Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Time for Turandot FotD

It was opera night in Detroit again on Saturday.  "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini was what we saw this time.  It is the story of a princess, three riddles (actually four), love, and death and is set in ancient Peking.  The famous tenor aria "Nessun Dorma" is in this opera, and it was goosebump-inducing.  The whole opera was, in a word, spectacular.  The music, the staging, the costumes, the singing, everything.

I decided to wear my semi-new YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick #29 in Opera Rose, because it is called OPERA ROSE.  The color is described as a  "vibrant rose pink" on the Sephora website.  It's totally opaque with one swipe, and seems to stain the lips very slightly.  I kept my eyes muted and let my lips really be the focus of my makeup.  I let my hair air dry (except for the bangs) and kind of do it's own thing.

The lipstick isn't this purple...


     Eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 palette --
                    Limit on the lid, Nooner in the crease, Strange under the brow
           Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner in Tommy Jet on the lower waterline
           L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

     Cheeks: NARS Laguna Bronzer
                 Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek palette -- cool pink with sparkle (don't know the name)

     Lips: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 29 Opera Rose

I wore a blue dress that has a knot across the middle, and glittery gold heels.

My husband tied his necktie into a trinity knot.

He is not a ring person, so he wears his wedding ring on a chain.


Just to prove we actually attend the operas with my parents, here is a rare photo of them!

My dad is 6'4" and my mom is 5'2"!

I feel so fortunate I get to go to the opera so regularly with my family.  It's always so fun and such a treat!

There are four operas every season (two in the fall, and two in the spring), so this was the last of the season.  Next season will include Elektra, Madam Butterfly, The Merry Widow, and Faust.  I'm already looking forward to them!

They shine a "Detroit Opera House" light onto the side of the opera house that faces the parking garage.

I don't know why the lipstick looks so purple in the full face photos.  And it looks too dark in the arm swatch pic, too.  Grrr.

Thank you for visiting today!


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  2. Sounds like a blast! It's awesome that you're able to go so often. And now of course Opera Rose has tempted me to do a bit of Etsy research and see if there are any opera-inspired cosmetics...

  3. Let me know if you find any!! (I may go look myself...)

  4. Thank you! My favorite place to follow blogs is Bloglovin'. I love reading beauty blogs, and would enjoy following yours!

  5. What a nice tradition to go to the opera with your family! Your parents are adorable :) And a lovely eye look, as always. Your lashes are amazing! And Opera Rose was such an appropriate and pretty choice :)

  6. I wish the swatches were better. It's such a bright, happy pink!

  7. I have never been to an opera performance. Sounds like so much fun! You looked absolutely beautiful! I am 2 inches shorter than your mom.....LOL! BTW, on my Friday the 16th Friday Ahh's or Nahh's, i have pictures of those plants my husband planted that you said you wanted to see pictures of.

  8. We always have such a great time. I can't wait to see your plants!