By Torrey, Make-Up Maven
For Valentine’s Day you have so many options for makeup. You can keep it casual and light or bring on the dramatics. You can also incorporate the Valentine’s Day colors of red and pink (although I would only opt for lipstick or blush, red/pink eyeshadow is very difficult to use without looking sickly).
Here I’ve provided you gals with a few makeup ideas that can easily be recreated by even the novice.
The good thing about makeup is, you can wear the same look with various outfits; so, any of these looks would work for all of the looks provided by Erika in her fashion post.
Casual and Light
Let’s start with the casual and light look. As you can see, the focus is the eyeliner. Here I used a Maybelline liquid liner, but if you’re not really good using liquid liner, just use a pencil. You can achieve a similar look by using an angled brush to apply.
This look is great for any casual outing!
Keep the lips nude (remembering to use a nude color that is complimentary to your skin tone) for you look to remain casual, yet chic.
Lips: MAC Hodgepodge lipliner and MAC Myth lipstick
To kick it up a notch, give yourself a neutral eye look. Using beiges, ivories, browns, taupes, you get the idea, your look is flexible. You could pair it with just about ANY lip color and blush. It’ll also be fitting for any type of outfit you choose to wear, from the casual to the glamour!
I think this look would be perfect for a night out with girlfriends or your date to a nice dinner or movie.
Eyes (all MAC): Naked Lunch (lid), Haux (outer V, crease), Soft Brown (crease)
Lips (from left to right, all MAC): Magenta lipliner and Pink Nouveau lipstick, Hodgepodge lipliner and Myth lipstick, Cherry lipliner and Ruby Woo lipstick
Dramatic Eyes and Lips
And to take it to glamour levels, knock out an easy smokey eye. If you’re not sure about using black, try using a grey, brown, navy, or slate colored eyeshadow. The key to any smokey eye is BLENDING!
Here I placed Carbon (MAC) eyeshadow on top of the previous look, which resulted in this slate/grayish colored look. You can try doing that trick too.
All lip products same as above.
This look would be great for a night out at a fancy schmancy restaurant, in a beautiful little black dress.