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Friday 12 February 2016

Valentines Day Makeup Look

Valentine's Day is one of those love/hate days for me, as on one hand I think it's really commercial and just a money making scheme for big brands, but at the same time, who doesn't like being treated like a Princess for the day and feeling all loved up?

I thought I would put together a makeup look which I think is perfect for Valentine's Day, whether you're staying in and cooking a romantic meal with your partner, or going out on a girls night out with all your single friends. It's not too dramatic, but it's a really gorgeous fresh look, with dewy glowing skin and a pretty pink lip. 

For my base I used MAC Face & Body as it has a medium coverage and leaves the skin looking super dewy. I then concealed with the one and only Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade 3, which is slightly lighter than my skin tone and therefore brightened up under the eyes. To set this all down I used the 2true Pressed Powder. I felt like my face needed a bit of bronzing so I used the matte bronzer from my Makeup Revolution Palette, and also added a pink flush to the cheeks using the third colour in at the top. To highlight the tops of my cheekbones I used the white highlight from this palette which is insane, but took a lot of blending so as not to just look like a white line on my face. 

I cheated a little with the eyes and didn't prime them, but used Substitute for Love from my Zoeva Cocoa Blends palette all over the lid and up to the brow bone. To act as a transition colour I used Freshly Toasted, before adding a little bit of  Beans Are White to deepen up the crease. I absolutely love the lilac shade in this palette called Delicate Acidity, and I thought it would look pretty all over the lid. After applying this I added a little bit of Sweeter End in the inner third and inner corner of my eye to brighten things up a little bit. To keep with the bright theme I went for a nude liner in the waterline, before adding tonnes of mascara. 

For brows I stuck with my trusty Sleek Brow Kit in Dark Brown and set them in place with my Maybelline Brow Gel. To create the soft pink lips I used my GOSH Lip Liner in Nougat Crisp, and that was all. 

It really is a super easy look to create, and I wanted to keep things fairly natural so didn't go over the top with the eyes or use a bright lip colour. I think Valentine's Day should be about enhancing your natural features, after all, people should love you for the way you are. 

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day no matter what you're doing!

P.S. I realise my blog has been pretty beauty heavy recently, but it is my passion and therefore I love writing about it. If there's any posts you would like to see in the near future please drop me a comment and let me know!
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