Sephora, Duane Reade and Bloomingdales cruising aside, it would have been rude to visit the Big Apple without a night on the tiles right? Last time I visited I was a young teen who was more enamoured with the five-storey H&M on Fifth Avenue and stocking up on as much Snapple as I could. But this time round I’m well over the 21 years requirement and there are no teachers around to tell us to get back to our rooms, so on Friday night Lily, Patricia and I headed out with an SITC-attitude (a front of course, we’re all accounted for) and a mission to find the best Amaretto Sours in town. Of course the camera came with and I managed to scribble down a few notes on what we slapped on our faces and slinked into before heading out:
Lily’s Makeup:Â Clinique Super Primer Universal Face Primer, Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer, Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 02, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, NARS Bronzer in Laguna, MAC Blush Powder in Fleet Fast, Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream in Iced Gold, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, MAC Eyeshadow in Cork and Texture, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 2L, YSL Babydoll Mascara, Helen E Cosmetics Lipstick in Hollywood Red.
Lily’s OOTN:Â Topshop Dress, Topshop Jacket, Michael Kors Watch, Urban Outfitters Bag,Â Hudson Shoes.
Patricia’s Makeup:Â MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 8.5, Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX15 and SX12, Sleek Face Contour Kit in Dark, NARS Highlighter in Albatross, By Terry Hyaluronic Blush in Blushberry, L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Kohl Pencil in Pure Espresso (for the brows), Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 23L, Benefit World Famous Neutrals Most Glamourous Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Kit, Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost Mascara, MAC Lip Pencil in Chestnut, MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Driven By Love.
Patricia’s OOTN:Â ASOS Vest, H&M Jacket, Michael Kors Watch, Topshop Bangles, eBay Bag, ZARA Leggings, & Other Stories Shoes.
My Makeup: CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B20, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in 6, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette, MaxFactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara, MAC Lipstick in Neon Orange.
My OOTN: Topshop Jumpsuit, Topshop Jacket,Â ZARA Bag, & Other Stories Shoes.
The city that never sleeps? Well we did. At 2am. Beauty & Essex was our port of call and it didn’t disappoint. One of the biggest burgers I’ve ever seen, a bar in the toilets and a very, very lovely Amaretto Sour. It made quite a nice change to my usual sleepy Friday nights in doing puzzles. But it’s back to London tonight,Â whereÂ there’s a Where’s Wally 1000 piece badboy waiting for me…