Friday 5 February 2016

Sweet Pink Valentine's Makeup

This post wasn't exactly planned. One thing about moving house is that you end up having to sort through and organise all your stuff, and in the process you can rediscover old makeup favourites and even one or two bits you'd completely forgotten you had. This happened to me during my recent move, and as a result I ended up creating this soft pink look that I think would be perfect for a Valentine's date night.

Valentines Makeup featuring Clinique Chubby Stick in 14 Curvy Candy

I based the look around the Clinique Chubby Stick in the shade Curvy Candy, a very nice little product which was hiding under pretty much all the other makeup in my collection, and was a nice surprise for me to find when I tipped everything out to organise it during the move. I'd totally forgotten I owned this!

Clinique Chubby Stick, Collection Eyeshadow Palette and Highlighter, Clarins Blush, Real Techniques Brush

In my opinion, it's the ideal lip product to wear on a date (Valentine's or otherwise). It's pigmented enough to give your lips a pretty wash of colour, yet sheer enough not to get in the way of any kissing! And on that subject, it's also a moisturising balm, so it keeps your lips soft and hydrated with a subtle sheen. If all that doesn't make them look kissable, I don't know what will!

Curvy Candy is an almost bubblegum pink, but due to the sheer formula it translates a lot softer than that on the lips.

To compliment the colour, I decided to go for pink tones on my eyes as well. For this, I used my #YourStyleYourMood palette from Collection*. I'm still astonished by how good this is. It's the cheapest palette I own and one of my firm favourites, with beautiful shades and an impressive, buildable formula. For this look, I used the shade on the far left in the picture below all over my lids, and the purple shade on the right in my crease, outer corner and as a liner. I also took this purple below my lower lash line a little, to give a slight "doll eyes" effect.

Collection Eyeshadow Palette #YourStyleYourMood

FOTD featuring Collection Eyeshadow Palette in #YourStyleYourMood

Valentines MOTD featuring Collection Eyeshadow Palette in #YourStyleYourMood

The finishing touch was a little Collection Speedy Highlighter in the shade 01 on my cheekbones. I love, love, love wearing a highlight because I think it's just so pretty when it catches the light. This one from Collection is fantastic, and it's the one I used in my strobing post in case you want to find out a little more about it. I'm also wearing this Clarins blush - another product rediscovered during the move. It's their Illuminating Cheek Colour in 02 Soft Peach, which gives a nice natural glow to the skin.

Clarins blush, Collection Speedy Highlighter

Valentine's Day 2016 Makeup Look

On my face:

Base - Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Cool Bone, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in 01 Fair, Rimmel Stay Matte powder in 003 Peach Glow

Brows - Nothing. I forgot about them. And yes, I know they're not even in the vicinity of "on fleek" right now. Someone call the Bloggers' Emergency Helpline!

Face - Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in 01, Clarins Illuminating Cheek Colour in 02 Soft Peach, Collection Speedy Highlighter in 01 Pearl Sheen

Eyes - Collection #YourStyleYourMood palette, Benefit Roller Lash mascara

Lips - Clinique Chubby Stick in 14 Curvy Candy

So that's my makeup sorted. All I need now is for my husband to let me know which restaurant we're going to! ;-)

Anyone have Valentines plans this year? Either of the romantic or the girls' night out variety? If so, let me know if you have your outfit/makeup planned!

Kate x

*Gifted Item


  1. Such a gorgeous valentines look! I try and sort/switch around my makeup every season so I use up what I have x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. That's a good idea - I don't have the kind of storage where everything's on display so it can be easy to forget a few gems along the way! x

  2. Such a pretty look, you have lovely features Kate!
    Hope moving house and everything has gone well! I don't have any V day plans yet but am happy with a bunch of flowers :)

    Hanh / hanhabelle

    1. Thank you Hanh! I love receiving flowers too - one of the loveliest gifts! x

  3. Such a lovely look and you have stunning features. Love the highlighter, looks lovely on you :)

  4. We don't celebrate Valentines Day in my family, so no plans, but it has happened to me a few times before that a move brought stuff to light I had completely forgotten about!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Regular clear outs really are the way to go - I need to get more organised! x

  5. It is such a cute look! Perfect for V'day and any other day when you want to be both flirty and subtle at the same time. Love the bronzer! 😍

  6. Wow that eyeshadow palette is stunning and your make-up look is so beautiful, love it hun xxx

  7. Such a pretty look for Valentine's Day! I love the pink and neutral shades, thanks for sharing!

  8. Absolutely adore this look, especially for Valentine's day, that highlight is perfection!

    // xx

  9. Hi Kate!Love this lipstick!

  10. Such a lovely look for Valentines, you look stunning x

    Beauty with charm

  11. Love your makeup look, the collection palette is so cute :)

  12. Love this look! I love how its the right amount of makeup for any date <3

    sierra | @itsberrystylish  

  13. This is such a beautifully feminine look on you, really and truly SUPER pretty! The Clinique lip colour would be great for any occasion and the overall look is perfect.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  14. This is so pretty Kate! It's feminine and it looks natural. Very nice!

  15. Such a pretty and feminine look, love it! I don't think I've tried any Clinique lip products but this one sounds so lovely and definitely perfect for a date night ;)

    Thirteen Thoughts

  16. Kate you look beautiful and super chic! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog

  17. I've been eyeing those Clinique chubby sticks for sometime. I think I may have to go buy some when I get the chance!

    Heba xx || The Heba

  18. This is such a gorgeous look, I really look forward to checking out your new posts hun so it's lovely to see you're well! Loving this makeup look, it's soft, delicate and perfect for Valentines - love it :)

    Layla xx

  19. Gorgeous makeup look!
    Perhaps check out my latest post?
    Jess |

  20. This is such a feminine, romantic look - love it! I've heard good things about the Collection eye palettes, I ought to give them a whirl! :)

    Style Sunrise☀


  21. I love this look! So simple and feminine... very pretty! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  22. The name is very apt. Very soft, and subtle, yet very romantic!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  23. You are absolutely gorgeous! x


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