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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Valentine's Day

I always think valentine’s Day should be about using make up to just play up your natural beauty, I see lots of people going all out using Valentine’s day as an excuse to wear the classic bright red lipstick. Which isn’t a bad thing but this look is so much simpler and, I think, prettier– it’s all about lightly enhancing your features!I kept my eyes pretty simple using;
Urban Decay’s eye primer potion
GOSH’s lilac shadow stick on the outer half of the lid – you want this to provide the suggestion of lilac and purples, try not to use too much
A light shimmery white shadow all over – MUA 01
Then just take a matte light brown, such as smashbox demure and run it lightly through the crease for some light definition.The real focus of the eyes are the lashes and the liner – I don’t tend to wear false lashes so I kept mine quite small and nothing over the top.
I used Bobbi Brown’s gel liner in black and went for something in-between and cat eye and winged liner – just go for whatever suits your eye shape!
I really wanted the skin to glow in this look so I applied eyeko’s cream as a base to provide some pretty shimmer and then just wore Clinique supermoisture foundation– this has the same sort of coverage as a tinted moisturiser!
I paired this will a cool-toned blush, I used a mix of Clinique iced lotus and Mac’s two virtues. I didn’t contour as I think, particularly during the day, it can be too harsh and it’s difficult to find the right shade (I see so many girls having orange stripes down their cheeks :/)
And finally to finish it off I just used a light baby pink like Mac’s viva Glam Gaga :)

Hope you’ve found this useful for ideas :)

47 comments:

London's-beauty said...

Your skin looks amazing! :) Love your make up there ^_^

Jennifer said...

your skin looks flawless :)!! i love mac gaga lipstick too <3!!

DinaXYYan said...

I agree that Valentine's day look should be natural too! Love your makeup :)

Madiha said...

wow you have got amazing skin!!!

Emma said...

totally agree that enhancing subtley is so much nicer :) you look amazingly beautiful xxx

..R May A.. said...

@Jennifer so do I- it give just enough colour without being over bright :)
@Dina I'm glad you agree, keeping it simple always looks better than too much!! x

daisychain said...

your skin is flawless, jealous!

Gemx said...

I love the 'natural but better' look you've done. Your eyeliner looks fab x

Fashion Queen said...

Your skim is beautiful!!

Reg Rodriguez said...

i love this look! you look so pretty and ethereal in this makeup :)

xx
heyrocketgirl

Closet Fashionista said...

Very pretty!! :D
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..R May A.. said...

@Reg & Closet fashionista thank you :)

ediot said...

hi dear. nice post. love the make-up
hope you're having a great weekend

xx

Beauty Addict said...

You look gorgeous!


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Venus In Virgo said...

Really pretty and romantic looking!
great soft colors on your perfect skin XOXO

Ayesha Monique said...

Very pretty!! I really like your eyebrows too

Cherry Pullinger said...

Your make up looks great, I especially love the eyes!

Lottie said...

gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

so pretty :))

jillian m. said...

your eyeliner is perfect! i'm always trying to get the perfect winged eye (not too dramatic, but not so subtle that you can't even notice), but can never seem to get it just right.

love this look! soft and pretty...

..R May A.. said...

@Jillian I'm thinking of doing a post on it quite soon - how to get a wing, a cat eye and a more neutral look :)
@venus in Virgo thank you!! x

Ana Cristina said...

aw thank you hunny! X

Krystal said...

its beauuuutiful!

Kristina said...

great make up honey :)
I have the same lipstick :)

xx
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johanna said...

I have the same lipstick AWESOME

Shop N' Chomp said...

Viva Glam Gaga looks gorgeous on you!

Ahleessa said...

Wow, you have such radiant skin! It's very angelic. :)

Katie said...

Pretty makeup!

Sara.H said...

very pretty look :) love the lip color :)

Josie said...

Love your lipcolor, doll -- perfect for Valentine's Day!
xo Josie
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Jocelyn Ng said...

Love the lipstick's colour!

..R May A.. said...

@josie so do i - it really finishes of the look :)
@Jocelyn thank you!! x

Dressing Up For Me said...

I love what you did with your eyes! I´ll try to follow that. ;)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Your lips are perfect!

What mascara do you use?

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

i want this gaga lip color but i couldnt find it anymore! do you know if its still out? p.s. i wish i had ur lips haha mine are so small!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh everything about this makeup look is incredible! You look positively gorgeous!! :)

Yuliya xoxo. said...

Amazing make up ♥ ♥

Gertrude said...

Your skin looks really great! Love the way you apply the liquid liner x

..R May A.. said...

@Nadia they definately still sell in on the UK store as they're bringing out some new lipglosses to match - I don't think it's sold at counters anymore though!
@ADaftScotsLass I layered my mascaras, so I used maxfactor false lash effect and maybelline collosal :)

Jonna said...

So pretty! x

johanna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

julianne. said...

your face looks flawless.
love the eye.<3

Winnie said...

Oh the eye make up is just spot on! Loving it.

Vanessa said...

Great colors! You look so beautiful! Great blog, following! :)

UrbanMermaid said...

Gorgeous look, especially the lips! xx

Promise said...

Beautiful skin...x

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The Style Rawr said...

Oh wow. This is such a pretty look! You have such beautiful skin <3

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