Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Look of the Day: Feeling Romantic

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Just in time for Valentine's, today's Look of the Day is awash with romantic pinks and reds for getting into the loving spirit. Whether you view February 14th as a cherished holiday or an overblown nuisance, the upside of the holiday is that you can sport some romantic makeup, regardless of your stance! And the chocolate. That's another perk ;)

The star of this look is my brand new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic, a rich, glossy warm-toned red that has me totally smitten! I complemented the lip colour with some warm, red blush (MAC Frankly Scarlet) and a mixture of pink, coral, and mauve on the eyes (thanks to MAC eye shadows in Sushi Flower, Paradisco, and Quarry). I don't sport red cheeks and pink eye shadow very often, but I liked the effect! Warm, flushed, and- of course- romantic!

Here's the end result:

A romantic braid to go with the Valentine's makeup!

Here is another shot of the look, followed by a list of products used to create it!


And here is a breakdown of what I used:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in 03 Light
Powder: Lush Emotional Brilliance Translucent Face Powder
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: MAC Blush in Frankly Scarlet

Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Redhead

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: MAC Sushi Flower and Paradisco eye shadows (blended together in crease and outer corner), MAC Quarry eyeshadow (applied precisely to the crease to add some definition), Shu Uemura Powder Eye Shadow in IR911 (as a highlight on inner corners, brow bone, and centre of lid)

Eyeliner: Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner in Black
Mascara: Boots Maximum Volume Mascara in Black (Waterproof Formula)

Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic



And a few more photos of the look:






C'est tout! This look was fun to create because I don't often get to play with pink and red hues on the eyes. It was a refreshing departure for the norm and I was happy with the results! Bold and romantic, without being over the top.

What are your thoughts on pink eye makeup? Some of your favourite products for creating a romantic, Valentine's look? Have any of you tried and loved Revlon Romantic Balm Stain?

Thanks for reading and Happy Valentine's! xoxo

31 comments:

  1. Love the lip colour, very romantic and your eye make up is lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much! I've been loving Revlon Romantic lately :)

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  2. I am loving the entire look you are right very very romantic make up xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Maricruz! Happy Valentine's xoxo

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  3. Love your make up look, not too dramatic on the eyes and then bright lips! Sadly pink and red shades don't match my skintone... makes it look as if I have a bruised eye.

    dreamdustx

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    1. Thanks, Louise! Pink tones can definitely be hard to wear on the eyes; probably why I don't do it often! But always fun to experiment and sometimes it pays off :)

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  4. Love this valentine look!
    So suited for a valentine date night
    Plus the braid, purfeecttt!
    ♡,
    Pour L' Instant

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Riza! Will definitely be wearing Revlon Romantic tonight for Valentine's :)

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  5. I've heard good things about the NYX concealer but it's difficult to get hold of in the UK. I think I'm going to have to start saving for a trip to the States to stock up on things from my ever growing shopping list! x Becky

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    1. You should check it out for sure! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Beautiful make-up ;) I love it ;)



    I am your new follower now, hope you follow back on www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for following. Much appreciated! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  7. I love this, honey!! It looks really fresh and adorable, very Valentine's Day ready.:)
    Following!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Peet- for the kind words and for following! xoxo

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  8. Gorgeous looks.. Love the eyes xx

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  9. such a lovely and natural valentines look! People must think I'm always done up for valentines as I'm always sporting rosy pink cheeks and a pink lip! I have the revlon lip balm stain in rendezvous I love them so much they're so easy just to swipe on! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much, Zandra! I have Rendezvous as well- such a lovely colour :)

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  10. You look great! I also experimented with pinks and reds, but ended up wearing something a little more neutral for my valentines dinner!

    xx

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    1. Thanks, Rute! A neutral look sounds lovely for Valentine's dinner :)

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  11. We need a tutorial of the fishtale braid :) You look SO CUTE! (though that's not big news)


    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks- maybe I will do a tutorial! Took a little bit of practice, but not it's a go-to look when I'm a bit lazy and don't want to dry my hair ;) Thanks for the kind words, as always! xoxo

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  12. I love your fishtail plait - it looks lovely! x

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  13. pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. Very lovely! Your braid makes it look very romantic xx

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  15. nice blog
    wanna follow each others
    http://kaika85.blogspot.fi/

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