Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentines inspired pink lips, eyes and cheeks

With Valentines Day just around the corner I thought I'd put together a look appropriate for the day. I don't do many posts on 'looks' but I enjoyed rummaging through my collection and picking out some products to experiment with. I wore the finished look to lunch today with my friend and have to say I really loved it.

I don't go for a pink toned eye very often so this made a fun change. I primed my eyelids first with the Nyx HD Eye Primer, I know when I use this that my shadow will stay put for hours with no pesky creasing. I used a few of the shades from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, Tempera works as a great all over the lid shade (hence me hitting the pan on it already- oops!), then I went in with Loveletter to carve out the crease of my eye followed by Venetian Red to deepen up the outer corner. I love these two shades so much, they're both matte and blend out beautifully. Loveletter is a vibrant pink and Venetian Red is still a pink but with much more of a red tone. Taking a flat shader brush I spritzed it with Mac Fix Plus before applying Mac Rose Pigment to the lid, this shade is just stunning, a gorgeous pink with a golden toned shimmer. To finish the eyes I added a winged eyeliner using the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner and Vermeer from the ABH palette to the inner corners.

L-R ABH Vermeer, Loveletter, Venetian Red and Mac Rose Pigment

Aren't the Milani Rose Powder Blushes a thing of absolute beauty? This shade is Romantic Rose (appropriately named for the occasion!) and I think it works perfectly for this look. I didn't want anything that was too sickly pink in case it was a bit overkill so the natural pink, dusty shade of this was ideal. If you wanted something a bit pinker but with more of a glow the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose would be a great alternative. On its own it gives quite a sheer, shimmery colour to the cheeks but it could definitely work over another blush or as a highlight.

To finish the look I created a cool toned pink lip. The Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner in East End Snob is a well known product and it worked an absolute treat for creating a full pouty lip, I love using this over the whole lip. The texture is smooth and glides on so easily, it even looks fab on its own. I then topped it off with Mac Mehr which is a very similar pink shade with a matte finish.

L-R Rimmel East End Snob, Mac Mehr, Milani Romantic Rose and Bobbi Brown Rose Shimmer Brick

Whatever you are doing to celebrate Valentines this year, whether its with your friends, family or your partner, I hope you have a great time! Leave me a comment if you'd like to see more of these types of posts my loves.


  1. I have that Milani blush but haven't used it before! It looks so pretty. X

    Jordan Alice

    1. It's almost too pretty to use! Thanks for your comment :) x

  2. I love my Milani blush in Tea Rose but I have Romantic Rose on my wish list. It looks gorgeous. Lovely selection hun xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

    1. That's reminded me, I have Tea Rose somewhere too! haha better have a look for that. Awwww thank you :) thanks for reading x