Feb 10 2015

Valentines Day Makeup: Eyes & Lips (Sleek, YSL, MAC)


It may be a little late but it would appear that I’m getting on the “Valentines Day Makeup” post bandwagon. 🙂 Well, what happened was…I was thinking to myself the other day what kind of eye look I wanted to wear when Mr. Bear and I go to dinner on the weekend. That translated into what I’d wear if we go out for Valentines…and, naturally, as I’m a blogger, once I selected the front runners for my Valentines Day makeup look, I just had to share, right?

I’m fully aware that this Hallmark holiday evokes mixed emotions. But, we don’t need an excuse to celebrate makeup, right? And despite the pinks that this look centers around, I’d wear it any time of the year.

Here are the goodies I gathered from the stash to pull this look together:


Valentines Day Makeup


For the eyes (which are the focus of the look), we have: the beautifull Sleek Storm palette and my lovingly curated Mac 15 pan eye shadow palette. For the lips and cheeks I’ve included some options detailed below.

So red and pink? How do you wear that on your eyes? Pink, sure…red, alright..you could do it, but together? I’m not that confident. So I opted to go with more subtle versions of those colours. There are two shades in the Sleek Storm Palette which caught my eye immediately (top row, 5th and 6th shade). The first, is a peachy-pink (with more pink than peach). The second is a copper which has a strong red undertone making it almost cranberry (in other words, there is not too much brown to it).


Valentines Day Makeup Sleek Storm Palette


As both of the shadows in the Storm Palette are shimmery, I incorporated some of my favourite MAC basics as well.


Valentines Day Makeup Mac Palette


From my MAC palette, I used Brûleé all over the lid as a base colour, Quarry as the transition/crease shade, and Naked Lunch in the inner corner and sparingly below the brow bone. From the Storm Palette, the peachy-pink shadow went all over the lid and along the inner third of the lower lash line. The copper/burgundy shadow was used to deepen the crease, taken slightly in toward the outer third of the lid as well as on the lower lash line. The look was finished off with some black liquid liner and mascara.


Valentines Day Makeup Eye Look

Valentines Day Makeup Eye Look


Valentines Day Makeup Eye Look Flash

Valentines Day Makeup Eye Look – With Flash


For Blush, I think the eye shadows used would pair well with any kind of pink really. The two I’ve chosen are Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Pink (a bright, neutral pink) and Chanel’s Innocence (a very warm, yellow toned pink).


Valentines Day Makeup Blush Chanel Innoncence Physcians Formula


Valentines Day Makeup Physician Formula Chanel Innocence Swatches

Physicians Formula Pink (Left): Chanel Innocence (Right)


Now allow me a corny moment here and suggest that you many want kissable lips for the evening. That means nothing too tacky, sticky or heavy. I settled on these three beauties:

Valentines Day Makeup Lips

YSL Tint in Oil in Pink About Me: For the most kissable lips. Not only does this luscious yet subtle medium fuchsia-pink colour compliment the eye look but the formula is an ideal option. I reviewed it several weeks ago but, at the time, I don’t think I truly appreciated it’s incredible dry down. After initial application, your lips will be glossy and saturated. But about 30 minutes in, the formula dries down completely to a comfortable (and kissable) balm like texture leaving a pink-fuchsia stain that doesn’t transfer. As your natural lips will peek through, t his a great option for a less “made-up” look that still packs a punch. Bonus, if you re-apply throughout the day/evening the pigment power of the stain actually builds up and wear time is extended. Here’s what the Tint in Oil looks like after 30 minutes:


Valentines Day Makeup YSL Tint in Oil Pink About Me

YSL Tint in Oil Pink About Me


MAC Cremesheen in Hot Gossip: For sweet lips. If you’re more of a lipstick girl and don’t mind reapplying or a bit of transfer, Hot Gossip is a lovely light-medium pink with neutral tones. Is it me or are not all of MAC’s Cremesheen formula’s created equally? I have about 6 creamesheens in my collection and I find the formula of Hot Gossip to be the best of those 6. It just seems to glide effortlessly onto the lips and the staying power is pretty decent as well (for a regular lipstick, that is).


Valentines Day Makeup Mac Lipstick Hot Gossip

MAC Hot Gossip


YSL Glossy Stain in Naughty Mauve (Rebel Nudes) : For something a little more. Honestly, the YSL Glossy Stains are my go-to formula for long evenings out. I included Naughty Mauve as an alternative to pink. It’s difficult to describe this multi-dimensional colour. The best that I can up with with is mauve with tones of purple, pink and red. It pairs well with almost anything and brings out the red-burgundy tones of the eye look. Naughty Mauve dries down to a moderate stain that is almost transfer-free. Once applied properly, it requires minimal maintenance. I talk more about the Glossy Stain formula here (FYI: this is one of the posts I want to update with better photos soon).


