No matter what you’ve got planned this Valentines Day, I’ve got a makeup look for you! From Date Night with your partner, a lunch time blind date or a big Girls Night Out. I’ve also included a few outfit options in here too. If three makeup and outfit looks aren’t enough, I also have three hairstyles coming soon to go with these looks!
Date Night Smokey Eye
If you’re looking for a pretty date night look, then I would suggest going with glowing skin and a sexy, smudged, smokey eye.
I started out with the Illamasqua Radiance Veil Illuminating Primer. This product is the perfect base for a glowing complexion. When doing a smokey eye, I like to make sure my skin is completely perfected and free of any blemish or redness. I started with colour correcting with my L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Longwear Concealer Palette (if you want to know how to colour correct, check out THIS post). For foundation I used the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation because it is longwearing and full coverage, but still looks like real skin. I used my trusty Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer to keep my under eyes super bright – just what you want when doing a smokey eye. For brows, I tried to keep things relatively soft with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow.
On the eyes, I used warm, matte shade from the Jouer Essential Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette (which I have reviewed in full HERE). Once I laid down a softly blended matte base, I started to build up the black smokiness at the base of my lashes. First I used the Rodial Smokey Eye Pencil, which is brilliant for blending and smoking out with a pencil brush. To build on the soft shading I used the matte black from the palette to create a dramatic, elongated, cat eye.
Now for the fun part; lashes! I popped on the Kiss Blooming Lash in the style Lily. The Blooming Lash range from Kiss are designed to mimic natural hairs by using Multi-Angle technology. The angles of the lashes are like the petals of a flower opening, framing the eyes in a natural, pretty way – yet still with a lot of drama. The Lily lashes wing out with slightly longer lashes at the outer corners of the eye, which accentuated the cat eye I had created with the liner and shadow. I love that the Lily lashes are wispy and feathery, making them appear more natural and fluttery.
I applied a little of the Benefit Hoola Bronzer under the cheekbones and around the parameters of the face, to warm my complexion. For a natural, rosy blush, perfect for Valentines Day, I went for the tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed.
To finish the look I popped on a matte, nude lip to keep the look girly and fun, without overpowering the eyes. To make the lip long-lasting I used the L.A. Girl Endless Semi Permanent Auto Lipliner Pencil in GP333 Natural. I then finished everything by using Christian Louboutin Lipstick Velvet Matte Nude in Just Nothing.
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Romantic Lunch Date Look
If you’re looking for a look to wear to a lunch date, I have the perfect set of products!
I started this look out with Illamasqua Radiance Veil Illuminating Primer again for a glowing base. My foundation is one of my favourites for everyday wear; the Clarins Skin Illusion. This foundation is lovely for making still look natural yet flawless – perfect for a daytime date! I used a touch of the Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer under the eyes for a bright eyed look. To keep shine at bay throughout the day, I used the Nars Setting Powder. I love this finely milled powder for the day and have reviewed it in full HERE. Brows, I just keep them simple as I did in the first look.
On the eyes I don’t think there is a better palette out there than the Collection Eyes Uncovered in the shade Nude Rose. This super affordable palette has 6 beautiful rose, mauve and purple shades perfect for making brown eyes pop and creating a romantic day look. I didn’t go too crazy with the darker shades for this look and keep it simple with the pinky purple tones before layering on the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara.
For warmth I added the KIKO Flawless Fusion Bronzer Powder in shade 03 Cinnamon. I popped the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso on the apples of my cheeks. This blush is stunning and creates an incredible glowing rosy flush. I finished the look off with my favourite everyday nude pink lipstick; Charlotte Tilbury’s Bitch Perfect (I’ve reviewed this shade in detail HERE).
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Girls Night Out Slay
I went all out for this final look; the girls night out look. If you are looking for a fun evening look for Valentines Day then this would be the one for you.
I went for a full coverage foundation that will definitely hold up throughout dancing the night away; the Milani Conceal & Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation & Concealer. This foundation is the perfect base for contouring and a bold makeup look.
After foundation I went straight in to the eyes. For this look I used my Morphe 35O Palette. This palette is a bit notorious in the makeup world for being the perfect mix of reddish-brown matte and shimmer shades. I find it so easy to create really dramatic looks with this palette, as the shades all work brilliantly with each other. Once I had created a super smokey eye with lots of warm tones I went in with my Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Liner to create a wing.
The lashes I used for this look were the Kiss Blooming Lash in the style Peony. These are a very dramatic, full, rounded lash shape. The unique Blooming Lash Multi-Angle gives the lashes a flirty flare. I love these lashes for a bold evening look.
To clean up under my eyes I used the Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer again as it is the best for brightening the under eyes. I couldn’t help but breaking out my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit to really carve out those cheekbones. And no Girls Night Out look would be complete without a popping highlight! So, I added a gleam to the high points of the face with the Jour Powder Highlight in Ice. I have reviewed this product in a recent blog post HERE. For blush I swished on a little of the Benefit Rockateur blush for a rosy shimmer.
Now, with all that going on on the eyes, it can be tempting to go with a nude lip. But I wanted to pump up the look and not shy away from a bold colour. I pulled out the Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine. I love this beautiful matte, richly pigmented shade for the evening.
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So what makeup look will you be wearing this Valentines Day? Let me know in the comments below!
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