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What Katie Healy Did

Have a makeover with Katie Healy

Katie Healy
Freelance Writer

How would you describe your style and who are your style icons?

I never know how to describe my style.
I definitely believe I have drawn inspiration from all places, people and pages of books.
I base my look partly on fallen women of the Victorian era, scruffy, plump and thoroughly bedraggled up do’s.
Winged liner and red lips like the burlesque beauties of the 1940’s
(fun fact: the white streak in my hair is an homage to Zorita, a wonderful Burlesquer)
Pale skin in homage to my homeland, Ireland
My clothes, black and figure hugging, with a definite gothic nod to my younger days mixed with my love of the ethereal.
I like to channel a bit of everything.
At the moment fully embracing wiggle dresses and I ALWAYS advocate exceptionally high heels.

What's in your everyday make-up bag?

Powder, Red lipstick, Mascara, blusher.

What is your beauty routine like?

I like to keep my skin in good condition
I believe in order for your make up to look good, what lies beneath needs to look equally as lovely
I cleanse, tone, moisturise daily and I rarely if ever go to bed wearing make up.

If you could makeover a celebrity, who would it be and what look would you give them?

I never know how to answer this question.
I believe one of the most hurtful and all to flippant comments about a person’s appearance can be utterly damaging to that persons confidence, celebrity or no celebrity.
Very few people wear things to purposefully look repellent/unpleasant, nor do they do make up to detract from beauty. If someone is happy, that is all I could wish for.

Any tips for someone wanting to mix up their look?

Do not be afraid. I honestly believe in doing what makes YOU happy.
If you are content and happy, that is the most attractive quality there is, no rouge could ever encapsulate that glow.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I am an absolute terror for gluing rhinestones on to things; I like to make generic shop bought clothing my own.
I live, eat, sleep and breathe literature, it is an absolute joy in my life.
I am a classically trained flautist. A hobby purely for myself.
I love sailing but I must admit I have not truly sailed in quite a few years. However, I will always refer to myself as a sailor. It would be rude not to!.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Without sounding overly gushy or clichéd:
Never, ever let anyone in any position of authority tell you that intellectually, you are not good enough.
I crippled myself for years after being told by teachers I admired that I would never be the person I wanted to be.
Subsequently I lost all hope.
Do not let learning disabilities such as Dyslexia define you.
FIND a teacher who inspires you, and be willing to learn.
Never lose faith in yourself.
The day I started blogging, I found myself again. I now write semi-professionally!

Katie Healy
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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Bones, QI, The Mighty Boosh.
Any band that clanks and rattles loud enough.
Dublin and London
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Disorder, Vogue, VIP, Marie Claire
Beauty Brand
A tossup between MAC and ARTDECO
Colour / Shade
Beauty Product
Vermillion Lip liner by Dita Von Teese for ARTDECO OR Rubywoo Lipstick by MAC