Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FOTD: Two Looks For Our 20th Anniversary

The two following looks are from my 20th wedding anniversary last month. My notes show that in both cases I was going for some shimmer and luminosity with a bold lip look. We were out and about most of the day, so I didn't spend that much time on my makeup, meaning that I didn't grab any item from my "to test" list, just stuff that has proven reliable and effective.

Morning Look (antiquing and a light lunch at a lovely French  cafe in Montclair, NJ)

MustaeV Lustrous Cream Base
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 5.5
Cle de Peau Concealer in Almond
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powder

Under Eyes 
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Light Medium (set with the NARS powder)

Laura Mercier eye primer (Wheat)
Sephora Waterproof Colorful Shadow/Liner Stick in Dark Taupe Shimmer 22 as a lid base,smudged to create the eye shape.
Viseart Theory palette in Cashmere (I mostly used the matte medium shade in the crease and some shimmer on the lid)
Sephora Waterproof 12H liner pencil in #15 Flirting Game
Buxom mascara

Cargo Mendocino and Bali blushes layered together. You know that I'm not crazy about the formula, but the color was just what I wanted, and I think the compacts were already sitting there by the mirror, so I did the lazy thing.

Youngblood Secret as a first layer, with Bobbi Brown Orange Crayon all over it for an extra punch and a less matte look.

Other Stuff
Scent of the day was vintage Panthere de Cartier, the fragrance of our wedding day.
Vintage earrings
Dress by Tory Burch (there should be a full body shot on my Instagram. It's not the most flattering photo taken at an odd angle, but whatever. The dress is pretty).

Later that night we dined at our favorite restaurant, the vegan Japanese Kajitsu. We usually go there to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The food us phenomenal and the experience tends to transport us to a very zen place. Apparently, it's also a favorite of Natalie Portman whom we ran into twice. There was no celebrity sighting this time, but who cared? There were truffles in our food.

Primer, foundation, and powder were the same as earlier that day, but I added a touch of Armani concealer on the sides of the nose, to even things out.

Wet'n'Wild primer
Viseart Paris Nudes palettes, I used the colors numbered in my post as 1,2,3, and 6
Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick smudged under the lower lash line.
Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris liner on the waterline
Stila Stay All Day liquid liner in Black
Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes mascara (I got a new tube of this eighth wonder).

Milk Gel Brow in Pilsner, a medium brown. It's actually a pencil which was either a GWP or a 100 point perk at Sephora. The first few times I've used it I thought it was fantastic, but now I'm not sure about longevity

Chanel Rouge Profond blush (fall 2016).
Anastasia That Glow kit. I used Bubbly and Dripping n Gold swirled together and applied with a fan brush.

Essence lip liner in 08 Red Blush
MAC Von Teese lipstick (limited, discontinued). It's exactly the shade you see Dita wear often.

Other Stuff
SotE was Diamond Water by JAR. A good fit for big anniversary celebration.
Antique necklace.
Dress by Ella Braitman/Flo (anyone can contact Ella on Facebook regarding international shipping, fit and sizes. Her work is beautiful and meticulous). I should have done it more justice by wearing Spanx and heels, but a nine course meal doesn't go with a shaper, and I was not sure about the parking situation, hence flats.
Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Yes, they're covered in glitter.

Art: Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Wedding, 1434


  1. You look beautiful! And what a lovely idea to wear your wedding perfume.
    *Happy anniversary*
    (our 20th is in 2 months, I can hardly believe it)

  2. You look gorgeous! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary! You looked lovely and it sounds like you had a wonderful day and evening. Congratulations!

  4. Lovely look. The necklace is gorgeous.

  5. I wish health and happiness for you both! Wearing your wedding parfum was touching! As for nine course meal along with shaper, and parking situation... the same in Greece!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Very nice anniversary day makeup looks and cute outfits. Your hair looks good straight, but also is nice curly. I'd do a keratin treatment, but the formaldehyde thing scares.


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