Friday, 23 March 2012

Newry Style City ~ Get the Look ~ Hair & Makeup Tips

Hot on the heels of Belfast Fashion Week, Newry Style City kicks off tomorrow with a week of stylish events.

A series of free and ticketed events include catwalk shows and Online Fashion First Aid Clinics. I’m loving the sound of the official opening ‘Speed Styling’ event, where a host of beauty, fashion and lifestyle experts will offer one to one advice and tips to help fashionistas get set for the new season.

Here are some of my favourite looks that will feature at the event, with tips on how to recreate the hair & makeup at home…

Newry Style CIty 2012 fashion shoot Newry Style CIty 2012 fashion shoot

Get the Look - Makeup

Pastels 'It’s no secret that pastels are bang on trend for the Spring/Summer season, and your make up is no exception,” said makeup artist Paula Fraser.  “For the first look of the day, the clothes are all gorgeous soft floral prints in pretty pastel tones, so I’ve used an array of soft pastel pinks on the eyes, lips and cheeks for a fresh romantic look.

Lash it Up “A key look throughout the shoot was a really dramatic lash and this is easy to copy with the right false lashes.  I used the Eyelure Naturalites Double Lashes 207, which gave an intense, feathery look.”

Be Bold For the bolder for vibrant coloured looks Paula wanted to change the make up look completely and decided to use bright bold colours for major effect:  “I used aqua greens and blues to create a glamorous smokey eye, and on the lips, a neon coral pink which made them pop.”

Newry Style CIty 2012 fashion shootNewry Style City 2012 fashion shoot 

Get the Look: Hair

Soft tumbling curls are a key look for Spring Summer 2012; if wearing the hair down, hair stylist, Olivia Muldoon, suggests:  “Think Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl and go for a more dishevelled wave for a fresh feel. Using medium tongs, curl sections until all the hair is curled, then leave to cool before gently brushing out and setting with hairspray.”

Fake Bob “Pull most of the hair back into a hair elastic ¾ way down the hair into a loose ponytail. Fold up, under and secure at nape of neck with bobby pins; keep front section loose to frame face & finish with hairspray to hold. This is a really cute look with a pretty hairband worn across the forehead!”

Height and Drama “Take a large section from ear to ear and backcomb from front to crown. For extreme hold, use ‘Osis Dust it powder’ at roots where you have backcombed. Using your fingers, gently bring hair towards the bottom of the crown to create a beehive look. Pull into a low ponytail at nape of neck. To exaggerate height, use the end of your tail comb to lift the beehive to desired height. Finish with hairspray.”

Many thanks to Makeup Artist, Paula Fraser and Hair Stylist, Olivia Muldoon for sharing their tips with us!

All Creative Direction and Styling by the lovely Katrina Doran for

Full details of the coming week’s events are at

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