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For the most luxe and inclusive makeup artistry services in Dublin -contact Bold Eye Beauty today!

Bold Eye Beauty

We offer brides the very best makeup. We blend the artistry of our makeup artists with carefully selected makeup to make a bride's natural beauty shine through on the most important day of her life.

Bold Eye Beauty

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See our extensive makeup portfolio, which highlights some of the stunning makeup applications we have completed. Get inspiration for your new look by reviewing our makeup portfolio.

Bold Eye Beauty

Bold Eye Beauty

Melissa Nelson’s obsession with makeup and creating beauty began in childhood. She sat on the side of the bath, watching her fascinatingly beautiful mother apply her makeup before she went to work, wafts of Miss Dior circulating the air. Her career in makeup began in 2005, studying basic makeup training with Makeup Forever Pro Dublin, Followed by Fashion and Photographic with Nicola Graham at The Makeup Room, and further advanced Makeup training with Vanity X Academy.

She has worked with major brands, Estee Lauder, Guerlain, Lancôme, and Clarins, while always freelancing, bridal, backstage, and photographic. In 2008 Melissa started a unique business Honeytrap Boudoir, a corset, shapewear, and lingerie boutique with an onsite Makeup room. Welcoming brides, burlesque enthusiasts, theatricals, vintage vamps, boys who like to look like girls and societally assigned boys who are girls! – Here is where Melissa honed her craft. Specialising in Beautiful, radiant bridal makeup, stunning Transformation makeup, and polished editorial looks.

“Skin is everything…As my Grandpa Bobby, a painter, always said, ‘Start with a great canvas, and you’re halfway there,’ I like to study a face and see what needs to be enhanced, illuminated, receded, or concealed without trowelling on products.”

Having had severe facial disfigurements due to a car crash at 17 years of age and the subsequent experience of continual scrutiny and inquiry about her appearance through its various stages of recovery and lasting defects, Melissa is a highly empathetic makeup artist who understands the importance of imparting how to make the very best out of your appearance for any occasion!

Bold Eye Beauty

Contact Melissa Nelson at Bold Eye Beauty today for professional makeup services that will make you look beautiful no matter what the occasion is!


Melissa did the makeup for my website photographs and the experience was beautiful.  Melissa’s expertise and professionalism are self-evident.  She was ready with suggestions for “the look” when I arrived, and they were perfect which made things easy. Importantly I look like me in the photographs but with better skin and subtle makeup.  

In addition to being highly professional, Melissa is very caring and understands how important it is to look and feel your best particularly for big events or being photographed for a business website.  She is also great fun, charismatic, encouraging, generous with her time and ideas.  She helped me with suggestions for the setting, told the photographer which side is my best side, stood in the background encouraging me and making faces to get me to relax! The morning turned out to be a lovely experience.  

I will be going straight to Melissa to have my makeup done before a special event or having any kind of a photoshoot in the future and highly recommend her.

I cannot recommend Melissa enough for any event where you want to look and feel your best, whether you are seeking a natural day-to-day look, want to look super glam, or have a particular look in mind.

Tara Cooke Architects

  • I need a makeup artist near me. What is your catchment area?
    At Bold Eye Beauty, we cater our makeup services to clients in the home, in studios, and we offer a mobile service. Our catchment area is Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, London and Birmingham.
  • What is the best way to get in contact about our makeup services?
    You can contact our team about makeup services by phone, email or WhatsApp.

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