Irish Makeup Awards 2018 Winner

Who are the tutors at FX Makeup Academy?

FX Makeup Academy is a prestigious multi-award winning Makeup and Training Academy based in Blanchardstown and Dublin 2.

Emma Smith is a professional award winning makeup artist and tutor, with over 15 years of experience within the beauty industry. She has a multitude of qualifications and registration with the teaching council of Ireland. Emma is very passionate and creative and has a love for Makeup Artistry.

She then went on to study Make Up Artistry, Beauty Therapy and Complementry Therapies for five years. In her first year, Emma won an award for student of the year, which was judged on a creative fashion look, covering all aspects of hair, makeup and costume design.

In her 2nd year, she won the prestigious ITEC Student of Year Competition of Ireland – for Fashion and Glamour Makeup.

In 2015 Emma decided to set up FX Makeup Academy, as she wanted to bring her own unique style of teaching and courses to the industry.

In 2017 and 2018 FX Makeup Academy won three prestigious awards, Makeup Salon of the Year, Training Academy of the Year and Makeup Team of the Year.

Emma has also continued on in her career and is a qualified aesthetic practitioner in Dermal Fillers and Plasma Fibroblast !

Sophie is a fully qualified professional makeup artist, beautician, HD Brow Specialist, nail technician, lash specialist, hair stylist and brow specialist.


Sophie has worked for many different brands within the beauty industry including Clinique and Inglot. Sophie has worked as a beautician and makeup artist in a busy salon in our FXMA Beauty Studio.

Sophie has always been passionate about makeup and beauty but always wanted to train and teach people in makeup. She loves to teach in a fun, witty manor and always create a fun positive learning environment.

Sophie is the College Co-Ordinator and Senior Tutor at FX Makeup Academy and has been working with the company for 4 years.

Megan is a fully qualified Professional Makeup Artist and Beauty Therapist. She has many years of experience within the industry.


Shortly after qualifying as a makeup artist Megan worked for Inglot in their Pro Store. Megan continued to upskill with inglot and began to teach masterclasses and inglot pro

Megan has always had a love and passion for makeup but found her love for teaching while working with inglot.

Megan also worked in FX Beauty Studio in Balbriggan. A professional beauty salon also owned by Emma Smith. She offered all treatments such as makeup, hair styling, facials, brow waxing, shellac and lots more!

Megan has worked as a makeup artist for stage production for many charity events in her area and photo shoots for the academy itself