First night of the holidays, and Mr AMR and I managed to drag ourselves out to dinner despite being absolutely shattered! I decided to do a bit of a sultry eye to compliment my rather glam leopard print dress (Baum und Pferdgarten) and cracked out Charlotte Tilbury’s Vintage Vamp palette, which has a beautiful array of warm, golden and glittery shadows that can be blended together or patted over one another to create the perfect look. (You can find The Vintage Vamp here, if you want to take a look at the shades.) I used the two darkest shadows to smoke around the lower lashline and into the outer corners, pulling the shadow towards the ends of my brows to create a soft, hazy kind of cat-eye look. If you have blue eyes then this palette is a must-have, it really intensifies them. Great for all eye colours, I imagine, but especially blue.
No foundation, as I have been prepping my skin pre-holiday with a gradual tanner – Clarins’ Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, the Don of all face tanners. Just a couple of drops, added to whatever else you’re applying – moisturiser, face oil, serum, I’ve experimented with them all – and you have the most gorgeous, subtle glow the next day. I’m about to go in for a three-days-in-a-row application, so I’ll let you know just how bronzed I get! I barely let my face into the sun, now, when I’m on holiday – it’s thirty-two degrees where I am in Greece and it’s just too hardcore for my skin. Much better to fake it, and this little bottle of Clarins joy is doing an amazing job. It’s actually on offer at the moment, £15.80 at Escentual.com here.
I finished the look with a sweep of bronzer – Guerlain’s Terra Tropica, which you can read all about here. It has a hint of pink, a little fleck of gold, here and there…just perfect for holiday skin. If you want to snap one up before the very end of summer then they still have a few left online here. It’s a pretty special bronzer!