It’s the most romantic day of the year! As it’s Valentines Day I’ve decided to share some makeup pieces that are perfect for a date or a night out with the gals! .. Or what you can treat yourself to!
Another Valentine’s Day single but hey I actually don’t mind that in the slightest. I get the whole concept, I think its nice but it’s always important to remember you don’t need a day to show you love someone or need someone just for this day. I’ve spent a lot of Valentines’ single so I guess you’re probably thinking why are you doing this post? Well to be honest, me and my gals like to go out on this day so it’s still an opportunity to get dressed up and even treat yourself to some Valentines Day makeup.
I mean there’s some gorgeous limited edition valentines makeup out there… If you are lucky enough to have plans today / tonight then wearing the right look is important.
Whether that be first impressions you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous red lip. If you want something subtle then I’d opt for Charlotte Tilbury’s Lost Cherry lipstick. It’s matte and has a gorgeous pastel finish so it’s not too vibrant. But if you are wanting something bright then NYX do a gorgeous lip cream in the shade Ibiza. I’m actually wearing that shade in the finished look below! If your after something a little bit more than nude but not too pinky then I would say Kylie Cosmetics in Posie K is a clear winner. This is another matte lipstick that has a mauve tone to it. I’ve picked these three lipsticks for their durability. If your on a dinner date, these lipsticks won’t budge at all!
Depending on your plans, you can’t go wrong with highlighter either! I’ve picked two golden powders that will look dazzling with your outfit choices. If your after a sandy white highlighter then I’ve picked Charlotte Tilbury’s Bar of gold. This is my go-to highlighter that looks nice for a day look or add a swipe more for a more nigh time glam look. Alternatively, if you want a more bronzed look then Mac’s Mariah Carey highlighter is a dream. I know this was limited edition but something like this will look beautiful with a bronzed eye look. Oh and you can’t go wrong with a bronzer obviously! I love The Balms Betty-Lou Manizer, it’s a gorgeous light brown bronzer with shimmer, it’s not matte but it actually sets really nice on its own or paired with highlighters.
Valentine’s Day calls for a blush. I decided to pick two pop pink shades as this will go with a nude or pink lip. If your wanting something subtle and matte, I would say Benefit’s Hervana that features two blush shades and a white so it creates a gorgeous swirl of pink. If you’re wanting something more shimmery then Bourjois do a stunning compact blush in Rose D’or that also looks like Nars super Orgasm.
I think eyeshadow is quite important in perfecting the look it compliments your lip colour and your outfit as well. Whatever I’m wearing I always try to get my eye shadow to match so today will be all about shimmering pinks. You can’t go wrong with a rose gold eye look with a hint of pink the corners, it wont look too much but your eyes will still look amazing too. To perfect this look, you can’t go any better than Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. It has a gorgeous array of pinks and golds but you can also create a smoky eye with this too. If you’re wanting more berry shades then Illamasqua do a cute quad palette as shown below. I got this from the Look Fantastic calendar but I’ sure they do similar sets online, perfect to top up on the go too.
Finally lashes! If your afraid of false lashes or struggle how to put them on (like me) then to create flawless false lashes, Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes is your gal. This is what I wear for ALL my nights out, I never wear lashes to be honest, I’m always scared they fall off through the night and imagine that on a date.. Oh no! Anyway if you do wear falsies and that didn’t put you off I do think Ardell Mink lases are the best from what I’ve heard from bloggers and an MUA who put them on for me before.
T – B
- Kylie Cosmetics Posie K
- NYX Cosmetics Ibiza
- Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry
So here’s the finished look, wearing Ibiza lip cream and a rose gold eye look. Whatever your plans are today I hope you have a good one! If you have time today, then when not treat yourself to a thing or two in this post ready for your date or for a to me, from me.
Do you use any of these? Whats your Valentines plans?