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Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor

Unit 6 Riverview, Main St ,Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Travels Nationwide
Reviews (123) 5/5
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Audrey is a multi-award winning Makeup artist with over 10 years experience in the bridal industry. Audrey is known for her professionalism, while maintaining a friendly and relaxed nature making her the perfect addition to any brides wedding preparations.

Audrey has a strong ethos of continued learning and skills development and has trained with numerous leading make up artists including Paula Callan, James Molloy and Derrick Carberry. A highlight of her more recent education was having the opportunity to attend a workshop with celebrity make up artist Mario Dedivanovic who is most famous for his make up artistry on Kim Kardashian.

Audrey's reputation as a professional make up artist has allowed her to work with Gok Wan and Danielle Mahon on their Fashion & Beauty Collective Road Show, as brand representative for the leading cosmetic brand Shiseido and more recently was the make up artist for "Confetti Live"  which is Confetti magazine annual bridal event held in the K Club. 

Her work has also been featured in magazine publications such as V.I.P & Confetti.

Audrey prides herself on listening to her brides, she sees her job as incorporating her skills with the brides wishes. she loves to help them choose the look that is right for them and that reflects their personality using only high end products.

Please contact Audrey to check availability & she will  be happy to help with all your queries. 

Reviews

5.0/5
123 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Amy O'Shea
Added 8th Nov 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2022
There was only one lady I was having for my makeup for my wedding! It's had to be Audrey! Audrey was fantastic, she listened to my wedding party and we all looked beautiful. I wanted natural bride and Audrey smashed it. My now husband just kept stating "your makeup!!!!" He couldn't believe how beautiful I looked.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Amy thank you so much, its reviews like this that makes me realise how lucky I am to do a job I LOVE!! It really means the world!! You looked incredible an absolute dream! Working along side Niamh Lee Hair to create that perfect glam is always a fabulous morning! To get that reaction from your hubby is exactly what we wanted & he nailed it! So beautiful! Wishing you both a lifetime of love & laughter xx
Caroline G
Added 4th Nov 2022
Wedding 16th Jul 2022
There is a reason Audrey comes highly recommended. I unfortunately was a Covid bride and had booked Audrey for my original date. When we had to move that out a year, Audrey wasn't available but was ready and willing to recommend another artist, which to me is the height of professionalism. Thankfully on our 4th date, Audrey was available. She was so calm the morning of the wedding, put everyone at ease. She painted 7 faces that morning with absolute calm and everyone looked stunning. She catered to everyone's makeup style as we didn't have a theme except 'make everyone look amazing' which she did :) I'll definitely hire her for my next wedding lol
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Caroline, I'm so pleased I was available for your wedding day & our paths eventually crossed, I loved everything about your vibrancy and style, you rocked it! Thank you so much for your lovely thank you card & gift of the Origami, I was very impressed. Sending you all the love & happiness xx
Amanda Donohue
Added 8th Jan 2023
Wedding 29th Jun 2022
I was honoured to have Audrey as my make up artist for our wedding in Portugal. As soon as we got engaged I reached out to Audrey to book in the date and she was very responsive and came back to me straight away. Unfortunately we had to postpone our original date because of Covid but Audrey was very helpful and rescheduled the date and made me feel at ease with this change. From start to finish the process was seamless with Audrey, we did a trial a month ahead of the wedding which was great for both of us as she got to know my skin, tone etc. and I got to know what make up and colours suited me the best. Before the wedding I had heard about Audrey’s health issues and I thought that she would not make it to Portugal but she had me rest assured she would be there. I could not believe my eyes to see her the morning of the wedding in my bridal suite in great spirits. Audrey is a true professional at what she does but also is a calming influence to be around. My make up and the bridal party make up was amazing, I got so many compliments about it and it stayed put all day with no touch ups needed. I would highly recommend Audrey to anyone, she’s the best make up artist!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Amanda, you were an absolute dream to work with, everything from start to finish, it was magical & the amount of detail you put into your wedding day was incredible. I had the most amazing morning with you all & I won't lie the sunshine & views were definitely an added bonus! I'm so very greatful to you for being so understanding with your trial change & I'm even more greatful I was able to be there with you on the day! You looked Stunning! Wishing you & Andrew every happiness in the world. Audrey x
Jess
Added 26th Aug 2022
Wedding 10th Jun 2022
I could not even begin to recommend Audrey more. She was an absolute dream to work with on the morning of the wedding. She is so professional & talented. We had a large group of hyper excited ladies on the morning of the wedding & she could not have put us at ease any more. She was so understated & floated around all morning - we barely noticed she was there at times! She made everyone feel at ease, all the while painting the most amazing & flawless make up. She executed the exact look everyone had asked for. She is a real gem & I would 100% have chosen her again.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Jess it was an honour to look after you & your bridal party, you looked amazing, I have got so many enquiries referencing your wedding makeup since sharing your incredible photos. Thank you so much for choosing me & for leaving such a lovely review. Love & happiness always. Audrey x
Alva Clardy
Added 9th Aug 2022
Wedding 16th Mar 2022
I cannot say enough great things about Audrey! As a bride, there will naturally be many stressful moments, so that's why it was important to work with a true professional in bridal make up. Audrey is not only extremely talented but also brought such an air of calm on the morning of the wedding. She made me and my bridal party feel beautiful on the outside, and also had a way of keeping things zen throughout the entire time. She truly knows how to bring out your best features while making sure you look like you on your big day! I am always afraid of having too much make up on, but I showed her 2-3 pictures and she knew exactly what was needed and honestly could not nit pick one thing I didn't like about my make up. It was just perfect. I'll never forget us all listening to our tunes and having a laugh with the bridal party the morning of my wedding day. Thank you for being simply wonderful!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Alva, thank you so much for such a lovely review, it really does mean the world! I had one of the best mornings with you all, memories for life. You are such a sweetheart in everyway & you looked amazing, a natural beauty! Wishing you all the love in the world! Audrey x
Fiona Conneely
Added 25th Jan 2023
Wedding 31st Dec 2022
I was very lucky to have Audrey O’Connor as my make-up artist for my wedding. Audrey is simply the best. She listens exactly to what you want for your wedding make-up. She gave me advice on how to prepare my skin for wedding and recommended a product for me which mostly definitely helped the look and feel of my skin. There was 8 people to cater for the morning of my wedding-Audrey and Jess provided a chilled, relaxed and calm atmosphere exactly want we had desired the morning of the wedding. Honestly, to any future brides out there looking for a make-up artist for the wedding or any event- you are in safe hands with Audrey. Thank you again Audrey and Jess for your work and for being apart of my wedding day. Grá mór, Fiona x
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Fiona for your lovely review, I'm so pleased I was able help with your skin prep before your wedding, for me as an artist this is a key component for a flawless glowing makeup & I always advise in starting early! You looked so beautiful! I can't wait to see your wedding pics! Both myself & Jess had such a great morning with you all & thank you so much for having us. Le grà mòr. Audrey x
Orla Brooks
Added 23rd Jan 2023
Wedding 30th Dec 2022
Audrey was absolutely amazing to work with. We unfortunately had to change dates quite a lot due to covid and Audrey was so accommodating for all our date changes and thankfully I was able to have her on my day. I booked a trial with Audrey and she was so thorough and detailed so for the morning of the wedding she knew exactly what to do with out the stress. She was so professional and really helped me relax when the morning got super busy. She had sucha calm energy and that’s exactly what we needed. Everybody commented on the makeup and on how beautiful it was and all my bridesmaid were so delighted that Audrey gave them the looks they wanted. Overall we were so happy with Audrey. I can’t wait for another excuse to get my makeup done by Audrey. Can not recommend enough. Xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh thank you Orla, you were honestly a dream to work with & I'm so very greatful I was able to accommodate you. It was my absolute pleasure to look after you & your ladies & I look forward to seeing your professional shots.. You looked AMAZING! STUNNING!!' The list goes on... I hope you, Robbie & the girls had the most fantastic day & you have settled back in Canada since your return. I look forward to seeing you again when you're home. Love & happiness always. Audrey x
Ruth
Added 9th Dec 2022
Wedding 19th Nov 2022
It was a pleasure to have Audrey as makeup artist for myself, bridesmaids and mother on the day of my wedding. She was so easy to talk with on the morning of the wedding, which helped me relax. We were all thrilled with our makeup and got so many compliments over the course of the day. I felt a million dollars heading off to the church and was delighted it lasted so well through all the dancing for the night. I would highly recommend Audrey to any brides considering her for their big day xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Ruth for your lovely kind words, they honestly mean the world, we had such a chilled out morning with you all it was perfect! You looked amazing & I look forward to seeing your professional photos. Wishing you both all the love in the world xx
Tracey
Added 28th Nov 2022
Wedding 18th Nov 2022
Audrey is amazing at what she does . I was so nervous about my makeup and so unsure of what I actually wanted . Through the whole process Audrey was amazing offering advice , ideas and even after my trial she was so responsive to my messages . The morning of the wedding she made me feel so relaxed , it was like having a friend in the room , she was calm and just a lovely lady to have around us all , she stead right up till I was leaving incase we needed anything topped up . Myself, my Mam and my bridesmaids loved our makeup and it lasted all day . I had 3 little flowergirls who were in awe at her all morning and she didn't leave them out letting them sit on the chair and have there lipgloss done, they were delighted . I would highly recommend Adurey , she is not just super talented but a lovely lady . I can never thank her enough for the way she made me feel on my wedding day .
