Thursday, 2 February 2017

Valentine's makeup look 2017



Hey Guys,

This week I have created a Valentine's make-up look for that special day. Whether you are all loved up or not, it's a fab make-up look that will suit anyone for any special occasion. I created it with a 'halo' effect because it is quite understated but makes an impact, which I think you want for a date. So let's get straight to it.




I started with my eyes as I was planning on using glitter so didn't want any fall out on my foundation! First I primed the eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion. Then using Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'Creamy Beige' I applied this over the lid and up to the brow bone. I have to say, I love the Colour Tattoo range and literally want it in every single colour. It provides such a good base for pigments and is very long lasting.







Now I had my base, using Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance palette (yes, it's my favourite!) I applied the shades 'RealGar' mixed with 'Red Ocre' through the crease in a semi circular motion. I used a very fluffy brush to apply this as I wanted a soft blended out look on the crease. I also took this under the eye. Next, to create the Halo effect I used Kiko Cream Crush Eyeshadow in 'Pearly Apricot' and applied a semi circle kind of shape around the middle part of the lid. Make sure not to cover the whole lid as it will turn more into a 'cut crease' kind of look. I then applied Barry M Dazzle Dust in 'Athena' over the top. To the outer corner and inner corners I applied Lola Make-up by Perse eyeshadow in '032' which is a gorgeous, highly pigmented, dark purple. I used a tapered brush to apply this as I really wanted to focus in on the inner and outer corner to create the halo effect. I then used a 'Cyprus Umber' from ABH Modern Renaissance to add depth to the inner and outer corner. Finally, over the highlighted part on the tip of the eyelid, I patted on some pink glitter by Eye Kandy Cosmetics.





To complete the look, I added black eyeliner to the water line and liquid liner over the lid. However, instead of creating a flick, I instead stuck to the eye lid as I wanted to keep the circular shape of the halo. The lashes are Huda Beauty in 'Scarlett' and I have to say I am in love. Believe the hype guys. They are lovely and such good quality! I love the fluttery feel. I curled them before applying as the heaviness of them can drag them down slightly. I used my trusted Nouveau Lashes Ultra Bond glue and they did not move one bit.





For the base I used MAC Pro Longwear foundation in NC35 and I applied this with my beauty blender. It just gives this flawless airbrushed finish that no other tool can give in my opinion. However, expect a thick layer of product when using this. It's not for the faint hearted. I contoured using the L.A. Girl Pro concealer in 'medium beige'. The amazing highlight I used is actually a Topshop one, which was the last one in the store and I can't seem to find again, but anything with a pinky undertone would be perfect.  For blush I used Makeup Geek in 'Valentine' (obvs!) and the lipstick was Kiko smart lipstick in '917'.








I hope you like the look and try it out! Have a fantastic Valentine's Day! What are your plans?

Amina xx

14 comments:

Annie Qadeer said...

Looking flawless! I love your look. The eyes especially because you used my favourite palette! This is a great look for Valentine's Day xx

Annie | www.musingsofamakeupjunkie.com

Priscilla said...

Did you go out after this? Looks so amazing!

Charlotte Adele said...

Firstly your just too stunning, secondly stop that, thirdly ... OMG THIS MAKEUP LOOK IS EVERYTHINNNNGGG !!! My Valentine's Day will be spent alone lmao, my husband has started a new contract in London so he works there from Monday -Saturday !! booooo !!!

itsfelicia juliana said...

This is beautiful 😍😍 the eyes especially they are so soft and flirty. Great look xfjx

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Lindsey Cline said...

Your lashes are so pretty!!! Love the shadow too!!!

Sabah said...

Love this look, it's beautiful! It''s definitely got that valentines flirty feel.
You look gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing!

Sabah || www.womanishaffairs.org

Ali and Her said...

It's my favourite palette too at the moment. I just want to use it for every make-up look I create. The formula is just the best. x

Ali and Her said...

Haha. No I didn't unfortunately. I removed it straight after. But I'll be recreating it the next time I'm out with my fella. x

Ali and Her said...

Thanks Lindsey. The lashes are Huda Beauty and the eyeshadows are Anastasia Beverley Hill Modern Renaissance palette. x

Ali and Her said...

Oh my gosh Adele thank you so much for being so lovely! Love you!! Oh boo about your husband being away but just use it as an excuse for some 'me' time. Have a pamper day with your boy xx

Ali and Her said...

Thank you! Yes I purposefully wanted it to be soft but still make an impact. Flirty was exactly what I was going for! xx

Ali and Her said...

Thanks Sabah! Yes definitely a flirty look. Thank for commenting xx

Kasie Sullivan said...

Girl you are beautiful!! And I'm so obsessed with this makeup look, you look radiant!! I need that ABH palette so bad!!xoxo

Ali and Her said...

Thank you! Yes you need it in your life! I'm surprised you don't have it the make-up addict that you are!! X

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