January is finally over.. hooray!. Honestly, it feels like it’s been January for about 4 years, as it’s now over you know what that means Valentine’s day is just around the corner. I’ve put together a lovely yet easy makeup look perfect for that daytime date (I’ll be doing something a little more glam for the night time). I’ve used a couple of my Favourite products to put this look together and I know you’re gonna love it. The majority of the products used in this tutorial are cruelty-free (The Rimmel stay matte powder and Maybelline Mascara are not but I wanted to use them up).
Before I’ve done makeup I’ve scrubbed my face in the morning with the Soap and glory daily detox scrub and roughly 15 minutes before applying any makeup I’ve prepped my face with The Body shop Vitamin E moisturiser personally I know from past experience when my skin is smooth and hydrated my makeup applies so much more even and it ends up looking much better in general. I also like to prime my face, just to keep everything intact, my go-to currently is the Body Shop’s Instablur, It’s a clear primer which does a really good job on smoothing everything over.
I’m starting off with the N07 Beautifully matte foundation (Calico), this is a really nice foundation for when you need heavy coverage; it’s thick, it lasts, it’s oil-free and it’s breathable I know not all people like a full coverage so I can recommend the following to you; Sleek lifeproof foundation which is a medium coverage(L1) or if you like a super light coverage I really like The body shop’s BB cream (02).
For concealer, I usually like a heavy coverage and that’s all I’ve ever really used personally currently I’m loving the Makeup Revolution conceal and define concealer (c2), This concealer is so great, For £4 you just can’t go wrong the coverage is nice and thick but it doesn’t crease and it also blends really nicely, If you like you can read a full review on this here. To set this in place I’ve very lightly dusted the Rimmel stay matte powder over mt Tzone.
For contouring I’m using my trusty quad from the body shop, this is actually a Zpalette with a blush, Highlighter, Contour shade and bronzer and as you can’t get the actual product anymore and filling the quad would cost you roughly £20 I’d recommend the Makeup Revolution contour palette (light).
I love my eye makeup, I’m always one to swoon over those insta #browandliner type of accounts, I wanted to go for a really subtle yet complementary eye look and I think a foolproof palette to go for is the Too faced sweet peach there are so many beautiful shades in here to chose from, honestly it’s always my go too. I already have the primer from earlier on my eyes so I’m going to sweep ‘preaches n cream’ over the top of that mainly to act as a base.
For my crease, I’m going for a little bit of ‘puree’ and that’s going to be the first colour I sweep through my crease I’m using my elf contour brush to do this and then I’m going to blend the edges of the shadow out to soften it a little, I’m using The body shop’s blending brush to do this. For my main lid colour, I’ve gone for a touch of ‘Luscious’ and then ‘cobbler’ on my outer corners. I’m taking ‘white peach on my brow bone and I’m using this to soften the edges a lil.
The liner is one of my favorite parts of a makeup look, I feel like if your liner and your brows are ‘on fleek’ you’re winning. At the moment I’m using the body shops ‘skinny liner’ and I’m using that to create a thin wing, I think that looks best with a subtle look like this. I’m quite wanting some big lovely looking lashes with this one but personally, I don’t really use Fake lashes (although I do want to give them a go) So I’ve gone for the Maybelline colossal big shot mascara and I’ll most likely do 2-3 coats of this. My brows usually don’t take me too long to do, I use a handy little quad that was actually from Poundland (talk about a bargain) and I use the darkest shade to fill in any sparse areas as well as shape my brows, I then brush through them with my Ted baker eyebrow brush.
For my lips, I’ve gone for my all-time favorite birthday suit which always looks so lovely with a brown eye look. I find this lasts quite well and doesn’t really bleed like that so it’s quite good in that sense.
What’s your ideal date night makeup?.