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International makeup artist and educator Lynda Strain has a new salon in Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal. With her own expansive product line and over 20 years experience in makeup artistry, Lynda loves nothing more than to help people look and feel their best. Send her a message on the social media links below for bookings or for any advice which she will answer in this column. www.lyndastrainmakeup.com

Lynda Loves Makeup: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets! 1 month ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets!

By  •  Beauty

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new gift sets on Donegal Woman.  We have 16 fabulous sets to choose from variety is the spice of life …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products 2 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products

By  •  Beauty

4 Minute Makeup Look using 4 Products by April McManus

This is a look that we will all love, a quick and easy makeup look with a beautiful flawless …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Soft smoky eyes and dewy skin 2 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Soft smoky eyes and dewy skin

By  •  Beauty

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring other amazingly talented Makeup Artists and Beauty Therapists who will share some wonderful advice for the readers of Donegal Woman. 

I …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Be bright and bold this Easter 3 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Be bright and bold this Easter

By  •  Beauty

I hope that everyone is keeping well and adhering to the stay at home rule. 

We are experiencing difficult times, some more than others. I want to thank personally …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot! 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot!

By  •  Beauty

I would like to share some of the looks we created on our most recent photo-shoot. 

I am hoping that I can add a little glamour to your day …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day 4 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day

By  •  Beauty

To the people who inspire us and give so much to our lives.

I want to let you all know about one very special young lady in my life …
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Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman 4 months ago

Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman

Donegal’s first BE YOU event is taking place this March and is set to be a wonderful day out with a difference.

This health, wellness, fashion and beauty event places …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love 5 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love

By  •  Beauty

Natural lashes

Some lucky people are blessed with thick long eyelashes and some of us are not. So we look for alternatives to make our lashes darker, fuller and more …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: SOS – help is on the way! 6 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: SOS – help is on the way!

By  •  Beauty

I want to share my passion and knowledge of all things makeup to each of you by offering my Teen Queen, Tips & Tricks and Look Good Feel Good workshops …
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’20s glamour for ringing in 2020 – at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 7 months ago

’20s glamour for ringing in 2020 – at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s hard to believe that it’s a hundred years since the roaring ’20s. The extravagant style of that era is one of my favourites, and there’s no better time to …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Party Proof Makeup this Christmas 7 months ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Party Proof Makeup this Christmas

By  •  Beauty

Late nights, less sleep, food and alcohol can all play a major part in how we feel, how our skin looks and most importantly how we retain longevity out of …
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A shiny new start for Lynda Strain 7 months ago

A shiny new start for Lynda Strain

By  •  Beauty

Top makeup artist Lynda Strain has made the move to Donegal.And she’s teaming up with DonegalWoman.ie to share her expert tips and tricks!

Lynda Strain’s love for all things makeup …
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Why the new BPerfect palette is everything we need for autumn 9 months ago

Why the new BPerfect palette is everything we need for autumn

BPerfect have done it again – they’ve created a frenzy for a dream eye palette.

And it’s for all the right reasons again too.

This month’s launch is the Clientele Collection in …
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Review: New season shades at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 10 months ago

Review: New season shades at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

I visited Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny this week to find out what’s hot in hair colour in Autumn 2019. Things are heating up too – as it turns out …
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There’s a lot of buzz about this new Urban Decay Naked palette 11 months ago

There’s a lot of buzz about this new Urban Decay Naked palette

By  •  Beauty

Urban Decay has announced the Irish release date of their brand new Naked eyeshadow palette.

It’s called ‘Honey’ and it’s creating a lot of buzz ahead of its release on …
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Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East 11 months ago

Donegal MUA making her mark in the Middle East

By  •  Beauty

A Donegal woman is sculpting her career in the beauty world of Bahrain.

And she’s loving the luxury and vibrancy of the kingdom.

Christina McBarron from Donegal Town has been …
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Review: Summer occasion style at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 year ago

Review: Summer occasion style at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Tis the season for summer weddings, events and the races. You’ve got the invite, you’ve got the dress, but we know that getting the hair and makeup right can be …
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Review: Vintage makeover at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Allure 2 years ago

Review: Vintage makeover at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and Allure

Party season is well and truly in full swing at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny!

Our Donegal Daily Christmas night was last weekend, so it was the perfect excuse to …
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This Donegal woman’s body art skills will blow your mind 2 years ago

This Donegal woman’s body art skills will blow your mind

A talented makeup artist from Crolly is making waves on Instagram with her amazing body art.

