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About Kristina


My passion has always lied in makeup and the beauty industry, i love how makeup can make you feel and how it can transform someones look and the way it gives confidence to so many women. But where did it all begin....


I qualified as a Makeup Artist from IADT in Makeup for Tv, Film & Theatre in 2005, after 2 years of learning all aspects of makeup, from life drawing, sculpture, special effects, beauty and skincare. I mastered my skill as a makeup artist and became a trainer and worked for well known brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Stila, Smashbox and Shu Uemura in leading department stores in both Ireland & Uk.

After 7 years in makeup, I wanted to broaden my experience and branched into the world of skincare and worked for the well known apothecary brand Kiehl's for over 5 years and managed their flagship store in Dublin. Learning about skin health, I knew this would be a vital tool for me as makeup artist. I am now able to advise my client on how to care for their skin correctly and what products and treatments are best suited for them. This plays a key role with all my brides. 

During this time, I also trained as a nail technician in ASU Nail & Beauty and as an Eyelash technician in Galligan Beauty School. I believe that in order for me to offer the best service to my clients I need to know all aspects of the industry.

I have also worked in the aesthetics industry with Image skincare & Bare Minerals and managed a successful clinic for nearly 5 years.

More recently, I decided to go back to college and sit my Beauty Therapy ITEC exams with Galligan Beauty College, which I successfully completed while also working in a beauty salon.

I specialise in bridal makeup but cater for all events and occasions and with the right training and years of experience, you can guarantee you are in the right hands!

My mantra....  'great makeup, starts with great skin'!


Kristinaluykxmakeup is owned and run by Kristina Luykx

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