Hi everyone! Lauren from The Makeup Bar here, if you were following us on social media lately, you will have seen how busy a week we had with some exciting projects involved a�� one of them being the Primark Launch of their a�?Prisma�� cosmetic line in Urchin on Stephena��s Green.
A prism is a triangular clear object that disperses light into colours a�� and this is exactly what the a�?Prisma�� collection is inspired by. The entire range focuses on the holographic, opalescent and iridescent finishes that are on trend at the moment. Think mermaid fish scales and you get the idea! The range consists of intensely pigmented highlighters, coloured mascaras, eyeshadows, colour changing holographic lipsticks, glitters, under eye rhinestones and flash tattoos.
These products are designed to bring colour, shine and fun to your makeup look, and to demonstrate exactly that, I decided to create 3 completely different looks using the same collection. These products can be as low key or as intense as you want.
This event was held in Urchin, on Stephena��s Green and was a breakfast for bloggers and beauty influencers, so they could get the first look at the products. The entire dA�cor was mermaid/festival inspired, with cute milkshakes adorned with edible glitter, inflatable unicorns, balloons and a bubble machine. Everything was either pastel or holographic a�� stunning!
My first look I created was a�?Everyday Mermaida�� a�� I created a natural base, with peachy toned eyeshadows to give a small amount of colour and finished with lashes. For my demonstration, I taught the women how to layer highlighters to get an iridescent finish using a pink (Prosecco Rose) and then a silver highlighter (Mermaid). They also asked me about the lashes I used a�� and this is my secret trick (!) a�� Apply a�?Sultrya�� strip lashes from Penney’s with the Penney’s Individual lashes layered over them. This created a fluffy, mink lash effect for only 3 euro! I finished with a bright pink lipstick, and patted the Silver highlighter on top to give dimension. You can always layer powder products over lipsticks to give different finishes and effects.
For my second look I created a�?Turned-up Mermaida��. This look was full-on festival inspired! I used the eyeshadows from the Prism palette to create a holographic effect (blue, into purple, into pink, into silver) a�� using the natural contours of the face to give depth and dimension. This is a very easy look to recreate and all it requires is blending. I finished with a�?glitter tearsa�� a�� which is so on-trend at the moment for festivals, and layered rhinestones in different colours and sizes to give a more eye catching look! I finished with a holographic lipgloss, keeping in with the theme.
On my third and final model Aubrey, I wanted to create a more masculine look. Men can wear the two above looks if they wanted (and personally I think it would be stunning!), but I wanted to show how diverse the range is and that not only can you create pastel/glittery looks, you can also create structured deep metallic gun-metal grey looks too. Using the a�?shadow shieldsa�� from Penney’s, I cut them to create a straighter line and simply applied them to the face in an a�?La�� shape, and applied dark grey and silver shadows and ensured an even blend.
The beauty bloggers seemed to really enjoy my tutorial and were on their feet taking photos and asking questions and interacting with me, rather than sitting in their seats in silence. I really enjoyed the morning and showcasing some fun looks using the Penney’s cosmetics a�� which by the way are AMAZING! I personally recommend the Prism Palette and the Highlighters, which are of an incredibly high quality.
A huge thank you to The Makeup Bar and also to Penney’s Ireland, for a thoroughly enjoyable morning of makeup, food and fun a�� what job could be better than that!