Love is in the air! Is that why Nairobi is so hot? Everywhere I turn, red, red red! Yes, my office walls and chairs are red hahaha. You got me. But, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m sure a lot of romantics are just counting down to it. V Day is especially a big deal to the women who are into it . . . all the pressure for it to be perfect . . . to look perfect. Well, I decided to share 3 makeup looks that are ideal for a special V Day. These looks are simple, elegant and beautiful, no matter what style fits you. And they aren’t all red!
Makeup by Rodi Wondim
Photography by Rico Walker
It’s light, it’s fun, it’s soft, it’s feminine and has a very youthful appeal to it. We kept both my eyes and lips light going for pink all through. I love that it’s not so prominent yet sweetly, subtly pretty. This is great for when you don’t want to look like you’ve made too much of a fuss over your look. I paired this look with loose and free hair to compliment the airiness of it all.
I wanted something more bold, classic, seductive and old school glam for this look. And whats more romantic than red? This was fun to do because I got to wear faux lashes to add some dimension, attitude and drama to the whole look. We went light on the eyes and bright on the lips with a beautiful gold and siren red combination. Not only is this romantic, it’s quite sexy. There’s just something about red . . . I coupled this va va voom with a bun that also doubled up as a fringe! Haha. I had to try that style. I wanted hair that was bold but not loose so as not to clash with the striking red.
Dark, draped, mysterious, deep, mesmerising, smokey . . . oh la la! It’s all about the eyes in this sultry look. We went really dark but added some shimmer to it for that X factor. Of course the big lashes were essential for this. Quite alluring. A nude or light lip works perfectly here because all the attention should be on the eyes. Sleek and simple straight hair with a middle parting is what I chose for this because again – it’s all about the eyes.
I had so much fun trying these looks out. They’re all so beautiful. The best part is they can be personalised to individual tastes or preferences. I know I’ll do the Flirty look with rose gold hues really soon (yes, like Huda Kattan I’m obsessed with rose gold now). The most important thing is to have a good time!