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Tracey, I can't thank you enough you have me an emotional wreck reading your review & thank you for having me. It was my absolute pleasure to look after you all & what a fun morning we had, your lil flowergirls had us all entertained You looked a million dollars and I look forward to seeing your photos. Wishing you and your family all the love & happiness in the world xx
Lisa
Added 28th Nov 2022
Wedding 12th Nov 2022
Audrey did my make up for my wedding day along with my bridal party. She was amazing and did a brilliant job, all our make up stayed on so well throughout the day and night! I couldnt recommend her enough, she is great at her job, Thanks again Audrey!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Lisa I'm so glad everything was ok for you all & thank you so much for having me be a part of your special day. You looked amazing xx
Emma Hickey
Added 14th Nov 2022
Wedding 29th Oct 2022
Audrey is so so talented, I honestly don't have the words for how amazing she is at what she does! I have had Audrey do my make up before my wedding as a bridesmaid for my friend and my own bridesmaids have had Audrey a few times and we all say the same thing when you get Audrey your in great hands! She listens to all your wishes and really is so approachable, so friendly and so professional at all times! A lovely lady to deal with! As a bride I have to say I felt like the very best version of me in every way! I cannot recommend her enough!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Emma!!! I don't know where to start! Thank you so so much for the incredible review. You were honestly a vision and it was my pleasure helping you to create that look!! I genuinely love my job and feel incredibly lucky to meet such beautiful brides! Wishing you both a lifetime of love & laughter. Audrey xx P.s the boys looked so handsome & cute, you should be a very proud mama x
Patricia Dolly
Added 22nd Nov 2022
Wedding 28th Oct 2022
From start to finish my experience with Audrey was nothing but outstanding. She is incredibly talented and made me feel so beautiful. From the first time talking to Audrey, the trial, the wedding day itself and all in between, Audrey was just amazing. She always asked my opinion, my likes and dislikes and honesty created the most beautiful look for me. Her skills go beyond make up as she gave me a few tips on how to keep those tears at bay aswell. Audrey has such an amazing, calm and positive presence, exactly what is needed the morning of a wedding. I would highly recommend Audrey to everyone. I honestly can't thank her enough for all her work
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
It's reviews like this that make all the early mornings & the lonely raoads worth while, thank you so much Patricia I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind words. One of the most important parts for me is getting to know my brides & im so happy I had the opportunity to work with you, you are an absolute dream Wishing you both a life of love & happiness xx
Maria H
Added 15th Nov 2022
Wedding 22nd Oct 2022
Audrey made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world. My make up was exactly how I hoped it would be. Having 5 bridesmaids and mother of the bride to please with very different taste Audrey made them all look stunning and to their own individual taste. She is also great fun on the morning of the wedding. I couldn't recommend this talented women any more.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Maria for such an amazing review & it was my absolute pleasure looking after you, you're mum & the girls, it really was a fun morning spent with you all at the Salthill Hotel! To say you looked incredible would be a massive understatement.. fabulous! glowing! stunning bride! Are all words that spring to mind. I look forward to seeing you're professional photos. Wishing you both all the love in the world xx
Maeve Daly
Added 14th Dec 2022
Wedding 21st Oct 2022
Audrey was an absolute pleasure to work with. I first noticed her work from her social media page and loved what I saw. Thankfully Audrey was available for my big day and I can honestly say she brought a sense of calmness and made the morning a delight. Audrey was amazing on the lead up to the wedding and made any changes and advised me all the way through. I’m not the best with make up nor do I wear a lot so I wanted to feel natural on my big day and I got so many compliments. I Loved my make up and will be returning to Audrey for future events, she’s exceptionally talented and a true professional.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Maeve, for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, I had such a lovely morning with you all & I enjoyed every moment in assisting you prior to your wedding day. You looked amazing & I look forward to having you back in my seat as Mrs Daly. Wishing you both all the love in the world. Audrey Xx
Sylvia Gill
Added 8th Nov 2022
Wedding 15th Oct 2022
Audrey is so talented. She was able to advise me on how to get my skin ready in the leadup to the wedding. She created the exact look I wanted for the day. She was very flexible with appointments and always quick to reply. She applied makeup for 6 of us the morning of the wedding and all were flawless. I would highly recommend booking wedding makeup with Audrey.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Sylvia thank you so much for this beautiful review. I enjoyed looking after you all. You were a pleasure to work with and I hope our paths cross again in the future. Very best wishes now & always. Audrey x
Brenda McCormack
Added 4th Nov 2022
Wedding 30th Sep 2022
Audrey was amazing the day of my wedding. She did makeup for 4 of us and each of us looked flawless, we were thrilled with all our looks. Audrey was so kind and professional and it felt like we had known her for ages. Our makeup lasted all day and night and we looked as good at the end of the night as we did that morning, I can't thank Audrey enough and would highly recommend her for any brides out there wanting the best for their special day.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Brenda , Thank you so much for your lovely review, It really does mean the world to me, I absolutely love what I do and I feel incredibly lucky to call it my job. You looked stunning & thank you so much for having me be a part of your special day. Best wishes always. Audrey x
Anna
Added 5th Nov 2022
Wedding 23rd Sep 2022
Audrey comes strongly recommended for good reason. She is AMAZING at what she does and caters to everyone's preferences. As our wedding was rescheduled multiple times due to covid, we had numerous correspondence with Audrey and found her to be extremely professional and accommodating at all times. On top of this, she is bubbly, charismatic and calming which makes the morning preparations so much more streamlined. I would have no hesitation in recommending Audrey to anyone.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Anna thank you so much. These words really mean a lot. I want my brides to have the best wedding experience possible with little to no stress. You looked amazing and it was an honour to look after you & your fabulous bridal squad. Very best wishes to you both & not forgetting your lil princess she absolutely stole the show adorable xx
Siobhan
Added 25th Oct 2022
Wedding 16th Sep 2022
It was an absolute pleasure having Audrey as my make up artist for my wedding day. I had seen some of her work online and I was delighted when she was available. I was so thrilled with my makeup after my trial, there wasn't a single thing I would have changed. My mam, bridesmaids and I were so happy with our make up, I like a natural look but for my eyes to pop and she got that exactly right. None of us had to touch up our make up at all during the day which was amazing. It was so nice having Audrey as part of my wedding morning, she was so friendly and nice and calming and we just had a really lovely morning, my dad is still talking about how friendly she was. I honestly feel so lucky to have had Audrey as part of my day, would highly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Siobhain thank you so much, I'm so pleased you all were so happy, I love been able to enhance one's beauty & I think we nailed it with your wedding makeup, you looked stunning. I thoroughly enjoyed the chats with your Dad that morn, he is such a lovely man, Its always important to put the dads at ease too, often they can feel a lil lost the morning off so I always try & make a special effort.. Please be sure to tell him I said hello. Much Love. Audrey x
Noreen O halloran
Added 7th Nov 2022
Wedding 4th Aug 2022
I couldn’t recommend Audrey more as a makeup artist. Myself, my 2 bridesmaids and my sister in law were all trilled with our make up on the day and it lasted all night long. It was amazing having Audrey as part of my wedding morning, she was so friendly and calm and really listened to each of our individual preferences. We had a fabulous time with her and my 5 year old niece is still talking about the sparkly lipgloss that Audrey put on her. The trial was so useful and Audrey was full of great advise that would help my skin for the wedding. I really loved my makeup for the wedding. Thank you so much.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Noreen, thank you so much for your kind words and I really appreciate you taking the time to write me a review. I had such a fabulous morning with you all, your nieces were lil dotes & that sparkly lipgloss gets pulled out at every wedding, just for special girls of course. I'm still planning my lil holiday in the cottages at the Armada for next year the views were just amazing that day. Wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness. Audrey xx
Maria Lough
Added 22nd Nov 2022
Wedding 29th Jul 2022
Audrey is just amazing at what she does. Everyone absolutely loved their make-up in the bridal party. She is a true professional and an absolute joy to have on the morning of your wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Maria, you were an absolute vision everything about the morning was perfect, from your dad's beautiful home, which I'm still dreaming about to the suppliers on the day everything was picture perfect & ran so smoothly which is exactly what you want as a bride! Im excited to see your professional photos when there back, you were stunning! Wishing you both all the love in the world xx
Niamh
Added 6th Nov 2022
Wedding 22nd Jul 2022
I couldn't recommend Audrey enough. Myself and my 3 bridesmaids couldn't have been happier with our makeup on the day and it lasted all day and night. We never had to touch it. It was like we had known Audrey for years and we had great fun on the morning. Audrey was willing to help with whatever needed to be done on the morning. We rescheduled our wedding date a few times due to covid and Audrey couldn't have been nicer and more understanding through it all. Would highly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
You are an absolute star Niamh thank you so much for your kind words & for trusting in me on your Wedding Day! You were every makeup artists dream to work with & I'm so glad you finally got to say I Do! You looked amazing! It was such a fun morning & ye girls did a great job with the Tik Tok the laughs were definitely had. Also it was so lovely to eventually meet your lil boy, he is just gorgeous & melted my heart! Wishing you & your family all the love & happiness in the world xx
Orlaith Mackell
Added 4th Nov 2022
Wedding 15th Jul 2022
It was an absolute pleasure to have Audrey as part of our day. Audrey was relaxed, professional, attentive and lovely while applying make up to myself (bride) 3 bridesmaids, one MOB and sister in law. We all absolutely loved our make up and I genuinely think it was the best make up I have ever got done, she listened to exactly what we all wanted and I am very fussy with my eyebrows but she did them exactly how I wanted. Audrey really ensured the morning was stress free and all of us commented on how lovely Audrey was. A special shout out to Audrey for taking the time to apply a bit of make up to my young niece and also at one stage she was ironing my sister in law’s dress. I can’t recommend Audrey enough and she was certainly one of my favourite suppliers. Thanks again xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
What can I say Orlaith.. You were an absolute Dream! It was my pleasure to look after you & your ladies, I had such a great morning with you all & thank you so much for having me & for sending me on your professional photos, their amazing. Love & happiness always. Audrey x
Kathy Colohan
Added 15th Sep 2022
Wedding 9th Jul 2022
I could not recommend Audrey enough. I know lots of brides who had their make up done by Audrey so it was a no brainer when I was booking a make up artist. I was just hoping she was available and thankfully she was. Audrey was just amazing on the morning. Not only was she doing our make up, she was keeping everyone calm (especially me!), fixing button holes and lots more. My make up lasted until 5:30am. everyone was commenting on how fresh it looked even after all the dancing! I absolutely loved it.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Kathy you looked Stunning! Thank you so much for choosing me & for leaving such a lovely review, it means the world. Its not all makeup the morning off.. button holes & ironing has been known to be part of my morning too & I wouldn't have it any other way, its all part of the buzz! Wishing you both a lifetime of love & laughter xx
Sara Lenaghan
Added 14th Nov 2022
Wedding 8th Jul 2022
I knew from the moment I had my trial with Audrey that she was exactly the make up artist I was looking for. She was so attentive to detail, uses products of the highest quality and takes note of exactly the style you describe. On my wedding morning she arrived at my house and she has such a calm manner about her we all instantly felt at ease in her presence. All 3 bridesmaids, MOTB and myself were delighted with our results. We recently received our wedding photos back and my makeup on the day was flawless and lasted right throughout the night! This is all thanks to Audrey! I couldn’t recommend her more! An absolute pleasure to work with ???? Sara
