Sweet & Subtle – VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

Well, well, well, time flies really fast these days, doesn’t it? It feels as though we just celebrated New Year’s and now, we have Valentine’s Day. Do you have a date this coming Friday? Or are you just going to pretend that ‘Valentine’s Day’ does not exist (kinda like me sometimes, lol). Anyway, for those who are going out on a date this coming Heart’s Day, then this makeup look is for you. I called it Sweet & Subtle due to the pinks & rose-toned shades that I used to create this look. It can definitely make a statement, but in a nice, subtle way. PLUS! Majority of the items used in this FOTD are either budget-friendly products, or they’re from the drugstore.

So here’s my usual FOTD post, along with my thoughts about each of the products I mentioned. Consider it a 2-3 sentence review of each item. Feel free to skip em.


Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

Ellana Minerals Make It Last Primer (PhP 450 – From Ellana Minerals*)
Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment in ‘Light’ (PhP 400 – From Bon Marche)
Ellana Minerals Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation in ‘Chai Tea Latte’ (PhP 650 – From Ellana Minerals*)

Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

THOUGHTS: I am over the moon with this combo. My new concealer, Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment in ‘Light’, covers all of my breakouts & dark spots with just a tiny amount of product. Then my current favorite, pressed foundation, the Ellana Minerals Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation in ‘Chai Tea Latte’ offers an excellent coverage without making my face look cakey or overdone. It mattifies my skin like no other, but I still look glowy in some areas of my face. These are usually my goto products when I don’t want to put on heavy makeup


Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

Ellana Minerals Eyebrow/Eyeshadow Quad (PhP 350 – Ellana Minerals*)
Jazzy Collections Brow Gel in ‘EBG 001’ (Jazzy Collections Counters)
ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame (PhP 200+ – ELF Counters)
Maybelline Gel Liner (Maybelline Counters)
Nichido High Definition Lash Curler Mascara (PhP 280+ – Nichido Counters)
Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base (Essence Counters)
Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in ‘Inked In Pink’ (Php 379 – Maybelline Counters)
San San Single Eyeshadows in ‘Water Terra Cotta’ and ‘Deep Earth Brown’ (PhP 50 each – HBC)

Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

THOUGHTS: Tbqh, I am really in love with all of the Ellana Minerals products that I have at the moment. That’s why I used most of them in this FOTD. I think I found my new favorite brow kit. It’s the Ellana Minerals Eyebrow/Eyeshadow Quad. I love it so much! It makes my brows look so natural, yet defined. I’ve never seen my brows look like this before (in a good way). The mascara is a so-so. I just bought it so I’m still testing it out, see how it goes in the long run. I’ll keep you guys updated.

ANYWAY here’s how I did my eye makeup. I first applied Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base as my primer, then I applied my Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in ‘Inked In Pink’ on top. Afterwards, I used a clean medium blending brush to smoke it out, then I used the San San Single Eyeshadow ‘Water Terra Cotta’ as my transition color, then I used the ‘Deep Earth Brown’ shade to intensify the outer corners. To highlight my browbone and inner tearduct, I combined my Ellana Minerals Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation in ‘Chai Tea Latte’ and the highlight shade in my Sleek Contour Kit in ‘Medium’.


Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

Ellana Minerals Pressed Mineral Blush Duo in ‘Kitten/Peach Passion’ (PhP 450 – Ellana Minerals*)
Sleek Makeup Contour Kit in ‘Medium’


Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD

Revlon Matte Balm in ‘Elusive’

Sweet & Subtle - VDay Makeup Look | FOTD
I look so haggard on the 2nd pic, I know

THOUGHTS: I love this blush duo. In this particular look, I used the shade ‘Kitten’ which is a beautiful light pink shade, with fine specs of silver glitter. I love it because it gives me that radiant pinkish glow that I’ve always wanted in a pink blush.

And as for the lips, you pretties know that I love my pinky nudes/MLBB shade. Elusive comes off as a medium toned pink, just perfect to complete this look. Stay tuned for a review about the Revlon Matte Balms

So that’s my VDay look for this year THAT IS if I’m going on a date. Well, despite the fact that I’m dateless this year, I will still be celebrating, because it’s my mama’s birthday, so regardless of whatever the occasion is, I’m not going to pretend that tomorrow’s event doesn’t exist, lol. Anyway, Happy Hearts’ Day everyone! And to those who are still single (like me, lol), I hope that you still find this post helpful and take care everyone!

