Friday, 13 February 2015

Sassy Valentine's Day Look on a Budget!

Hi, everyone! Yes, V-Day is just around the corner. I do celebrate the day with my silly, handsome boyfriend, but rather than a fancy dinner and roses strewn about, we spend our time playing board games and watching horror movies. Not typical, and that's why I love it! I also hail Valentine's Day as a perfect time to get a bit flirty with makeup. If you saw my last post, you'll know that this year I'm sharing a pair of slightly quirky and affordable, yet totally romantic makeup looks. Today's creation is all about dewy skin, lush lashes, and bold purple lips! 



To create some contrast on my oily skin, I mattified the t-zone with the super fine Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot and added some glow to my cheekbones and the bride of my nose with the shimmery ivory hue from the Wet N' Wild Walking on Eggshells eye shadow trio. For a natural flush, I reached for my favourite drugstore blush, Flower Beauty's Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby in Rosie Posie

On the eyes, I created soft, rosy lavender lids, courtesy of the pinky shade from Walking on Eggshells and the shimmery purple from NYC's HD Eye Shadow Trio in Late Night Latte. For some definition, I created a thin line of Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Jet Black and added a few coats of Rimmel's Volume Accelerator mascara in black. I got the Rimmel goodies as a duo from my friend at Christmastime, which was such a thoughtful gift!

Finally, the star of the show- some serious purple lips! For this, I grabbed a fantastically bold shade that my sister gave me for Christmas, Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Shameless. It's an incredible cool-toned matte grape that was more flattering  than expected. I couldn't stop checking myself out! ;)

Here's a peek at all the budget-friendly goodies I used, followed by a few more shots of the look:






If this post demonstrates two things, I hope it's that 1) you can create a totally fun V-Day look on a budget and 2) yes, you CAN wear a bold purple lip! For real :)

So, however you celebrate Valentine's (even if it's by consciously not celebrating), I hope you all have an ultra lovely weekend!

43 comments:

  1. You are so good at this! Seriously! I'm obsessed with that lipstick!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Deniz! I'm obsessed with it too :)

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  2. That lipbalm is seriously pigmented! It's stunning.

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  3. love this makeup look! perfect for valentines! love the purple lip! def want to try it!
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely give it a go :)

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  4. I love this make-up look! You look so lovely, love the lipstick specially!

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  5. I was so obsessed with Shameless in August and you've just reminded me how lovely it is. I think it's time to pull it back out.

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    1. Oh good! Glad I've inspired you to pull it out again :)

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  6. I will never get over how much I love your cheekbones. The highlighters you use are always phenomenal, but there's something about your bone structure that I'm just like GODDAMN GIVE THAT TO ME.

    And that lip colour. Goddamn.

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    1. Aww, that's so nice of you to say, Rachelle! But the highlighter definitely goes a long way to create that illusion :)

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  7. omg THAT BEAM on your cheeks! I swear I can't get enough of your face, your looks are always amazing!

    Also what Rachelle said ^

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  8. Shameless was made for you x

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    1. Thanks, Coco! It's one of my faves :)

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  9. Pretty look, and wow, that lipstick is a dead ringer for Tom Ford Lips and Boys Xavier!!

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to peek at Xavier :)

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  10. I absolutely love the lip colour your wearing! I have that shade as well. I feel purple lips are more sassy and it's a nice change from red lipstick, I definitely wear it more than a red lip.

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks! Nice to hear you enjoy a purple lip colour too :)

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  11. Love the makeup look! Great post!

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  12. Really pretty! Love that cheek and lippie shade on you-you look so fresh and glowy and beautiful!

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  13. och, amazing make up <3
    perfect lipstick <3

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  14. Cute makeup!

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  15. Wow! That purple is amazing on you!
    I need that blush too!

    xx gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.blogspot.ca

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  16. Wow this make-up looks super pretty! I love the blush and lipstick <3

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  17. The purple lips are amazing! If I could insert a heart-eyed emoji I would.

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  18. Oh. My. God. When I saw this i almost bobbled my tea- I was SO excited to see you in that purple shade! I've owned that lippy for about five months now, and haven't really been brave enough to wear it too many times. But after seeing how absolutely incredible it looks on you, I'm all in. No more worries that purple might be too weird. It looks amazing!

    Also, you two watching horror movies made me laugh haha such a fun tradition!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Marlen! So happy to inspire you to rock a bold lip! :)

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  19. that's one heck of a lip color! I really love how purple lipsticks look on everyone; they look hard to pull of but they're not! Hope you had a nice time this valentines day watching horror movies haha ;)

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    1. Thanks, Maeve! Yes, the purple is surprisingly wearable. And we did have a lovely Valentines :)

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  20. Oh wow you are sooo rocking that lip color, I cannot pull of that at all :p

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! I bet you could :)

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