Hey you guys!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sure that you have some yummy looks planned out for the special day. Its not enough to have the perfect outfit but also the perfect make – up to go with it. And of course, we all have our own style that defines our dressing sense and governs our choice in make up. So this year, Maybelline New York India and I have styled two looks to help you channel your inner diva for your special day! So whether you prefer the fun & flirty look or you feel more comfortable with a bold & sexy look, we’re right here to help you with your outfit and to give you a step – by – step guide on how to do your make- up!

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  STEP – BY – STEP GUIDE TO A CITY CHIC LOOK

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  • First things first, always moisturise your skin before putting on any make up to ensure that your base is always smooth and clean and to prevent dry and patchy skin showing through your make up.
  • Start your make up by applying a smooth base of foundation in a colour close to your natural skin tone. Opt for the Dream Liquid Foundation by Maybelline as it blends easily on the skin, giving your face flawless radiance. I’ve personally used the Maybelline BB Cream in Radiance as my make up base here since I’ve recently become quite addicted to how it looks on me! 😀 Please ensure that your foundation is in the shade closest to your skin tone as it’s simply meant to make your natural skin look flawless and radiant.

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  • For eyes that speak volumes, use a liquid eyeliner like the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner and line your upper lash line. It is better to start from the middle and then apply it on either side. If you find it difficult to use the liquid liner on its own, line your eyes using the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner as the base and then apply the liquid liner on top to give your eyes a more defined look like in the picture below. I’ve also applied a little bit of eyeshadow on my eyelids here using the Maybelline Eyestudio Silky Glam in Bronze Drama (22). Just a hint of highlighter under my brow bone and a sweep a nice bronze shade on the eyelid for an instantly glam look for the day!

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  • Apply some dark black kohl like the Maybelline Colossal Kajal on your lower lash line to dramatise your eye makeup. This kajal is perfect for a day time look too as it is smudge-proof and lasts for over 12 hours.Urvashi_cityglam 10
  • For the perfectly defined voluminous lashes, apply two coats of the Maybelline Colossal Mascara. Start from the roots and brush your wand all the way to the tips to avoid clumping.
  • Highlight your cheeks with a light tinge of coral using a blush. Apply the blush on the apple of your cheeks and use a brush to blend the colour evenly with your foundation. For this, use the Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Fresh Coral or the Maybelline Dream Touch Mousse Blush in shade 07.

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  • For the perfect lips, apply Maybelline Baby Lips to create a smooth base for your lip colour. Post that you can choose to apply a coral lip colour for fuller looking lips or choose a nice flirty shade of pink such as POW2 as worn by me in the image below. Otherwise, colours such as the Maybelline SuperStay 14HR Stay With Me Coral 430 or Maybelline Bold Matte MAT 3 are good options to try out.

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Maybelline New York Lipstick in POW2

  • Finally don’t forget to add some glam to your nails as well. For a glam take on the French mani, paint your nails with an orange shade of nail polish like Orange Fix or Flash Of Coral by Maybelline Color Show. Once dry, use the Burnished Gold shade from Maybelline Color Show Bright Sparks to define your tips.

Here are some more images from the complete look –

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                                                                                 STEP – BY – STEP GUIDE TO A BOLD & EDGY LOOK

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  • Like in the City Chic Look, always moisturise your face prior to putting on any make – up as it helps to have a smooth and clean base.
  • Similarly, apply some liquid foundation, like the Maybelline Dream Liquid Foundation in a shade that suits your skin tone. Use a sponge to spread it evenly on your face or like me, you can use the Maybelline BB Cream in Radiance as well.
  • After blending in the foundation, apply a coat of Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Fresh Coral to your cheeks. Make sure you do not overdo it or else it will make your face look very cakey. It is better to use a lighter shade at the beginning and then blend it properly. I’ve personally used the Maybelline Dream Touch Mousse Blush in shade 04 to get the look.

 

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  • For your eyes, go bold by trying the cat eyes look, using the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner. I’ve tried to make the cat eye look more prominent by using the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner on top of the Gel eyeliner. Also using the same eyeshadow palette mentioned above, the Maybelline Eyestudio Silky Glam in Bronze Drama (22), I have applied a little highlighter (the lightest shade on the palette) under the brows and I have mixed two dark shades from the same palette to create a darker and edgier colour for the eyelids.

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  • Get voluminous lashes with two coats of the Maybelline Colossal Mascara. Start from the roots and brush your wand all the way to the tips to avoid clumping.

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  • Get the perfect red pout by applying a bright red lipstick. Make sure you apply a light coat of the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm before applying the lipstick. Pick a shade that would suit your skin tone. Try out any red shade from the Maybelline Bold Matte range as they are moisturising and give the perfect supple lips. You could also try a red shade from the Maybelline SuperStay 14HR range. I have personally combined a little bit of POW 2 and Non – Stop Red from the Maybelline SuperStay 14HR range to achieve the colour that I am wearing.

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                                                                                      Maybelline SuperStay 14HR lipstick in Non-Stop Red

  • For your nails, do a half-moon mani with Downtown Red from the Maybelline Color Show range, along with the All that Glitters golden shade from the Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania range.

And that should complete your look!

Here are some more images from the look –

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I hope that you find these little ‘step – by – step’ tutorials helpful in creating your desired look for your dream date! Wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day in advance ladies!

P.S. – Whether or not you have a date this Valentine’s Day, there is great joy in dressing up and primping up for yourself! Love yourself a little more this year ladies and go be glamorous!!!