Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I decided to create a look for you, perfect for a first date or a night out with your other half. Or lying in bed with 6 packets of snickers pods and Netflix – I heard that’s acceptable too.
I decided on a light purple smoky eye and a natural lip and thought I would make this a full face Tarte Cosmetics look because – well why not? I included a day and night option with the only thing you need to change being the lip colour!
To make sure my face looks flawless and lasts all day and night I used Tarte’s famous Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation and set that with their Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I find this combination creates a natural and yet perfected finish. Using a Beauty Blender to apply both ensures you don’t go cakey.
If 2014 taught us anything it’s that no good makeup look is complete without contouring; I slimmed my face down with the bronzer from Tarte’s Rainforest After Dark palette and the smaller end of their double-ended powder brush. The bronzer is cool-toned enough to work as a contour but never leaves me looking muddy.
Bronzer and Blush:
Bronzer was next which means I got to use my all time favourite bronzer, Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess Bronzer! I have never used a bronzer that has worked so well with so many different skin tones! I absolutely lurve this bronzer and it blends out the contour perfectly!
For blush I chose their Amazonian clay blush in True Love (because it’s Valentine’s Day… lol geddit?) which is a favourite of mine too! It is a lovely fresh pink colour that looks just like my natural flush. Perfect for a date.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the highlight from their Rainforest After Dark Palette… I have definitely not given this the attention it deserves. I’m sorry highlight, I’m back now and I’m not going anywhere. I put this on top of my cheek bones, my cupids bow, above my brow bones, on my brow bones, on the tip of my nose… Everywhere! It’s not a chunky sparkly highlight which makes it perfect to dust all over your face and it melts in to your skin no matter how much you put on!
Ok, I’ll be honest. I do have the Tarte Brow Mousse somewhere but I cannot find it ANYWHERE for the life of me! If I could I would tell you it’s absolutely magical and one of my favourite brow products ever! But alas, the brush is amazing too and worked well with the Chi Chi Bow Pomade.
This is where the fun begins. I decided to use the Rainforest After Dark palette again to create a soft mauve and gold eye that can be transformed easily from day to night for your busy date/Netflix day schedule. I started off by using a all over my mobile lid and up in to my crease and then used windscreen wiper motions with b through my crease to build some depth and dimension. I then used c in my outer v to lengthen my eye and give it a more ‘smoked out’ look. Then finally, to finish it off I used d all over my mobile lid and e on a wet brush in my inner corner to bring a bit of sparkle to the look.
Now we bring the eyes to life with some mascara! I used the absolutely amazing combo of the Tarte Eyelash Curler, Opening Act eyelash primer and the Lights Camera Lashes mascara and boy howdy did it make my little tiny eyelashes grow about 400x their original length.
I went with a natural, plump lip for my day-time lip so you don’t have to worry too much about reapplying after a yummy lunch or a make-out sesh. I used the Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint in the shade Haze and the Lipsurgence Lipgloss in Kiss to plump up my lips.
For night-time I decided to go with a matte deep pink to keep with the girly look and make sure my lip would last the night’s activities. I used the Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint in the shade Craze which I think is positively perfect.
So there you have it – my take on a romantic Valentine’s Day look. So whatever you are doing next Sunday have an amazing time and remember you are perfectly marvellous and deserve the best!