About

Andrea started her freelance makeup career over ten years ago. Specializing in Bridal Makeup and Fashion. Andrea will travel to your choice of venue on the morning of your wedding and provide makeup for the bride and her bridal party.

She is known for bringing a sense of calmness and fun to every brides wedding morning.

She has been nominated and won numerous awards over the last decade.

Also a well known fashion and photographic makeup artist, working on various photo shoots,fashion shows and television productions. Having her work regularly published.

One of Andrea’s loves is theatrical and special effects makeup. Working on such huge productions as Sweeney Todd, Pagliacci, Fraust, Orpheus, Der Vampyr and The Nightmare Realm.

Andrea Murphy is a much sought after makeup artist not only due to her skill but also what she brings to your experience. Be it your bridal makeup, your photo shoot or your production, she goes above and beyond the call of duty and brings so much more to the experience.

Andrea Murphy has run a series of Special Effects Make-Up classes with interested students in our school. Supplying all of the required materials, Andrea demonstrated a number of techniques on volunteer students, including bumps, burns and gory gashes. The students then had the opportunity to try out these skills on each other.

These workshops were very beneficial for a range of reasons. Firstly, the students had a ball. Andrea had great class presence and connected really well with the students. Secondly, the classes helped demonstrate one of the many possible career opportunities that can stem from having and using creative ability. They also made the glittering film and theater industry seem accessible. We will most certainly be asking Andrea back for more workshops in the future!

Rosie Devoy Pullin - Bandon Grammer School

Andrea is an absolute gem. We hired Andrea as Makeup artist for The Nightmare Realm in Cork, and she proved herself to be more than capable for the job. It was a pleasure to work with Andrea, and without hesitation we would hire her again and again.

Ken Tobin - The Nightmare Realm

Andrea came to help me setup my makeup academy in Cork in 2015. She taught my students in SFX, Bridal and Editorial. The feed back from the students was fantastic and most of them returned to her over the years for extra tuition. Her knowledge of makeup,her professionalism, patience and dedication to her job is a credit to her. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a teacher, makeup artist and friend.

Sinead O'Keeffe - Owner of Tiger Training Academy Cork

Andrea’s professionalism combined with her attention to detail and creative style made the photo shoot for our First Aid book seem effortless. Working to tight deadlines and with a combination of adults and not so happy children Andrea was on hand at all times to ensure our pictures were prefect. Quality and perfection is what we aim to provide in our books which is why we would use no one else other than Andrea to create or Special Effects pictures.

Marek Szepietowski - Managing Director of Health & Safety Publications Ltd.

Back in 2009 I had undoubtful pleasure to have Andrea Murphy in my Hair and Makeup Team in Everyman Pałace Theatre in Cork City. Since I have met Andrea back in 2009 we have worked on numerous projects together.

She is extremely passionate about professional aspects of makeup. Andrea is always open to learn more and constantly investing in getting more knowledge about the art of makeup, as well as constantly expanding her professional equipment kit. Andrea is very talented, skilled, hard working, highly reliable professional, an absolute pleasure to work with, a real lady and a fashion icon as an extra bonus. I could not recommend her enough and looking forward to work together again.

Marta Sagan - SFX Makeup Artist Cork

I went to Andrea for make up lessons for gigs (I’m a musician) and needed to learn more about stage makeup. I was delighted to be taught exactly what I needed! She’s patient and understanding, especially about the fact that I am the most clueless individual when it comes to makeup! She’s super at what she does. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Collette M Hogan - Musician
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