So on Saturday night, I did something I’ve been looking forward to for ages. I went to see Sex And The City 2, as a guest of Kellogg’s Special K at a swanky VIP screening in Dundrum, complete with pre-movie cosmos and canapés in Harvey Nichols. While I wasn’t cracked about the film itself, there’s no denying that it looks great – the clothes! The accessories! The sets! – but of course what I was keeping a beady eye out for was the make-up.
Now, by and large it’s fairly standard fare (no mad red wedding day lips here) with smoky eyes or simple dark eyeliner paired with natural lips and glossy locks throughout.
Very nice, like, but nothing to write home about.
Notable exceptions are the ’80s flashbacks, some serious present-day crimping action, and an experiment with heaps of kajal eyeliner, but it was Samantha’s nails that took the cupcake for me. She rocks a half-moon mani in gold and red early on in the flick that reminded me a bit of those Ruffian nails, and needless to say I got very excited about it. While everyone else seems to stick with bare nails or very bare-looking nudes for the whole movie, Samantha doesn’t disappoint and seems to have newly done nails in every shot. Huzzah!
Admittedly, some of the nail art that she sports is a bit, um, well, *cough*, minging for my tastes, but most of the looks are fab, with Minx ‘Golden Lightning’ putting in an appearance a couple of times and totally stealing the scene.
Pic via Marie Claire