January sucks. No matter how I try to put a positive spin on the first month of the year, it’s inevitably rubbish. Rather than shoehorning myself into a fake good mood, I’ve decided to embrace January and wallow in the wistful melancholy of winter. I’m hauled up at home, working from my kitchen table and listening to poignant country songs. I’m a fan of First Aid Kit and this version of Emmylou is one of my favourites. They’re playing in London at the end of the month.

Despite my self-indulgent, Country-Western inspired sorrow, I find doing my make-up cheering. I’ve gone for gold and bronze tones to lift my vampire skin and a feline flick to match my guest star, Cleo the kitten.


Here’s the list of products I’ve used:

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Clinique Airbrush Concealer
Laura Mercier eyeshadow pallete (I bought it in the January sales and it’s no longer available. Any gold/bronze eyeshadow will do)
Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner
Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Estee Lauder Mascara
Bobbi Brown Brow Shaper and Hair Touch Up
Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Blush

The brushes I’ve used are from Real Techniques, Mac and Bobbi Brown. The Real Technique brushes are amazing, I’ll be investing in more because they’re brilliant and affordable.

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