Deep breath. This is my first makeup look post on my blog. I really don’t like taking pictures of myself but have been trying to get more comfortable with it (so please be kind). When I was contacted to test out some Wet n Wild products, I knew that this was the chance to challenge myself and do something that scared me. I’m pretty proud of myself for taking this leap and hope you enjoy it. More makeup looks will be coming in the future, I promise.
While I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day, I am a fan of the makeup looks you can rock that day. From sweet and feminine to sultry, they are all amazing and hope that they make you feel confident and enhance the features you love about yourself the most. I opted to try out a more sultry look with smokey eyes and a bold red lip.
For the eyes, I predominately used the Wet n Wild Color Icon palette in The Naked Truth that features brown, bronze and taupe shades. I first primed my eyelids with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to make sure all the shadows popped. With a large fluffy blending brush, I used the Base colour to apply this generously in the crease area. This helps with blending out the darker shades. Using a smaller and smaller crease brushes, I then applied the Crease and Definer shades in the crease. I made sure to bring the colour up past my crease to create the smokey look. Once my crease was blended out, I took the Eyelid shade and placed this all over the lid, trying to ensure that it didn’t cover all my hard work in the crease. For the highlight I used a combination of the Browbone and Base shades in my inner corner and browbone. I also placed the tiniest amount of the Browbone shade in the middle of my eye to add a touch more shimmer to the look.
For the lower lashline, I took a small smudger brush and applied the Definer shade on the outer third, Crease on the middle third and Eyelid on the inner third. To create extra dimension, I used the new Wet n Wild Color Icon Kohl Eyeliner on my upper lashline and upper waterline/tightline.
As finishing touches, I ran a bit of MAC Omega above my crease colour as a matte transition colour, added false lashes and coated my lashes, both upper and lower, with Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof mascara.
For the lips, you can really use any red lip product (I have a few options below). I chose the newly packaged Wet n Wild Silk Finish lipstick in Cherry Frost as I loved the finish of this lipstick. An almost metallic, frosted red lipstick that feels awesome on the lips. If you don’t like the feel of matte lipsticks, you should give this product a try. If you’d rather rock a less bold red lip, the Balm Stain in Red-dy or Not is a great sheer red shade that moisturizes but also stains your lips. If you love a matte lip then you need to try the cult favourite Mega Last which are crazily pigmented.
I hope this gave you a bit of inspiration for your Valentine’s Day makeup (or really any day!) and that you enjoyed this new type of post.
If you are intrigued by the Silk Finish lipsticks, I have seen them in a new display at Rexall this week along with the Kohl eyeliner and Wild Shine nail polishes I posted about earlier this week.
til next time…
Disclaimer: Products in this post were sent for review purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own and not influenced by partners or affiliates.
Makeup used: Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in 4N Ivory, Sephora Bronzer in Los Cabos, BareMinerals Blush in Blush Pearl, Maybelline Dark Circles Concealer in Light, Maybelline Define a Brow Pencil in Dark Brown, Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette