Valentine's Date Makeup

I've always been a sucker for Valentine's Day. I enjoy dedicating a day in our busy lives to our loved ones, whether it's your partner, best friend, or family! It's also quite nice to have an occasion to look forward to I reckon, it keeps me going when the stresses of life get me down!

Here's the makeup look I'll be sporting this Valentine's Day with my boyfriend. I'm really enjoying the contrast of pink makeup with my new green hair and I pride myself on using affordable makeup. I've mentioned this before, but I'm in the process of moving to only cruelty-free makeup, so the majority of this (but not completely) is created with cruelty-free cosmetics. 

I like to show a comparison of my face without makeup because it really helps to show the power of cosmetics. As you can see, I have oily, spot-prone and scarred skin, so it's a lot to work with!

I used my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette because I haven't used it for such a long time. It used to be a firm favourite of mine, but I just reached for different products over the last year. So, I dug it out and decided to create a mauve, shimmery look.

I also tried out my new Marc Jacobs Highliner which I kindly got sent, and it really helped bring the look together. That extra pop of colour made a big difference from everyday makeup to date night.

My base makeup consisted of the Collection Prime and Ready Primer, Elf Flawless Finish Foundation, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder*. I went for a deep contour and subtle pink blush using the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette, and a lovely lilac shine using my Sleek Solstice Highlight Palette. My new favourite brow duo is the Elf Microbrow Pencil and the Pixi Brow Gel. For my eyes, I created a slightly smoky, but pink-mauve shimmer eye look using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, and created winged eyeliner with the Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner and Marc Jacobs Highliner in (Pop)ular. I finished with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara* and the Rimmel Kate Lipstick* in the shade 20 which is a beautiful bright pink.

Overall, I'm super happy with the finished look, and I can't wait to wear it for our Valentine's Day date. We're going to Durham for the day to go sightseeing and enjoy a meal overlooking the river.

Happy Valentine's Day ❤

* Not Cruelty-Free

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