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GIRLS HAVING FUN. MAKEUP THROUGH THE DECADES FOR THE DAILY MAIL BY MAKEUP AND HAIR ARTIST OONAGH CONNOR

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Our Makeup and Hair artist Oonagh Connor expertly showed how fashion and the perception of beauty via makeup has changed, creating eight looks for Daily Mail writer Sarah Rainey representing each decade from 1890s to 1980s.

In fact, it would have been a Joy Goodman Agency double act as the Daily Mail requested Amanda Clarke, our talented Hair and Makeup Artist for styling the hair as she is not only amazing creating contemporary looks for fashion and celebs but she is also a professional wig maker for hair and worked for theatre but on this occasion she wasn't available.

 It turned out to be an epic but fun-fueled shoot. 

'It was a mammoth day,' Oonagh tells us. 'But so enjoyable. How often does a makeup artist get to create so many makeup looks in one day? I had a mood board of images from each era which gave me the inspiration for the makeup looks.

'I actually loved the 1890s. The fact it was very demure. The idea of less is more. It was natural beauty and elegance to the core. That image for me is quite powerful. Strong and subtle with the art of perfecting beautiful skin. The 1940s, I adored creating that look. A red lip is simply stunning and striking. Farrah Fawcett was the most obvious choice (of course!) for the 70s. The 80s look was left till the end of the day. By then the team was flagging but the mood quickly lifted. The 80s music was pumped up to the max and I went to town. Finally my metallic coloured eyeliners could come out to play.'

Cos girls just want to have fun.