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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Birthday Party Makeup Look

I threw a birthday party recently. And of course it was another opportunity for me to play with makeup. Unfortunately, the damned helium balloons took up a lot of my time and I had to do my hair and makeup as guests arrived. I achieved it all in approximately 45 minutes. I am definitely not trying to show off here. I actually forgot to put on my press-on manicure and perfume. Any how, it did not matter; no one noticed. My party didn't go exactly the way I planned it but ultimately, it was still a success! Everyone had a blast and I was really pleased. I guess the fun things in life are usually spontaneous.

Because I was in a hurry, I kept my makeup as simple as possible. Here's a list of products that I used. I'm really glad I chose them because they lasted all day.

  1. YSL Touche Eclat Foundation BR30
  2. hedkandi lashes by Eylure - Twisted Disco 
  3. MAC blush in Dame 
  4. Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in Cashmere 
  5. Rimmel London Waterproof Gel Liner in Black
  6. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara in Extreme Black 
  7. Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Celestial 
  8. Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Alloy
  9. NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Charcoal and Dark Brown  
  10. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer 

I decided against doing a makeup tutorial for this look because it's simple and easy. I forgot to take a close-up of my face so the photo above is as close as it gets. Sorry, everyone! 

Ever had a party that didn't go according to plan but still turned out awesome? Please do share! 


  1. You look gorgeous love, i love your dress too!

  2. this is great ty! how are you liking the ysl foundation?? have you got a review on that??

    1. Thank you, Lisa! Yes, I really like the foundation and I'll have a review up soon. :)

  3. You look lovely, hope you had the best birthday :)

  4. Happy birthday!!! You look gorgeous! I always leave makeup until the last minute and then do the usual look (as it's the quickest). You look stunning on your blog header - Rimmel on your lips or something else? xx

    1. Thank you, Ms Jelena!! :) And yes, it's Rimmel Apocalips in Stellar (my fave!).

  5. My parties never go as planned :) Big surprise if they ever did but you loo great :) Happy Birthday!

  6. Wow I can't believe you only took 45 mins! You looked as beautiful as ever <3 And the party was a blast!
    lots of love! xMY

  7. I am so in love with my YSL touche eclat foundation, its such a great product! <3 <3 I am definitely going to have to try out the Mac Dame blush, it looks like such a beautiful colour. I recently had a birthday too! Please check out my birthday makeup post if you get the chance xoxo