Romantic Makeup Look for Valentine's Day

Feeling quite tired lately, I finally benefited from a proper rest today and the past couple of days. It indeed is true that limiting the use of ‘blue light’ sources (artificial lighting) such as smartphones, computers, laptops and TV definitely aids fighting chronic sleep deprivation. I finally woke up this morning fresh as a daisy and even though I'm not totally into Valentine's Day – I thought that a nice, romantic look might come handy in general. This exact look I actually wore today and even though I'm a romantic soul, Valentine's Day doesn't speak to me since it's been awfully commercialised. But being a girl, I do appreciate any excuse to dress up and wear maybe more make-up than I usually do. I threw in some false lashes – woohoo, daring! This isn't anything wild or revolutionary – it's just a nice creamy, chocolatey goodness on the eyes paired with falsies while keeping cheeks peachy fresh and lips juicy pink! Let us start with the base. I'll have to make a write-up why this particular trio is working for me perfectly. I have moisturized my face prior applying my fave foundation which is Dior Star Foundation in 20. Since my face is dehydrated, it provides a matte-ish finish on me (not much of that radiant glow) but that's what I was aiming for here. Satin finish was amplified by my latest beauty treat – the Clarins Instant Concealer in 01. I'll soon be posting an in-depth review of this concealer but all I can say is that it's the epitome of that sentence ‘little goes a really long way’. I've finished off my T-zone with a light dusting of my most used compact powder as of late – the Bourjois Healthy Balance in Light Beige (53). Not too matte, just enough to keep that T-zone under control.

Danas sam se nakon dugo vremena probudila svjeza i odmorna nakon sto se ‘nakupilo umora’ sto mogu pripisati nocnim smjenama a mislim da je postizanju dovoljno sna umnogome pomogla taktika uklanjanja izvora ‘plave svjetlosti’ (tj.umjetnog svjetla) ili barem gasenja mobitela, laptopa, TVa par sati prije odlaska u krevet. Nakon sto sam se napokon naspavala kako spada, iako nisam posebno zagrijana za Valentinovo kao praznik, odlucila sam da napravim jedan jednostavni, romanticni look koji (nadam se) moze posluziti kao inspiracija uopsteno a ne samo za praznik poput danasnjeg. Bas ovaj look sam nosila danas te iako sam romanticna dusa, naprosto mislim da je duh Valentinova ukrala komercijalizacija. Ipak, cinjenica je da sam jedva docekala izgovor da se sredim i nanesem malo vise sminke nego sto to cinim na svakodnevnoj bazi. Cak sam ubacila i par laznih trepavica –  definitivno sam sebi dala oduska! Glede ovog makeup look-a, ne radi se o necemu posebnom niti revolucionarnom – jednostavno sam zamislila slasno cokoladne nijanse na ocima u kombinaciji sa ‘teskim’ trepavicama dok su obrazi ostali svjeze neutralni a usne socno ruzicasto/fuksijaste! Zapocnimo sa bazom. O trojcu koji konstantno koristim u posljednje vrijeme cu napisati zaseban post jer sam odusevljena rezultatima. Prije nego sam nanijela podlogu, pobrinula sam se da je koza cijelog lica hidratizirana (ipak je vani svjeze). Odabir podloge je bio lagan – moja HG tecna podloga je Dior Star podloga u nijansi 20Posto mi je koza dehidrirana tokom zimskih mjeseci, ovaj tecni puder mi licu daje njezno matiran efekat (ne primjeti se narocit sjaj) no to je ok, jer svakako sam zamislila barsunastu kozu. Satenski ten je dodatno naglasen korektorom kojim sam se nedavno pocastila. Rijec je o Clarins Instant korektoru u nijansi 01. Uskoro cu objaviti detaljniju recenziju o ovom fantasticnom proizvodu no samo cu reci kako je utjelovljenje fraze ‘malo ga je potrebno kolicinski za izvrsno prekrivanje’. Puder i korektor sam fiksirala tankim slojem kompaktnog pudera koji mi ne napusta neseser par mjeseci  – radi se o Bourjois Healthy Balance puderu u nijansi Light Beige (53). Nije isuvise mat no sasvim je dovoljan da drzi T-zonu pod kontrolom.

