Last night, my boyfriend and I went out for tapas in Cardiff and it was absolutely lovely. I know I have a few Welsh/ South West followers so if you're ever stuck on where to eat in Cardiff, go to La Bodega! As we were going for an early, slightly casual meal, I didn't want to overdo it so I went for a subtle, pink Valentines makeup look, which complimented my body con green midi dress and heels.
I primed my face with Nivea Men Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm (£5.35), I will definitely do a review on this bad boy, if you haven't seen it around yet, I will be surprised! I then tried out the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation* (£18) for the first time. I was kindly sent this to test and I was a little nervy testing it on an event such, especially as I didn't want to ruin this look with cakey foundation. This foundation claims to 'correct' your skin and after applying it with my buffing brush, I have to agree. It has a natural look to it, so perfect for every day and I only had to use 2/3s of what I usually use with my Bourjois foundation. The finish is a little shiny, but it isn't a drying foundation. It sits nicely on your skin and is a light/medium coverage but it does give that glow of a Summer holiday. Some prefer the dewy finish, which I do. It is designed for people with marks or blemishes on their skin, so if this is you, I recommend purchasing this for your next foundation as it reduces redness on spots and beauty marks. I then used my Urban Decay Naked concealer (17.50) under my eyes and on any marks or blemished to fully cover them up before setting my concealer and my T zone with the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder* (£15). I have never used a setting powder before so I was excited to try this out and it did not disappoint. The finish was matte, yet natural and made my pores vanish- no word of a lie. It almost airbrushed my skin, although if you use it, make sure you leave it on for a minute or two before you wipe away any excess product, I find it sinks into your skin easily. The packaging can get a little messy so be careful not to tip it around. The sponge it comes with is actually perfect for application, just a simple press down where you'd like it and it applies nicely.
For the brows I used my usual Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in dark brown(£2.99) then the Benefit Brow Zings in medium (£24.50). These two beauties missed out on the photo (whoops), but they are both amazing products I use everyday.
When it comes to the eyes I wanted them to be pink and subtle so I primed with Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow (£15.50), then used the Maybelline Color Tattoo in metallic pomegranate (£4.99) as an all over base. To complete the look I used Makeup Revolution Palette in Run Boy Run (£4- sold out) and chose the top left colour to add some depth to the creams and the middle light pink one for the corner of the eye and brow bone, which really complimented Benefits High Beam I used.
On my face I bronzed with MAC Give Me Sun (£24), highlighted with Benefit High beam highlighter (£19.50) and then used a little bit of MAC Blush in Well Dressed (£18.50) just to dust over my cheeks a little.
Then for my lips I scrubbed them with Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum (£5.50), lined my lips with Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Eastend Snob (£3.99) then used my first MAC lipstick I ever bought, MAC Creme Cup (£15.50). Obviously I finished everything with a spray of my Chloe Eau de Perfume (£65) all over my body as it's my first and favourite perfume.
I feel like this makeup look was perfect for a Sunday evening dinner as I didn't want to go fully made up. I hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day. How did you spend it?
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