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Makeup Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Aisling Murray on

I have made many makeup blunders over the years so here are a few tips to avoid any errors!

PRIMER: Primer improves application of foundation and eyeshadow, ensuring it doesn’t fade and prevents creasing. Catrice® Prime and Fine (only €4.95 at Whelehans) is brilliant for prolonging foundation.

FOUNDATION: Match your foundation to your chest. If you go too light your face appears stark, too dark and caked, Pop into Whelehans and we will match you with the perfect foundation!

BROWS: Brows frame the face. Use a light hand feathering motion; this works much better than one stroke. Elizabeth Arden’s® brow pencils (€ 22.00 at Whelehans) make achieving a soft brow easy.


EYESHADOW: Start with a blending brush in the crease and use a light transition shade, building up the colour. Neutral shades are best to start with if unsure. Use a nude pencil along the water line to open the eyes then softly smoke out the lower lash line with neutral browns. Too much black liner can drag your eye down.


WINGED LINER: An area many find tricky! Drawing your wing outwards instead of up is easier to achieve. Build up the line to create a thicker wing. Start small and you can’t go wrong.

BLUSH & HIGHLIGHT: Blush isn’t all about the apples of our cheeks, I recommend blending it back a little and go with a soft colour instead of an intense bright colour. Avoid applying highlighter to the forehead, chin, and apples of your cheeks unless you want to look like a disco ball! Opt for the high points of the cheek bones.  W7® Let’s Glow! (only €4.95 at Whelehans) is fantastically subtle.


CONTOUR: Less is more. Use a cool toned bronzer and hold off on the shimmer. 


Beauty Masterclass: Thursday May 19th at 6:30pm

On Thursday May 19th at 6.30pm Whelehans host a Beauty Masterclass from our celebrity YouTuber Aisling Murray. Treats include fabulous goodie bags, exclusive discounts discounts and fantastic vouchers. You will enhance your makeup skills, helping create your perfect look. Tickets are only €15 so bring friends and make a night out of it! This event will sell out quick so reserve now in store or call 04493 34591. 

Aisling Murray, Beauty Consultant at Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar. For skincare and makeup tips and advice including free consultations, call in to Whelehans, call  04493 34591 or check or Whelehans on Facebook

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