Soft Glam for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whether you’re a lover or a loather, this makeup look can be for everyone. The season of love is the perfect time to play around with makeup, especially bright pinks and reds so I thought I’d create a soft glam look that you can wear on a date or whether you’re just chilling at home with Netflix and fancy making yourself look good.

The first thing that I focused on was my base makeup and eyebrows. Before starting, I cleansed my face and applied moisturiser to ensure that my face is clean and hydrated. I decided to use my trusty YSL Touche Éclat foundation to give my skin a dewy finish which you can’t entirely tell from this photo. I love that this foundation is a more medium finish, giving my skin more room to breathe and giving a much more natural look. I then went in with my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer to hide my dark circles and any blemishes. Finally, for my base, I used the Maybelline Master Fix loose powder to brighten my under eyes and set my makeup in place. For my eyebrows, I just used the Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil in shade 3 to fill in any sparse areas and I then went in with the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in the shade chocolate to set my brows in place.

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This picture comes up more orange than I actually looked but I then used the Benefit Hoola Bronzer to warm up my face and to make my cheekbones pop. Hoola is my all-time favourite bronzer, I always end up going back to it and being impressed with how gorgeous it is. I feel like everyone loves this bronzer as it just suits so many people Once my face had a bit more colour, I used the Cindy-Lou Maniser blush by The Balm. I have recently fallen in love with this blush because it has such a gorgeous shimmer to it and it the perfect shade of pink. It’s not too bright that you have a pink streak across your face but looks like a natural flush of colour. Finally, I used the Soph x Makeup Revolution highlighter palette to a bright highlight across my cheeks and on my brow bones. I love this palette so much as it is so cheap and there are so many great choices to choose from.

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My favourite part of this look is the eyes. I decided to use the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette as they orangey/red colours really make my blue eyes pop as well as being perfect colours for a Valentine’s Day look. I started off by using chaser (light nude matte) and Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte) in my crease as a transitional colour. I then went on to use He Devil (burnt red matte) and En Fuego (burgundy matte) in my outer corner to add definition and create more of a smoky look. I finished off this look with Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift) across my lid to add a bit of shimmer. I love how this look came out but I am a massive fan of the Naked Heat palette so this is no surprise. For eyeliner, I tested the BADgal Bang eyeliner pencil and I wasn’t a huge fan but I think it worked for this look, I especially love how black the colour is. The thing that I was most excited about was that I finally got to try the new Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara and I am shook! I cannot comprehend how amazing this mascara is but I will write a full review so I won’t go into too much detail at the moment. What I will say is that it makes your lashes look so voluminous and long, it’s like Roller Lash and They’re Real! in one mascara.

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No look is complete without lipstick so I finished off the look with my Mac Velvet Teddy for a soft matte nude. You can’t go wrong with a nude lipstick and I feel that this colour complements the eyes. This is how the look turned out overall, let me know what you think. Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day?

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12 thoughts on “Soft Glam for Valentine’s Day

  1. Wow, the mascara is indeed wonderful! I am actually getting it next month in a subscription box and I am looking forward to it seeing your eyelashes! Your make-up is very cute, natural and perfect for V Day 🙂

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  2. I really love you have done the masterpiece in your face. It is so natural and I absolutely love such presentation. I think it is not only great for V day, it is great for any dates. I love the Cindy-Lou Maniser blush, it look 100% natural and no sign of two big patches. Love it to the max

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  3. I love this valentines look, it’s really subtle but stands out. The Benefit mascara really looks great too it makes your eyes really pop, I need to give it a try!

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  4. You are beautiful my dear! Love the mascara and the complement of the Mac velvet teddy. Happy Valentine’s Day! 💝 Evelyn, PathofPresence

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