It happened – I shopped the stash again and found a lurid deep pink shadow that gives me pink eyes. I know it doesn’t sound good but long time readers will recognize this limited edition Shu Uemura ME shadow and apparently my love for it has not diminished over time.
Why have I had this stuffed in a back of a drawer for so long? This is the type of deep pink/burgundy tone that makes green eyes sing. I paired it with a Make up For Ever Artist Shadow in 808 (amazing texture by the way!) and a whole lot of other makeup bits and pieces. Here is the rundown:
Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB cream - early indications are that I really like this. It has a thick cream consistency that when applied with a kabuki gives decent coverage. There is a little bit of a Just Skin vibe and that’s perfectly fine by me.
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter – another surprisingly fantastic product. This beats the pants of that ole’ chestnut, the YSL Touche Eclat, mainly because it doesn’t just highlight but also manages to brighten and conceal at the same time. I have used this every single day since the moment I got it in my hands.
Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Sandstone – do you ever have those moments when you put on make up and gasp: “yesssss” out loud? I do and I did because of Sandstone. It’s got that whole warm, candlelit glow going on but manages to impart that effect without shimmer overload. I have to admit that some shimmerbricks are impossible to wear because of the latter point but this one seems to be a little bit special.
Eyes: This was a careless combination of Make up For Ever 808 and a whole lot of Shu ME 160 on the outer corner and lower lash line. Pink eyes were topped off with a bit of Laura Mercier brown liner and a whole load of mascara – Make up For Ever Smoky Lash of course!
Lips: I went for consistency in terms of tone and kept these pink. Pink Nude by Bobbi Brown, which is a new creamy matte lip colour...
... and a dash of Tom Ford Naked lipgloss. I have to say that I am really feeling the nudes at the moment – something that I think is mostly impacted by the fact that I am absolutely chucking on the eye makeup.
...speaking of which, check out what I wore for a photoshoot this morning. The was for a magazine feature that depicted looks from different era's. Can you guess what era my face represented? :) Totally wearing this all day/evening/throughout dog walking duties!
How amazing is makeup -seriously!!!