FOTD | Valentines Soft Pink Makeup

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Valentine's Day for me isn't usually a huge affair. Most times it's low-key, whether it's a night out with the girls or a quiet dinner out with the boyfriend. That said, in general I tend to switch up my makeup. In my eagerness for Spring to start I've been reaching for all things pink recently and as a result I've decided not to opt for a classic red lip this Valentines in favour of a rosy hue.

I don't know what it is about pink lipsticks but my makeup collection is littered with them. It is without doubt my favourite shade to wear but weirdly my lip colour in this makeup look was achieved from mixing two non-pink tones together - a nude and a glossy red. The resulting soft creamy pink colour was discovered by accident. I previously tried to make my nude Sleek Makeup lipstick look well, less nude, so in a hurry swiped one of my KIKO Glossy Stylos straight over the top. I love the result and now it's one of my favourite combos to wear on my lips.

I thought V-Day would also be another excuse to reach for my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette which has been a little neglected of late. Generally if I wear eyeshadow it's usually neutral or natural colours but I love the soft feminine looks you can get with only a little pink added to the lids. For my eyes I used the matte dusky pinks in the palette as a base - Limit and Nooner - then swiped a little of Liar to add a little shimmer at the inner corners of my eyes. I finished with winged out liner for a cat eye effect and lashings of mascara.

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)
Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)

Rimmel London Glam' Eyes Liquid Eye Liner (001 Black Glamour)
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette (Nooner, Limit & Liar)

Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel London Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

GOSH Multi Colour Blush Bronzing Pie (Bronze)

Sleek Makeup Face Form (373 Light)

Sleek MakeUp True Colour Lipstick (Naked)
KIKO Ultra Glossy Stylo (812)

A tiny sidenote but just incase you're wondering about my hair in these shots, though I've been itching to cut my hair short for the past year I'm wearing a wig here. I bought it to give my hair a break and to stop myself drastically cutting my hair. I was planning to wear this wig on Valentine's Day but I haven't worn it out of the house yet. I haven't really changed my hair in a long time so I think I've been worried too much about what friends, family and colleagues will think about me suddenly rocking a wig. I'm also so clueless on how to style my mass of hair underneath (which won't lye flat), how to get a natural looking part and all that jazz. I'm hoping YouTube will help me figure it all out eventually. 

How do you like to wear your makeup on Valentine's Day?

Lesley x


  1. Wow, gorgeous makeup - you look simply beautiful! <3

    I have a Valentines Day outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  2. I love how you came up with the lip combo. I'm the same way with my wigs. Which is why I've started wearing ones that look more like my own hair.

  3. You are sooo beautiful! I love this look xx

  4. You are stunning, Lesley! My Valentine's Day Makeup is just like my weekday/weekend makeup, lol.

  5. Beautiful! And the wig looks amazing!

  6. Your hair was the first thing I noticed! Im like you. I could never wear a wig unless it is in a costume party. But when you decide to do so, cant you braid it in cornrows?

    1. I can't cornrow my hair, I've tried and just find it difficult. I did my hair in flat twists instead here which works pretty well apart from at the front which just won't lye flat at all! x

  7. Hi lesley. Looking good. Quick question. I have very curly eyelashes. Like seriously tightly curled almost like my new growth. Lol. It is a pain to put on eyeliner. I would like a mascara that can help straighten them out kinda like yours. Any ideas? Thanks

    1. Hi Ebele, I use the L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara mostly and this helps lengthen each lash so it may help straighten yours out? x

  8. This makeup is flawless! I love it!

  9. Lesley you are so beautiful! Love this makeup look x

  10. The makeup is stunning, so pretty and perfect for Valentine's Day! And the hair style really suits you, what a great wig, you can't tell at all :)

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  11. you look so beautiful and your wig suits you

  12. You look stunning as usual!!!


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