Summer longwear make-up: training day

Last week I attended a residential training course in the beautiful tranquil setting of the Cotswolds Water Park. A fabulous way to spend three days…

… except we were working so hard that we didn’t have time to enjoy the setting or their amazing spa treatments (sad times). A gala dinner had been put on for the last night of the course, in celebration of the hard work we’d put in (good times).

The Gala dinner was a swanky black-tie and pretty frock affair and generally everyone made an effort to scrub up. I took the easy way out and decided I would work a simple day to night longwear make-up look (this enabled me to take a catnap while everyone else was getting ready – result!).

I primed first thing in the morning using Illamasqua Hydraveil and after 2-3 minutes, I applied my creme to powder foundation (Sacha shade, Almond Beige) applying with my Real Techniques Setting Brush lightly all over and touching up where needed. I added a touch of Sleek blush in Life’s A Peach sweeping up from the apples of the cheeks to temples. I used another Real Techniques Setting Brush for my blush and applied the excess to my eyelids.
Then I lined the inner waterline with Sleek Eau La La Liner, coated lashes with Daniel Sandler Babyjet Mascara, and added a slick of lip colour (Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Peach On The Beach). A spritz of Urban Decay All Nighter and I dashed out the door for early class.

After a full day of training, we trooped back to our rooms to get ready for 730pm pre-dinner drinks. I popped into my pj’s and had a cheeky kip until 730pm. My make-up from earlier was still pretty flawless, so I threw my dress on and switched my daytime nude peach lip for Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Red Sunrise. Another spritz of Urban Decay All Nighter and I was out the door. I re-braided my hair on the way to the foyer and was there by 735pm. Impressed yet? No? Well…

… here’s my make-up at the end of the night.

Impressive how good the make-up looked after 18 hours! No touch-ups (except lips) and all I saw was a little t-zone shine!

What can I say except, I love Sacha Cosmetics creme to powder foundation. It’s just awesome.

It’s so good, I have decided to become a UK distribution agent for them. Some may consider my endorsement of Sacha biased, but I only endorse products I really really love. The pictures after 18h wear are proof of the pudding.


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