This is from Saturday, a day for running errands with the husband, having a Jersey diner late lunch, and getting stuck in pre-holiday traffic and parking situations (see above: Jersey). Since one of the errands was an eye exam and trying on many frames I wanted to keep the makeup to a sane and stable minimum. The frame testing was just for entertainment, actually. I already new exactly what I wanted, down to the special order color, so I brought my iPad to show the catalog number and everything. But I still love to try on stuff, the crazier the better.
Got an idea for a new pair of sunglasses that made the Blond laugh (I wish the logo was smaller, but I'm so getting them), and tried to maintain my patience and temper through some red tape. But all ended well, my makeup remained on my face and not on various frames and equipment, so I declared the day a success.
Minimal(ish) look requires foolproof, no planning needed stuff that always always work and blends without extra work or need to correct stuff. It's not minimal number of product, just stuff that doesn't demand attention. Hence some old and new staples
Youngblood Mineral Primer. It's a silicone thing that works like cement.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation. It fits, it sits, it covers. I'm happy. Color is #3 Beige Natural. Applied with Bare Minerals brush, perhaps the best product this company has ever made.
Concealer: Cle de Peau, applied with my pinky finger and set with a Laura Mercier powder. No surprises here.
I avoided under eye brighteners. You can tell.
Setting and illuminating was achieved by NARS LRP and that Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson gorgeous powder.
Wet'n'Wild Fergie primer. You may pick up your jaws gently from the floor. I may dislike Fergie but this eye primer is made of awesome. The kind of awesome that bonds to the lids and the shadows.
Eye shadows: From Urban Decay Naked 2 palette I used Foxy, Tease, and Suspect mixed with Pistol. I was distracted at the time so just did a basic blended with a couple of Hakuhodo brushes and gave it a final onceover with Edward Bess eye brush.
Eyeliner: Black Lancome Artliner pushed into the lases and not winged or exaggerated in any way.
Mascara: gave another go to Guerlain Maxilash Cils d'Enfer, which convinced me to take advantage of the Nordstrom buy 2 get 1 free to stock up.
Shiseido Trio in RD1
I mixed NARS Mandore with Rikugien (Lip Satin Pencils) and sheered them out a bit with a brush.
Top: DVF from a couple of seasons ago
Necklace: a quite old Cecile Jeanne necklace (I also have the matching bracelet. Must be at least from ten years ago, maybe more). Remember when they had a store on Madison Ave. right next to the L'Artisan boutique? I love their stuff.