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A Fairytale Ending

Carina O’Brien // 07904806523 //

Educational Qualifications:

June 2012 - Wigs Up North - Basic Wig Training – Wigophobic Course

Sept. 2011 – Dec 2011 - Liverpool Community College -Extreme Hair

2010 – June 2011 - Liverpool Community College - City&Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fashion,
                                                                                              Theatre and Media Makeup

2009 – 2010 - Liverpool Community College - VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
                                                                                   Level 3 Diploma in Health, Safety, Security and Employment

2002-2006 - BA Hons Hispanic Studies 2:1, University of Liverpool

Makeup & Hair Skills:

  • Fashion and Photographic Makeup
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Special Effects Makeup and prosthetics
  • Camouflage Makeup
  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Fake Tanning
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Extreme Hairstyling skills inc. Bridal, Catwalk, Hair-ups and Avant Garde
  • Basic Wig Skills inc. fitting, blocking, setting and maintenance


  • Hair, Makeup and Styling for client Coastdale Parks – Staycation 2014 Advertising Campaign - Whitby Holiday Park - Garreg Goch Holiday Park - Pakefield Holiday Park - Atlantic Coast Holiday Park
  • Live Demo work with Illamasqua as part of Christmas 2012 promotion, Liverpool Flagship Store,
    The Met Quarter
  • Metamorphisis, Third Year Photography Exhibition & Portfolio Display, UCLAN, featuring
    the photography of Shaunna Hardie using services of Decadence Makeup
  • English National Ballet– Assisting Amelia Carrington-Lee, Head of Wigs and Makeup during Liverpool and Manchester legs of the Sleeping Beauty tour 2012  at the Liverpool Empire and Manchester Opera House
  • Illamasqua Distinction In Makeup Artistry Awards 2012 – One of Four finalists in the Professional Category
  • Hair, Makeup and Styling for client Coastdale Parks – Staycation 2013 Advertising Campaign, featured in MMM Magazine, Caravan and Camping Magazine, The Northern Echo, Northern Life Magazine, Visit Britain, Visit Yorkshire, Out and About, Staycation UK ,Coastdale Parks -
  • Freerange Exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London - Photography Exhibition Show featuring Fashion Photography by Jessica Lang using services of Decadence Makeup
  • UCLAN Creative festival 2012 – Photography Exhibition Show featuring Fashion Photography by Jessica Lang using services of Decadence Makeup
  • Snooky Ookums Vintage Fashion Show – December 2011, Kingdom, Liverpool
  • Miss Alternative Liverpool, Homotopia – November 2011, The Kazimier, Liverpool
  • Liverpool Fashion Week sponsored by Lifestyle Magazine – 18th-22nd October 2011, Hard Day’s Night Hotel, News Bar, Modo, Marriot Hotel, Liverpool
  • Resurrection Fashion Show – June 2011, Nation Liverpool

Employment History:

  • June 2011 – Present  Decadence Makeup (Freelance Makeup Artistry)
  • As a Freelance Makeup Artist I offer a wide range of skills and services. My experience includes collaborating with photographers, stylists, agency models and dancers in both photo shoots and fast paced show environments and have gained vast experience in bridal and occasion makeup. Since qualifying I have also continued to widen my skill set to enhance my hair and wig skills to further my media and theatrical training. I am trained in minor Special Effects and Prosthetics and I have also styled and directed shoots published in national publications.
  • 2010 - Beauty Advisor Estee Lauder, Debenhams Liverpool