I’ve shown you some of the hair, body and skin bits plus three instant (well, one not so instant) tanners I took away with me on a short hot weather jaunt recently but here’s some of the makeup I packed – in fact it’s pretty much all of it. We had one big night out while we were away and I knew I’d want to do something fairly full-on with my eyes.
I’d recently bought one of the new Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense shadows and hadn’t really given it a proper go, so this was its first proper outing. We’re gonna take an up-close and personal look at this soon, and compare it to its mass-priced sibling, L’Oreal Paris Colour Infallible.
Elsewise, I also packed:
- YSL Perfect Touch in shade 4 (I promise I will do a full review soon!)
- Creme de la Mer The Concealer
- Essence Eye Souffle in grand-plié in black
- Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense in 07
- Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense in Blue Blast
- Topshop Blush in Pinch
- Make Up Store Microshadow in Muffin
- L’Oreal Paris Colour Infallible in All Night Blue
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 07
- Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage
- Avon Luxe Lace Supershock gel liner
- Lancome Doll Eyes Mascara (out in July! Loving it! Of course!)
Base and concealer are really simple – YSL Perfect Touch and the La Mer concealer where needed – mostly around the eyes. I buffed on a little of the Topshop blusher on cheeks with a Mac 130 short duofibre brush but I regret to say that most of that pink flush is my own, from the heat. A coral colour would deffo have been a better choice but my rationale for bringing a cream one was it might be nice on a post-sun dazed skin. Not so, clearly!
For eyes, I started with Make Up Store Muffin all over the lid to the brow and then patted a little of Essence souffle in grand-plié in black on the lid right up to the crease but no further. I used that as a key to pretty much stick L’Oreal Paris Colour Infallible in All Night Blue to. It went all over to the crease and I then blended it and outwards.
I also applied a little to the bottom lashline, to about three-quarters of the way towards the nose, making sure to blend it out well too. I then took my pot of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense in Blue Blast and laid a stripe of it right into the crease, and blended it well – it’s the kind of golden graduated colour you can see in the thumbnail top right. I used the Avon liner on the waterline.
Brows were lightly fixed with Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense in 07 (I am finding this a really versatile little product!) and then a few coats of the glossy lengthening and separating Lancome Doll Eyes and I was good to go. Was this the best smokey eye I’ve ever done? Nah, not by a long shot. But it was the sweatiest. Oh boy, it was hot – about 30 degrees and I was literally mopping beads of moisture off my face as I was working. Not so conducive to creating the most flawless finish of your life, eh?
Lastly, lips are Nars Carthage first and then just a little YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No7 for some shine – Carthage is matte and I wanted the longevity but also a bit of a satin finish so the pair worked well.
What’s your favourite holiday makeup?