Make Up for the BRRRRRRR

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Me and the cold don’t get on. I turn into a cranky old crow instantly – all hunched over with a face like I’ve eaten something nasty. And my skin! Cold and wind are probably the worst enemies to a glowing complexion – and while shooting in NY this year I had to find ways to combat this skin/weather stress.

Extra moisturiser is an obvious go-to, but the build up under foundation encourages clogged pores and an over made up face.

Bobbi Brown came up with my answer. Her Luminous Moisturising Treatment Foundation – at first I dismissed it as another name for yet another ‘alphabet’ cream (BB, CC, EE sigh…) – but I was wrong.

bobbi brown luminous treatment foundation

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Treatment Foundation

 

 Bobbi Brown Luminous Treatment Foundation

Ms Brown was being very precise with her packaging – this really is a great moisturiser and proper foundation rolled into one.

It’s not a BB cream because it gives real foundation coverage – and the colours are fantastic. They tend to end up a shade darker once they’re worked onto the skin – and I used 2 shades (I always do with foundation). The darker shade for the outer edge of my face (The Frame) and the lighter shade for my T Zone. (I talk about this key foundation application tip in one of our tutorials for Net a Porter which you can see here)

Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

So, in the cold climes I use a vitamin c boosting serum like the magical  SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, and then work the BB foundation directly on top. Marvellous.

I used it for my appearance on The Wendy Williams show earlier this year -with a heavy black liquid line on top eyelids (Stila),and Julie Hewitt rouge on my cheeks.Stila-Stay-All-Day-Waterproof-Liquid-Eyeliner-1

I literally curled my eyelashes and applied mascara in the car on the way to the show – I used Eyeko and a steady hand.Julie Hewett CHEEKIE

My pink and yellow Marni dress and Jimmy Choo studded shoes completed my defiance of the cold weather outside.

Thandie at The Wendy Show

Selfie in the car on the way to the show

There’s 2 shades for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In my Shrimps coat with Wendy

In my Shrimps coat with Wendy

 

 

 

 

Two Bobbis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus I had my fake fur Shrimps coat to roll up into before I hit the snowy NY streets after (and popped into Solange’s NY store on Madison on the drive home. I did have a limo chauffeuring me around- thanks Wendy-so I made the most of it!)

Kicking back at Solange Azagury Partridge's Madison Avenue store

Kicking back at Solange Azagury Partridge’s Madison Avenue store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selfie in the car on the way to the show

Selfie in the car on the way to the show

 

 

I’m not moving to Siberia any time soon – but if I did, I know what I’d pack in my kit bag.

 

I’m not moving to Siberia any time soon – but if I did, I know what I’d pack in my kit bag!

 

 

I’m not moving to Siberia any time soon – but if I did, I know what I’d pack in my kit bag.

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