I announced last year that I was going to be doing some really exciting beauty videos over on a new channel called Beauty Recommended where every Friday me and some of my friends answer one of Britain’s biggest beauty questions. Before you recreate any of the looks below you need to make sure your lips are nice and smooth, free of any dry or chapped skin which is a huge problem for me! So I’ve filmed a video over on Beauty Recommended showing you how to do this, make sure you subscribe to their channel here and take a look at the video after you’ve read this post here.
The first look I’ve created is for all of you red lipstick lovers out there. For me, this is a really traditional Valentines Day look. Deep red lips full of colour and plumpness. For this I’ve chosen the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Ruby Tuesday. This is probably one of the most stunning and striking reds I own, and doesn’t look too bright or cheap. I love the consistency of this lipstick, as soon as you apply it, it feels so soft. It’s actually packed with things to moisturise your lips – one of my pet hates with lipsticks is when it leaves your lips dry, this actually smells really nice too! You can pick it up from the drugstore for around £7.99.
Next up, one for the bubbly pink types! This look is for those who love a bright lip and want to have a lot of fun with their makeup! I am absolutely head over heels in love with this look and think this is going to be a favourite for me over the summer! The Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in vibrant pink is the most pigmented colour I think I own. You won’t get the stickiness of a gloss with this, so it’s far more low maintenance. It feels quite light too and it’s really really really easy to apply and top up. I am so in love with this I want to get the other shades now too!
Finally, I’ve left my favourite look until last. The glossy nude, for those of us who want to go with the less is more look. Very natural, but with a little bit of plumpness and shine. I’m using a combination of the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Pink Petal and the Max Factor Colour Elixir Gloss in Pristine Nude These have been two staples in my makeup bag throughout the winter. The liner is really easy to use, I’m a big fan of this nude because it gives my lips a bit of natural definition and makes them look a little fuller. The gloss is definitely in my top 5 must have glosses, mainly for its staying power, the beautiful finish and the fact it smells so delicious!
For the rest of your makeup, remember the fail safe tutorial – just be you. For me that’s keeping things quite simple. I’ve gone for a bronze sparkly eye look using my Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in bronze and Benefit They’re Real liner and mascara, and my MAC blusher in gingerly. But play around with what you feel comfortable with, you’re date has fallen, or is falling in love with you for just being you. If they’re not then cancel your table booking and plan a night out with your girlie friends who love you for just the way you are!
Remember to check out my video over on Beauty Recommended here and subscribe. Whatever you’re doing this Valentines Day, whether you’re single, engaged, married or spending the day miles apart, remember the most important thing….“be you, because everyone else is taken”
This post is sponsored by P&G for Beauty Recommended