I love Valentines Day. It's a day filled with love where ever you go. Regardless if you despise the holiday or love it like me, It's always fun to get pretty. Today's look has all the drama from a Smokey Eye, but also the sexiness of Valentines Day colors. You don't have to use the exact products that I am using today, but chances are you already have similar ones lying around in your makeup drawer.
**All the products I used in this look are shown above, except the foundation and the contour kit.**
For The Face
I used the Miracle Prime for the face primer, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in the shade buff beige, Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous in light medium, and the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating stick. For the contouring, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit. For the Blush I used the Chanel Joues Contrast Powder in Rose.
For the eyes
I used a brand new eyeshadow palette that my mom got me for Christmas. She purchased it at Kohl's and it was pretty inexpensive. It's from the Elle Cosmetics Line. The colors are extremely pigmented. For the base I used the first shade, which is a nude beige. I also used that as the highlight on my eyebrow bone. I then used my elf eyeshadow C brush and took the last shade on the palette (a shimmery dark purple brown) for the outer lid, above crease, and lower lash line. I used my crease brush from elf to blend out the color. I grabbed the same C brush and took the second to last shade (a dark shimmer coco color) and applied that to my Outer crease. I then took the crease brush and blended those colors together.
Once the outer corners and creases are are well blended, I grabbed another C brush and applied the second shade on the palette (a shimmer vanilla color, almost exact to Sin from Urban Decay) and put that shade on my Inner Corner and inner lash line. I then took that same brush, and applied the fifth shade on the eyeshadow palette. It is a shimmer purple cranberry color. It is gorgeous. I applied it to my middle crease and inner corners. I blended it out evenly so It almost seems as if it is going from light to dark.
The liquid eyeliner I used is my all time favorite. I have been using this eyeliner brand for over a year and I would never switch it. It's the L.A Colors liquid eyeliner in black. I also use their pencil eyeliner. There is never any smudging and it dries instantly. It also does not come off unless you use a makeup wipe or makeup remover. The mascara I used is the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black.
For the lips
NYX lipsticks are by far my favorite matte lipsticks. My sister bought me a few for Christmas, and I thought the dark red she gave me went perfectly for this look. I used the NYX Liquid Suede cream lipstick in the shade Vintage. It's a dark red with a hint of purple. These pictures do not do it justice. In fact, it may be a bit darker than what it appears here.
I posted this look on my Instagram and got many compliments on it. Would you do anything to this makeup look? How would you make it your own. If you try this out, please let me know.
Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day <3