Leslie Caron is a talented woman that is still acting today. If you aren’t doing anything this weekend, watch Lili but only if you aren’t scared of puppets. If you hate someone that is scared of puppets, tell them to watch Lili. I’ve always wondered if Leslie Caron had any relation to the House of Caron (her dad was a chemist…) Anyway, Leslie is a gorgeous woman and still to this day we envy her lips. I’m guessing that this photo was taken in the mid-to-late 60′s.
FACE: I applied Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum. Under the eyes I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 with a concealer brush. I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peu Foundation in 02 Beige Clair with a makeup sponge. I did a light dusting of Coty Airspun Powder in Neutral with a powder brush. For this “sunny” look, I applied Physician’s Formula Solar Powder Bronzer in Light with a kabuki brush. I applied this bronzer high on the cheeks as a blush too. – On a side note, I don’t tan for many reasons and one of those reasons is I turn as yellow as Leslie in this pic.
EYES: Brows are dark here so I needed to fill mine in with Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. I applied Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to the lid. From lash line to brows, I applied Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Creme Brulee, a matte light beige. For the rest of the eyeshadows, I’m using Wet n Wild Color Icon Collection in 738 Comfort Zone. There’s a warm brown shimmer labeled “CREASE” that I used in the crease with a blending brush. On the lid I put a little of the pale shimmer shade labeled “BROWBONE”. The eye look is all about the liner. I lined my eyes with L’Oreal Infalliable Eyeliner in Carbon Black. Line top and bottom lashes but leave the lower 1/4 “blank”. Fill this bottom-outer corner with the CREASE shade used before. I curled my lashes and applied a few coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. I then applied Ardell 124 False Eyelashes which I have cut into 3/4 strips.
When I line my eyes completely, David accuses me of being pissed off. I’m sure this look will look less pissy on those that look good in black liner. I wish I blotted the lipstick as it is a moisturizing formula and is too dewy. Blotted I think it would look more “authentic”. Also everyone should have a St. James shirt just because everyone from Picasso to Audrey Hepburn to Leslie Caron to Kurt Cobain have been spotted in one. It’s like the only item in my closet that I like right now.
How has your week been? I’ve been crazy busy and getting stuff done. It’s a good feeling. This weekend I prepare for a trip to Nashville. I hope if I happen to run into any of the mean girls from high school that they have bad skin and have over tweezed eyebrows that are beyond repair. Hey, it’s my blog. I can say mean things if I want to especially when I’m wearing pissed off black eyeliner. However, in reality I hope that I don’t run into anyone from high school. Ever. And in an alternate reality, I really hope they realized that they were terrible mean girls back then and have now decided to be nice girls…with over tweezed eyebrows that are beyond repair.
This week I’ve been:
Reading – Does flipping through the June issue of Elle while you wait for the water to boil count as reading? Because if that counts, that’s what I’ve been reading.
Eating/Drinking – Pear Gorgonzola Frozen Yogurt from Shy Giant.I made a quart last for all of my lunches this week…don’t judge.
Watching – Pyschomania - File under “Best Films Ever”. I only watch garbage BTW. My dream in life is to open a grindhouse named “The Little Grindhouse That Love Built”.
Listening – When you want to get shit done, you listen to Missy Elliott that is if you’re not listening to Azaelia Banks.
Wearing – A wash of Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bold Gold. If you live in a humid climate, you’ll love this formula. It stays put. I’ve been pairing this gold shadow with Clinique High Impact Lip Colour in Cider Berry. That’s my “casual” red lipstick. I’ve been wearing M.Micallef Ylang in Gold because I want to smell like an alcoholic housewife. Hmm…just noticed that gold was a theme this week.
Have a great weekend!
*Leslie Caron pic from www.fanpix.net. Other pics are mine. Post contains affiliate links excluding Inglot.
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