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I fake you?

I am always on the hunt for great fake tan and I found one recently on a trip home to Ireland to see my folks. I had a night out planned but had not had time to go and get a professional spray job done so I went off to my local chemists to see what they had to offer. I was a little blown away by the choice available.

Summer is here.....kinda!

Whether you are just using everyday skin products, fake tan or makeup, skin preparation is key. It makes sense to prepare a bedroom wall before you paint it, doesn’t it? Try to think of your skin needing this ‘prep work’ before you apply any skincare products. 

Bridal Makeup Specialist

I have been a makeup artist since 2005. My career started at Champneys Springs Health Resort as a ‘Finishing Touches’ expert where I was responsible for Makeup Applications, Makeup Lessons/Demonstrations  and St Tropez spray tanning. 

Makeup Tools.....


I meet a lot of women who struggle to achieve their desired makeup look and who are amazed at what can be achieved by a professional. The secret to a professional look is… down to the tools you use! Yes, professional training, experience and technique count for a lot, but if you use the correct makeup tools you’re already half way there.

Booked your Prom Makeup yet?

It's that time of year again.  The dress has been bought, the hair has been booked and now it's time to think of your makeup. 

You want flawless, glowing skin right? You want to catch the eye of the hottest guy in school.....well maybe some of you do, others might not be bothered!!  But, I am pretty sure you will want to look at your photos afterwards and feel happy and confident with your finished look. 

Award Winning Makeup Artist

It is with great pleasure that I can announce I have just been awarded 'Best Makeup Artist Derbyshire' in the Wedding Industry Expert Awards 2013. I am very proud of my achievements to date and would like to extend a huge thank you to all my previous clients and to everyone who voted for me. I am truly grateful. 

Sheelagh Powell Makeup Welcomes New Makeup Artist

Busy, Busy, Busy…

Statement Lips

Statement Lips.

You may have noticed that bold lipstick is everywhere at the moment. A bold lip is the in thing for 2013 and has been seen on many celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, Taylor Swift, Liv Tyler and Rihanna to name but a few. 

Wearing a bright lipstick is a great way to change and update your look and will cheer you up no end during these cold wintery days! 

Sheelagh Powell Makeup gets Theo Paphitis recognition!

Theo Paphitis SBS recognitionMonday the 4th of March turned out to be an amazing night for me. I received an #SBS (Small Business Sunday) retweet from Theo Paphitis, best known for his TV appearance in Dragons’ Den.  With over 330,000+ followers, an onslaught of congratulations ensued via twitter for the next 3 hours.

Makeup on the go..

A while ago I was on a motorway exit slip road and looking in my rear-view mirror I was horrified to see the lady behind me plucking her eyebrows in the visor mirror whilst driving! This got me thinking about how important women feel it is to look their best at all times and how (being multi-taskers!) we manage to fit our beauty regime around our hectic lifestyles.