Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Real Girls Guide to Valentines Day Makeup

You might be on a romantic first date, you might be staying in with your husband. However, if you’re like me you’re not about to spend 3 hours doing your makeup no matter whom your dating/where you’re going.
So ladies for you I went right to the source and asked all the men closest to me, like my FiancĂ©, my uncle, my dad and my three little cousins’ “what makes a women pretty?”. 
Jay said cleanliness; my uncle insisted that the trampy look was not pretty, my dad said as long as she did argue she was pretty right off the bat. As for my 13-year-old cousin after telling him big boobs and Megan Fox weren’t acceptable answers. He confessed as long as she looked feminine that is pretty.
 One thing kept on coming up in conversation was confidence. Confidence is beautiful. So while this was suppose to be a red lip with a cat liner look, I will leave this up to you. Wear what ever makes you feel amazing. From the multi color glitter looks to just wearing lip balm do what works for you.
So here are my favorites and the products I feel the most confident wearing.

I like to start every look with a little bit of Avene’s Cold Cream applied on my forehead. As an eczema sufferer the last thing I want is an itchy forehead, especially on a date. Next I apply Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum to the center of my face and blend outwards. Now for my makeup must have concealer.  I feel the best using my concealer dream team. Which consists of a touch of Bobbi Brown’s Corrector with Clinique’s Airbrush concealer applied on top. As for the eyes I keep things easy and relaxed. I apply a touch of MAC’s Shroom to the lid and blend in Le Metier de Beaute’s Tamarack into the crease. Both colors give an incredible natural feel but give you a little extra definition. Finishing up the eye I add Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara to the lashes. I know this mascara doesn’t clump or flake throughout the day. The eyes are now complete! For blush I use Tarte’s Exposed Blush. Not only does that look incredibly natural but lasts for hours too! For lips I go to one of my favorite pink’s Dior’s Addict Lipstick in Dior Kiss. I know this lipstick requires little maintenance and feels really comfortable too! I finish the whole look up by dusting Meteorites to the face, not because it’s a must, but because it makes me feel pretty!

No matter who your valentine is pick products that you feel amazing in.
Feel free to leave a comment below I would love to know what your makeup picks are this Valentines Day. 
Thanks for reading and hope you are having a terrific weekend.

Oh, and for all you Canadians suffering with eczema Avene has a Canadian page where you can read more about there line up.
I’m not getting paid to do this but just from one sufferer to another it’s helped me gain my confidence back into my skin. 

Okay now I’m done!

Have a great weekend.


  1. Love Dior lipstick! xo

    1. I agree Dior Lipstick is amazing, they feel like lip balms!

  2. Lovely makeup picks and liked the cute, honest takes on beauty :) Revlon Balm Stain in Romantic is my favourite Valentine's red :)


    1. Thanks Jen!
      Romantic is such a pretty colour, great choice for Valentines day.
      LOL I might be wearing this today!

  3. Hello lovelies! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it!! :)

    I'm your newest follower and looking forward to your next post - great lipstick colour!


    1. Awww thanks for following me and for the nice post!
      Definitely made my day a little sweeter :)

  4. Such a pretty makeup picks :) xx