It goes without saying that I love an excuse to get dolled up and socialize with friends. Last night, I attended the mid-summer release party for Amelie G magazine, a local fashion publication that’s recently gone national. The event was hosted at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and featured nibbles, music and a brass band to hype the crowd. Just a sweep of the eyes over the party-goers would tell you it was all about who was wearing what. Below, a few of my favorite attendees (and a couple of vanity shots).
A little ’70s glamour with a touch of Vampira.
And, of course, the makeup run-down:
- Face – Chanel Vitalumière Moisture Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15 in Clair. This liquid foundation provides me with the dewy complexion I crave. I have troublesome skin that is flakey in some areas and, without TLC, it is just plain dull. I don’t mind the bit of extra shine on my nose (where I am oiliest), because I would rather have excessive “glow” than to have a dry, ashy complexion. Additionally, I use Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base before I apply my foundation. Ladies, if you don’t use a primer because you think it isn’t worth the money, you couldn’t be more misguided. Le Blanc de Chanel fills in my “lines” (yes, I know I’m not wrinkly, but still…), minimizes pore size and gives my foundation a smoother canvas to work on. Find a primer that works for you and USE. IT. It’s a game changer.
- Lip color – CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Spellbound. I haven’t purchased CoverGirl products since high school, but after reading the rave reviews, I ventured out to my nearest CVS and bought two. It’s moisturizing and long-wearing. And by long-wearing, I mean that I can wear it to bed and wake up with it still in place. Er, not that I’ve done that or anything.
- Eye liner – Milani Liquif’eye Eye Liner Pencil in 01 Black. I’ve been a fan of Milani for a few years. It’s one of those under-the-radar drugstore brands, but most of the products I’ve tried have really delivered. This pencil goes on creamy and dries to a bright blacker-than-black fortress. In normal conditions, it’s pretty transfer-proof, but in the most humid New Orleans nights, it doesn’t quite hold up. I love it anyway, especially for the price.
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