Lola Desmond

Makeup Tutor

Lola has been working in the makeup industry for over 16 years. She began her career in Brown Thomas Cork working her way through the ranks from sales consultants to chief makeup artist to retail development manager for various makeup brands. After a decade on a counter she decided it was time to spread her wings, she began working freelance. She began up-skilling while living in New York. She specialises in bridal makeup and adores being apart of someones special day. Lola joined the VanityX team in 2016 and says “Being able to teach and pass on my knowledge, skills and experience with others is a joy and definitely a career highlight for me”. Lola has done TV work and worked a season with Maura & Daithi on The Today Show, and was selected as head artist for Cork Fashion Week. Lola is also signed with Andrea Roche Modelling Agency and Lockdown Models for over a decade now and has worked alongside some of the industries leading artists, stylists, photographers and designers.

Lola says “My passion for makeup stemmed from years of having my own makeup done for runway shows, TV and photoshoots. Since I made the decision to work freelance I haven’t looked back. Everyday is different, one day I could be working for a brand on a campaign shoot or I could be abroad looking after a bride or shooting an editorial and the next day in the classroom passing on my knowledge and skills to students”.