If I look grumpy in the photos it's because despite appearances to the contrary I haven't been indulging in my favorite coconut sticky rice (or anything containing coconut, as far as I knew). Yet I had a major skin reaction a couple of days earlier. It was already fading at that point (Benadryl and salycilic acid), but the area around my mouth and chin was still taking the fun out of applying makeup. So I reverted to my trusted emergency plan and did what I could. I find it amusing and telling that I posted about this issue two years ago nearly to the day. 'Tis the season and all that.
It wasn't my finest hour, but the Husband and I were just going to the movies (the new Star Wars, what else?). It was going to be dark, anyway, and I was about to put on my glasses and the 3D goggles over them (bringing sexy back). We all survived.
I didn't use foundation all over. Instead, I applied YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer on my entire face and Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge (the tinted moisturizer, shade #2) around my mouth and chin using fingers. I did my best to mask major blemishes with my Cle de Peau concealer (Almond), but was mostly concerned about keeping it in place and kind of even, so powder was my friend (Laura Geller Baked Setting Powder in Medium, applied with a small brush where needed). For the most part, I left my face alone. It thanked me later.
NARS eye primer
I went for a somewhat exaggerated (because of the glasses) brown smoky eye using MAC Constructivist Paint Pot all over the lid and two eye shadows from the Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette. I tightlined with the new(ish) Lancome Drama Liquid Pencil in Noir Intense, and finished with Lancome Grandiose mascara.
A quick touch of Shu Uemura pencil in Seal Brown 02.
Surratt Artistique Blush in La Vie En Rose 3
I went against my own rule. I started with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (a multi-repurchase), but I felt drab and washed out so I added a (very small) touch of NARS Cruella (from the Velvet Matte pencil range). It did the trick.
Vintage necklace. I think it's mid-century Norwegian.
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