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Whether you’re celebrating with your gal pals, or having a romantic evening with your significant other, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next night out, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve teamed up with some fabulous other bloggers to each bring you our take on a Valentine’s Day makeup look. This year I’m pretty sure my husband and I will celebrate as per the usual by getting some kind of fancy dinner followed by binge watching Madmen at home in our sweats. Our romance has always been of the low-key, laid back variety, and I think that’s what I wanted to pay homage to in this look. I reached for some of my favorite, long-wearing and effortless products to create a look that strikes the perfect balance between everyday casual and special occasion glam.
But first, a little disclaimer. With it being Valentine’s Day and my feeling the need to put the “special” in special occasion, I let myself go ham with this tutorial. Not ham in the glitter, false lashes, and highlight you can see from outer space kind of way (although sometimes I am all about that), but in the “let me reach for all of my super expensive makeup” kind of way. That being said, you DEFINITELY don’t have to drop almost $500 to recreate this look. So many of these products are easily dupe-able from the drugstore, or classic enough that you may already have something similar on hand. You also totally don’t have to be as extra as me and use two concealers or two setting sprays. Your girl just wanted to pull out all the stops, but it is so not necessary if you want to keep things a little simpler. Either way, I’ll be sure to link some affordable alternatives for you guys along with the actual products themselves!
// FACE //
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer ($38)
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation ($48) in 2W1 Macadamia
Also try the Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation ($5.99)
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27) in Light-Medium Honey
Urban Decay All-Nighter Concealer ($29) in Medium Light Warm
Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder ($35) in Transluscent Light
Try it in a mini version ($14)
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer ($15) in Bronzer
Ciate London Glow-To Illuminating Blush ($26) in Matchmaker
Also try the Milani Baked Blush ($8) in Berry Amore
Milani Strobelight Illuminating Powder ($10) in Sunglow
Urban Decay All-Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray ($32)
Try it in a mini version ($15)
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray ($31)
Try it in a mini version ($15)
// EYES //
The Brow Gal Convertible Brow Palette ($35)
Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist’s Palette ($55)
Marc Jacobs Hi-Liner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25) in Iron(y)
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara ($26)
Also try the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara ($10)
// LIPS //
Huda Beauty Lip Contour Pencil ($19) in Muse
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24) in Chutney
No matter how you’re choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, remember to take a moment and appreciate how fierce and fabulous you are! Yes its easy to get swept up in the hype of romance, but being able to love yourself first is seriously the most empowering thing.
And of course, please make sure to show some love to all of these beautiful ladies on their posts. If you decide to recreate or take inspiration from any of our looks, we’d definitely LOVE to see what you’ve come up with! Make sure you tag us on Instagram and show us your boss handiwork.