Me and my boyfriend actually don’t celebrate Valentine’s day like most couples…we simply don’t celebrate our love just on this day. So, usually I bake cupcakes, he gives me a cute and funny card and then we watch football cause we’re both fans of the same team. I just like to feel comfortable and try to relax when I’m with him and even if we go out on a date night, I still want to feel comfortable and not put tons of make-up difficult to maintain.
If you’re like me, hopefully the next lines will be useful.
My Valentine’s day make-up is almost like my everyday make-up but with three additions: black eyeliner, eyeshadow and a bold lip.
First the base, I apply my favourite Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (review here) for a natural finish. To brighten up the under eye area I use Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer. Because I have combination skin, I powder my face with Bourjois Healthy balance powder (Review. I’ve already hit pan! I have to find a new one). To warm up my complexion, I use a darker shade of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, nothing too crazy, I’m not good at contouring, so I’m just giving a little bit life to my face. For the eyebrows, I use my Clarins eyebrow pencil. I apply the KIKO eye primer on my lids and then use their eyeshadow in 130 as a base. After that I apply MAC eyeshadow in Patina all over the lids. To make it just a little bit more dramatic, I use the GOSH Kohl eyeliner in Black. On my lashes, I apply a layer of the Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Volum’ Express for separation and then Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara for more volume and drama.
For my lips, I use another Bourjois product and it’s their Rouge Edition Velvet in 01 Personne ne rouge (review here).
Putting the finishing touches with a favourite perfume and a nail polish like Essie Sand Tropez (review here).
I decided to keep it simple and the only thing that I might actually change is to replace the bold lipstick with a nude one because I can’t get used to the red shades on me.
Hope you’ll be having a nice Valentine’s Day!