Sunday, 12 February 2012

Fresh Valentine's Day Make Up!

When it comes to make up I'm someone that favours neutral shades to achieve a really fresh and awake look. I've never been one for smokey eyes so instead I like to focus on cheeks, lips and a flawless complexion. I don't think the boy and I are doing anything for Valentine's Day this year but if we were this is the make up look I would choose to wear!

There are four products I know I can rely on to last all day long and keep my skin looking flawless! The Satin Primer from Illamasqua is a miracle product if you have dry skin, popping a little of this on before foundation ensures that your base will last all day and not look cakey at all. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation is a brilliant product, it glides on and blends so perfectly into the skin that it's hard to see that you're even wearing foundation. The Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer does an amazing job at covering redness and dark circles and Benefit Boi-ing really helps perfect my skin that little bit more.

For eyes, although I don't like to use a lot of products, there are some I reach for to give me a really bright eyed and awake look. For oily eyelids like mine the Benefit Creaseless Cream shadows are incredible and keeping shadows on all day! Benefit's Eyebright pencil looks lovely in the lower waterline to completely brighten up any eye look. Shadow wise the lightest shade in this trio from The Body Shop is beautifully shimmery and looks super pretty all over the eyelid but I mainly focus this colour on the inner corners of my eyes where I get the darkest. NARS Etrusque eyeshadow is a beautiful gold that I like to wear to really make my blue eyes stand out. Mascara wise Peep Show from 17 cosmetics is my current favourite! It's super affordable and really makes my lashes look a million times better!

For the cheeks I decided to use pink shades and MAC Subtle Breeze mineralize blush is just perfect. It is quite matte so for a little bit of added shimmer I used a little bit of Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish from MAC because I'm a total sucker for shimmer! To me, my make up seems brighter and my complexion lifted when I have a bit of shimmer or sparkle on my cheeks!

Lastly on my lips I opted for Lovelorn lipstick from MAC. It's a pretty and super wearable mid tone pink shade with a lustre finish so it's not drying and leaves a beautiful sheen on the lips without the need for an extra gloss over the top! I was torn between this and Creme Cup from MAC but in the end Lovelorn won because it's that little bit brighter and makes a bit more of a statement without looking too much!

This kind of make up makes me feel girly and pretty without making me feel overdone or like I've tried too hard. Most importantly it's super quick to do so you get to spend less time in front of the mirror and more time out with your loved ones having a wonderful day!
Which products will you be using this Valentine's Day to achieve your perfect make up look?
xoxo

32 comments:

  1. I adore Lovelorn! I've actually not seen it on the lips before but I think you've just made my mind up on which will be my first MAC lipstick :D

    This makeup look is right up my street, a fresh face with neutral eyes and pink lips. Perfect :)

    Mollie xo
    molliemuses.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is such a beautiful colour, the formula makes it so wearable too! xo

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  2. Very natural, love the blush!

    http://jakeandolga.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovelorn's next on my MAC shopping list. Looks so pretty!


    And this fresh make up look is really lovely - I should try something like that myself (I tend to go for heavy/smokey eye make up and it's getting a bit boring now)

    xo

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    1. Lovelorn really is super pretty! xo

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  4. This is such a pretty combo- golden eyeshadow with pink cheeks and lips! I've noticed guys aprreciate it, too ;)

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  5. I swear by benefits creaseless creams! so easy to build up and do remain creaseless! (on me anyway!)
    You look SO gorgeous and freshfaced here! I love this look!
    I'm working on Valentines day till 11pm, but we don't really do anything special for it anyway!
    Belle du Brightonxx

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  6. You look great so fresh faced I love it :D x

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  7. Beautiful! Really lovely for a day look :)

    http://nickysbeautyquest.com
    Xo

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  8. I really like this look on you! Looks fab! I need to go for something more fresh but cant resist my full on look every time its either all or absolutely nothing for me!

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  9. Love the shade of lipstick - subtle but still amazing!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this lipstick! Am going to be in the airport soon & have been looking at so many Mac lipsticks, to try decide on some. Your posts make me want too many!
    Chloe x

    http://verylovelystuff.blogspot.com/

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  11. You look so pretty and natural. I'm now seriously lusting after subtle breeze blusher and lovelorn lipstick x

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  12. Your make-up looks gorgeous here, so fresh and natural looking. I have most of those eye products so am definitely going to try to re-create this look! x

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  13. I adore your makeup looks/ tutorials, they are just right up my street! :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely, I saw your MAC haul post earlier and it made me want to get a few goodies from MAC, love them! When you bought the Bourjois foundation did you get shade tested? What shade did you opt for? I'm thinking of getting it.

    Jade x

    http://ginger-pickle.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm the lightest shade, number 51, in the Bourjois foundation. I'm always the lightest shade in high street foundations which makes it easy for me hehe xo

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  15. Can't live without benefit eye bright!!


    The Best Beauty Buys xx

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  16. I really love your makeup tutorials :) I like the type of fresh natural makeup that you wear a lot xx
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. so pretty! you have the most innocent, natural look going on. perfect for vday... ;)

    http://fflicc.blogspot.com/

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  18. You look really pretty and very natural. That's the sort of makeup I prefer as well xx

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  19. LOVELY look! I really must try that foundation heard so many great things about it!

    Jazz xo

    http://jazzreallyloves.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi!!! Following you from Madrid! Have Lovelorn too, and I love it so much. Check out the revlon lip butters, you might like them
    Quick question... what would be your shade number in the bourjois healthy mix foundation? Thanks!

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  21. You always look so glowy & beautiful xoxo

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  22. Wow, your skin looks flawless! :o

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  23. Beautiful. You have such gorgeous features! You're eyelashes/ eyes are amazing!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  24. Beautiful, love that lipstick :)

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  25. Very pretty, your skin looks so perfect
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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