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  • I love this FOTD Yette! It look so feminine and fresh. This kind of makeup suits you perfectly. I like! ps; that sansan eyeshadow is currently on sale ata or maybe sa branch near us lang I got mine for only 35 pesos.

    • Aww, thanks Kenny!

  • Czarina Cerize

    I love the touch of glittery light brown pink eyeshadow on your eyes Mam Yhette. I remember Michelle Phan’s tutorial on it. I’m not a fan of sansan products since my mom used their mascara and the smell is really weird. lol. XD But on this look, I love how it makes very feminine and soft your eyes are. Bagay sayo. Will go at HBC later and find this one Its very simple and natural to wear since it has a light color, perfect na perfect for valentines day. Will wear this one tomorrow. Hope I can do the make up like yours.
    May I ask if pedeng ilagay ang eye primer all over the face? I mean yea, sorry for that. But I dont know how to use it. Is it the same with the face primer? Thank you mam yhette!
    Love the lips! I love the look! Its super cute

    • Hi Czarina! I agree about San San’s mascara. I didn’t like it either. I remember giving mine to my nephew’s gf, lol.

      In response to your question, eyeshadow primers are used so that your eye makeup will last long and wont crease at the end of the day. It can also make your eyeshadows appear more vibrant and pigmented when applied. You can also apply it under your concealer if you have oily skin.

      Face primers, however, are what you use to apply before your face makeup (foundation, bb cream, etc). Primers are used to blur our/fill in your pores, color correct, even out your skintone (depending on the brand’s claim) so that you’ll have a clear canvas before you apply your foundation. It also makes your makeup last longer because it prevents the oil from ruining your makeup.

      Hope that info was helpful & thanks for your question!

  • Nicol Wong

    such a feminine soft look i like it

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    Glittery eyes look so appealing! I like how you did your eye makeup. It’s great for everyday wear.

  • Fati Recede

    What a nice and fresh look, Ms Yette!

  • I love how sweet and innocent this look is! Perfect for Valentines!

  • rhania escueta

    i so love the lippie you’d used here yette =) blooming? mwah!

    • It’s the Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive. Thanks, Rhania, you’re so sweet

      • rhania escueta

        awww.. konti lang hihi =) happy vday na din hihi smooches!

        • Belated Happy VDay too!

  • Marissa Colmenar Brioso

    Eto pala yung sinasabi ng anak ko. Eto yung ginagawa nya kahapon. Sayang di ako nakapagnet agad, ngayon ko lang nakita. Itatry ko na lang ito sa birthday ko sa 21. Very cute and soft ang make up Ms. Yhette, I like that kind of make up. Suits your face. Very feminine. Sa looks pa lang, valentines na valentines na. Bagay sayo! I am curious about the maybelline tattoo. Para san iyon? Nakita ko kasi sa dept store kahapon. But Im shy na lumapit at magtanong sa sales lady. Haha. Baka kasi pricey, and di ko alam kung for what sya.
    Anyways, Belated Happy Valentines Day Sis! Spread the love!

    • Aww, haha. Thanks

      Maybelline Color Tattoos are gel/cream-based eyeshadows that can be used either as a base for your powder eyeshadows or can be used alone. They don’t crease and they don’t fade easily. They cost approx. PhP 380

      Belated Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

  • Love this look on you! I definitely would wear something like this myself! And omgosh revlon matte balm? Meron na pala nyan!

    • Thanks!

      Yup, it’s already available here. But I bought mine at Bon Marche.

  • Very light and simple. This is chic Ow btw I love your blush sis I want that shade too. Belated Happy Valentines

    • Thanks! Belated Happy Valentine’s to you too

  • I agree!! super bilis ng oraaaas.. anyway, love your Valentine’s look here.. Very sweet and romantinc

  • Leilani Gamboa

    love love love the look sis.. parang maganda nga ung nichido mascara and the revlon matte balm. Blooming na blooming ang face mo dito sis, Belated happy bday to your mom

    • I’m not so sure about the mascara sis, since I’m still testing it out. Will let you know in my future review about it.

      Thanks for the greeting, will let her know & thanks for the compliment as well

  • aiko borja

    ahhh!! loving thing look. soo sweet and simple but pretty

  • hanna baldomaro

    WOW! perfect look may date kami ni hubby sa saturday. heheh…
    Thanks Ms.Yette