My MAC makeover for the BAFTAs

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The girls – Lily, Zara and Ella (watch Lily’s vlog for some great footage from the day)

My dress  – Gorgeous Couture

Every now and again a particular email falls into your inbox and makes it near impossible not to let out a little squeal and click reply immediately. This very situation happened a few weeks ago when MAC Cosmetics invited me along to the Corinthia Hotel for a serious A list pamper session before heading off to the BAFTAs, complete with a red carpet entrance and dinner at Balthazar, concluded by a late night ticket to the after party. There were so many highlights from the day it is hard to compress them all down into one post, but rubbing shoulders (literally) with Matt le Blanc and walking down the red carpet feet in front of Alan Carr are definitely worth a mention!

Following my hair appointment with the Mark Hill team I headed to the MAC suite to have my makeup done for the occasion. I don’t know about you but I am always a bit fearful about entrusting someone else with my makeup. I like the security of doing my own makeup the way I like it so very rarely indulge in makeovers and can find the whole experience a bit daunting. However after two minutes chatting with my MAC makeup artist Charlie, I knew I had nothing to worry about. She understood exactly the type of look I usually go for but pepped it up a bit with the addition of some lashes, eyeliner on the waterline (a rarity for me) and a glossy lip. I really liked the finished look, and felt it all tied in perfectly with the hair and the dress, so I thought I would give you a quick run down of the products she used. Several of them have already winged their way onto my wishlist, in particular Pearl cream colour base which is a gorgeous, gorgeous highlighter!

Face:
Face & Body foundation, Select Cover-up, Mineralize Skinfinish, Melba powder blush, Pearl cream colour base to highlight cheeks and brows.

Eyes and lips:
Mulch eyeshadow, Dipdown fluidline, false lashes (sorry, can’t remember which number!) Lovelorn lipstick, Partial to Pink Cremesheen Glass lipgloss. All products available online.

What do you think of the finished look and did you tune into the BAFTAs last week?

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26 Comments

  1. 22nd May 2013 / 9:38 pm

    sounds like a great event! You look stunning 😀 xx

  2. 22nd May 2013 / 9:55 pm

    You look gorgeous Milly! Hope you had a great time being pampered and rubbing shoulders with celebs. I would have clamped on to Alan Carr and never let go, I love him! Lol x

  3. 22nd May 2013 / 9:56 pm

    You all look stunning. I love your makeup and dress and that lippy is stunning. Sounds so fun!

    Sophierosehearts x

  4. 22nd May 2013 / 10:55 pm

    beautiful look, you look great! <3

  5. 23rd May 2013 / 2:32 am

    looks beautiful! great brows haha!xx

  6. 23rd May 2013 / 3:43 am

    your makeup looks flawless, and it really does match your outfit and hair so perfectly

  7. 23rd May 2013 / 4:12 am

    You all look amazing! Your dress and makeup are just perfect 🙂 the colour suits you really well. Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

  8. 23rd May 2013 / 8:54 am

    This sounds amazing! As if you rubbed shoulders with Matt Le Blanc haha amazing. You looked beautiful 🙂 xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  9. 23rd May 2013 / 5:11 pm

    Lucky girl!
    <3

  10. 23rd May 2013 / 8:16 pm

    The dress is perfection, you look stunning x

  11. 23rd May 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Wow you all look beautiful!! x

  12. 27th May 2013 / 3:58 pm

    Aw you look UH-MEZZIN! Absolutely beautiful, you stand out as the most gorgeous on the photo 🙂

    Love Kate at prettylittleus

    xxx