After the success of the first (extreme) trial, I decided to experiment with the make-up I already have. For the Eurovision Party, I used Urban Decay Sin primer on my right eye before applying Benefit eye shadow on both eyes. The thing I've noticed is that whilst make-up can look nice IRL, it can look v different when photographed. This make-up looks really pale in the photo, but looked quite bright IRL.
I had a mini-trial at MAC, but it was during the Carnaby Event, so it was super busy. I wasn't that keen on the first colours she chose - gold and peach. The second colourway was more brown and gold. Please excuse the quality, my mum is not very good with cameras ;)
|Pic I took before dinner|
|Mum's aim is a bit off|
|Mum still can't hold the cam still|
|Mum had me laughing like a nutter just before the waiter came with our food|
|Pic I took after dinner|
I bought some brushes, waterproof eyeliner (essential for those teary moments!) and the brown eyeshadow.
For this trial, I used my own make-up, including: Chanel foundation, Urban Decay primer & blusher, Dior bronzer, Anastasia brow powder, Givenchy mascara, MAC eyeliner. I need to work on the shadow shaping - I prefer the other looks, but I think that this way accentuates my eye shape.
|Start of the day|
|End of the day|
I'm still loving the Laura Mercier colours, so may ask BM E to buy some for me when she's in NY - though she already has a long shopping list from me!