One woman who has been successful in business is Dubliner Aimee Connolly. Aimee is one of Irelands top freelance makeup artists. Since completing a degree in Commerce and French almost three years ago, Aimee has built her career in makeup and beauty. She runs a beauty influenced online blog and has recently opened an academy teaching makeup classes.
Aimee’s Online Influence
Aimee has built her online presence over the last few years with just over 44k followers on her Instagram account. She also has over 46k Facebook followers, over 630 YouTube followers as well as a large SnapChat fan base. Her YouTube and SnapChat platforms are full of makeup tips\tutorials as well as other beauty and fashion related content. Aimee’s blog is full of makeup tutorials, product reviews and of course some fashion and travel content also.
It started in transition year where Aimee did work experience with the makeup brand Benefit. She later went on to work with brands such as Urban Decay and Mac. While attending college Aimee started doing some Freelance work. After completing her degree, she focused completely on the beauty side of things building up the career she has today. Aimee writes a weekly beauty column for the Sunday World and regularly features on TV3 Xpose.
Sculpted by Aimee
Sculpted by Aimee is a makeup brand created by Aimee which consists of various highlighter palettes as well as some makeup brushes. The products range in price from €12.95 for a highlighter set to €55 for her brush set. Aimee completed a Teacher Training Qualification with the London Makeup School. She recently opened the Sculpted Academy in Dublin where she runs a range of makeup classes. Prices for these courses start at around €100 for a general course to around €1650 for a qualification course. If you wish to find more information on any of these I have included links below to Aimee’s website.
Lisa Jordan Beauty and Fashion Blogger
Lisa Jordan is a full-time beauty and fashion blogger from Cork. She has recently stared her own beauty range “Luna” which include hair, and makeup products. Lisa trained with the popular makeup brand Mac and has years of experience in the industry. She recently was part of a new series aired on RTE “Salon Confidential” which was based in a Dublin salon. Like most beauty influencers Lisa has had numerous workshops around the country, where she does makeup demos.
Lisa’s Online Influence
Lisa started blogging about four years ago as a way of sharing of love of makeup and fashion. In her first week of blogging she gained over 10k followers on Facebook alone. Lisa has since gained a large social media following with her Instagram account having over 114k followers. She also has over 80k followers on Facebook and an adoring fanbase on Snapchat. Her Snapchat really shows off her personality as a bubbly and extremely funny lady. She also regularly shares adoring snaps her little girl “Pearl” who is just 15 months old.
Luna by Lisa Jordan
Lisa’s website “justjordan.ie” is full of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and pregnancy blogs. Her fashion and beauty sections both have links to all the products discussed on her website. Lisa is popular for her sense of fashion and works as a fashion and image consultant. She also has an online store “lunabylisa” where her products can be purchased, or you can view a list of her stockists. Her newest product is a set of four lip glosses for €30 which has been a huge hit with her fans. She also has a duo liquid eye shadow pack which retails around €25. Currently she is working on two more makeup products due to be released soon. To follow her on any of her social media platforms I have included links below.
Tara O’Farrell is one of Irelands top makeup artists. Tara aged 31 from Dublin has a degree in marketing. She is highly popular among brides for her talent with wedding makeup and has done makeup for celebrities such as Kim Cattrall. She has also worked as model with various different Model Agency and as appeared numerous times on TV3’s Xpose and Ireland AM. This lady regularly does makeup demos at the Pippa O’Connor workshops as well as running her own master classes all over Ireland.
Tara’s Online Following
This lady has an impressive online following having over 105k followers on Instagram alone. Her Facebook page boosts over 68,000 followers and she has accumulated a large Snap Chat fan base over the years. Tara runs her own blog “tara-makeup.com” where she covers all areas of beauty, fashion and makeup. She also blogs on travel, lifestyle and home.
Snap Chat and Instagram stories is where Tara shares most with her fans. She uses these platforms daily to share fashion tips, beauty demos and chats about general day to day topics. Tara has recently announced that her and husband Daniel are expecting their first baby. So, I am sure we can expect some of her future blogs\snaps to include pregnancy and baby related topics. If you are interested in following Tara I have some link to her Instagram and Facebook accounts below. Also, for those of you who would like to check out her Snap Chat you can find her @tara_makeup. If you enjoyed this blog post please check out some of my other blogs on social media influencers.
