7 February 2014

Valentine's Day Makeup


We're nearing that time of year again, VDAY!
We all know the traditional looks, red lipstick to play up on the colour attributed to the commercial event. The problem with that? Well, it's Valentines day, supposedly the most romantic day of the year. Chances are, you'll get a smooch and if you have red lipstick on, you can quite literally kiss goodbye to it (pun was 100% intended). So I have put together this post of quirky alternatives to the classic red lip. These looks aren't for everyone, but the eye and lip looks can be mixed and matched to suit your style. I used "They're Real" mascara by Benefit for a false lash effect without the false lashes!



Look One



90's lips are hawt hawt hawt for SS14. What was once a ohmygod-how-could-we-go-out-like-that fashion faux pas, is now a cosmetic comeback that suits everybody. The key to this look is choosing a nude lipstick that has pink undertones, so that it blends beautifully with your pink based lip liner. 

Lips:

Apply your pink based nude lipstick all over your lips. Mine was just a cheapie that I had lying around but if you're looking for one, Maybelline have a nude lipstick range. Truffle Tease and Bare All would be perfect. Outline your lips with a darker liner. I used Essence 07 Cute Pink, which is an unusual name for it as it is slightly berry toned. When you have outlined your lips, it will look very harsh. This is when you rub your lips together, to blend the liner into your lipstick. You'll end up with something like this:


Eyes:

This is a lot easier than it looks, trust me. I've been loving playing with different eyeliner patterns lately and this is one of them. To begin, using liquid eyeliner, line your top lid as close to your lashes as possible. Then, draw an upward and outward line, as if you're about to do a wing. Try to keep the line thing. Then starting from the outer corner of your eye, draw a thin, downward line. In the space in between these two lines, simply dot on eyeliner with the tip of your liner brush. I like to extend the dots further than my lines. And this is how it looks!


Altogether:


Look Two



This is a look that I think will go down well with most. Bronzey-gold and brown tones on the eyes are always a winner, with an oxblood lip making it on trend.

Lips:

I used an Inglot lip paint as they are long lasting and don't smudge easily! Mine is from their five shades Freedom System palette, which I highly recommend and use all the time! Below is the lip paint I used.


Eyes:

This eye look was created using a Coastal Scents palette and Urban Decay's Naked 2. On the inner corner of my eyes I used a golden-bronze tone(clink the link above for swatch) from Coastal Scents and Half Baked from UD Naked 2. In my crease, I blended a shimmery brown from Coastal Scents (click the link above for swatch). I then applied Suspect in the outer corners of my eye, blending it into the crease. I used the same eyeliner technique explained in the Look One, but you can choose not to do this if you feel it is too much.


Altogether:



Look Three


Again, I've gone with the 90's lip (lurve it). This time, the eyeliner look is completely playing up to the Valentine's day heart symbol

Eyes:

Like the last eyeliner look, create an upward and outward line, and a downward line. This time, make just one dot in between the lines. The with two curves lines, connect the lines to the dot in the shape of a heart. This is actually a lot easier than it sounds. Just don't overthink it or feel nervous. No matter how much you mess it up, it can always be cleaned off which is the joy of makeup! 



 Extra



A lot of eyeliner styles were featured in this post but if you would like to have eyeshadow too, here is the look I recommend. This look is created using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. 

Eyes:

Pat Verve into the inner corners of your eyes and blend it out along the lid. Then blend YDK from the outer corners of your eye into Verve on the lid. Using a fluffy brush, blend Tease into the crease and outer corners of your eye. Complete with an eyeliner style of your choice. 





I hope this post has been inspirational to any of you girlies who bagged a lad for the 14th! 
If you like any of the looks and decided to try them, please send me a link of your interpretation, I'd love to see!

As always, don't forget to follow! 

83 comments:

  1. Great job on this tutorial you look very pretty. keep in touch doll.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh thank you Jackie! I will of course :) x

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  2. Hello dear,
    nice blog and great post! If you want, we can follow each other. Let me know, follow me and I will follow you back! :)

    My blog is here http://lucieglam.blogspot.cz/

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    1. Hi Lucie! Thank you, I am following you now :) x

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  3. lovely bog <3
    Lets follow each other in GFC, Bloglovin and FB :)
    Kindly let me know where all you are following and I will return the favor.
    My blog - Giveaway dose
    Follow in Bloglovin
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    1. I left a comment on your blog :) x

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    2. no problem.
      now following you in gfc, bloglovin and googleplus.
      plz follow back in gfc and bloglovin, and add back in google plus.

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    3. Thanks girl, I'm following you back on all :) x

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  4. cute post, love this look and definitely great for valentines day! follow already on gfc and bloglovin would love if you could check out my blog and maybe follow too :)

    Kassie www.styledevoured.com

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    1. Love all three of these stunning makeup ideas, the eyes are done flawlessly! Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

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    2. Thank you so much girls, yous too! x

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  5. great make up <3
    would you like to follow each other ? let me know :*

    xoxo fashboom.blogspot.com :)

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    1. love everything! the photos are so great :D

      Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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    2. Thanks girls! "Fashboom" I am following you now :) x

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  6. its very cool!
    love you blog!
    let me know if you like to follow each other!
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    1. Thank you! I am following you now :) x

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  7. Great post.....

