At a young age, Arlene discovered an interest in art, a love of colour and a passion for makeup.
Once introduced to the fashion and modelling industry she had her first real exposure to the ‘power of makeup’ while competing in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards.
After spending a number of years working in the international property and investment market, Arlene decided to pursue her secret passion, ‘makeup artistry’ and went on to train at the award winning and internationally renowned, Delamar Academy at Ealing Studios, London.
Whilst at the Academy, Arlene studied under prestigious Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning tutors, becoming highly skilled in makeup artistry for fashion, film, TV, weddings and theatre. Having a love of horror movies, Arlene also specialized in prosthetics and special-effects makeup.
From Delamar, Arlene went on to spend four years working in the hub of London’s fashion, film and TV industry. Here, Arlene developed her portfolio working in film and TV, during which her clients including some of the most famous international sports stars, presenters and TV personalities. Arlene has also been the Chief Makeup Artist for a number of short films, T.V. commercials and music videos and also worked on the production of a successful award winning feature film.
Today, Arlene provides makeup artistry services for bridal parties throughout Ireland, most particularly in Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Arlene also travels internationally providing her services to fashion, film and TV productions.
Working with Ireland’s leading hair and makeup stylists, photographers and fashion houses, such as Paco and Warehouse, Arlene is one of Ireland’s leading specialist makeup artists.
What sets Arlene apart from her peers is her innate ability to transcend her clients ideas into something beautiful. Together with this, her experience of working with lights and
camera on set and in studio, ensures she understands how to make you look your best in any light for any occasion.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Arlene about any makeup requirements you may have.