Soft Valentine's Makeup

Almost every year I do a Valentine's Day inspired makeup look. It's not that you should wear a certain look on Valentine's Day or even that you should only where it then, but I just like to take advantage of this occasion to post another romantic makeup look. Usually, I think of red lips or something pink toned. This year I had in mind this diffused, almost worn out, red lip look, so I paired it with a very warm toned brownish eye with just a bit of sparkle. It's a very natural and subtle looking makeup that won't make you feel like you're wearing a ton of makeup, but will just make you feel more romantic. 

I wanted the eyes to have a very warm feel to them, neutral, but also a bit sparkly. I used eyeshadow primer, bone colored matte base color and then started building up the crease with a caramel brown matte shade. Then I used slightly darker warm matte brown and concentrated it on the inner and outer corner, leaving center of the lid empty. On the lid I applied a light golden shimmery shade and then went over it with even lighter golden shade that has a bit of pink sheen to it. I applied lighter shade more in the center. 

I didn't want to use liquid eyeliner, but I wanted just a bit of definition and also something to help me hide false eyelashes. So I used dark chocolate matte brown on an angled brush as a soft eyeliner with a slight wing. Because this eye look is so simple, I added light layer of shimmery shades that have silver and gold glitter to them all over the lid. Just for some subtle sparkle. I applied the same shades around the lower lash line to again create that lighter glow in the center and getting darker towards the edges. 

In the inner corners of my eyes I used a shimmery gold shade. I also applied defining mascara and very natural looking fluttery false eyelashes. These are longer at the outer corners to give that slightly winged out look, but are in general very natural look, not too thick nor too long. Later I also added white eye pencil in the inner rim on the lower lash line to make eyes look even more opened up and fresh. 

I had this look in mind paired with a diffused red lip. To create this I started by applying a medium matte red shade in the inner part of the lips. Almost like, if you would do an ombre. Then I applied a slightly lighter more peach toned shade on the outer edges of the lips. Because it was still very light, I decided to apply a darker chocolate red in the very inner parts of the lips, almost like you've been eating berries. To make this look even softer and more worn looking, I used rounded eye brush to make the edges of the lips blend out and soften. I think this looks very romantic and effortless in a way.

On the face I applied matte looking foundation with a bit of concealer and powder. I warmed up my complexion by using light bronzer with a slight sheen as well as a more warm yellow toned powder to make it look even warmer. I also used a liquid champagne highlighter on my high points of the face and went over it with a golden champagne powder highlighter. It was still pretty subtle looking, since I wanted the whole look to be softer and nothing standing out too much. For the blush I went with a brownish peachy red shade that compliments red lip and makes me look like I'm naturally blushing. 

I think the look feels effortless and not too done up. I used all my favorite warm colors and I think it looks kind of romantic, but still makes you look alive, especially, if you're as pale as I am right now. False eyelashes are so light and natural looking, that won't be bothering you either. 

I also took a photo of the makeup products that I used. More details are below. I always write them in the order that I use them on the skin.

Products used:
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation - 010 Light Beige
NYX Pro Foundation Mixer - White Blanc
Look by Bipa Matte Camouflage Concealer - 010 Light
Paese Rice Powder
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer - Bronzer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder - 04 Light Bronze
Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter - Liquid Champagne
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Moonstone
MAC Blush - Pinch Me

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original
Colourpop Yes, Please! - Full Zip
Nabla Eyeshadow - Caramel
Colourpop Yes, Please! - Note to Self
Colourpop She - Chick
MAC Vanilla Pigment
Colourpop Yes, Please! - French Kiss
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow - Birthday Girl + Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow - 01 Solar Explosion
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Moonstone
NYX Eye And Eyebrow Pencil - White Blanc
La Roche-Posay Respectissime Mascara Extension
Ardell False Eyelashes - Natural
Duo Adhesive

Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte - Red Supreme
Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte - Peach Flatters
Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick - 12 Brunette

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