Hello ladies and gents. I'm not sure why I'm drawn to do tutorials for Valentine's Day more than other holidays, but this is actually one where I did a look last year as well as this year. I think it's mostly because it gives me an excuse to wear hot pink eyeshadow (yay!) which might otherwise look--shall we say--less than demure. A lot of girls seem to think that it will make them look sickly or like they got punched in the face, which is obviously not what one wants to give the impression of on the big day of love.
Personally, I think it's all about the secondary color you use to hug the hot pink. Pretty Valentine's Day appropriate, no?
Products used:Skin79 Hot Pink bb cream (not shown)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Hot Pink
Wet & Wild Color Icon Palette in Night Elf (matte black and white shimmer)
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Wildflower
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner in black
FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara
Darkness lashes in VXA
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow pencil in Grey Black
Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush in Kinky
Lioele Real Vivid Matte Lipstick in 6 Sandy Beige
Dior Addict Ultragloss in 517
Here are some pics of the final look. My apologies that the colors make it look like I'm wearing purple and brown (the video is more true-to-life) but at least you can see the glowiness that you get from layering the base and shadow. Still testing out lighting for both video and photos and it's a work in progress. :)
Can I just mention that I'm a little in love with my Lioele Real Vivid Matte lipstick in Sandy Beige? It is such a cute peachy nude on me, and a lot more wearable than my brown-nude NYX Round Lipsticks in Circe or Rea.
This is my sexy face (see video at 0:18). Basically, this is how I turn the guys on. (Bwahahah, duck lips.)
Obviously, this isn't the most complicated look but it works with any other color as your basic colored smokey-eye. It's not too difficult for those experimenting with doing smokey eyes for the first time as well. To get a more wearable Valentine's Day look, check out my video from last year. ^_^
Happy pre-Valetine's Day to those in relationships, and for those not in a relationship, you can do a green or blue smokey eye in protest. Angst!
Hope that was helpful and have fun practicing. Let me know in the comments your Valentine's Day plans are and whether they are pink or blue. ;)
Disclaimer: Lioele products provided by prettyandcute.com. Fairydrops mascara provided by a rep of the company. Everything else I bought myself. :)