7 February 2011

Valentine's Day Makeup!


Do you heart my makeup?  You better, it's for Valentine's Day ;)

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

I'm absolutely not the kind of person who is going to wear some crazy fluorescent pink eyeshadow just because it's Valentine's Day because let's be honest, I would probably look like a clown.  My approach to wearing pink is much softer.  I used a light pink incorporated into a black/silver smokey eye.  


I used the A La Mode palette from The Body Shop's spring collection, Brush with Fashion.  I absolutely love this palette!  (Check out my review of the Boho Beauty palette here.)  The only eyeshadow which was not as pigmented as the others was the pink one.  These are all shimmery except for the black.  Again, like in the other palette you get a tiny brush and pencil liner.  


I used pink on the inner two thirds of the lid, silver in the crease and outer third of the lid, a little pink above the silver in the crease, then defined the outer 'v' with the black shadow.  I used the white to highlight my brow-bone and in the inner corners of my eye.  I also applied some pink on the lower lashline and black shadow on the outer third of the lower lashline.  I finished off with some black eyeliner on top and bottom, as well as black mascara (I used CoverGirl's Lashblast).


I actually really like how this turned out!  It's more of a dramatic evening look for me, perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner date or something of that nature!


On my face I have FYF Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in Medium, Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, Hoola by Benefit (as a contour) and I used these two Body Shop products also.  The first, the Illuminating Face Base I had used in my previous face as an all-over base which I was later informed by a reader is actually just a highlight!  (Silly me :)  So this time I used it the right way, on the bridge of my nose, my cheekbones and cupid's bow.  I then used a tiny amount of the Cheek Tint in Hot Pink.  I liked this product a lot better this time...I applied it to my hand first and then used a stippling brush to apply it to my cheeks.  I also used a much smaller amount and it looked a lot better.  It also was not patchy, and I feel it compliments the pink eyeshadow better than the shades in the other palette.


Finally, on my lips I'm wearing Maybelline's Delicate Pearl, a frosty baby pink!  

Stay tuned for the Valentine's Day fashion post, coming soon!
Hopefully I've provided you with some inspiration for V-Day.

Stay Stylish!
xoxo


33 comments:

  1. you look so pretty. I really adore this make up. I have to try it out :-)

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  2. Great look! Super pretty.
    Have you got anything lovely planned for V-Day?
    xoxo

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  3. Oh my goodness this look is so pretty! Definitely the best Valentine's look I've seen, can't wait to try it out! It is refreshing after seeing so many Valentine's makeup tutorials just using pink eyeshadow :)

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  4. Anna this look is gorgeous, as are you <3

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  5. I think its really nice, I adore your eye make up! its beautiful! but if it was me I would add a bit more light redish lip colour and less pink on cheeks, because I think its too much light colours going on on your face. But anyways this look is great for u!

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  6. WOW!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

    xx
    Tamuna

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  7. I love it! ;) I think these colors look great with your brown eyes. XOXO

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  8. Very nice eye make up. Reminds me on ballett shoes^^

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  9. woow i love this look!! you look really pretty.. it's a really nice soft take on the dramatic smokey eyes! great for valentines day I think!

    http://www.blushmebeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. really lovely and fresh Anna. Love the subtle pink accent in the corner of your eyes.
    The lipstick is rather gorgoeus too :)
    x

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  11. I do heart the makeup. It looks great. You're blog is lovely too.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  12. Gorgeous! I really love it :) xx

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  13. I love the subtle use of the black shadow!

    Roanna

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  14. I saw that this collections is selled in Germany as well, hence I bought both paletts and the cheek tint when I went to the Bodyshop today. I must say that I definitely like the look and will try it our soon. Since I really like both of your posts on this collection I felt free to link you in mine so that people could get a good overview of it.

    Thanks a lot!

    J.A.

    http://apreciousmind.blogspot.com/

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  15. You're so pretty - I love that the way you did your eyes - brightens them up! I'll have to try this.

    Lauren
    www.laurensthoughts.com

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  16. You have totally inspired me to purchase this pallette! Great colors!

    <3 Megan
    http://www.suitcaseandstilettos.com

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  17. Love itt! So cutee! <3
    Thank you for the idea.

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  18. oooh my goodness, it's soo gorgeous on you! i seriously need to fly you in to do my make-up haha, I'm so not good at pretty eyeshadows and stuff!

    definitely love the light colors for the eyes!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  19. I'm absolutely loving this make-up!
    xoxo Sonja

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  20. Thank you so much for all your wonderful and sweet comments :) I appreciate them so much!

    @A Precious Mind Thank you for letting me know! I wasn't sure whether they sold them everywhere or if it was just UK and Ireland! I'm so glad you can get them in Germany! <3

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  21. Its a very pretty and sweet look for valentines day, Anna. I <3 it! The A La Mode palette looks like it could be a lot of fun. ^_^

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  22. This is gorgeous anna!!! Very girly and glam!xxxx

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  23. This is a really pretty look Anna, you look stunning. I love that lipstick, might have to purchase it xx

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  24. LOOKS SO COOL !! I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU MY BABY !!!! GOOD LOOK !!

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  25. cool makeup tutorial, just watched the video!

    everyfashion.blogspot.com

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  26. You are so gorgeous! I love the eye makeup!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  27. You look georgous!! This make-up really suits you! These cool colours look great on you! And you skin looks amazing!

    I really had to laugh when I read this: "The first, the Illuminating Face Base I had used in my previous face as an all-over base which I was later informed by a reader is actually just a highlight! (Silly me :) So this time I used it the right way, on the bridge of my nose, my cheekbones and cupid's bow."

    You are such a nice and down to earth person! And you don't pretend to be someone you're not on the internet!

    Are you planning on doing something special with Jonathan on Valentine's Day?

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  28. Gorgeous look! Everything looks so nice on you Anna <3

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  29. Wow, it's perfect. The colors and how light it is, it doesn't overwhelm you, it's flirty and definitely highlights the eye.

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  30. wow your eyes are amazing !! :)
    gr8 make up!

    http://beauty-fashion-shopping.blogspot.com/

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  31. Now it's my turn to say that this is really one of my FAVORITE makeup looks out there. I was just looking for a pink makeup look too because when doing it myself I was coming out more like I actually had "pink eye"...not so good. The silver and black really makes this wearable. Love it Anna!

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  32. I love it! Will try this out myself! :) Thanks Anna! But I might substitute the pink shade for a purple one if I decide to wear my purple silk dress on Vday :)

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