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Sara, I really did have one of the best mornings, with you all & your photos are amazing & thank you so much for sending them on, I love getting to see my brides in all their glory on one of the most memorable days of their lives. Thank you for choosing me. Much Love Audrey x
Edel
Added 6th Nov 2022
Wedding 1st Jul 2022
Audrey did an amazing job - was very happy with how my makeup & rest of party's turned out. Was exactly what I was hoping for, lasted all day and I got loads of positive comments on my makeup when people saw the photos. Would highly recommend her to others.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Edel, it was an honour to be a part of your Wedding Day, you looked stunning & thank you for choosing me. Wishing you both all the love in the world. Audrey x
Mary-Ruth Davoren Conneely
Added 22nd Nov 2022
Wedding 24th Jun 2022
Audrey is 100% your go to woman for wedding makeup. I ended up getting in contact with her after looking through every website, Facebook group and Instagram brides group going! I have not one single regret. Audrey has a whole range of make up looks to suit every bride. I personally went the natural look for my big day but if you look into her portfolio she does the big glam also! Being able to do it all makes choosing her for your big day a no brainer! Her makeup lasted on myself and my four bridesmaid, the MOB, MOG, GMOG and my auntie from 7am until 5:30am! Not alone is Audrey talented! She’s also the perfect person to have around on your big day. She is so chilled, easy going and positive and definately added to a lovely atmosphere the morning of my wedding. She had a massive bridal group to do in the morning and she whizzed through them with such care and attention I don’t know how she managed to do it all! I would recommend getting in touch with Audrey and looking through her pictures, awards and online accounts. You won’t have a single regret! Other than wishing she could be around to do your makeup everyday!!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Mary -Ruth you are the most beautiful person inside & out! Thank you so much for having me be a part of your wedding day it was a very special morning with you all & you looked incredible, definitely magazine worthy. Listening to you all speak our native language was beautiful & I even managed to pick up a few words which im always greatful for. Gach sonas agus grà a ghuí oraibh. Audrey x
Sade
Added 1st Jun 2022
Wedding 28th May 2022
Audrey was an absolute breath of fresh air on our wedding morning. She had such a calming presence and was so down to earth. She did such a good job on my bridesmaids and mother - they looked absolutely beautiful! My mother wouldn't typically wear make up and she did a look that was so soft and natural, but still glamorous, she was over the moon! I adored my make up by Audrey. From trial to morning of, she was full of great advice and knowledge, and really worked with me to create my dream bridal make up. Thank you so so much Audrey - I couldn't recommend you more. You are worth your weight in gold!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Sade thank you so much you are an absolute sweetheart, it was a pleasure to be a part of your special day in the beautiful Ballymagarvey, we had such a fun morning! You looked incredible, the true beauty you are. Wishing you both a life full of love and joy xx
Ashley
Added 11th Jul 2022
Wedding 26th May 2022
I couldn't have asked for a better make up artist for my wedding than Audrey. She is so talented and the make up she did on myself and my bridesmaids was absolute perfection! It As well as that she has such a friendly relaxed presence which made us all feel at ease that morning getting ready. Thank you so much Audrey for being a part of our day and making us all feel amazing. I would absolutely recommend Audrey without hesitation to anyone
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Ashley it was a joy to look after you & your bridal party, you looked amazing as always as did your equally beautiful bridesmaids & mum! I had the best morning with you all & the laughs were definitely had, my jaws were sore! Thank you for choosing me! Xx
Patricia
Added 31st May 2022
Wedding 21st May 2022
Beautiful make up for myself, my bridesmaid and my mother. Audrey was lovely to deal with and I would highly recommend her.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Patricia, it was a pleasure to look after you, I hope you had the most amazing day! Wishing you both every happiness in the world. Audrey x
Elisha grehan
Added 3rd Nov 2022
Wedding 20th May 2022
On the morning audrey arrived at our home and nothin was an issue for her! She was so professional and so calm it really reflected on all of us! We have two daughters and of course make up mad and she fussed about them as much as myself so this little touch made their day, as the morning went on she didn't rush us in any way and yet everybody was done to perfection! She double checked everyone before we left the house and did touch ups on myself! Audrey is professional and made my day super! Make up was perfect throughout the whole day! And with rain and wind it stayed on! Would highly recommend audrey! Definite 10/10
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Elisha for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it was a joy to spend to morning with you all & your little girls are just beautiful & a credit to you both. Wishing you and your family all the health & happiness in the world xx
Lisa
Added 9th Nov 2022
Wedding 13th May 2022
I cannot recommend Audrey enough for so many reasons. We had to reschedule our wedding three times due to covid and she was so kind and accommodating throughout all of this. She was so helpful in the trial giving me loads of tips on how to look my best on the day and on the day itself Audrey was an absolute pleasure to have there. From sharing the laughs with us all, to calming me down when the nerves started to appear, I’m really glad she was part of it. All of our makeup was stunning, it lasted all day and she knew exactly how to complement each of our looks. Not only is she really talented at what she does, she is just such a lovely person to be around - I highly recommend booking her!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Lisa for leaving such a lovely review, It was my absolute pleasure to look after you and your bridal party & I was delighted to be able to accommodate you. I had the best morning with you all & you looked a million dollars! Love & happiness always. Audrey x
Serena
Added 22nd Nov 2022
Wedding 7th May 2022
Audrey is absolutely fantastic at her job. She did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid so I knew I wanted her to do my bridal makeup. We were all delighted with our makeup on the day, even my mother in law who never wears any makeup absolutely loved hers too. I have since used Audrey for makeup for my professional headshots for work and was delighted with that also. I'd 100% recommend Audrey for your wedding makeup.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Serena thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, I absolutely loved looking after you on your Wedding Day. You looked beautiful! Wishing you & your boys a life full of love and happiness xx
Róisín
Added 21st May 2022
Wedding 30th Apr 2022
Audrey is an absolute gem!! The morning of my wedding Audrey was so supportive and helped calm my nervous excitement, she always went above and beyond and was helping me get my shoes on and my Mam with her shoes! I generally wear very little makeup, Audrey’s makeup was so natural with a simple elegance, beauty and glow, it stayed put all day through rain, tears, hugs, kisses, everything!! I can’t thank Audrey enough and would highly recommend her!! XX
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Ròisìn, it was my absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding day & thank you so much for choosing me, I'm so glad I was able to assist you in calming your nerves, its all part of the service! You looked amazing! Wishing you both love and happiness always. Audrey x
Sinead Divilly
Added 14th Aug 2022
Wedding 29th Apr 2022
Audrey was a dream the morning of the wedding with a big family she fitted in amazing she was like part of the family. I didn't go for a trail and I didn't need to Audrey is the best at what she does and I didn't need one all my family and bridal party loved their make up it was prefect for all my pictures it turned out great. I would definitely recommend Audrey to all future bride's.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Sinéad for such a lovely review, it was my absolute pleasure to look after you and your bridal party, you looked amazing. Wishing you both all the love and happiness in the world. Audrey x
Aisling Kelly
Added 7th Jun 2022
Wedding 16th Apr 2022
We were so lucky to have Audrey be part of our fantastic day. From the minute she arrived to the hotel she was just incredible, she calmed my nerves and had us all laughing all morning. Audrey looked after myself, 4 bridesmaids and my Nannie. My makeup didn’t budge all day and all I had to top up was my lipstick! It was still flawless at 5am when I fell into bed! I would highly recommend Audrey for any bride. She creates such beautiful bridal looks, her professionalism is second to none and she has such a bright and bubbly aura that just instantly puts you at ease
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Aisling I'm so greatful for this lovely review, I had the best morning with you all & your Nannie is such a lady! You looked amazing & thank you for choosing me. Love & happiness always. Audrey x
Miriam
Added 9th Aug 2022
Wedding 8th Apr 2022
Audrey was amazing both on the wedding day and during my trial with her! She gave great advice and help for how to get my skin in great shape before the day also! She treated everyone so kindly and was calm and professional throughout the whole morning! Nothing was rushed and everyone was still ready to go in plenty of time! The makeup was so natural looking and lasted well into the early hours of the following morning!!! I’d recommend her highly to anyone looking for a makeup artist for their wedding or any occasion!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Miriam, your review means the world! It was a pleasure to look after you & your bridal party & I'm so glad I was able to advise you on your skincare on the lead up to your wedding, for me as a makeup artist skincare is key to achieving the most beautiful makeup! You looked absolutely stunning! Thank you again for choosing me. Love & laughter always. Audrey x
Michelle Maxwell
Added 7th Dec 2022
Wedding 2nd Apr 2022
Audrey done my makeup and my 4 bridesmaids for my wedding day. All I can say is amazing. From start to finish Audrey made us all feel very comfortable and chatted away the morning of the wedding. Our makeup was unreal and stayed on the whole night. I was undecided what way I actually wanted my makeup but Audrey was so understanding and helped me so much. I would highly recommend Audrey.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Michelle it was my absolute pleasure to look after you and your girls, I had the best morning with you all, its all part of the job making people feel at ease whilst transforming them into the most beautiful version of themselves & this is why I love my job. You looked amazing & thank you again for choosing me. Wishing you a life full of love and laughter. Audrey x
Aoife Beirne
Added 1st Apr 2022
Wedding 19th Mar 2022
Audrey was absolutely brilliant and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She did such a brilliant job on me and my two bridesmaids. She takes her time and does a very thorough and considered job, doing exactly what I asked for. Make up absolutely did not budge and my lash extensions lasted for two days after. She is also very pleasant to be around.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aoife it was my honour to look after you on your wedding day, you were an absolute dream to work with & I'm so very greatful to you for choosing me. You looked amazing! Wishing you both a lifetime full of love & happiness. Audrey x
Aimee
Added 9th Aug 2022
Wedding 12th Mar 2022
Audrey was amazing from start to finish for our wedding. She was so calm on the morning of the wedding which rubbed off on everyone else! Audrey looked after myself and 4 bridesmaids, each with different makeup styles and we were all thrilled with how our makeup turned out. It was natural yet didn't even need a touch up throughout.My makeup was still flawless at 4am after dancing all night. it was a shame I had to take it off at all! Would highly recommend Audrey to anyone for their bridal makeup, absolutely fantastic at what she does.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aimee thank you so much its always great to get such positive reviews! From start to finish it was a pleasure to look after you, you are such a beautiful person inside & out & you looked absolutely stunning on your Wedding Day & I am honoured to have been a part of it. Wishing all the love in the world. Audrey x
Sarah
Added 3rd Jan 2022
Wedding 29th Dec 2021
Audrey was absolutely fabulous in every way. She was always available for contact and chats before the big day. She put myself and my bridesmaids at ease on the day and went way above her job description helping with flowers etc. My make up was outstanding and didn't budge for the day ( even stayed put on the second day too!) I would recommend Audrey without hesitation. She is just a sweetheart and super talented with make up. I can't thank her enough ??
