Life Update…Moving Back To Cork, Ireland!

Hey everyone! This week I’m here with something a bit different…a little life update! That sounds really dramatic, there’s actually not a huge amount of update to speak of apart from to say that (which you’ve absolutely gathered from the title at this stage)…I’m moving back to Cork! I’m taking appointments in Cork City from the start of April 2019, so get in touch!

If you’re a long time client/ friend/ reader, chances are you’ll know this already but we’ve lived in Cork before. As you know (and FYI if you don’t) I’m Welsh (from North Wales) and although Nic (aka Mr lydiamakeup) is from Dublin, we’ve lived down in Cork (it’s a city just in land from the South West Coast of Ireland in case you were wondering) before for Nic’s work soon after we got together and we’re doing it again! Between Nic’s work, my existing UK work commitment bits and finding a place in Cork…we’ve been back and too and spending most of our time apart (pretty much since July last year, which has sucked!!), so it’ll be so good to be back together, settled and back on track!

I want to take a second to show appreciation to all my North Wales/ Chester/ UK clients while I’m here…you’re literally the best, most supportive souls and it has been (and will continue to be when I’m back…more on that in a minute) an absolute pleasure to paint all of your beautiful faces and play even a tiny part in your important life moments…shoots, big nights out and occasions, wedding days or just needing to look hot for an impromptu night out! (You lot have way better social lives than me!) So yeah, I’m heading to Cork…but fear not, I’ll be back! Initially I won’t be back doing any kind of appointments until July (gives me chance to get sorted and settled in Cork) but after that I hope to back when possible and will let all you lovely regulars (it’ll be North Wales/ Chester regulars only when I’m back in the UK for makeup, just so I can prioritise you and my Cork clients at busier times) know via here and social media (if you don’t follow me on Instagram yet, do…I’m probably there the most, but you can find me on my social everything linked on this site anyway) when I’m back and what’s available. I’ll be so excited for the catch ups! 

Another appreciation second for my Cork clients, past and new…I can’t wait to meet you, see you again and get my hands on your faces! I felt so welcome in Cork first time around and I know you guys’ll come through again. I’m grateful for those of you booked in already and get in touch if you haven’t already, are in and around Cork City and wanting makeup! (I do also travel for bridal parties/ larger groups/ Masterclass and events.) 

Read more about me and what I do/ offer here and contact me me here via the contact form (new Irish phone number/ price info/ gallery etc coming soon). I come out to you (home/ venue) and offer a completely bespoke makeup service! Again check out the Services page for more info. I’m also lucky to know an amazingly talented bunch of fellow Cork based makeup artists (as well as Dublin/ UK based ones too) so if you’ll need more than one pair of hands for larger groups/ events or I’m unfortunately not available when you need, I can happily recommend someone who is! 


I’m looking forward to blogging more (huge thank you to each and every single one of you that reads…I still can’t believe that so many of you do and y’all come from such cool places throughout the entire world which is also hard to get my head around!)…I know a lot of you have asked for videos which makes my heart happy (that you’d actually want to watch me do that kind of thing) but also terrifies me haha, so watch this space! Maybe this move could be just the push I need to try! (What kind of videos would you even like to see?? Let me know!) 

So yeah, that’s pretty much it…not a big announcement or goodbyes, just an update on where I’ll be mainly painting faces and general gratitude to the lot of you! And if you’re wondering what my Welsh rugby ledge Adam Jones is saying in the picture above (how amazing is all the artwork around Cork?!) it’s…’Welcome, to the people’s republic of Cork’.

Much love,

Lyd x



I’m now based in Cork, Ireland. Although I do take select bookings for North Wales/ Cheshire and Dublin (get in touch for more info) and am available to travel country wide…I’m mainly taking makeup bookings for Cork City and surrounding areas. 

As a bridal makeup specialist, I do get booked up well in advance so if you’re looking for wedding makeup in Cork contact me asap to check availability, secure your date and avoid disappointment! I’m freelance and travel to your home/ venue of choice. Also available for makeup for any occasion/ event, lessons and master class…find more information and a full list of services here.

Contact us for enquiries/ bookings and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.   



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