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?