Sue Tilley’s Everyday Essentials

I love putting on make up… It makes me feel so much more lively and ready to face the day, but it doesn’t take long as I wear more or less the same things everyday.

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I don’t wear foundation unless I’m going  for a big night out. But I might put a little bit of Benefit Bo-ing Airbrush concealer under my eyes and on any blotches. I always use NARS Exhibit A blush. An ex make-up artist gave it to me about 5 years ago and it still looks like I’ve never used it. The colour is so intense you only need the tiniest bit… I reckon my palette will last me until I die.

I love Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow as it very soft and the colours go on very smoothly. I usually use the Golden Goddess Palette but if I am going somewhere special I’ll use my very expensive Tom Ford Golden Mink palette. Then I will smudge some NARS NightBreed black sparkly shadow round my eyes as I find proper liner too harsh.

And then my favourite bit … red lipstick. I must have about 30. I usually wear MAC: Ruby Woo, Lady Danger and Red Rock are my best colours, but I’m also keen on Chanel and Marc Jacobs.

In this seasons Big Brother I was fascinated by the white dot that some of the girls put on the end of their noses so if I’m feeling particularly jolly I might put a dab of Baby Face highlighter on the end of mine. It’s so pale you can hardly see it but it makes me laugh to know that it is there.

I am slightly obsessed by the world of face sculpting and keep meaning to have a go just to see what it looks like but I’m very hesitant as I don’t like the feeling of my face being caked in make up… or I might love it so much I’ll have to spend at least 30 minutes everyday doing my face instead of he usual three.

Eyeshadow Palette in The Golden Goddess Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger MAC, Blush in Exhibit A NARS, Le Marc Lip Crème in Oh Miley 200 Marc Jacobs Beauty
Sue Tilley “Me Me Me and Some Flowers” opens at See Spray Gallery, Hastings on December 8th.