The Weekend Post #47: Ain’t No Party Like a Makeup Party

A long sleepy Sunday stretches ahead. No plans, just me, my PJ’s and The Office boxset await, but being a bit of a makeup maven how could I resist a quick play. I mean – there ain’t no party like a makeup party, right? I find days where you don’t need to leave the house are the best for experimenting with new products, refining techniques and editing my favourite picks to sport for the proceeding week. I’ve already had a wee little play with my stash (the lure of a quick makeup test is enough to get me out of bed at 7am), and despite a mega fail while giving blue eyeshadow a go a few good’uns have stood out…

Ever since it landed on my doorstep I’ve been dying to give the Urban Decay Vice Palette* a whirl. Packed to the brim with dashing brights, taupey neutrals and shimmering sparklers there’s something for everyone in UD’s latest limited edition offering. The boldest, bright blue ‘Chaos’ has been winking at me since it’s arrival and was in fact the culprit of the eyeshadow disaster – blended up to the brows was not a good look on my weary morning face. However drawn on as a liner with lashings of mascara I think this bright choice could work. Other noteable picks include the shades, ‘Nevermind’ a sandy brown, ‘Provocateur’ ร‚ย a shimmering taupe and ‘Jagged’ a khaki gold. Continuing on the bold theme with lips, there are two picks that I’ll be throwing on over the next week when a loud lip occasion arrives – Rimmel’s Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 110 and Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen in Hot Rose Sinner*. Now I originally had the Rimmel shade in 110 in my grips, however it found its way into one of my friend’s makeup bags, but when I saw Lily wearing it the other day and saw how bloomin’ long it lasted I just had to pick a new tube up. After throwing it on again this morning, I’m impressed – an almost neon red that’s ridiculously easy to apply. The other shade I gave ago this dawn is Lipstick Queen’s Hot Rose Sinner. Poppy King has recently added 10 new shades to her lipstick line, each available in a ‘Sinner’, a richly pigmented and opaque formula or ‘Saint’, a sheer glossy texture. Nice idea. Hot Rose Sinner is the perfect bright pink that until now I hadn’t discovered. Less purple than something like MAC’s Impassioned it makes your teeth look super duper white and sticks around like no other. I’m still sporting it’s remnants now even after a swipe of Bioderma.

Makeup party over, it’s time to wash it all off, perhaps indulge in a ‘Triple Threat Facial‘ and snuggle back under the covers for a nap. All this partying wears me out. Shhhhhh don’t tell….


  • supercontinental

    Ooh which Guerlain blush is that? Is the RT brush from the travel collection?

  • 5thavenuemelbourne

    Ah I love having a bit of a makeup party for one. Experimenting with products is fun! X

  • Sandy

    I love a makeup party!
    Whenever I’m tidying my room I always get caught up in one! Both eyes with different shadow and my boldest lipstick ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Great post.

  • Hannah

    When I read this title I thought of S-Cub 7 straight away! You are such an amazing blogger Anna and such an inspiration to me ๐Ÿ™‚ You look stunning as usual and I just wanted to let you know that I love you so much. Your blog and videos are incredible. I hope you realise how exceptionally stunning and gorgeous you are Anna! I love you so much xxxx

  • Tanya Ruan

    Such a sweet post! My Sunday was like yours but instead of The Office, I’m watching Friends. x

  • waking up at 7am on a sunday takes effort- you must love makeup!x

  • abeautyromance

    Great post as always!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ รขโ„ขยฅ

  • joysteib

    Love your post and the twist that comes along with it….great review and convincing to the point that I must have it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Kellina’s Thoughts

    who doesn’t love a relaxed cosy sunday!

  • Blair

    I’ve been searching for the Kate Moss Matte Lippies since forever ago…. Still have not found one in any drugstore within a ten mile radius of me!! Help me :'( xx

  • Laura

    This is one of my favourite things to do. I love experimenting with products, trying brushes in new ways or doing a full face look for the hoovering. I love the sound of the Sinner finishes so I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled!

    Laura xo

  • Ameenah

    What a fabulous idea! And yes, you’re right, the triple threat facial seems like a great idea after that! Haha! xx

  • anon_fashion

    I adore this post! It really is a great idea, I love experimenting with makeup too, hate the taking it off bit!


  • I do this all the time, especially when I should be doing something else, like work -oops ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Ambarina Hasan

    Love this! Love doing nothing but playing with my make-up – so relaxing and so energising at the same time ๐Ÿ™‚ And those two shade (110 and Hot Rose Sinner are my two current faves – they were Day 12 and Day 24 respectively in my #ALipADay series ๐Ÿ™‚ Might tweet you them if I get my act together (and tear myself away from playing with all my make-up!!!) xXx

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  • Emilie Garnes

    such a fun post:)
    as always, I love your blog!

    xx Em

  • Katie Fawcett

    As usual, great post. Can’t beat messing about with make up, it makes me feel like a little girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    Katie xo

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  • Glow Getter

    Anna – please do an updated makeup collection!