Celebrity Makeup Artist Sharleen Collins Shares Her Date Night Beauty Essentials

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Having earned her stripes as part of the prestigious MAC Cosmetics Pro team in London, Sharleen Collins has fast become one of Ireland’s foremost makeup artists and has garnered herself a stellar reputation. 

Last year the inspiring entrepreneur launched her cosmetics range, with her sell-out Luxury Professional Brush Collection which topped the wish list of beauty enthusiasts and celebrities alike with Cheryl Cole, Katie Piper, Rochelle Humes, Emeli Sande and Kimberly Walsh all among the famous fans.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, or galentine’s day for those independent ladies, the beauty brand aficionado and makeup artist to the stars, reveals her tips for the perfect date night look.

What’s your go-to date night look?
I always start off by prepping my base with a sheet mask to add moisture and plump the skin and then my holy grail Crème De La Mer serum, moisturiser, eye cream and lip balm. It’s so important to take care of the skin as it is the canvas you are working on – the perfect base makes all the difference. When it comes to foundation I like to mix Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter with MAC Studio Fix Fluid to add luminosity and medium to full coverage. Once the skin is set, I warm up the cheeks using MAC Melba Blush, which has a pinky peach hue, and MAC Mineralised Satin Finish Bronzer in Medium Deep for a contoured look. Finish off with a smokey eye using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette, brown gel liner by Bobbi Brown and Ardell Demi Whispie falsh lashes, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Pencil & Lipstick in Pillow Talk and a sweep of the Anastasia Beverley Hills x Amrezy Highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones for an added glow.

Have you a top beauty hack?
My best trick would be to mix baby oil with a shimmering or glittering pigment for an ultra glow. For this I use a stippling brush to buff it into the high points of the face and body – particularly the décolleté – for the most beautiful glow. It’s more concentrated, so this is definitely a look that will take you effortlessly into night time.

What products are always in your makeup bag?
One thing I will never leave the house without is Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and Bobbi Brown Clear Lipgloss to top up any lip on the run.

What’s your top beauty prediction for 2019?
I see oils becoming a huge skincare staple this year. They are great for all skin types and ensure the skin is left glowing and ultra-smooth. My favourite is the Renewal Oil from Crème De La Mer.

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