Emma Farrell Makeup Artist

Creative Director

Emma Farrell Makeup ArtistHighly acclaimed and multi award winning, Emma Farrell makeup artist, with a wealth of experience from magazine editorials to television shows to the glossy advertising campaigns seen in various media. Her attention to detail and passion for the industry have seen her become one of the most sought after makeup artists and beauty contributors in Ireland. Emma is known for being professional and easy to work with among clients, teams and crews. Her creativity and artistic flair ensure that every job is fresh and innovative. Emma’s extensive and high profile client list is testimony to this work ethic. She has worked on various TV Shows throughout the years from TV3’s Xpose to RTE’s The Savage Eye, she can be beautifying top models one day, to “dirtying down” big name actors the next. Through the course of her work Emma has worked with many famous faces including Jason Donovan, Eva Longoria and Chris Eubank to name a few.

Emma is also respected by her peers and was asked to judge the Professional Beauty Awards in London and was on the Jury for the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for the last 4 years. Emma has also won a number of awards herself, including the UK & Ireland L’Oreal Brush Contest and U Magazines Makeup Artist of the Year. She has also been a finalist for the Image Magazine Makeup Artist of the Year 2016, VIP Magazine Makeup Artist of the Year 2015, Mrs2be.ie Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year 2014 to name a few.

Emma’s extensive knowledge means she is a regular expert beauty contributor. She has written articles for U Magazine, Xpose Magazine, The Irish Star, Stellar Magazine, Womens Way and Prudence as well as our EF Creative Studios Blog. Emma has recorded beauty segments for Radio including FM104 and Near FM. Filmed segments for Xpose, The Today Show and Stylenation.

Brands and PR Companies like to work with Emma, because as a writer and blogger herself, she understands the needs of those working in media and can give them the soundbites, quotes and information they need in a interesting and engaging way. Also Emma is constantly in contact with people, so has an innate understanding of the consumers needs.

Past Clients

Skill Set

Airbrush Makeup


Fashion Makeup






Special Effects


Tattoo Cover


Wigs & Postiche



Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value.

Seamus CassidyManaging Director of Happy Endings

Emma has worked with me on many occasions, from doing my own make up on my wedding day in 2007 and since then for many of my clients & friends over the years. Emma is talented, most reliable, honest, easy to work with, extremely creative and is always top of my list. Her work is second to none in my eyes and her style is current. I would have no problems recommending Emma's services to anyone.

Clare MolloyWedding Planner

Once my sister took her makeup trial with Emma, she knew that she was perfect for the immense task of dealing with five of us on the big wedding day. Not only was Emma very pleasant to have around on the morning of, she managed to put everyone at ease with her obvious skill and expertise - creating a look that was individual for everyone concerned. Her work was highly praised throughout the day/night - would not hesitate for a second in recommending her. Many thanks Emma.

Louise KellyJournalist at Irish Independent

Emma is a ‘do-er’, her attention to detail and perfectionism are impecable, and she uses her own initiative to source costumes as a favour – such as a massive group scene in black tie – in short she goes above and beyond and is an asset to any production, as well as getting along with everybody she works with.

Amy Joyce HastingsActress

You were fantastic. I will definitely use you again and teach you as much as I can. Thank you so much. The job was so much better with you there.

Kate ConkeyMax Factor Spokesperson

Emma worked in the costume department and assisted with makeup also. Her work ethic and attention to detail were exemplary and her ability to work well within a very tight knit, focused group was essential to the smooth running of our set. It is very rare to find people with such drive and commitment, coupled with initiative and resourcefulness. Emma’s positive attitude, aptitude in her area of expertise and general friendly demeanour made her one of the best collaborators I have had the pleasure of working with in my many years in the industry. I would not hesitate to employ Emma for any future productions and would have no qualms in recommending her to anyone else.

Graham CantwellAward Winning Director

I got married last June and Emma did my make-up and my two sisters and my mam. She was brilliant! I did a trial a couple of months beforehand where we went through everything and the make-up was gorgeous. She uses lots of different brands and gave me a full list of everything she used. I’m not a huge make-up wearer but it was so lovely I ended up buying everything she used later on and am still using it today! On the day Emma was very relaxed and calm and fitted in no problem at all – it’s always good to have relaxed people around! I really did feel very glowing and beautiful and the make-up lasted all day long. Book her immediately!!

Hilary BarretBridal Client

Hi Emma I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the make up on my wedding. You are an amazing artist the make up was still perfect the next day. Thanks for being there you are a lovely person. Best wishes for the future, Dawn xxx

Dawn O'BrienBridal Client

A huge ‘Thank you’ to Emma, for doing our make up on my wedding. Emma made us all feel a million dollars on the day. Even my mother, who was unsure about having her make up done by a stranger, was delighted at the result. I honestly couldn’t recommend Emma highly enough! Her work is simply amazing! Thanks again Emma! xx

Anna LangfordBridal Client

Thank you for doing such an amazing job on the makeup for my wedding day and for creating a unique makeup look for me that really stood out from the other weddings i’ve been to. All the bridesmaids and my mum looked stunning and I received so many lovely comments on how great I looked! It was a pleasure to have you around for the morning and you really helped to create a relaxed atmosphere for us all.

Dara McGinnBridal Client

Finally getting around to emailing you before we head off on honeymoon! Just to say a Big Big Thank You for friday.. Makeup was amazing everyone went mad about it, bridemaids and especially my mum were delighted and it stayed in place for the day Photo’s look brill Thank you so much. Definitely be in touch again

Louise MahonBridal Client

I just wanted to thank you for doing a really great job (Donna Moore 12 July) and keeping us all very calm and relaxed the morning of my wedding. You were absolutely brilliant and everyone looked fab! I will be recommending you to everyone and anyone who will listen to me! Thank so much.

Donna MooreBridal Client

I am so embarrassed that it has taken me this long to write and thank you so much for everything you did for us on June 15th. Everyone was thrilled with their make-up, especially Caoimhe. You were really very good to sew Aoibheanns dress. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw you with a needle and thread and all I could think was what an incredibly kind thing for you to do. So thank you so much for your kindness. I was over in London with Aoibheann last week and she was looking great. It took me awhile to figure what was different about her. It turns out that she has changed her make-up and how she applies it. There was plenty of Emma said this and Emma said that. For once in her life she listened to someone and looks fab as a result. Hopefully we’ll meet again and you can work your magic on us again.

Caoimhe ByrneBridal Client

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your hard work on my wedding day. We all loved the make up you did for us and felt very glamorous. You were such a pleasure to have around on the day – lots of fun and very calm, exactly what I needed. Also, thank you for always replying to my emails so quickly in the lead up to the wedding. It helped me relax with planning my wedding at such a distance to know you were so on top of everything. Hope you are very well and sending you my warmest regards, Susie (back in a freezing Melbourne)

Suzie HarrisBridal Client