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Monday, February 08, 2016

Valentines Day Makeup Edit

As it is Valentines day at the end of the week I thought it would be nice to show you a few makeup items I'll be slapping on my face this Sunday. I know some of the population despise this 'holiday', but thats fine, just look at this as a girly makeup post. These products are very universal and would work great for dates, and generally everyday wear.

For my base, I went with some really dewy products as I wanted that Victoria Secret looking skin. I always start with my Dior Glow Maximiser if I want some added luminosity to the skin. It's a rosy tinted cream that works perfectly underneath, or mixed in with foundations, to give the skin a natural glow. Then just go in with your favourite foundation and concealer pairing and we'll move on the cheeks. I always bronze my skin first as I find it shapes the face and makes it look a bit more 3D, then I move straight onto blush. My blush is the MAX Factor Cream Puff Blush which is a lovely luminous pink shade. I love the colour 'lovely pink' as it adds a subtle healthy glow to the skin. Now, for highlighter I love my favourite Mary Lou-mansier which is so pigmented and the perfect champagne pop on the cheek bones. You can go as heavy as you like with this, I like my highlight so I tend to be a bit heavy handed, it's very finely milled so it doesn't leave chunks of glitter, meaning you can get away with a bit more if ya fancy.

On the eyes I love a light cream shade all over the lid with a matte brown through the crease. The Charlotte Tilbury Sophisticate Palette makes the eyes look nicely defined, yet natural. This has four beautiful matte shades, perfect for everyday. If you wanted a more nighttime appropriate look, the dark grey in the palette is a great one for smoking out the eyes. Another product I love to use on the eyes is the Benefit High Brow, I pop this on the waterline and it really opens up the eyes and makes them appear wider and more awake! Then I simply finished with some liquid liner and mascara, a classic foolproof eye in my opinion.

For Valentines you may experience a couple of kisses here and there, or maybe you're off for a nice lunch or dinner, so you don't really want to high maintenance bold lip which may end up all over your face. I went with a more natural option, and for that I used the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecter Balm in Rose. I love these as they're really moisturising and fuss free which is perfect for a dinner date! The shade 'Rose' is a very subtle pink shade, it almost looks like a clear gloss but you can build up the colour to leave a 'your lips but a bit more pink and glossy' look.

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