With Valentine’s Day just a couple of days away, I am sharing my version of a Valentine’s Day look. For me, makeup is about feeling confident and empowered, and that is what I try to showcase here. Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for me. In Colombia, we celebrate our version of Valentine’s Day in September. It is called Love & Friendship day. I like it a lot more as we also celebrate friendship, and it is just not a day for single people to feel lonely. Let me know how you celebrate Valentine’s Day and your version of a Valentine’s Day look in the comments! These are the products I used:
Valentine’s Day Base
For the base, I used products I’ve used before and I am comfortable with. The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation is amazing. This time, I actually used my fingers to blend and loved the result. Then, my perfect concealer combo, and the Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set my under-eye. I wanted a good coverage, but to feel cakey. This base is long-wearing, and it is perfect for date-night and gals night.
Valentine’s Day Complexion
The Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Contour Stick is one of my favorites. I used it very lightly and then used my Milani Baked Bronzer in Soleil to add more warmth. The blush I used is from Colourpop Cosmetics, and it is called Double Play. It comes with an amazing highlighter, but I did not use that this time. The highlighter I used is also from Colourpop and it is Flexitarian. Again, all very natural. These products go amazing together, and I would definitely recommend Flexitarian. It is a blinding highlighter.
Valentine’s Day Eyes
For this look, I kept the eyes super simple. I only used two shades of my Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette. The shades I used are Whiskey, a rich brown matte and Combust, a soft-pink taupe. The eyeliner I used is from the Gigi x Maybelline collection.This gel eyeliner is from the East Coast Glam collection. I tightlined with it, and I then applied a little to my bottom waterline. My recent mascara combo has been the Grande Cosmetics Grande Primer that I won in an Instagram giveaway, and the Maybelline Big Shot Colossal mascara.
Valentine’s Day Lips
The star of this show is the lipstick. I wanted to keep a neutral eye look and make the lipstick pop. For this look, I chose the Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Raven. If you read my Fall Favorite Lipsticks, you’ll know I love these berry-toned shades. This is the only Nudestix lipstick I have tried, and I love it. I’ve only used it as a lipstick so I can’t comment on it’s “cheek” qualities.
I hope you have enjoyed this look! I felt extremely confident while wearing it, and it is definitely a look I’d wear again.