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Romantic Valentine's Day Makeup Look

Romantic Valentine's Day Makeup Look

I was looking for a little Valentine's Day beauty inspiration recently and as I was browsing images, I noticed one look coming up over and over again. Glowing skin, a metallic eye, and a bright red lip seems to be the Valentine's look this year. With the above photos as my inspiration, here's how to recreate this look just in time for Valentine's Day. 

To create a base for think look, I love the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation set with the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder. These products give the skin a lovely dewy finish but to really give it that glow, the next step requires one of my favourites products: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. This powder in the warm "Dim Light" shade is perfect for giving the face an all-over glow while the "Etherial Light" Powder with its shimmery pearlescent shade acts at a wonderful highlight colour for this look. A little extra layer of Dim Light on the apples of the cheeks will give just enough of a rosy colour to finish the face. 

For the eyes, you can create this look easily with the Too Faced Neutral Eye Shadow Collection. Start with the lightest "Heaven" colour under the brow bone and as a base all over the lid. Next, place the champagne shimmer colour "Silk Teddy" all over the lid to give it that bright glow. To add depth to the crease, blend in just a little bit of the deep matte brown "Sexpresso." If you want to take this look to the next level and really go the extra mile, finish the lid with a layer of Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in "Kitten." This cream shadow can be built up from a sheer shimmer to a high-metallic opaque. 

The rest of the look is easy: sweep on some liquid eyeliner and a coat of your favourite black mascara. I'm currently loving the Make Up Forever Ink Liner and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Finally, you need the perfect deep red lip. I recommend NARS Velvet Lip Glide in "Le Palace." This liquid lipstick dries to a satin, semi-matte finish which is the perfect compliment to a metallic eye.  

What are you plans for Valentine's Day? Do you have any beauty recommendations for the holiday?

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