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  8. Such a lovely blog dear! Following you now, hope you visit and follow my blog too!♥
    AIMEROSE BLOG

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    1. Thank you Aimerose! I am following you back doll :) x

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  9. you are such a doll! the liquid eyeliner ideas are so so cute and perfect for vday! thanks for visiting my blog, of course we can follow each other. following you!
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    1. Thank you Samantha, I'm glad you like them! I am following you back! x

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  10. I love that little cute heart! Look amazing!
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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it! X

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  11. thank you for your comment on my blog! following you :)

    you have a very lovely blog, and I really like your valentine's day looks, so creative!

    glossedbeauty.com

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    1. Awh thank you, I'm so glad you like it! I'm following you back! x

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! love how untraditonal and original this is in a really great and refreshing way :) You have such talent with makeup! So jealous xx
    Anyways, to answer your question for the navbar, I just looked up "floating navbar" and clicked on one I liked best. The steps are very straightforward! I tweaked it a bit here and there by searching multliple questions on google (took me FOREVER) to get it white and change the font and add my own social media icons. The way you placed your own icons is essentially the same in the code. I did it a while ago and I'm not a coder so I'm really rusty with all of it :/ Sorry if this isn't much of a help!
    I'd love to know how it goes! Best of luck and can't wait to see more of your posts!

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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    1. Kelly, you are a star! Thank you so much for your help! I left a proper comment on your blog :) x

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  13. awesome! I like your blog ❤
    I would be happy if we could follow each other??
    Let me know :)

    http://anngrigorieva.blogspot.ru/

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    1. Thank you Ann! I left a comment on your blog :) x

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  14. amazing ♥ I love your blog !
    would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)

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    1. Thank you! I left a comment on your blog :) x

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  15. wow you are very good with makeup, keep up the good work! Cute blog =)
    xoxo
    Simona
    http://littlethingsandelephants.blogspot.com/

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  16. love both the looks! you look very beautiful <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  17. Thank you for lovely comment :)
    I've just followed you :)

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  18. love the ideas with the eye make up!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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    1. Thank you Juliet, much appreciated :) x

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  19. Nice tutorial and nice blog! Would you like to follow each other on gfc, bloglovin and Facebook. Please let us know
    a beautiful maison

    a beautiful maison

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    1. Thank you Ghada! I am following you on GFC, I will follow on the others when you follow back :) x

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  20. Beautiful!

    Would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin '? Let me know :)

    Best wishes!
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    1. Thank you Lena! I am following you on GFC and will follow on the others when you follow back :) x

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  21. SO happy that you got your navbar up and running! It really made me smile that it worked out :) I was so worried I was just saying nonsense gibberish that wouldn't be of any help!
    You are very very welcome, Hannah :)
    Your blog looks even more spectacular xx
    Hope you're having an amazing day and a lovely Valentines!
    Xoxo,
    Kelly

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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    1. Awh thank you soo much Kelly! I'm so glad to hear! No you really helped me, I had been trying to get this up and running for months, I just never knew where to find the info! Awh thanks doll, happy Valentines day! :* xoxo

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  22. Thank you so much for following, we have followed you too
    a beautiful maison
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  23. nice blog! ;) follow to follow? :)

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  24. Such fun make up, I love the hearts, but I don't know would I dare to wear them ;)
    Happy Valentines!!! XO

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Marija! Awh you should give it a go ;) x

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  25. Hi! Beautiful eye technique. Thnx so much for visiting my site and for your lovely comment! Following you now and would love for you to follow me as well.

    X, Mary

    LaylonBeauty.blogspot.com

    Twitter and Instagram: @LaylonBeauty

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    1. Thank you doll! I am following back & commented on your blog :) x

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  26. Love this makeup. Happy Val's day and thnks for ur comment on my blog.
    Sure we can follow each other. Just follow me n i follow u right back.

    xx Lori
    http://fabeau-trends-blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the comment, I followed and commented :D x

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  27. Very pretty! Love to soft pink color. Very romantic.

    I am hosting a lovely Valentine's Day Giveaway and I would like you to be a part of it.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes and a nice alternative to red I think! x

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  28. Beautiful looks, especially second one is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you like it! x

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  29. nice blog :)

    http://czillen.blogspot.com/

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  30. Omg i love your eyes! You are so beautiful and this is such an nice inpiration, love this tutorial! :)

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  31. Great post! Pefect makeup, you're beautiful!
    xx,
    http://keep-mydream.blogspot.fr

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    1. Awh thank you you're too kind! x

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  32. love the glossiness of the lips! you look really pretty, and the turbant really makes the look complete
    blogablebeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Yeah that was a nice little find on Boohoo.com, just €6! x

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  33. nice makeup! thnks for ur comment on my blog.
    Just followed u, waitin for ur follow back :)

    x Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Lori! I followed you back :) x

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  34. love all of them! so nice
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  35. Very nice Inspirations

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  36. I'm on the second to last page :) first person without photo, look ;)

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  37. Hey. Thanks for visiting
    An interesting blog
    Of course follow you ( By GFC )
    Regards
    Have a nice evening !
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    1. Anytime! I'm glad you like my blog, I am following you back on GFC :) x

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