One lady making it as a beauty and fashion influencer is the lovely Rosie Connolly. Rosie 27 is a Irish lifestyle blogger and is loved among her followers for her openness and honesty when blogging. She has over 70k followers on Facebook and 11k on Twitter while her Instagram has an impressive 158k followers.
Rosie is a fully qualified makeup artist and works freelance as well as with some of the top brands. Some of the brands Rosie has worked with include Benefit, Urban Decay, Stila and many more.
Rosie also has a Diploma in both Fashion Buying/Merchandising and Event Management. She worked as a stylist with Oasis as well as working as a personal shopper at Arnotts. She regularly features on TV3’s Xpose and travels the country hosting masterclasses on fashion, beauty and social media.
Rosie Connolly – SnapChat
Rosie regularly posts on SnapChat and has a bubbly personality in her Snaps. Her little boy Harry features in many of her Snaps and has a lovely cheeky personality like most boys his age. Rosie Snaps about fashion and beauty as well as content about looking after your mental health. She has been praised recently for sharing Snaps of her skin without makeup showing her acne. I personally think it is nice to see influencers sharing things like this especially since their audience are mainly young girls.
Rosie Connolly – Lifestyle Blogger
Rosie runs her own lifestyle blog where she posts content relating to beauty, fashion and lifestyle. The fashion section of her blog has lots of content on style tips and her favourite looks as well as discount codes and links to certain items or looks. In her beauty section she has content on her favourite products, hair tips and details about her masterclasses. In her lifestyle section Rosie blogs about anything from photo editing to parenting to travel. I have included links to Rosie’s account below for anyone that wishes to know more.
One name I am sure we are all familiar with is Pippa O’Connor. Pippa aged 32 has her own clothes line named POCObyPippa. Her social media following has grown massively over the last number of years. Pippa has over 250k followers on Instagram and Facebook and over 75k on Twitter. Her SnapChat followers get an insight into her everyday life as a lifestyle blogger and business woman. Pippa’s snaps have a variety of content from snaps of glam events to makeup and beauty products as well as general everyday life.
Pippa O’Connor – POCObyPippa
POCObyPippa is a denim range of clothing which has become really popular since its launch in 2016. The denim range is largely retailed online but Pippa hosts a series of pop-up shops around the country also. The latest edition to the POCO range is a denim jacket which was released in November of this year. She has also released are range of scented candles and planners to add to her collection just in time for Christmas.
Pippa O’Connor – Business
Pippa runs her own lifestyle blog pippa.ie where she posted articles on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. The website now in its 4th year started as a hobby for Pippa as a way of sharing of love of fashion and beauty.
This soon led to Pippa starting her fashion factories. The factories which run across the country have become extremely popular selling out in each event. They include makeup demos, fashion show, hair and skincare as well as providing lunch and goodie bags.
Pippa recently won Young Business Woman of the year at the Image Awards. In April of this year she won the Look of the Year at the VIP Style Awards. Pippa was also short listed for the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards in for her book Pippa. If you would like to know about Pippa please check out the links to her social media accounts below.
Grace Mongey – FacesbyGrace
Another popular lady in this beauty and fashion section is 29-year-old Grace Mongey from Dublin. Grace uses the name FacesbyGrace for her social media accounts and website. Grace has grown in popularity in the last few years. She has a following of 113k on Instagram, 14k on Twitter and over 73k on Facebook.
FacesbyGrace – Snapchat
Grace’s Snapchat is filled with a variety of content. She regularly snaps make-up tips and product reviews as well as demos on different make-up looks. She also shows snaps of her gym work-outs and food prep ideas. Her little girl Sienna regularly features in Grace’s snaps and Grace often reviews baby products she herself has used. Grace also talks openly on her snaps about her struggle with anxiety and depression and ways in which she copes with them.
FacesbyGrace – Website
Grace’s website is full of content on fashion, beauty, parenting and lifestyle. She posts product reviews and images of her favourite fashion choices. She also has links to all her social media accounts including her YouTube channel.
FacesbyGrace – YouTube Channel
Grace runs her own YouTube channel “FacesbyGrace” which has over 14k subscribers. She has tons of videos on different makeup tutorials. Her videos also include holiday vlogs, hair tutorials as well as pregnancy related videos.
