Tuesday 11 February 2020

'Valentine's Day' Bright Makeup | Tutorial

I am not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day in the world but I do love the theme of it.  I adore the love hearts, flowers and the colour scheme too, which is where I got the inspiration for this makeup look. 

Now, this look can be worn all year round because I sure do because I love bright colour makeup. But since its a few days till Valentines Day, I wanted to do a specific post for this makeup look. This look consists of a variety of different brands from budget-friendly to more premium-priced products. I will give budget and premium options for each item though. 

“Pink isn't just a colour it's an Attitude too!” 
― Miley Cyrus

Pretty in Pink 'Valentine's Day' Makeup | Tutorial
Pretty in Pink 'Valentine's Day' Makeup | Tutorial
In my own opinion, I find makeup sits better on the skin if you do skincare beforehand and prepare your skin for makeup. Firstly I like to use cleanser, toner and then followed by moisturising/priming my skin. 

Foundation: I always go for my Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation lately as it has a lovely soft matte finish and lasts all day long. 
Bronzer: When it comes to bronzer I used KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-it' Powder Foundation and I know its a foundation but it works wonderfully as a soft bronzer. 
Highlighter: I got this Pixi Beauty Glow-y Powder in shade Wednesdays in my last PR package from Pixi and damn I just love it! It has a subtle yet noticeable pink hue that changes in a different light.

Eyeshadow: My eye makeup is a blend of the Jeffree Star Mini Breaker and also the 'Blood Sugar Eyeshadow Palette'. I really enjoy the mix of purples, pinks and reds, they work wonderfully well. For the eyes, I used the shades from the Blood Sugar Palette; 'Extraction on the outer lid and also above the crease. I then used 'Cavity' on the middle and outer crease. I then followed on with Mini Breaker Palette; On the inner lid and lower lash line I used the shimmer shade 'Oral' and for brow highlight, I used 'Bubble Gum'. 
Liquid lipstick or eyeliner: I like using Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks occasionally as an eyeliner and this shade is called 'Yes M'am'. 
Mascara: I am not choosey with this as the false lashes finish the look for me but if you don't like them I would suggest a thickening mascara and eyelash curlers 
False Lashes (if wanted) I like the more subtle/natural ones but fuller ones would definatly work with this look. 

Eyebrow pomade: To get a defining brow look I get my brow brush and apply my Revolution Pro Eyebrow pomade and define my brows into my desired shape, you choose whatever you like.
Eyebrow Setting Gel: To complete the brows I like to set my brows with an eyebrow gel. My current go-to in my Model Co brow gel. 

Lip Scrub: Any will do but for me, Lush has some amazing choices! I am currently using Lush Lip Scrub in Sugar Plum. Using a lip scrub exfoliates the lips for a better base for a liquid lipstick. 
Liquid Lipstick: Nude lipsticks suit this look the most I think and the one I used for this look is the Huda liquid lipstick in the shade, Venus.

Finally .....

I like using a glowy makeup setting spray as it makes the makeup look dewier which I LOVE! 

Pretty in Pink 'Valentine's Day' Makeup | Tutorial

Budget & Premium Options
Foundation: Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (RRP £27) & L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation (RRP £9.99)
Bronzer: KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-it' Powder Foundation (RRP £28) & MUA Cosmetics Bronzed Powder (RRP £2.50)
Highlighter: Pixi Beauty Glow-y Powder in shade Wednesdays (RRP £14) & Makeup Obsession Feels Diamond Highlighter in Bo$$ (RRP £5) 

Eyeshadow: Jeffree Star Mini Breaker with the blood sugar palette ( RRP £48 + £27 ) & Makeup Revolution Colour Book Shadow Palette CB04 (RRP £15.00)
Liquid Lipstick/Eyeliner: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in shade 'yes M'am (RRP £11.20) & NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Semi-Permanent Liquid Eyeliner ( RRP £9)

Eyebrow Pomade: Revolution Pro Eyebrow pomade (RRP £5) & Benefit  ka-BROW eyebrow cream-gel colour ( RRP £22.50)
Eyebrow Setting Gel: Model Co brow gel (RRP £14) & Pixi Beauty Brow Tamer (RRP £12) 

Lip Scrub:  Lush Lip Scrub in Sugar Plum (RRP £6.50) & Barry M Lip Scrub (£4.99)
Liquid Lipstick: Huda liquid lipstick in the shade, Venus. (RRP£18) & Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mwah ( RRP £6.49)

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I hope you all enjoyed this makeup look! I love makeup so I sure enjoyed doing it.

Until next time!

Mel xx

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  1. Love these options - and the budget options in particular! Thanks for sharing!

  2. My, what a beautiful pink, and such simple steps even I, who is terrible with make-up, could follow them. I love the palettes you use here.

  3. This looks incredible! I love the pink eyes and it's great that you've included budget options too, I'm sure people will find that so helpful x