Ciara grew up in a small town in Ireland, the kind of place where shops didn’t stock the latest issue of Vogue. Early escapism into beauty, in the form of her mother’s makeup cabinet, was to become a life-long obsession: the smells and colours; the luxury and ritual. Having moved to London to study at LCF, a part-time job in beauty retail –– working at various Lauder Co. beauty counters in London’s West End –– would prove to be the catalyst for Ciara to professionally develop and expand her skills, and soon led to invitations from world-class MUA to assist backstage at all the top shows.
Ciara’s extensive training, together with her warm manner, inquisitiveness, and genuine interest in people, has led to long-standing relationships and collaborations with photographers, stylists, Clients, and brands alike. Ciara is LUMENE’s current UK Pro Artist Ambassador. Her work has featured on the cover of such publications as POP, Love, Perfect, Dazed, Vogue … Ciara’s Client roster includes JW Anderson, TODS, and Ralph Lauren, and she has designed and created looks for Madonna, Liv Tyler, Gwendoline Christie, and Alexa Chung, amongst others.
Ciara’s mastery of skincare and makeup is just one of the reasons she is regularly commissioned to consult on skincare and makeup lines. In fact, having unsuccessfully searched for a high-shine solid body oil for many years, she worked to develop and bring a product to market herself! Launched in 2021, PROSHINE BY CDM™️ is a high-shine solid body oil that is portable, natural, sustainable. It is fast becoming the makeup artists’ ‘must-have’ and is steadily building a celebrity cult following.