Born in Co. Kildare, Derrick Carberry is one of Ireland’s most sought-after Make-Up artists.
Having started his career working as a lab technician for Intel Corporation, a chance encounter with a well known make-up artist, inspired Derrick to pursue another vocation, that of Make-Up. His innate talent for the job was understood once Derrick began assisting her in fashion shows and magazine shoots and ultimately led to Derrick being introduced to the M.A.C. Cosmetics Dublin team where he worked out of their Brown Thomas shop for 6 years.
Derrick works in synergy with his clients, subjects, photographic teams and television crews, always adding a very special and unique touch. His technical ability fused with his creative ideas ultimately produces the beautiful results seen in the numerous supports in which he works.
Over his 20 year career Derrick has proven his versatility and creativity when working with a variety of clients from the worlds of television, film, magazines or for more intimate settings such as weddings.
Derrick’s extensive client list is a testimony to his work, which includes regular TV credits from; Ireland AM, Xpose and Fashion TV UK.
In addition to working for top Irish publications such as Image, Tatler, VIP and RSVP, Derricks hands have also graced the faces of celebrities such as Elle MacPherson, Kevin Spacey, Anjelica Huston, Girls Aloud, Cecelia Ahern and Louise Redknapp, to name a few. As well as participating in multiple fashion weeks around the world, large Scale events include the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, the BAFTA’s and the MTV Music Awards.
Derrick’s advertising/collaborations campaigns include, Dunnes Stores (Cosmetics Consultant), L’Oreal, Elisabeth Arden, Wella, Brown Thomas, Vaseline, Kellog’s and Toni & Guy. Among his many accomplishments he also co created Callanberry brush collection with pop up shops in Brown Thomas Dublin and Selfridges London.
Derrick also teaches Makeup Classes and one on one tutorials and specialises in Bridal Makeup for Weddings, and regularly travels throughout Ireland and abroad.