I am thrilled to introduce to you Ellie Balfe, an award winning professional makeup artist and our newest sponsor and guest blogger on Fly Away Bride…

Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?

I am based in Dalkey in Co. Dublin but will travel anywhere. Planes, trains and motorways are my friends!

Can you tell us a bit more about the person behind the business, how did you come to work in the wedding industry?

I came to the wedding industry via the inevitable route for a makeup artist – my friends asking me to do it for their weddings! I was worked as the head artist for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and then as an artist for Space NK in London and these positions introduced me to many brides-to-be. As I was working in the fashion industry at the same time, my focus was (and still is) on precision and perfection in makeup. In order for it to be photographed well, it must be the best it can be. There is no room for mistakes or bad blending; I love flawless skin and I think my reputation spread via word of mouth when I started doing weddings. I have since had the pleasure of looking after lots of brides both in and out of the public eye. I never get tired of a wedding day and my own is in the planning too!

I am super excited to have you as a guest blogger on Fly Away Bride, can you tell our readers a bit about what we can expect from your future blog posts?

I am delighted to be blogging for you too! I will be posting about wedding makeup tips for both home shores and abroad, great makeup and skincare products and beautiful looks from the worlds of weddings and fashion as well as a few random pretty things for brides that catch my eye.

Have you got any exciting plans that you’d like to tell us about?

I am excited about my recent partnership with the Harvey Nichols store in Dundrum where I have launched a Personal Beauty Edit; a service where people can come to have a session with me and I will edit their current makeup collection and give them a lesson as well as advising them on products to buy from across all the brands available in the store. It’s a unique service in this country and it’s a good opportunity for people to spend time with a non-biased professional makeup artist who is solely focused on finding the best look for them. I am also pretty thrilled that my blog, Ellie loves is gaining readers all the time! It contains my pick of beauty, fashion and interiors as well as tons of makeup tips and tricks.

Would you like to include a Special Reader Offer?

I would be delighted to offer a 10% discount off my makeup packages for readers of Fly Away Bride!

Don’t forget to keep up to date with everything Ellie loves… musings of a makeup artist.

One Response

  1. brideandjoy

    Well done Ellie, thanks for giving us an insight into your profession! I look forward to reading your posts in the future. And what a great idea for a service in Dundrum – that’s something I’d love to do, must drop a few hints to h2b in the run-up to my big day ;)


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