Two weeks ago my sister took a red-eye flight and came here for a weekend. The Blond went to get her from the airport by himself, because my ability to function at 5 am is laughable. But I did get up s-l-o-w-l-y and got ready with the goal of not looking crazy or scary. I consumed a vat of tea while doing so, but still didn't trust myself to create an elaborate look. That's where the solid Lancôme Mes Incontournables de Parisienne Multipalette was the perfect tool. It saves one the need to think and coordinate much.
I did my base with the usual suspects: primers, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, cle de Peau concealer, NARS LRP loose powder. You've heard and seen it before, and I was not going to experiment at the crack of dawn. Then came the eyes: I used the shimmer shade under the lower lashes with a very thin brush, and created the shape of the lid and the crease with the top two eye shadows, blending them with Paula Dorf sheer crease brush, a tool I can wield in my slip. I turned again to Lancome for my eyeliner: the classic black Artliner, and Lancome Grandiose mascara, to make sure no eye stabbing occurs.
I under-applied the blush from the palette. It looks natural and pretty, but I admit I could use a heavier hand. These photos, taken before 6 am show that I need a little more color. For the eyebrows I mixed the two lightest shades and pushed them in with an angled brush, making it more even with a spoolie. Then I dabbed a little Shiseido Rosalie on my lips and ran to the door to greet my sister.
Later this happened:
Other things: my earrings are vintage, Yemenite silverwork, a gift from a very dear reader and friend, RedNails.