Hi, everyone! It's Valentine's Day weekend and, despite my stated ambivalence about the holiday, I wanted to bring you a makeup look that channels a bit of romance. Instead of something soft and sweet, I thought I'd use bolder shades of red, pink, and purple to create a vibrant, '70s-inspired Valentine's look that doesn't pull any punches!
The title of this post is Love Squared because two of the products I used for the look feature the shade name Love. Perfect for Valentines, right? For the eyes, I used my new and already treasured Kat von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette, a rainbow-hued stunner that I won in a giveaway from my buddy Chelle. I gravitated towards the pink and purple shades from the palette for this look and was happy with the result! I first applied Love, a soft lavender, all over my lids, then added a pop of colour to the centre of my lid with a mix of Swoon and Destroyer. For some depth and definition, I applied Rewind, a deep burgundy, on the outer third of my lid and Anthem, an eggplant purple, to my crease, For some smoke underneath the eye, I swept Echo, an indigo with golden glitter, along my lower lash line. Finally, I used Strutter, a mid-tone taupe, as a transition shade and Skulls, a frosty white, as a highlight on my brow bones and inner corners of the eye.
For the cheeks, I chose one of my favourite romantic, glowing blushes, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush, an ethereal peachy golden pink. And finally, the piece de resistance: on the lips I used my brand new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in Love. It's a gorgeous warm strawberry red that dries down nearly matte, is ultra saturated with colour, and feels super comfortable on my lips. It really is true love!
Foundation: Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation in Porcelain Ivory
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in Light
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (on t-zone) and Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder in Keiko (lightly all over)
Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair Matte
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl and Champagne Pop
Brows: EcoBrow Defining Wax in Sharon
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
Eye Shadow: (all from the Kat von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette): Love (all over the lid), Swoon and Destroyer (blended in centre of lid), Rewind (on outer corners, blended up to the crease), Anthem (on the outer half of the crease), Echo (along lower lash line), Strutter (above crease as a transition shade), and Skulls (as a highlight on brow bones and inner corners)
Eyeliner: Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)
Lipstick: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in Love
And a few more shots of the look:
So whether Valentine's Day makes you swoon, gag, or roll your eyes till it hurts, I encourage you to use this weekend as an opportunity for playing with makeup that makes you feel bold, romantic, and sexy. Makeup that you truly, well, love.
What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day? What kind of makeup do you reach for when you want to feel romantic or sexy? Have you tried the Kat von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette or the new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours?
Thanks so much for stopping by!