Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentines Berry Inspired Makeup

As I was playing around with make-up the other day I thought I'd do a small Valentines Day 'tutorial'.

I was in two minds whether or not to post this in the end as the photos came out all sorts of crazy thanks to multiple different lights, none of which came out looking very natural! I probably should've given you a "GIANT HEAD ALERT!" in the beginning too, but, what are you gonna do?

So I came up with this 'berry' toned, smokey eye & red lip combo based on the dress I plan on wearing tomorrow (flowery, navy and pinks/red). Now I know some people choose a 'one or the other' in regards to a dark eye, or a dark lip, but as neither of the eye or lip colour were 'too' dark, I opted for both!
I started with a base of Benefits Porefessional Primer; I'm trying to use this up as I'm not particularly keen, however it does make Nars foundations last longer. I then followed with the aforementioned foundation, Bobbi Brown Concealer, Urban Decay Primer Potion on the eyelids - essential product for me as my eyelids like to eat whatever I put on there - while I moved onto filling in my brows with Macs Omega eyeshadow. 

As for eyeshadows, I opted to use my Naked Palette (cliché blogger sentence) and started with Sin all over the lid, followed by Toasted & Hustle in the crease and under the bottom lash line. I then added a flick of eyeliner using Macs basic liquid eyeliner  (only liquid eyeliner I've ever used) & their Kohl eyeliner pencil in Black on the waterline. Finishing off with two coats of Maybellines The Falsies Mascara.

For cheeks, I contoured my face using Benefits Hoola (very old) bronzer and then added Nars blush in Douceur.  I chose this mainly because it adds a very slight hint of colour & I didn't want to go too overboard as there's a lot of colour everywhere else. 
On my lips I used Macs lipliner in Plum, to make the lipstick last longer (necessary, especially if you're going out to eat) and then added Creme In Your Coffee on top to finish off the look!

What do you think? Too much? It probably is, as I do tend to get a bit carried away with eyeshadows, I've never had so many to choose from! Anyway, this is something I would definitely re-create again & wear on a night out. I know some people don't like Valentines day, but I do love it, even when I was single or in Spain for it, I still find some way to celebrate with friends :) 

Do you have any plans for tomorrow?
xo

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  1. I really love this look ! looks lovely, you can never have too much eyeshadow on ;) xxx

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  2. This looks so pretty! I love the eyeshadow!

    Gem x
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  3. Stunning! Love your look :)

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    Thanks!

    Charlie

    xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie :) will have a look at your blog soon xx

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  4. Looks great, love the colours you picked. Lipstick is gorgeous. :) x

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  5. Beautiful, especially love the lippy. Me and my partner aint really doing anything tomorrow will probably just cook something nice and watch criminal minds haha x

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    1. Haha sounds like a nice way to spend it anyway :) hope you're having a lovely day! Xx

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  6. I love this look so much, the combination of the lip colour and the eyes is so beautiful. Have a happy valentine's day!


    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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    1. Thank you Nic :) hope you're having a great day too! Xx

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  7. this is gorgeous! I will totally have to do this sometime. Bold but still soft. Love it!

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    1. Aw thank you! Glad you like the combination! Xx

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  8. Lovely make up, the eye make up is goergeous!

    Besos!

    MyMakeUpCompulsion

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  9. Definitely not too much. Love your plummy look!
    xoxo Chris
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  10. I love your take on Valentines Day Makeup. That lip colour is lovely

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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  11. This is a really lovely look. Your eye makeup is so pretty. I have that Naked Palette. I will be trying to recreate this (badly im sure)
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. I'm sure you'll do a great job! Good luck :) xx

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  12. This look is so pretty, I love how you've done your eyes
    Daniella x

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  13. LOVE this! So pretty, I wish I was that talented with make-up! x

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  14. Stunning makeup! You are so pretty :)x

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  15. You are gorgeous! Love the lip colour.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  16. This look is stunning, you're so pretty :) You have a beautiful blog too! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. You look great. I especially love the lip colour!!

    M

    xx

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. The eye makeup is stunning! I'd definitely love to recreate something like that for a night out.x

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  19. omg i can't get enough of your eye make up this is so so beautiful xox

    A
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