Friday, 7 February 2014

Frugal February | Pro-Valentine's Makeup

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The start of the week saw me creating an Anti-Valentine's Makeup look, but I thought it seemed only fair to create one for all the love day enthusiasts! Instead of going the pink and fluffy route, I've gone for a bit of edge and sparkle. This is utterly wearable, turns heads and is just what you need to impress your beau, date or the guy you saw at the supermarket.

As we're going all out with the eyes, keeping the base simple is more important than much else. A mix of a BB Cream, heavy duty concealer and a hint of powder make for the ideal base for this look. Add a hint of colour to the cheeks with a tint rather than a powder or cream. Define the brows, highlight the underside and tip the hat to your cupids bow in the same way. Using a dark and precise liner, line the top lashes and then grab a black kohl pencil and do the same to the water line, smudging outward. Using a gold glitter pot, tap the product under the eye, fanning out and down, gradually picking up less glitter as you go. Now to give your lashes a curl and apply several coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes. To finish, a helping of your go-to red lipstick blotted out with a clean finger will diffuse the colour and take off the harsh edge. I used the same technique as my Blurred Lips post, which compliments the faded sparkle perfectly.

For the hair: part in the centre, backcomb until you can see a lions mane forming, and smoulder!

If you're looking for something to brighten up your evening, this look might just be the thing. I know I'll be using it on my next date night, and will even experiment with different colours. Clash of purple, anyone?

Adrienne | www.latenightnonsense.com
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25 comments:

  1. That gold looks absolutely stunning against your eyes! Absolutely love this look and a wonderful post x

    http://hepburnspixiecrop.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You look gorgeous, and your eye make up looks so pretty love that lip colour on you too inspiring me for a v day look :) x

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love how you do your photos! rather than a boring "selfie" it's more expressive and interesting! Beautiful makeup too!
    gemmateejay

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  4. I love your makeup! You look lovely xx
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

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  5. this is getting ridiculous, WHEN DO YOU NOT LOOK PERFECT????? I love the gold shadow that you used, which shade is it?


    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin | youtube

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love the gold under the eyes idea :)

    justineelucyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love the idea of using a gold glitter pot under your eyes - it looks stunning!
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  8. I absolutely adore this makeup look and you have the most gorgeous eyes ever haha
    Casualllyawkward

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  9. I love this look! The eyes are amazing. I'll definitely be stealing it!

    Maxine, xx
    theblondeonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Pretty! love the gold for the lower lash line!

    http://www.jessbuckley.com/2014/02/25-valentines-date-ideas.html

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  11. Very pretty Adrienne :) the gold in particular looks stunning against your eyes.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  12. This is gorgeous and you have the most beautiful eye colour!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  13. This is beautiful!! I will definitely be trying this out soon.. sadly not for Valentines day though :) xx

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  14. This is lovely, the gold is so pretty
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  15. I love putting shadow underneath my lash line! Really does accentuate the colour of my eyes!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  16. I love the pop the gold gives. it's so beautiful!

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  17. This is such a beautiful and unique look, I love it! I totally cringe at anything Valentine's Day related but I'm definitely going to wear this on a night out. Thanks for the post Adrienne

    Ellie

    http://elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I'm in love with this makeup! It's beautiful and looks amazing on you :)

    xx
    http://www.analeote.blogspot.com

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  19. The gold and red lips combo is very classic, but I like the way that you did something unexpected with it by popping gold underneath the eyes instead on the lids. I also think that that blurred lips technique really suited the look well, because it took the edge off of the red lips and really let the eyes shine.

    teenbeautylover.blogspot.com

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  20. This looks so edgy, I absolutely love it!

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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  21. This looks amazing on you! Love the lipstick! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. The look is amazing <3 what products did you use, by the way? I'd love to know which lipstick you're wearing!

    x

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  23. Love this look its really sexy but not over the top and makes ur eyes really pop! Gorgeous!!! xxx
    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout

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