Valentines – Look # 1

Love it or hate it Valentines is fast approaching, so whether you’re a single lady going out with the girls, or have a romantic evening planned with your beau, I have a look for you.

Going out for dinner, or perhaps cooking at home? Obviously you want to stay looking perfect and glamorous throughout. This look is ideal for you because the lips are very neutral, allowing one to chow down on as much food as one wishes, whilst still looking oh so glam!

This look is all about the eyes, so play them up with glitter, smokey sultry colors, and don’t forget your lashes.

The face: I started by using Dr Jart+ Waterfuse Smart Gel BB. I then swirled Mac Prep+Prime over my face to take down the shine. Next, I used a pinky cream blusher from Cosmetics a’la Carte in Blush . You really need to add a little color on your cheeks if you’re doing a smokey eye, to avoid a washed out, flat look.

The eyes: I primed them with concealer, then used Mac Vanilla as a base. Next I swept Mac Satin Taupe all over the moveable lid, and blended with Mac Kid. To define my eyes, I added a little of the Mac Contrast eyeshadow under my lower lashes. Then for a touch of glitter, I dabbed Cosmetics a’La Carte in starshine all over the eyelid.  I used Mac Vanilla again for under the brow bone, and the inner corners of the eyes.

For the final glamorous, Valentines seducing touch. You need lashes!
I used Eyelure Girls Aloud Kimberly lashes. I love these lashes as they’re not heavy, and are thicker on the outer corners, making the eyes look bright and open.

If you find putting on lashes tricky, I definitely recommend buying the Bourjois Faux and Fabulous eyelash applicator. It makes putting on lashes super easy as you can easily pick them up with the curved end, and place them as close to your upper lash line as possible.

The lips: I dabbed on a little of the Kate Moss for Rimmel London in shade 03, and then applied my Disco Duck Creme Brulee lip balm.

If you have dark hair, you can use darker colors on your eyes – go for dark grey and black. For fairer ladies, I think black is too strong for a smokey eye, and will be too over powering. Stick with smokey greys, silver and browns. If you have dark skin, try silvers, golds, and blacks.

Top tip: Do your eyes before the rest of your make-up. This will stop any eyeshadow falling down, and ruining your foundation, or making you look like you’ve got a black eye!

Voila, lovely ladies, you are ready to mesmerize!

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