My makeup bag typically consists of 5 products and my routine typically takes about 5 minutes. Fancy event? add about an extra 10 minutes.
So when I have to go to an extra fancy event like this indian wedding weekend in Texas a few weeks ago, I've lately been indulging myself to a makeup and hair session. To me, they are so worth the time and effort and I get about 2 hours to relax, sip a glass of wine, and indulge in uninterrupted instagram browsing, text chatting with my bff's, or just read a magazine. Blowout bars and now makeup bars are popping up everywhere so that everybody can get that glam look! Here, makeup and hair cost about $100 including tax & tip and products for each session.
|My Thursday Night Makeup - I asked for "dramatic but still natural"|
|Saturday's reception makeup with Ryan from Blue Mercury. Even looks perfect in the sun!|
Ryan at Blue Mercury worked makeup magic. So awesome that I came back 2 days later for him to do my makeup for the wedding reception (which was black tie festive). I asked him to give me the rundown of the tools of the trade and he was happy to oblige!
- Lune+Aster Real Glow Primer.
- Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation.
- Nars Radiant Concealer.
- Bronzer and contour Gienah from Nars.
- Blush is Nars Taos
- High light is Laura Mercier in Starlight
- Lip its Brown from Bobbi Brown
- Lip liner is Chocolate from Bobbi Brown
- Nars mascara: Audacious
|The final look!|
|I wish I woke up like this...|
The brows, the contouring, the flawless skin? Thank you ryan! My other half was seriously rolling his eyes at the amount of selfies I was taking during the night. LOL. I don't care - how often does mama get to treat herself to a made up face?!
Also want to give props to the 2 girls at the Hair Bar in south lake who did curling iron magic on my tresses in literally 10 minutes. No lie - that's a record. And I have a thick head of hair. Thanks ladies!