Here’s a romantic, Marie-Antoinette-inspired look for Valentine’s Day
Red may be the colour of passion, and is a tried-and-true shade for many a pout on Valentine's Day, but consider taking your beauty cues from Marie-Antoinette by donning a softer look that flirts with 18th century France. Quite possibly more romantic than the usual scarlets, going with rosy pinks also lend a youthful glow to your mien, giving you that healthy blushed appearance your hot date won't be able to resist complimenting you on.
And just in time for the occasion, Make Up Store's new Loire collection is a 3-piece edit for your eyes and lips that's perfect for achieving this dreamy V-Day look. You'll want to softly blend the beautifully marbled microshadow in the shade Romance (how aptly named) in an oval shape on the eyelids, building up the colour towards the outer corner to give your eyes more depth. Finish the eye look with a deeper, maroon hue smudged along the lower lash line for a touch of definition, and be sure to pull it all together by highlighting the inner corners with a shimmery pearl eyeshadow, as well as tracing the waterline with a white eyeliner for a brightening effect. Then employ a spot of re-purposing by using Romance as blusher for the cheeks, layering the colour until you get a full flush. Alternatively, a blusher with mauve undertones like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Glow works just as well to get that glowing and rosy complexion.
Lastly, pat on a velvety matte, petal pink lip colour — the Loire collection's new X-matte lipstick in Blossom is a great option — for a kissable pout, applying just a bit more colour in the middle to create the illusion of fuller lips. And now you're all set to fall in love.
Here's what you need to DIY the look:
The Loire collection is available at all Make Up Store outlets