FOTD: To The Theatre + Sunday Ramble

Evening ladies,

Yesterday I went to the theatre with the ladies of the family (mother and sist in law).
On occasions we do those outings and I enjoy them very much :). I'm blessed with a super friendly sist in law who I love very much and my mother in law (thank god) is also super nice and friendly.

We went to see End of the Rainbow which I cannot recommend enough! It was a superb performance!
I will tell you more about it below.

But as this is a FOTD post here is my make-up look.




As for the e/s- they were super sparkly which wasn't really the intention.


I'm wearing one of my hubby's Ts. I always steal his clothes to potter around! For some reason I always do my make-up first and I get dressed later.


I am in LOVE with these eyelashes! They give you that glam effect without being too much (in my opinion). They are super comfy and they have an invisible band which makes them even more day use friendly. I have small eyes so I cut one bit from each side on both lashes and they fitted perfectly!
 Lips- I'm loving this combo but the actual lip product is a bit drying and it doesn't look that nice if not fixed or retouched.

Products used:

Face 
-Kryolan Cake Make-up (I explain this below!)
-YSL Touche Eclat (under my eyes)

Cheeks
-Soleil Tan De Chanel

Eyes
-Laura Mercier Baked palette- colours used: Ballet Pink (lid), Lilac (outer corner), Sienna (outer corner and crease). See link to my post on this palette here
-MAC Avenue fluid line
-Lash Accelerator mascara in 002 Brown Black by Rimmel
-False lashes: Eylure Naturalites (Upper and bottom lashes duo)- I only used the upper ones. I used DUO (clear) to put them on

Brows
-Christian Eyebrow Make up in Dark Brown (I will do a separate post on this soon. It deserves it!

Lips
-MAC Pro Long Wear lip pencil in Nice N' Spicy (Just to line the lips)
-Cream Puff in Power Puff 2 (?) by Collection 2000


Let me explain.
Yes, I used a theatre/stage foundation (Kryolan Cake Makeup). Why? You must be thinking I'm mad.
Well, no! Ages ago (it could be 10 years ago) my sister Vicky introduced me to cake make up. She was doing the make-up (just for fun) for a band and she used this type of foundation. Not sure where she got the idea from or how she discovered it. I cannot even remember the brand. The thing is that she showed it to me and I tried it and I was amazed! I have to confess I used cake make up for so many years! I even remember hitting pan. Do you know how much you need to use this stuff to hit pan? A lot! 
The cake foundation looks like a powder but it's activated with water. You use a wet sponge and you dab it on the powder and then onto your face. You can get light or super heavy duty coverage (as actors do).
The finish is something you have never seen before. On all these photos I'm only wearing this foundation. Does it look cakey? Does it look powdery? Over the top? Ridiculous? I don't think so.
I didn't even use concealer!!! Nothing!! I have a few spots and redness here and there. Can you see any of that? I don't and I swear these photos were not retouched. I also used flash on these photos and I don't look washed out. You can even see my pores. My sun damage (on my forehead) also looks less noticeable. 
My golden tip when using cake makeup is to pat pat pat and more patting with a damp sponge even when you are happy with the coverage. 
So you see- when people say cake make up is only for stage I say- think again and experiment! I hate when things get categorised: this is for this and that is for that. Why?
You use and experiment with everything and you make your own rules!
It's just make-up- it washes off!

End of the Rainbow
What a fantastic show! It's the story of the last years of Judy Garlan's life.
If you don't know who Judy Garlan is she was the girl from the Wizard of Oz and she was Liza Minnelli's mum!

From young age Judy was addicted to pills for everything. Mainly to keep her going. She was a working child and her mum started giving her pills from the early stages to keep up with her performances.
Sadly, she was hooked for life! Every show was a challenge and she needed her pills to perform the way she did. Even when you see videos of interviews she did you can totally see she's high. 

The show concentrates on her 1968 London comeback where she had to push herself to the maximum as people were expecting a great show every night. What people didn't know was that for every show she needed a handful of pills to sing the way she did.

Her body gave up and she passed away from an overdose at the young age of only 47.

The show is a mixture of anecdotal moments, a lot of live singing and a lot of comedy. 
There are only 3 actors involved Judy, her pianist and file friend and her fiancé.
Tracie Bennett steals the show! She is fabulous and what a voice!
I cannot recommend it enough.
I saw it in Richmond but they are on tour.
Read more about it (please!) here.

The show left me thinking what a sad life she lived.
Yes, she was rich and loved by so many people but she struggled with her love life and her addiction killed her. She pushed herself so much only because people expected her to be brilliant at everything at any time. She was always surrounded by people but deep inside the was a very lonely person. 

I hope you liked my FOTD and I really hope you go to see the show.

And I hope you experiment with cake makeup- it's an entire different foundation world!

Happy Sunday everyone!

XXX

Mercedes 

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  1. Raquel Mesquita

    Raquel Mesquita on 11/27/2011 11:06 p.m. #

    actually amazed with the result of this foundation :) yo&#39;re right: it does not look over the top! :D congrats!! ;)<br /><br />oh and LOVE the eyeshdows

  2. The Peach

    The Peach on 11/28/2011 2:09 a.m. #

    Your skin looks flawless! It is bad to categorize something, when in actuallity, when used with a proper technique you can achieve beautiful results! Your eyes also look beautiful! Love the colors and lashes!

  3. Tali

    Tali on 11/29/2011 8:16 p.m. #

    LOVE those eyelashes! Seriously.. &lt;3 them! They look perfect and fluttery.. I need them!!

  4. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 11/29/2011 9:01 p.m. #

    @Raquel Mesquita: Cake foundation has been one of my top secrets but I thought it was high time I shared it with you guys :) X<br /><br />@The Peach: Thank you!! I actually &quot;felt&quot; pretty with this look :) X<br /><br />@Tali: Thanks! The bottom ones are also decent. I would totally use them for the tops. X

  5. Christine

    Christine on 12/01/2011 2:36 a.m. #

    I absolutely love this eye makeup look, its so pretty :)<br /><br />Xo, Christine‚ô•

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