On Friday I decided I was stuck in a rut makeup-wise and hot-footed it to the beauty counter at Liberty. As part of their Brushes with Greatness event they are holding makeover sessions with a whole host of talented makeup artists this month, so I booked in with Chris Howells from Laura Mercier for a day-look overhaul.
First up though, a stern telling-off from Bruno as he massaged a beautiful moisturiser into my wind-beaten cyclist’s skin: “Do you wear primer?”
“And why not?”
“Because… I don’t have one….”
Next up Chris broke me out of my stay-safe makeup routine as shown in the picture on the right (foundation, concealer, cream eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner, mascara, bronze-blush-bob’s your uncle. Always in that order. No deviation unless it’s a Friday and I’m feeling special.). He worked some magic with my eyes, applying a liner underneath the lash line and mixing a cream shadow with darker brown into the lashes for depth, framing them beautifully by filling in my brows, which I never normally do (ahem… can be bothered to do.)
My skin was bronzer-free, more of a dewy glowing look with a touch of blush whilst still letting my freckles show which I loved. Lastly, a pop of Mango colour on my lips. A lady who’d stopped to watch fully approved of that one so I obviously then bought it.
Walked away in the end with the Moisture Supreme foundation, a Summer-ready replacement for my heavier Bobbi Brown Extra Repair foundation. It’s light but with enough coverage to disguise my red one-glass-of-wine cheeks before a night out, so I’m impressed. And yes, blowing the budget completely, I couldn’t resist the Crème Smooth lippie in Mango. I’m a balm addict but this one is so creamy it’s in danger of making me a bona fide lipstick convert.
The rest have taken pride of place on my birthday wishlist unless somebody decides to employ me before then.
Foundation Primer Hydrating
Moisture Supreme Fondation – Warm Ivory
Secret Camouflage Concealer – Sc3
Under eyes – Secret Concealer – 2
– Secret Brightening Powder
Loose Setting Powder – Universal
Caviar Stick Eye Colour – Sandglow
Matte Eye colour – Truffle
Eye liner – Black Ebony
Thickening and Building Mascara
Brow Pencil – Blonde
Second Skin Cheek Colour – Lush Nectarine
Crème Smooth Lip Colour – Mango
Brushes with Greatness is continuing until the 23rd May so book now!