Serendipity: a short (true) story.

I can’t help browsing the makeup counters of department stores, even though I have enough makeup in my house to open a shop.

On Thursday I wandered into Fenwick on Bond Street in between meetings, hoping to get a bit of powder to cover up the shine. I ended up having more or less a full makeover by a wonderful makeup artist for Charlotte Tilbury. Her name was Andrea.

The weirdest thing was, three hours later, on my way home from dinner with friends, Andrea came and sat next to me on the tube.

In a city of 8.5 million people, there she was. We chatted all the way home, which for me is about 100 metres from Andrea’s house. Serendipity.

Not all coincidences have happy outcomes.

On the first day in my second job in PR, I found myself working in an office of six people, ALL of whom I had some connection with. One went to my secondary school; another was in my year at University; the third went to University with my sister and the couple who owned the business lived in the London suburb I grew up in. I was the sixth. Talk about small world.

Unfortunately, the boss was a bully and that story did not end well.

Back to Charlotte Tilbury. I haven’t used her products before, but I’m converted. They’re light and blendable. I bought – and am wearing in this photo, the Light Wonder foundation, Filmstar Bronze & Glow on my cheeks, Brow Lift on my eyebrows and Matte Revolution lipstick in ‘Very Victoria (fitting!).

Serendipity- a short story about happy coincidences and makeup by Charlotte Tilbury Serendipity- a short story about happy coincidences and makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

The eye shadow is from my Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked palette. My mascara is Arbonne’s It’s a Long Story.

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Serendipity- a short story about happy coincidences and makeup by Charlotte Tilbury