Anniversary Dinner Look
Yesterday was my 8th wedding anniversary, and for a makeup person, this calls for a special look for obvious reasons, but it's vexing.
It was me, but new and special, and somehow youthful.
Do I make myself look like I did when we met and dated, to remind him of the romance? Do I recreate a wedding look to commemorate the special day? Do I put on a current look, which could betray my age and make him wish he didn't buy this aged old cow? Do I try something new to show him I'm still full of awesome surprises after all these lengthy years? Do I go all natural to show him that this particular cow did relatively decently in the ageing department, affirming his monumental life choice of a wife?
I landed on a look I felt nailed the moment. I snapped a few pics on the way to dinner to share. The look was "me", because there was a lot of brightness, but new, because there was less coverage and color than I typically do even on a Sunday with no plans, and special, because it was a different natural look, and somehow a smidge youthful.
It was an uber-natural look for a "full-face makeup person," but I just had to mark it with a gigantic cat-eye. Gotta do me. (Isn't that why he married me?)
I used knock-em-dead Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner (which comes in the most gorgeous container in the galaxy), my usual mascara trifecta, YSL Beauty Volupté Tint-In-Oil in "Red My Lips" and a very light dusting of a very pigmented Becca blush suggested by my YouTube hero, Wayne Goss. See video below. (Yes, during my Sephora spring VIB 15% off haul, I bought everything he recommended.)
Cheers to another 80 years. Of me and Sephora.
Just kidding... of me and my husband.
Xx, Mom in Mascara