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Sarah it was a pleasure to look after you and your bridal party & to be around to help with any odd jobs, its all part of the duties to ensure you have the most relaxed morning possible, you looked so beautiful! Wishing you a life full of love and happiness. Audrey x
Claire
Added 12th Dec 2022
Wedding 17th Dec 2021
Audrey is the total professional I cannot recommend her enough! I am very fussy with my makeup, and like to be in control of doing my own make up, with Audrey you will have absolutely no concerns .. only that you will want to book her for every future event :) she's amazing , my make up was just beautiful .. natural and flawless , as was my two bridesmaids and Mother of the bride . Everyone was so delighted and felt great on the day . No better compliment than my cousin booking Audrey for her wedding when she saw our makeup . Looking forward to getting my make up done again as a bridesmaid for this wedding .
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Claire thank you so much its reviews like this that makes me love what I do even more, it was a pleasure to look after you all. You looked absolutely stunning & I cant wait to see you again soon for Rose's Wedding. Love & laughter always. Audrey x
Alida Zauers
Added 17th Nov 2021
Wedding 6th Nov 2021
I had the absolute pleasure of having Audrey do my bridal makeup, as well as my mum's and my two bridesmaids on the 6th of November. Audrey is simply gifted at what she does and is the most wonderful person to have around you. She was so calm, professional and just so lovely to be around. I ended up changing my eye makeup style from what was done at the trial and nothing was to much of a ask for her. Audrey created the most bridal look and I could not have asked for anything better. I can't thank her enough for all that she did. All of our makeups lasted perfectly for the entire day and all night. I would 100 % recommend Audrey to anyone. XX
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Alida what can I say... you were the most beautiful bride & I was honoured to be a part of your special day & I'm so pleased we created to most perfect bridal look for you. You looked amazing, definitely magazine worthy! Everything was just perfect from start to finish. Thank you so much for choosing me. Love & best wishes. Audrey x
Lesley
Added 25th Sep 2021
Wedding 11th Sep 2021
We had our wedding two weeks ago and what can I say about Audrey only she was amazing. She did myself and my 4 bridemaids and she was so professional. I really cannot give her enough credit.She is amazing at her job and the make up lasted all day. I would recommend Audrey to anyone. Words cannot describe how amazingly talented she is. Thanks a million and we will all 100% be back.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Lesley it was my absolute pleasure to look after you and your bridal party & thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it really means so much to hear back from my brides. You looked absolutely beautiful & I loved helping you create that perfect bridal look tailored to suit you! Wishing you a life full of love and happiness. Audrey x
Elaine Doran
Added 15th Nov 2022
Wedding 10th Sep 2021
Audrey done my bridal make up and made me look and feel like an absolute superstar. Her work is amazing and she is a fabulous person who has aura of pure relaxation and joy. This lady deserves all the awards possible. She travelled to our venue was punctual, professional and made us all feel so confident. Audrey your just amazeballs!! Thank you for everything ?
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Elaine, I had an easy job making you look like an absolute superstar, you are such a lovely person inside & out & that shines through. Thank you so much for choosing me & thank you again for leaving such a lovely review. Wishing you both all the love in the world. Audrey x
Niamh
Added 26th Aug 2021
Wedding 12th Aug 2021
Audrey is simply fantastic at what she does. So calm and professional. Her attention to detail is exceptional. We didn't even know she was in the house the morning of the wedding. She listened to exactly what I wanted and I couldn't be more happier with my make up the day of my wedding. Nothing needed to be touched up except for lippy.. the Bridesmaids also looked beautiful and cannot stop complimenting the work Audrey done. My mum looked amazing also and was over the moon with how elegant her make up turned out. I couldn't recommend anyone better than Audrey for Wedding make up. 10/10 Amazing!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Niamh it was such a lovely morning with you all, thank you so much for choosing me & for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. You all looked amazing & I'm so pleased your mum felt so elegant she is such a beautiful lady and a very proud mum. Wishing you a life full of love and happiness. Audrey x
Rochelle
Added 31st Jan 2022
Wedding 7th Aug 2021
Audrey was absolutely incredible, she did such a wonderful job on all of the bridal party’s makeup. She was so relaxed and professional while not compromising on quality. The trial was equally brilliant and she was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Rochelle, it was my absolute pleasure to be a part of your special day & to experience the excitement & joy that morning with you all. You looked stunning & thank you again for choosing me. Love & laughter always. Audrey x
Alison Clarke
Added 14th Feb 2021
Wedding 31st Dec 2020
Audrey is amazing at what she does. She can create any look flawlessly. She is so calm and professional and exactly the type of person you need the morning of your wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Ali, it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day and thank you for choosing me. I hope your new job is going well for you & you have settled home. Wishing you both a life full of love & happiness. Audrey x
Zoe
Added 3rd Feb 2021
Wedding 28th Dec 2020
Audrey did myself and my bridal parties makeup for my December 2020 wedding and I cannot recommend her enough. She is so talented and did a fantastic job! We were all delighted with our looks and they stayed put all day and night (even after venturing out into wild weather for photos)!. She's also so lovely to be around - so calm, kind, and super easy to chat to - exactly the kind of person you'd want to be around on your wedding morning. She had 5 of us to do for makeup and had everyone ready on time with no rushing or pressure at all. She was also great in the run-up - my trial was so helpful and she really took the time to make sure I was 100% happy with everything. And her selection of products is fantastic - such good quality and everything you could ever want! She was also great with all the uncertainty around restrictions due to covid - really accommodating and reassuring which was so so appreciated as the run-up was tough not knowing what we were planning for. Thank you for doing such a great job Audrey
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Zoe thank you so much for leaving such a glowing review, it honestly means the world to hear. It was such a lovely morning with you and your bridal party, I was so pleased you got to have your special day.. you deserve all the happiness in the world. Audrey x
Frances
Added 16th Dec 2020
Wedding 14th Nov 2020
I booked Audrey for my 2020 wedding long before Covid hit but she was so accomodating with all the changes related to Covid restrictions etc, I couldn't thank her enough for that. Due to Covid restrictions I didn't get to have a trial but I, my bridesmaids and my mum all loved our make up on the day. My mum wouldn't be overly comfort getting her make up done but she absolutely loved how Audrey did her make up on the day. My make up lasted really well, it was still perfect after we ventured out for a few photos in the wind and rain. I would highly recommend Audrey!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awh Frances thank you so much! You were an absolute dream to work with & you looked incredible! With everything that was going on this year I was so pleased I could help in anyway & more importantly you both got to enjoy your special day. Your mum is a lady and I'm so happy to hear she loved her makeup too, its so important to ensure everyone feels comfortable,looking themselves at their most beautiful, especially the mammy's. Wishing you both love & laughter now & always. Audrey xx
Zara Little-Campbell
Added 15th Nov 2020
Wedding 23rd Oct 2020
I booked Audrey as my makeup artist for my wedding in October. From the outset Audrey was professional and attentive. During my bridal trial Audrey spent time trying to find out what kind of look I wanted to go for. At each stage she asked me what I thought, if I wanted anything changed. She offered recommendations and suggustions. On the day of the wedding I knew myself and my bridal party were in great hands. They girls looked stunning and Audrey made me feel a million dollars. Audrey was calm, organised and had her timings down to a T. Thank you so much for going above and beyond to make the morning special and relaxing. I would 100% recommend Audrey to anyone. She has so much skill, expertise and is so lovely to go with it.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much for your lovely words Zara, I was so happy that you and Dominic got to have your special day and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it. You 100% looked a million dollars & im so pleased to hear your morning was made so special you deserved it all. Lots of love & happiness to you both. Audrey x
Ellen
Added 28th Dec 2020
Wedding 9th Oct 2020
Audrey was extremely professional and hard working on the day of our wedding. Her time keeping and attention to detail were impeccable. Audrey was so kind to myself and all of the bridal party the morning of our wedding. She was so relaxed and calm in her approach, she made the morning quite seamless. Many thanks for all your hard work Audrey, I highly recommend you to prospective brides.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Ellen for your kind words, it was such a lovely morning & it was a pleasure looking after you and your bridal party. You looked absolutely stunning, can't wait to see some photos. Wishing you both many years of love & happiness. Audrey x
Helen
Added 31st Oct 2019
Wedding 4th Oct 2020
Audrey's work was flawless! She was a pleasure throughout the whole process and added a lovely presence to the wedding morning experience. She was attentive and a perfectionist. I would highly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Helen for your lovely review it means the absolute world. Wishing you the best now & always. Audrey xx
Ethyl
Added 14th Sep 2020
Wedding 11th Sep 2020
Audrey is absolutely amazing,her work is flawless. I've had my make up done many times in the past by other people but it never looked as good as it did with Audrey on my wedding. My bridesmaids also looks amazing and they agreed it was the best make up they ever had done. Audrey is the nicest woman, she arrived at 7am and and stayed until the last second. She was so relaxed on the morning and brought a lovely vibe to the preparations. I would without a doubt recommend Audrey for wedding make up, she's a pro.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Ethyl, thank you so much for your wonderful review, you were an absolutely stunning bride & it was my pleasure looking after you and the girls. Wishing you and Fergal a life full of love & laughter. Audrey x
Katie Carroll
Added 26th Oct 2020
Wedding 10th Jul 2020
I had Audrey doing make up for my wedding day which included two bridesmaids, my mum and friend.i would highly recommend Audrey to any future brides. she is a lovely person to deal with. She is absolutely brilliant at what she does. she knew exactly what suited me and i was delighted with the end result.She is clam and relaxed and nothing we asked was too much trouble. Thanks again Audrey.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Katie thank you so much & thank you for welcoming me into your home, I had such a fun & relaxed morning with you & I was so happy that you & Brian got to have your special day, you looked amazing. Audrey x
Fiona
Added 8th Jun 2021
Wedding 1st May 2020
Audrey was an absolute pleasure to have around the morning of our wedding. She is so fantastic at what she does. She was so professional, calm and talented. My mum, bridesmaids and myself were so happy with our makeup and it lasted all day and night despite a lot of dancing!! I can’t thank Audrey enough and would highly recommend her to any bride getting married.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
I had such a great morning with you all Fiona, thank you so much for having me be a part of your special day & for leaving such a lovely review. You looked absolutely amazing as did your mum & bridesmaids. Love & Best Wishes. Audrey x
Amanda Muldoon
Added 24th Apr 2020
Wedding 7th Mar 2020
