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 // L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter // Rimmel 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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