Monday, 1 September 2014

Beauty blog review: Fuschia Mineral Make up!

I love make up but in many cases make up doesn't love me back! I have sensitive skin and as I hit my mid twenties I seem to be more susceptible to allergies and intolerances when it comes to beauty products and skin care. I gave myself 4 weeks to review the mineral powder by award winning Irish brand 'Fuschia Make Up' to see how it would affect my skin over that period.
image from @lauramullettstylist instagram
The jumbo brush and mineral powder are a match made in heaven. The soft brush when swept gently in circular motions results in a soft but non caked finish. I found that it helped my complexion as it is non comedogenic so won't clog your pores. I got a lot of compliments on my make up and people asked had I been away on holidays! I moisturised well, applied a small amount of liquid foundation and concealer and applied the mineral powder gradually. I added small dustings starting with the t-zone area and built up the coverage till I had a matte finish on my forehead and chin where I didn't want a shine. 
image from @lauramullettstylist instagram
As a pale skinned gal with a typical Irish pallor I found I achieved a warmth to my skin without that dreaded orange hue. My skin looked peachy and dewy. For daytime I was light handed with the powder to get the most natural result. Being honest - I was delighted with the results and it is great to have the opportunity to support Irish brands. My skin is clearer since the 4 week starting point and looks more nourished without make up. #shopirish

The 'Fuschia' mineral foundation is priced at €26. The 'jumbo' buffer brush is €30. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! You can check out 'Fuschia Make Up' on Facebook here & their official website with product and price listings is here.



Until Next time,

xo


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Styling Madeline Mulqueen for the Transformers World Tour!

I have been really busy as of late but I have been really enjoying it! I am Madeline Mulqueen's fashion stylist for the 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' world tour. Madeline is accompanying her fiancé Jack Reynor who stars in the Summer blockbuster.
Me styling Madeline for a press fashion shoot earlier this year.
I decided to dress Madeline in a collection of truly special Irish designers. Some were selected on the basis that their designs emulated the flavour of particular cities where premieres are being held and  numerous outfits have been the fruits of collaboration where the dress has been made especially for Madeline. It has been so exciting to be a part of that process discussing fabrics, textures and styles that come to life. We endeavoured to use as much Irish designers as possible due to the wealth of talent here in Ireland. I aimed for contemporary structured chic for the Asian premieres working with fantastic designers such as Colin Horgan, Geraldine O' Meara and Joanne Hynes. For the european and US premieres we have gone for modern, elegant & refined looks and have both been thrilled to team up with Zoe Carol, Geraldine O' Meara, Sean Byrne, Louise Kennedy, Natalie B Coleman and many more. It has been brilliant to work with Madeline - she has a very adventurous sense of style and looks stunning in the attire.

For the first premiere on June 19th in Hong Kong Madeline wore a custom floor sweeping gown teamed with dewy fresh make up a striking red lip and soft waves in her hair. The monochrome number was finished off with a lacy belt to tie the look together. What I love about this dress is how demure it is and how it perfectly sits on Madeline's petite frame. The dress is by Geraldine O' Meara who is a fashion designer of bespoke special occasion dresses and bridal wear and is based in Crinkill, Birr, Co.Offaly.
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Hong Kong. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Hong Kong. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
The second Transformers premiere took place in Shanghai on June 22nd. Madeline wore another Geraldine O' Meara design. The bespoke black and white dress has a hot pink sash that cinch's at the empire line of the dress accentuating Madeline's waist. The dress has an Audrey Hepburn vibe and is a very demure length. The model's make up and hair is very pared back which complements the style. The look was a real showstopper at the closing ceremony of the Shanghai film festival.
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
The third dress Madeline wore is a fashion forward Colin Horgan 'Gaia' dress for the Beijing premiere on June 23rd. I teamed the beautiful translucent number with black and white strappy sandals and a black slip underneath to keep the look contemporary and youthful. I think Madeline looks truly great in this outfit! It is very chic and the structured shape is a real nod to Transformers. Colin Horgan is a young award winning Irish designer and has been labelled a one-to-watch due to his innovative designs that are minimalist and contemporary with a futuristic element. 
Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net 
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
The next outfit Madeline will be wearing is a glamorous Louise Kennedy dress in New York city tomorrow. Myself and Madeline had a fantastic time in Louise Kennedy HQ in Merrion Sq before her departure for the Tour. The very stylish Peter talked us through the new collection and we tried out so many options one more spectacular than the other.
Madeline & Peter in Louise Kennedy
Madeline and I had a ball as she tried on designs by one of Ireland's most loved and established designers who has dressed everyone from Meryl Streep to Beyonce. The below picture is not the LK dress Madeline will be wearing for NYC but wow she truly does look phenomenal in it!

