Makeup Artist – What do I really do – Lida Hertel

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Makeup Artist – What do I really do – Lida Hertel

Makeup Artist – how glamorous does that sound? To most girls it probably sounds very glamorous. I remember from working as a Bobbi Brown makeup artist in Brown Thomas that people thought that our main job is just to stand behind the counter all day looking gorgeous. Well, the truth is I love make up. I love meeting new people. Do I get star struck? No. We are all human with our little insecurities; otherwise you wouldn’t ask me for help, would you. I remember when Rihanna was choosing a lipstick and I told her that it wouldn’t be my choice. An hour later after nice chat, autograph in my pocket and her saying:” I’ll come back to you next time I am in Dublin, cos you showed me all the cool stuff’’ proved my point. When I have a face in front of me, I forget who it is. I see blank canvas and the different persona I can create.

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All that bragging aside, one of my favourite parts of my job is to do wedding makeup. Why? Wedding guests and the bride are always in a great spirit. Who wouldn’t be on one of the most special days of their life? The hair, the dress, the shoes-oh yeah, don’t we love shoes and the make-up, it all falls into place. Although I have the advantage of having lots of makeup and also the know- how to glam myself, we are all human and on many working at home days like right now this is the reality…

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Well as you can see this is my reality at home and when you see that cute face beside me how could anyone want to alter that reality!

Lida xx

By |January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Wedding Makeup|Tags: |4 Comments

About the Author:

Lida Hertel is a professional Makeup Artist based in Kinsealy, Co.Dublin. Together with her fiancé Ronan Quinn they have a daughter, Stella. Having spent a lot of her working career for the likes of Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and MAC both in Dublin and in Prague, she is now enjoying freelance work and blogging tips and tutorials to help other women from the comfort of their own home.


    Mimi January 4, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Great blog by one of the best make up artists I’ve had the pleasure of working with x M

    • Lida Hertel January 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Maria,
      I hope you are keeping well down under. That was the great times I’ll always remember! X

    lou January 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    hey lida,just read ur blog.brought a tear to my eye.thats the reality alright and isnt it just great.lots of luck with the site.its amazing.ill b recommending u to everyone.thank you so much for doing my makeup and mom and my bridesmaid annette.i really felt amazing on the day and definitely would not have felt that way without ur help.u are simply a genius xxx

    • Lida Hertel January 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Louise,
      it was my pleasure, it is always easy when you have a good model x

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