Valentines Day Makeup YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nude Naughty Mauve

YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nude Naughty Mauve


That about wraps it up. What do you guys think? Should I just gone for a smoky eye and red lips? Lol.





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    • elleseesyou on February 10, 2015 at 8:14 am
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    gorgeous!! wish we had sleek available here in the States!! so pretty!

      • Kimmy on February 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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      Thank you sweetie! I actually got the Sleek palette in a swap. Loving it! xo

  1. Love the colors that you picked for the eyes! <3 And that blush is too adorable.

      • Kimmy on February 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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      Thank you, Melissa!

  2. Love the eye make-up!

      • Kimmy on February 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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      Thanks, hun! 🙂

  3. Your MAC palette looks gorgeous!! I’d love to see up close pics and what shades you have!
    xprincessjas | ♥

      • Kimmy on February 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm
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      I actually have an older post where I swatch the entire palette: http://beautyisles.com/mac-eyeshadow-collection-palette-swatches/ The photos aren’t the best so I’m thinking of updating it sometime this year. Thanks for stopping by, Jasmine.

    • howdoesdeedoit on February 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    Very pretty Kimmy. I wish you would share a full face pic :(( I can Imagine how it looks all together but would be so nice to see how it actually looks once done ! Have you teed expensive pink or coppering by Mac? They would look sooo gorgeous on you too! I think thays as close as I can get to a red and pink combination on my eyes lol. Happy valentine’s day with Mr. Bear. so cute!

      • Kimmy on February 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm
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      I actually have both expensive pink and coppering. Gorgeous colors! 🙂 And I did think of those as well for this look but wanted to mix things up a bit. And thank you for your compliment. I hope you have a great Valentine’s as well whatever you’re doing. xo

  4. Beautiful eye look! Wow! I was just looking at the YSL tint-in-oil in Sephora but didn’t really know too much about them. Would you recommend them?

      • Kimmy on February 11, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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      Thank you, sweetie! I’ve definitely grown to love the Tint in Oil more and more over time. It’s an easy to use, moisturizing and non-drying formula. The fuchsia-pink stain that Pink About Me leaves behind is fantastic. But I can’t speak for the other shades, particularly the lighter ones which may not leave behind as strong of a stain. And it is expensive, so I’d say it comes down to personal preference. 🙂 I’m sorry that probably didn’t help, lol. xo

    • Ingrid on February 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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    Such perfect eyeshadow shades for Valentine’s Day! My heart shaped/themed blushes always make an appearance around February 14th.

      • Kimmy on February 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm
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      Yay for heart shaped makeup! Hehe. I saw Elle Sees feature a heart shaped lipstick the other day and instantly wanted it. I should go back and bookmark it so that find the name of the brand. 🙂

    • Silke Laura on February 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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    Great Valentine Picks you got there! I didn’t plan on doing a Valentine look but it kinda accidentally happened anyway :’) I really like the eye looks you created, I wish I was more skilled in that department like you are. 😉 I just have really annoying lid space to work with. 😉 I love the look of MAC Cremesheen!

      • Kimmy on February 12, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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      Aww, your comment made my day. Thank you, Silke. But I don’t think I’m very skilled to be honest, lol. I always see fantastic photos of eye looks on Instagram and Pinterest with vibrant colors and perfect blending. I’m always like – how do they do that? Is it the camera, lighting – what? 🙂 xo

        • Silke Laura on February 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm
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        I know what you mean.. I think it’s lighting and ALOT of spare time.. probably some Photoshop aswell? :’)

          • Kimmy on February 12, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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          I suspect the same (with the editing). I don’t know if I should invest in Photoshop. I don’t want to alter my photos so much that they no longer reflect reality but it would be nice to have a wider selection of editing tools 🙂 xo

  5. Love the eye look and different lip options 🙂 So pretty! x

    Pink Frenzy

      • Kimmy on February 16, 2015 at 11:17 am
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      Thank you, sweetie! I did end up wearing the eye look (with the YSL Tint in Oil) on actual Valentine’s day but I added some pizzazz by dabbing a bit of the Lorac Liquid Luste in Rose Quartz in the inner corners of the eyes and a bit onto the lid! Should have thought of that before, lol. 🙂 xo

  6. This eye look is gorgeous and so up my street! I love it! Love how the YSL tint in oil dries down, I wasn’t interested in them and now I am… Enablers we are, lol! 😉 xx
    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

      • Kimmy on February 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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      Hehe. Yes, “enablers” I think is an understatement! Completely agree with you, this formula truly shines in the dry down – that’s the best part I think! xo

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