Audrey was absolutely amazing! She listened to everything I wanted and was so flexible! She was an absolute dream to have there on the morning, she kept everything so calm and she was so efficient! She was able to cater to all of our tastes, and had no problem changing things to suits everyones tastes. She really made sure we all felt a million dollars before we left the house, a true perfectionist! My makeup did not budge the whole day, I couldn't believe how it survived the wind and rain during our photos! Her kit is like every girls dream! Honestly could not recommend highly enough!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Amanda, thank you so much for your lovely review, it absolutely means the world to receive such kind words.I had the best morning with you all & thank you for choosing me to be your artist & for trusting Laurie & I to lock up your house! Wishing you a life full of love & happiness. Audrey x
Katie
Added 5th Jan 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
Audrey was my make up artist for our wedding. She was absolutely incredible!! She started early at 6.30am and worked away on us throughout the morning to make each one of us look amazing! All of us received loads of compliments on how flawless our make up looked all day long. We had a bridal party of 6 and she was calm, relaxed, understanding and fun throughout the whole morning, despite the madness and excitement. I enjoyed every minute of the prep and my make up lasted the entire day (even into the next day too!!). I would 100% recommend Audrey to any bride. X
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Katie it was such a fabulous morning, a lovely way to finish of my 2019 Brides. Thank you so much for choosing me & for your thoughtful gift your too kind. Looking forward to seeing your professional photos you looked absolutely stunning. Love & best wishes. Audrey xx
Elaine
Added 2nd Jan 2020
Wedding 30th Dec 2019
I cannot recommend Audrey enough.I had a bridal party of 7 and Audrey had everyone looking so flawless and beautiful. Compliments all day on our makeup. She is very relaxed and did exactly what I asked for. She started at 6.30 and waited until the very last minute we all left making sure everything was perfect. Fabulous Makeup Artist X Thanks Audrey
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Elaine, it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day, you looked stunning. I hope you had an incredible day, wishing you both all the happiness in the world. Love Audrey x
Sherice Verdon
Added 7th Jan 2020
Wedding 29th Dec 2019
I was so delighted to have Audrey for our wedding party. Our make up was flawless from dawn til dusk! We had a bridal party of 4 with the mother of the bride and groom also added to the list! Everyone was delighted with our make up and I would highly recommend Audrey to any bride.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Sherice for your kind review, it was my absolute pleasure to be able join you & your family in the lovely Ballymagarvey Village. You all looked amazing, love & best wishes. Audrey x
Mairead Galvin
Added 8th Jan 2020
Wedding 28th Dec 2019
Where do I start with Audrey?! I was very picky with a makeup artist for my wedding as I wanted someone who was calm, experienced and not affiliated to particular brands. I really struck gold! Audrey is so responsive and went out of her way to help me in the lead up to the wedding - she even offered to open the salon for me on Stephens's day as my wedding was on the 28th! She has every makeup product you could think of from a gazillion brands. My skin look a million dollars on the day even though I had spots and never got a facial before hand. My makeup lasted all day and all night (which never happens to me) and looked so natural. She had a very early start coming down to Clare and nothing was an issue despite the last minute rush on the morning of. Audrey is very calm and collected on the day and waited until I was leaving for the church for final touchups (most vendors only do the job and leave). She even helped me getting into the car with my veil! I cannot recommend her enough in fact you dont even need a trial as her work is perfect :)
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Mairead thank you so much your honestly too kind, I was only honoured to be part of your wedding day & to be able help you in any way. I cant wait to see your photos you looked stunning. Wishing you all the love & happiness that life can offer. Audrey x
Maeve
Added 3rd Jan 2020
Wedding 21st Dec 2019
Audrey is a magician!! An absolute pleasure to work with, she is excellent at what she does and I couldn't reccomend her highly enough. If you want flawless wedding make up, look no further. Audrey arrived at 7 am and stayed with us until we left for the church, making sure everything was perfect and doing any last minute touch ups if needed. She made the whole morning so relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks Audrey!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Maeve what can I say.. you looked amazing, a natural beauty. Thank you so much for choosing me & for such a lovely review, it really does mean the world to recieve such kind words. Love & best wishes always. Audrey xx
Jennifer Kenny
Added 2nd Jan 2020
Wedding 20th Dec 2019
Audrey was an absolute pleasure, from. Start to finish with myself and the bridal party. Carried out a touch up on my makeup before I left for the church. You wouldn't know she was in the house. She has a fab presence. I have so much faith in her, I just relax. She thoroughly deserves 5 stars and every good wishin her business.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Jennifer, I had such a fab morning with you all, you were a dream to work with. I hope you had the best day of your life, looking forward to seeing your photos. Best wishes always. Audrey x
Cassandra
Added 27th Nov 2019
Wedding 16th Nov 2019
I couldn't recommend Audrey enough!! She is just fabulous at her job! She knew exactly what suited me and what looked good. She was so calm and relaxed, it was a lovely morning. If you want a wedding supplier that is brilliant at her job, that knows exactly what shes doinging then any bride to be could not go wrong with Audrey!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Cassandra it was my pleasure to be a part of your wedding day, you looked absolutely stunning. Looking forward to seeing your professional photos. Best wishes always. Audrey xx
Mary
Added 18th Nov 2019
Wedding 8th Nov 2019
Audrey called out to my house the morning of my wedding to do our make up. She was very punctual and from the minute she arrived she created a sense of calm and professionalism. Nothing we asked was to much trouble.she stayed with us up until we left for the church incase of any top up. Her work is amazing the best iv ever seen, she really listened to what we wanted and gave it to us. So many people complemented me on my make up, it lasted all day and came out so well in photos. I would highly recommend Audrey to any bride
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Mary thank you so much for such a lovely review it really does mean the world. I had such a fabulous morning with you all, you looked absolutely stunning. Looking forward to seeing your photos! Wishing you both the very best. Audrey xx
Ciara
Added 1st Nov 2019
Wedding 5th Oct 2019
Audrey done my makeup for my wedding including my mum and two bridesmaids. We were all so happy with the results and guests were conplimemting our faces all day. Audrey is so professional yet easy going, she really helped calm my nerves that morning and took my mind off things. Audrey made sure we were 100 percent happy with our makeup and her attention to detail is amazing. I am so happy I picked this very talented lady, I just wish she was closer to home so she could do my face more often!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Ciara thank you so much for having me be part of your special day & for such a lovely review, it means the absolute world. Hopefully some day our paths will cross again. Wishing you a lifetime full of love & happiness. Audrey x
Rebecca
Added 26th Sep 2019
Wedding 20th Sep 2019
Audrey was amazing from start to finish. I went for a trial and was 90% happy with the look we achieved and asked Audrey to tweek a few things for the big day. She did what I asked and more. I was so delighted with my makeup on the day and left the house feeling so confident and pretty. I received so many compliments as did my bridesmaids and mum. The girls were trilled with their makeup on the day too looking so elegant but still so natural. Audrey’s personality is what sets her apart she is so calm and cool on the day, is in no rush or panic to go home stayed to take photos of us, did last minute touch ups and asked me how I was feeling that morning, which was very kind. I would highly recommend her to any future brides.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Rebecca what can I say.. it was an absolute pleasure to be part of your special day thank you so much for choosing me as your makeup artist. You & your bridal party & not forgetting mum looked amazing, cant wait to see your professional photos. P.s I hope the dogs made it up the aisle ok.. Best wishes always. Audrey xx
Caroline
Added 23rd Nov 2019
Wedding 19th Sep 2019
I could write 1000 words about how great Audrey and her work is which she has done at my wedding day- but of course these words aren't enough. Everything was absolutely perfect - from the first contact ( I am based in Germany) til her on point arriving at my special day. And of course the makeups of me and my guests! It was the most perfect preparation ever I really couldn't be in better hands then Audrey's. I am so glad that I decided to ask her for these important part each bride has to go through! I really enjoyed to have her around, she was so so professional. If you ever looking for an artist - choose her if she is available!!! It was the most perfect makeup I ever had and will have! For me it was a perfect, natural wedding look and also all of my female guests looked amazing! I highly recommend Audrey to everyone. Greetings from Germany , Caroline
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Caroline you are so kind, thank you. It was so lovely meeting you & your guests. I hope you enjoyed Ireland while you were here, your choice for your ceremony on the Cliffs of Moher was amazing. I'm hoping I get to see you back here in the future. Wishing you the very best. Audrey x
Michelle Coughlan (Kelly)
Added 31st Oct 2019
Wedding 14th Sep 2019
Audrey did my makeup for my wedding in September and was nothing but professional from start to finish. My makeup was completely flawless! I got such lovely compliments throughout the day on how natural and flawless it looked. My bridal party were just as happy including my mum who doesn't wear makeup at all and she was so pleased on the day. We all received such lovely compliments. Not only that it was still perfection at 5am after a long day and alot of dancing. Audrey is a true professional at what she does and I would highly recommend her for your wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Michelle for having me be a part of your special day & for such a lovely review, you all looked stunning. Wishing you & Odhràn a life full of love & happiness. Best wishes Audrey xx
Angel Tyler
Added 31st Oct 2019
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
Audrey is an absolute dream!! I would highly recommend her. I have never been happy with getting my makeup done but Audrey smashed it!! Myself, mother, mother in law & 4 bridesmaids all looked beautiful. Her timing is perfect and she’s very professional yet super fun! Thanks for making me feel like a princess
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww thank you so much Angel, you were an absolute dream to work on & I was honoured to be a small part of such a special day. You truly did look like a princess & rightly so, you are such a beautiful person inside & out. Wishing you David & the boys the best. Audrey xx
Sarah Cregg
Added 10th Sep 2019
Wedding 24th Aug 2019
Audrey did the makeup for my wedding day and she was so professional from start to finish. She had my two bridesmaids and my granny looking and feeling absolutely fabulous as well as myself and I was so delighted with how my makeup turned out. She did such a brilliant job; I didn't have to reapply or touch up anything other than lipstick and got so many compliments. It lasted even until the early hours. Even my makeup trial was excellent and I'm fussy with makeup but didn't have to change a thing; Audrey just knew exactly how to achieve what I wanted. I would highly recommend Audrey to any future bride. She was so kind and easy going to have around on the morning of the wedding. Thanks again Audrey.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Sarah how can I thank you enough for such a lovely review, it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding day. I'm delighted you were so happy with everything it means so much. Wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness. Audrey xx P.S make sure you thank your Dad for the lovely breakfast he kept us well fed..
