Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a makeup tutorial that will be easy to integrate into your everyday makeup look to make it a little extra special for Valentine's Day. I know working with colors can be intimidating for a lot of people, but adding a pop of purple on just the lower lid can really add attention to the eyes while still looking casual-date appropriate. :)
Check out the tutorial below!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.0
NYX Concealer In a Jar in Beige
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Lorac Pro Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ransom
NYX Eye Shadow in Purple
Stila Kajal Pencil in Topaz
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Gray Black
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara
Benefit Coralista Blush
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Bling
Here you can see the basic neutral look on the upper lid. I used a soft pink matte shadow to bring out the center of the eyelids and contoured with a light "cut crease" matte brown. Instead of the traditional winged eyeliner, I used the dark purple shadow to softly smudge into the lash line for a softer effect.
The lower lash line is where the fun really comes with this look! Purple is a color that I recommend those hesitant to play with colors since it blends well with neutrals and is flattering on just about every skintone as long as it's not too red. The bright pop of violet on the lower lid creates an overall effect that is eye-catching but not too distracting from the rest of the face.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Just know that whether you are going on a date with your special someone or just chilling with your friends for "Singles Awareness Day" you can still have fun with your look, just for you. ;)
I'm actually running around in NYC for Fashion Week right now but Manicure Monday will be back soon! In the meantime, let me know in the comments what reviews or tutorials you'd like to see next!