In this post, I feature a collection of Valentine’s Day inspired makeup from cheek tints to liquid liners. Make sure to read to the end of post for a special surprise! XOXO


Beauty Blender Blush Applicator Sponge is perfect for applying cream blushes. Wet sponge with water and squeeze out excess liquid. Apply Tata Harper Volumizing Cheek Tint in Very Nice, a matte pink, on the apples of the cheeks for a flush of color. Highlight cheekbones with Wander Beauty’s Catch The Light Highlighter in Ivory to boost radiance.

beauty blender, cheek tint, and highlighter


For the perfect nude lip, try Kosas Weightless Lip Color in Undone, a pinky-brown with a semi-matte finish. Mango and Shea Butters keep lips hydrated and moisturized. Wear alone or top it with NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair, to add a soft pink color.

Looking for a brighter color on the lips? Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipstick in Raspberry Crush is your answer. A bright pink-red, that plumps lips and gives long-lasting color. Besame Sweetheart Glaze in Cherry works beautifully to bring out the color of this lipstick. Its sheer formula protects and comforts lips.

lipgloss and lipstick


Too Faced Love Palette is one of the cutest set of eyeshadows I have seen in a while. It comes with 15 colors in shimmer, matte, and pearl. Each shadow has an intense color payoff and can be used for a variety of looks. This palette also includes a full size waterproof black liner and a step-by-step application guide for creating six makeup looks.

Use Luxie Beauty’s Rose Gold Tapered Blending Brush to blend eyeshadows and create precision. Make eyeliner super thin or dramatic and thick with Jouer Kitten Liner. Dot between lashes to make them look fuller. Finish your look with supreme volume eyelashes using Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara. The title says it all.

too faced love palettemascara, liquid liner, eyeshadow brush

Here it is! I’m doing a giveaway with all of the products from this post! To enter:

Subscribe to my blog, then follow me on one of my social media handles: Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Finally, come back to my blog and leave a comment that includes “XOXO.” Don’t forget to tell a friend!

You must do all steps to qualify. One entry per person. Giveaway will end Tuesday, February 16th at 12am PST. Winner will be announced on my social media channels Wednesday, February 17th. Open to U.S. only, sorry no international. Update: Giveaway is now closed and winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered!

Makeup and Hair: Renée Loiz, Photography: Gretchen Easton, Model: Aja Bair

35 Responses to “XOXO”

  1. Stacey

    What a fun post! The steps on how to apply each item are helpful and make me want to try all of them especially the nude lip stick and Two Faced eye shadow palette.


  2. Sarah

    Lovely blog! So happy to have found it & will have to share it with daughter & girlfriends! Xoxo

  3. Debra

    I never knew you could use a beauty blender to apply cream blush! I always just use my fingertips. The sponges come in two packs – why not? What a great tip!


  4. Busra Yildirim

    I follow your IG. And my IG handle is Buutify3, I loved your selection, especiallly Tata Harper “very nice” was on my wish list for so long It would be amazing to win. Thank you for the giveaway XOXO

  5. Mackenzie

    I love your website and your account on instagram XOXO and all your other accounts

  6. Portia Muehlbauer

    I LOVE all the products you use! XOXO Gossip Girl 😉 btw Instagram handle is @portia.muehlbauer

  7. Louise

    Cream blush seems really interesting – do you like it better than compact blush?

  8. Supreet rai

    Absolutely loving all of the makeup products, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to participate in your giveaway! xoxo

  9. Cristina

    I like the cheeks and lips recommendations, will definitely check some of those out! XOXO

  10. Tatevikt11

    This is great! Thanks for the guidance, the product references and tips on application! Makes me want to try it on myself asap! XOXO


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