Valentines Day : Make Up

I have another Valentine's Day themed post for you all today and this time it's make up based! I'm one of the few people I know who like Valentine's day and I always try to do a couple of themed posts around this time of year! You might have already seen that this year me and Sean are heading down to the seaside for the day so I wanted to create a pretty little look that suited the holiday but wasn't too over the top. I wanted to use neutral colours and pinks as they are quite easy to wear and suit many skin tones. So lets talk about the products I used...

For my eyeshadow I used my new Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Pallet which I've fallen in love with. I use this pallet most days, opting for just one colour on my eyelids but for this look I wanted something a little more complex. I started at the inner corners of my eyes with the lightest shade; Bathwater, I then filled in the middle and outer edges of my eyelids with a peachy pink shade called Steady. As this is a day time look I didn't want to make my eyes too dark but I did want a bit more depth so I applied a small amount of the plum purple shade Punk to the very outer edges of my eyelids and blended it all together. 

I used this little Revlon Shadowlinks eyeshadow above the main section of eyeshadow to even out of skin tone and cover up and sneaky little veins that could still be seen. 

For my mascara I've used my all time favourite which is the Benefit Roller Lash. I've been using this mascara for the best part of a year now and I'm still in love with it. It's quite pricey but I've never used a mascara that lengthens my lashes like this so I will continue to fork out for it.

I decided to try out a different bronzer and highlighter today as my old Laura Paige one is starting to look a bit sorry for itself. I picked up the Collection BlushAndGlow pallet back in September at a beauty event and I haven't really used it all that much. I'm still undecided on if I like it or not.

I've given up on foundation lately, its way too heavy on my face and most days I don't really need the coverage. Instead I've been opting to use the Collection Cover Up before my powder and I have no complaints with it.

On my lips I have my old trusty Velvet Teddy Lipstick which I don't think I will ever get bored of. It goes with so many looks and can be worn day or night, plus is lasts forever on my lips. This one is looking a little worse for wear but luckily I have a brand new one in my cupboard ready and waiting to be used.

For my eyeliner I've chosen to use my favourite dirt cheap Miss Sporty Eyeliner. It's probably one of the cheaper things in my make up kit but it does the job just as well as some of the more expensive eyeliners you can buy.

I suffer with quite red skin and dark circles so I try to combat that with my little Essence sticks. I don't know if you can get these in the UK but I'm sure most other places in Europe sell them. I picked these up in Amsterdam back in August and I'm so so glad I did. The green eliminates redness and the pink helps with dark circles.

Lastly I used my MAC Powder Foundation to set everything. I've been using this for a couple of months now and its one of the best powders I've ever used, it even made last months Beauty Favourites!

What do you think of this look? Would you guys like to see more makeup looks?

Thanks for reading!


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