SPRING LOVE ON VALENTINES DAY
If you read yesterday’s blogpost about Valentines for singles, I’m pretty sure you know what this is all about. Yep. Bye for now, my dearest male readers. This is going to be a simple look for Valentines Day. It seems like writing yesterday’s post fully paid off cause someone asked me out, haha! And if you keep on reading you’ll realize that right now I am only kidding. But yes. I do not only preach about the possibilities you have as a single, but actually I like to follow my own advice from time to time. So that’s why I have to get ready for a fun girls night out. And I’m sure it will be a blast.
FRESHER THAN YOU
Yep. For tonight I would like to stick to my usual routine. But only in a lighter and fresher way. As some of you may have realized, my Go-To look is very simple and easy and includes the winged eyeliner as the center of my look. Lucky me, I just got these products from KIKO. If you know me personally, you also know that I own almost every single matte lipstick they have in their stores. I thought Valentines Day would be the perfect occasion to celebrate not only love, but also the upcoming season – one of my favorite seasons: Spring. So I decided to create my usual look not with my go-to products but the Spring Collection 2.0. for a not only romantic but also fresher look.
IN YOUR FACE
After finishing off my face with their CC Cream Cushion System in Neutral 90, I just put some powder on my face to fix the CC Cream. Well, I guess that’s no news for you. Right after that, I used the NATURAL COLOUR BRONZER from the Spring Collection in the shade 02 Harmonic Sienna. Let me tell you something. That bronzer not only adds color and dimension to your face but actually smells like spring too, because the light green tea scent.
No bronzer without highlighter. To really achieve the fresh look I am going for, I added a bit of the NATURAL COLOR HIGHLIGHTER in the shade 02 IRIDESCENT CHAMPAGNE right above the bronzer. Last but not least: Blush is always a good idea. If not the best. Believe me. I’ve learned from the best (aka YouTube). Especially for me. I tend to look a bit arrogant (sometimes). I feel like blush is helping me to get a bit more of a romantic and shy and innocent look.
WHEN IN DOUBT, JUST ADD GLITTER
Well, I like glitter. I actually love glitter. But not on my eyes. I actually like my eyeliner to be deep black, matte and strong. But sometimes you just gotta try. So as we girls are going out together on a special day, I decided to try something different without drifting too much from my daily routine. Normally I would have added a bit of eyeshadow and rock the light smokey eye. For tonight I will stick to my winged eyeliner but use the Multi Colour Glitter Eyeliner. I have to admit that I would have loved the look a bit more, if I used another color for my eyeliner. Something more colorful I guess. But still – I’m okay with that for now cause I actually wanted to keep it simple, right?
IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT, FAKE IT!
Blessed. But not with everything. I have short eyelashes. Like really short eyelashes. And I love wearing falsies but sometimes it’s just too much. I know that I would not feel comfortable wearing false lashes for dinner later so that’s why I was actually really excited about this new mascara. I remember being in love with one of KIKO Mascaras when we didn’t have a store in Vienna back in the days and my aunt had to buy me a bunch of mascaras when she flew to whichever city where they already had KIKO stores. Anyways. Let’s move on: If I keep my make-up simple, my eyes have to pop. This mascara kit has two products in it. One actual mascara and one free fibre thingy for more volume and fuller lashes.
THE DAY OF LOVE
Moving on to my favorite part. My collection of KIKO lipsticks is growing. On normal work days I probably would have used one of the nude shades on my lips. But since my girls took pity on me and go out for dinner with me, I decided to at least be pretty for them, haha!
you your lipstick…” are the words that I’m going to hear tonight. And I definitely understand where my girls will be coming from with these words. I know that it is a bit early for a spring look, but hey. Winter is over soon and we gotta start blooming n o w.
I’m ready for a nice evening with the girl friends. The best part about getting ready in this cute hotel room of the Motel One Wien Staatsoper is, that I am already in the city center and I can still take a nice walk to enjoy a little bit of me time on the way to our meeting point, which includes secretly listening to cheesy OPM songs on Spotify. Who would have thought that Valentines Day would turn out to be the day I follow not only one, but two steps of my own advice ; P
For now I wish you all a wonderful day with your loved ones. Many kisses, feel loved, blessed and don’t get depressed. If you’re not feeling this day at all, just go to bed early please and let everyone else be whoever they want to be.
SPRING COLLECTION 2.0:
Natural Colour Bronzer – 02 Harmonic Sienna
Natural Colour Highlighter – 02 Iridescent Champagne
Natural Colour Blush – 01 Brilliant Sunrise
Multi Colour Glitter Eyeliner – 06
Extreme Volume Effect Mascara Kit
More Colour Lipstick – 05 Heavenly Fuchsia
CC CREAM CUSHION SYSTEM – Neutral 90
Photos: Bryan Dave Mendoza
Creative Direction: Lance Mendoza
Special Thanks to: Motel One Wien Staatsoper (For more look & feel moments keep checking on my Instagram the next days)
*In collaboration with KIKO Milano.