Sunday, February 12, 2012

Romantic Violet Makeup Tutorial

Valentine's Day (or Single Awareness Day, as some might say) is right around the corner and as I was thinking of what makeup to do this year, I came back to an old color favorite of mine, purple.

In my humble opinion, if you are going to wear a color but still want to look classy the easiest colors to reach for are purple and green. One just happens to be a little more romantic than the other and therefore became the inspiration of today's look!


PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in 60
Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Trucco Holographic Color Collection Palette
NYX Eyeshadow in Purple
L'Oreal HIP Duo in Electrified (plum)
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
Wet n Wild Gel Eyeliner
Stila Kajal Pencil in Topaz
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
NARS Danmari Palette (Desire)
Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamonds
Lioele Blooming Pop Cherry Tint
NYX Round Lipstick in Circe

Here are the pics of the final look!

See what I mean about purple not being too flashy? I think it's actually really flattering for daytime wear, especially if you have brown eyes. :)


You can also see the lips better in this image. Layering the nude lipstick on top of the red lip stick gives a soft milky pink look. These gradient lips are done frequently in Korean videos and dramas and I think it's a fun way to gracefully wear red on your lips without looking over-the-top.


Here you can see the glow of the holographic eyeshadow. It has a really lovely energy to it when you see it in person.


And in the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a heart for you, my dear readers! I love you dearly and I'm thankful for you everyday!


Thank you so much for reading and even if you are alone this February 14th, I want to send lots of warmth and love in your direction. Love isn't always just romance and candy hearts, it's reaching out to others, appreciating your friends and family, and sharing hope and happiness.

I know it's impossible for me to physically touch all of you through my little computer screen, but just know that if I could, I would hug you. I appreciate you and you give me hope on days where I do feel lost and alone.

Now lets all spread that love like a virus! Fighting!





77 comments:

  1. jen, this look is amazing on you!!! i've been loving healthy skin foundation lately this season as well. and you really make me feel like i need the topaz stila kajal liner in my life!! :x

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  2. this is so pretty! i've been wanting to try out last two valentines looks too but i was kinda scared cuz u kno
    most of the asian girls reach for more natural and clean look and I'm one of em
    and my parents...;_;
    this is so pretty! hehe thank you for uploading i always enjoy your videos <3
    you should do a video speaking in korean kiki XD

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  3. I've never wrote you a comment before, or tweeted you, etc, but I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your videos. You are so beautiful inside and out. And I love that you proclaim your faith publicly! I've been struggling with my faith lately and I see stars like Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow and YOU publicly acknowledging your worth and humility in Christ and I feel so encouraged by it. Thank you for that. I am a devoted follower of all your videos and blog entries, thank you thank you thank you!!!
    ~Gina

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! I really believe that my passion and love comes from the one who created it and I always appreciate it when people can be encouraged by that. :)

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  4. I love the purples! What kind of eyebrow pencil did you use? I don't think it's listed above? Thanks!! :)

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    1. Oh you are right! I forgot to list it. I used the Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow pencil in the grey color. :)

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  5. You look absolutely gorgeous! Your makeup is perfect for valentine's day (or any other romantic time!).

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  6. I really like this a lot! And you are so adorable!

    @Gina - that was a beautiful comment :)

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  7. This is so pretty! I love purple eyeshadows, they look so great on everyone! Your makeup is always perfect. <3

    http://niksconfessional.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for the lovely tutorial Jen! You look beautiful and your message about Valentine's day is too!

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  9. This is such a pretty look! I've been really interested in the Trucco palette for a while - looks super nice. I've been seeing the gradient lip look more often recently and I think it's a fun look; need to try it out myself.

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  10. I love that you chose purple for a Valentines Day look! So beautiful, romantic, but not over the top. You are radiate as always! <3<3

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  11. looking very very romantic n cute jen..happy valentines!!

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  12. looks awesome, purple is one of my favourite colours!!

