It’s that time of the year again. The “Hallmark holiday,” Singles Awareness Day, Galentine’s Day, the day of love… Valentine’s Day. Whichever way you view February 14, it’s coming and I have an easy makeup look that suits the day perfectly!
I rummaged around my makeup drawers to find the perfect shadows, which resulted in about three different palettes being used. I need a Z Palette to put all my favorites into one!
For the base, I’m experimenting with Juice Beauty’s CC Cream. It smells strongly of pine- or some sort of plant, but I like it so far! It’s refreshing that the scent is authentic and reminds me of the organic, good-for-you ingredients used.
I used my Covergirl “Ready, Set, Gorgeous,” foundation which provides buildable coverage at a fraction of the cost that the Pur Mineral Hydrafluid Foundation that I bought at Gen Beauty.
The Glamoflauge concealer is the absolute best for coverage, although the formula is a bit oily at first. I like this because it’s easy to blend!
Ignore the fact that my makeup is done in this picture, but I used Scotch tape as a barrier for my eyeshadow and a reference point for my eyeliner. This tool makes eye makeup look particularly on point and really helps accomplish a sharp winged liner.
I started with the Lorac Pro Matte Palette, using “Bare” on my lids and “Linen” on my brow bone.
I haven’t touched my NYX Rocker Chic “Tainted Love” Palette much since I bought it, so I tested it with this look. I used the burgundy in my crease and the sheer pink on my lid.Looking to darken up the look a bit more, I added the metallic burgundy shadow “Amaretto” from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and patted “Champagne Truffle” onto my lids.
My all-time favorite eyeliner is the Wet N Wild Liquid Liner. At a whopping $4 it is easy to use, long-lasting and provides thick or thin lines. If you’re in need of waterproof liner, they make a version of it and it’s no joke.
I tried out a new eyelash glue that I received from lifestyle blogger Lauren King‘s giveaway and I love it! The brush makes it easy to apply adhesive and it dries clear. I used this to apply my Ardell Glamour Wispies. I made sure to cut the lashes to better fit my eye. I cut a little more than necessary so that I don’t have any excess strip poking the inner corner of my eyes.
Finally, I applied a bit of my Essence Eyebrow Pencil and went over it with my favorite eyebrow brush. To highlight my brow bone a bit more, I added the luminous white shadow from Wet N Wild’s “Walking on Eggshells” palette. Once the eyeshadow was perfected, I followed my lash line with the liquid liner and used the tape as a reference point for my winged liner. I went from bottom to top and connected it back to my lash line. I let it dry a bit and then took the tape off to reveal my super sharp wing. I quickly applied the Smashbox “X-Rated” Mascara to my lower lashes and the top to bind the falsies and my lashes together.
I used the Wet N Wild “Mellow Wine” blush to give the apples of my cheeks a light flushed pink and then highlighted with my BH Cosmetics Carli Babel Palette and Luxie Fan brush.
To prevent shine in unwanted areas, I used the Pur Minerals powder under my eyes, along my t-zone and chin. I like that this powder provides buildable coverage, but that it’s sheer enough to use as a translucent setting powder.
To top the look off, I used the mauvey “Manhattan” OFRA Liquid Lipstick. Honestly, I still haven’t achieved the perfect lips with this lipstick. I thought it looked great, but once I was in the car, I realized I was a little outside of my lip lines. *Cries* And once it’s there, it’s there. There’s no fixing that lipstick. *Cries more*! The other thing about this lipstick is that it gets really dark, really fast. I tried to only dip the wand in once to achieve the color shown in the bottle- I’ve learned my lesson that the formula is highly buildable.
So this is the look, you don’t need the exact products I used to achieve this makeup- just some burgundy shadow, a pinky toned lid, a mauve lipstick (or w/e) and your fav. makeup necessities. If you don’t have similar shadows and are looking for something budget-friendly, I recommend Wet N Wild’s “Melrose at Night” Eyeshadow Palette.
What do you think of this makeup look? I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mauvey / warm red shadow so if you know of one please let me know in the comments! And send me links to your V-day looks!
Happy Valentine’s Day loves, and if you don’t have a Valentine- don’t fret. Celebrate your friends, your family and hey- treat yo self, gurlll.
Until next week,
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