a tip with me that the contouring shades were also great to use as an eyeshadow! Adding a peachy pink blush to the apples of my cheeks using their Deluxe Mineral Blush to finish this fresh look.
Usually I leave my eyes quite neutral and add a pop of colour through my Lipstick. As my eyes were key to this look, Sarah opted for a matte nude lipstick to not take the drama from the eyes. I am a massive fan of Cailyn matte lipstick. Sarah applied Pure Lust Extreme Matte lipstick in the shade 05 Exhibtionist. This was a warm nude with a red undertone.
With family celebrations coming up such as communions, confirmations and wedding invites starting to fill your weekends. Cailyn offer makeup application for 25 euro. This can be redeemed back on products on the day. I love this idea as it is a great way to pick up one of the products the makeup artist used on you. This way you can keep it for top ups throughout your day, such as your choice of Lipstick. Having your makeup done professionally gives you the one on one time to learn new techniques, ask questions and pick up some tricks. Some of my favourite tips I picked up during my make up application was – for a unique highlighter try using eye pigment on your cheek bones or using a berry shade lip liner makes for an exclusive and distinctive eye liner shade.
Cailyn Cosmetics create a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Between chatting and laughing I left Cailyn feeling as if I spent the morning with a close friend. I was thrilled with my makeup and loved trying something much different from my ordinary every day makeup. If you have a special event coming up and want to treat yourself to having your makeup professionally applied, call into the girls in Cailyn Cosmetics to book your appointment.
For a unique highlighter try using eye pigment on your cheek bones
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