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Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist

Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Cork
Reviews (23) 5/5
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Christine O’Connor is a Cork based Makeup Artist.

Christine has been named the south "Bridal Make Up Specialist" of 2018 at the national Irish MakeUp Awards, and was also a nominee for same in 2019 and 2020. She was also previosuly named "Best for Bridal Makeup" by RSVP in 2014.

Over the years she spent time at Inglot Cosmetics, where she was a Store Trainer, Supervisor and Senior Artist. Her work ranges from fashion shoots like RTÉ’s Nationwide with Ashling Thompson and making up clients like Dee Devlin, to doing one-to-one lessons with anyone looking for tips.

Her speciality, however, lies in her bridal make up. “From spending time at the trial creating the perfect look, to the buzz on the morning of the wedding, bridal work is always exciting. It’s also such a privilege to be trusted with this important part of a bride’s look - not just for the day but for the photos forever.”

So what sets Christine apart? “I think I bring a flexibility to my artistry. While every artist has there own flair and way of doing make-up, I always tailor that to the client. Whether that’s heavy instagram-makeup, glamorous celebrity makeup, or natural makeup, I love adapting to create different styles.”

Not sure of your makeup style? Take Christine's easy quiz at christineoconnormua.com/quiz

Contact Christine today with your date, location and number of faces for a full quote!

