I know I already did a Valentine’s Day look but it never hurts to have options right? This look ended up reminding me of chocolate covered strawberries, which I love any day of the year, regardless of whether or not it’s Valentine’s Day, if they were gifted to me, or if I bought them for myself. By the way, this post is dedicated to all my single ladies and people in situationships.
It’d be nice if our love lives could neatly organize themselves into cozy perfect arrangements in time for all the major holidays but I’m here to say that if that doesn’t happen, so what?
Sometimes life is weird and that doesn’t suddenly stop on Valentine’s Day. The days of yore when people would meet in cute coffee shops and hit it off swimmingly with complete strangers who were both sexy yet totally approachable seem to be relegated to romantic comedies and sitcoms of the past. Today’s singles virtually traverse through Tinder. Some hope for the elusive DM on other social media. Maybe you swiped left and he swiped right or vise versa. Romance is as buried in cyber code as our social media personas. I choose not to drown in selfies and hashtags this year.
Source: Vogue France found in article, ‘We found the sexiest Valentine’s Day jewelry’
Though I wish I could always have a hot date and look like the model above as much as the next girl on most days, I choose to not be bogged down by what ifs or measure myself by the health of my relationship. If I feel like going on a date and it just so happens to be Valentine’s Day, great but it doesn’t make it better or more meaningful than any other date. Will I obsess over my outfit if I do? Probably; I’m still human.
Relationships should not be the measurement by which we rate our worth…so I decided to vow to always do something special for myself on holidays and sometimes just because. If something else happens with someone else… Awesome! It becomes more of a surprise that way. On to the look!
I know I always say this, but this look was surprisingly easy to do. As always, one eye gave me more trouble than the other, but it’s nothing blending can’t solve. Blending can solve almost anything it seems at times.
I began by priming my lids as usual with concealer. Use your favorite, and I always recommend a full coverage one so that shadows will pop and last all day. Then I dusted my lids with the first neutral color in the Wet n’ Wild Au Naturel Palette in Nude Awakening.
I then used Shooting Star in the Dream St Palette by Kathleen Lights x ColourPop in my crease. I used the light pink shade in the Avant Pop NYX palette, in Art Throb, above, all over my lid.
Dream St. Palette. Kathleen Lights x ColourPop. $16.
I used the burgundy shade in the Au Naturel palette to deepen my crease. I then used Spark in Dream St., the matte neon red, on the outer half of my eye leading into the crease.
Lastly, I used Elfish, a Matte deep brown, in the outer corner of the eye to wing it out. I then used Ciate London’s Fierce Flicks liner to line my lids and do a cat eye. If you like to tight line, do it up, but I can’t ever master that technique without creating a teary mess.
Ciate’s Fierce Flicks liner. $19. Sephora.
I then used They’re Real mascara by Benefit, but go ahead and use whichever you like. For lips I used Too Faced’s Melted Latex Liquefied High Shine Lipstick in Strange Love, a fitting title for many Valentine’s Days of my past. I love this deep chocolaty brown shade and though this formula is sticky and had mixed reviews, I actually like it a lot.
Melted Latex Liquefied High Shine Lipstick in Strange Love. $10. Ulta.
Promise me you’ll do something for yourself this Valentine’s Day for no reason at all other than because you love yourself. Buy yourself a bottle of wine or those ridiculously cozy slippers you’ve been eyeing.
Remember, I love you date or no date. It’s just another day, but I’m glad it’s an excuse to buy myself stuff. 😙😍😉💕
What are you doing tomorrow? Netflix? Work? Don’t get bogged down no matter what by manufactured ideals about love!
Love & light