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RSVP’s Women of Style: Jenni Bowden

In this week’s RSVP Women of Style, RSVP’s Blathin de Paor chats life, career and style to make-up artist Jenni Bowden.

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CAREER

YOUR PATH INTO THE INDUSTRY…
My first job in makeup was with Benefit cosmetics nearly ten years ago. I stayed there for three years and I learned a lot. Then I moved onto Illamasqua and then to Mac for six years and now I’m a freelance artist for Make Up For Ever on Clarendon street which I adore. Its an amazing brand to work for, the products are fabulous and I get to do loads of really fun creative shoots and shows. I love makeup as it’s always changing and there is always new trends and makeup techniques to learn. I also sing in a corporate event and wedding band called “Goodtimes”. I was a member of the Billie Barry stage school as a child and met all my best friends there so I adored it and have such amazing memories. Getting to sing every week as part of my job is amazing and I love it!

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YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT…

Being able to leave my full time job to become a full time singer and freelance makeup artist. It took years for my band “Goodtimes” to become busy enough for me to go full time with it but I left my day job last September and haven’t looked back since. I adore being my own boss and being able to sing for a living.

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FASHION

YOUR STYLE…

I love wearing all black outfits and then accessorizing with colour. I’m obsessed with the colour chartreuse and buy it whenever I find it. I love street style and cannot stop buying trainers. I love going on instagram for inspiration. I’ve been obsessed with doc martens for such a long time and love buying a new style or colour as they never go out of fashion and the more worn in the better. My latest doc purchase was a pair of beige leather doc brogues. A killer to break in but so worth it and they last a lifetime.

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YOUR STYLE ICONS…
My best friend Ciara G has the most amazing fashion sense. She embraces so many different trends and wears all of them with such style. She is my style guru and I always look to her for inspiration.
YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE…

I recently found the cutest pink jumpsuit in the Melrose flea market in LA. Its so comfy and fits me perfectly. It was a steal for only $30, so I’d imagine this will be my go to summer outfit this year.

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BEAUTY

YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE…
I have always been awful with picking a skincare routine and sticking to it until I found Liz Earle. I use the hot cloth cleanser to remove my makeup and then the moisturizer and exfoliator too. I find my skin is so clean and soft after I use it and I don’t get half as many breakouts now that I’ve finally turned my back on face wipes!

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YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS…

I’m in love with the ultra HD foundation from Make Up Forever as well as their nourishing primer. It’s so good on sensitive skin and leaves my face feeling soft and so hydrated.

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LIFE

YOUR “ME” TIME…

I love spending time with my family. I have three sisters and one brother and we are all the best of friends so my free time would be spent hanging out with my family.

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YOUR HOBBIES…

I love watching movies and documentaries of all sorts but have a particular soft spot for Sir. David Attenborough and all his nature shows! I love going for walks and I’ve recently started Reformer Pilates which I’m really enjoying.

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YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT…

Yamamori is my absolute favorite restaurant. My boyfriend and I go quite a lot and I never get tired of the food. My favorite dish is the spider norimaki, its sushi made with soft shell crab not spiders!!!

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YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION…

I love anywhere in America but my favourite would have to be Los Angeles. My best friend lives there so I have been quite a lot. There are so many different areas to see like Santa Monica pier and Malibu or shopping on Melrose or seeing how the other half live on Rodeo Drive. It’s an amazing city with so much to offer.

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YOUR STRESS BUSTING TIP…

It has to be laughing …nothing makes me feel as good!

HOME

YOUR STYLE…

Since I have just moved out of home and into my first apartment I have become obsessed with home wares. I bought a beautiful jade green nightstand from the Carolyn Donnelly range in Dunnes stores. I love H&Ms home ware also. Love copper and all shades of green.

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YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE…
I’ve accidently started collecting pineapple ornaments and this amazing gold pineapple lamp from retrokids.com is definitely my next pineapple purchase.

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