So here is my second look in my Valentines day series!
This look is a little more subtle than the previous one (find it here if you haven’t already seen it!) The eyes are more natural here with a pop of colour, but the red lip ties in with the Valentines day theme and keeps it festive!
What I didn’t mention in the video which I should include here is that if you are planning to try this look or wear a bold colour on your lips and don’t want your lip colour to transfer (uh hum!) then you may want to add a lip seal on top. The one I love is Lipcote Lipstick Sealer (£3.69) – buy it here.
All of the products used are listed in the voiceover in the video, but I have also listed them below. I have also written a quick review of my initial thoughts of the Maybelline palette used. I hope you enjoy!
A quick review on Maybelline’s Big Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
So this is the palette I used within the tutorial. I just wanted to give a quick review of what I thought about this palette if you were thinking of going out and purchasing it to recreate this look. The palette itself I picked up in Boots £6.99. As always, there are some shades within the palette which are more pigmented (and therefore more impressive!) than others. The white, middle shade (which I used on the middle part of my eye) is definitely my favourite. It is great for a general highlight and I will use this a lot in upcoming looks, especially under my brow bone and for the inner corner of my eyes. The other colours are a little less impressive and the pigmentation isn’t amazing. They are a lot more subtle, and you do have to work with them if you want a bold colour pay off. I used these shades on top of Maybelline’s Colour 24 HR tattoo gel (crem de nude) and they didn’t crease at all and stayed put on my eyes all evening. I did enjoy using this palette, and think the end look (with help of a little added black for extra dimension) was lovely! The only thing I don’t like about this palette is the way the colours are laid out. I hate how close they are together. You only have to sweep your brush across one shade before it all mixes in with the other. But if you have the time and patience to tidy up the palette as you go along, as well as working with the shades to build up the colour, then you are likely to get along with it! I will definitely be looking at more colours from this range of palettes (as well as the 24 HR tattoo gels which I cannot get enough of!)
- Kiko Cosmetics Hi Brow Expert Eyebrow Kit
- Maybelline’s Colour 24 HR Tattoo Creamy Matte Gel – Creme De Nude
- Maybelline’s Big Eyes Eyeshadow Palette – Luminous Brown
- Clarins’ Colour Quartet Palette (50)
- No7 Skin Illiminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid
- Illamsqua’s Rich Liquid Foundation – I reviewed this here
- MAC’s Mineralize Concealer (NC25)
- KIKO Cosmetics BB Glow Beauty Balm Compact Foundation (12)
- Benefit’s High Beam
- Revlon’s Photo Ready Powder (Medium Deep)
- MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder (Dark)
- Stila’s Set & Illiminate Baked Powder Trio
- Benefit’s High Brow (I called it High Beam in the video … sorry!)
- Maybelline’s Lip Liner – Hollywood Red (540)
- MAC’s Lipstick (Night to Remember)
Thanks for reading!