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Classic, romantic look in hopes to win Mr. Right a/k/a iPad 2


I knew it would be a long day ahead of me, so I wanted to keep my makeup light and classy. After all, it was the iPad 2, so who was I going to impress whole standing in line? The iPad 2 launched Friday, March 11, 2011. I did not want the iPad 2, but I am known for accomplishing the impossible or things with odds stacked highly against me. Remember when Xbox 360 was sold out in 2005, and no store had them for months? I had no interest in the gaming system, until someone told me I couldn't get one. 

Never challenge someone who is practically ambitious! I went to the east Circuit City on Highway 50, which is now the Hobby Lobby that very same day. The last one in stock was mine. Sheer luck, if you will, but I call it determination and spite.

I was determined just to see if I could be so lucky for the Apple iPad 2 launch. As I awoke and got ready for work, I wanted my makeup to last until the wee hours of the night without feeling mask like. I began with cleansing my face, applying Neutrogena moisturizer, then used my fingers to apply MAC Studio Fix liquid foundation in NC 44 over most of my face. NC 45 was used on my forehead and blended into the NC 44 where both colors met. To contour my cheekbones, NC 50 was blended with a small brush just under the bones. 

For the eyes, I kept it simple - a light wash of a shimmery, light, powder pink over entire eye area on the top lid up to the brow bone. Copper was added in a thin line to the crease. Charcoal grey was swept into the outer corners in somewhat of a V shape. To more cleverly draw attention to the eyes without too much eyeliner, I used an eyeliner heavily pigmented with carbon particles to start at the outer second third of the top lid to the end. The liner was slightly winged out for a cat eye effect, then topped off with MAC Studio Fix Mascara I. Black. MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NW 30 was patted under the eye to cover dark cycles then set with Studio Fix powder foundation in NW 30.

Since I was not going to have refreshments in line like Apple offered the crowd in San Francisco, I wanted to make sure my cheek color remained with a healthy glow. A muted pink MAC blush was dusted with the small brush onto only the apples when I smiled, which left a nice, rosy glow. MAC Select Sheer pressed powder in NC 45 set the look. I was not able to locate my red lipstick and thought it might be a bit much for the evening's event, so I used a pinkish neutral color.

This look lasted from approximately 09:00 to 21:30 through getting lost downtown, a business meeting, running errands, work, and then the Apple iPad pandemonium.the weather in Orlando was beautiful, so the makeup did not melt or require touchups. If you remember, that was not the night I went home with Apple's new toy, but at least my makeup withstood the grueling line.

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This article was remotely published on an Apple iPad 2. Please excuse brevity, typos, and/or abbreviations. 

Notes: Photos were informal snapshots taken with an iPhone 3Gs.

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