Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Simple, Neutral Valentine's Day Makeup Look

<3 Valentine's Day...

is just around the corner, and whether you want to go out, stay in, if you have a date, or not....there's nothing wrong with wanting to look pretty! This look is a more neutral one, I never usually like to go too too crazy on Valentine's Day. To be hones,t I am not much of a Valentine's Day person, I used to be when I was a lot younger...but now, I like to keep the day pretty simple. As long as I am spending the day with the love of my life, then I am good :). Even though I like to keep it simple,  I do still like to look pretty for him, of course. 

This look is inspired by the lovely Tanya Burr, she gave me most of the ideas for this look. She is a very popular YouTuber and blogger. 

I decided to keep it rather neutral, with a nice sheer red lip, nothing too heavy. You can always use a darker red colour, or a pink - anything really goes with this makeup look. However, I did do a very bold liquid liner and I made sure my brows were sculpted very well. Before I put any of my makeup on, I used my new "ARBONNE" primer, which I absolutely LOVE! My foundation is Covergirl's "Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1" in the shade "Ivory" and I patted this on my face with a damp "Beauty Blender". Pressed powder  is Maybelline's  Fit Me in the shade "120".

For my eye makeup, I used NARS' bronzer in the shade "Casino" as the base, used Urban Decay's shade "Buck" (from the Naked Palette) for the crease and under my eyes, and then to add some shimmer - I used my MAC's "Mineralize Skinfinish" in the shade "Soft and Gentle" - I made sure to put this in the corners of my eyes to brighten them up and along my brow bone. To fill in my brows I used my brow tint  kit from Visage, I mixed the lighter and darker colours together and I used my angle brush in order to make it precise (sorry I can't be more specific with that one, the labeling on the packaging isn't very clear). I tight lined my eyes with Covergirl's "Perfect Point Plus"eyeliner in the shade "Black Onyx". Liquid eyeliner is Maybelline's "Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner"  in the shade "Blackest Black"and for mascara I used L'Oreal's "Butterfly" mascara in the shade (surprise, surprise...)"Blackest Black" (love this mascara by the way).

For my cheeks, I used Milani's baked blush in the shade "Luminoso" very lightly on my cheek bones. For contouring I went very simple and used my N.Y.C  "Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder" in the shade "Sunny". For highlighting I just used my MAC "Mineralize Skinfinish"  in "Soft and Gentle" once again.

For my lips I used Revlon's "Just Bitten Kissable" balm stain in the shade "Romantic" (quite fitting, isn't it? lol). I didn't want to go too crazy with my lips.

So that's all there is to what I am going to be wearing this Valentine's Day...very simple! You could make it a little more drastic by adding a darker colour to the crease of your eyes...or even totally change the colours up by adding some pinks or rose golds to your lids in order to make it a little more girly and flirtatious! 

<3 cheers, and I hope all of your Valentine's Days 
go just the way you want them to <3.

amy, xo. 

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