13 February 2016

Pretty Peony // Valentines Day Makeup


Whether you're going on a date or meeting up with your friends, your makeup on Valentines Day should be nothing short of whimsical and romantic. I've put together this look which has hues of pink and super subtle glitter for a natural day-night look that'll be really cute on Valentines weekend. Hope you love it...


For my base, I used L'Oreal 'True Match Foundation'. It's got a medium coverage with a slightly dewy effect for a natural, healthy glow. I used my trusty NARS 'Creamy Radiant Concealer' under the eyes and over the pesky spot I have on my forehead. I then set it using the Rimmel 'Stay Matte' powder in translucent to set my foundation and concealer in place, not to get rid of the dewiness on my cheekbones.

I used NARS 'Laguna Bronzer' lightly underneath my cheek bones for bronze and contour duo. You don't want to go too over the top here, it needs to look super natural. I finished off my base by popping on a little bit of the NARS Multiple in 'Orgasm'. What's great about this shade is that it's really natural and looks like you've been on a brisk winter morning walk. There's the slightest bit of a shimmer too, so it doubles as a highlight.


On my eyebrows, I went in with the Anastasia 'Brow Wiz'. I was super light handed and tried not to emphasise my brows too much. This look is all about the natural wonders so just filling in any sparse area's it what you want to aim for!

On the lids I used only shades from the Urban Decay 'Naked 3'. I used 'Strange' as an all over base shade, 'Burnout' was then used over the outer two thirds and 'Buzz' on the outer third and the crease. I did take 'Nooner' into the crease but you could have left it without, I just wanted slightly more depth as my eyelids can tend to look a little flat sometimes. To finish the shadow I just took the Barry M 'Dazzle Dust' in the shade 'Aphrodite' in the inner corner to open the eyes up a little.


Then finish off the eyes with a feminine flick. I used the Soap & Glory 'Supercat' liner before thickening those fluttery lashes with the Too Faced 'Better than Sex' Mascara. I topped the whole look off by popping MAC Lustre Lipstick in 'Plumful' on my lips.

Et voila... Here is a pretty, peony-inspired Valentines makeup look. It's super quick and really plays off the idea of natural beauty with a very minimal makeup look. Let me know what you think in the comments, if you have any idea's for alternative valentines themes makeup looks, I'd love to know...

Love always,
Melissa


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  1. This makeup looks lovely on you. Love the lip colour! :) x

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  2. Ahh this eyeshadow is gorgeous, and the lip color is perfect for Vday. Love it, thanks for sharing!

    Elainea
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  3. so pretty! I love it x

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  4. Your makeup is just wonderful, it sets off your complexion perfectly.
    xo
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