Sunday, December 15, 2013
Embracing My Party Animal | The Makeup
Kind, smiley, controlling, and judgmental--four words that I would assign to my ego. Party animal? Are you there? That's what I thought.
Unfortunately, the day has come where I commit that my grandmother is more of a party animal than me.
I love my cozy nights in bed with movies, hot cocoa, and candles. Nevertheless, last night was different. I wiggled into my party dress, trumped around in some pumps, and applied more makeup to my countenance than I knew was possible. And the latter is what we are going to talk about today (because I know you're not interested in anything else).
Parties--an excuse for us girls to load on the foundation, clump on the mascara, and basically pour pots of pigment on our eyes because, first, it will be dark (and it's not like anyone will even be able to see my gauze-shaded limbs, let alone those clumps), and, second, because all anyone will be paying any attention to are your moves.
Nevertheless, the 'dumping on the makeup' attitude doesn't exactly fit into my comfort zone. So, alas, I've adopted a way to look put together and party animal ready--in pure Parisian To Be stylée.
Your complexion. Although no one will be able to see your pesky pimples, it's all about the self-confidence knowing that they're covered up. Five products, but very thin layers of each (I told this is about expanding my comfort zone): the Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer*, the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance, the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer, and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. No camera-flashback glare and no shine. Just radiance.
Then, a brush of the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder to, as the name suggests, 'sculpt' those cheekbones, and a hit of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed for a pinky-brown-plum hint and an 'I'm not a ghost' flush.
Alas, we've arrived at the eye makeup--the star of the show (and an excuse to use my new palette). To start, I layered on a sheer coat of the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, then swept MAC Patina all over the lid and under the lower lashline for a golden bronze sheen. To accent the crease, I nudged in some MAC Quarry, then curled my lashes and went wild with the L'oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara.
Zoom, zoom, and we're out the door. Just a spritz of eau de toilette, and a swipe of the most darn amazing lipgloss--the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer. Now, let's let the lion out; I am a Leo, after all.