With Valentine’s Day almost upon us I thought it would be good to create a few looks that you could wear on a date or a night out with your girls for all the single ladies up in hurr!
This is the second look I came up with (you can see the first HERE) this is a really subtle but effective look, here, instead of a bold red lip we’re making the focus your natural glow.
Now, a natural glow can be hard to create especially if you’re not an angel but fear not!
With the right products it can be achieved!
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I started off by filling in my brows with a generic soft dark brown pencil, I then set my brows with Maybelline’s Brow Drama in Dark Brown. To clean up my brows I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC50 at the top, NC45 at the bottom for a natural highlight.
Start off with your favourite flawless finish foundation, mine is MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid in NC50.
Once buffed into the skin well, start highlighting.
We want our highlight to be noticeable but in a good way, I would recommend going in with a full coverage concealer no more than 3 shades lighter than your skin tone. Here I am using the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11, this concealer is great and really effective in creating a glow/highlight to the desired areas. I applied the SSE to my t-zone including my philtrum and my chin. I blended this in with a fluffly brush and then set it all with a light beige eyeshadow from my JC Paris 28 Neutral Palette.
I’ve found the key to a natural highlight in blending out harsh lines, I used my
Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in 60 to blend out concealer as well as to set my face.
I also used my Ben Nye MediaPRO Poudre Refill in Mojave Americano to contour (my new favourite contour powder!)
I then went in with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, this a great neutral plum toned blush with not too much shimmer, really subtle but gorgeous.
Afterwards for warmth and more of a glow I used my Inglot AMC Pressed Powder in 68 for bronzing around the perimeter of my face and my neck. For more highlighting I used Illamasqua’s Powdered Metal in Ether along the same areas in which I used SSE.
I started with MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer in NC45 for a base. I then applied La Femme’s Sparkle Dust in Antique Gold all over the lid (applied with a damp brush)
I used fluffy brushes to apply the Dark Brown and Black e/s from the JC Paris 28 Neutral Palette to smoke out the edges.
I always use Inglot 335 e/s as a transitional shade, it’s the perfect warm terracotta colour for my skin tone.
For a bit more shimmer I placed Inglot 406 e/s on the exact center of my eyelid lid using my finger for precision. This gives a 3-Dimensional effect when your eyes close, a little something extra that can help a lot with simple eyeshadow looks.
I wanted to keep this look soft so instead of a black liner I used a soft brown pencil in my waterline, I smudged this out with the brown e/s from the JC Paris 28 Neutral Palette paying more attention to the outer third of my eye for definition.
Next I applied several coats of my favourite mascara Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara in Black.
Lips are very simple!
I firstly started out with NYX Lip Pencil in Brown to outline my lips.
I then went in with the beautiful nude Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Dulce Caramelo, however this didn’t really provide enough coverage for me so I went in on top of that with my Kiko Lip Gloss Pencil in 11.
I then applied my favourite lipgloss NYX’s Miami Babe to warm up my nude lip.
Last but not least, I finished with my setting spray, the NYX Makeup Setting Spray in the matte finish.
A wearable and relatively easy glowing skin look for Val’s Day!
Your date is sure to be impressed!
MWAH…don’t forget to send me one back, I don’t have the lurgies…I promise!