FOTD: It’s not easy being green…

It’s been… an interesting couple of days. A lot of work, a lot of information to process… and a very very small amount of sleep.

So, Hubby decided that we needed a night out…

Shu Uemura Face Archictect Foundation
Shu Uemura Translucent Face Powder
MAC in Lilyland Beauty Powder
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
NARS Nomad Eyeshadow Cream
NARS Fuji Eyeshadow
NARS Night Porter Eyeshadow (crease)
Stila Smudgepot in Black
Nouba Mascara One
Dior Addict Lipstick in Galant Bronze
Rock & Republic Lipgloss in Alpha Blonde

Here comes the… makeup artist

After making up everyone and their mother (literally), I dedicated about 15-20 minutes to doing something to my own face…

Quick, fast and in a hurry…
Shu Uemura Nobara Stick Foundation in #524
Guerlain Meteorites
Chanel Blush in In Love
Chanel Eyeshadow in Khaki Vert
Chanel Eyeshadow in Taupe Grise
Stila Smudge Pot in Black (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Stash
Nouba Waterproof Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Lipliner in Heavy
Chanel Lipstick in Patchouli
Chanel Lipgloss in Pleasing

Here’s a quick pic of the bride… you can’t really see the detail in her makeup from my distance (I had to zoom in to catch that shot) and with my mediocre camera. We’ll just wait on the professionals for the real ‘beauty’ shots.
But I can tell you what I used:
Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in Chestnut
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix
Shu Uemura Translucent Face Powder
Chanel Blush in Plum Attraction
MAC Eyeshadows in Espresso & Carbon (brows)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream (royal blue)
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Denim
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Dollipop
MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Deviant
Naimies False Lashes
YSL Faux Cils Mascara in Radical Black
Chanel Lipstick in Patchouli
Chanel Lipgloss in Pleasing

Notice that the bride and I are doing the same thing with the lips. So did mom and baby sis of the bride. I used what was out and what worked on everyone! Both colors are stunning and very wearable on a wide range of skin tones. They’re part of the Chanel 2010 Holiday collection.

As a parting gift, I gave the mother of the bride the lipstick, and gave the bride the lip gloss. I often try to leave clients with parting gifts. It’s a habit that I picked up from seasoned (read: much more experienced) make up artists. It is always a good idea to leave your client with a smile, and a lovely (glossy) memory of your work.

**I have an appointment to get my brows done. I know, I know! And I even tweezed up right quick before the makeup… but I was outta time so they got brushed through. They’ll be cleaner by the weekend. Promise!**

Lip Service: Brown and Rose and Red all over

Here are a few new additions to my lip collection. I thought they were worth mention for the best and worst of reasons; One is not what it seems, one is exactly what it seems and the last exceeds all expectations.

Bobbi Brown Black Garnet:
Likely the most interesting addition to the Bobbi Brown Black Velvet collection, Black Garnet Lipstick is neither black nor garnet. Its actually a shimmer brown, both in the tube:

…and on the lips.
I don’t even mind that it’s a shimmer brown. But heaven forbid someone think they were getting anything remotely close to black or garnet… let alone Black Garnet. It’s a pretty pedestrian color, perfect for anyone who wants a functional lipstick (very creamy and long wearing) with a little shimmer to boot.
My next addition is from Nouba in color #54. It’s a metallic red, that would look good to anyone really looking to play dress up:
It is VERY opaque and metallic, not shimmery. On my lips it translates to a brown based red with a metallic sheen:
One coat does the trick. This lipstick can be drying, so a healthy dose of lip balm before application is recommended. But it wears well and is quite the conversation starter. Like… who besides Katy Perry walks around with metallic red lips on the regular? Really?
My final addition (and my favorite) comes courtesy of Chanel, as part of the Soho Story collection. Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt:
It looks really pink in the tube, but translates a brown based rose on the lips. I found this a little dark on fairer skin tones, but it turned into the perfect nude rose on me:
I dare say it’s my perfect rose. And there’s NOTHING like the Rouge Allure Laque formula. Nothing. This is my sixth color in this formula (Dragon being my first and ever favorite) and it never fails to disappoint. It’s a stain and a lipstick and a gloss (note the sheen) all in one. It goes on opaque and wears for a very long time. 
There ya go. A little lip service on a Sunday. Ciao!