Madeline in Louise Kennedy
Madeline & Peter in Louise Kennedy
I can't wait for you guys to see the Louise Kennedy dress for the US premiere in New York tomorrow! It has been a fantastic experience so far getting Madeline red carpet ready in the selection of top class Irish designers. I am so thrilled to have been tasked with styling her head to toe for the premieres spread over 3 continents. It has been an amazing challenge so far!! Watch this space. There are still a lot of fabulous red carpet Transformers premieres to go…. Make sure to check out the trailer below! The movie looks brilliant  I cannot wait to see it.



xo

Sunday, 27 April 2014

I hit the green carpet for 'Tarzan' the Premiere!

One of the best things about being a Journalist is working in radio. I love working covering premieres and previews on red carpets - or in this case green carpet! I covered the Tarzan Premiere in The Odeon in Point Village for In Colour on Rte 2xm. I interviewed Twilight star and 'Tarzan' himself Kellan Lutz. Kellan played tough guy Emmett in the Twilight saga but in person was soft spoken, friendly and a dream to interview. He divulged how he loved Tarzan and Disney movies like the Jungle Book as a little boy. I was accompanied by photographer Emma Ratcliffe of Travel Style Food.
My outfit for the night! photo by Emma Ratcliffe
Thanks to pro make up artist Breifne in Inglot Make Up Ireland Dundrum. She dolled me up to cover the Tarzan premiere!
  #inglot #makeup #nofilter http://instagram.com/p/nI1whJqRQN/ 
The carpet was green in honour of the occasion. There were hundreds of little kids all lined up enjoying the pre- movie festivities. Fruice were giving out Juices and there were snakes and many other jungle animals on the scene. There was a very fun childlike atmosphere befitting the tone of the movie.
photo by Emma Ratcliffe
The Young actor is jetting all over Europe promoting Tarzan and enjoyed soaking up the sunshine on his trip to the capital: "Its good to back in Dublin. It is the first time I have been here and it isn't raining! I love it"
photo by Emma Ratcliffe
"Motion capture is a lot of fun because stand aside hair and make up - for a guy like myself I don't care for hair and make up and for motion picture you get to throw on the suit and act in an imaginary world that you create. There is no set dressing so you have to visualise the trees being here or a butterfly or a vine. You get to play in a fantasy world."
Still frame from 'Tarzan'.
I asked Lutz did he love Tarzan growing up, he explained how he did and that he feels like "every little boy had those colouring books and watched Disney movies. I loved Tarzan, Mowgli from 'The Jungle Book', Simba from 'The Lion King'. I think every kid acted like an animal from their favourite movie and to be an actor and to bring these heroes to life - Tarzan being the top of that food chain for me- was very special and a childhood dream for me." 
photo by Emma Ratcliffe
Kellan Lutz has had a quick descent into stardom with skyrocketing into the spotlight as buff vampire Emmett in The Twilight Saga. I questioned what that felt like - after working on Twilight, Hercules and   Tarzan to be in demand: "I'm extremely grateful. Really blessed. You set goals for yourself in any occupation to have something to drive towards. For me as an actor I would pick roles that are iconic, that I am very passionate about. Life is very short so I would rather do work that doesn't feel like work. In the movie world it takes about 2 years for any film to come out by from start to finish. So it is a lot of time to dedicate to put yourself in a project and not in other ones. I am delighted to have brought 2 of my childhood heroes to life. I'd love to play He- Man!"

Lutz has some exciting movies he has been working on. The Expendables 3 is coming our Aug 15th. The Hollywood star is also producing a lot of action films at the minute and a passion project of his 'Redeeming Love' will be released soon.



You can listen to the full interview here & also there will it will be on the show tomorrow at 8pm I will post the link on my Facebook + you can tune in to www.rte.ie/2xm

xo





Monday, 21 April 2014

Illustration of me by Holly Shortall!

Massive thanks to the super talented Holly Shortall for this cool illustration of me! I am wearing my Cameo the Label dress from 3NY I picked up in Soho in New York during Fashion Week in February teamed with an orange chanel bag. I really cannot wait to use it on my official website.

Holly is ridiculously talented. She was all over the press this week after Kim Kardashian reposted one of Holly's illustrations and it literally got almost half a million likes. No mean feat.


Make sure to check out Holly's page on Facebook here


Be bold, be brave & misbehave!

xo 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Win a 3 month subscription to Glossybox!

As all you dolls know I am a Glossybox lover. I am like a child at Christmas when the postman comes with my monthly delivery of beauty treats! Lipstick Gossip and the fabulous folks at Glossybox have teamed up to offer one of you lucky ladies a 3-month subscription to Glossybox!


