Wednesday 12 February 2014

Valentines Day Make Up Look

I hate to admit it but I'm such a sucker for Valentine's Day. I love any excuse to celebrate, and to get spoiled and showered with cute presents of course. So with the big day just around the corner, what better time to showcase a romantically inspired make up look?

I started off my look with the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light (£25), a favourite of mine for creating a smooth matte finish that lasts all day. It applies beautifully, making my complexion look balanced and minimises the appearance of imperfections and pores like a dream! I have to say it's one of the best primers I've tried for oil control and keeps my make up looking fresher for longer.

I followed this with the Bobbi Brown Corrector (£18.50),  a product that has become a staple in my make up bag lately. It works wonders to neutralise my dark circles, making my eye area a whole lot brighter. I found this a little tricky to work with at first, however if you use your fingers to warm it up a little and apply it after using an eye cream, it blends in beautifully and conceals those pesky shadows.

Next, I applied the  Clinique Stay-Matte Oil Free Make Up (£22), an oil controlling foundation that is quite sheer but still provides all day coverage that looks natural. This was the first foundation I ever tried from Clinique and I love it, it has a light and creamy formula that applies beautifully to the skin and is so easy to build up to the coverage you desire, leaving me with skin that looks and feels flawless. I have so much love for Clinique foundations, they do so much for your complexion if you have far from perfect skin. 

Another Clinique product I’m loving at the moment is the Airbrush Concealer (£18), a product that I'm a little bit obsessed with as I absolutely adore the coverage and finish. The liquid formula of this concealer makes it so easy to blend into the skin, illuminating and concealing my whole eye area. It never looks cakey or heavy and really perks up my complexion.
I finished my base with a dusting of the Dior Matte and Luminous Hydrating Loose Powder (£32). This powder is simply divine, it adds the perfect finishing touch to my make up and makes my complexion look flawless and radiant.

I kept my eyes pretty minimal by using a few coats of my favourite mascara, the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (£18).  I love this because it lengthens, volumises and curls my lashes while still making them look natural and clump free. I then gave my lashes that extra ‘wow’ factor by curling them with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (£20). No other eye lash curler compares to this one, it’s truly amazing and keeps my lashes curled and looking fluttery all day.
It was then a job for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo (£17) to perfect and define my brows. This has been my everyday brow product for some time now and I don’t plan on changing it anytime soon. It’s truly amazing at building up my brows, making them look fuller but still wonderfully natural. 

I chose a pretty pink shade for my cheeks, I find that these bright but wearable pinks look so lovely against my fair skin and do so much to perk up my complexion. I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Dollface, a blusher that I've fallen in love with all over again. The staying power of these blushers is incredible and the colour is super dreamy.These blushers aren't available in the U.K unfortunately, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they make their way over here soon.

Lastly, for my lips it had to be the Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Tropical Pink (£18), a spring release from the brand that I'm completely smitten with! This lipstick combines the creamy texture of a lipstick with the transparent colour and shine of a gloss, making my lips look so supple and kissable.

What do you think of this look?


  1. Your skin looks so flawless, it's gorgeous! I might have to try that Clinique foundation. Absolutely loving your fringe too, mine never fails to look wonky but yours is crazy perfect x

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the Tarte blush, even though it's not my kind of colour.
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  3. Wow you are so pretty!! Just love this make-up look perfect for Valentines day and your lashes really are incredible :')
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  4. Your skin is actually flawless and I'm crazy jealous of your eyebrows (being a little lacking in that department myself). Love this look! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day! :)
    Stephanie | Love, August

  5. This is such a beautiful look! I love the strong eyebrows and bold lip combined with the more natural minimal eye makeup look. It's really fresh and effortless looking, plus your base looks absolutely flawless! I'm dying to try the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes, but Tarte isn't available in Australia and I'm not going to the States anytime soon and both of those things make me want to cry, haha. I've always thought Tipsy and Exposed looked stunning, but I've seen a lot of people using Dollface recently and now I'm tempted to add that to the wishlist too!

    1. Thank you girl :) I absolutely love your blog, your posts and pictures are just perfect! xx

  6. Beautiful look! I have to try the Clinique airbrush concealer, most of the concealers I've been using tend to be a bit cakey, this one seems to be perfect!

    1. Thank you! I was having the same problem as you for a while and kept using concealers that looked so cakey when I applied them, but the Clinique one is just incredible. xx


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