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  13. I love purple eyeshadows! This look is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial.

    *Kat*

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  14. so beautiful makeup:) Really nice i love in violet and rose colors:)
    Send you xxxxx:)

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  15. always looking ever so beautiful jen :D
    S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!!! <3

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  16. I was clueless what kinda makeup I'd like to wear on Valentine's. But you gave a great idea. I like the winged line on the lower lashes :)

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  17. Purple rules! It looks great on everybody, no matter what skin tone or eye colour you have <3

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  18. I love purple too, for eyes. Thank you for sharing your tutorials with us! :)

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  19. i love how you always post a blog for each video.. :)
    and i love love loveee this make up look mostly because purple is one of my favourite colours :D and i dont like to be 'too much' especially on a day like v-day where everybody's going all out pink D:
    yay! <3 for you too :)
    -joann

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  20. this is sooo pretty and feminine! the desire blush looks great on you :D

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  21. loveeee the make up and colour combinations!! you have awesome valentine's day tutorials every year!

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  22. Love your cardigan! Where is it from?

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    1. It was from Ann Taylor LOFT I think last year. :) They came out with one similar this past Fall too so it's a recurring style.

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  23. Stunning! I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  24. Thats a very pretty look, I will have to try and create that look :-)

    I have some Valentines pinky nails on my blog if you want to take alook :-)
    Love Sarah x
    http://sarahjanesobsessions.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow I love this look and the gradient effect on the lips. This is so romantic yet classy! I could really see the holographic effect when you applied it in the video. That was a great idea! Amazing work, Jen! <3 Angie

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  26. This is beautiful, Jen! I just started up a beauty & lifestyle blog and referenced something you taught me about in my very first post - the UNII Palette! :) Let me know what you think! I would of course love any blogging advice you or any of your followers can give - I am just trying to find a new relaxing, fun hobby!

    xoox,
    Type A Petite

    http://typeapetite.blogspot.com/

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  27. You are very beatiful and your video-tutorilas is very nice. Thx.

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  28. Beautiful! So gorgeous and soft, like a butterfly :) haha I'm so cheesy. I always love your looks Jen. Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. Such a pretty look! Love the lilac!

    http://beauty-twist.blogspot.com/

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  30. Beautiful! May I know what is the brand of the brush yo use to apply the gel eyeliner? Thx

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    1. I used the Sigma angled eyeliner brush from their "Make Me Cool" collection. :)

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  31. That's so pretty, feminine, and soft. Good job, Jen!

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  32. Could you please advise where is the best place to buy Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream? thanks!!!♥

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  33. this tutorial came pretty opportune since i've been trying out different purple looks for tomorrow! even though the products I have are really different in terms of color and stuff, I loved the lower lash winged eyeliner tip! and the holographic palette is pretty cool, but since I didn't have that -- I did a purple eyeliner as base, then grey-silver on top of that before adding light purple/light pink eyeshadow!!! :)
    (http://symphny.tumblr.com/post/17581632375/day-42-of-2012-i-obviously-was-not-on-the-whole)

    also i have the monolid / crease issue!!

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  34. That color purple looks so good! It's such a soft color that I could where anytime!

    www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com

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  35. I love this tutorial!! It's beautiful and you look gorgeous!! Thanks and hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!! Internet hugs and kisses! :D

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  36. Hi Jen, what sweater are you wearing? Love the look!

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  37. Jen! What is the background music? Please let me know because I used to play this song on the piano when I was a kid but I don't remember what it is!?

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  38. Absolutely love this look on you. Its very sweet yet sexy and the holographic palette you used is so cool. Love the last part of your post.

    Happy Valentines Day Jen!

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  39. This is such a cute look! Thanks for sharing!

