June 14, 2011

L'Oréal Colour Trophy Finals 2011

We attended the L'Oréal Colour Trophy Finals in UCD's O'Reilly Hall last night which was hosted by TV3's Karen Koster. It was our first year attending the prestigious event, which awards the créme de la créme of Irish hairdressers. We travelled with Karen and Andreea (Karen very nicely drove us to and from the event so, thanks again for that! To see pics of the 4 of us at the awards, scroll to the end!) and to say that we were in stitches during the car journey w ould be an understatement!

A number of prizes were up for grabs last night; the Young Colourist Award which was in its first year (Winner: Elaine Farrelly, Hession Hairdressing, Clontarf), the Irish Tatler Style Award (Winner: Peter Mark, Dundrum Town Centre), the Men's Image Award (Winner: House of Colour, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin) and, the coveted L'Oréal Professionel Colour Trophy award (Winner: Peter Mark College, South William Street, Dublin). The atmosphere among the hundreds of hairdressers was pretty electric and we both came away wistfully wishing that we were able to chop, colour and style!

Us before the event

The show itself kicked off with a beautiful and moving tribute to the late designer Alexander McQueen by Rush Hair and, while one of the models took a nasty spill off the runway that made everyone jump out of their skins, she recovered well and the retrospective was one of the best parts of the night for us. Zeba Hairdressing also crafted a spectacular show to open the second half of the show which was mind-blowing.

Zeba Images courtesy of O'Leary PR
Prior to the show, we enjoyed a champagne reception, mingling with the hairdressers and other press (Yes,yes, we were members of the press last night if you can believe it!) and during the "intermission" we were waited upon with a scrummy three-course meal. The room and the table settings were beautiful and each place was set with a bottle of Emporio Armani Diamonds perfume! We also got an invaluable opportunity to meet a lot of influential people including "Mr L'Oréal Ireland" himself, Ivan Bishoff!

Table Setting- Press! Us!

We took a stab at making our first video prior to the event, showing you our outfits of the night and our make-up. Honestly, we were so incredibly nervous doing this. We couldn't stop laughing and were shaking like leaves. We aren't, in anyway, pros at this filming malarky so please, have mercy and be kind!

Products Mentioned

Here's a detailed run-down of the products mentioned in the video in case you didn't catch them!

Smashbox Photo Finish Light
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
YSL Touche Éclat
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
MAC MSFN in Light
MAC MSF in Comfort
Benefit Coralista
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC All That Glitters & Woodwinked
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
Ardell Demi Wispies
Avon SuperSHOCK Mascara
Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque in Dragon

MAC Prep+Prime Skin
NARS Sheer Glow
YSL Touche Éclat
MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden
MAC Blusher in Prism
MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle
MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood
MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked (lid/lower lashline mixed with Mythology)
MAC Eyeshadow in Handwritten (crease)
MAC Eyeshadow in Crystal Avalanche (inner corner/brow highlight)
MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge (brows)
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
MAC Eyelashes #3
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
MAC Lipliner in Redd
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
Avon Colourdidiac Lipstick in Red Hot Lips

We hope you enjoyed our recap of the night. It was really brilliant and such a treat! If you can, we would recommend buying a ticket for next year's as it is a night to remember! Congratulations to all the finalists and especially to the winners and thanks so much to Aoife and Claire for inviting us along!


Some more (gratuitous) pictures...

Professional Photo!

Inside the Show

Chatting away!


  1. LOL, you mad women! That's brilliant, loved the video! So sweet & genuine, absolutely loved it!!! Good luck with the YouTube channel girlies, I had the best time with you guys yesterday!!! xx

  2. Looking great ladies! Glad ye all had a great time! x


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