Blog – Irene O'Brien, NYC Makeup Artist | Long Island | Westchester | Wedding, Bridal Makeup - Luxury Wedding & Bridal Makeup Artist, Airbrush Makeup Specialist

Carlyle on the Green Wedding – Bethpage, NY | ELISSA + MATTHEW

Photographer: Jo Von Photography

I'm so excited to share some of the beautiful images I received of my gorgeous bride Elissa and her groom Matthew. I was so honored to be chosen by Elissa to not only be her wedding day makeup artist, but she also opted to book me for her engagement pictures, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner! I feel so blessed because I helped get her picture perfect for some of the most special moments in her life. Not only did I get to know Elissa better, I was also able to gain her trust as a wedding day professional. I created a classic wedding day look for Elissa, featuring a soft romantic eye using a combination of light shimmery shadows and cool matte tones with a soft diffused eyeliner with an expertly applied airbrushed finish on…

Product Spotlight | Coco Ensoleille – FACE MAGNIFIQUE


In the dead of winter sometimes your skin can feel dull or dry, or even worst - both! With a little bit of help from this product it will give your skin the quick fix and "pick me up" that it needs. Enter Face Magnifique from Coco Ensoleille. Face Magnifique is a gorgeous shimmering oil that has a mousse like texture and comes in 2 shades: Champagne and Creme Brûlée. I have had the pleasure of using the 'Champagne' shade for the last 2 months. What I love most about it (as a pro makeup artist) is it's multi-use purpose. You can wear it alone as a nice sheer pretty glow, you can mix it in with your foundation, or you can apply it on top of your makeup by dabbing it as a highlighter anywhere you want…

Wainwright House Bridal Makeup, Rye, NY | COURTNEY + BOBBY

Irene O'Brien - Hair & Makeup NY/NJ/CT and Long Island

I'm so excited to share these gorgeous images from Courtney & Bobby's wedding this past September of 2017. Courtney's soft and romantic hair and makeup look tied in so beautifully with all her wedding day details. To see more images and all the perfect details from her wedding head on over to her photographer's blog here: Wanderlove 'Courtney + Bobby \\ Wainwright House' Photographer: Wanderlove Ceremony & Reception Venue: Wainwright House Wedding Gown: BHLDN (pronounced beholden) Makeup Artist: Irene C. O'Brien Hairstylist: Melissa Scrofani - Westchester Hair Stylist and Team   [gallery ids="642,644,646,645,647,643,657,651,650,649,648,658,654,655,659,660,652,656"]

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Central Park Gardens Editorial

Model: Ladae Brookins with VNY Models 
Photographer: Lalo Torres 
Designer: Alex Vinash 
Stylist: David Chavez 
Hair/Makeup by me: Irene O'Brien

I'm so excited to share with you these images from a recent photoshoot I worked on with NYC Fashion Photographer Lalo Torres and a really cool team. I've had the pleasure of working with Lalo previously (thanks to an industry friend that was nice enough to bring me on-board another editorial shoot for which I'm anxiously awaiting it's release) and he is truly an amazing photographer. This photoshoot took place in Central Park. The day started out rainy, then there was some hail, then it was crazy windy. Hopefully our poor model, Ladae, has thawed out by now lol. At least we were able to get some super amazing images. The things we do for the love of fashion! Model: Ladae @ VNY Model Management Photographer: Lalo Torres Designer: Alex Vinash Wardrobe Stylist: David…

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Engagement Pictures: Cesia + Nick


Last May I had the honor of meeting with Cesia for her bridal preview session to create her bridal makeup look for her wedding. She was referred to me by a previous bride of mine which I am always so appreciative of. Cesia is such a lovely person and so nice-I am truly blessed to have the best clients. Cesia wanted her overall look to be natural yet glamorous - to look like herself just a bit more enhanced. I also styled her hair with a side swept curl hairstyle particularly for her engagement pictures. Cesia and Nick tied the knot in August 2015 and I can't wait to see the photos from their wedding day! Photography provided by: Fine Art Photography & Video Scroll down to see some of my favorite products used…

Welcome to my new site!


Welcome to my newly redesigned website! This has been in the works for quite some time - between being busy working and of course life! But it is finally here. On my blog I will be sharing some behind the scenes footage, insight into some of my favorite products and what I keep my kit stocked with. If you are someone that is interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me by emailing directly at I'd love to hear from you!   Irene O'Brien provides her services in the Greater NY area for Print, Film/Video, Runway, and Private Clients for any Special Events and Bridal.

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