You've probably already seen our gorgeous Valentines lookbook, and today we are back with this full-coverage valentines makeup to finish your date look perfectly. We think this look would be perfect for dinner and dancing with your one true love, or even for cocktails with your girls! It's simple to do and looks oh-so lovely, so grab your Bella&Bear brushes and get stuck in!
After generously applying a primer to the face - we love the Gerard Cosmetics BB+ illumination creme for a gorgeous glow - we picked up our brand new Bella&Bear Jaguar Angled Kabuki Brush and buffed some Estee Lauder double wear foundation all over the face, blending down to the neck. We love this foundation as it gives a very full coverage without being cakey, and it leaves you with a flawless face.
To further add to that flawless finish, we are going in with a concealer. We have used this to disguise any problem areas, dark cirlces or blemishes. We used the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer and our Bella&Bear Ocelot Large Concealer Brush, and we blended the product outward for an undetectable finish.
Let's set those products for a matte finish. You could opt for a dewy finish for this look, but as it is full coverage with a bold eye and lip, we wanted to keep the skin matte. Taking our Bella&Bear Leopard powder brush and the Essence All About Matte powder we are gently dusting the face until perfectly matte.
Next, we're going to work on those eyes! We're starting by applying some Urban Decay Eyeshadow Priming Potion to the lids, dabbing it in with our fingertip - this will help to intensify colours and keep makeup in place for extra hours!
To follow, we're taking our Bella&Bear pampas cat brush and a matte brown shadow, and we're just working it into the crease of the lid to create a more defined eye shape. Now, lets add some colour. We're taking our Bella&Bear Iromote brush and a shimmer wine eyeshadow (hint; we used 'Aphrodite' from the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic palette) and we pressed the shadow into the inner two thirds of the lid - dusting off any fallout.
To create a little drama, were using a matte black shadow for the outer corner of the eye, using our Bella&Bear Leopard Cat Pencil Brush to wing it out a little - we also used this brush to carry the shadow down to the lower lashline, balancing the eyes out. You can use your Pampas Cat brush to blend the two shadows together for a seamless finish.
After applying a black kohl to the lower waterline we are using our new Bella&Bear Serval Angled Liner Brush to draw an extended wing to the lid - as close to the lashes as possible.
We are then using our Bella&Bear Angled Tweezers to apply a pair of flirty lashes, we just love the Eylure Exaggerate #141 lashes! Then, we wanted to fill in the brows to perfectly frame and finish the eyes, so we picked up our Bella&Bear Iberian Lynx Brow Brush and a little Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade and we worked on defining and filling in the brows for a fuller finish. We then used the spoolie end to brush through the brows and disperse any excess product.
Let's add some structure back into the face with a little bronzer. Taking our new Bella&Bear Bobcat Angled Blush Brush and some Benefit Hoola bronzer we are dusting it along the hollows of the cheeks, the temples and the jawline - this will give the face a gorgeous shape.
Let's also add some highlight for a divine glow. We opted for a golden highlight to compliment the other colours of the look. We picked up our Bella&Bear Cheetah Duo Fiber Powder Brush and some IHeartMakeUp Blushing Hearts in 'Hot Summer of Love' and we brushed over the cheekbones, the tip of the nose, the cupids bow and the brow bones. Gorgeous!
To pull the look together, let's apply a super kissable pout. Using our Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat Lip Brush we applied the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Copenhagen'. We love this colour as, even though it is not a true red, it perfectly compliments the wine shadow on the eyes. Using our brush will mean you'll get a clean, neat application and an even coat.
You could also spray the face with a setting spray to ensure your makeup stays in place, whatever your plans may be!
You are now ready and oh-so glam, so head out on that date, be confident and have fun! We hope you enjoyed this look and that you have a fantastic, safe Valentines day this year! Don't forget that you will find all of the Bella&Bear tools used in this tutorial in our online store right now - you can also shop our new pieces there!