Lydia Ryan is an experienced and in demand Professional Freelance Makeup Artist and Blogger from North Wales and is currently based in Cork, Ireland.Privately and professionally trained, to the highest standard, in all aspects of Makeup Artistry and with 15 years of industry experience, Lydia began her makeup career (soon after graduation) with MAC Cosmetics, the ‘world’s leading professional makeup authority’ and has worked for the brand in various roles both in the UK and Ireland. Lydia has worked backstage and supported many brand events (including body painting events) and launches over the years.

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As previously mentioned, Lydia is experienced in all aspects of makeup artistry, including…TV/ Film, Fashion/ Editorial, Special FX/ Body Painting, Medical/ Corrective makeup, Vintage/ Alternative/ Pin up makeup, makeup for special occasions/ evening events and is also a vastly experienced Bridal makeup specialist.

Lydia also teaches and has facilitated many workshops, masterclasses, one to one and group lessons, from beginner to advanced and for aspiring Makeup Artists and novices alike. Makeup education is one of Lydia’s main strengths and one of the areas she is most passionate about. She believes that with the right guidance and education, any client of any ability can master their chosen skill.

Lydia’s professional and passionate approach to her work and highest level of service and artistry, is what clients can expect from such an accomplished artist. She has had the pleasure of working along side top photographers, artistes and other industry professionals and has been fortunate to have had many exciting work opportunities. Regardless of this, Lydia treats every client and job with the same level of importance and enthusiasm as the next. Her creativity and talent is matched by her dedicated and professional attitude to her work.

Lydia’s main aim is to make every client look and feel their absolute best, capturing each persons existing beauty and enhancing it, making them feel amazing and ‘their own kind of beautiful’, themselves but better. She takes great care in creating bespoke, custom makeup services/ looks to reflect that and is truly passionate about celebrating her client’s individuality!