this one’s for the boys

With Valentine’s day coming up the beautysphere is abuzz with pink eyeshadow, pink lipstick, pink blush, pink, pink, pink. I absolutely LOVE this type of makeup! However the male species doesn’t always appreciate the art and effort that goes into a Valentine’s inspired makeup look. So for this Valentine’s day rock some boy friendly makeup.

This is a look I would rock on a first date and every date after that.

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This look is all about subtly enhancing your features.
Shimmery pink and shimmery brown shadows enhance my hazel eye colour.
I then used a black liquid eyeliner to make my eyes appear wider and to darken my lash line.
No statement brows here!
I went for natural looking skin and slightly flushed cheeks (no contouring!)
I used a “mylipsbutbetter” sheer lip gloss, but a lip balm would be a great choice if you’re hoping for a romantic kiss!

Here is my version of a boy friendly eye look up close:
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Here are some simple take-away rules to create your own “boy friendly” look:

Rule #1: Boy friendly makeup should be viewed as amped up natural beauty. Subtly emphasize your eyes and lips. A dude will never notice your flawless highlight and contour. They will notice how pretty your eyes look and how luscious your lips are.

Rule #2: Don’t put up any obstacles. While the male species is oblivious to the art of makeup, they are highly sensitive to “obvious makeup”. Red lips, fake eyelashes, sparkles, (basically all the things I love) are all viewed as obstacles by a dude. The truth is they might not want to get to close to you if they are afraid of being covered in red lipstick and sparkles.

For those who want to know here’s a
list of all the products I used:
Arbonne Makeup Primer (review coming soon!)
Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup
Benefit Fake Up Concealer
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Cupid
Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Strawberry Fudge
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 003 Brown
Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara in Black
Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium
Stila Lip Glaze in Sugar Plum

Leave a comment and let me know what your best “boy friendly” makeup tips are!
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