I have been really late in posting this, but life and work have been getting the best of me this past month. That in itself can be a good thing; a busy freelancer is a successful one. For now, let’s cast our minds back to the busiest blogging week in February, London Fashion Week. My Fashion Week was basically a lets-cram-as-much-into-a-day-as-we-can kind of day. I hit 4 designer showcases, luckily all at the same venue on the Strand, had a lovely lunch at Ladurée, then heading to Fitzrovia to the Smashbox flagship store on Mortimer Street for a LFW blogger talk/ makeup event LOOKxSmashbox.

 

 


I spent the day hanging out an old friend and we took advantage of the time out and headed out for lunch after the fashion showcase. We actually skipped the Look blogger talks (slightly bummed to miss Really Ree and Zara Martin, both of whom I really like) as we were far too busy busy tucking into the most amazing macarrons at Ladurée… ahem… but actually that worked in our favour as we’d missed the queues at Smashbox and got straight into our makeovers.

The deal was simple. Get a lip or eye makeover, snap a selfie, Tweet or Insta with the LOOKxSmashbox tag and you get a nice little goodie bag with the most recent issue of Look Magazine, a full size Smashbox Always Sharp 3D waterproof liner (rrp £16) some energy snacks, Propercorn popcorn, a Bounce Energy ball (basically a granola bar), a bottle of Fiji Water (they are everywhere right now) and most importantly a voucher code for 20% off Smashbox products throughout LFW. 

There were special selfie stations set up in the studio store, with the most amazing ring lights. I now see the appeal of ring lights for selfie lovers. Such a lovely glow.

 

On to the makeovers…

I was already wearing shadows from the Full Exposure palette and so chose to go for a lip makeover. I picked a nice deep fuchsia but then realised that it wasn’t that different from my normal look. So I checked with the artist whether she’d mind doing an ombre lip. She was very enthusiastic as she’d done mainly eye looks all day and so we decided on a two-tone ombre using Disorderly (a deep brick red) and Out Loud (a burnt orange). The artist really took her time and blended it out well. Once we were done I headed over to one of the selfie stations, and here is the final look.

Overall it was a fun event and I tried out a new product, and got to have a lovely chat with some of the Smashbox artists about the products we love, and products we were sad to see go (Liquid Halo Gel Foundation was top of our lists of woefully gone but not forgotten items), and who doesn’t love a nice bit of beauty banter?