About Annette O'Brien

With over ten years' experience, renowned Irish makeup artist Annette O'Brien is among the top in her field. Based in Killarney, Kerry, Annette brings experience, creativity and attention to detail when translating both on-trend and classically chic makeup looks for clients. Annette is a freelance makeup artist working throughout Kerry and Cork specilaising in bridal makeup, editorial and commerical. She is also a qualified beauty therapist as well as owner and operator of the award winning Le Beau Beauty Salon. 

Working with top of the range MAC Cosmetics makeup products, which ensure the longevity and quality of finish clients expect, Annette's creative drive and experience are highly sought after. Hundreds of satisfied Brides and a range of high profile/celebrity clients are testament to the high regard with which Annette is held within the profession.

Nominated for Make-up Artist of the Year 2012 & 2013, Annette's journey to the top of her profession began in Cork. Receiving a diploma in makeup artistry, body therapy and beauty therapy, Annette began her working career with the prestigious Inchydoney Lodge and Spa. Annette then went on to become senior therapist with Molton Brown in the luxury Killarney Plaza Hotel.

In early 2005, now a fully qualified makeup artist, Annette opened her first beauty salon in Ballymakeera, Co Cork. Soon an established name Annette began to attract a vast array of clients.

As a makeup artist Annette has worked with hundreds of brides for their wedding. Regarding each client as a new experience Annette strives to interpret both classic and contemporary styles to create a tailored look ideal for each bride. Her fashion ethos is to enhance individual beauty and help the bride shine through in front of the camera.

Working with passion and an eye for detail Annette has attracted recent editorial and TV collaborations with RTE, The Irish Independent, ITV, RSVP Magazine, Irish Country Magazine, Flawless Magazine and Ireland AM.

In addition, her ability to work with current trends and continually update techniques has bolstered Annette's runway profile. Her impressive client list includes Brown Thomas, Peter Mark, TV3, Milano Ireland, The Style Squad and Miss Kerry Universe.

Annette's client specific approach characterized by a will to collaborate and fresh enthusiasm for each project has also attracted a list of celebrity clients. Recent names include Lucy Kennedy, James Nesbit and Miriam O'Callaghan.

Annette is also dedicated to charity and recently was proud to receive an award from the Marie Keating Foundation in recognition for the Beauty in Pink days held in Le Beau Beauty Salon

Publications/TV

  • TV3
  • RTE
  • UTV
  • James Nesbitt's Ireland
  • You Should Really See A Doctor
  • The Irish Inpedendent
  • RSVP Magazine
  • ITV
  • Irish Daily Mail
  • Ireland AM
  • Flawless Magazine
  • Irish Country Magazine
  • Once Wed Blog
  • Bash Bridal Magazine
  • Irish Brides Magazine
  • Confetti Magazine

Runway

  • TV3
  • Brown Thomas
  • Peter Mark
  • Miss Kerry Universe
  • Milano Ireland
  • The Style Squad

Celebrity

  • James Nesbitt
  • Kathryn Thomas
  • Brendan Courtney
  • Miriam O'Callaghan
  • Lucy Kennedy
  • Derval O'Rourke
  • Dr. Pixie McKenna
  • Louise O'Neill

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