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    It’s the day after Valentine’s day but a lot of you will probably still be celebrating into the weekend. Or if you’re like me, you might even be celebrating next week! So to keep myself in the spirit, I thought I would create a Valentine’s makeup look. This look might not be for everyone but it’s fun and that’s the way I tend to go when creating themed looks so I hope you like it.

    I’ve tried to keep this makeup tutorial drugstore product based so it can be achieved by anyone and of course, the products I’ve used can be changed to suit what you already own.

    I start the look by applying my base as usual.  I’m not going to go into detail about what I use because the focus of this post is the eyes.

    I prime my eyes with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden which helps keep the eyeshadow I’m about to use in place, while concealing any darkness and veins.

    I then use the lightest, cream matte shade in my Makeup Revolution Redemption Essentials Mattes 2 Palette all over the lid to set my primer.

    Using a blending brush, I take an almost neon matte pink eyeshadow into the crease as usual, gradually adding more to make the crease more vibrant. I continue by adding a selection of darker pinks and a hint of purple to make the crease even more defined. Using the same pink shades, I add some colour to the lower lash line. The palettes I chose to use for this are BH Cosmetics First Edition 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette and Makeup Revolution Redemption Acid Brights Palette.

    To create the cut crease, I carve out my eyelid with concealer and blend this in. I also take the concealer out as far as I would when applying winged eyeliner. Keep your lines straight and clean cut. Again, I set this with the same light matte shade as before, then I use an off-white shimmer shade all over the lid. If you want to keep your look matte, then miss out this step.

    Moving onto eyeliner, I take the NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Fire, which is a red/pink shade, and create a thin wing to define my eyes.

    With the NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Petal (a pale, baby pink) I draw small hearts along the winged eyeliner, evenly spaced out. I find this step pretty tricky but if you take your time it should work out fine. If not, practice makes perfect!

    I then go back and add any definition I think is needed to make the pink cut crease pop, ensuring I avoid any part of the eye where I applied concealer.

    I finish off by applying some L’Oreal Paris False Lash Flutter Mascara and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter in my inner corners and along the brow bone and I’m ready to go.

    I hope you all like the final look. If you try this out, please let me know and direct me to any photos because I would love to see!

    I also want to know how did you spend Valentine’s Day this year? If you’re like me and haven’t celebrated yet, how are you spending your time?
    Thanks for reading,


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    1. February 15, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      This look is so beautiful and well put together! Perfect for Valentines! Wish I could create something like that, haha! I’ll have to try though! Love your blog! xx

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        February 15, 2017 / 8:59 pm

        Aww thank you so much! Yeah, definitely give it a go ☺️ x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        February 16, 2017 / 5:41 pm

        Thanks gal! X

    2. February 16, 2017 / 1:54 am

      Love the red eyeliner! It’s such a perfect pop of color to break up all of the pink!!!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        February 16, 2017 / 5:42 pm

        Thanks! Wouldn’t be Valentine’s without a little red!

    3. February 17, 2017 / 8:13 am

      So pretty well done on this look xx

    4. February 18, 2017 / 12:52 am

      Loving the NYX coloured liners! This is slowly convincing me to take a break from my normal jet black eyeliner and brighten up a little…

      Shona Marie xo

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        February 19, 2017 / 3:13 am

        You definitely should mix it up, it’s a fun change!! X

    5. Nat
      February 19, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      What is on your lips?

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        February 22, 2017 / 10:12 pm

        It’s Lumiere 2 by Colourpop!

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