Valentine’s Vibes: Burgundy & Bronze

Happy February, friends! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a few different Valentine’s makeup looks. First up is a look I’m calling, Burgundy & Bronze. With blue eyes, I always love using red-toned eyeshadow, because it makes my eyes pop more. However, I think reddish shadows can look amazing on anyone!

I opted for a red-burgundy crease color, bronze lid, and soft burgundy lip. As you can see below, I always use shadow to line under my eye as well. I love how it allows your eyeshadow look to have more impact. To compliment my shadow, I used a shimmery, peach blush and (a heaping load) of highlighter. Overall, I feel like this is a bold, but not over-the-top makeup look anyone could rock for an amazing Valentine’s Day date, party, or Galentine’s celebration!

If you’re a fan of this look, check out my full list of products after the pictures! Thanks for reading, and I’ll be back soon with more Valentine’s looks!

Here is the entire list of products I used for this look. If you have questions about any product or tips for how I created my makeup look here, please let me know!


Nivea Men’s Sensitive Post Shave Balm (Full Review)


Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation in Nude Ivory


Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair 15 (Full Review)

Setting Power

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche


Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche


Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer


Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (Full Review)


Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette in Catwalk Pink (Full Review)

Eyeshadow Primer

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded (Full Review)


Urban Decay UD XX Vintage Eyeshadow in Gash (burgundy shade)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked (bronze shade)

MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Blanc Type (brow bone)


Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx (Full Review)


Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara (Full Review)


Ulta Brow Powder in Medium


MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Half-Red


Beauty Blender

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Wet n Wild Large Eyeshadow Brush

Wet n Wild Crease Eyeshadow Brush

Wet n Wild Contour Brush

Wet n Wild Angled Liner Brush

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Valentine's Day 2014


I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Ours was fun, relaxed, and right up our alley! Here’s what we did….


I always make Louis’s lunch before work, so on Valentine’s Day I included a few little notes throughout his lunchbox. At first I was worried the celery stalk note might be a bit much, but I just went for it. 😉


Louis had told me he’d be working until 4:00, so I was still in my robe shocked when I heard a knock at the door at noon…Louis was home! He took a half day and surprised me with the tallest, prettiest bouquet of flowers I’ve ever seen! It has to be at least three feet tall! I was so shocked and happy we got to spend most of the day together!


After I quickly got ready, we headed out for lunch at our favorite chicken place…Cane’s! We had a quick, yummy lunch and decided to head to the movies.


We played FIVE games of air hockey, and Louis beat me…EVERY GAME. What kind of husband doesn’t let his wife win even on Valentine’s Day? Just kidding….he tried to let me win multiple times, I’m just THAT bad. I’ll get him next time. 😉


After our air hockey marathon, Louis played a couple games of Galaga and (of course) got the new high score of 143770! I have a feeling this will be a mandatory check-up each time we return to the theater to ensure he still reigns supreme.


We couldn’t admire his record breaking score for too long…we had a movie to get to! That’s right, on the most romantic day of the year, we went to see Lego Movie! If our love for Disney wasn’t a giveaway, we’re kind of childlike… 🙂 It was really funny and cute!


After the movie, we headed to La Cantera to stroll around and pick up my MacBook Pro from being repaired. It was a beautiful day, and the perfect one to enjoy both Ray Bans and Red Lips! (Revlon Matte Balm in Standout by the way…review coming soon!)


We saw this weird, cool, gigantic yellow rose sculpture , so, naturally, I wanted a picture in front of it…


When we got home, I took a ridiculous amount of pictures of my beautiful bouquet…our entire apartment smells like roses! I told Louis not to get me any flowers for Valentine’s Day because Disneyland (trip report to come soon!) was our Valentine’s/Anniversary celebration/gift to each other, but I’m happy he decided to get some for me anyway 🙂


Thanks Louis! I love you!


We also exchanged cards, and I loved my 3D chocolate card from Louis! It looked good enough to eat, and the message inside was even sweeter than chocolate 🙂 We cooked dinner together that night and enjoyed an evening at home.


Yes, it was a casual, relaxing Valentine’s Day that didn’t involve an $85 Prix Fixe menu at crowded restaurant with food we wouldn’t enjoy, which was perfect because it was us. Fried chicken, air hockey, a kid’s movie, and time with the most handsome, fun, guy I know. I wouldn’t have wanted to spend it any other way! 

Hope your Valentine’s Day was just as wonderful!

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