    I have a question though. When my eyes are open it looks like I have no crease, but they are just folded inside and completely hidden (does that make sense?). So because of all the hidden eyelid skin, most of the eyeliner and eyeshadow gets hidden. Once, I tried to see how much liner I'd need to have the liner show up for that eye widening effect, and boy did it look a train wreck with more than half my eyelid black and STILL almost nothing showing when I open my eyes. So I was wondering if you have any tips for monolids like mine??

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    1. Your eyes are what they say in Korean is a "inner/hidden" crease. The crease is there but when the eyes are open it looks like a monolid. I find that the best way to apply eye makeup is similar to a traditional monolid for eyeliner. Thicker but not so crazy thick it goes above the crease. Just enough so it gets emphasis when you look down or blink. If you then feather the eyeshadow color up in a gradient it should look flattering. :)

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  40. Oh Jen, what nail polish are you wearing? I love the colour!

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    1. I'm wearing OPI's gel polish in Princess Rule! :)

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  41. Hi Jen
    I noticed that in your older posts, you wear eyelid tape.
    But do you still wear them these days?

    I have heard that you can 'train' your eyelid to open in a certain way if you wear tape for a period of time.
    After that, you don't need the tape.
    Is this true?

    Thanks

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    1. I haven't worn tapes in a long time! Usually if I want to have a crease I just put on false lashes instead. Wearing tape regularly can create a permanent crease in some people though. It really depends on that person's eye shape. :)

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  42. Pretty pretty prettyyy!!!! I heart you.. love your make up...
    new follower here :) wow i'm the 9888 follower

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  43. Such a pretty look! Very origial, indeed! ^^ It's something different from the typical pink looks that you encounter a lot during Valentine's. Also, purple is my favorite color! ^O^

    The holographic eyeshadows were awesome!!

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  44. I like the make-up so much!
    http://darlyst.wordpress.com/

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  45. Hi! Can you tell me what each brush you used is? I bought some from e.l.f but they are so crappy.. can you recommend??

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  46. Your face reminds me of a fresh orchid, especially the lips.

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  47. Hi Jen, I have just recently been introduced to BB creams and your wonderful tutorials! I'm a mom of 4 beautiful children and your makeup inspires me to continue to take care of the most important person, ME!!! Thanks!

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  48. Hey Jen! I'm a 19 y.o girl. And I just wanna ask you a few question. Since you'vebeen together with your man for quite a long time (the dating + marriage) do you ever felt like your relationship is flat and you can't tell if you still have feelings for him? And if you have felt like this before, can you tell me how to deal with it? I know this question is silly, not to mention very personal :( thanks anw Jen. Keep rocking! :)

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    1. I think every relationship has its ups and downs but one way to avoid the "flat" slump is to figure out what fills up your significant other's love bank. If it's compliments or little notes or just a hug, if you mutually do these things to keep each other feeling appreciated then the relationship tends to be much smoother. It's all about communicating your love and appreciation. :)

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  49. love it! What is your thoughts on eyelash primer?

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    1. Urban Decay Primer Potion is my holy grail and I use it religiously. It makes a huge difference for me!

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  50. Very pretty look, would also be a perfect look for spring! Thanks for the tutorial =)

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  51. i love this look! i tried to recreate it but couldnt really get it a day look. It seems a bit too dark. OR maybe i just put too much dark color. Love this though. It looks amazing on you!!

    please check out my blog!
    http://coasttocoastchic.blogspot.com/

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  52. Hi Jen! This is my first time commenting, and I want to thank you for your posts and videos! I do have a question for you: my eyes are rather widely spaced apart (I'm asian), but many of your tutorials have eye makeup that accentuate the outer corners of the eyes which make my eyes look even wider. Is there a way to avoid that but still keep the amazing looks that you show us? Thanks a bunch! Hope you can reply. :)

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    1. Like you said, I would avoid using too much dark color on the outer corners of your eyes and instead use black liner on the inner corners. Also, for the brighter color that you may put on the center of your lids, apply it slightly closer to the inner part of your eyes instead of exactly center. Hope that helps!

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