What are you doing this Saturday…Valentine’s Day?!! Are you going out? Or staying in, wink, wink?
Either way, a soft and pretty, or a darker, sexy look will be perfect for a romantic date, or a fun time out with the girls!
My picks for gorgeous Valentine’s Day makeup include pretty blushes and a great contouring system, dramatic lipsticks and lip glosses and sexy eye shadow palettes:
Milani Rose Powder Blush ($7.99 USD) — Now this is a blush that deserves to be seen! Gorgeous in the compact, even prettier on cheeks, this petal soft, natural-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights. Streaks? Never. Easy to use? Always. In ultra-flattering shades that you just can’t live without.
Purchase at http://www.milanicosmetics.com and in drugstores near you.
Pur Minerals Chateau Cheeks Cream Blush ($18 USD) — Highlight and accent your cheeks with velvety colour cream blush featuring built-in Farm to Jar™ skincare. As you add natural depth and warmth to your complexion, your skin will drink in the anti-aging benefits of vine-fresh Resveratrox® and Vitisin, harvested exclusively for Pür from Bordeaux’s famed wine region. Taken from the finest wine-producing French grapes, these key ingredients have been shown to soften the look of lines and brighten the skin’s appearance. Château Cheeks Cream Blush contains NO mineral oil, petrolatum or lanolin oil and is non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Gluten-free.
Available a http://www.purminerals.com.
Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette ($50 USD) — Contouring is a professional technique commonly used on editorial photo shoots as it works with lighting and shadows to recreate an illusion. Through her artisan lens and years of working as a professional makeup artist, Laura has carefully chosen these neutral shades in a darker range that help sculpt the face. The extraordinary cream formula is more blendable than typical contouring powders, allowing for a natural, flawless, fool-proof application every time.
This palette includes: 3 neutral brown matte crèmes – for shading; Contour #1, Contour in Medium #2, Contour in Deep #3
2 crème highlighters (light and dark) – for light reflection; Highlight #1, Highlight #2
Laura’s step-by-step tutorial
Available at http://www.lauramercier.com.
Vincent Longo Lip Cheek Gel Stain ($24 USD) — Dual-purpose colour stain is extremely long wearing and perfect for an active lifestyle. Layers directly over moisturized lips and cheeks to deliver a beautiful wash of sheer color.
Available at http://www.vincentlongo.com
essence longlasting lipstick ($4.99 USD) — Whether you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow or you’re planning a night out with the girls, don’t let lack-luster lips ruin your Valentine’s Day beauty look! Get your pout smooch-ready with kissable shades of reds and playful pinks using essence cosmetics longlasting lipsticks and XXXL shine lipglosses (not pictured).
Available at http://www.ulta.com
Pur Minerals Chateau Kisses Lip-Plumping Lip Gloss ($18 USD) — This one-of-a-kind lip-plumping lip gloss packs a pout-perfecting punch with age-defying Resveratrox®, freshly harvested from Bordeaux’s finest wine-producing grapes! This exclusive Farm to Jar™ ingredient hydrates dry lips and helps reverse visible signs of early aging, including lip lines and wrinkles. Never sticky or tacky, this luscious, lip-plumping lip gloss formula provides hours of dewy colour along with visibly softer, smoother lips—even after the gloss comes off! Paraben-free. Gluten-free.
Available at http://www.purminerals.com
Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine ($9.99 USD) — This isn’t a shadow, it’s a shine. This extraordinary eye-enhancing, game-changing gloss can be swept on bare lids. Just tap the applicator onto the color and glide over the eye, starting close to the lashline. From there, simply blend and build with the applicator or your fingertip. In fact, it’s so easy to get glowing with this gloss, your hardest task will be picking a palette. Available in four shade quartettes named for Italy’s starriest, most beloved cities, the lineup includes Milan (soft pinks and taupes), Rome (a pack of rich lavenders and purples), Florence (think copper, bronze, gold) and Venice (icy white and cool blues). Sexy and glamorous, but an effortless addition to your makeup routine, Fierce Foil Eyeshine is runway inspired, “real way” designed.
Available at http://www.milanicosmetics.com and drugstores.
Urban Decay Shadow Box ($34 USD) — Inspired by Urban Decay’s long-running Ammo Palette, with a completely updated (and even bigger) shade range, Shadow Box is the perfect all-in-one palette. Whether you’re new to Urban Decay or you’ve got a whole stash of UD products on your vanity, the Shadow Box is one palette you need in your arsenal.
What You Get: Sin (champagne shimmer), Indo (bright metallic emerald green shimmer), Bordello (pale mauve shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Tornado (vibrant deep purple shimmer), Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer), Blackout (blackest black matte), Flash (bright iridescent purple shimmer), Mushroom (warm gray shimmer), Lost (medium metallic brown shimmer), Freelove (golden vibrant peach shimmer), Moonshadow (bright navy blue shimmer w/tonal sparkle) and Baked Cowboy (golden bronze shimmer w/tonal sparkle).
Available at http://www.urbandecay.com
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Breakfast at Tiffany’s ($55 USD) — Two-minute, two-step pocket-palette for a full eye-cheek-&-lip look in an instant. Inspired by Charlotte’s favorite past and modern day beauty icons, these five creamy lip-to-cheek colours have been paired with their perfect molten metal eye shadow partner for an easy look in a palette. Designed for women who are lacking in either time or makeup application skills (or both!) – these compacts are perfect for sheer, buildable and easy-to-handle application in a dash. Berry Flux Vita increases Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise the skin, protecting the epidermis from dehydration, microfine pigment technology ensures high colour performance and a long-lasting finish, while a perfect balance of waxes and oils eases application for a soft creamy texture which glides on without pulling on the delicate skin around the eye with Apricot Seed Oil to provide antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. (Shades: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Some Like It Hot, Rebel Without A Cause, All About Eve, The Spy Who Loved Me).
What is your makeup look going to be this V-Day? Leave a comment and let me know!