Glam Valentine’s Day Make Up

Earlier in the week I showed you how you could make the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day (read all about it here), so now it’s time to master the make-up. I should probably start by saying I’m not a make-up expert at all and I still always get through about 124 make-up wipes trying to perfect it all, but I LOVE doing it so thought I’d show you all what I came up with!

In my opinion, make-up for Valentine’s Day should be relatively simple and sophisticated – after all, you’re probably not going to a 70’s disco (but if you are, you whack out that glitter girl). Whether you’re going on date night or to a party with your friends, you may as well glam up a little!

Here are some of the products I used:

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FOUNDATION & CONCEALER

I used Bourjois Healthy Mix as my foundation and sorted out my under-eye circles with the Eraser Eye by Maybelline – it’s basically my favourite combination for covering up my spots and red blotches. I used my buffing brush by Real Techniques and the Oval Shadow brush from the RT Bold Metals collection (which is the most beautiful thing ever).

EYES

Even though I wear glasses I thought a glamorous but not over-the-top look on the eye was the way to go. I used my two eyeshadow palettes from Make-Up Revolution and tried to create an ombre effect with blacks and purples. To make it a bit more fun to begin with I covered my whole eyelid up to my eyebrow with a shimmery creamy white shade. I feel like silver, purple, pink and black is the perfect colour combination for Valentine’s Day because it’s not too vibrant and looks super classy!

LIPS

I went for a dark nude lip and used a Mac Whirl lipstick. I thought the shade would go with one of the reddy-purple eyeshadow shades on my eyes!

EYEBROWS

I usually do bugger all to my eyebrows so because V Day requires effort I dug out my Barry M Brow Kit and my Benefit Instant Brow Pencil – brows gotta be on fleek ladies.

CONTOUR & POWDER

I’m a beginner at contouring and I use the Barry M Contour Kit which also includes a highlighter – this thing is such a life-saver for me! My favourite powder to use is the One Heck of a Blot powder from Soap & Glory – if you haven’t heard anything about this then it’s basically a translucent powder, which is fab for pale skin!

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Whatever make-up you go for, always tailor it to what you’re wearing. If you’re wearing a simple black dress on the night then a colourful eye is definitely the way to go (and a red lip if you want, but they make me look like a vampire). Keep your make up super simple if you’re wearing a bright red dress, a black smokey eye would be perfect!

You can find loads of different products to create your own date night make-up look at John Lewis – take a look at their Valentine’s Day page here!

Make sure you let me know what you think of my look,

R x

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22 Comments

    • 6th February 2016 / 11:18 am

      Glad you think so! Thank you so much! šŸ™‚

      R xoxo

    • 6th February 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Jasmine! Purples would totally suit you! I usually go for purples because I have green eyes šŸ™‚

      R xoxo

  1. 6th February 2016 / 9:31 am

    Love the purples on your eyes, such a nice colour. I really like whirl too, I wish I had got that instead of Velvet Teddy. I agree I like nice simple make up for valentines x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • 6th February 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Tamsin! Noooo Velvet Teddy is the best! It’s perfect for everyday, then I use Whirl more for occasions – I definitely think you need both! I only have 3 Mac lipsticks and those two I swear by!

      R xoxo

  2. 6th February 2016 / 2:43 pm

    It’s such a gorgeous look, Whirl is one of my favourites, it just looks so nice of the lips! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

    • 7th February 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you lovely! Whirl is my favourite, it’s a bit dark for everyday but I love it occasionally!

      R xoxo

    • 7th February 2016 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you so much! The pigment is soooo good, deffo recommend the palettes!

      R xoxo

  3. Hannah
    6th February 2016 / 6:42 pm

    love that lip colour! it goes so well with the look

    • 7th February 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks Han! I thought it wouldn’t go but I’ll take your word for it šŸ˜‰

      R xoxo

  4. 7th February 2016 / 3:07 pm

    I’ve recently picked up the Barry M Contour palette & am excited to give it a try. I always worry about shades with my light skin tone, but it looks gorgeous on you! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • 7th February 2016 / 4:38 pm

      It makes the whole contour thing so easy! Especially when you’re A) a beginner, and B) super pale!

      R xoxo

  5. 7th February 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Fab post lovely, you created such a gorgeous look! Iā€™m really loving the eyes, especially with the purple hues šŸ™‚ Whirl is such a stunning lipstick and a favourite of mine šŸ™‚

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • 8th February 2016 / 9:43 am

      Aww thank you so much Charlee! Thought it’d end up being crap cause I’m not really a beauty blogger. Whirl is the best lipstick I love it!

      R xoxo

  6. 7th February 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Robyn this looks gorgeous, I love the way you’ve done your eyes! So pretty šŸ™‚ xx

    Toasty

    • 8th February 2016 / 9:44 am

      Thanks so much Beth! Glad you think so! šŸ™‚

      R xoxo

  7. 8th February 2016 / 12:22 am

    This looks so stunning on you – I love the lip colour so much. The palettes look such good quality, must try them now!! X

    • 8th February 2016 / 9:46 am

      Thank you so much! The palettes are honestly amazing and those ones are only Ā£4 each!

      R xoxo

  8. 8th February 2016 / 8:14 am

    This is such a lovely look, Robyn! You are sooo pretty. The dark purple looks absolutely amazing for your skin colour. Definitely the colour you need! I really enjoyed this post <3

    Chloe x | http://www.beautyandthegirl.co.uk

    • 8th February 2016 / 9:47 am

      This comment made me smile so much, thank you Chloe! I went for the purples because I have green eyes, and I thought it wouldn’t make me look too pale (reds and things like that make me look sooo white!). Thanks lovely!

      R xoxo

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