Reviews

5.0/5
23 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility4.9/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Kacie Clarke
Added 25th Jun 2022
Wedding 13th May 2022
I booked Christine for my wedding in May 2022. From day one Christine was a pleasure to work with. She made myself and my mam both feel very relaxed at the trial in her studio. On the wedding morning Christine was very professional and such a calming person to be around. She took her time with all 6 of us and made sure to do touch ups on all of us again before she left. We were all extremely happy with our make-up and when we went to bed at half 5 after dancing our heart & souls out, the make-up was honestly still perfect. I will 100% be back to Christine for future events and I will be recommending her to everyone.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thanks a million Kacie! So appreciated. Hope to see you again some time! Best wishes x
Georgina
Added 26th Jun 2022
Wedding 1st May 2022
Christine is fantastic! So professional and very talented. I can be quite picky with my makeup but she took everything I asked for on board and the results were beautiful. I was so happy with my makeup, as were my bridal party. She was also very accommodating with multiple date changes for the wedding day and the trial. I would book her again in a heartbeat!
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Georgina. It was a pleasure to work with you!
Ann Marie Doran
Added 12th Feb 2022
Wedding 30th Dec 2021
Christine did the make-up for my wedding last December. Christine was very professional and took on board our requests. Myself and bridal party were all extremely happy with the results. I would highly recommend Christine.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
My pleasure Ann, many thanks for taking the time to review
Maggie
Added 25th Jan 2022
Wedding 28th Dec 2021
Christine was just so amazing on the day she looked after my Sister & Mum who couldn't speak highly enough of her, we went for a natural look & Christine didn't let us down our make up lasted into the night but never felt heavy our skin glowed. Christine is a very friendly & put at ease I couldn't recommend her enough
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Maggie! It was a pleasure to work with you, as well as your sister and mum. Hope you had an amazing day xx
Louise O Sullivan
Added 25th Jul 2022
Wedding 4th Dec 2021
Christine was absolutely amazing. She is so talented and has a very calming way about her which makes you feel so relaxed. I had a large bridal party which Christine did all by herself. The make-up I choose for my wedding was very light and natural looking and it lasted the full day/night... no top ups needed just a bit of lippy. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone that has something special coming up.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Louise! It was a pleasure! x
Suzann
Added 19th Dec 2021
Wedding 19th Nov 2021
Christine was brilliant for all stages of the lead up to the wedding (including one covid postponement) and the wedding itself. She responded to emails almost immediately and was so helpful. On the day itself, she was calm, professional and so friendly! Not to mention flexible...One of the bridesmaids got her makeup done with her 12 week old baby in a sling! I hate anyone being near my eyes and any other mua before has made this a huge drama, not Christine though, she adapted and did not make a huge issue at all. The makeup itself, it stayed in place all day; it was as perfect at 1pm as it was at 3am. I would recommend Christine for wedding makeup (or other events) to everyone!
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
You are so sweet Suzann, thank you so much for the kind words! Congratulations again! xx
Mary
Added 14th Sep 2021
Wedding 28th Aug 2021
Christine did a fabulous job doing my bridal make up and make up for two bridesmaids. Christine listened to exactly what we wanted and was very friendly and personable during the lead up and during! Would recommend to everyone. Thanks Christine!
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
It was a pleasure to work with you and your bridal party Mary! Hope you had an amazing day!
Dina
Added 9th Sep 2021
Wedding 25th Aug 2021
Christine did my wedding makeup along with my 4 bridesmaids and she did an amazing job. I loved my makeup so much and it lasted all day and night! She delivered exactly what I wanted, was very professional, super friendly and flexible with some last minute changes. I couldn't recommend her any more!
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Dina! You were a fabulous bride to work with! Best wishes x
Ashleigh
Added 10th Aug 2021
Wedding 5th Aug 2021
Christine was so lovely and friendly throughout the whole process! She was so helpful in accomodating a trial around when I could get to Cork and making sure I was happy at every step of the process, especially as I don't usually wear makeup. On the day she was so calm and professional and great at looking after the different requirements of my bridesmaids and mum and I couldn't be more grateful. Everyone commented on how lovely all of our makeup was and I was even asked at dinner if I'd had it redone as it was still so perfect and all I'd toughed up was my lipstick! So happy and can't thank you enough Christine!
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words Ashleigh. It was so lovely to have met you and I hope your day was just magical!
Leah O' Connell
Added 23rd Jan 2022
Wedding 17th Dec 2020
Christine was wonderful to work with. From initially booking to the wedding day, Christine was professional, friendly and a dream to deal with. I felt very much at ease when Christine was doing the trial and I felt as though she listened to exactly what I wanted. I was delighted with my make up on the wedding day, I felt so well taken care of and it was as flawless when I went to bad as when it had been applied. Christine also took excellent care of my four bridesmaids and the mother of the bride. Each person had such positive experiences, looked beautiful and had such positive feedback. The Morning of the wedding Christine put us all at ease and there was no rushing or sense of panic, she was extremely efficient! I would whole heartedly recommend Christine to anyone who is getting married- she is a talented make up artist and also a lovely and kind person.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
My pleasure Leah! Hope to see you again some time!x
Amy McCarthy
Added 27th Feb 2021
Wedding 10th Dec 2020
Fantastic beautician. Lovely girl. Happy to travel to hotel. Highly recommend.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thanks a million Amy! It was a pleasure to be a part of your day!
Claire
Added 9th Feb 2021
Wedding 25th Sep 2020
Christine is so professional, and her set up is amazing.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thanks a million Claire! It was a pleasure doing your makeup and you looked absolutely stunning!!
Cliodhna o leary
Added 9th Feb 2021
Wedding 21st Aug 2020
Christine was fabulous to deal with and her make up skills are out of this world I was so happy with my make up..
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Cliodhna! I loved doing your smokey glam look! Thank you for having me as a part of your day!
Amy McAuliffe
Added 9th Feb 2021
Wedding 13th Aug 2020
Christine O'Connor is a fantastic makeup artist and a lovely person. She listened to what I wanted for my big day and I was delighted with how my makeup turned out. Chritine did makeup for seven people on the big day and everyone was happy with Christine's work. I would highly recommend Christine
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
I so enjoyed working with you and your bridal party, Amy. What a lovely morning in the Oriel! Thank you so much for your kind words x
Anna Davies
Added 25th Sep 2019
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
Christine was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We planned our wedding from abroad so dealt with everything through email and she was so responsive to any emails I had sent. Christine did my make up + 3 others for my wedding day. None of us knew what we wanted and left it completely up to her. She did an amazing job on each of one of us and it lasted all day. She is very talented at what she does and picked the perfect colours for each of our different skin tones. Such a beautiful person and so professional.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much Anna - greatly appreciated. Wishing you all the best for married life!
Suzanne
Added 14th Jun 2020
Wedding 8th Jun 2019
Christine was super easy to work with, very relaxed and knowledgeable. She managed to do exactly what I wanted with very little instructions and my make up stayed perfect all day. I had my trial in her studio but she had no issues with travelling almost an hour out to my wedding venue on the day. She did make up for my bridesmaid, my mum and even my niece who decided last minute that she wanted to be included. This was no bother for Christine and she tailored her style of make up depending on the person - very light and subtle for my 11 year old niece and a classic style for my mum who's in her 60s. Everyone was delighted! Couldn't recommend her more!
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words Suzanne! I loved doing those rosy tones on your complexion - stunning! My pleasure!
Orla Ní Fhlatharta
Added 14th Mar 2018
Wedding 28th Dec 2018
I couldn’t recommend Christine enough,she did the makeup for myself & four of my bridesmaids and was absolutely amazing.The whole day people were complimenting our makeup asking who the makeup artist was.She was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the beginning ,an invaluable part of our day&so lucky to have found someone as talented as Christine for my wedding day.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much for the sweet words Orla! It was my pleasure!
Deirdre
Added 15th Mar 2018
Wedding 30th Sep 2017
Christine did my make up and all my bridal party for my wedding. She is fantastic at her job, I could not have been happier with my make up on the day. She travelled to my home on the morning of the wedding which was great too. Could not fault her work
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thanks so much Deirdre, it was my pleasure.
Denise Hayes
Added 13th Mar 2018
Wedding 4th Aug 2017
Highly recommend Christine did exactly what both myself and my bridesmaids wanted was very natural, both beautiful and long lasting make up. Couldn’t recommend Christine enough.
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
I'm delighted Denise, thanks so much.
Christine dinan
Added 19th Apr 2018
Wedding 24th Jun 2017
Christine is so professional at her job! She made me feel so relaxed on the morning of my wedding and made us all look and feel beautiful! I would highly recommend her
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thank you so much hun!
Daria
Added 14th Mar 2018
Wedding 18th May 2017
the rating says it all! thank you Christine
Response from Christine O'Connor Makeup Artist
Thanks so much Daria!
Aine Mc Sweeney
Added 6th Apr 2018
Wedding 4th Mar 2017
I've used Christine before and booked her as soon as we started planning the day. She helped me stay relaxed on the day!!! I loved her suggestion on the makeup trial. My lbrudal party were delighted with their makeuparents and mine didn't budge all day. It lasted through a good bit of dancing. I would thoroughly recommend Christine as a makeup artist for any occasion.
Jan
Added 14th Mar 2018
Wedding 25th Mar 2016
Christine is very professional and does a wonderful job.
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