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Saturday 21 July 2012

Hen night make up!

I recently had the most amazing hen night of all time. It was Mad Men themed (as I love that show but also the 50's/60's style in general) so we all dressed up in our vintage finery, went to Koh for lovely dinner, hen games and cocktail making lessons, followed by dancing and general hilarity. Several penis straws, feather boas and fabulous presents later and I fell into bed..all to get up the following day for champagne afternoon tea in the Merrion Hotel (an experience not to be missed) and pottery painting, which was so much fun! While I'm not going to put up any incriminating photos, I will share what make up was used to make me look like Betty Draper..if you squint..and blur the photos slightly :-)

This was my evening look- hair courtesy of Tony and Guy, spray tan courtesy of my wedding make up artist from the Powder Room Girls, Dublin. The make up is pretty much all from Laura Mercier:

  • Hydrating foundation Primer
  • Silk Creme foundation in Sand Beige (really liking this, I can only wear it when I have fake tan on cause it's way too dark for my regular pale skin but it is a great formula)
  • Secret camouflage concealer
  • Invisible Loose Setting Powder (it's pretty amazing, no doubt there shall be a review to follow!)
  • Rose Bloom blush
  • Rose Shimmer bloc
  • Baby doll lip glace (I felt this was a bit pale though, so I replaced it with my Chanel Levres Scintillantes, no 169 later in the evening. It was actually a perfect match for the pink in my dress. Yay!)
  • Eyes: Black liner and lashes from Shu Uemura. Shadow is a combination of various shades from the Urban Decay Naked Palette (my favourite), as applied skillfully by my second soon to be sister in law, the lovely Bella of For Stella and Bob fame.
The following day I went for a similar look but more daytime appropriate:

I used basically all the same make up, except with the addition of my Clarins Bronzing Primer, YSL Terra Saharienne bronzer/blusher  and YSL gloss/stain in Rouge Philtre.  C'est ca!

I would like to thank my fabulous family (especially my amazingly lovely sister in law-to-be, "A" *confidentiality at all times!* and beloved three sisters, all of whom made such a huge effort with all the organising) and friends for an unforgettable weekend, yiz are all the bestest ever!


  1. I love your blue and white dress its soo cool, can you tell where it is from?

    Rose x

    1. Thanks Rose, I got it from Oasis. I just checked online there for you, it wasn't there but I'd say it could well still be in stores! xx

  2. You look stunners! A ladylike hen? Well I never ;)

  3. You looked stunning, love the theme idea. I bet you all looks amazing :D

  4. You look stunning young one ;) xx

  5. this makeup look is so classy, perfect for a garden party!

    I absolutely adore your blog. The makeup is wonderful and I'll really love to try that out!

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