Valentine’s Day Makeup With Debenhams

Valentine’s Day seems to have divided opinions for centuries, but I happen to think it’s a lovely tradition. Whether you are in a relationship, or not, it’s always nice to tell somebody that you love them. This year, the term ‘Galentine’s Day’ seems to have caught on in the UK thanks to our American cousins, and mainly the show Parks and Recreation. This is where you celebrate the date with your besties rather than your beau!

However, whether you are sharing Valentine’s Day with your significant other, or your BFFs it’s a fab idea to get your glad rags on and get all dolled up for the occasion. Nothing feels better to me than getting dressed up and spending time on my makeup. I actually quite often ask for makeup or beauty vouchers for gifts on birthdays and Christmases, and this year there’s so many treats that are high on my wish list. If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone, then I’d highly recommend Debenhams as your go to store. They have everything from lingerie and clothing to foodie items and, my favourite, beauty bits! I’ve put together a guide on some of the most beautiful pieces that would be ideal for either date night makeup, or as gifts (even if it’s a gift to yourself!)

THE FOUNDATION: GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION

“Silky, lightweight fluid foundation for seamless application. Capture the glow of perfect looking skin with luminous silk foundation, an oil free hydrating fluid with exclusive micro fil technology. Its lightweight and silky texture glides on seamlessly for an all day, buildable coverage.”

THE CONCEALER: URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN

“Naked Skin’ weightless complete coverage concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin effect and gives full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building no matter how much you apply. It blends beautifully and won’t settle into fine lines. It improves skin’s youthful look and elasticity. Japanese green tea revitalises and helps to reduce appearance of fine lines and giving brighter, radiant complexion. It is enriched with matrixyl 3000, green tea, litchiderm derived from lychee and sodium hyaluronate. This travel friendly concealer comes in a gorgeous bottle like a smaller version of our ‘Naked Skin’ liquid make up component. The modern flocked applicator lays down just the right amount of product and it’s soft enough to use on the delicate skin under eyes.”

THE EYESHADOW: URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE 

“Give in to the heat of the moment with 12 all-new, can’t-live-without, amber-hued neutrals – including warm browns, burnt oranges and rich siennas. The most shade-driven Naked palette UD has ever done, this palette takes Naked in a whole new direction. From a super-smooth red-brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, this palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intensely smoky nighttime looks and everything in between. These shades look insanely flattering on any skin tone and talk about hot. En Fuego, a matte red, looks amazing in the crease or on the lid. Ember will be your new go-to shade for the perfect warm smoky eye. You won’t be able to get enough of Scorched, a metallic deep red with gold micro-shimmer and Dirty Talk, a real beautiful metallic burnt red.”

THE HIGHLIGHTER: TOO FACED LOVE LIGHTS PRISMATIC HIGHLIGHTER

“Using unique Prisma Shine patented technology, ‘Love Light’ combines the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas for an unparalleled radiance. Universal shades light you up all day and night. You glow girl.”

THE LIPS AND THE EYELINER: KAT VON D LONDON CALLING VOL 2

“A super-limited trio of bold lip and eyeliner bestsellers specially created to celebrate a year of Kat Von D Beauty in the UK. WHAT IT DOES- Unleash fierce lips and fearless Kat Eyes with a limited edition trio of unstoppable bestsellers. This UK exclusive set features three cult-favourites – Studded Kiss Lipstick in ”Mercy”, a romantic garnet berry; Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in ”Lovecraft”, Kat’s go-to pinky nude; and of course Tattoo Liner in ”Trooper Black”, the bestselling brush-tip eyeliner that makes creating the perfect Kat Eye easier than ever. WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW – London Calling II is completely free of animal-derived ingredients. ”I am proud to say that Kat Von D Beauty products are never tested on animals – and never will be”. – Kat Von D.”

THE MASCARA: TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX TRAVEL SIZE

“Enhancing the volume, length and impact of your eyelashes in just two strokes, the collagen-fuelled Better Than Sex volumising mascara from Too Faced gives an enviably intense flourish to your eyelashes. Take home our deluxe-size Better Than Sex Mascara and all your desires for lush, incredibly intense lashes will be fulfilled. One application of our collagen-fueled formula and touch of our specially shaped brush will leave you begging for more. One coat and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic.”

THE FINISHING TOUCH: URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY TRAVEL SIZE 

“Mist on this weightless spray to give your make up serious staying power. ‘All Nighter’ make up setting spray by Urban Decay keeps make up looking gorgeously just applied for up to 16 hours without melting, fading or settling into fine lines. Developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, Urban Decay’s groundbreaking, tested formula is suitable for all skin types, free of oil and parabens and features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, this baby actually lowers the temperature of your make up to keep foundation, eye shadow, blush and concealer in place even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result is smoother looking skin and vibrant make up that lasts all day (or all night).”

 

*This is a collaboration as part of Debenhams Valentine’s Day 2018 campaign.

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