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?