I woke up at 8am on the day of the event. I went through my normal morning routine, which you can read all about here, checked some emails and made sure my apartment was in tip-top shape (the shower was held at my apartment). I applied an SK-II facial treatment mask while I worked a little on my computer.
At 10:45am I had booked a hair appointment with one of my two go-to hair stylists Allen Thomas Wood. Side note: I believe that Allen (Bumble and bumble) and Tiffani Pachett (Suite Caroline) are the best in town, which is why I’m always recommending them to my friends for cut and styling.
I arrived at Bumble with dirty hair and with a set of clip-on extensions that I had bought earlier that week at Wigs Plus. I know the name is so bad, but it’s the best place. The hair is real too and not crazy expensive. Normally I think extensions are super cheesy, but my hair is finally in such a good place right now, so I wanted a little extra hair for thickness, not necessarily length. From 10:45-11:45am, Allen washed, blow-dried, added extensions, cut the extensions, and then Sarah Jessica Parker-style curled my hair. Can you believe it?
Next I rushed over the to MAC store on Bleecker and asked them to apply a set of super natural looking eyelash extensions. Everyone knows that I swear by Revitalash, but for big events, I love a good set of lashes. They make for such great pictures. I got MAC Lash 3. They are jet-black, super thick at the base and not overly long, so they look completely real and completely awesome.
Afterwards, I hurried home and started my makeup.
Firstly, I washed my hands. You never know what New York City might leave on those puppies.
I then applied SK-II eye patches and misted my face using SK-II Mid-Day Essence. Immediately after, I applied a little bit of Tata Harper’s Facial Moisturizer. I waited about 20 minutes for the eye patches to set in and then removed them. I started the real makeup portion with Guerlain Meterorites Primer. Then I mixed in a little Le Metier de Beauty Anti-Aging Complex and blended it into my neck using my RMS Beauty brush. Next, I used RMS Beauty “Un” Cover concealer in shade II under my eyes, eyelids and around my nose. I blended again with RMS Beauty Concealer Brush. Then I used RMS Beauty Living Luminizer on my eyelids, around my eyes and on the brim of my nose. I used the Master Mixer on my cheekbones and lids for a warm rose gold hue.
Next came the eyeliner. I used Milk Makeup Eye Marker to create a thin black line on my upper lids and to really set the lashes. I then applied the tiniest bit of Milk Makeup Oil Blush in Deep Pink and blended using my fingers. Next, using a small fluffy brush, I applied RMS Beauty “Un” Power to make sure I wasn’t completely shiny (especially for pictures). I applied a little Guerlian bronzing powder on top of that so I didn’t look too pale.
Last but not least, I used two different glosses on my lips. I felt like with the hair and the eye, I had a lot going on so I wanted something plump and bitten. I used Smashbox O-Plump Intuitive Lip Plumper and Smith & Cult Lip Stain in Sweet Suite for a juicy pink punch of color.
Then came the champagne…