When the Night Falls

(oh yeah)

Ahem. I’ve been taking a break from staring despondently at the thunderstorms that have plagued Barcelona for the last month or so, and dragged my fine self back to England for a week. While I’ve been here, I actually put a full face of makeup on (!) and went to London for a gig. This time, I was not too hungover to see Chromeo – small miracles and all that; it’s only taken three years. Oh, and that I managed to stay in Camden, rather than drifting off to the other end of London. Baby steps to responsibility, that’s me.


Anyway, it’s two days after the fact, but here is what I can remember putting on, in something of a hurry to get to the train. Credits to my mother for the photography. Cameras confuse her, so it really was a show of love that she tried handling my beastie and my attempts not to burst out laughing.



(hi there, chubby cheeks. Didn’t miss you in the slightest. And this does look disturbingly similar to some sort of publicity headshot…that won’t happen again.)

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer and hydrating under-eye primer

Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumière

Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and YSL Touche Éclat Shade 01

Bronzer: Chanel Tan de Soleil (no longer available, apparently, but it’s my favourite!)

Blush: Benefit Benetint

Highlighter: Benefit High Beam

Eyeshadows: Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

Eyeliner: MAC Superslick liquid eyeliner and NARS eyeliner pencil (mine is chunkier than this, but it’s the closest equivalent I can find!)

Mascara: Chanel Volume de Chanel mascara

Lipstick: Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Electric Pink matte

…just for shits and giggles, this is what I looked like seven hours later. The face makeup held up incredibly well from all the trauma inflicted; if only I could say the same for my energy levels. Hello, late-night Starbucks.



I’m back to Spain tomorrow for my final two weeks…no, I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone. It doesn’t seem like nine months ago I was atop the Shard, saying goodbye to London, and it really doesn’t feel like so long ago that I was panicking over where to live in Spain or any of those logistical niceties. It’s been the experience of a lifetime, but I’m unbelievably excited to be heading back to my beloved Blighty for good. You may all get excited for my final and most glorious return, also. xxx



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