VALENTINE'S DAY LOOK #1: SWEET AND SIMPLE
Valentine's day is nearly upon us and you know what that means. Putting makeup on the face time. I debated whether or not to go the sweet route or the saucy route. In the end I couldn't decide so I went for two looks. Today's is the sweet one, as you may have gathered by the title, and I'll tell you how I did it. But before I go on I just have to give a shout out to Brittany for her Valentine's day look. It was absolute perfection in my mind, somehow managing to be both sweet and sexy.
I wanted to keep things soft on the eyes so I've skipped any heavy liner today and gone for all things bright. I took Milani's Shadow Eyez Pencil in Champagne Toast – a light shimmery pink shade – all over my lids and blended the edges. I also took it right the way under my eyes to create a sort of starry eyed effect. To add the tiniest bit of definition to my lash line I used Rimmel's Scandaleyes Pencil in Taupe along the outer third. Then I applied a touch of MAC Mylar to brighten up the tear ducts. Finally I whacked on plenty of L'oreal Telescopic Mascara on my top on bottom lashes to keep 'em nice and doe eyed.
Keeping with the pink theme, I chose Stila's Convertible Blush in Peach Blossom for the cheeks. Cream blush is always an excellent pick in my books as it imparts a lovely youthful dewiness to the skin. To top it all off I took a smattering of theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer over the tops of my cheekbones, down my nose and cupid's bow.
I wanted to find the perfect sweet and charming pink lip for this look. I didn't want it to be too bright or too nude, just nice and soft (there's that word again). Tanya Burr's Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea fit the bill perfectly if I do say so myself. Plus the formula is fantastically pigmented and long wearing for a traditional gloss.
Product List: L'oreal True Match Foundation in W2, Dior Nudeskin BB Cream in 02, MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20, Tarte Smooth Operator Powder, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Med. Brown, Stila Peach Blossom, theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, Milani Shadow Eyes in Champagne Toast, MAC Mylar, Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil in Taupe, Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea.