Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Bebhinn Alexandra O’Reilly 

BA [Hons] Character MakeUp Design

My name is Bebhinn O’Reilly, I am 23 years old with a passion for design. I’ve always wanted a creative career working with like minded people. I have a range of different skills and interests that I bring to every project I work on. I’ve learned to work in different mediums, including digital, 3D and painting. I love working with people and collaborating on projects. I am dedicated to everything I do and I am constantly pushing myself to adapt my skillset. This course has brought out many skills in myself that I will take moving into the future.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a danish literary fairytale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The story follows the journey of a young mermaid who falls in love with a human prince and is willing to give up her life in the sea to gain a human immortal soul. She is put under a spell from the Evil Sea Witch. If the prince chooses to marry her, she will become human and gain an immortal soul. However, he chooses to marry a different bride, and the mermaid dies and is turned to sea foam.

I did this project as part of a collaboration with a fellow makeup student Molly Lynch.

Women’s Magazines in WWII Britain: Beauty, Duty and Dress

Women’s magazines have been used worldwide as a vice to aid women in their everyday lives; From beauty and fashion advice to home renovations, advice columns and gossip sections, women’s magazines have been in publication in Britain since 1885 with The
Lady being the longest-running women’s magazine. In this Dissertation, I discussed women’s magazines in Britain during the years of WWII, and why they played such an important role in women’s lives as they battled on the home front. The recognition by the British government to use magazines as a way of communicating important war-related information and encouraging women to do their part was both a positive and negative move as there was a thin line between motivating women and pressuring them to look beautiful and remaining cheerful throughout this wartime austerity.