#beautybitch by Cathy Martin :Mac arrives at Belfast International Airport


If you’re heading off with the kids this half term, take some consolation (before the craziness of a kids’ holiday) that you can now stock up on amazing MAC make up products at Aldergrove en route to your sunny or snowy destination. The team at Aelia Duty Free unveiled the first M·A·C Cosmetics travel retail counter in Northern Ireland last month, although it has been quietly trading for a few months now – much to the delight of make up shoppers passing through. Capturing both international and domestic passengers at Belfast International airport, the new 20sqm pop-up at Aelia Duty Free offers M·A·C’s extraordinary collection of makeup products that celebrates the beauty in everyone – All Ages, All Races, All Sexes.

Selected for their passion, originality and technical expertise, the professional Makeup Artists at Aelia Duty Free, Belfast International airport will deliver knowledgeable and exceptional service to passengers on the go with inimitable M·A·C style and enthusiasm. You can even go a little early and get your make up done for arrival at your destination should you be going to a ‘do’ in London or a meeting in Manchester. Now that’s how to travel in style, eh?! When I passed through I picked up some lashes and one of the limited edition Prep & Prime Essential Oils – in Yuzu – a super refreshing scent popular in Japan, which I adore on my skin and on my neck. I lather it on at nighttime and wake up with dewy, radiant skin.

Lagardere Travel Retail Managing Director, Amaury Dehen added: “M·A·C Cosmetics is an exciting addition to the store’s major perfume, cosmetics and skincare category. We have already seen tremendous category growth thanks to the innovation, dynamism and vibrancy of this immensely popular brand”.
Belfast International Airport Director of Commercial Development Brian Carlin, added: “There has been great excitement around the airport about the arrival of M·A·C. We are pleased to offer our passengers and other airport users access to this innovative cosmetics brand.”


And if you are seeking to enter the world of beauty there is now a dedicated beauty agency in Ireland with all the best contacts for the best jobs in the business. Founded by NI export Maria Morgan, Beautifuljobs.ie is Ireland’s only Beauty recruitment website working exclusively within the beauty and wellness sectors since 2008.

Due to the rapid expansion within the Beauty and Hair industry in recent years, the recruitment of staff has become increasingly difficult, time consuming and expensive for companies in Ireland. Online recruitment has become a significant part of the recruitment process for a wide range of organisations, but with most recruitment websites covering a wide variety of job sectors, Beautiful Jobs established the need for a recruitment website concentrating on roles within the Beauty and Hair Industry run by people with expertise in the area. Whether you’re looking for a Salon, Spa or Hair Stylist Job, a Sales, Training or Executive role, Beautifuljobs.ie provides a platform with an extensive list of jobs in all areas available in Ireland and abroad.

Beautifuljobs.ie also provides an excellent CV service to ensure the jobseeker showcases their skills, qualities and achievements, and on the business end, Beautifuljobs.ie allows business owners to showcase jobs to the community of beauty professionals in Ireland and abroad, working closely with beauty industry leaders including The Body Shop, Dylan Bradshaw, Urban Decay, LA College of Creative Arts and Nails Inc London. They also provide a HR and Recruitment consultancy and HR Marketing training.

So there you have it – there’ll be no beauty school dropouts if Maria has anything to do with it. Onwards and upwards girls – and go get that job!

Cathy x

Post Author: Belfast Times

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