Hair & Make Up with Colette from The Gloss MUA


Hi All,

Hope you had a great weekend, it's all back to normal for me in work and it looks like May is going to be mental busy!!

So last Saturday I was treated to fab hair and makeup by MUA Colette from The Gloss, you can see her Facebook page here... 

Colette is a dublin lady, now working in Galway during the week but is available for makeovers and lessons in Dublin each weekend.

I had met Colette for the first time at the From Matte to Metallic Workshop a couple of months ago, you can check out the ladies Jennifer and Ciara on Facebook at... 
They have recently opened a new studio so please click over and take a look.

So myself and Colette had discussed what look I'd like so we went for loose curls and a golden/brown smokey eye with big lashes.

I arrived at 12pm and we got to work, my entire makeover took just over 2 hours and we had such great chats throughout from makeup to work to life in Dublin, I felt really welcomed and comfortable with Colette working on me.

Colette is currently trying to build up an audience base here in Dublin so I really wanted to feature her work and I had seen her work at the workshop a couple of months ago.

We worked on my hair first which there is a lot of and using the wider padel GHD, Colette created lovely loose curls on me.

We then moved onto makeup, Colette has kindly provided me with a full product list but there is just a few I would like to mention almost like a review as I really liked them.

Firstly here is the full list...

  • Face
  • Primer- Clarins instant smooth
  • Foundation- Clarins everlasting in 110 honey
  • Concealer and eye Lid primer: Mac prolong wear in nw20 set with inglot luminous powder
  • Highlight: mac prep n prime in light boost
  • Hoola to contour 
  • Blush -Clinique in "Ginger pop" and Mac "ambering rose" 
  • Highlighter- Mac "soft and gentle"

  • Eyes:
  • Mac "wedge" all over lid up Into crease.
  • maybeline colour tattoo in "on and on bronze" on lid
  • Mac "antiqued" on lid,
  • Mac "texture" in crease
  • Antiqued for undereye and blended out with texture.
  • Creep from naked pallette #1 on outer corner. (Black shadow)
  • Inglot gel liner. Lash line.
  • Rimmel kohl pencil on waterline. 
  • Fuschia pigment in "moonbeam" on inner corner
  • Red cherry lashes in #43
  • Lips
  • "Cherub blush" by mememe mixed with L'oreal "Eva's nude"

The first product I had never tried before and really liked that Colette used was the 

clarins instant smooth, which we used as a primer. Colette has used this product for years 

and although a small post can cost around €26, she says a little of this goes a long long way 

and that it can last you ages. I may have to try this myself.

Another product which I loved on the day was MAC's Highlighter Soft & Gentle. I actually 

cannot believe I still don't own this product but it seems every time I go to get it it's sold 

out so I just need to be patient and it will eventually come to me!!

Lastly ladies who love lashes.... Get some Red Cherry Lashes in #43 OMG where have they

been all my life they are just amazing, they can be found on Ebay and I will deffo be 

adding some to my kit :)

Colette is a wonderful MUA so down to earth, really wants her clients feeling and looking 

their best and her pricing is second to none;

  • A makeover including lashes costs €30
  • Add Curls for €10/€15 depending on hair length
  • Get a full makeup lesson including makeover for only €50!!
Here are my before and after pics from my time with The Gloss MUA

Unfortunately I didn't get one of the back of my hair but the curls were beautiful

I am going to be running a competition with The Gloss for your chance to win a free 

makeover so keep you eyes peeled and get ready for sharing!!

Really hope you enjoyed this post and as always....

Emma x

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  1. Lovely post :) Your make up looks flawless!! Gorgeous :)
    Ava xox

  2. You look beautiful! Colette is very talented :)