27 January 2014

Valentine's Day // Makeup Tutorial





ILLAMASQUA SKIN BASE FOUNDATION // COLLECTION 2000 LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER // SLEEK CONTOUR KIT // BOOTS NATURAL COLLECTION BLUSH // LANCOME HYPNOSE MASCARA // NAKED ORIGINAL PALLETTE // MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL // NO7 LIQUID LINER // RIMMEL KHOL LINER // MAYBELLINE BABY LIPS

Whenever I think of Valentine's Day I think of a statement red lip (and also the episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch where Harvey gets turned into a frog). Valentine's Day also tends to include romance and romance is likely to have kissing somewhere on the agenda…Or a big tub of ice cream but either way the thought of covering my date or my huge tub of ice cream in bright red lipstick makes me shudder a bit! Here is a little make up look I put together with a neutral lip so as to avoid covering somebody or your tub of cookie dough (which I think would be worse) in lipstick.

I started this look with my usual base, a nice peachy blush and filled in my brows which I won't go into depth about as the main concentration here is the eyes, nothing dramatic, just a nice neutral shimmer.

I started by grabbing my original Naked Palette and sweeping the shade Sin (a lovely shimmery champagne with a hint of rose) as a base to even things out a bit. Next I took the shade Half Baked (a coppery bronze with a frosty shimmer) and swept it over my lid taking just a little up into the crease. I then blended the shade Naked (a matte medium to light brown) into my crease and popped a bit of Virgin (a pale shimmery champagne) on my brown bone as a highlight. 

Next move is eyeliner, for this look I chose to use a liquid liner for an ever so slight winged look. I first took a small angled brush and lined the top of my eye with the Shade Creep (a shimmery charcoal) staying as close to the top lashes as possible. I then took my No7 Amazing Eyes Liner and went over that line. You can skip the eyeshadow liner and go straight in with the liquid if, unlike me, you are good at applying winged liner. 

I then applied mascara, eyeliner and lastly blended Half Baked into my bottle lash line with a small brush, quick lip balm application and Voila! A pretty Valentine's Day look that leaves no risk of second hand lipstick transference. 

Happy Val Day Sab! (I should really stop watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch box sets…)

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