Yea that title is a total oxymoron. On Saturday I went along on my future niece –in-law’s hen party with a gang of girls in their early 20s. It wasn’t too bad as my older sisters (one of whom is mother of the groom) as well as the mother of the bride were there so the oldies were only slightly outnumbered.

The plan was to go to Carrick-on-Shannon for some fun activities, such as sumo wrestling, obstacle course, Velcro wall and a bucking rodeo bull thing along with some other bits and pieces and then a night out with dinner and drinks. With the wedding less than two weeks away I’m afraid Arnica has become my new best friend but it was some craic and we nearly busted our sides laughing. Anyway, wearing a tracksuit on my chunky butt in front of a bunch of young wans is bad enough, there was no way I was going without some makeup. Obviously this is one of those situations where a fully face of slap isn’t really appropriate so I needed to be careful to make it look like I wasn’t wearing any but still look like I am actually naturally fabulous.  So here is what was on my face:

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MAC Prep & Prime BB Cream (review here)

MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural

Clinique Blushwear Creamstick in Peachy Blush (review here)

Unfortunately the schedule got off track so there was very little time to shower and get properly glammed up for dinner and drinks. There was a mad dash to literally slap on some slap. For the night out this is how I did my makeup:



Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h foundation
Bobbi Brown colour corrector
MAC Pro Long wear Concealer
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural Light as finishing powder
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Dark for contouring
MAC Blush in Peaches


MAC Mineralise eye shadow in Fireside – crease
MAC All that Glitters- lid
Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner Black Violet
Loreal Virtuose Mascara

The finished look:

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What products do you use to look like you’re not wearing any makeup?
How do you do your makeup when you are pressed for time?

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