Yvonne Jackson
Added 4th Jan 2020
Wedding 22nd Aug 2019
Couldn’t recommend Audrey enough! She did mine & my mam’s makeup for my wedding back in August. She’s an unbelievable talent and made me feel so beautiful. My makeup did not budge a bit until the next day :) From the start she made us so relaxed, the time flew as we were chatting away the whole time. She did my mam’s makeup exactly the way she wanted it! And my mam was so happy with her makeup. I could not have trusted anyone better for my wedding makeup and advise any future brides to book her for your big day. She’s the best around! She’s a good friend and the nicest, kindest girl out there! Thanks again Audrey for being part of our big day!x
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Yvonne you are one in a million.. thank you so much for having me be part of your special day. We had such a great morning with plenty of laughs along the way. Wishing you & Sean all the love & happiness in the world. Audrey x
Louise Brennan
Added 9th Oct 2019
Wedding 9th Aug 2019
I had audrey doing my make up and 5 bridesmaids and my mam for the day of my wedding and I CANNOT recommend her enough, she is absolutely fantastic at what she does and made me feel so relaxed on the morning of the wedding, the electricity went in the house the morning of the wedding and audrey was so calm and professional she was just amazing, my make up lasted all day and was still perfect when I went to bed (almost 24 hours later ????) for the trial I didn't need to ask for anything to be changed as she asked me what I had in mind and done exactly what I wanted. Audrey thanks so much you were and are truly amazing xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Louise thank you so much for such a gorgeous review. It was such a fun morning with you & your beautiful bridal party. The atmosphere was electric with or without the electricity.. lol we can laugh now.. Wishing you both all the best in the future. Audrey xx
Francesca Hogan
Added 10th Sep 2019
Wedding 5th Jul 2019
Audrey was the make up artist we got for my recent wedding and all I can say is that she is amazing!! She did make up for 7 women the morning of my wedding all of different ages and skin tones and everyone was just delighted with their make up! I would highly recommend Audrey for wedding make up, she goes above and beyond to make you feel special and she is a lovely person to deal with.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Francesca you & your bridal party looked absolutely amazing & your mum looked beautiful her outfit was stunning . Thank you so much for such a lovely review & for having me be part of your special day. Wishing you and your family a life filled with love & happiness.. Audrey xx
Shauna Nevin
Added 16th Sep 2019
Wedding 28th Jun 2019
Audrey done the makeup for my wedding party and she was absolutely amazing. The makeup was flawless. It was a really hot day and we never had to top our makeup up once. She was so professional and you wouldn’t even know she was in the house that morning. She waited around until we left for the church to make sure everything was okay. My junior bridesmaid was 13 and her makeup looked so natural. When I got my makeup trial, Audrey told me I could change anything I wanted and I didn’t have to change one thing. I would 100% recommend Audrey to anyone for their wedding. She is so professional and easy to work with.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Shauna, I'm delighted you were so happy with everything, it was such a lovely atmosphere on the morn, you all looked gorgeous & the sun was shining which always helps. Thank you again for having me. Best wishes always Audrey xx
Kate McLoughlin
Added 3rd Jul 2019
Wedding 27th Jun 2019
Audrey was my make-up artist for my wedding day & I absolutely loved my make-up, it stayed on all night & it was even perfect the next morning. My mam & bridesmaids looked fabulous too & they loved their make-up. I would highly recommend Audrey, so professional & talented, thanks Audrey xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Kate it's so lovely to receive reviews like this, it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding day you looked amazing & I cant wait to see your professional photos. Thank you for choosing me! X
Laurie
Added 31st Oct 2019
Wedding 11th Jun 2019
Where do I start? Audrey was my make up artist for my wedding in Nerja Spain this year. I had 2 bridemaids (Audrey was 1 of them), me & my mam. We were all flawless, make up lasted all day even in the hot spanish weather. Audrey does my makeup for every occasion & I wouldn't dream of having anyone else. I highly recommend her. She's gifted. Great personality. She is so relaxed & calm while making you feel like a million dollars on your special day. Book her for your wedding & you will not be dissapointed. Thank you Audrey for always making me feel so beautiful X
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Laurie for such a lovely review, it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding. You looked amazing,everything was perfect & what a week we had in sunny Spain. Wishing you & Adrian the very best, love Audrey xx
Michelle Piggott (Mc Mahon)
Added 24th Jul 2019
Wedding 31st May 2019
I honestly could not recommend Audrey enough. She was the most supportive of people during the whole wedding process. On the day itself she was so accommodating with an unavoidable late bridesmaid and all elements that happen on the day itself. I was delighted with my make up as I wanted a very specific look (Hollywood glamour) and she did it to perfection! Everyone commented on my makeup and seeing my bridesmaids - they looked stunning. And to top it off she is just the lovliest person you could meet. Honestly you won't be disappointed if you book her:) Thanks for much Audrey Michelle
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Michelle thank so much for for this lovely review, it means the world to me. You absolutely rocked the hollywood glam & your dress was just amazing. Looking forward to seeing your professional photos. Wishing you the best always. Audrey xx
Leanne
Added 1st Nov 2019
Wedding 11th May 2019
Audrey was the make up artist for our wedding in May and I cannot recommend her enough! Her work was top class! Myself, my 3 bridesmaids and my mother were all delighted with her work and got so many compliments on it! My make up was still perfect at 4am going to bed! Would recommend her to anyone, she was so calm and relaxed the morning of the wedding!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Leanne thank you so much it was my absolute pleasure to be a part your special day, you all looked amazing.. Wishing you both all the love in the world. Audrey xx
Angela S
Added 1st Nov 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
Audrey from Essence of Beauty is absolutely amazing. She was my make up artist for my wedding in May of this year. She did an amazing job of not only my make up but also the make up of my three bridesmaids. Her attention to detail is second to none. During my make up trial she was happy to try multiple looks and gave great advice on products to use in the run up to the wedding. I still have people commenting on my make up from the day and asking who did it. She even made our flower girl feel like a princess with a little bit of lip gloss. I couldn't recommend Audrey highly enough. I can't wait for an excuse to go back to Essence of Beauty again.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Angela for such an amazing review, I really appreciate it! Im thrilled to have looked after you and bridal party on such a lovely morning what a stunning group of ladies. I hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Audrey xx
Zara
Added 31st Oct 2019
Wedding 20th Apr 2019
Audrey is a fantastic makeup artist and is particularly talented at bridal makeup. She made myself and my bridesmaids look flawless on my big day. My make was still perfect going to bed at 5am, no top-up required!! She is very friendly and professional and nothing is too much hassle.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Zara thank you so much for your kind review, everything about your Wedding Day was amazing.. from the stunning views at the Armada Hotel & the glorious weather you both were truly blessed. Wishing you a life full of love & happiness. Audrey xx
Fiona
Added 4th Oct 2019
Wedding 13th Apr 2019
Audrey is an incredible makeup artist. I had six people for makeup on the morning of my wedding, Audrey was so calm, kind and wonderful throughout. We were all so happy with our beautiful flawless makeup. I was so fortunate to have such an amazing person to do my makeup on the day of my wedding and I cannot recommend Audrey enough.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Fiona thank you so much it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you on the morn, you all made me feel so welcome, and thank you for sharing your photos you looked fabulous! Love Audrey xx
Linda
Added 8th Nov 2019
Wedding 16th Mar 2019
Highly recommend Audrey, she has done my make-up not only for my wedding day but on several occasions including for my hen parties & it has always been fab! Audrey was so professional yet down to earth & a calming presence on my wedding morning keeping us smiling. She even brought out the bins before leaving! Now that’s service.....it’s the little things!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww thank you Linda for such a lovely review, it was my pleasure to be part of your special day. You looked amazing, wishing you a life full of love & happiness. Audrey x
Donna
Added 2nd Apr 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
more than happy with evrything... make up was fab!! All the girls looked gorge... was a lovely morning all round xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Donna you looked stunning! It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your special day xx
Lisa Quinn
Added 10th Sep 2019
Wedding 8th Mar 2019
Audrey was my makeup artist for myself and my bridesmaids and my mam back in March, and I honestly couldn't recommend her enough. She went above and beyond to make us feel at ease,no task was too big or too small,and was a true professional from start to finish. Our make up remained flawless all day and night. Could not have asked for anyone better for my wedding day.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Lisa thank you so much it means so much to know you were happy with everything and thank you for allowing me be a small part of your Special Day. You all looked stunning! Wishing you the best. Audrey xx
Mary Jennings
Added 10th Sep 2019
Wedding 2nd Feb 2019
Getting organised for the wedding I wanted a make up artist that would make me look different than I normally would going to a wedding and just go way different and vintage for the big day. I had heard people rave about Audrey and when I looked up her Facebook pictures I found out why wow is the only word to use. I quickly contacted Audrey to book her for the date in case she would be gone I was so happy when she said the date was available I remember thinking god I know she's going be amazing and make me look gorgeous on the day. I booked a trial and all I can say is wow I just remember thinking oh my god is that me she did such a wow job and I paid a deposit on the spot because I knew she was the make up artist for me. She recommended me products to buy on the day for wedding lipstick powder ect. Everything I told Audrey I wanted my expectations were exceeded and I knew that was the exact look I wanted on wedding day. Audrey made me and my bridal party and mother feel beautiful and they all looked amazing and I felt so beautifull on the day because of Audrey. I wanted the vintage look and red lips and that exactly what I got she did an amazing job on my Make up and made me feel like a million dollars and I'll always be so grateful for her making me feel like that because I wanted the wow feeling on my wedding day and that's what I got because of Audrey. She is fun and just a lovely person and in fairness she has the patience of a saint with all the questions I asked her and messages I sent her I know I must have drove her mad but she never gave out to me or Said a word to me. I would recommend Audrey to every bride she is worth every penny and more being honest I would of paid her anything she asked because she was so brilliant. I do know one thing if you want to feel wow on your wedding day well then Audrey in my opinion is the only person to book.She deserves all the credit because she is a amazing make up artist .I did work experience with AUdrey when I was only 15 or 16 and I doubt she even remembers this I never got a chance to say it to her and it's hard to believe she ended up doing my wedding Make up years on and my mother goes to Audrey beautican regularly for years and Audrey is the only make up mam loved who did her make up and loves Audrey anyway and always raves about how lovely she is and loves going in to her. Mam was do glad when I booked Audrey for this reason because she knew Audrey wound be so lovely. Audrey deserves the best and more and I wish her continued success in the future..
