Beauty

Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

Valentine's Day Red Lips Makeup Tutorial
You know how much I love red lipstick, and Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to put on one! In this step-by-step tutorial I propose to your attention a simple but very sensual look that you can wear for a romantic dinner with your other half. This drugstore makeup is very easy to repeat if you follow this easy six-step tutorial.

For this look, I used the following makeup products.


CVS Instant Miracle Illusion Smoother // L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder // iconL’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter // iconRimmel Exxagerate Waterproof Eye Definer // Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in #005 Nude // L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H // L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H // L’Oreal Infallible 8hr Le Gloss in Red Fatale 320

Step #1: Primer

CVS Instant Miracle Illusion Smoother Review
The most important part of your Valentine’s Day makeup is that it should stay the whole night (hey, you never know what might happen after a romantic dinner, right?). In order to achieve it, I recommend using a makeup primer. For this look, I used CVS Instant Miracle Illusion Smoother, which is a dupe to L’Oreal RevitaLift Miracle Blur. In my post Top 10 Products to Splurge On I stated that a primer is one of beauty essentials that you have to invest in, but I was completely satisfied with the result of using this drugstore primer and highly recommend it as an affordable primer option.

Step #2: Foundation

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Review
I like when my foundation is thicker than a BB-cream, but lighter than a medium or full-coverage foundation, and this L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder seem to have a perfect consistency for me. I’ve had a discussion on Instagram where some beauty bloggers complained that this foundation does not properly cover all of the imperfections, but I do not agree. Combined with a good concealer, this foundation is a perfect match for your Valentine’s Day makeup. Personally, I’ve already finished three bottles of this miracle foundation.

Step #3: Concealer

L'Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter Review
I like multi-purpose makeup products, and this highlighter/concealer is one of such products. Some people claim that L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter is a dupe for YSL Touche Eclat, but I think it is much more than that. Magic Lumi is perfect for highlighting the areas under your eyebrows, while it could also be used for covering imperfections.

Step #4: Eye Definer

Rimmel Exxagerate Waterproof Eye Definer Review
Since I decided to make an accent on red lips, I picked nude tones for my eye makeup. I used a new product by Rimmel called Exxagerate Waterproof Eye Definer and found it to be very helpful in creating a bare look. It comes in a shape of eye pencil, while its consistency reminded me a concealer. I applied this product all over my eyelid and then applied an eyeliner Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in #005 Nude on a lower eyelid.

Step #5: Eye Liner

L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Review
I’ve never been a fan of liquid eye liners, but this drugstore product completely changed my opinion about this category of beauty products. L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black comes with a small brush that makes an application process easy. The product has a consistency of a gel (it actually reminds me gel pens that I loved so much while studying in middle school) and stays in place for hours and hours. After that I applied my favorite drugstore mascara CoverGirl LashBlast Volume in Very Black #800.

Step #6: Lip gloss

L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H Review
For my Valentine’s Day look I decided to use two lip glosses at a time. First I applied L’Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H. This very liquid gloss stays on your lips for a long period of time, but it is not bright enough for a night out. I applied L’Oreal Infallible 8hr Le Gloss in Red Fatale #320 on top of that gloss that comes in a bright red color and tastes delicious.

+ Curls

L'Oreal Infallible 8hr Le Gloss in Red Fatale Review
I believe that the best hairstyle for Valentine’s Day is curls. If you agree, please check out my Five Minutes Curls Tutorial, where I share my step-by-step instructions of creating perfect curls.

All photos for this tutorial are made by Vital Agibalow

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