Hey there!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Lydia and I am a makeup and brush fanatic (also like to dabble in a bit of skincare). If you’re anywhere near as enthusiastic as me about mid to high end and luxury beauty products and Japanese Fude then you have come to the right place. I love glowy skin, pink blushers and lip products, and am a complete sucker for pretty packaging. I look for quality in products, whether its the formula of a powder, foundation that wears beautifully, or very nicely weighted brush handles with the finest quality hairs, crafted carefully by hand. Join me on my quest to purchase ALL of the makeups, and let me share with you the products that truly make me happy (and some that do not).

For quite some time now I have been obsessed with looking at beauty products, reading about them, buying them, comparing them. In fact, I spend so much of my time thinking about them that I decided I should channel some of this energy into a blog, so that all this information is not just lost on me in my room analysing my collection in detail.

A little bit about me: I am in twenties and based in the UK, currently living in London. I have a degree in Engineering Science, and am still figuring out my career path. I want to use this blog as a creative outlet that is distant from my work, where I can meet people who share the same passion as me so that we can all sit and talk about makeup and be happy. I will be focussing on reviews and details that I think will be helpful to anyone interested in making similar purchases and to expand the info and swatches available online so that you can make the best informed decisions. My posts are a mixture of new releases and products that are both old and new to me. I will share product comparisons and swatches, and give you my favourite picks from makeup, brushes and skincare that I love (and perhaps have been loving for years). I am not a makeup artist or an expert, merely an enthusiast who wants to share their thoughts and personal opinions on their collection.

Some further useful details about myself:

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones

Closest foundation shade matches:

  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 2 (shade 4 when I’m tanned)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear stay-in-place Foundation: mix of 0N1 Alabaster and 1N1 Ivory Nude in the winter, 1N1 alone in the summer, and 1N2 Ecru if I have a rare holiday tan
  • Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Light 2 Mont Blanc
  • Mac Face and Body Foundation in N1 (slightly dark)
  • Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser in the shade Alabaster
  • Tom ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation and Traceless Foundation Stick, both in shade 0.5 Porcelain

Skin type: normal-dry, sometimes combo

Main concerns: Dry skin, flaky patches, sensitive skin, under-eye circles (mostly genetic, partially lack of sleep), pimple breakouts, redness, dermatitis

Hair colour: Medium-dark Brown

Eye colour: Hazel

Age: 25

Please don’t be afraid to reach out and contact me with any questions, feedback, collaborations, business enquiries etc. My email is lydia.m.kirkham@gmail.com. I hope you enjoy my blog!