Greetings my beauties!
Saint Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Whether you have a date with that special someone or just a night out with the girls this look is sure to help you look and feel your best!
A complete list of products is at the end of the post.
Remember to start with clean moisturized skin!
Using a dense buffing brush, begin working foundation into the skin using small circular motions.
Moving on to the eyes apply a champagne colored primer to help the eye shadows set better. Next sweep a shimmering pink shadow over the mobile lid blending the edge so there won’t be any harsh lines. Follow by blending a light taupe colored shade through the crease and underneath the lower lash line. Using a light shimmering shade, highlight the inner corner of your eye as well as your brow bone.
Line your lower lash line with a gold colored eyeliner. Keep the color towards the outer third of your eye to help open up your eyes. (Using a lighter color will help to keep the look soft and more natural looking.) Use a charcoaled colored eye shadow to line your upper lash line. Keep it thin and really close to the lashes. This will create the illusion of fuller lashes.
Apply a fair amount of mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Comb through them to prevent clumping. Next comb your eyebrows so they look well groomed. Use a pencil to fill in any sparse areas in your brows using small hair like strokes. Then comb through your brows once more to soften the look.
Clean up any shadow fall down with whatever foundation is left on your brush. Follow up by using concealer to cover any *blemishes or redness you may have. Use a small amount of powder to set your foundation and concealer. (If you have very dry skin, you may wish to skip the powder.)
*To conceal a blemish take a small brush and dip it in some concealer. (Make sure you don’t dip directly into the container or you’ll contaminate the entire product!) Next dab the majority of the concealer directly on to your blemish. Using whatever product is left on the brush blend it into the area surrounding the blemish being careful not to move the product off the blemish.
Smile! It’s time for blush! Dust a bright pink blush over the apples of your cheeks for a healthy flush. Next take a rosy lipstick shade and blend it into your lips. And…
Voilà! You’re done! No matter what you’re up to this St. Valentine’s Day, I hope you all have a wonderful time.
Moisturizer: Clinique Moisture Surge http://www.clinique.com/product/1687/20522/Skin-Care/Moisturizers/Moisture-Surge-Intense-Skin-Fortifying-Hydrator
Foundation: Rimmel Clean Finish in 120 Ivory http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rimmel-Clean-Finish-Foundation-Ivory/21779212
Concealer: Elf Cosmetics All Over Cover Stick in Ivory 3205 http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/all-over-cover-stick
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rimmel-Stay-Matte-Pressed-Powder-Transparent-001-0.49-oz-Pack-of-2/46223097
Lip Stick: Bella Pierre Cosmetics in the color P.I.N.K. http://www.bellapierre.com/shop/mineral-lipstick.html
Eye Shadow Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Champagne http://www.sephora.com/shadow-insurance-champagne-eye-shadow-primer-P381168?keyword=TOO%20FACED%20Shadow%20Insurance%20Champagne%20Eye%20Shadow%20Primer%20P381168&skuId=1533637&_requestid=211615
Eye Shadows: Em Cosmetics Life Palette- Night Life. Colors used: Sweet dessert, a` la carte, Twinkle Twinkle, and Table for Two. Unfortunately when I used this palette, I didn’t realize it was no longer available. Any shadows of similar colors will do.
Blush: Em Cosmetics Life Palette- Night Life. Color used: Wink, Wink Pink
Mascara: Smashbox Full Exposure in Jet Black http://www.sephora.com/full-exposure-mascara-P284701?keyword=SMASHBOX%20Full%20Exposure%20Mascara%20P284701&skuId=1315902&_requestid=210646
Eyebrow Pencil: OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil http://www.ofracosmetics.com/products/universal-eyebrow-pencil
Eyeliner: The Balm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) in Bronze http://www.thebalm.com/mr-write-now.html
Foundation: Real Techniques Buffing Brush http://www.walmart.com/ip/DISCONTINUED-REAL-TECHNIQUES-CORE-COLLECTION/40715680
Powder: MAC 136- I think they no longer make this brush as I couldn’t find it anywhere. But I’ll include a link for one that looks rather similar. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13805/37658/Products/Brushes-Tools/Brushes/Face-Brushes/129-SE-PowderBlush-Brush-MAC-Ellie-Goulding
Blush: Real Techniques Contour Brush http://www.walmart.com/ip/DISCONTINUED-REAL-TECHNIQUES-CORE-COLLECTION/40715680
Eyebrow: Mary Kay Eyeliner/Eyebrow Brush http://www.marykay.com/en-US/Makeup/Tools/Brushes/Mary-Kay-Brush-Collection/170311.partId?eCatId=10650
Eye Shadow Primer: Mary Kay Eye Definer Brush http://www.marykay.com/en-US/Makeup/Tools/Brushes/Mary-Kay-Brush-Collection/170311.partId?eCatId=10650
Eye Shadows: Real Techniques Base Shadow brush http://www.amazon.com/Real-Techniques-RLT-1406-real-Starter/dp/B004TSFE28/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454362308&sr=8-1&keywords=real+techniques+accent+brush
Concealer: MAC 231 http://www.maccosmetics.com/esearch?form_id=perlgem_search_form&search=231