Valentine’s Makeup

V-Day Kisses

V-Day Kisses


My husband and I don’t really make a big deal about Valentine’s day. With him working a regular 8-5 schedule and me working 3-11pm, our schedules aren’t really conducive to an extravagant celebration. We got each other gifts and we will find time to celebrate when are schedules calm down. But just because I don’t have official plans, doesn’t mean I don’t get fierce! I always like to fierce it up a bit on the actual day of Valentines day….it just makes me feel good! So here was this year’s Fierce Valentine’s Face of the Day.
Nude'Tude Eyes

Nude’Tude Eyes


Eyes:
The Balm Nude’Tude Palette
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink
Jordanna Best Lash Extreme Mascara
The Balm Nude'Tude Palette

The Balm Nude’Tude Palette


I decided to use The Balm Nude’Tude Palette for the eye look. The pinks and cranberry shades in the palette were just screaming for a Valentine’s Day look. I started off with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink to put down a good pink base for the lid color. Then I used Stubborn, a satin pink, all over the lid up to the crease. I blended the pink out with Sultry, a matte brown in the crease. Then on the outer corners, I blended the GORGEOUS shade Sexy, a matte cranberry. Snobby was used as a brow and inner corner highlight. Then I took Cover Girl Ink It black liner and smudged it out on the upper lash line with Serious, a matte black, from the palette for a smokey liner look. Some Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara on the top and bottom finished up the eyes.

Face:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Corrector
Chanel Tan De Chanel Creme Bronzer
NYC Sunny Bronzer
Jordana Fabuliner for Brows in Taupe
NYX Blush in Bourgeois Pig
Hourglass Luminous Light Powder

For a luminous finish on my skin I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. To make sure there were no signs of those pesky dark circles, I used the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Corrector Concentrate. (That stuff is magic! I’ll do a review/demo soon!) To warm up my skin, I used the Chanel Creme bronzer and then NYC Sunny on top for a more defined contour. Bourgeois Pig blush by NYX is a beautiful satin bright pink that adds the perfect flush to the cheeks. To finish off everything and to ensure I looked super fresh, I did a light dusting of the fab Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light all over the face.

Lips:
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #13

A fab day deserves a fab lipstick! These YSL Lipsticks are just RICH! #13 is a pretty classic pink. Perfect for kisses on Valentine’s Day!

Whatever you did, and whoever you spent it with, I hope you all had a fab and FIERCE Valentine’s Day!

**MUAH!**

**MUAH!**

Nude’tude

Nude'tude Face

Nude’tude Face


The Balm is a brand that’s pretty new to me and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. The first item that I purchased from the brand was the Nude’tude eyeshadow palette. First, let me say, that they packaging is precious with the shadows being the ‘censors’ on the pin up girls. It includes 12 good neutral eyeshadows, but unlike the Naked palettes, includes some great neutral pinks and deep plums in addition to browns and blacks. Here’s the Nude’tude look that I created:
The 'Tude

The ‘Tude


Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nude’tude Shadows: Seductive, Sophisticated, Snobby, Sultry, Sleek and Stand-offish
Tarte SmolderEyes Skinny – Onyx
Mally Volumizing Mascara

Face:
Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer
Inglot YSM Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
The Balm Down Boy Blush
Tarte Park Ave. Princess Bronzer
MAC Buttercreme Pearlmatte powder

Lips:
So the I don’t understand the note I wrote for what’s on my lips…so I’m afraid I can’t share! Sorry!!

I encourage you to try out some of the Balm products. Especially their eyeshadows and blushes! They are The Balm! **see that I did there**