[VIDEO] Tutorial: Valentine's - Sultry Daytime Look
It's that time of the year again, and though it may not be a favorite of many - all those chocolates, roses and hearts everywhere could make one positively ill - it is however, a great day to play with makeup!
Skin was kept minimal - just your basic moisturizing followed by concealer where you need it.
For the eyes, I wanted a soft, smokey, dusky look using deep reds and warm browns.
For the lips I used a deep cherry almost grape colour as a stain, focusing on the center of the lips to create that "Just-been-Kissed" look.
The whole thing put together is a great daytime straight to nighttime look, that has you looking like you've been lavished with attention all day and are ready to be worshiped some more.
I absolutely love these colours and though they do have a tendency to crease terribly, if put over an eyeshadow primer and then followed up by a powdered shadow, you won't have that problem.
Remember, Cream Eyeshadows should always be followed by powdered eyeshadows to prevent creasing.
Specifically a shimmery, warm brown over my cream shadows and a light, shimmery off-white as a highlight colour.
I really do love this palette as it includes a beautiful vibrant purple and a deep midnight blue. Colour pay off for this product is fantastic as well.
Blending is a very slow but important process for me so I really take my time. I've said it before and I'll say it again: The difference between good makeup and great makeup is in the blending.
I really wanted to deepen that red, so using the gorgeous, coppery, rusty red from the Maybelline Eyestudio palette in Irresistibly Ivy, I applied that to the outer corners of my eyes to really bring warm up the look.
Finally, eyelashes were curled, mascara was applied and the eyes are basically done.
I used my favourite mascara, Liner Effect by Bourjois.
This look does do wonderful with fake lashes, but if you'll be wearing it throughout the day, opt out and then maybe add the lashes before you go on your date or whatever else you have planned for the night.
For this look however, I toned it down by just really rubbing the product into my lips to create a stained effect. The little subtle colour right at the center of the lips really plays off the eyes and I even used just a little of the lipstick to stain my cheeks to bring out a bit more colour in my face.
And that folks, is basically it!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
Have a great one!
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