It’s coming up to that time of year where Valentine’s cards are displayed in shops, everywhere starts selling a variety of chocolates and there is a competition between couples as to who gets each other the best gift. Whether you are going out for a romantic meal with your partner, are staying in with some Netflix or are going out with a load of friends celebrating being single, I have made a makeup look which is perfect for this romantic day. I will most likely be either at home with a load of chocolates and a good old rom-com or I will be at the gym, however I adored creating this vibrant makeup look.
Before I did anything I used my primer which is the Mac Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion so that my makeup would apply smoothly. To start the main look, I did the eyes. I wouldn’t normally do this, I would usually start with foundation and concealer, however because this is such a dominant eye look, it is guaranteed to have some fall off of eyeshadow, which I didn’t want ruining my foundation. I also used the Avon Eyeshadow Primer in light beige to set the base of the eyeshadow look. I put this up to the top of my brow bone as well. I won’t do reviews of products as such because if I do it will be a reallllllyyyyy long post, so if you want to know about products specifically let me know in the comments!
To set the primer I used the lightest shade from the Morphe 35OM Matte Nature Glow Palette because this allowed a nice white base to make the rest of the colours pop out. With the colours, I took a camel coloured shade from the morphe palette and used it as a transition colour in my crease. This just defines the crease and makes the rest of the shadows easier to blend. I then took the darkest red shade in the same palette and swept it right across the outer corner, the crease and inner corner. I blended this quite high up, close to the brow bone making it a really bold look.
I wanted to add the little pink into the look so I used the Makeup Revolution Flawless Eyeshadow Palette and the shade Red Night in the very outer corners and the inner corner. I blended it all together but leaving the centre of the lid bare. I then used a small angled brush and the original red colour and pulled it under the bottom lash line. For the centre, I wanted a bit of glitter because it is Valentines Day after all and it only happens once a year. From the same Makeup Revolution palette I used the shade Angel which is a really glittery highlighting shade which is so pigmented! I out it in the centre of my eye and on the inner corner.
Because this is such a bold look I didn’t want a huge wing liner going on, it just would have been too much, so I just simply lined my eye with the Soap and Glory Supercat Skinny Eyeliner. I thought about lining my water liner, however I am not sure if it is just me, but I hate doing it and I find it so hard, so I decided to leave it out. I didn’t have any false lashes on me however I used my Mac mascara that you know I love and that gave me really voluminous lashes.
After they eye makeup was complete I wiped away any fall off from the eyeshadow and started with my foundation. I used the L’Oreal True Match Foundation and I have actually warmed to it. I never really liked it but it is so easy to blend I now like it. I then used the Maybelline Eye Eraser Concealer under my eyes. This was hard because I didn’t want to ruin my eye makeup, but if you make a mistake you can just some,y blend out where you went wrong and it will look perfect again! However on my spots and any blemishes I used the amazing Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I LOVE THAT CONCEALER. I finshed my base with the Bobbi Brown SheerPressed Powder, but I have nearly ran out of it which makes me want to cry….!
I have to apologise for my awfully over grown and unplucked eyebrows… I need to book and appointment to get them waxed! However I used the Freedom Makeup Pro Brown Pomade to fill in my brows. For the lips I used my Helen E Long Lasting Lipstick in Seville. I decided to go for a nude because it would have been over the top with a bright red lip colour and bright red eyes.
Lastly was the cheeks and contour. I used the Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Duo Palette for my contour. I haven’t used this palette in ages so I was a nice alternative. I blended out to make it natural. For blusher I used the Makeup Revolution Queen Of The Blush Palette. I did it quite subtle because I am not a huge blusher fan. For highlight, of course I used the amazing MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold. If you want a high end quality product, for a drug store price, then get this! I applied this to my cheek bones, Cupid’s bow and along the bridge and tip of my nose to give a dewy effect.
You can find all the links to the products mentioned here:
Mac Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion
Avon Eyeshadow Primer
Morphe 35OM Matte Nature Glow Palette
Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette
Soap and Glory Supercat Skinny Eyeliner
Mac False Lashes Extreme Black
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
Maybelline Eye Eraser Concealer
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finished Pressed Powder
Freedom Makeup London Pro Brow Pomade
Helen E Long Lasting Lipstick in Seville
Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Duo
Makeup Revolution Queen Of The Blush Palette
MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter Palette in Iridescent Gold
What are you going to do on Valentine’s Day?
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