This Is How Beauty Teams Create Camera-Ready Hair And Make-Up On A Fashion Shoot

We get the lowdown from STELLAR's December issue glam team.

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Need a little festive beauty inspo this season? We got yo’ back, girl!

A/W16’s make-up looks are heavy on the glamour, and our style shoot for the December issue was no different. We got the suss from hairstylist Michelle O’ Halloran and make-up artist Michelle Kinsella on how they created a party look to take our model into the early hours.


Name: Michelle O’Halloran


Insta: @moh_hairdesign

“I wanted to create something glam, but totally maintainable, so that our model would stay looking hot to trot throughout the shoot,” says Michelle of the “effortlessly chic” look she opted for.

To begin, the hair was sectioned off and each piece was sprayed with Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Session Lebel Hairspray (Schwarzkopf USA), before being wrapped into heated rollers. Michelle went for two different sized rollers, using slightly smaller ones and the front and larger ones for the back of the hair, leaving them in for around 30 minutes.

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After removing the rollers, Michelle gently brushed out the curls and backcombed the front, before pinning the front of the hair back ever so slightly to add some understated glamour.

The best thing about this look? It looks even better after it relaxes a little.”Don’t worry about those waves dropping during the night,” says Michelle. “It’s all part of the fun.”



Name: Michelle Kinsella


Insta: @michellekmakeup

Facebook: Michelle Kinsella Make Up

Twitter: @michellekmakeup  

Dewy skin starts with a good base, so Michelle cleansed and hydrated the skin with Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water (€11.99) and Pestle & Mortar Hyaluronic Serum (€42.95), before finishing off with moisturiser and primer.

IsaDora’s Cover Up Foundation is a foundation and concealer in one, and all it needs on top is a setting powder. Michelle opted for the new Isa Dora Anti-Shine Matte Blotting Powder to ensure a shine-free finish.

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For that glossy bold red lip, Michelle painted used IsaDora’s Perfect Lip Liner in 36 Ruby Red, colouring in the whole lip and adding some clear goss on top. “This is much more manageable than a full on matte lipstick,” says Michelle.

See the shoot in full in STELLAR’s December issue, on shelves now!

STELLAR Magazine December 2016 Issue Cover

Words: Sinead O’Reilly