September 21st, 2017
With only a few days left till Professional Beauty Ireland 2017 this coming Sunday and Monday, we can’t wait to head over the sea to Dublin for a weekend of makeup mania. Alongside our Warpaint Championships on Monday 25th September sponsored by Makeup For Ever, there’s a huge presence of amazing brands and schools that will be there. From top international names like Benefit to homegrown stars such as Makeup Pro Store, it’s revving up to be a great show.
Irish brand BPerfect Cosmetics has a range of products that are easy-to-use and created to change your cosmetic routine forever. The products are also designed to be a safe and natural alternative to invasive treatments. Create the perfect brow in seconds with the BPerfect Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Kits and dream lashes with the BPerfect Brush on Lash Mascara system.
Started by sisters Jean and Jane Ford in San Francisco, Benefit Cosmetics has become one of the world’s top consumer brands. With their vintage-inspired packaging and top products from the iconic Benetint to the popular They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara, it will be exciting to share the stage with such a big brand.
Los Angeles brand BH Cosmetics brings high-performance make-up in vivid colours that unites style and glam. With its top selling eye shadow palettes and brushes, it is no surprise that BH Cosmetics is a leader in the beauty industry.
One of Ireland’s main beauty distribution companies, Desire Beauty Distribution has a host of products that you’ll love. From the Silicabase blending sponge to Joanne Larby Fairy Wand brushes, DB Distribution provides pharmacies, retail chains and major department stores in Ireland with six brands from the Irish and UK Market including some major names in the beauty industry.
From opening its first store in Drogheda in 2005, Fuschia Make Up has prided itself on providing top quality make-up. All Fuschia’s products have been vetted by its team of ultra-talented make-up artists and each is rigorously tested in order to meet the highest quality standards.
One of the top pro brands out there, Make Up For Ever is firm favourite with artists from across the industry, with a big following with consumers too. Its iconic Ultra HD Foundation is a kit staple.
In Belfast in 2012, Paddy McGurgan opened Make Up Pro Store that brought together professional make-up brands such as Make Up For Ever and Make Up Atelier with social media brands such as Lime Crime and Sugarpill under one roof. Now in its fifth year, Make Up Pro Store continues to grow and has two additional stores in Derry and Newry.
Mii Cosmetics focuses on letting beauty be simply about having the confidence in the look you create. In a world dominated by social media, Mii provides a range that will give make-up artists the ability to provide clients with a look that is uniquely and unmissably theirs.
Sculpt Cosmetics is at the forefront of make up, hair and beauty today. Stocking popular American brands Morphe and LA Girl amongst others, Sculpt is a one stop, premier, beauty boutique.
After six years of dealing with lash extensions, Markéta Chmelová founded Glamour Lashes in 2014 where she has transferred all her experience into developing the young and dynamic company. One of the main focuses of Glamour Lashes is the issue of allergies during eyelash extensions, while providing high quality products and safety for both client and stylists is its priority.
American lashes brand NovaLash has earned its reputation as the healthiest lash extension system through 13 years of safety, education and damage prevention being at the forefront of the brand. NovaLash sells to pros and to retail from glittery lash extensions to a detachable spotlight for phones to maximise your client’s selfies.
Noveau Lashes has been helping people unleash the power of their eyes for 10 years. Its revolutionary treatments are delivered by skilled beauty therapists and all of the products are cruelty-free and gentle to the natural lash.
Blank Canvas has amassed a huge following of loyal customers and celebrity clients thanks to its focus on creating premium brush tools and cosmetics palettes to a superior quality. Blank Canvas launched its Pippa for Blank Canvas Palette and the Master Palette Series One which both sold out in record time.
Long time make-up artist favourite, Crown Brush has been manufacturing professional brushes for many years and strives to improve the performance of its products through the close relationship with professional artists. In August, Crown Brush added a series of cheek palettes to its collection which are a must for any kit.
Set up by Irish make-up artist Niamh Martin who used her 15 years of experience within the Irish and UK beauty industry to provide fun, professional and affordable tools so both professionals and non-professionals can invest in high quality make-up brushes, Nima Brush has recently launches its Mums On The Go brush set that was inspired by a day at the Dublin Mother’s Group for all the hardworking mothers out there.
Having clean brushes is an essential part of a make-up artist world, but it can be a very messy and laborious job. Invented by former winner of the BBC Apprentice Tom Pellereau, Stylpro cleans and dries all make-up brushes of any time in seconds. Now there is no excuse for having messy brushes.
Ciara Daly set up her make-up studio in Belfast to provide a unique and stimulating environment for both aspiring and qualified artists. With high impact workshops and expert training where creativity is encouraged, the studio is distinctive, inspired and a testament to its success. It has many close links with renowned brands as well as top photography studios and model agencies.
One of Ireland’s leading make-up training academies, VanityX offers industry-based courses with on-going student support with academies in Dublin, Cork and now London. Founder Debbie McQuillan has over a decade of experience in the make-up industry as both a make-up artist and entrepreneur. She is on the judging panel for our Warpaint Ireland Championships.