On Saturday night I had a work function to attend. Nothing too fancy, just dinner at the local hotel with colleagues. I ended up spending all day in bed sleeping and watching Reign online (which is a pretty typical Saturday for me). Because of my laziness I only had an hour to shower, do my hair, makeup and decide what to wear. I ended up being about 10 minutes late - story of my life!
These photos were actually taken after the dinner - my makeup has been on about 5 hours. The light in my room wasn't the best but I just decided to roll with it. I kept my eye makeup pretty simple for the night and left my skin dewy. I didn't want to do anything over the top as it was a pretty casual night but I cannot resist an opportunity to get 'made up'.
I started my makeup by using my favourite illuminating primer - the Burberry Fresh Glow which gives a great base for foundation. The Dior Airflash Spray Foundation is my favourite special occasion foundation as it leaves my skin flawless and is quick to apply. For concealer I used the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes and on my nose (which seems to always look red lately). As I wanted to keep my base dewy, I only powdered under my eyes using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light. I wanted a pop of pink of my cheeks so I used the Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush in Tease which a shimmery pink.
I only used one palette for my eyes - the Nars And God Created the Woman Eye Palette which I love. I mainly used the three shades on the top row and a little of the bottom left shade in the outer corners. To lines my eyes, on both the upper lash line and the waterline I used the Kevyn Aucoin Eye Pencil in Basic Black. This is a soft but powdery pencil that applies and blends like a dream. For mascara I chose one out of my unopened stash - the Ellis Faas Mascara. I brushed my brows and lightly applied the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde.
As the eyes were quite strong, I went for a soft pink on the lips. I wanted something low maintenance so I chose the Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Radieuse from the 2013 Holiday Collection.
So... Long time no blog, hey?
It wasn't a planned break but real life just got in the way. Work has been hectic (we have been understaffed for about 3 months), I have started back at Uni and it has been a bit challenging (what is an essay again?), reoccurring family issues came up, Daisy the Ragdoll had two kittens (so CUTE) and I got a killer toothache (and almost fainted at the quote to properly fix the problem). Sometimes real life just has to come before the online world.
I have also struggled to find any inspiration for blogging. It felt more like a chore than something I enjoy and do for pleasure. I cannot promise regular blog posts but I refuse to blog unless it is about something I want to share with my readers. I feel there is no point in blogging just for the sake of uploading a new post.
Hopefully it won't be such a long time between this post and the next. I do have some ideas for future posts but if there is anything you want to see please let me know. If I do disappear again, you can always find me on Twitter and Instagram using @luxuryonthelips on both.
When did you last get 'made up' to go out?
What have you been up to during the last few weeks?