Makeup Tutorial: Purple Smoky Valentine's Day Makeup

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day is only a couple of days away, so I've rushed the edit and upload of this Valentine's Day makeup tutorial - and this is one that is perfect for a night out with your girlfriends or with your special someone.

Here's the video. I hope you like it! x

Products mentioned:

Kiehl's Ultra Hydrating Cream
The latest offering in moisturiser from Kiehl's, this is an ultra-hydrating moisturiser that is ultra-lightweight in texture. It is the lightest moisturiser that I have ever tried, but it still does feel a tiny bit slick on the skin, so I would recommend it for dry skin types. I like to use it to prep my skin before I use a powder-based foundation, because I find that it helps make my skin a little bit tacky so that it helps the powder stick, and also gives it a more glowy finish.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination Highlighter
I've been a fan of Rouge Bunny Rouge ever since I spotted the brand on some of my favourite blogs, and finally got a chance to try it without the hefty shipping price tag when I discovered that Luxola carries the brand on their website (free shipping with orders above RM40 in Malaysia). This highlighter is pink-toned with multi-coloured shimmer, and gives the skin a lovely glow. It is pigmented enough that you don't need to 'wet' your skin and ruin the rest of your makeup - only a little bit is more than enough to give your skin a soft, luminous glow.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Kit in Brunette
This is my favourite brow product, not because of the texture or formulation of the powder, but because of the brush. Anastasia knows her brows, and this is one of the best brow brushes I have come across by far. It has just the right amount of stiffness to help me shape my brows properly, particularly at the bottom edges.

Sleek Contour Kit in Medium
One of my favourite contour products just because it is easy to use, doesn't have any shimmer in it at all, and is a great match for my skin tone. I don't like contour powders that are too orange, because they don't look natural at all, and this is one of the few drugstore products that gets it right.

Sigma Paris Palette
I am late to the party on this one, I admit, but only because it was so difficult to get my hands on Sigma before this! I know they ship worldwide, but unless you're doing a group order, their shipping increases with each product you add to your cart, and usually once I add a few products to my cart, I end up getting depressed by the shipping cost and close the whole window. This one was another shipment from Luxola, and my gosh it is beautiful! Some of the colours are absolutely amazing, particularly the purples, which is why I chose to use them in this tutorial.

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx
This is a great eyeliner to use when you're doing a smoky eye, because it is quite smudge proof once it sets. Don't use it if you have particularly oily lids or watery eyes, because it isn't 100% smudge proof, but if you're neither, it's a great smoky liner to have.

Lavie Lashes
Lavie is a brand of lashes released by a friend of mine, and I am immensely flattered that she chose to send me a selection of her lashes to trial and show you guys here on the blog and my channel. I am wearing the Lolas, and what I love about her line of lashes is that they are so wearable! They are just right for my eyes, and that is difficult to find because most lashes are too long or too large for my eyes. These fit just right, so I urge anyone of Asian descent to try these if you've been looking for a more natural but still striking look!

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Spicey
I honestly didn't even think to buy this colour - I just knew I wanted a new Watercolour Blush because I have the colour Cherub and absolutely adore it. I only bought this colour because it was so highly recommended online, and when it arrived I was slightly underwhelmed by the brick red colour. But once I applied it, I fell head over heels in love! The colour just lit my entire face up, and brought such a beautiful warmth to my cheeks. I highly recommend this for warm skin tones - you won't regret it!

Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick in Nude Beach
Fast becoming one of my favourite lipsticks because of its lovely mauve-y nude colour. It is really flattering against my skin and I love the creamy texture. I wish it was a tiny bit more pigmented, but still love it to death anyway.

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