Natural Glow Valentine's Look

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Hello My Honeybee's!

Valentines is fast approaching & I wanted to give you all some lovely Make Up Ideas for your special date night <3 
I know some girls will prefer something a little lighter for a day time date, some will like to dress it up for a special dinner or drinks and some will like to keep it comfortable and natural so I am going to demonstrate a few different looks in the run up to Valentines day <3

This is my 'Natural Glow' Valentines look - its perfect for shopping dates, dinner dates, movie dates - anything! Its a Very easy-to-do but pretty look that enhances your beautiful eyes and gives great definition to the face. Check out the bottom of my post for a Kit List :)

Lets Begin;

I started by cleansing, toning and moisturising my face to remove any traces of old make up and to get rid of dead skin cells.
I then took my favourite foundation (Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid in shade 'Ivory') and mixed in a little of this Miss Sporty 'Morning Baby' BB Cream, as it has cute speckles of sparkle in it to give you a beautiful shimmer. I applied this all over my face with my makeup wedge and blended it down into my neck to avoid a 'tideline' on my jaw bone!

I wanted this look to be dewy and fresh so I didn't apply any setting powder, but if you prefer a matte look then go ahead and apply it now :)

The next thing I did was to apply some concealer on the areas I wanted to highlight, this was down the centre of my nose on my forehead, my cupids bow and my chin, I blended this in to my foundation with the clean side of my make up wedge.

I then took this nude shimmer shade ('bootycall') from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and applied it all over my lid with this fluffy brush from MUA. If you don't have this palette you could use any nude shimmer shade you have!

I dusted off the bush and then took this shimmer brown shade ('SnakeBite') from the same Urban Decay Palette and applied it onto the outer two thirds of my lid.

I then took this beautiful brown gel liner by Fashionista (shade 'Dress down Cool') and my amazing bent liner brush from ELF and drew on a gentle liner flick. I wanted to use brown liner as it defined my eyes but wasn't too much of a bold contrast from the shadow - you could use black if you prefer!

Next, I took the same Urban decay palette and picked up a tiny amount of this dark brown shimmer shade ('Busted') with my MAC 219 pencil brush and gently blended it out on the outer corner of my eye and just above the crease. I did this in a very tiny winged shape just to make sure everything was blended together nicely.

I followed this by applying some mascara - I used Victoria's Secret Epic Lash (you can see my review of it here). I applied two coats of this to make sure all my lashes were caught and defined.

You could apply some false lashes here if you like, I have chosen not to as I am keeping this more of a natural day time look, but if you want to dress it up a little then go ahead!

Next I filled in and shaped my brows with this pencil from MUA and highlighted the inner corners of my eyes and under my brows with this highlighter from the BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Palette! This will really open the eyes and make them appear much larger!

Now, its time to contour! I used this bronzer by MUA and my angled contour & Blush brush from MUA to define my cheeks and face. I pouted my lips and followed my cheek bones up to my temples for great cheek structure and I also sweeped some across my hairline and a small amount along my jawline.

I followed this by applying some of this beautiful shimmery peach blusher on the apples of my cheeks for a flush of colour! This is Lune D'Or by Bourjois.

And the final step was to add a little colour to my lips! I have added this gentle pink hue for a cute pout! This is shade 112 'ambre rose' by Maybelline, it is very delicate and girly and adds just the right amount of colour!

There you have it ... Simple but beautiful valentines make up! You can do this in 30 minutes and you will look so gorgeous - ready for date night! I really love how this look highlights your eyes and gives your face great shape and definition! It is natural enough for you to still feel like yourself but made up enough for you to feel like a princess!

You can shop the Kit Here;
Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation 
Miss Sporty BB Cream
MUA Concealer
Naked2 Palette
Fashionista Gel Liner
Victorias Secret Mascara
BH Cosmetics Take me to Brazil Palette
MUA Bronzer
Bourjois Blusher

Let me see your Valentines look! Send me a picture on FaceBook (here) or Twitter @emma_hobbsie, or tag me on instagram 'peacelovevintage' .. I'd love to make a special post featuring all my beautiful readers!


  1. Gorgeous look! Would be great to see some natural looks with the Naked Palette as they are quite in your face colours and I find they are too much for work! So want the naked 3!

    1. Consider it done :D Im working on a light, casual & Natural makeup looks series for the summer so I will definitely include one with the Naked Palette! Naked 3 looks soooo good ^_^