Win! Ken Boylan MakeUp/Play Makeover for 2

February 27, 2013

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Win! Ken Boylan MakeUp/Play Makeover for 2


Finding good makeup that stays in place and looks good without changing consistency or coverage can be a case of trial and error and with so many on the market it’s hard to know which one to choose.

Irish makeup artist Ken Boylan tried many but never found what he was looking for, so he came up with his own make-up collection, Ken Boylan MakeUp/Play.

The result is a high quality, affordable range of makeup and brushes, which aim to help women to find the right product for their colouring and skin type. Best sellers are primers that are soft and satin, liquid foundation that is comfortable and light, a colour pot cream blusher and intense lash mascara and lipsticks galore.

We’ve tried and tested the high definition foundation (think Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, except at a better price point – €30!) and the lipstick in de Havilland shade, which is a wonderful, matte lippie that is flattering for daytime and lavished in Vitamin E.

Ken Boylan MakeUp/Play is available at DocMorris Donnybrook, DocMorris Omni Centre and DocMorris Mullingar and the Ken Boylan store at 22 Drury St, Dublin 2. Tel 01 679 60 60. Makeup application with lashes is €45.


To celebrate this delightful discovery, we’ve teamed up with Ken to offer one lucky reader and a friend a makeover and pedicure at Ken Boylan’s store on Drury Street. There, you will both be treated to a makeup application using MakeUp/Play products and a Jessica manicure each. What a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day or a day out with a girlfriend!

To enter, simply name the MakeUp/Play product you’d most like to try (you can read all about them on ) in the comments below.

The Rules


Leave a comment below. You must be signed up to our newsletter to be eligible (simply enter your email in the box on the right hand side of this page); a WhatSheWears fan on Facebook, a resident of Ireland; one comment per person; no cash alternative is possible and the competition will close at 12pm on Thursday 7 March, when we will pick a winner at random. The winner will be emailed and announced in our newsletter.

This competition is now closed. The winner is Grainne Gillespie.

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75 Responses to “Win! Ken Boylan MakeUp/Play Makeover for 2”

  1. Sabina Says:

    Would love to try out the eyeshadows :)

  2. Sharona Tighe Says:

    Hi Def foundation for me or possibly the Mousse foundation, I’m in need of Ken’s advice! My go-to foundation was discontinued in the last 2 years & nothing I’ve tried since has lived up to expectations!

  3. Maire Says:

    Would love to try the colour pot cream blush. Have only used powder blush and I think these will really suit my dry skin

  4. sarah Says:

    would love to try the sheer glo and the eyeshadows to see what colours match my eyes :)

  5. Fiona O'Connor Says:

    I would love to try the cream foundation as I have never found the perfect foundation shade.

  6. Liz C Says:

    I’d like to try the high definition foundation as a good base is literally the foundation to everything else…and I’ve never gotten it right!

  7. Fiona Barrett Says:

    great to hear Ken has launched his own make up line! Would love to win this prize :)

  8. naomi cleary graham Says:

    Intense Lash Mascara

    Ken Boylan – Make Up/Play Intense Lash Mascara provides increased volume up to 60% and curling up to 50% in one quick, clump-free, water resistant application. This mascara is formulated with mineral _ne powder to make lashes fuller and more plentiful. Intense lash is formulated with Vitamin A, C and E to keep lashes supple. This mascara is formulated to work overtime, with natural polymers to stretch and hold lashes in shape for over 12 hours. Safe for sensitive eyes.

  9. Emma Says:

    I would so love to try the primer and HD foundation – i’d do anything to be able to fine the perfect foundation for me – i seem to buy lots of high end foundations but have never found the right one for me – i’m desperately seeking my HG foundation and would love to learn how to apply it properly!!

    I’ve seen ken’s make-up loads of times on xpose and would love to experience the real thing ;-))

  10. Mary O Says:

    Lipsticks are my weakness, so have to pick them.

  11. Ali O'Connor Says:

    would love this prize – its a tough choice but i would love to try the liquid eye liner.. boy do i need a revamp of my make up bag! and great to see an irish person making make up – best of luck with it!

  12. laura s Says:

    I would love this prize as my makeup definetly needs a shakeup.
    My choice of product would be the hd foundation as my current foundation seems to just dry out of my skin

  13. Grainne Gillespie Says:

    I’d like to try the eyeshadows or the lipsticks

  14. STACY Says:

    Love to try Lipgloss. Obsessed with gloss!!

  15. Josephine M Says:

    I would love to be made up so that I would look naturally looking and good in photographs. The eyeshadows and foundation that would suit my colouring.

  16. Caroline Says:

    would love to try the Intense Lash Mascara

  17. Jessica Says:

    Wow! your brush kit looks amazing. I would love to learn what the best skin preparation for me is. liquid foundation, mousse foundation, cream foundation, primer yes or no, what concealer and so on. And it’d be great to be pampered to a Jessica manicure (it sounds it was made for me, doesn’t it?). I am a single lady and live far away from my mum too. This would be a nice treat for me and my best friend.

  18. Aisling Foley Says:

    I would love to try Ken’s Mousse / Hi Def Foundation…I recently had a baby (4 months ago)so my skin type has changed and would love to get advice on the right type of foundation to use. And it would be lovely to get pampered!

  19. emer Says:

    I would love to try the hi def foundation,sounds amazing!

  20. Etain Finn Says:

    A lot of temptation, especially with brow shadows and eye shimmer but I think I’d most like to try the high definition foundation (and would make a great birthday present for me this Sat :)

  21. Andrea Says:

    Oh Cream Foundation – can never find anything that feels good when I apply myself.

  22. Rachel Douglas Says:

    I would love to try the mineral foundation, being on the other side of 40 I think that I need to re vamp my make up a bit, mineral foundation sounds almost too good to be true – I have heard it doesent settle in wrinkles and will make you appear a bit younger, its also supposed to be better for you skin as it can breath

  23. Stephanie OReilly Says:

    The product I would love to try the most is the primer as my make up never stays on all day

  24. Marion Bruton Says:

    I’d love the Foundation. I can never seem to get it right.

  25. Shauna McKeon Says:

    I’d love to try the liquid foundation.