Monday, 11 February 2013

Girly Valentine's Makeup Look

Today, in honour of Valentines I am going to show you how to achieve a girly, pretty makeup look, perfect for a date.

The Products:

I am going to write this in the order that I would put makeup on, eyes first, then face, and lastly, lips. This makeup look is made using entirely high street(or drugstore) products to make it as achievable as possible. However, you can switch the products for more expensive dupes, or your favourite products in similar shades.

Start by applying the matte pastel pink shade all over the eyelid, and then apply the colour tattoo directly on to the inner and middle lid. Buff the cranberry pearl shade into the crease- this create a softer crease look that a matte brown shade(the typical crease shade). Blend all of the shades where they meet, to make the eye look a bit softer and more romantic, and finish the look with a small dotting of the loose shadow powder in the tearduct area, and as a brow highlight.

Finish the eyes with one-two coats of mascara. I live the Scandaleyes mascara by Rimmel, as the wand it really thick and makes the eyelashes look really long. However, if you want a more natural look, try a brown mascara, or a purple one(this Benefit one is my all time fave!).

Keeping the face very simple and romantic, start with some pale Barbie pink blush on the cheeks, just above the apple; by applying blush just above the apple of the cheeks, you create a much more youthful look, as applying it on tha apple only looks natural when smiling- if you're not smiling, it pulls the face down. Dust a small amount of pearly highlighter(the top two shades) on the tips of your cheeks, to give more glow to your face. Finish with a dusting of pressed powder all over the face, paying close attention to the middle of the face, prone to oiliness. I have skipped foundation for this makeup look, as I wanted it to be as fresh-faced and natural as possible, but you can always add foundation if you want.

The idea of a bright lip transferring onto your dates lips after a sneaky end-of-date kiss is mortifying to me. Also, I'm pretty sure that all guys are terrified of gloss(it is very sticky). This Sleek tinted lip balm is the perfect alternative to lipgloss or lipstick. Simply pat it on the lips, and after a few seconds it will stain. It isn't sticky, and the colour lasts for hours- perfect. The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is a great alternative to this lipballm, if you don't have access to it, I think that the shades Honey or Cherish are really cute for a date.

I hope that you all have a great Valentines day, and that this makeup look scores you some points with your date! 
Jennifer xx