Following my Valentine's Day Gift Guide, you probably would have read that Valentine's Day is not a day that I usually celebrate, occasionally my partner would give me a hand-made card with corny slogans and jokes.. like "You're Saucy" written on a tomato sauce shaped card that's been intricately put together. My mindset shifted this year, since I have enough red lipsticks for a lifetime that I rarely ever wear, I thought heck, lets celebrate this Hallmark holiday just so that I can put some red on my lips!
I am still madly in love with Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation, it's been my go-to foundation that is perfect for summer. It's also the only foundation I have that matches my skin perfectly at the moment.
EYES and BROWS
For eyes and brows, I decided to keep it simple. I am a lover of natural un-filled brows (don't ask me why) so I used Colour Theory's Eye Brow Tweezer - Scissor Style fantastic for pulling out short brows growing in unwanted territories.
Maybelline Colour Molton in Nude Rush was gently applied all over the eye lids. Since I'm doing a conventional red lips, I decided not to do a back cat flick, alternatively Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil in Jewel Amethyst was able to supply a very subtle pop of colour while still providing definition to my eyes. Purple is such a great colour! I curled my lashes using Colour Theory's Eyelash Curler and a few generous coats of Colour Theory's Mascara.
I couldn't go past Colour Theory's Blush in Dollhouse it's such a gorgeous pop of cotton candy on my cheeks. This particular shade reminds me of MAC's Blush in Dollymix - I still remember how insanely popular Dollymix was almost a decade ago.
Now the hard part, which red?!
Below, I have four shades of red from Colour Theory: Catwalk , Show Stopper, Siren and Red-y-or not. I started my day with Red-y-or-not and decided that I wanted a deeper red later in the day, or I went over my lips with Catwalk.
|Left to Right: Catwalk , Show Stopper, Siren, Red-y-or not|
|Top to bottom: Catwalk , Show Stopper, Siren, Red-y-or not|
To ensure that I don't leave the house feeling like a prickly pear, I relied on Schicks Hydro Silk Trimstyle. Since receiving this product, I've actually thrown out all my cheap disposable razors that often rust after a week. This product has been used for 3 months and going strong!!
Oh and make sure you shave and do everything else before you paint your nails!
We are almost done! For nails I used Colour Theory Red Delicious and a coat of Faby Top and Base coat. The next day I decided that my nails looked a little bit boring with a single colour so I added a little bit of Maybelline Color Show in Alley Attitude.
Don't neglect your toes! I used Colour Theory's Toe Separators for an easy application. Once everything is painted, I went over each nail with Colour Theory Cuticle Oil.
NOT ENOUGH? PIMP IT UP
If you want to amp up this Valentine's Day business, there are three optional body accessories from Factorie for you to think about. First up, we have Factorie's Temporary Tattoos, I don't have any tattoos but I am absolutely head over heels in love, tattoos are available in gold, silver, black, blue and rose gold!
Alternatively you can pimp up your face with Factorie's Face Jewels, my close friend is getting married at the end of the year, I have never been to a Hindu wedding, so I'm prepping myself and feeling the bindi spirit.
If you are hair girl, I'd highly recommend Factorie's Hair Chalk, I still can't believe that it works on my jet black hair. These babies are super easy to apply as the chalks sit in a plastic combing device, no more stained fingers!
|Factorie Temporary Tattoo|
|Factorie Face Jewel|
|Factorie Hair Chalk|
I had a lot of fun putting this together, even though that selfie took about 30 takes!
I hope you enjoyed it too, whether you celebrate Valentine's or not, find an excuse to wear some red lipstick this weekend!
Disclaimer: All products used and featured in this post were provided for my consideration. A huge thanks to all the contributing brands for making this post possible!