Valentines Day Beauty by Carousel Diary

Valentine’s Day has long been known as the occasion of romance, lust and love. With a lot of lucky ladies being treated to a meal out or perhaps a trip away you of course want to ensure that you look your very best for the man in your life!

Whilst you might spend some time pondering whether to wear an -line, prom or bodycon dress, or perhaps if you should stick to flats (by request of the shorter boyfriend!) or go all out with heels, have you given any thought to your make-up?

A great make-up look can make all the difference to an outfit and can in fact complete it. Not only that but, personally, I always feel that little bit more finished and attractive with my make-up done to its best. A slick of lipstick can leave you feeling like you can conquer the world!

Whilst many people go for bold lips and dark eyes for the occasion, why not channel something a little more girly and spring like? I personally really like muted and pastel shades; they go with a variety of different outfits and are a little more reserved than a loud red lip.

As a base I like to tan to ensure I look radiant and glowing, I personally love this Fake Bake 60 Minutes Tanner as I am usually in a rush! I then apply my primer and follow this with my foundation. One of the best in my make-up bag is the Illamasqua Skin Base which applies really well, gives medium coverage and leaves you with the perfect canvas to apply your make-up.

Use the world famous YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touche to hide any dark circles, spots or other marks and finish your base with a dusting of NYX HD Finishing powder.

Next I always like to line my eyes with my favourite eye product this Colouring Eye Pencil in black by Illamasqua. This will make your eyes irrisistable and give them a lovely touch of glamour. Then take your colour of choice and blend, blend, blend! This Love Label Eye Palette has some really gorgeous shades that would work fantastically together. Complete the look by sweeping some Rimmel The Maxx Bold Curves Black Mascara through your lashes. This product will give them the perfect curl and have you set and ready for the evening ahead.

Don’t forget your nails either! Giving yourself an at home manicure means you will have some extra money to spend on your other half’s gift (it’s not all about receiving you know!) and any shade from the In The Nude Collection by Nails Inc would make the perfect  the perfect accent to your make-up look.

PS If you want to ahead a slick of lipstick, go ahead! But remember this tip: always apply your lipstick, blot and reapply. This will make sure it has staying power!

Katrina from Carousel Diary; a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog.

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26th January 2014
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