Make-Up Artistry

Professional brands not available on the high street

Here at Sunaura, we work with many of the leading professional make-up artists in Ireland, in film, fashion and bridal artistry. Over the years, we have built up an extensive portfolio of professional brands that would not easily be available to Irish professionals. Through this website, our wide range of make-up is also available to the wider public. Whether you work freelance or in employment, and whether amateur or professional, we hope you find all the make up and tools you require within our website. If you think we’re missing anything, feel free to suggest a product for us to consider.

We have products for: bridal and fashion make-up, special effects and Halloween make-up, professional and amateur stage groups, film and tv productions, prosthetic and model-making artists, face-painters and children’s entertainers, and professional party planners and probably a whole lot more that we haven’t even thought of! Qualified working professionals, amateur stage groups and schools are welcome to call into our showrooms here in Newtownmountkennedy and also qualify for our substantial professional discounts. We have more specific information on separate pages for those of you in film/tv, colleges or beauty salons.

Kryolan and Ben Nye are much-loved amongst make-up artists worldwide for their huge range of street and theatrical make-up, and Ben Nye’s banana powder has become a cult classic (although we highly recommend checking out the other shades in the range). Mehron is another well-known brand, with a brilliant bruise wheel and powder rouges. Graftobian do excellent HD crème foundation palettes, including corrector, contouring and blush colours which are great for bridal and high definition work, while MaqPro Paris is renowned for its staying power and is very often the choice for wedding make ups as it will withstand the rigours of a lengthy wedding day. We stock a huge range of colours in all of these brands. We also do several brands of camouflage make-up, for covering flaws, tattoos etc, including Dermacolor, Covermark, and Maqpro Paris’ own line of camouflage make-up.

For face-painting or stage, we always recommend either Kryolan or Grimas. Grimas do a wide range of water-based colours and we stock all of their shades. We also have Kryolan face paints in both pot and liquid form (crème and water-based), as well as UV and shimmery paints and glitters. We can also recommend Leichner and its Camera Clear foundations for a very quick, inexpensive and easily removed foundation to give stage actors and dancers whatever complexion tone is required. Of course, we have many special effects products if you need something more ghoulish.

Even if you are not a professional make-up artist, but an enthusiastic amateur, do check out all our products as you are sure to find what you need to create the correct look, from the outlandish characters to classic make-up looks. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, do contact us directly. If it’s a brand that we already carry, we can order any of the additional products for you at no extra charge (although the waiting time for this varies by brand). If it’s not a brand that we currently stock, we might still be able to order it for you, and we are always happy to advise and recommend suitable alternatives if we are unable to source your exact requirements.

Our last tip – check out our very own Sunaura Brushes collection, for every type of make-up brush. They are hand-made for us in Ireland and are really excellent quality for the price, as attested to by the many make-up artists who use them on their top film stars.