Makeup masterclass with Dominic Skinner & Louise

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Dominic Skinner, M·A·C Global Senior Artist and TV judge on ‘Glow Up’ hosted a glam makeup masterclass with Louise McSharry broadcaster, writer and beauty obsessive.  Dominic will shared his expertise on how to look fabulous for every type of party event. He created the latest seasonal makeup trends on Louise and reveal his pro tips on how to get glowing skin and the perfect party look.


Red With Attitude Set

A bold red mouth NEVER dates. It is THE number one dress up tool, whether that’s a simple throw-it-on-and-go statement, or the final touch to full- on, drop-dead glamour. Its style, sex and sophistication all wrapped up into one detail. Stephanie wears: Studio Fix Fluid in NC25, Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, Pro Longwear Paintpot in Painterly, Lip Pencil in Ruby Woo, Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Pro Longwear Paint Pot €22.00

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A highly pigmented, long-wearing eye shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The innovative second skin-like formula blends smoothly over lids and creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking heavy or cakey. Its superior colour purity stays true and will not streak or crease. Pro Longwear Paint Pot can be mixed with other products like M·A·C shadows and liners.

MACMineralize Skinfinish €31.50

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A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adding buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. New window compact.

Lip Pencil €17.50

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A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They are long-lasting and available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades. The colour of Lip Pencils is protected by Vitamin E, which acts as an anti- oxidant. Lip Pencils can be worn alone, with Lipstick, or Lipglass.

Lipstick €20.00

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Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15 €32.00

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A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15/PA++ protection. Applies, builds and blends easily and evenly. Comfortable and long-wearing, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish. >>>

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British born, self-confessed nomad Dominic Skinner is a daydreamer with dynamism to boot. “When I was young, my family and I never lived in one place for too long,” he explains. “We moved around the UK and even around Europe. This semi-nomadic youth lead to two things: a close family and a vivid imagination.” Meeting his match working backstage with the formidable Alexander McQueen, he champions a brave and bold approach to makeup, often encouraging his clients to experiment. “Despite having moved around a lot, I don’t need to travel anywhere in particular for inspiration,” he admits. “I find that there are ideas all around me, it’s just a case of spotting the ones that other people might have missed.”


“My most memorable M•A•C moment has to have been assisting Alex Box on a magazine shoot that was being directed by Alexander McQueen. It was the autumn and we were in the woods working with children in miniature Haute Couture gowns and smoke machines. It was a truly magical moment. I think we can learn a lot from McQueen’s bold, creative vision. Don’t be scared to try new things, especially with makeup. If you see something that catches your eye, give it a go. It can easily be removed, but then again, you might surprise yourself!


My favourite feature is the cheek. There is nothing better than a well contoured and highlighted cheekbone. My tip is to get the right tool. The 138 Tapered Face Brush is perfect for this. It’s the same shape as a cheek, so great for applying blush. The tip is pointed so allows for great contour – and it’s super soft so will polish up any highlighter into the highest shine. My signature is texture. A super matte skin next to a full gloss lip, in my eyes, is perfection!


Keep the basics in good condition. Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Cleanser is the best face wash I have ever found. Prep & Prime Essential Oils is great and I use it every day, even on my oily skin, as it instantly makes me look and feel better. Mineralize Concealer gives a quick clean up or you can use a lot for full-face impact. Either way, you are set for any occasion. And finally, M•A•C Lip Conditioner is the product I cannot live without as it makes everyone’s lips look full and healthy. >>>


Louise is a Irish radio presenter and sometimes writer. You can hear her playing new music on RTE 2fm from 8-10pm, Sunday to Thursday nights. Her first book, Fat Chance: My Life in Ups, Downs and Crisp Sandwiches is published by Penguin Ireland. >>>

Thanks to Dominic, Louise and the staff at BT for an amazing Masterclass.


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