Cassie Gillespie puts her own twist on special effects makeup and uses her body …
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One of the world’s favourite makeup products has just been discontinued 2 years ago

One of the world’s favourite makeup products has just been discontinued

Makeup fans around the world are in mourning today after Urban Decay announced the end of the original Naked Palette.

The iconic nude eyeshadow palette was a staple for every woman’s …
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Competition: Win a Carnival Palette from BPerfect! 2 years ago

Competition: Win a Carnival Palette from BPerfect!

By  •  Beauty

The Stacey Marie Carnival Palette has been one of the hottest makeup releases of the summer as it quickly shot to insta-fame. The palette is real explosion of colours, with 26 …
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Lisa’s makeup looks are All-Ireland winners 2 years ago

Lisa’s makeup looks are All-Ireland winners

Letterkenny-based Hair and Makeup artist Lisa Geraghty was this week crowned as the All-Ireland Makeup Champion 2018 at the All Ireland Hairdressing Championships.

The popular MUA created two showstopping …
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Events: See how Danielle Mahon MUA worked wonders with Shiseido 2 years ago

Events: See how Danielle Mahon MUA worked wonders with Shiseido

Multi award-winning Irish makeup artist Danielle Mahon visited Donegal on Thursday for an exclusive event at McElhinneys. The all-new McElhinneys beauty hall was both a party venue and a classroom …
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COMPETITION: Win a gorgeous Shiseido makeup goody bag worth €169! 2 years ago

COMPETITION: Win a gorgeous Shiseido makeup goody bag worth €169!

This Thursday March 8th will see one of Ireland’s biggest makeup stars visiting McElhinneys of Ballybofey for an expert skincare and masterclass.

Shiseido are delighted to be part of the …
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Beauty with Noeleen: The six fresh trends of Spring/Summer 2018 2 years ago

Beauty with Noeleen: The six fresh trends of Spring/Summer 2018

By  •  Beauty

Hi Ladies,

Before I get into what’s new for Spring Summer 2018, we are so excited here in McElhinneys to announce the official opening of our new Beauty Hall, with …
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Be an Individual: All you need to know about the star-studded McElhinneys weekend 2 years ago

Be an Individual: All you need to know about the star-studded McElhinneys weekend

By  •  Beauty

As Spring Summer 2018 launches us into another fashion season, McElhinneys have paved out their plan for the year to embrace individuality, originality and staying true to yourself.

The new ‘Be …
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Calling all makeup fanatics! You don’t want to miss this masterclass 2 years ago

Calling all makeup fanatics! You don’t want to miss this masterclass

Leading makeup artists Emer O’Kane and Aneta Wojick will host the 3 hour masterclass, and will be doing live demonstrations showing you how to achieve all of the on-trend makeup looks!


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How Lancôme’s latest launch solves foundation vs tan matching battles 2 years ago

How Lancôme’s latest launch solves foundation vs tan matching battles

Matching foundation colour to our decolletage can be easy one day and a chore the next. It’s all down to our complexion as we tan during the seasons and wear …
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Events: Getting glam makeup inspo from KeilidhMUA at G&G 3 years ago

Events: Getting glam makeup inspo from KeilidhMUA at G&G

There were makeup tips galore when Inglot Pro Team member and star MUA Keilidh Cashell visited G&G salon for an intimate masterclass on Monday, 8th January. Aoibheann Walsh and her team …
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WATCH: The Frightful Fifty – Donegal’s top Halloween MUAs 3 years ago

WATCH: The Frightful Fifty – Donegal’s top Halloween MUAs

Donegal Woman ran a hauntingly good series this month to highlight the work of local makeup artists and feature a Frightful Five every day for the past 10 days.

Now, for …
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The Frightful Five: Day Ten 3 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Ten

The Frightful Five became a hugely successful series on Donegal Woman. We’d like to thank all artists who have sent in images. You packed our inboxes with some seriously gory …
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Frightful Five: Day Nine 3 years ago

Frightful Five: Day Nine

To showcase the talent of local MUAs, DonegalWoman.ie is featuring our favourite macabre looks from five different artists in the lead up to Halloween.

We’ve been astonished (and a little …
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The Frightful Five: Day Seven 3 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Seven

Halloween is nearly upon us, and we’re getting a little scared about our costumes! Like so many ghosts and ghouls, our costumes are non-existent (…or are they?). Whether you believe …
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The Frightful Five: Day Six 3 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Six

DonegalWoman.ie have been overwhelmed (and terrified) by the gory and gorgeous looks sent to us by local makeup artists.

