I rarely (almost never) write posts on makeup or tutorials because well…. I don’t think I have a face good enough for that! I have dark circles a panda could match, that no amount of concealer will cover and I won’t trick you lot by editing it out either. But when I did a Twitter poll not so long ago, a lot of you said they would like to see more beauty related posts. So, here is a Valentines inspired makeup look which I created with Cruelty-Free products and the Joan Collins lipstick I got sent.
I prepped my skin as always, used concealer (a heap of!) and foundation to get a smooth base then as always I lightly dusted my eyes with a nude/ cream shimmer shadow just to take away any darkness, it also creates a subtle highlight under my eyebrows. For the light brown tones, I used the TAM Explicit Content Pallete, it’s the only one I’ve been using recently and super cheap too!
To create the soft brown lid I used the same palette and swept the lighter brown all across my lid til about a little finger width away from my inner eye corner. Then I took the darker brown and created a curvy triangle shape on the edge of my eye. Starting at the lash line and curving it up into my eye socket and back down. Blend! Blend! Blend! I can’t honestly tell you enough that blending is key, I added 2 more layers of the darker brown into my eye socket before it built up, but the blending helped make it look softer.
For nearly a year now I’ve been using this one, but I got sent the Kiss Products Gel Liner and oh my gosh! It’s fab, it even comes with a stencil for creating the perfect flick no matter what size or shape you desire! I used the Posh Line Stencil, but I didn’t connect it up as far it goes as I have small hooded eyes and it would have just overtaken the shadow.
I know I said I created this look using CF products, which it almost is, minus the mascara, I’m waiting for my beloved Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to arrive. But in the meantime I used the Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up – If you like spider-esque eyelashes it’s great, just not to my taste.
I lightly dusted my cheeks with a Makeup Revolution Blush Queen palette in the palest shade. So light that the camera isn’t even picking it up, perfect for Valentine’s date, as it’ll look more natural and girly.
Finally, the best part of this look, the part that will draw your loved one in for a kiss is Melanie from the Joan Collins Timeless range. Yes! I checked they don’t test on animals and although it is more on the luxury side of makeup (£18) they are cheaper than Charlotte Tilbury etc and look fab in your makeup collection!
(photo below of the lipstick)
I hope you have a lovely Valentines Day whatever you get up to and of course this look can be worn for other occasions.