Makeup Wars: Valentine’s Day Look

This time our warriors are battling it out over the best Makeup Look for Valentines Day. I decided to go the traditional route with shimmery eyes, barely there cheeks and a Valentine red lip. As I was writing this I realized I used a lot of my favorite or “all-star” products. Click on the next button above to see what looks the other bloggers came up with or click on the thumbnails at the end of this post.

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Here’s what I used:


I started with Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Foundation for a soft dewy look without looking shiny.

Next I used my very favorite concealer, bareMinerals Color Correcting Concealer around my eyes and for the broken capillary on my chin.

I applied a BECCA Turkish Rose Cream Blush for a barely there flush. This blush is a Prime Beauty all-star for it’s universal wearability and awesome texture.

A dab of Smashbox Halo highlighter on the tops of cheeks gives me a nice glow.


My brows got pampered with my Anastasia Brow Express kit. This kit has everything you need for groomed brows and more. It includes a brow highlighter, two shades of brow powder, wax to keep those pesky strays in place, an awesome stiff slanted brush and the best invention ever–brow stencils.

I used Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick in Champagne, a shimmery champagne beige. These are so simple to use and are absolutely bulletproof! Normally I would leave it at that, but since this is for a special occasion, I added a touch of Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Color in Gilded Moonlight.

Next I used Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner and winged it slightly. I love this eyeliner–even a klutz like me can actually accomplish a winged eye. Press lightly and you can get a line thinner than a slice of Denny’s bacon, apply more pressure and the line gets thicker.

I layered my mascara by using my new favorite CoverGirl Clump Crusher as a base, and then adding Lancome Hypnose Star mascara on top.

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Red lips require a little extra prep. I lined my lips with clear Benefit d’Liner. This has been discontinued but any reverse liner will do and followed with Reviva Labs Vitamin E Oil Stick to smooth out my lip lines. I chose Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Little Red Dress, a sheer red with silver micro-shimmer to complete the look.

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And here’s the final look–nothing cutting edge, just a classic look.

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Please excuse my flat hair, I was trying out some new hair care products that made my hair flatter than most American Idol contestents AND I tried using a headband. Um, yeah, total fail and the headband is so pretty!

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  • I love this! Especially the lip combo!!

  • Yeah for my sister-in-lips! Loving the red on you!

  • Very nice – love the lips. Red looks awesome on you.

  • I used the Anastasia brow kit too. I can’t believe how many items I forgot to put in my post.
    That red is beautiful on you.

  • What a beautiful look! Love the bright lips and the bold lashes. You look lovely! ūüôā

  • Kimberley

    Love a classic look… absolutely beautiful on you!

  • Mamavalveeta03

    You crack me up, once again, with your “American Idol” comment (sad but true, they’re not very ‘sharp’!). ūüėČ Lovin’ the red lips on you. It really makes your eye color pop!

  • That red gloss looks awesome on you!

  • I need to try out those Mally shadow sticks!