Each month, Glossybox sends you a carefully selected range of five must-have beauty products, all beautifully wrapped in the signature pastel pink box and send straight to your home. Brands featured in Glossybox this year include Givenchy, Nuxe, John Frieda, Sarah Chapman, Figs & Rouge and many more.  You can enter this competition on Facebook or twitter.

To enter on twitter: Follow www.twitter.com/GlossyboxUK + Follow www.twitter.com/lauramullett & Retweet the #glossybox competition tweet on @lauramullett to win.

To enter on Facebook: 'Like' www.facebook.com/Glossybox + 'Like' www.facebook.com/lipstickgossip and 'Like' + 'Share' the glossy box status on 'Lipstick Gossip' to enter. Finally - comment to say 'done' + tag 3 Facebook friends.




Best of luck!!

xo

My interview with Colin Farrell!

I wrote an article in 'The Echo' Newspaper about my interview with Colin Farrell at the IFTA's:


You can read the text from the article below:
I covered the IFTA's for RTE 'In Colour' on 2xm
The creme de la creme of Irish talent & international stars came together in the Double Tree Hilton in Dublin to celebrate the 11th annual Irish Film and Television Awards. I was thrilled to be covering the awards for RTE radio for the fourth year running. The atmosphere was electric on the red carpet. I got up close and personal with Colin Farrell and my highlight of the awards was mid interview when he randomly invited me for a cup of tea!

I asked the Hollywood star what it was like to be back in Ireland: “It’s lovely to be home! I’m out in Kerry filming at the moment so it is great that filming coincided with the IFTA’s. I can link up with some of my old pals that I haven’t seen in a while.” Farrell joked about how close in proximity we all were! The red carpet was absolutely brimming with frenzied reporters and camera crews and I was literally brushing his chin with the microphone. But his demeanor was friendly and he was great banter to chat with. I have been a fan of Colin Farrell as an actor when he has played the role of a villain, a warrior and a gangster but him playing a father in his latest flick really tugs on your heartstrings. I questioned him about after flying all over the world and starring in fantastic films - What had that journey been like? What had it been like to go from Ballykissangel to being one of Hollywoods hottest stars? The actor smiled and replied that: “It’s another day at the office! Look - lets me and you go for a chat and a cup of tea and talk all about it..” It was the stuff that dreams are made of. It amazes me how Colin Farrell can be so down to earth. He modestly explained:
“I’m not trying to say the right thing but I have been incredibly fortunate. Big time. to do something that I love doing - to make a living, to provide for my family and travel the world. I’ve had my ups and downs in life as everyone does even the downs have been a privilege to experience..”

Ultimately he was thrilled to be part of ‘Saving Mr Banks’ and that it was nominated as it is a story with such a rich history. He admits he enjoyed playing such an interesting character working with extraordinary actress Emma Thompson on such a “sweet film.” Farrell was nominated for an IFTA for Actor in a Supporting Role in Film. ‘Saving Mr Banks’ is about how the 1964 classic Mary Poppins almost didn’t make it to the big screen. The story, based on what happened over the space of two decades tells us how Walt Disney used everything he had in order to convince British author, P.L. Travers to bring Mary Poppins to life for all to see. It is no surprise that Farrell plays a doting father and in this instance it mirrors reality. The 37 year old actor has two sons, James aged ten and Henry who is four. When I asked him what it was like being a Dad he admitted: “being a father is baffling, confounding and wonderful it’s the most important thing in my life.” He joked “I love it. It’s fun but its terribly frustrating because sometimes you just don’t know what to do!”
Colin will be shooting in Dublin for a week next month and is excited to spend some long overdue quality time with his family and friends. When it came to say goodbye to Colin after our interview I asked him could we get a snap together. His response was priceless. “Let me take the selfie I have longer arms!” It is without fail my best IFTA’s memory to date.


You can listen back to my IFTA’s RTE 2014 ‘In Colour’ special just click in to ‘In Colour’ on
www.rte.ie/digitalradio/2xm/ + there will also be a direct link up on my facebook page www.facebook.com/lipstickgossip tonight. The show features interviews with Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham, Colm Meaney, Jeremy Irons, the Love/Hate cast and many more.

xo 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Lipstick Gossip & Benefit Cosmetics Ireland Giveaway

On Wednesday 2nd April Harvey Nichols are hosting a Benefit Masterclass with Head Irish Makeup Artist Mark Rogers.

With Mark Rogers holding only a few a year, this is a very exclusive event. He will be showcasing insider tips and tricks from the beauty world. Guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival and be treated to a fabulous goody bag. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway.. all you have to do is 'like' Lipstick Gossip on Facebook and 'like' & 'share' this post on Facebook.
Best of luck! 

xo