Weekend Edition | The Valentine’s Face

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Anyone who knows me, knows I wear makeup for myself and no one else. Having said that, I’m totally not above using a holiday (Hallmark or not) to inspire my look – heck, St Patricks Day is pretty much the perfect excuse for me to rock bright green eyeshadow, amiright? Here’s the look I went for this Valentine’s Day… it even includes the much expected (though not from me) red lip.

valentines day, illamasqua hollow, laura mercier, mac blush, nars velvet matte lip cruella, urban decay perversion

On the eyes I went with a soft pinky mauve look, blending Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #16 on the lid and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst through the crease. I finished the eyes with a touch of Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Eyeliner.

Cheeks were highlighted by pairing Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment for some subtle contouring and Mac Immortal Flower Blush for a warm neutral hue as to not clash with the lips – which I penciled in with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, a true slightly blue based red that makes teeth look hella white.

I normally would never wear red lipstick… it’s just not in my rotation of comfort level lippies, but I’m trying to go there a bit more. I love the way this red finishes to a creamy matte – it feels much more youthful and fresh to me than a glossy version.

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What makeup did you sport on Valentine’s Day?

xo Jaime 

Charlotte Tilbury CA

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Girl Loves Gloss

Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.
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