Cultivating the Irish Image

A beauty studio in Dublin is encouraging Irish women to forgo homogenous make-up, and instead focus on being unique

10th January, 2009

They all look like clones of each other, with the really badly bleached hair, the orange skin and the porn star make-up. It’s all just too much.” Danielle Murphy, professional make-up artist and one half of the Whetstone MakeUp Studios in Dublin, is less than flattering in her description of how many Irish women present themselves to the world. Unfortunately, her words have more than a ring of truth about them. The ‘more is more’...

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