LOOK OF THE WEEK: Be My Valentine

Hey lovers! What did you get up to for that ever-so-important ‘day of love’, Valentine’s Day? Although I generally dislike the tokenism of such a day – Little Ms Love-in over here is akin to showing love whenever she pleases thank you very much – I still can’t help but be swept away by notions of love hearts and pink fluffy bunnies and roses and all that shit.

I put together this cute little V-day inspired on Feb 14…not because I believe in the virtue of hallmark celebrations, but basically because I never need an excuse to wear a pink wig and put red love hearts all over myself. Why should we only be limited to one day of the year?

With this look I experimented with some of my Milani pigments on the eyes, in hues of fucshia and deep plum for the eye socket.  I highlighted the inner socket with some shiny bright white and lined the eyes with a deep inky black liner from Inglot. Love this eyeliner, its one of my faves.

Lips were a mix of tints from my red palette and lined in black blended in to the red for an ombre effect. I also drew on some hearts around my neckline outlined in black and shaded in greys to make them stand out against my skin tone; just because.  I stuck the red foil mini hearts on with clear Duo eyelash glue.

I then took some silly photos and bam, here you go.  Hope you enjoy!

And remember, no matter what day of the year it is, its always ok to show someone how much you love them. Surprising and unexpected gestures at any time go a long way to show someone you care, yes? Good.





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Here’s a look I did recently I’m calling ‘Crystal Skull‘; something I’d been wanting to try out for a while but had been waiting to have the appropriate amount of ‘sitting still’ time to get crafty with my visage!
The name may be a little misleading since only about half of my face is covered in these crystal diamante gem stick ons, rather than my entire skull….but you know, semantics.  I would LOVE to re-create this one day with a bald cap and go really wild, covering every single exposed centimeter of the head with these glittery little things!


LOOK OF THE WEEK - THE ULTRA- CRYSTAL SKULLNonetheless, on half of my head that is covered, there’s about, oh, 150 of those suckers. For real. It was actually quite zen-like placing them all, believe it or not. Or perhaps I’m weirder than I thought.

Anyway, to set off the embellished look I decided to start with a pale, matte base so that the crystals would shine and stand out from the skin! I mixed Chanel’s Mat Lumiere – one of my fave foundations, its pretty ultimate- with some Kryolan Supracolour in White to tone it right down to a pale porcelain. The base was then set with Makeup Forever HD micro finishing powder.

I did some really light,subtle contouring with matte powders, and topped off with a nude pink lip and some smoky aubergine eyes courtesy my Naked 2 and Sleek Palettes. I found some gorgeous black feathered faux lashes in my lash kit that were begging to be worn, and really set the look off. Then slowly, but determinedly, I started sticking crystals on.

Overall, I was pretty happy with my fantasy crystal skull look.  It definitely had some kinda impact! What do you think?

I’d definitely give this another go, next time being even more over the top with the crystals!

Where would you wear a look like this?




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