A day of love and romance. I actually believe that love should be celebrated and made a fuss of any day of the year, but hey lets get back to this specific day. This is a day most will share with their partners, husbands, lovers etc. But its not just about romantic love. Love goes beyond that. It’s about extending that hand of friendship to someone who you may not reach out to usually. Remembering people from your past, remembering people or family who may have lost someone, remembering your single friends and family, widows and widowers or even forgiving someone who has wronged you! The last one can be difficult but definitely doable, life is too short!:-)
As I write these things, I’m also talking to myself. Now if you opt to stay in by yourself, watch romcoms and eat chocolates or not celebrate it at all, it all definitely works. How ever you decide to spend it, have an open heart and enjoy your day…
Okay back to the makeup….
This year I’ve opted for a soft glam Valentines day look. The colours I’ve chosen would work across a spectrum of skin tones. This can be worn out on a date or if your out with friends or family.
I used the Naked 3 palette to create a pink soft smokey eye.
I have never claimed to be a makeup artist, but I do enjoy makeup. So I guess I’m more of a makeup enthusiast!
So this is how I did my eye makeup the other day, using my Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette. I wasn’t sure about this palette at first. I wondered if these colours would compliment my skin tone, but I must say, I’m quite loving it. I have never really worn pink shades before, but if you put the right colours together and create a smokey eye, you get quite a nice bright finish… 🙂
I wore this look during the day at the weekend. I wanted an understated, but made up look.
Recreate the look:
Naked 3 colours
Eyelid – Buzz
Outer V – Black heart
Transition colour – Factory
Eye brow highlight – Dust
Liquid eyeliner – Dior
Mascara – Estee Lauder, Sumptuous Extreme Lash multiplying, black
Lips – Jubilee by Mac
What do you think of the Naked 3 palette?
The most important thing is to blend, blend and blend some more, so the colours appear to seamlessly merge into each other.
Makeup is fun, something to be enjoyed and we can all experiment. Mistakes may happen, but the key is to just try again…
Here are some beauty products I use, which have really become some of my favourite staple items.
Coco Chanel mademoiselle
Love this! It’s a long term favourite of mine. It has a classy scent… not too sweet, not too overwhelming, but potent enough to get noticed! I get a lot compliments from both men and women when I wear this.
Revlon colorstsay foundation
I recently came across this and love it. It gives me great coverage and a nice oil free finish. I mix the the caramel and the cappuccino colours to get my blend. It comes in many different shades for most skin tones. I have combination skin, so I use this formula. A nice liquid foundation, which is also very easy on the wallet….
An oldie but a goodie. If you use the lotion and then apply some of the body spray, you get a longer lasting fresh scent. Love!
Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette
Recently bought this. The third in the Urban Decay Naked series of palettes. I love the metal outer case. I also have the first Naked palette. This palette has a great mixture of nice, bright, simple colours.
Have you used any of these? How do you find them?
I will add some more of my faves in a future post….