Makeup Wars ~ My Valentine’s Day Look


This week for Makeup Wars we are sharing our Valentine’s Day looks. I doubt I’ll actually be going out for Valentine’s Day, old married life for ya, but I thought I would approach this by going for a softer, more romantic look than I usually wear. I was inspired to create a look of all soft pastel pinks and purples to achieve an innocent “girly” look. I paired it with a gently, glossy pink lip which in the pictures made me look pretty washed out. In reality it looked a little more balanced. I decided to make two very minor, easy, and quick updates to the look to switch it up a little and make the look a little more feisty. Let’s say the date is going well. 😉 I quick swipe of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L in the waterline to replace the white and a bright pop of colour on the lips courtesy of the amazing Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Chanel Perfection Lumiere BR12
Make Up For Ever Pro Finish in Shade 110

Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France
Chanel Tumulte Joues Contraste Blush

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Inglot 318 (white) up to browbone, 346 (pale lavender) on lid, 344 (dusty mauve) deep in crease, 319 (dusty rose) on crease, 359 (pink) to blend out crease, 325 (deep purple) on outer v.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L tightlined on upper waterline, upper lash line, and on lower waterline in second look.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk in the lower waterline
Lash Control Volumizing and Conditioning Mascara Black
Boots No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Blonde

Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Lip Liner in Vasco
Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Dubai
Second look: Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash








Quick 60 second modification to make the eyes a bit more sultry and make the lips downright bold. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes liner in 6L in the waterline to replace the white and a bright pop of colour on the lips courtesy of the amazing Maybelline VIVID Colourburst lipstick in Fuchsia Flash.






Make sure to check out the Valentine’s Day looks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our Holiday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.

  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir

    I love the eye look! So soft and pretty <3
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  • Christine

    So soft and pretty! I love it!
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  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    So soft and pretty! I prefer the lighter lipstick, your hair is so blonde!
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  • kelly

    I love that lipstick color on you!
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    • Christa

      Thanks Kelly!

  • Phyrra

    I love the deeper lip!
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    • Christa

      Of course you would love the fuchsia! 😉

  • Teri

    Very pretty – It could be a day to date look too 😉
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    • Christa

      True! I was going to go for red but thought it would be fun to pull out the fuchsia.

  • Lola

    Your makeup is flawless, Christa! GORGEOUS!
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    • Christa

      Thank you Lola!

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    Beautiful eye look. And now I need to check out the LMdB Dubai gloss. I don’t remember seeing that one!

    • Christa

      Dubai is so pretty. I need to get my review up soon!

  • Kate

    I guess it’s no big surprise that I’d go for the fuchsia lip :-) It looks beautiful, though. I love seeing these multi-blogger posts!
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    • Christa

      Thanks Kate! I wish I had the confidence to leave the house in a fuchsia lip!

  • BooBooNinja

    I don’t like how pastels look on me, I may be combining them in unflattering ways.
    Christa, you inspire me to give them a go again.
    Your eye makeup is flawless. It’s brightening and softening; very youthful!

    Like Phyrra, I prefer the brighter lip. I like it when you bring out the sassy. :)

    • Christa

      Thank you! Boo Boo I think this is the first time I’ve ever tried shades quite like this. I’m surprised by how much I really like the all matte effect and such soft shades. I think it’s time to play with my Inglot palettes more! I urge you to play! Maybe even take some pics of a few looks and see what you like and don’t like about some of them to find one you love.

  • Pammy

    What lovely makeup looks! You look beautiful!!!
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  • carleen

    Love this look! That lipstick shade is awesome!
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