As I type this I have taken refuge from a Twitter gone Mad. In a truly great way. Everyone is tweeting their pride and giggles about the Olympics Opening Ceremony. It has been a stunning and spectacular display and I, personally, was proud to be part of it even if it was just by watching.
So what exactly is my contribution here?
I'm so glad you asked!
Whilst experimenting with make up during the week I hit upon a secret formula for what I think is the longest lasting eyeshadow I've ever worn.
I applied these products on my eyelid at approximately 1pm. By 11pm when I was removing my make up it was still there.
These magic potions? Right here ;) along with a glorious little polish the lovely Jacinta sent down this week :D
So we have the Catrice Browno Mars
GOSH Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil: Going for Gold
and No. 7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in shade 65 Truffle
I hope I shouldn't have to point out the nail polish goes on your nails :P
It's so incredibly shimmery! Both inside and outside. You certainly need a top coat though to prevent chipping.
And so onto where I tell you about the amazing eyeshadow...
I applied a layer of the GOSH eyeshadow to my unprimed eyelid and just blended a little with my finger.
I then used my Real Techniques angled brush to brush a layer of the No. 7 shadow OVER the GOSH eyeshadow.
This photo was taken at about 8pm that night. Pretty much 7 hours since applying it and as you can see though my eyeliner has faded slightly the eyeshadow is still in tact.
In case you are wondering, and because a few have asked, the mascara I'm wearing here is the fantastic little budget friendly NYC Sky Rise Mascara
Great mascara! All round just a real does what it says on the tin. It's fast turned into my daily mascara. The wand is particularly brilliant, thin and tapered and absolutely perfect for getting good coverage on your bottom lashes. And at just £2.49 at www.superdrug.com it's well worth shelling out for. Come on. Trust me on this one, you will not regret it!
And there you have it!
Gold Medal in going the distance.
Hope you enjoyed the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games as much as I did!