Let me tell you - I'd make a really bad desperate housewife. I had no idea Tupperware Brand has been in Singapore for 48 years!! That either tells you the brand is failing in their MLM or I'm clueless; I think either works here.
Paula Robinson aka The Real Housewife of Singapore is the new Tupperware Brand Ambassador; here she demonstrates the Tupperware burp!
My reaction: Um. Ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?!? WTF is a Tupperware burp?! I mean we had Tupperware as I was growing up - maybe we weren't shown the privileged burp as we would have taken the burping plastic to school and gotten into trouble as we laugh in the schoolyard at recess making burping noises leading us to a life of crime. (You laugh - but that burp could have ruined my life.)
Paula's Tupperware party had a theme: ' Old Fashioned Tupperware Party. Theme is "your version of your favorite Hollywood Housewife." '
Actually - I inspired from the visual above.
Sure as a hair & makeup artist some may call me being able to rock a Mason Pearson brush and some gel liner cheating but hey... Guess who won best dressed! When it comes to themed dressup all I can say is: Game on. Bring it Ladies!
I named my character: Suzie Homewrecker and fully planned on entering in character but it clearly wasn't going to work this day. (I'll save her for later when opportunity knocks)
My beauty breakdown (because you can rock a bouffant and a cat's eye in 2013):
- Tease the snot out of your hair using a Mason Pearson brush and one inch sections.
- Gently brush so as not to take out the back-brushing one side of your hair to the back centre. Using pins, pin vertically to secure the hair - don't forget to lock your pins with an 'X'.
- Grab the hair on the unpinned side roll around one hand with fingers pointing down towards your nape. Pin along the seam you just created (the rolled part on your hand that should be sitting over your already vertically pinned hair from #2.
- Gently smooth and spray.
Foundation: Bobbi Brown BB Cream, light with NARS Copacabana Illuminator as a cheek highlighter and eye brightener.
Cheeks: The Body Shop Bronzer 02
Eyes: Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Espresso Ink; the lower inner corners are lined with MAC Cosmetics Fascinating eye kohl followed by multiple layers of MAC Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash
*Tip* Need accuracy for a cat eye liner? Line the sides of your eyes with tape that will be your guide and trace along the edge. Gently pull off. Scotch tape is stiffer to work with however you can use a medical tape which is less sticky - found at your local drugstore; it's cheap too. You can also use Shadow Shields for this. Options.
Lips: NARS Baroque Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and MAC Cosmetics Lady At Play
*I come with a disclaimer: If you have a themed party I will show up. In character.
Off topic: When I was in high school my friends and I made plans to go bowling. No plans to dress up. I showed up in a blonde wig, 50s scarf tied in 'my' hair and a poodle skirt. Stupid bowling alley was closed so we went to see a lame movie instead (says my 16 year old self) Glory. I know it's a true story and maybe at 42 I could appreciate it more now than I could at 16.
"Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers." IMDB
Back on topic:
Gel liners vs liquid liners? I prefer the gel as it's easier to work with and sets nicely without looking too graphic - but not all gel liners are created equal. I have tried MAC, Smashbox and Shu Uemura gel liners, to name a few - they flake throughout the day and actually Smashbox gel liners are the worst: they smudge, they don't set at all. Sure you can use an added product to set them but Bobbi Brown's gel liners rock so no added step needed.