My dress - Gorgeous Couture
Every now and again a particular email falls into your inbox and makes it near impossible not to let out a little squeal and click reply immediately. This very situation happened a few weeks ago when MAC Cosmetics invited me along to the Corinthia Hotel for a serious A list pamper session before heading off to the BAFTAs, complete with a red carpet entrance and dinner at Balthazar, concluded by a late night ticket to the after party. There were so many highlights from the day it is hard to compress them all down into one post, but rubbing shoulders (literally) with Matt le Blanc and walking down the red carpet feet in front of Alan Carr are definitely worth a mention!
Following my hair appointment with the Mark Hill team I headed to the MAC suite to have my makeup done for the occasion. I don't know about you but I am always a bit fearful about entrusting someone else with my makeup. I like the security of doing my own makeup the way I like it so very rarely indulge in makeovers and can find the whole experience a bit daunting. However after two minutes chatting with my MAC makeup artist Charlie, I knew I had nothing to worry about. She understood exactly the type of look I usually go for but pepped it up a bit with the addition of some lashes, eyeliner on the waterline (a rarity for me) and a glossy lip. I really liked the finished look, and felt it all tied in perfectly with the hair and the dress, so I thought I would give you a quick run down of the products she used. Several of them have already winged their way onto my wishlist, in particular Pearl cream colour base which is a gorgeous, gorgeous highlighter!
Face & Body foundation, Select Cover-up, Mineralize Skinfinish, Melba powder blush, Pearl cream colour base to highlight cheeks and brows.
Eyes and lips:
Mulch eyeshadow, Dipdown fluidline, false lashes (sorry, can't remember which number!) Lovelorn lipstick, Partial to Pink Cremesheen Glass lipgloss. All products available online.
What do you think of the finished look and did you tune into the BAFTAs last week?