This past weekend was one of my very favorite friends birthdays- I wanted to film while I was getting ready so you could see the look I put together for his big night! (Something cream, flowy && shiny- who would have guessed?!) I guess you could say the silent caption running throughout this video would be 'I don't wear color, but I'll edit with it'.
1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
2. Urban Decay Naked Palette-Lid: Toasted, Crease: Buck, Brow: Virgin
3. Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara- wait for it- 'Blackest Black'.
4. Rock && Republic 'Shameless'
5. Revlon Lip Butter 'Creamsicle'
6. MAC Lipglass 'Rich & Witty'
7. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish 'Soft and Gentle' [forgot to show on camera]
8. Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
The straightener I used is from ghd, the brushes are from Sigma. I didn't show my foundation because I'm not fond of the formula and it was over $40! I really wanted to have no influence in anyone else making the same mistake as I did purchasing it. [It's the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation- it's raved about all the time, but the formula wears off my face in a matter of hours]. Also, you know how I feel about 'blackest black', 'for real black' && 'XXXtreme!!! Black' mascara titles- but, despite the name, this is the best drugstore mascara I've purchased in months! I've switched to using it full time. It's a dryer formula than I normally go for, but the results are fabulous.
I forgot to show the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish I used on camera- which is, oddly enough- the star of this look. It's very glowy and natural as to not overpower the dress and extremely pale skin/hair- the shimmer applied to the cheekbones && brows gives the perfect luminescent, candle-lit effect.
What I'm Wearing
1. Dress- LF
2. Tights- Nordstroms
3. Heels- Michael Kors
4. Cuffs- Local Boutique
5. Sequin Clutch- Coach
I bought this dress on my most recent trip to LA. I love the neck detailing && the belled sleeve- it could look a little rapunzel, but I like that! It gives a sort of fairytale vibe to the outfit. The dress is actually an oatmeal and pink color- the pink didn't translate too well on camera. I paired the warmer toned dress with rose gold accessories- the sad news? The zipper on my heels broke while filming. It would not zip down! It took me a solid 20+ minutes to get the shoe off without damaging the heel [there was NO WAY I was cutting myself out- ruin a perfectly good pair of heels?! Are you crazy?!] Sigh. The moral of the story is- yes! You can wear open toe shoes in the winter! Just pair them with some tights to create an edgy, current look.
I'm off to New York tomorrow! [Could I BE more excited?!] I'll definitely make sure to film clips from each day again, so expect a style diary from my trip after I'm back! I update my twitter daily [sometimes hourly], so if you want updates while I'm away, make sure to check it out!