You might have seen my post about the outfit and makeup I wore for Valentine’s Day this year and today I’m going to be running through a little tutorial for the makeup look. It’s a really simple look but I feel it’ll be really flattering for so many different people, plus, it’s all done with affordably products you can find on the high street.
Before and After
Step 1: The Eyebrows
Excuse the awful state of my skin at the moment, it’s going through a bit of a rough patch… but we’ll have a go at covering that up in a moment. We’re going to start with the brows instead.
As always, I started by filling in my eyebrows using the Maybelline Master Brow palette.
I try to just follow the natural shape of my brow and only fill it lightly – the idea is to just give your brow a bit more of a defined shape, but you don’t want to go too dark with it. Similarly, try not to over-line the brow too much – it can look really silly.
Step 2: The Eyes
Next up I’m going to start adding some colour to the lids using my Revolution Eyes Like Angels palette.
First up I’m going to wash a pale metallic pink over the entire lid.
Then I’m going to add a dark, navy blue in the corner of the eye and blend it into the pink. The start to add a little dark grey and blend that upwards towards the brow bone so it creates a smokey-look.
Then I’m going to take a slim black eyeliner pen, my favourite is the L’Oreal Paris Super Slim Eyeliner . I drew a really thin line over the entire lid, as close to the lashes as possible.
Then I extended the line outwards at the edges and created a long, smooth wing.
Step 3: The Face
With the eyes done, I grabbed my go-to foundation and applied a thin coat all over my face. I use Maybelline’s Dream Satin Liquid in the shade Cameo and I always use a really small amount (see below) – I don’t like the idea of painting it on my face, I just apply it with a sponge and blend it out so it just evens out the skin tone.
Next up is concealer and this was really essential for me today because I had quite a few little problem areas I wanted to cover up.
At the moment I’m using the Max Factor Mastertouch Liquid Concealer Pen which I really like but find I am getting through it really quickly so in terms of value for money, I’m not sure how I feel about it.
Step 4: Contour and Blush
Now my skin is looking better but I still felt it looked a bit flat so I decided to add a little contour to help bring out my cheek bones a little more. I use the Maybelline Master Sculpt Face Palette in Medium/Dark.
Now to add a little colour, I added some blush to the apples of my cheeks.
I start my tapping it onto the apples and then blending up and out towards the edges of my face.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Finally I went back and added a little touch of mascara and lip gloss.
The Finished Look