Purple, Shimmer

My Make-Up Journey for Keziah Connections 3rd Anniversary

The kit!
The kit!

You might have read about the great time I had at the July Keziah Connections recently here.  You might also be curious about what make-up I wore. Well, there were three stages:

What I left the house wearing

  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Sticks in Warm Almond 6.5 and Golden 6
  • Benefit Boi-ing industurial strength concealer
  • Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eyeshadow and concealer primer in medium/deep
  • Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydrating Primer
  • Illamasqua Focus, Queen of the Night and Forgiveness eyeshadows from the Complement Palette
  • Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express Falsies Flared mascara
  • Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany for my browns
  • L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Medium/Dark
  • Clinique blusher in Smouldering Plum
  • YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil in shade No8 Pink About Me
  • Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Grapevine

I was trying not to look too done but I over did it! The look was centred around the YSL tint-in-oil and as it is purple toned, I used a purple blusher so I didn’t look too multi-coloured. I find that purple is the most flattering make-up shade on me although I really like wearing pink. I used purple eyeliner instead of black in some attempt to soften the look.

The event was at Noir W1 Cocktail Bar which is almost exactly opposite one of the Selfridges exits. I started at one end of Selfridges and worked my way through via the Charlotte Tilbury counter which was very, very busy.

The star of the show, YSL Rouge Volupte Tint-in-Oil in No8 Pink About Me
The star of the show, YSL Rouge Volupte Tint-in-Oil in No8 Pink About Me

The Charlotte Tilbury counter in Selfridges

I had only one reason to visit the Charlotte Tilbury counter- the Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt and Highlight is now available in Medium/Dark. In the palette, the highlight looked quite orange and the bronze shade looked a little pale however once I tried it discovered the beauty of it. It very gently sculpted my face so would be great for a subtle daytime look, if you can get used to the fact that the dark shade is shimmery. I was concerned that it would not be dark enough, and I think a darker shade is needed (please Charlotte!), as my skin is by no means the darkest.

I was also shown the limited edition Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow Sun Tan and Sun Light palette which. It has a cream contour colour and a cream highlight instead of the usual powder. If you have darker skin than me, this would be your option. If I could, I would buy both – I would use the darker palette as the base and layer the Medium/Dark palette over the top. However, much as the products feel luxurious on my face, are clearly excellent quality and have exquisite packaging, I cannot justify spending £104 on contouring products alone! The mediumMedium/Dark is £49 and the limited edition palette if £55.

Luckily, in case I had a lapse in judgement and broke my spending ban, it was time to move on the main event, Keziah Connections.

The make-up refresh using Black|Up

You can read about my evening here, as this section is about the make-up only. My make-up was refreshed for the evening with NBL 11 blush which is a dusky pink, the centre of my eyelids was brightened using a shimmery shade from 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in PAL01 and my lips were touched up with a gorgeous deep purple Lip Lacquer in VL 02. The lip lacquer was long lasting and non-sticky which is what I want in a gloss. I enjoyed wearing all of the make-up so this is a brand I will be using.

I have made a Pinterest board of the make-up used here and my (ever-growing) wish list is here!

Illamasqua Focus, Queen of the Night and Forgiveness eyeshadows from the Complement Palette and Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Grapevine open eyes
Illamasqua Focus, Queen of the Night and Forgiveness eyeshadows from the Complement Palette and Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Grapevine open eyes
Illamasqua Focus, Queen of the Night and Forgiveness eyeshadows from the Complement Palette and Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Grapevine closed eyes
Illamasqua Focus, Queen of the Night and Forgiveness eyeshadows from the Complement Palette and Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner in Grapevine closed eyes
YSL Rouge Volupte Tint-in-Oil in No8 Pink About Me
YSL Rouge Volupte Tint-in-Oil in No8 Pink About Me
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