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. Stephanie Says:

    I definitely want to try the primer, always hard to find a good one!, the mineral foundation as I use bare minerals at the moment, and of course the concealer – I seem to have permanent rings under my eyes, they never go away no matter what I use.


  2. Jodie Says:

    Hi, Id most like to try the Sheer Glo. I am getting married in August so I am trying to find the perfect make up that will make me look as radiant as I can for my big day xxx

  3. Siobhán Says:

    I’d love to try the High Def foundation, it sounds like it ticks all of the boxes for me.

  4. EImear Says:

    I would love to try the Intense Lash Mascara as I love full eye lashes and this products sounds great.

  5. emer Says:

    Sounds like a great experience – please include me xx

  6. noelle sousa Says:

    PRIMER!!! im a happy enough person and as a result i have quite a few laughter lines lol… Id love to see how the primer works and the results it would have :)

  7. Kathleen B. Says:

    From one KB to another KB! Well done on great products i have seen them in my local pharmacy. I havent tried them out but would love to. Its great seeing new Irish make up in the stores, give those Americans and french make up companies a run for their money!

  8. Maria Says:

    I need a make-over like you wouldn’t believe. Mid thirties birthday approaching, no hubbie and I feel like it’s needed. Would love!

  9. Olivia Says:

    Would love an opportunity to visit Ken Boylans store. I have seen him in makeup-action on models and thought he did a fab job, makeup products were lovely. Gave vey useful tips too!

  10. marie Says:

    Just what the Doctor ordered ! yes please !

  11. Niamh Says:

    Glam me up please!

  12. Moo Says:

    Would love to try his primer,

  13. Lorraine Says:

    What an amazing prize, I’d love to try the primer it sounds fabulous.

  14. Joanne Says:

    i need a makeover

  15. Jennifer Cusack Says:

    Would love the try them all but the HD foundation looks amazing

  16. Nicola Says:

    Please please please xxx

  17. sharon monahan Says:

    Make Up/Play Eyeshadows would love to be able to do a smokey eye

  18. Mel Says:

    I would love to win this makeover. I’m getting married this year and need to find someone great to look after my make up! Love the sound of the cream gel eye liner :-)

  19. Jacqui Says:

    Pick me please!! I am in desperate need of a make-over and would love to try Ken Boylans products


  20. Rachel Says:

    I didn’t know Ken B makeup was so widely available – I’m dying to try the sheer glo: it sounds like it will give the radiance I’m looking for while buying Irish: win-win!

  21. Clodagh Says:

    Just in time for summer. Yes please.

  22. ams Says:

    always looking for the perfect foundation!

  23. Karen Q Says:

    I’d love to try the foundation as I still haven’t found one which suits my skin!!

  24. Belinda Says:

    Sounds great , count me in.

  25. Belinda Says:

    Meant to say would love to try new foundation primer

  26. claire conlon Says:

    me please!

  27. claire conlon Says:

    me please

  28. Mary Brett Says:

    Liquid Foundation looks interesting !

  29. Alicia Says:

    The High Definition Foundation all the way :) It’s the most important element of a make-up bag and the biggest thing to get wrong so to find the perfect one that ticks all the boxes would be pretty amazing!!

  30. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    I’d like to be considered. Thank you.

  31. Aisling Says:

    What a fantastic opportunity, is love to try the primer big birthday for me this year and the lines are telling their own tales, tips would be appreciated 😉

  32. ruth Says:

    id love to try the high definition foundation!

  33. Caroline Says:

    I would like to try the Dual Powder. Love products which have multiuses !

  34. Dee Says:

    All the products sounds amazing! Would love to try the Mineral Foundation :)

  35. Sinead Waugh Says:

    Would love to try the Sheer Glo…my skin can be dull on the best of days!!

  36. Mary Maguire Says:

    Would love this prize I need to revamp both my make-up bag and my look the latter needs to brought up to date.

  37. Emma Connor Says:

    Would love this, have heard great things about Kevin’s range of products, really want to try them, in particular the high definition foundation!

  38. Shelley Says:

    I want a good foundation if the Hi Def foundation works then I’d love it! Also the brushes look good, especially the Powder Brush cause it doesn’t look too big!

  39. Aoife O Brien Says:

    16 flights in 2 months my skin would simply soak up that primer

  40. Noeleen Lynam Says:

    I would love the brush kit.

  41. Bernadette Says:

    The dual powder looks very handy

  42. Alaine Clarke Says:

    I’d love to try the liquid foundation!

  43. Magdalena Says:

    Primer and foundation are always no.1 on my must have list so I would love to try both, although matt lipstick sounds interesting too :)

  44. Lyn Says:

    I’m still trying to find a decent uder eye conealer – maybe Ken can help me!

  45. Evelyn Sarah Dalton Says:

    wow oh wow loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Ken Boylan Makeup and would loveeeeeeeeeeeee a make over to look younger than i am lol i love to see what kind of lip stick to use.

  46. mary Says:

    could really do with winning this,new look and new make up,a must.

  47. Sinéad McCarthy Says:

    I’d love to try the “Cream Face Highlites”. Ithink I could do with a little Shimmer in my life!!

  48. Marian Deasy Says:

    Has to be Mineral Foundations, just give the perfect amount of coverage & great to touch up if you are heading straight out after work

  49. Jacqui Says:

    Nobody can make you look as good as Ken can!! I really want to win this one!!

  50. afia salmana Says:

    i’d like to try the lipstick