OK ladies, it's Valentine's Day approaching... again.... and it's all about love, romance and expressing appreciation for each other... well, I guess that was once the case... nowadays, Valentine's is more about going out for a fancy dinner and expensive presents for most of the couples. I never celebrate Valentines really, because I am of the opinion, you should show your love and affection for your partner on a daily basis in small gestures, and be it just taking out the rubbish out or doing the grocery shopping for the week.
Nonetheless, I still wanted to show you some makeup ideas, that you could easily recreate for the most romantic day of the year. For the look below, I was inspired by the Gucci Summer/Spring 2013 Show in Milan, where massive eyelashes and coral blush were paired with glowing complexion and nude lips.
This is my variation of the make up look, so I hope you like it.
Products used and Step-by-Step application
Apply transluscent powder over the eye area as a base
Inglot D.S 608 - medium red brown – apply to the moveable eye lid and blend inwards and outwards with fluffy blending brush
Inglot D.S 608 - dark red brown - apply with a firm blending brush over the previously applied eyeshadow to give depth and dimension to the crease.
Apply the same eye shadow to the lower lash line with a pencil brush.
Urban decay 24/7 eyeliner in Corrupt, dark brown – apply along the upper lash line
Blend the eyeliner out with pencil brush.
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black – With a flat definer brush line the whole way across the upper lid, following the natural shape of the eye.
No 7 Natural Eyelashes - Apply strip eyelashes, this step is optional though, and if you like you can skip it.
Apply two coats of black mascara (L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara – Black)
Brush the brows upwards and fill out with eyeshadow
MAC Body and Face Foundation
Apply matte concealer (I used the GloMinerals concealer) wherever needed to even out the skin tone
NARS Illuminating Powder – set the base with the powder using a powder puff.
MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel ( liquid highlighter with a pinkish tone) – Apply the liquid highlighter in C form around your eyes, starting at your eyebrow and finishing at your cheekbones. Blend it in with your fingers into the base.
Bobbi Brown Creme Blush in Coral – apply on the apples of the cheeks and blend in to the skin with your fingers.
NARS Sheer Lipstick in Barbarella - a light peach lipstick- apply with a lip brush.
What are your plans for the Valentine's Day? Please let me know in the comments!