Hey guys! If you don’t feel like being extra this Valentines then I have a simpler alternative for you here. But if you’re like me and you like a little bit of extra glam and glitz then a Valentines date is the perfect time for you to do this. There’s so many different options with Valentines – there’s an obvious colour palette, similarly to Christmas but it’s just choosing what you do with that colour palette. So I decided to challenge myself and have a go at doing a cut-crease makeup look as I’ve never tried one before.
Let’s get down to it!
As always, we’re starting off with the base. I’m keeping this the same as the rest of my looks and using my Nivea moisturiser and my Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer to prime my face. I then mix together my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and my L’Oreal True Match Foundation and blend it all over my face with a damp beauty blender. The one I use is from Real Techniques and my review is here. When I’m doing a more intense, glam look; I also like to set a highlighting base using my concealer. This is personal preference but I brighten my under eyes and run it down the bridge of my nose. My favourite concealer for this is the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define concealer.
Once you’re done with your base, define your brows. Again, because it’s a more glam look; I’m going to negate using my favourite IT Cosmetics brow pencil and instead go in with a dark eyeshadow. I feel like I have more control of the shape and I like to make them a bit more arched when I’m doing glam looks. I took the darkest brown shade from the Makeup Revolution Light & Shade palette. If you want to go fully glam and make sure your brows are slaying, carve them out with a concealer. This isn’t something I do all the time but I like to do it for glam looks as I really like the effect it gives. I use the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer for this as it has a tiny applicator and it can get right up to your brows without spreading where you don’t want it to.
When your brows are on fleek, we’re onto the fun part. My little makeup hack that I have is setting my concealer that I used to carve out my brows with a transitional shade – I use the peachy colour from the Light & Shade palette with a big fluffy brush. This saves so much time later. Take a bullet brush and a wine shade – I used this one from the Sleek I-Divine palette. They don’t have shade names but it’s perfect. Run it through your crease or slightly above if you have hooded eyes like me. Blend it out. If you’ve lost any colour then add some more. Repeat until you’re happy. Use a big fluffy brush and a brown shade to ease the transition between the purple and your transitional shade.
This is the part where you need a steady hand. Take your concealer of choice. For the same reason as my brows, I used the Collection Lasting Perfection and carved out my lid up to my crease. Go easy with this – use as little product as possible or else you’ll be stuck with a gloopy lid. Once you’re happy, apply a white shade onto the concealer to set it. Then put a pink shade over the top. I used the peachy pink from the Sophdoesnails palette called Peaches. Put some more of that wine colour down until you’re happy with the balance between your lid colour and your crease colour. Using your finger, take a glittery pink shade and run it over the pink shade you just applied. I used Pink Champagne which is from the Sophdoesnails palette, too. Apply eyeliner if you want, I didn’t because I didn’t trust my hand not to mess up my hard work.
For the rest of the face, you just want a bronzey, blushy look. I took my favourite blush from the Tanya Burr palette and the bronzer from Beauty Pie (I reviewed this here.) I also then applied my favourite highlighter from the Sophdoesnails highlighter palette but this all depends on your skin tone!
Finally, for your lips you want a neutral-ish shade so that the majority of the attention is focused on your eyes. I took my Wet n Wild Catsuit Liquid Lipstick in Give Me Mocha. Find the review here.
Then you’re all done! Go on a date or sit at home with your cat and a good film on Netflix. Either way, you’ll look amazing! Did you guys like this look? Let me know in the comments below which look you would like to see me do next!
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