Ahead of Sculpt's 6th birthday bash, we find out how the Donegal studio became a one-stop premier beauty store.
Sculpt Cosmetics in Letterkenny are preparing to mark a special occasion with a beauty party in Letterkenny this Thursday 6th September – and everyone is invited.
The team is celebrating their 6th birthday with a glamorous event with discounts, bubbly and pro-advice for all guests at the Oliver Plunkett store from 6pm-8pm.
Sculpt has come a long way since it took Letterkenny by storm in 2012. Now, the store is a hotspot for professional makeup artists and makeup lovers with their new-look expanded studio, exclusive brands like Illamasqua, a full online store and industry-leading VTCT approved academy courses.
Established by Siobhan Boyle MUA, the Sculpt Studio and Academy has grown to include some of the best PRO artists in the North West who host the region’s only private VTCT school.
“Sculpt is my baby, to be honest, I pour my heart and soul into it,” Siobhan tells DW.
Siobhan has over 14 years of experience in make-up artistry for TV and Film, having worked with TG4, RTE and TV3 and editorial shoots before moving into makeup education in Dublin and London.
Siobhan moved home to Donegal in 2012, where she spotted a niche in the local beauty market and worked to make her boutique a success story during the recession.
“I grew my courses from ground up and developed one after another, based on what clients asked for. Starting and growing was tough but it is worthwhile when you love your job,” she said.
You’re always sure to find the biggest trending brands in Sculpt. They stock products according to customers’ demands and have earned a much-respected reputation for securing exclusive collections.
Sculpt is best-known as Ireland’s exclusive Illamasqua stockist, while the boutique and online store are a treasure trove of many more cult products that everyone wants to get their hands on.
Beauty brands at Sculpt include:
- Milani (exclusive North West stockists)
- LA Girl
- Sigma Beauty (Exclusive to Sculpt Store in Letterkenny)
- Up Atelier (exclusive Ireland stockists)
- Doll Beauty
- Morphe (Ireland Exclusive to Sculpt Store in Letterkenny)
- Lick & Lash (Exclusive to Sculpt Store in Letterkenny)
- EMJ (Exclusive in Ireland)
- Fake Bake
- The Ordinary (Exclusive to the Sculpt Store in Letterkenny)
Sculpt’s high standard of makeup education also sets it apart from the rest. Siobhan and the team carry professional teaching qualifications and VTCT assessors qualifications to deliver world-class courses.
“VTCT accreditation means that we can offer professional papers which in turns allows people to gain insurance – this is key as there are many people out there who are uninsured and unqualified,” Siobhan explains.
The makeup courses and masterclasses are always in high demand as students enjoy full time makeup training in the professional working studio in Letterkenny.
For information on Sculpt Academy and to shop their makeup, visit www.sculptcosmetics.com. Worldwide shipping is available, along with next day delivery to Ireland.
This Thursday, Siobhan and her team are marking all their achievements over the years with a fun party to show gratitude to their customers.
Siobhan added: “The birthday party is a chance to celebrate with everyone that has supported us over the last 6 years and potentially meet new customers. We can’t wait to see everyone there.”
Sculpt Cosmetics 6th Birthday Bash takes place from 6pm-8pm at Sculpt, 5 Oliver Plunkett Rd, Letterkenny. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org