FacesbyGrace – Instagram and Facebook
As mentioned previously Grace has over 113k followers on Instagram and over 73k on Facebook. Both her Instagram and Facebook accounts are full of ideas on all the latest fashion trends. She also uses these accounts to post pictures of her little girl Sienna and family trips away. Grace will usually incorporate links to where you can buy some of the fashion items from her pictures. She also posts some beauty product reviews and sometimes gives out discount codes for the products been reviewed. At the bottom of this page I have included links to all of Grace’s social media accounts.
Dubliner – Suzanne Jackson – SOSUbySJ
One Irish social media influencer to make the top 16 most influential bloggers globally is Suzanne Jackson. Suzanne also known as SoSueMe is a beauty and fashion influencer from Dublin. She started blogging in 2010 and since then has accumulated a huge fan base and not just in Ireland. Suzanne has over 220k followers on Instagram while her Facebook page has over 300k likes. On snapchat Suzanne entertains her followers with everything from beautiful holiday snaps to makeup tips and product reviews.
Suzanne is the founder of the popular beauty brand SOSUbySJ. The brand first launched a nail polish line in 2015 and has been growing ever since. SOSUbySJ now includes a highlighter kit, contour palette, eye shadow palette, eye lashes and faux nails. It also has a range of accessories including tweezers, blenders, lash glue and a vanity case. Suzanne’s beauty brand is stocked in Penneys across Ireland and the UK as well as in selected pharmacies.
Suzanne’s website is packed full of ideas and tips on beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle. The website also has a section on wedding planning and tips and ideas for the bride to be. Suzanne married her partner Dylan O’Connor in August of this year and has some beautiful posts relating to her own wedding planning. She incorporates everything from bridesmaid dresses to men’s suits and even the little extras in finishing touches.
Suzanne Jackson – Awards
Suzanne has been nominated for numerous awards and recently won the VIP Style Award for Most Stylish Woman 2017. Last year Suzanne won two out of the three categories she was nominated for at the Beauty Blog Awards. Suzanne’s first award for blogging was back in 2014 when she won an award at the Stellar Magazine Shine Awards. To follow Suzanne on any of her social media accounts or view her website I have included links below.
First up on this list of social media influencers is the lovely Joanne Larby. Joanne is a 29 year old beauty influencer from Dublin. Her official brand is The Makeup Fairy which was launched in 2012. She has gained a huge fan base over the years. This lady has gained followers across all the social media platforms with her Instagram account having over 122k followers. Her Snap chat is full of beauty tips, food inspiration, fitness motivation and more.
As one of Ireland’s top bloggers, Joanne has lots of inspiration on different beauty products and gives an honest opinion on the products she tries. Joanne also creates travel blogs based on her own experiences. Furthermore she posts stunning pictures of her trips away.
Joanne published her first book Fairy Tales in November 2015, in which she talks about family life and her career. Her book is aimed at encouraging women to follow their dreams. It focuses on body confidence, healthy choices and tackling anxiety. Fairy Tales has sold over 23,000 copies. As well as publishing a book Joanne also has her own beauty brand. This brand is called Enchant which includes Fairy Wands and Pixie Pout.
This Irish beauty has worked as a makeup artist, stylist, model in addition to running her own blog and YouTube channel. Her blog originally started as a makeup blog. It soon expanded to include health, beauty, style, fashion and travel. Joanne’s open, honest and encouraging approach has therefore won her thousands of fans. Joanne has won awards for ‘Best beauty Blog’, ‘Best Company Beauty Blog’ as well as an award for ‘Best Social Media’.
Move to London:
In May of this year Joanne moved to London to pursue and expand her career. She has signed with BMA as a model and influencer. Joanne’s boyfriend Paul who also lives in London, features regularly on her Snap Chat with inspiration on fitness and healthy choices. Joanne’s latest posts see her struggling with body confidence issues. However she continues to write and talk openly about these. Hence I have no doubt Joanne will bounce back from these in no time. I have included a link below to Joanne’s website and also links to her social media accounts for those her wish to follow her.
- Click Here for Joanne’s Website
- Instagram: makeupfairypro
- Facebook: The Makeup Fairy
- Twitter: @MakeupFairyPro
- Snap Chat: themakeupfairy