I've filled my brows with just a touch of my fave Revelique Eyebrow Pencil in Ochre (10). I must say that I'm happy how my brows finally grew a little and I like the natural look of them. I'm not really an ombre eyebrow type of girl. For eyeshadow I chose something new in my make-up routine. S.he Stylezone Smokey Eye Pen in a chocolate brown hue (couldn't find the shade name) was simply smudged out with clean fingers for a sheer, a tad sheeny smokey look. Maybe it's not the perfect smokey eye pen (as the sponge tip made for smudging the eyeshadow out is too stiff and the eyeshadow needs to be warmed with fingers) – but it made me crave eyeshadow in this exact form. I really like the effect which I've paired with Ardell Fashion Lashes (113, Black). I do lurve my Ardell falsies but it's funny how they in most cases make my eyes look so dreamy (sleepy?). My eyes already look sleepy and falsies amplify that with their heavy flutter so it was tough to muster up a decent face expression. I've also added a coat of Manhattan Supreme Lash Mascara to join falsies with my natural lashes. I'm wearing NYX Baked Blush in Foreplay which is my favorite everyday blush – such a perfect peachy-pink shade with the most flattering shimmer. Finally, what made this entire look finished is my latest lipstick baby. I've purchased Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo (05) a few days ago and I'm in love. I think it suits my skintone much better than the too cool Pink Flamingo I've contemplated buying. I think these lipsticks in general are perfect for Valentine's Day as they'll withstand lots of kissing which is exactly what this day is made for. Oh, I've ticked off a few things from my Valentine's Day Wishing list. Will show you soon. I wish you all a lovely day whether you're coupled up or not 🙂

Obrve sam popunila uz pomoc omiljene Revelique Olovke za obrve u nijansi Ochre (10). Neko vrijeme sam pustala da obrve narastu sto je moguce vise i zadovoljna sam kako sada izgledaju. Znam da sam postigla zadovoljavajuce rezultate jer je potrebno jako malo olovke da popunim preostale praznine i definitivno sam spoznala kako nisam tip koji favorizira ombre look obrva. Uvijek preferiram sto prirodniju varijantu. Sto se sjene za oci tice, odabrala sam nesto sasvim novo sto sam ubacila u kozmeticku rutinu. S.he Stylezone Smokey Eye Pen u cokoladno smedjoj boji (nisam uspjela pronaci naziv nijanse) sam razmazala cistim prsticima. Mislim da se vidi kako sam dobila jako njezan, poluproziran i blago sjajan izgled ociju. Ova sjena u olovci mozda nije savrsena (potrebna je baza za sjene ispod nje i spuzvasti kraj za razmazivanje je isuvise krut) – ali ipak je ucinila da se doslovno preko noci ponovo zaljubim u ovu vrstu sjena. Voljela bih se jos malo sa njom poigrati i mozda pronaci jos nesto slicno. Na trepavice sam dodala i famozne Ardell Fashion Trepavice (113, Black). Jako volim sve svoje Ardell trepavice no interesantno, primjetila sam kako posebno ove malo ‘teze’ trepuske cine da mi oci izgledaju narocito sanjivo. Obicno imam taj poluzatvoreni pogled no ove trepavice to dodatno naglase tako da je bio izazov pozirati – a da vam ne zaspim pred objektivom (ha!). Dodala sam i sloj Manhattan Supreme Lash maskare kako bih spojila vlastite sa laznim trepavicama. Na obrazima nosim NYX Baked rumenilo u nijansi Foreplay koje smatram omiljenim rumenilom za svakodnevnu upotrebu. Savrsene je breskvasto/ruzicaste nijanse uz njezni shimmer koji za tren osvjezi obrascice. Napokon, cijeli look je zaokruzen ljepotanom kojeg sam kupila prije neki dan na snizenju sto ga cini odlicnim ulovom. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet u nijansi Ole Flamingo (05) mi tonu koze mnogo ljepse pristaje od isuvise hladne Pink Pong nijanse (koju sam ustvari namjeravala kupiti ali Ole Flamingo me osvojio). Mislim da je uopsteno ova linija tecnih ruzeva za usne idealna za Valentinovo posto ce izdrzati mnogo poljubaca cemu se, uostalom, nadam u velikim kolicinama. I da ne zaboravim – par stvarcica sa Valentinovske liste zelja i zeljica je skinuto (postovi su prilicno efektni za usmjeravanje jacih polovica u shoppingu). Uskoro cu i te divotice da pokazem a svima vama zelim da lijepo provedete ovaj dan, bilo da ste u paru ili ne 🙂

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