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Mary thank you so much for such a gorgeous review, it's so lovely to hear.. I'm thrilled you were so happy with everything & I'm so glad I could help with any advice you needed, preparing for your big day can be daunting but by God did you pull it off, everything was perfect & you looked a million dollars. Thank you for choosing me as your makeup artist. Wishing you the best always. Audrey xx
Mary Callanan
Added 26th Jan 2019
Wedding 31st Dec 2018
I really don't even know how to start to review working with Audrey! If anybody is looking for a make up artist for their big day just book Audrey and you're in very safe and professional hands!She is amazing and so talented at what she does. She is also extremely professional and a brides dream to work with. She had two bridesmaids and our mam to do and she made our morning so relaxed. She arrived exactly on time and even had a few extra jobs to do, fixing dresses/headpieces. I really cannot compliment her enough. She knows what suits each person. She really brought out everyone’s natural beauty. She brought her own light, chair and an incredible range of products. She really made me feel at ease on the day.My bridesmaids and I didn't have to top our make up up once. I would highly recommend Audrey to any bride. She will have you looking and feeling your very best for your big day Thank you Audrey for being part of our big day!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Mary for your lovely review & for choosing me as your makeup artist. It was my absolute pleasure to be part of your Wedding day. You were the last of my 2018 brides & I couldnt think of a nicer bunch of ladies to be with to finish up what was an amazing year. I'm so looking forward to seeing your photos you all looked amazing. Thank you again xx
Sarah Quinn
Added 7th Jan 2019
Wedding 29th Dec 2018
Audrey was my make up artist for my wedding in December. All i can say is everything was top class. She has a lovely friendly manner and made me feel so relaxed on the day. She is extremely professional and catered for each of our styles and tastes. Our make up on the day was just beautiful and lasted until the late hours without not one top up bar lipstick, the amount of compliments i recieved on the day is testiment to that. I would highly recommend Audrey to any bride to be out there not only is this lady super talented shes also the nicest person you could ask for to share your wedding morning with. This girl knows her stuff!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Sarah thank you so much for your lovely review it was my pleasure to be your makeup artist on the morn of your Wedding & to have the honour to be bridesmaid was a double bonus. Thank you both for such an amazing day,you looked absolutely stunning & your dress was amazing. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photo Wishing you,Julian & the girls a lifetime of love and happiness x
Sorcha Fenton
Added 28th Dec 2018
Wedding 15th Dec 2018
Highest praise for Audrey who recently did make up for my wedding! She brought such an air of calm along with her amazing kit of beautiful make up! She has such a luxurious selection of make up! Every one of the bridal party were thrilled with their make up on the day and I couldn't have been happier with mine. I did a trial coming up to the wedding and Audrey gave me so much time and attention and she knew exactly what I was looking for! Audrey is so professional and I am so happy I booked her for the wedding and would highly recommend her to future brides!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Sorcha thank you so much for your kind words, it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you all on morning of your Wedding. You looked absolutely stunning im so looking forward to seeing your photos & thank you for making me feel so welcome. Wishing you you both all the love & happiness in the world xx
Marcy Silva Concannon
Added 28th Sep 2019
Wedding 30th Nov 2018
What can I say? If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Audrey was absolutely amazing, On the day of the wedding she made everyone feel at ease and the make up she done was perfect. I can't thank Audrey enough I was so so happy with the results as was the whole bridal party. Best makeup artist I have ever been to.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Aww Marcy thank you so much, what a fabulous morning I had with you all. Your so kind. Best wishes. Audrey xx
Orlaith & Gerry
Added 25th Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Nov 2018
Thank you so much Audrey from Essence of beauty for helping all my bridal party including myself look and feel special From the very first meeting Audrey was so professional and nothing was too much in order to get the look all the girls wanted Audrey is one very talented lady Continued success Audrey Thanking you again, I will be back xx Orlaith D
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Orlaith thank you so much it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you on the morn. You looked amazing hope you all had a fabulous day. Looking forward to seeing your photo's xx
Caoimhe
Added 4th Nov 2018
Wedding 26th Oct 2018
I cannot praise Audrey enough for her talent and professionalism in both the lead up to and the day of our wedding. From my first contact with Audrey she was so reassuring and nothing was ever an issue. On the morning of the wedding Audrey was so relaxed and really added to a lovely atmosphere despite having 6 ladies to beautify! Audrey is a complete perfectionist and didn’t finish until everyone was perfect, everybody absolutely loved their makeup and I can’t recommend her any higher to other brides!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Caoimhe thank you so much for your lovely review it was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day you were such a stunning Bride. Wishing you a life of love and happiness xx
Ailish
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 7th Sep 2018
There are just no words to describe how talented Audrey is. From the minute I got engaged I wanted Audrey to do my makeup. She is THE best makeup artist around and coupled with her personality, there's no other person you'd want doing your makeup the morning of your wedding. It was really important for me that the morning would be as relaxed as possible and Audrey is such a calming influence she's a joy to be around. The great thing about Audrey is that she knows exactly what would suit you and also listens and understands what you want. She's also brilliant when you are really unsure and helps you make your decision! She's a total perfectionist, i just love looking back at my wedding pictures and i'm just so happy with my make up, my two bridesmaids and my mam. My mam was apprehensive about getting her makeup done as she doesn't wear much and Audrey put her totally at easy. She's a true pro and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Audrey xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Ailish thank you so much for your lovely review it was my absolute pleasure to be there with you all on your wedding day. You all looked amazing & your dress was just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your Wedding photos, wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness xx
Ailish
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 7th Sep 2018
There are just no words to describe how talented Audrey is. From the minute I got engaged I wanted Audrey to do my makeup. She is THE best makeup artist around and coupled with her personality, there's no other person you'd want doing your makeup the morning of your wedding. It was really important for me that the morning would be as relaxed as possible and Audrey is such a calming influence she's a joy to be around. The great thing about Audrey is that she knows exactly what would suit you and also listens and understands what you want. She's also brilliant when you are really unsure and helps you make your decision! She's a total perfectionist, i just love looking back at my wedding pictures and i'm just so happy with my make up, my two bridesmaids and my mam. My mam was apprehensive about getting her makeup done as she doesn't wear much and Audrey put her totally at easy. She's a true pro and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Audrey xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Ailish for such a kind review, it means the absolute world to me that you were so happy with everything, you looked beautiful. Wishing you a life full of love & happiness. Audrey xx P.S Please say hello to your mum for me she is such a lovely lady xx
Jodie
Added 20th Sep 2018
Wedding 1st Sep 2018
Not enough stars, Audrey did a fantastic job on us all everyone was thrilled with their make up and we didn't have to touch it all night (and the early hours of the morning). I couldn't have been happier with my make up, it was a pleasure having Audrey with us the morning of our wedding. There was 6 of us for make up in total and Audrey was so relaxed and professional. Very talented lady highly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Jodie what a lovely morning we had everything was so relaxed & you looked amazing thank you for having me xx
Martina
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 10th Aug 2018
Two words to describe Audrey O’Connor and what she does.... ‘exceptionally talented’. Audrey worked her magic for my wedding day on August 10th. There were four of us in the bridal party, my mam, 2 bridesmaids and myself. She did an amazing job on all four and was so professional throughout her applications. She is a perfectionist at what she does. Not once on the day did we have to touch up our makeup. She arrived at my home house on time and made the morning very relaxed and had some great advice to give. One thing that will stand out in my mind always is that she asked if I would mind if she stayed to see my parents reactions to my dress. She had finished all our makeup but showed her true character and genuine love of weddings and the emotions that go along with same. I cannot recommend Audrey enough, she is truly talented at what she does and I am delighted that she was available to do our wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Wow Martina thank you so much for this beautiful review you honestly don't know how greatful I am for allowing me share your special day it was such a fun morning with a beautiful bunch of ladies. Wishing you both love & happiness always xx
Christina Gilsenan
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 4th Aug 2018
Excellent service. My bridesmaids and I were very happy with our make up for the wedding.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you Christiana looking forward to seeing your photos xx
Geraldine Claffey
Added 18th Jul 2018
Wedding 7th Jul 2018
There isn't enough stars here for how I would rate Audrey and how she made me and my family look and feel on my Wedding day. Where would i start? WOW!!! It was just flawless. I told Audrey what I wanted & she couldn't have done more for me, it was just amazing & exceeded all expectations. I received so many lovely compliments. I couldn't recommend her enough. I even heard my sister's say it was the best make up they ever got. It lasted all day, not requiring any touch ups. Audrey is a lovely woman, a great chat and excellent at what she does. She made me feel like a princess. I can't thank you enough Audrey xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you do much Geraldine for your very kind words it's morning's like this that makes me love my job more and more. You all made me feel so welcome & you definitely looked like a princess, stunning! Xx
Louise Geraghty
Added 9th Aug 2018
Wedding 6th Jul 2018
Audrey was absolutely fantastic on both the lead up to my wedding and on the day itself. A true professional, she was so relaxed on the morning of the wedding, despite having 7 faces to beautify, and that she did! Everyone was so happy with their make up and it lasted the whole day through. Although she had an early start to the morning, Audrey waited until I was leaving for the church to ensure everything was perfect. So thankful that she was a part of my day. If you're lucky enough that she's available for your date, don't hesitate in booking!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
It was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special day Louise everything about the morning was perfect & you looked absolutely amazing. Wishing you a life of love and happiness xx
Sharon Kelly
Added 1st Dec 2018
Wedding 22nd Jun 2018
Audrey is a fantastic Make up artist and so professional to work woth. She is always so obliging and patient and spent time creating the perfect look for my wedding day through make up trials. She uses the best products and the quality of her service exceeds all other experiences.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Sharon, it was honestly my pleasure to be part of your Wedding Day,such a lovely morning I had with a beautiful bunch of ladies. Wishing you & Eamonn a long & happy life xx
Kasia
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 10th Jun 2018
Audrey did an amazing job on my wedding day. My makeup stayed on all night and was very natural just how I wanted. She was very professional and friendly. You couldn’t be in more capable hands on your special day. Highly recommended!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Kasia for your kind words I was glad I could be there on your special day. Looking forward to seeing your photo's xx
Michelle Hopkins Treacy
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 8th Jun 2018
Audrey is an excellent make up artist! I loved my make up on the day of my wedding and it stayed in place all day! Audrey done my make up, 2 bridesmaids and mother of the bride on the morning of my wedding and she made the whole experience very calm and really listened to my bridesmaids concerns. I had done a trial with Audrey before my wedding and any concerns with my make up she remembered and made sure I was happy. Audrey is a lovely person and always has her clients best interests at heart.I highly recommend Audrey, you will not be disappointed.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Michelle thank you so much for a glowing review, I'm delighted you were happy with everything tm& thank you for having me xx
Lisa Cooney
Added 22nd Oct 2018
Wedding 1st Jun 2018
Audrey is absolutely gifted at her job she is an unbelievable make-up artist. She is so professional .I was lucky enough to have Audrey for my wedding I was so happy with my make-up it exceeded all expectations. My make-up lasted all day and required no touch ups. She made me so relaxed on the day and stayed with me until I left for the church. I cannot thank you enough Audrey for all you done
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Lisa we had such a lovely morning & I'm delighted everything was ok for you. You are beautiful inside & out & made my job very easy xx
Hailey Shovlin
Added 14th Sep 2018
Wedding 26th May 2018
Audrey is absolutely amazing in every way! During the makeup trial for my wedding, she was so patient and really made me feel like she had all the time in the world to get things exactly right (and I know in real life she is a very busy lady!!). The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect - she did make up for all my (many) bridesmaids and everyone LOVED their makeup. One of the girls said she was happier with her makeup for my wedding than she was with her makeup on her own wedding day! I actually don't even know what to say she was just that good - AND she made the morning more fun! She really made me feel relaxed- which was a difficult task, to say the least. It would not have been the same without her and I cannot recommend her enough! Thanks Audrey! I (hopefully) won't be getting married again soon but I will be calling any time I need my make up done!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Hailey thank you so much, I remember the 1st day you contacted me and you said "I hope your sitting down I have a bridal party of 12 Canadian Style" with a smiley face ????.I was so happy I was part of your special everything about it was just perfect.Each and everyone of your bridal party were so lovely and you are one amazing lady. Thank you xx
Emma Daly
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 18th May 2018
Cannot recommend Audrey enough. She is so gifted. I was delighted with my own and bridesmaids make up for our wedding. She really listens to everything you want and is great at recommending what suits you best. She kept us all so relaxed the morning of my wedding. Get booking ladies ye wont regret it ?
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Emma for having me part of your Wedding day it was such a beautiful morn and the sunshine definately helped. You looked absolutely stunning as did your bridal party and mum. I'm still raving about your dads garden never in my life did I see anything as beautiful. Wishing you all the happiness in the world xx
Gemma Sweeney
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 13th Apr 2018
What can I say about this amazing woman. She is the Best Ever. I had the pleasure of having Audrey as a makeup artist for my wedding. I had 4 Bridesmaids, My Mam, 16yr old Of child and myself. I could not recommend Audrey Enough. She was amazing from start to finish and made me feel so relaxed. Everyone on the day and from pics have asked "who done my makeup". My own Bridesamid is an artist but also does make up artistry in Galway and couldnt get to grips with how professional and Amazing Audrey is. Thank you for Everything xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Gemma I had such such a lovely morning with you all. You looked stunning! Wishing you a lifetime of love & happiness xx
Aoife
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 7th Apr 2018
Where do i start. Audrey was so professional but also friendly which made us all feel so relaxed on the morning of my wedding.She knew exactly what i wanted but also made sure my bridesmaids and mother got what they wanted but also complimented me too. Regardless of her amazing skills Audrey was a friendly caring person to have at your house the morning of your special day.SHe felt like part of the bridal party.She made sure we all were happy with our make-up and even stayed to wave me off to the church. I hope i have more reasons to get Audrey in the future. Audrey is the one supplier I speak most about to friends.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Aoife it was my pleasure we had such a lovely morning. You looked amazing I'm so pleased you were happy with everything and thank you for making me feel so welcome xx
Fiona
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 2nd Jan 2018
I cannot recommend Audrey enough. She did myself and my bridal party’s make-up for my wedding in January this year. She did an amazing job on all of us and we were all were delighted with our make-up. She had 6 of us to do for makeup on the morning of the wedding and did it with ease with no rush or pressure on any of us. All of our makeup was flawless. She is very talented and a perfectionist! My make-up lasted the whole day and night without needing to be topped up once. She was so helpful in my make trial helping me decide on what colours and tonnes to use and made sure I was 100% happy even at the trial. Thanks Again Aud for doing anamazing job! xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Fiona I was honoured to be part of your special day everything about the day was out of this world from the venue at the stunning Adare Manor, your dress, your hair the bridal party, the flowers the list goes on... And for your wedding to be featured in V.I.P was amazing. Wishing you and Adam a lifetime of love and happiness xx
Amy Malone
Added 20th Nov 2018
Wedding 31st Dec 2017
I booked Audrey for my wedding day makeup. From start to finish she was absolutely brilliant. I was living abroad at the time & Audrey made everything as easy & stress free as possible for me. Audrey catered for my three bridesmaids, my cousin, my mother, my aunt & I that morning at home. She was just super. From the way she fit right in with the buzz in the house that morning, to her actual craft, she was superb. This lady is gifted, she has an amazing eye for detail and is capable of dealing with clients of all ages in a perfectly professional manner. I strongly recommend.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Amy thank you for your kind review I was only delighted to be able help & be part of your special day xx
Sarah Dolan
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 1st Dec 2017
Audrey did my make up, my 3 bridesmaids make up and my mum and mother in laws make up on Dec 1st, 2018 for my wedding. To say Audrey is a professional and perfectionist at make up is an understatement. She did an incredible job while still making us look natural, and we also had great fun with her that morning! She did such a fantastic job and it was noticed by many. Thanks so much Audrey you truly are amazing!!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Sarah thank you so much for having me be part of your Wedding, we had such a great morning with loads of giggles. Wishing you and Emmett a lifetime of love and happiness xx
Trina
Added 22nd Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Nov 2017
Audrey, you are amazing! Everyone loved their makeup and it lasted all day and night. I got married on Friday 17th November 2017 and the church was at 12, poor Audrey had an early start at 5.30 to get everyone done. I didn't want to be late and everyone was ready and looking fabulous. Thank you SO much for being so professional and nothing was ever an issue. Can't thank you enough!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Trina it was such a great morning & thank you so much for choosing me as your makeup artist. You looked amazing xx
Frances Madden
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 10th Nov 2017
Would recommend Audrey and her team no end! From start to finish all aspects of the service provided on the day was with professionalism. She catered for everyone’s needs and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend Audrey’s services to anyone, you won’t be disappointed!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Fran thank you so much for your review it means the world I was so pleased to be there with you on the morn to see you get ready, you looked absolutely beautiful & Rob is one lucky man xx
Nicola Mollaghan
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 4th Nov 2017
Audrey did make up for my bridal party last November and to say we were thrilled is an understatement. She spent ages on my trial and was very professional and flexible with her hours to suit me. On the day she gave herself plenty of time not to rush us and waited around until we left for the church to make sure everyone looked perfect heading off. Her make up was amazing and I did not have to touch it for the day. In fact one of my bridesmaids got a second day out of it. She is fantastic as her job and I would highly recommend her
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh thank you so much Nicola I loved every minute & thank you for having me. You looked absolutely stunning as did your bridal party & not forgetting Mum she looked amazing. Wishing you lots of love xx
Linda
Added 11th Nov 2018
Wedding 20th Oct 2017
Audrey is amazing at her job. Make up was prefect and she had a busy job getting 6 ladies ready the morning of my wedding! Everyone said how amazing the make up was and lasted so well. Would highly recommend Audrey a very talented lady!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Linda thank you for your lovely review i had such a great morning with you ladies and it was my pleasure to be part of your special day, you looked beautiful xx
Michelle Johnston
Added 13th Nov 2018
Wedding 14th Oct 2017
Audrey did my make up for my wedding on the 14th October 2017. I couldn’t recommend her enough. Audrey is an absolute professional and was a pleasure to have around the morning of my wedding. She was so calm and relaxed and it brushed off on us all the morning of the wedding. The make up was exactly what each of us wanted. The make up was so flawless the whole day and night and through to the following morning. You can honestly work wonders with those brushes Audrey. I’ll be definitely recommending you to everyone. Thanks again Audrey - you absolutely brilliant at your job and I always sing your praises. Xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Michelle for having me part of your Wedding Preparations it was such a great morning from start to finish and thanks to mammy for the lovely breakfast, you all honestly made me feel so welcome xx
Maeve Moynihan
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 28th Sep 2017
Audrey is just amazing. From my trial to the wedding day she knew exactly what I wanted, even though I didn’t know it myself at times! I loved my makeup and would recommend Audrey to anyone. She was even there to do a top up when I had a few tears that morning!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Maeve I'm delighted you loved your makeup thank you so much for choosing me it was a pleasure to be there with you on such a special day xx
Lisa Ryan
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2017
It was a pleasure having Audrey with us on such a special morning. My four bridesmaids, my mam, my nanny and myself were all so happy with the excellent job she did on us all, it was better than we ever expected. Nothing was a problem and she made us all feel at ease. Audrey is unbelievably talented at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Lisa I had a very easy job you all are stunning it was my pleasure to be there on such a beautiful morn. Wishing you both the world of love & happiness xx
Valerie Ryan
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 17th Jun 2017
Audrey done my makeup for my wedding from the first day I booked her I knew everything was going to be perfect she is absolutely fantastic at her job. She does exactly want you want she makes everything thing so relaxed on the morning of the wedding makeup stayed on all day hadn’t to touch up all day. I have recommended her to a lot of brides and all had the same experience there isn’t enough stars for Audrey a pure gem to have your special day more special
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Valerie thank you so much for your lovely review, you really know how to make a girl smile. We had such a great morning, wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness x
Eilis Sweeney
Added 6th Sep 2018
Wedding 1st Jun 2017
Audrey is truly amazing at what she does. I'll never forget looking in the mirror at myself the morning of my wedding and actually giggling my make up was that nice. Xx
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Eilis,I love getting reviews like this. Wishing you all the love in the world. Audrey x
Lisa Campbell
Added 7th Nov 2018
Wedding 26th May 2017
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Audrey was absolutely amazing during the run up to our wedding, so professional and understanding. On the day of the wedding she made everyone feel at ease and the make up she done was nothing short of amazing. I can't thank Audrey enough I was so so happy with the results as was the whole bridal party. 100% best make artist I have ever been to.
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Awhh Lisa thank you so much it really means the world to hear such a lovely review. I'm so glad I could be part of your special day xx
Laura Whelan
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 31st Mar 2017
An amazing, caring Makeup artist who truely cares about the service she provides. Prompt with replies, punctual and affordable!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Laura thank you so much it was my pleasure to be part of your Wedding Day, you looked amazing xx
Olga O'Rathaille
Added 16th Jan 2020
Wedding 30th Aug 2016
I have had the pleasure of having Audrey as my make up artist several times for numerous weddings and events. Each time she has been so professional and the finished look was amazing and lasted all day and night. She is a perfectionist!! Audrey makes you feel at ease and knows exactly what to do to make you look your best. Cannot recommend her enough!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much my lovely it's always a pleasure getting to paint your face & the laughs are always had. Love & best wishes Audrey xx
Cait
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 29th Apr 2016
There aren’t enough stars to give Audrey for her work she done for our wedding. We had a large wedding party and nothing was a problem. she was so flexible and professional and assured me it was all under control from day 1. Would definitely recommend Audrey in essence of beauty to everyone not just friends !!!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Hi Cait thank you very much for your review I'm delighted you were happy with everything it was a pleasure to get all you beautiful ladie's ready for your Wedding Day xx
Anita Broadmore
Added 5th Sep 2018
Wedding 28th Oct 2011
From start to finish it was a pleasure to deal with Audrey. She listens to what you want, makes suggestions that she feels will compliment you and the look you are trying to achieve. If I had to pick a make up artist again I would pick Audrey.Every time !!
Response from Essence of Beauty - Audrey O'Connor
Thank you so much Anita it was my pleasure to be there with you on the morning of your Wedding xx
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