With Valentine’s Day less than a week away I wanted to share with you all an easy Valentine’s Day makeup look. The best part is that all of the products used to create this makeup look are affordable drug store beauty finds! I had a bunch of new products from London Drugs Beauty that I have been wanting try out so, I figured a Valentine’s Day look would be the perfect excuse to play with some new products. I was really happy with the results! If you are still looking for Valentine’s Day makeup inspiration continue reading for a how-to on creating this natural smokey eye/ berry lip look!
I love a good smokey eye, but the typical grey-black tones just don’t look great on me so I created a smokey eye with neutral/gold eyeshadows from the CoverGirl Trunaked Nudes palette.
Nothing says romantic makeup like a dramatic cat eye. Liquid liner is the best way to create a clean cat eye look; but it can be a struggle to apply (as we all know!) I used the NYX That’s The Point edged eyeliner. This is hands down my new favorite liquid liner. The edged shape makes it really easy to create a smooth, even line – perfect for this Valentine’s Day cat eye look. Also it is under $12, which just blows my mind!
Another product I recently got is the Rimmel Wonder’fully Real mascara. I had read a lot of positive reviews of this mascara prior to getting it and in finally using it to create this look, I can confidently say it lives up to the hype! I love how dramatic and lengthening this mascara is – perfect for a date night look. The one thing I will say about this mascara is I found that it doesn’t wear off well – and by that I mean that after 5-6 hours of wear it starts feeling quite dry and crumbly. Best to keep this one as a night time look mascara, where you don’t need it to last as long!
Thankfully the days of aggressive contouring being in trend are behind us. That said, creating a subtle contour with bronzer & highlighter is a great way to enhance your features and give a soft glow. For this Valentine’s Day makeup I used the KISS Halo Strobing palette. I wasn’t sure about how shimmery this palette was – whether it would be too dramatic, but I loved the result. The shimmer in the bronze shade was perfect to create a contour under my cheek bones, and I combined the lighter two colors and dusted those over my cheek bones & temples.
I am never one to shy away from highlighter, and for a more sultry Valentine’s Day look, I definitely wanted to go big in terms of a highlight/glow. The dewiness and subtle glow of the strobing palette was great, but I wanted to add a focused highlight to my cheek bones for this date night look.
The under $10 Luminous Gold Liquid Highlighter by Makeup Revolution is my ride-or-die highlighter. The glow it creates is stunning! It also looks good on ever skin tone I have seen it on!
If you’ve never tried NYX soft matte lip cream; girlllll you are missing out! In my opinion this is one of the best lip creams on the market- and it’s an affordable drug store find! It goes on smoothly and dries to a nice matte finish. The shade I went with for this Valentine’s Day look is Coppenhagen. I wanted to move away from the traditional red lip for V-day and create a more mature Valentine’s Day makeup look and I think this deep berry shade is perfect for that!
I hope you all love this look! Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!
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