Monday, February 11, 2013

Romantic Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial


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!





PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

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!

xoxo




25 comments:

  1. Love the makeup look!! I tried playing around with purple after seeing this video yesterday!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  2. Love this look its so beautiful and subtle, a lot of gurus have done dark lips but i like this as it makes it better for kissing your Beau on valentines day, im gonna try this look out, thanks :-)

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    1. Hahaha, yes I agree! I never actually wear dark lips on Valentine's day except for maybe a stain. ;)

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  3. Love the use of pops of color on the bottom lash line Jen :)

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  4. Aww. Love this romantic look - especially the pop of purple on the bottom. Happy upcoming Valentines ^^... I look forward to your manicure post.

    www.msjess.com

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  5. I love this look! I never wear eye makeup, but on the off chance that I do this is my go-to look. And I always do it with purple because it really compliments brown eyes. I think it would be fun if you did a makeup tutorial without a mirror. I've seen several makeup gurus doing it and their videos are so fun to watch.

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    1. Oh, the no mirror makeup challenge right? I know I will look like a mess. It should be awesome. LOL!

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  6. I would love to see your review of the Urban Decay Oz palette. ^_^ Trying to decide if I should get one or the other or both or skip. Have a great time at Fashion Week and stag warm up there!

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    1. I'll do a review of those when I get back from NYC for sure!!

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  7. I think I'll go all natural for this month valentine's day ^^ thanks for the vid~

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  8. Can you do a makeup collection video? It would be nice to know what makeup you kept after your big move. Thank you :D

    P.S. I play Tapped Out and I remember that you play also. I can give you the hearts for the Vday stuff. My user name is yca13. :D

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    1. I'll see if I can add you. I love the Valentine's Day stuff they have going on now! :)

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  9. I love the purple under your eyes! A subtile pop of color I like :)

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  10. Love this look. Purple and black are my favorite eye-shadow colors. :)
    http://www.thebeautyandbrains.com/

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  11. I love how the neutral color became interesting by just adding the color purple. :) It really made your eyes pop.

    The Sun Kissed Girl

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  12. Hi Jen,

    Love your blog, and the thoughtfulness behind every tutorial and entry. If you didn't get an email, Urban Decay is doing their Friends and Family sale right now, so I was browsing some products when I came across reviews stating that the item I was looking at (the brow box) has many kinds of parabens. And that led me on a search for what parabens are, why are they dangerous, and what other chemicals to look out for in cosmetics and toiletries, and frankly, I feel overwhelmed, especially since an item i use every day, the UD eye primer, contains 3 different kinds of parabens!

    So I was wondering, as someone who is extremely knowledgable about many different kinds of makeup, what is your method of research for 'safe' products? do you have any brands that you prefer because they have less toxic chemicals.

    Thanks!
    Julia

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    1. Hi Julia! I know it can be overwhelming when researching cosmetics since there are a lot of hot issues like parabens, animal testing, sulfates, and even chemicals in nail polish that can be a huge concern with beauty-lovers. Choosing which topics to make your priority is an incredibly personal decision. I know everyone has their own method, but my tactic is to choose items based on performance and user reviews of each individual product. Since there are so many companies with so many products out there, I'm not particularly brand loyal to any one company but pick and choose which items and ingredients work best for me. I try to be ingredient-aware but not wholly avoiding products with parabens. If possible though, I often opt for products that don't contain parabens which seems to work better for my sensitive skin & hair to begin with. ;)

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  13. Aww! The colors are so pretty. And I love your ombre hair color!!

    BTW, I notice you also love nail polish. I have made a tag named "ALL ABOUT NAILS". Would you like to come and join me in posting your nail product collections?

    Check this link: http://clarisselitiatco.blogspot.com/2013/02/all-about-nails-part-1-nail-art.html

    I hope you join me. :)

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  14. Very pretty Jen, loved it ^^ xx

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  15. Hi Jen, how do you like this Lorac palette? I purchased about 2 months ago but the jury's still out. Since you recently reviewed theBalm's Nude Tude, I wondered if you planned on reviewing the Lorac Pro as well? This video is the first that I've seen you use it so I wondered if it was new for you as well. Thanks!

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  16. Your look was one of my favourites ^^. I especially love the pop of purple, it's soehow romantic and feminine but not too girly. The background is great here btw, was the first thing that I noticed, I've been loving your new set ups lately, a lot!

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  17. You look beautiful. :)
    http://www.style-ettos.blogspot.in

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  18. Wow i love your makeup!!!
    mines a new ish blog would you possibly mind checking it out :)

    thankyou so much xxx

    http://hughesingg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/warm-spice-makeup-tutorial.html

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