Hi everyone! My names Beth and I write the blog MissBeautyObsession. When the lovely Jess contacted me asking if I'd like to guest post on her blog, I jumped at the chance. Dungarees And Donuts is one of my favourite blogs so I'm feeling very honoured to be writing a post for you all today. I hope you enjoy!
Not to be a complete cliché or anything but when I think of Valentines Day the first colour that pops to mind is of course, red. Red symbolises love (well, sometimes anger and blood but we'll leave those out for the purpose of this post) and with hearts and red roses plastered around the shops, it's hard not to link Valentine's day with the shade red. This make-up tutorial is very natural but of course with a red lipstick - you can't leave out the red lippy!
Step 1 - Firstly apply your foundation. I won't be using foundation for this particular look as my skins been pretty good recently so I don't feel the need to apply foundation but feel free to add this into your look. I'm going to be using Seventeen Phwoarr Concealer as the coverage is excellent and whenever I'm having a good skin day, I'll always reach for this. I dab this under my eyes and the inner corners and blend it out with my ring finger.
Step 2 - Then powder your whole face. I'm going to be using the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. This gives a light coverage but just enough to control the shine.
Step 3 - At this stage you can apply bronzer under your cheekbones, on your temples and down your nose. My personal favourite is Nars Laguna or Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I usually use a kabuki brush but if I want to take more time contouring then I'll use my Real Techniques contour brush.
Step 4 - To add a bit of colour to your cheeks Dior Rosy Glow Blush in Petal. This gives a natural rosy glow which is perfect for Valentines Day.
Step 5 - For eyebrows I've been using the Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown. I have to say this isn't the best I've used but it's perfect for a natural everyday look, especially if you have a statement lip.
Step 6 - Move onto the eyeshadow and lately I've been reaching for my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Naked 3 would probably be the perfect palette for this look but unfortunately I don't have it but if you do then feel free to use it as I think the rose toned shades would be perfect for this look. Apply Foxy as a base all over the lid using the Urban Decay crease brush it comes with, then take YDK into the crease just to create that defined look. Apply Suspect all over the lid and then go over it using Foxy again. If you want some extra sparkle take Half Baked or Chopper (both equally beautiful sparkle shades), and go over all the shades. Then blend them all together and remove any harsh lines.
Step 7 - The next step is mascara. I've been using Maybelline The Falsies mascara lately so curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara to open your eyes.
Step 8 - For the finishing touch take your red lipstick. My favourite is the l'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in 461 Scarlett Creme. It's very moisturising and smells incredible.
So there we have it, my Valentines Day Make-up Tutorial. Feel free to change bits of it if it doesn't suit you, especially if you aren't one for red lippy as I know it takes a while to get used to 'bright lips'. I really hope you enjoyed reading my guest post, I had lots of fun writing it! Make sure you pop by my blog and say hello if you get the chance, I'd love to hear from you!