About three weeks ago, while my dad was in the hospital, I was reminded that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra was coming to town to play. My dad and I have always wanted to see TSO, for years now, and with my dad being in the hospital, and seeing the various patients and overall sadness throughout the floor, I realized that it was time to seize the moment and just do it. It’s time to check an item off my bucket list, and my dad was excited to go. It worked out that he was being discharged just two days before the concert, which was this past Friday night. My husband, dad, and I were incredibly happy to see the show and had no idea what to expect. It was beyond our expectations, but more on that inside. I’ve got my full makeup look from that night for you in this post. Granted, no one really saw my makeup too much since we were at a concert, but the idea of going out to a holiday-themed concert on a Friday night was different than my usual routine, so I wanted to be a little festive.
[Some items used were press samples.]
For my eye makeup, I used my trusty LORAC Pro Eyeshadow Palette. I talk about this palette often, and I’ve already hit pan on a few of the shades in it. This palette sits on my vanity right next to my mirror because I use it so often. I used a shimmering taupe shade over my entire eyelid, up past my socket, and along my lower lash-line. I used a fluffy blending brush to blend my socket out so it looked seamless. Then, I applied a dark matte brown to the outer third of my eye, and the bottom third of my lash-line. Using the same fluffy blending brush, I made sure to blend the darker color in well, to create a look of blended dimension. I added black liquid liner to my upper lashes and flicked it out. I used a flesh colored liner on my lower water-line to open up the eye and make myself look well-rested.
PRODUCTS USED ON MY EYES:
- LORAC Pro Palette
- Stila Kajal Eyeliner in “Topaz” (for the water-line)
- NYC Liquid Liner in “Black” (for the upper lash-line)
- Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara
For my lips, I used Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick in “La Sensuelle.” What a STUNNING shade! I picked this one out by chance online, and I adore it. Chanel products always feel so luxurious, and this one is no different. It’s fantastically pigmented and leaves a satin finish. It says it is a matte lipstick, but it’s not completely flat. I think this shade is so flattering because it’s not a total burgundy shade, it’s more of a plum-burgundy. The plum-violet tones in it keep it really neutral and flattering for anyone.
PRODUCTS USED ON MY LIPS:
- Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in “La Sensuelle”
- Milani Lip Liner in “07 – Brandy”
My face makeup is simple and light. I used foundation and contoured my cheeks with bronzer. I also highlighted my cheekbones. I like to keep my face makeup neutral and soft when I’m doing bold lips.
PRODUCTS USED ON MY FACE:
- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5
- Too Faced “Hotel Heiress” Bronzer
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
For my hair, I used my 1 1/4 inch curling iron from Hot Tools and curled 1 inch sections away from my face. I used my fingers to break up the curls and tousle them a bit once they cooled. This gave me nice big curls a la Victoria’s Secret. If you noticed, by the way, good eye…I got rid of my ombre hair and dyed my hair back to a medium brunette shade. It felt good to get rid of my ombre for the time being!
I truly believe every single person should go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at least once in their lifetime. I had no idea what to expect going in, but I was immediately blown away by them. Not only are they ridiculously talented musicians, but they truly pour their heart, soul, and sweat into the show. I was exhausted just watching them! The show had tons of pyrotechnics, from fire to fireworks. There were lasers everywhere with flashing lights to the music, and it was so visually creative that I couldn’t keep my eyes off of the stage. It was the only concert I’ve ever been to where there were literally people from ages 2 to 92 rocking out and clapping their hands. It’s the perfect family-oriented show to take your kids to, as well. I couldn’t stop myself from bopping my head, clapping my hands, and tapping my foot. It was BEYOND my expectations.
I’m a very creative soul and I feed off of other creative people. I sat at the show completely transfixed and felt my creative energy just explode. They put on over a 3 hour show and they definitely give you your money’s worth. When they finished after two hours and said the second half was coming up, I was like, “Whoa, there’s a second half still?!” I mean, just pure and raw talent on the stage, along with great fan interaction and really fun lighting. I highly recommend. I’m already looking forward to seeing their concert again this time next year. This is their last year performing “The Lost Christmas Eve,” so if they haven’t been to your city yet, I highly recommend purchasing tickets for December!
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