Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day / First Date Look

Hello everyone! It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. Who's excited?! My fiance' and I don't really have plans for the v-day but I'm doing this look for those who are looking for a makeup idea to wear during this special occasion, and this may help. I was supposed to do this yesterday but my internet has been crazy since the earthquake so I didn't have the chance to write this post. Sorry if this is kind of late already.

I wore this makeup this afternoon when I went to run a quick errand and I actually received a few compliments :D. Maybe because I don't wear too much pink makeup often so I look new today. I think this is the first day time romantic/rosy look I have done. I really like this look because it's very flattering and refreshing. I'm going for a clean, dewy, and romantic look that's also suitable for a first date :). 

I did a review of the eye shadow I used on this look yesterday so please check it out if you want to see some more swatches. 

Here's what I did to create this look:

1) Always start with cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your face.
2) Apply a thin layer of BB cream. I like using bb creams for this look because it makes your skin look so healthy and flawless. Apply another layer if you need more coverage. You may cover your blemishes right after this step, but only if needed. 
3) Allow a few minutes for the bb cream to oxidize so while doing that you can do your eyes. Apply your primer, then cream color base to avoid creasing and make the eye makeup last longer
4) Apply the peachy pink shadow on the inner third of the lids. Then apply the pink shadow on the outer 2/3 of the crease. Apply a small amount of the brownish shade on the outer corner to add depth to the eye look, and blend well up to the crease. 
5) Apply the cream color shadow on the brow bone to highlight. 
6) Apply a thin layer of pink cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. 
7) Set your makeup with loose powder
8) Use a black shadow to fill in the gaps on your upper lashes. This will make the lashes look fuller and the eyes more awake. I didn't use an eyeliner because it will intensify the eyes and wouldn't look natural
9) Apply 2 coats of lengthening mascara for a more natural lashes
10) Apply a peachy blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend it to contour the face a bit. Then brush the remaining product on your jawline, temples, and neck. 
11) Apply your favorite pink lipstick and top it off with a gloss if needed. 

And you're done! :). If you want to use this look for night time, you can apply eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line; use the pink or shimmery brown shadow to smoke out the eyeliner on the lower lash line; and add some false lashes. I would also deepen up the color on the outer corner by using a dark matte brown shadow and bringing it up to the crease. You can do a cut crease or just blend it with your crease and lid color.  

Products Used:

1) Skin Food Aloe Sun BB Cream #1
2) Revlon Loose Powder #2
3) Revlon Matte Single Eyeshadow in Rich Sable for brows
4) IN2IT Waterproof Eye Color Collection 02 Jester
5) Avon Super Extend Mascara
5) ELF All Over Cover Stick in Pink Lemonade
6) Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Dusty Rose
7) Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

Hope you guys like this look as much as I do :). Have fun and enjoy this special occasion with your loved ones. If you're single and don't have a special person to spend this day with, share the love with your family instead. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 



  1. great and interesting blog.. nice make-up tips.

    1. Thanks Choochay! Happy Valentine's Day :D

  2. Happy Valentine's Day! I liked this look so much I bookmarked it! <3

    1. I'm glad you like it Janine! Happy Valentine's Day :)


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