Texans, it might surprise you to find out, are not what one might call an understated people.
We don’t really do subtlety or nuance or cynicism, all things necessary for good fashion. Austin, for all its coolness, is not a fashion city. And you know? That’s okay by me.
However, during South by Southwest, the music and film festival that brings a bazillion people streaming into my town this week from all over the world, a sort of Underground railroad of fashion springs up.
Last night I went to an event at one of the stops and it necessitated Serious Fashion Makeup.
I was particularly inspired by Sam Chapman’s tutorial on her version of the look which had a little bit more of a 1920’s feel that suits me better than the 80’s redux of the MAC visuals.
Since it was a bit misty last night and I knew I had a few stops to make before returning to Château Gâteau for the evening, I wanted to make sure the makeup stayed in place BUT I didn’t want to use a hardcore fixative.
I don’t own a full bottle of this, I just got it as a free sample of the neutral (white in the bottle, goes on clear) from Sephora. This look lasted all night through three venues and a brief episode where I got caught in a light rain. I pressed the pigment powders onto the skin while the primer hadn’t completely absorbed and let me tell you, although it blended beautifully, that makeup wasn’t going ANYWHERE.
This stuff is great and I highly, HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you have problems with make-up “traveling” or if you choose not to use oil-based products on the eye (I can’t because it’s bad for my eyelash extensions). I couldn’t feel it on my face, the look stayed flawlessly loud and it washed right off with a cleansing pad.
Verdict: Two Enthusiastic Bottoms Up