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Make Up Pro Store opens new Derry outlet

Make Up Pro Store founder Paddy McGurgan (right) with make-up artist Aaron Toland

COSMETIC retailer Make Up Pro Store has opened a new outlet in Derry in what is an investment of £50,000, adding to its existing portfolio in Belfast and Newry.

The business, founded in 2012 by award-winning make-up artist Paddy McGurgan, has moved from its premises on Pump Street to a 1,600 sq ft space in the Foyleside shopping centre.

It will not only act as a cosmetic store but additionally as a training academy where budding make-up artists can avail of innovative lessons, learning complex techniques from Paddy and a team of highly trained artists.

With the relocation to Foyleside, Make Up Pro Store (www.makeupprostore.co.uk) has also expanded its brand offering to include Make Up For Ever, marking the first time it is available in the Derry area.

Paddy McGurgan said: “We're delighted to open in Foyleside. We've been considering a larger space for our Derry customers for some time. Foyleside has been on our radar and it is fantastic to be finally set up within this bustling centre.

"There is a huge audience for cosmetics and innovative make-up brands in the north west and we are confident the public will be thrilled with our new offer. The larger space allows us to not only offer a wider array of products but also gives us more opportunities for in-store events and training sessions.”

Fergal Rafferty, manager at Foyleside, added: “Make Up Pro Store is a wonderful addition to the shopping centre. The popularity of make-up brands has increased rapidly in the past few years and having Make Up Pro Store cements Foyleside as a cosmetics hub, with a huge range of brands available.”

Mr McGurgan has trained more than 650 budding make-up artists in the last six years, giving ambitious individuals the opportunity to work for themselves and set up their own business.

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