So, we all know that Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Usually I'm not into that romantic and cheesy stuff, but this year I decided to create a makeup look that I think would be suitable for a date (or if you just want to look nice for yourself, because that's all that really matters). Nevertheless, whatever you're doing, whether it's going on a nice date with your significant other, hanging out with your friends, or staying home in pjs and eating pizza, I hope you have a fantastic time.
I began my makeup with the Clinique Superprimer Universal, which I find works well to smooth imperfections and make my concealer of choice, the Bobbi Brown Corrector, last longer. This really cancels out my dark circles, but to give a little extra coverage I add some of the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I've been loving the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, so I just had to add some of that to give myself a nice, glowy complexion.
Onto the eyes, I used the Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige as a primer, which makes even the crappiest eyeshadow stick around for a while. I then used 'nectar' from the Lorac Pro 2 Palette all over my lid for a base color, and then used the bright pink shade from the Wet n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Floral Value on top of that. It's a very sheer shade, so it created a light pink that actually didn't look too bad. To add some definition I mixed 'light brown' and 'cool gray' from the Lorac Palette and blended them through the crease. I then took 'plum' and added it to the outer corners of my lids and blended that with the lighter lid shade and through the crease. For a special touch I grabbed some of 'rose' on my ring finger and tapped it in the middle of my lid for a highlighting effect, and in the tear ducts I added 'snow'. To finish it off I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper on my upper lash line and lots of the Maybelline The Falsies Mascara.
I wanted some extra sculpted cheekbones, so I used the Nars Paloma Contour Powder in the hollows of my cheeks. For a nice pink glow I mixed the two lighter blush shades in the Nars One Shocking Moment Palette, but any bright pink blush looks gorgeous. To add even more glow I used my beloved Becca Highlighter in Champagne Pop on the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and cupid's bow. And to tie everything together I coated my lips in the Maybelline Color Elixir in Captivating Carnation, which is a darker and muted pink that hydrates, but is still incredibly glossy.
What are your Valentine's Day plans?