Saturday, 10 March 2018

My Top 3 Foundations

Believe it or not there comes a time in every girls life where we realise we can no longer get away with essence mousse foundation (that's three times darker than our actual skin tone) and have to face the facts that if we're going to wear foundation it's for our best interests to pay out that little bit extra cash and invest in a good brand. Don't worry,  I'm under no illusion that for make up to be good it has to be expensive as a matter of fact most of my favourite make up is from Penney's but from my own personal experience I've spent years trying and testing cheap foundations and it's never left me anything but disappointed...and blotchy!! 

When I'm looking for a new foundation there's three things that it must have. Firstly  I want full coverage, when I wear foundation I want people to know I'm wearing it so yes it better cover up my ghastly spot that popped out over night. 
Secondly I want it to stay put ALL day!!!! When I'm in work I don't have time to top up my make up every half an hour and with all the lifting and walking we do it can get very warm and as a lot of girls can relate to your foundation can just slip off your face so I want a long lasting base than will still be perfect at 9pm that night. 
Finally, I don't want my face to feel caked with make up, many a day's I've had a foundation on where you could actually cut a chunk out of it before reaching my face and that's not a pretty sight but taking those three rules into consideration, I've finally after found three foundations that have changed my life and will hopefully change yours all between the €30 / €40 mark.

Kat Von D - Lock It Foundation

This is top of my list as it's hands down my favourite foundation, it even covers tattoos!! I was a little apprehensive buying this foundation as I presumed it would be extremely thick but it's not that heavy and gives an amazing cover. I really put this one to the test and it passed with flying colours. Starting work for nine I put this foundation on around 8am, didn't have to top it up all day then went straight from work to a spinning class and it was still perfect at 10pm that night going to bed. It's amazing and I'd really recommend it. I bought mine from Debenhams and it'll set you back €34.50. Try it you won't be disappointed!! I use shade Medium 52 warm (without tan).

Kat Von D - Lock it foundation shade Medium Warm 52
Estée Lauder - Double Wear 

Second on my list is the nations trusted go to Estée Lauder - double wear foundation. Growing up I used this as a going out foundation but with it setting you back €40 that wasn't going to cut it as a secondary school student. Now I'm back to my beloved foundation and it's a stayer alright. This foundation will last the distance and gives amazing coverage!! My only issue with this foundation is how quickly it dries so my advice would be to blend as you go as opposed to putting the make up on everywhere and then blending. I use shade 3N2 Wheat for the day time and shade 3W2 when going out. 
Night out with Double Wear shade 3W2 

Inglot - HD Foundation

Admittedly I had never used an Inglot product before but when a store opened in Waterford and I got my make up done in there I soon became hooked and my go to product was their HD foundation. This is a real night time, going out foundation and is a bit too heavy for during the day but last summer I bought this for a wedding and it was amazing. It looked so natural but had amazing coverage and ever since then I've been hooked. It costs €33 for a 35ml bottle but a little goes a long way and you can always pick it up for an extra €3 when you get your make up done in store. 
I use shade 77 and if you are looking for the perfect nighttime foundation this is your one!!
Wedding Prep with Inglot HD shade 77

And there you have it three of my favourite foundations that have never let me down and hopefully wont let you down either!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

I'm Back Baby

Hi everyone!! It's crazy to think I haven't been blogging since before Christmas but I'm so happy to say Little Piece Of Lynda is finally back in action and it's safe to say you won't be getting rid of me anytime soon.
 Listen there's no one who wishes she had this wild, amazing story to tell you all as to why I haven't been on the blogging scene much but in reality the only excuse I have is life getting in the way. So between working/education/fitness / having fun and life itself blogging unfortunately took the back seat but that's changing from here on out.

So what's been going on you might ask? a little bit of this, a little bit of that don't worry everything will be revealed in due course and I cannot wait to put a new little spin on my blog.
The thing I'm most excited about this time around is my new section the 'Carrick Corner' where I'll feature all things from my home town of Carrick On Suir. I'll still be covering everything from fashion and beauty to Conor Murray but with a little edge. From a few home truths, interior and a lot more real stories thrown in for good measure be sure to  buckle up because 2018 is my year and you're coming along with me!!
Don't go far because I'll be back soon ;)
Lynda Xx