Happy Valentine’s day everybody! I hope you have an amazing day with your dates or your mates 💕
Quick shout-out to the boy who keeps me sane but makes me equally as mad, who dries my hair when I’m too tired and lazy, who goes on chocolate runs with me in the middle of the night and who holds me like I am a little baby when I am sad. I love you ❤
Side note before I get into how I created this look, it is so embarrassing posting a no makeup/no filter selfie, and I NEVER do front on shots because I swear my face is wonky! But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. So let’s get right into it!
After moisturising, apply some liquid highlighter if you so wish and apply your favourite medium coverage BB cream or foundation using a beauty blender; this will give your skin an all over natural glow. I used a mixture of Simple’s new BB cream in the colour Honey and my Seventeen blemish balm in Medium, as I felt that Simple’s BB cream was too yellow on its own, with Revolutions liquid highlighter in Rose Gold underneath. Make sure to blend everything in together, taking care not to miss your lids, brow bones, ears and neck.
Then you apply your everyday concealer under your eyes and your T-zone, so the bridge of your nose, your forehead and a tad on your chin, to brighten up your face. I used Maybelline’s Age Rewind concealer in Light, but if you are thinking of purchasing one I would recommend Neautralizer as it is a much better colour for brightening. I also chose to contour but you can skip this stop if you are in a rush or already have a beautifully chiseled face. I however, do not…my face is a little round ball of squidge. I used Revolution’s Conceal and Define concealer in C13 to contour my jawline, under my chin, around the cheekbones and nose, I put a little bit around my temples too, not that I need to make my forehead appear smaller as it is already ridiculously small. I was very light handed when applying as this shade is quite dark and full coverage so did not want to look like I haven’t eaten for days. I blended everything in with my beauty blender but I also go over and blend again with one of my Real Technique foundation brushes just to make sure everything is seamless and there are no harsh lines.
Next step, which is my fave, is powder contour/bronzing and highlighting. You can either apply your favourite bronzer or a contour powder to the areas where you would have contoured; jawline, under cheekbones etc. I use Benefit’s Hoola Matte Bronzer for contouring and bronzing as the greyish undertone creates a shadow effect giving the impression that I have extremely chiseled features. Warm bronzers work too and I do like them but prefer to use those on holiday when I’m super tanned and just want to look glowy. For highlighter I used the cream highlight in Sleek’s highlighting palette Solstice then went over it with Benefit’s Dandelion twinkle. To know where to put my highlighter, I move my head around and see where the light hits my face, normally on the bridge of my nose, on my cheekbones and slightly on my temples just above the brows.
I then move onto eyebrows then eyes. I personally use a mixture of Sephora’s collection eyebrow kit and my Benefit’s Brow Zing eyebrow palette. First I brush my brows with the spoolie brush to smooth out stray hairs and then using the angled brush, I apply the brow gel from the Sephora palette with a bit of the dark brown powder on the arches of my brow forming the shape I want. Then I use a curved brush and Benefits brown powder to make light, upward strokes to create and define the shape for the rest of my eyebrow starting from the head of my brow moving upwards and filling in sparse areas until the tail. For the eyes I used Makeup Revolutions Iconic Vitality palette using two of the warm brown colours on the outer-corner of my eyes and a mixture of the lilac and glittery white on my lids. I then curled my eyelashes and applied a generous coat of Maybelline’s Lash Sensantional mascara. If you want to be more extra or you’re heading on a night out, you could add a pair of false lashes to complete the look.
On my lips I have NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes and Primark’s Super Peachy lipgloss. I applied lip balm first then the lip cream and finally the gloss, it’s super quick and easy to do.
This look really is simple to do, the products are super affordable and you can use any of your favourites to recreate the look or something similar. The most important part is the glowy skin, glossy lips and fierce eyebrows.
I would then throw on a pair of statement earrings, attempt to do the wet hair gelled back look and fail so tie my hair up and voila c’est fini, I’m ready to slay the day or the night.
Hope you enjoyed reading lush heads, may your skin glow and your eyebrows slay x