Ailbhe Lynch embarked on her makeup career when she began studying makeup for Film, TV and Theatre in IADT in 1993. Her natural flair and love of beauty and fashion makeup was quickly evident in her work and this is the area she pursued upon graduating in 1995. Later that same year she went on to win Best Makeup in the Irish Hair and Beauty competition for the makeup look she created for model Glenda Gilson. With a career now spanning over two decades, Ailbhe's natural talent, professionalism and vast experience has kept her in high demand over the years and she continues to be one of Ireland's busiest, professional Makeup Artists. She is regularly booked for advertising campaigns, magazine editorial, corporate shoots and weddings. You will regularly see her work gracing billboards and magazine covers and she is often featured on Xpose.
Clients include Nike, 98FM, Dunnes Stores, Appleby, 02, Tesco, Lidl, Lotto, Avoca, Playstation, Guinness, Flora, Paul Costello, Bewley's, Remus Uomo, 3 Mobile, Paddy Power and Vodafone.
Ailbhe has worked with many celebrities, both international and home grown, including Amy Huberman, Rosanna Davison, Imelda May, John Cleese, Terry Wogan, Ruby Wax, David Spade, Rob Schneider, President Michael D Higgins, Maureen O'Hara, Amanda Byram, Emma Willis, Cecelia Ahern, Shayne Ward, Matthew Williamson, Rory McIlroy, Katie Taylor, John O'Shea and Padraig Harrington to name a few.
Publications Include VIP Magazine, Social & Personal, RTE Guide, U Magazine, Life, Weekend Magazine, Company, Woman's Own, Woman's Way, Tatler, TV Now, Hot Press, Creative Head, Image Brides, Irish Brides, Wedding Journal, Confetti.
With her ability to create beautiful, flawless makeup and an understanding of how makeup looks on camera, it is no surprise that Ailbhe also has an excellent reputation as a bridal makeup artist. Her hard work and skill was acknowledged when she won the coveted title of Overall Wedding Supplier of the Year at the Weddingsonline Awards in 2012. Her work has also been recognised by Image Brides who have named her twice as one of their Makeup Mavens.