The creativity and level of skill displayed has been remarkable – …
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The Frightful Five: Day Five 3 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Five

Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook are full of incredibly frightening looks this year – some so gory you have to look twice to make sure it’s really fake (no more wounds …
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The Frightful Five: Day Three 3 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Three

This week Donegal Woman put out a call to all local MUAs to share your spooktacular looks with us ahead of Halloween, and we were amazed (and terrified) by the …
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The Frightful Five: Day Two 3 years ago

The Frightful Five: Day Two

From gory to gorgeous, here are today’s top five Halloween looks.

Use these images as inspiration for yourself, or if you want to inquire about booking the MUAs in future …
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The Frightful Five 3 years ago

The Frightful Five

This week Donegal Woman put a call out to local makeup artists to showcase their talents – and we were amazed (and terrified) by the quality of work sent in.


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Keep Your Cool: Three top products for when you can’t cope with the heat 3 years ago

Keep Your Cool: Three top products for when you can’t cope with the heat

Summer comes and goes in a flash here in Donegal but we love to make the most of the weather when it does brighten up (for 72 hours or so!).


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Powder ‘n’ Pout founder Aisling announces meeting with a MAJOR celeb 3 years ago

Powder ‘n’ Pout founder Aisling announces meeting with a MAJOR celeb

The Carndonagh-based entrepreneur behind Powder ‘n’ Pout cosmetics has revealed she is going to be hitting the USA this summer for one of the most influential makeup artists in the …
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Benefit have three HOT new summer releases this weekend 3 years ago

Benefit have three HOT new summer releases this weekend

The sunshine is making women all over Ireland break out the bronzer to pretend we haven’t been deprived of Vitamin D for the past year, so these new additions to …
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Makeup 101 | Plum/Pewter Smokey Eye Makeup 3 years ago

Makeup 101 | Plum/Pewter Smokey Eye Makeup

By  •  Beauty

With festival season on the way, let’s amp things up with a step-by-step smokey makeup tutorial.  I created this specific gorgeous smokey eye for a shoot I did lately and wanted …
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Matte your mouth: Six must-haves that leave lips luscious 3 years ago

Matte your mouth: Six must-haves that leave lips luscious

By  •  Beauty

Matte lips have to be one of the most wearable trends to work for a pop of colour this summer. Whether you go nude, blush or bright, you can do …
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Have some You-Time with Clinque at McElhinneys Ballybofey 3 years ago

Have some You-Time with Clinque at McElhinneys Ballybofey

By  •  Beauty

Experience Clinique at McElhinneys, Ballybofey where the skin and make-up experts are available offering free beauty and skin services. Plus this weekend you can get a seven piece free gift …
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How you can help brave women Look Good and Feel Better 3 years ago

How you can help brave women Look Good and Feel Better

By  •  News

The charity project held a hugely successful campaign to call on makeup artists, beauticians and massage therapists in Donegal to donate just a few hours a year to give special …
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Browsing for a new brow product? 3 years ago

Browsing for a new brow product?

Enhancing our brows has become a daily ritual for so many of us, and we couldn’t imagine leaving the house without filling them in these days.

It’s strange to think …
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Why Lancome fans will LOVE March 2017 3 years ago

Why Lancome fans will LOVE March 2017

Lancome are launching a free gift promo tomorrow, 9th March, which is perfect timing for the launch of their reinvented foundation – one that set to become an ally to …
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MAKEUP 101 | Natural Contour 3 years ago

MAKEUP 101 | Natural Contour

By  •  Beauty

Contouring! The word alone scares some and no wonder! YouTube videos or indeed, Instagram makeup artists teach us how to use heavy cream contouring as it’s is all the rage …
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Makeup 101 | Natural Brows 3 years ago

Makeup 101 | Natural Brows

By  •  Beauty

It’s not that long ago I discovered my brows.  I had never EVER thought of popping a pencil, powder, wax, or gel near them! In 2009, my brows were officially …
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MAKEUP 101 | Top 5 high-end vs pharmacy products 3 years ago

MAKEUP 101 | Top 5 high-end vs pharmacy products

By  •  Beauty, Bridal

Are you a bride-to-be or make-up lover looking to stock up with the best DIY products for your special occasions?

I’ve personally hand-picked my TOP 5 favourite higher-end vs chemist …
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