Soft and Subtle Valentines Day Look

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I thought I’d show you guys a simple make-up tutorial which would be perfect to wear on valentines day. Pink, silver and black eyeshadows are smoked along the eye-lid and paired with a delicate pink lip. I thought I would keep the look subtle, as chances are, your other half loves the look of you without loads make-up covering up your natural beauty. 

I started the look by applying The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Skin Reviver all over my face and on my eyelids, as it works to rejuvenate and prime your skin – this is one of my all time favourite beauty products. 

Next I got going on my eyes, which I always do first if I’m planning on applying eyeshadow, so my face make-up isn’t ruined by fall out. I took my Naked 2 palette and used the colour Verve all over the lid, which is a gorgeous shimmery silver colour. Next I wanted to emphasise highlighting on my eyes, so I took Foxy under the brow bone, on my waterline and on the inner corner of my eye. Foxy is a brilliant colour as it isn’t bright white, it has some yellow tones to it, which makes it look more natural.

ImageImage Colours ‘Foxy’ and ‘Verve’ from Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette.

I pushed a subtle pink colour into the centre of my lid. I chose this amazing colour from my Barry M trio eyeshadow set (which I can’t rave about enough, they have great pigmentation and blendability).

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I used the middle colour in the centre of my lid.

Next, I wanted to emphasise the outer corner of my eye and my crease shadow, and was in search of a dark but subtle colour. I could have used Blackout from my Naked 2 Palette as my crease colour for my eye, but because it is a matte eye colour it looked a bit overbearing and not as pretty. Instead, I decided to use the colour “Oil Slick” by Urban Decay, which has a beautiful shimmery pigment to it and blends like a dream. 

Image Oil Slick, Urban Decay

I grabbed a clean blending brush, which was one from MUA which is absolutely fantastic, and blended all of the colours together. I kept adding a bit more of each of the colours until everything was fully blended and I was happy with the colour pay off. 

Finally, I used the Soap and Glory cat-eye superliner for a classic winged out eye effect. You don’t have to apply eyelashes, but as the rest of my make up was pretty subtle, I decided to use the Eyelure naturalites falsies.

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After my eyes were done, I moved on to the rest of my face. As I was trying to achieve a subtle but pretty effect, I decided to use Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation, for dewy skin and medium coverage. I blended this onto my skin with a Real Techniques Expert face brush and set it with Rimmel’s Stay Matte translucent powder. Next, I delicately swept the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer underneath my eyes to eliminate any pesky dark circles. I decided not to do any contouring as this is a soft day-time look, and instead opted for the most beautiful blusher ever, which is Topshop’s cream blush in Afternoon Tea.

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Finally, I completed my look with a touch of lipstick from MUA. I chose shade for because it is such a pretty and girlie colour. 

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And here’s the final look guys, really hope you like it!

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