A neutral makeup look from me, non? What a wonderful surprise. I jest, I jest. Yesterday was a day I’d been looking forward to for a long while; an afternoon of cocktails followed by evening filled with some of the most bendy, fearless and incredible performers I’ve ever seen at Cirque du Soleil. I’m not sure I’ve ever had my inability to touch my own toes rubbed in my own face so vigorously. The event called for my usual makeup look with an extra bit of ‘somethin’, somethin’, and when occasions like this roll in there’s one trusty quad that I know will do the job…
For base I layered on the Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 2 all over, Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer in Sand under my eyes and the Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Concealer in 2* on any redness – I think I’ll leave that explanation of my well-loved and often repeated products there. I paid a little extra attention to my cheeks and striped on some of the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, with a touch of EstÃ©e Lauder’s Tender Blush in Peach Nuance on the apples and a slick of Jemma Kidd’s All Over Radiance Dewy Glow in Ice Gold over my highpoints. Face completed. A brush through of the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel* and L’Oreal’s Telescopic Waterproof Mascara on the lashes, sorted those two areas, then onto the good bit. One eyeshadow that does that whole ‘one shade and you’re sorted thing‘ is MAC’s Soba. A greened, yellowed golden brown with a few sparkles, never fails to do a simple and subtle smokey eye. I paired it with a little of MAC Espresso in the crease and got down to some serious blending. A fix of MAC’s Patisserie on the lips and out the door I ran.
Like I said that trusty little quad never fails to amaze, oh and All That Glitters and Smut are the other shades in the palette, just incase your MAC loving brains were wondering. My task for the day? Must. Touch. My. Toes.