MOTD | Valentine's Day

Monday, 6 February 2017

 ugh valentine's day

It is hated as much as it is loved. A consumer-driven reminder of society's obsession with trivial pursuits in romance. Hence my frustration when shops sell chocolate hearts, and mild disgust when couples hold hands. So I eat the chocolate alone with my two free hands. 

I never celebrated Valentine's Day. Never cared enough to enjoy myself. However, I take the holiday as an opportunity to use shades I rarely wear. Specifically, pinks. God knows I rarely wear pink.

Here is a Valentine's Day makeup tutorial featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills' Modern Renaissance Palette.


NARS Light Optimising Primer
NYX Colour Correcting Jar in Yellow
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW 15
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 110
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
NYX Wonder Stick in 01 Universal
MAC Fix+ Spray
ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Wisp
Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighter in Crushed Pearl
NYX Contour Pan in Sculpt
Bellepierre Mineral Blush in Desert Rose

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette in Warm Taupe, Buon Fresco, Venetian Red & Red Ochre   |   reviewed
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in 01 Jet Black & 02 Hot Chocolate
Benefit Tinted Lash Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof Mascara
House of Lashes Falsies in Iconic

NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Natural
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi
Essence Liquid Lipstick in 03 Almost Real   |   reviewed 

Surprisingly, this is not my first Valentine's Day makeup tutorial.

The honour goes to a 'Hey Sweetheart' makeup tutorial I made two years ago. Featuring Baby Bash who didn't know how to draw brows properly. Consider this an updated 'Hey Sweetheart' tutorial. More colours, better blending but just as much cynicism.

What is your go-to makeup for Valentine's Day?