Today I waned to have a quick run though some of my favourite things to do on the weekend. And at the top of that list is hot dogs. All of the hot dogs, and my favourite hangout of that is Bubbledogs in Fitzrovia.
One thing that isn’t big on my list is spending forever getting ready and that’s where my newfound fave Lin & Lo compact in beautiful coppery Sahara came in handy. At the end of the day I love layering on some shades to turn a skinny daytime eyeliner into a full blown night out look. What I don’t love is lugging an entire suitcase of makeup products around town with me to do it. Lin & Lo‘s compact only has 3 shades. I find that an actual engineering marvel. I’ve been looking for something portable and one has finally come along. The mineral makeup is very pigmented and packs a powerful punch and it easily fits into my overflowing bag (we are talking packed breakfast, lunch, sometimes dinner, snacks, gym kit, trainers, high heels, makeup bag and study books. Every day).
What escapes me to this day is why every other compact I have ever laid my eyes on usually has 4 shades+. The 4th is either a highlighter or an eye liner. If you didn’t highlight in the morning, there is absolutely no way you are going to do the job in a dimly lit bathroom with the help of your fingers after your makeup has migrated so far south at the end of a 12 hour work day that it’s found a shortcut to China. And if you are using the palette at home, I find it highly dubious that you will be dipping your sizeable highlight brush into a pan the size of a pea. And what are you meant to apply that eyeliner residing in the 4th pan of the palette with? Magical thinking probably. If you’ve ever tried to put your face on while on a bus to work, you feel me. Maybe finger-painting isn’t my strong suit, but IMO no way are you going to not end up looking like your toddler decided to turn your face into their latest arts and crafts project while you were asleep. Ergo, no need for all that clutter. 3 basic colours do a brilliant job, one all over the lid, one to add some shade in the crease/corner, and a light dusting of sparkle on the inner corner of the eye if you feel that way inclined. Job jobbed.
Having spent a grand total of 10 minutes fixing my makeup from day to yay, I put my dancing shoes on (that be the sneakers), and headed off to Bubbledogs.