Well, I’m going Nearly Naked with my beauty and makeup look for Valentine’s Day since my fiancee prefers me when I wear a ‘no makeup makeup look’ versus a full face of makeup, as pretty as pinks and reds are on that particular occasion.
I do want to have a full coverage, flawless skin look, which is why I’m including such heavy hitters as Estee Lauder’s doublewear foundation and Mac’s Prolongwear concealer, but with skillfully light/built-up strokes of the brush, I can make my skin look covered but not cakey with this combo which leaves it looking fresh and nice with a bit of setting powder over the top. Not pictured above is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette that I will set over the top of my foundation and place as a highlight over the bridge of my nose and the high points of my cheekbones. I might double the Radiant Light shade in that palette as a blush, or the Milani Baked blush in Luminoso (not pictured above).
I think that Valentine’s day looks should be about feeling your sexiest but also your most comfortable and I think our partners appreciate when we make an effort to look good for them whether it’s a downplayed more laid back makeup look, or a super vampy one. I like to think that having a Nearly Naked face has the advantage of both making you feel super comfortable for yourself, and really quite sexy for your partner, as that is often the preference I hear from men who prefer more natural makeup from their partners as more attractive. At least I know that’s what my man wants, and it’s Valentine’s Day, so, why not? 🙂