Continuing my Valentine's Day makeup inspiration posts, I have another look to hopefully spark some creativity in you. This one is for if you're going out with friends and want something fun, a little different, and just a bit dramatic. I think this might be the look I wear for Valentine's Day, but I won't make that promise just yet. :)
Keep reading to see the products I used and how to recreate it yourself.
Look #2 is a somewhat neutral eye (the greenish gold Honeymoon is much less "green!" once applied) with a bold lip. I love this kind of look because it features my favorite shade of lip: berry! You can't go wrong with a deep shade of lipstick for Valentine's Day, and why not bust out the vamp-ness for a fun night out? To balance out the eyes and lips, I took a note from one of my makeup tutorial cards (from my Too Faced Sweet Indulgences palette) and used a highlighter+bronzer combination for the blush.
Base makeup not included, I used the following color products for this look:
-Eyeshadow: Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette, "Fashion" shades: Bouquet Toss, Honeymoon, Ever After
-Eyeliner: Victoria's Secret eyeliner in Dark Chocolate OR Too Faced Perfect Eyes eyeliner in Perfect Black Orchid (your preference on shades)
-Mascara: (not shown) Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal
-Blush: Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighter+Sun Bunny Light bronzer
-Lipstain: NYC Smooch Proof 16H lipstain in Forever Mine Wine
-Lipstick: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Spicy Honey
(Shown are both eyeliner choices that I recommend- VS Dark Chocolate and Too Faced Perfect Eyes in Perfect Black Orchid)
Apologies for the excessive amounts of Too Faced products used! I didn't even realize this until I put this post together. Obviously, you can recreate this look with any similar colors you already have in your collection- and I'd strongly advise you to do it anyway (although Too Faced is one of my favorite mid-end brands!).
For the eye look below, I started out applying a primer all over my lid and lower lash line (using Too Faced Shadow Insurance). I kept the shadow placement really easy with this one- a greenish gold eyeshadow all over the lid and along the center of your lower lash line (Too Faced Honeymoon), followed by a deep golden brown along the outer portion of the lower lash line (Too Faced Ever After). To highlight, use a matte cream shade in the inner corners and brow bone (Too Faced Bouquet Toss). Since I already "lined" my lower lash line with the brown eyeshadow, I only need to line my upper lash line with an actual eyeliner. For the look I did in the pictures following, I used a deep brown eyeliner (a favorite- Victoria's Secret Dark Chocolate) and flicked it out. Finish with several coats of mascara!
*Tips: If you want to change it up, line your upper lash line with a purple or deep plum eyeliner instead of brown. I do this all the time and it looks great! See product listings and swatches above for my recommendation.
*Also, to make it more dramatic: Add the deep brown eyeshadow into the outer corner to make more of a smoked-out eye.
I've never been a fan of the consistency and feel of lipstick. Fortunately, more brands are coming out with lipstick formulas that are sheer, lightweight, and comfortable- great for the rest of you who, like me, can't stand lipstick for more than five minutes. The only problem? A sheerer formula usually means a shorter wear-time.
To remedy this situation, I like to layer a lipstain underneath the likes of a tinted lip balm or sheer lipstick (this is an especially great idea if you don't bother with lip pencils or are too cheap to buy them - like me).
For this lip look, I used my favorite vampy stain (NYC Forever Mine Wine) and topped it with a translucent lipstick (Clinique Spicy Honey). The deep purple shade of the lip stain is made a tad lighter, more berry with the addition of the lipstick on top.
I love this pretty, simple, yet still glamorous look for an untraditional twist on Valentine's Day makeup. What do you think? Thanks again for reading! :)