Monday, 3 February 2014

Frugal February | Anti-Valentine's Makeup

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With everyone getting fairly giddy over Valentine's Day, I like to remember how it felt when I wasn't with someone. Even in a relationship, I've never been much of a girl to get excited about this manufactured holiday but… each to their own! For all my single ladies--or fellow Valentine's Scrooges--I give you the Anti-Valentine's makeup look.

I started by creating my base, a simple mix of my go-to primer, concealer, foundation and powder. Go a little concealer crazy (paying particular attention to any pigmentation or redness), buffing in the foundation for warmth and dabbing a light dusting of powder to set everything in place: this look is all about drawing back your skin tone to let your eyes do the talking. Perfect time to frame the face with your eyebrows and we want them softly defined, so light strokes of a pigmented powder over the entire brow will achieve this. Make sure to lighten your touch as you make your way to the inner brow, soft focus brows practically scream 'goddess'. Now for the drama piece of the look: grab yourself a golden brown palette, I love NARS And God Created The Woman, and use a sparkly brown hue to line your socket. Bring this colour underneath the eye, brushing outward and down to mirror your lashes. Take a decent helping of bronze and cover your entire lid with it, blending into the brown as you go. A dusting of your lightest golden shimmer eyeshadow on the inner corners and lash line will bring out the white in your eyes. Smudge bronze or brown eyeliner under the lower lash line, and take a black liquid liner on the upper lash line. Grab those curlers and give them a few squeezes, apply a generous helping of your favourite lengthening mascara and apply some serious volumizing falsies for added appeal. Finish up with a touch of bronzer to contour and keep those lips nude and hydrated.

For the hair, I'm taking it back to basics by straightening after protecting the hair with some heat protectant spray. To give it a little texture, I mixed a spritz of sea salt spray and hairspray and ran it through the roots with my fingers. This gives volume and lift with minimal effort, just what we like to see!

Note: This month is Frugal February for Late Night Nonsense. I'm trying not to spend any money whatsoever on beauty products unless I have a gift card to spend or a get treated by the other half! I'm determined to start using the products I already own, and it's a great opportunity to re-discover the cosmetics I've neglected or missed at the back of my drawers. Who's up for the challenge?

Adrienne | www.latenightnonsense.com
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32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous #singleawarenessday for me!!

    I'm being so frugal this month - all about saving for my birthday in April (probs end up sleeping anyway) SO I'M DOWN!! xo

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  2. Love this eye makeup!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  3. I absolutely love this look! <3 It sure is great to go through your collection and use what is already there, I am doing the same, unless something is sent over. i haven't bought make up in ages

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Adrienne this makeup look is lovely! Your eyeshadow combo looks gorgeous x

    Abbie x

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  5. Your eyes are amazing!! Love the idea of a combo of primer concealer etc x

    Holly
    Petitepromise.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This is gorgeous! Definitely bookmarking this look for the future!
    I'm not a fan of valentine's day either, I just think it's overhyped and overcommercialized.x

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin | youtube

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  7. This looks gorgeous! Going to actually try recreate this myself xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  8. Your eyes look amazing! I think this look could be recreated with the Naked 2 palette so I will have to give this a go :) xx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  9. This is so lovely, really makes your eyes pop! I'm also in the group of Valentine's scrooges, never really been a fan on the 'holiday' tbh, just think it's an excuse to guilt people into buying presents whilst making everyone that's single hate themselves.

    Kirsty, xo | HelloZelda

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  10. Beautiful! I also did an Anti-Valentine's look for my blog (will publish it in next week or so) although I love Valentine's myself. You look gorgeous x

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  11. I'm also anti-valentine's day too lol, Love this look!!!

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  12. So gorg! love the anti-valentines makeup haha!

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  13. This is gorgeous, Adrienne! It's such a wearable look! :)
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  14. You look gorgeous Adrienne! I can't decide if I'm an anti-Valentine's girl or just a cat lady at this point in time...! x

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  15. Haha I'm definitely a Valentines Scrooge, despite being in a relationship for years! Love the makeup :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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  16. You know what? I was totally going to do something like Frugal Friday, since I spent so much last month. I bought a palette yesterday though (LOL), but I'm up for the challenge now! I think I might extend it until mid-March. :)

    Great look and I love the shirt!

    Carina • Softly Sometimes

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  17. Gorgeous make up! (:

    Kelly x

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. YES! I'm totally doing Frugal February! I've just written a "shopping my stash" post that I'm going to publish in a couple of days. I really want to start using more of what I already own and start saving so I can travel more. Great post!

    Blue Valentine Vintage 

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  19. Ooh so pretty! Love the eyeshadow :) And Frugal February is a great idea... I've also been trying to use up older products before purchasing new ones!

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  20. Yay! I started Frugal February for myself as well, so glad to see someone else doing it too! I love re-discovering products I've forgotten about!

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  21. So, so gorgeous! I wish I could attempt a Frugal month...maybe I should... :x

    BrodieJay.com

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  22. This looked really good on you in town on Saturday! And er... I'm attributing our 'drugstore' moment on Saturday to being entirely frugal. Yup. Totally.

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  23. Love your eyes, they look so pretty :) xx

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  24. Love this makeup look! I'll recreate the look as well :D

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  25. Looks lovely! What have you got on your lips, I've been looking for a nice nude shade! x

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  26. This. Is. Awesome.
    I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's myself and watching all of the pink and red make-up looks all over just reminds me how much I do not care.

    This might be the look I go for!

    Kat B
    Katience

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  27. Haha I think this is great! You look lovely! x

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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  28. great makeup look, the eye makeup looks amazing!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  29. Love this makeup look, it really makes your eye color pop. And damyyuum girl do you have amazing eye color! good luck with frugal february as well. i think it is a great thing for bloggers to do to remind ourselves it is not just about consumption it is about smart shopping - not spending any money on beauty things for february will def. get you to used those unused products!

    rae from lovefromberlin

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