tutorial: valentine’s day date makeup

tutorial: valentine’s day date makeup


this is my first tutorial: valentine’s day date makeup! it features a glowy cheek, matte eyes, and a bold lip. let’s get to it:

skin prep

1. cleanse & tone w/ several drops of La Roche-Posay Micellar Water (Sensitive Skin) on a cotton pad all over face

2. moisturize w/ three drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate, focusing on flaky areas (edges of nose & cheeks, for me), then apply two pumps of La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Legere 24hr Rehydrating Fill-In Care all over face (i skipped the sunscreen step since i’m going out in the evening)

3. let absorb for 5-10 minutes

4. apply one dime-sized bit of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer all over face

foundation/concealer/powder

1. apply Clinique Superbalanced Makeup [i use the shade 32 “Breeze” (N)] all over face w/ the large end of Sephora’s 202 “Multitasker face” brush, first dotting and then blending out, gently

2. apply Sephora Collection Bright future Gel-cream concealer [i use the shade 01 “Bavarian cream”] by dotting on blemishes, applying to the under-eye area, and blending out w/ the small end of Sephora’s 202 “Multitasker face” brush, for blemishes, and blending out w/ your ring fingers, for the under-eye area

3. set w/ Loreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder [i use the shade n1 “ivory”] by applying w/ still Spa Essentials Powder 0o1 brush

eyes/eyebrows

1. brush brows w/ spoolie & fill in brows w/ short, quick strokes of NYX Micro Brow Pencil [i use the shade MP05 “Ash Brown”]

2. groom brows with Loreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara [i wear shade “Medium to Dark”]

  • great dupe for: Benefit’s Gimme Brow since it also has a small brush/applicator

3. apply NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base & blend into lids w/ ring fingers

4. using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette, pack “Primal” onto the lid with ELF Blending Brush and blend into crease as well

5. apply two coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara 

  • great dupe for: Benefit’s They’re Real!

contour

1. apply one short line in the hollow of each cheekbone of NYX WonderStick dark colour [i use shade “WS01 Light/Medium”] and blend out with fingertips to contour

  • tip: suck in your cheeks to find the hollows

2. lightly dust Benefit’s “Dallas” Blush [i use it from the Benefit Cheekathon Palette] onto apples of cheeks with Quo Professional Blush Brush

  • tip: find the apples of your cheeks by smiling

3. pack Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder “Ethereal Light” onto cheekbones with fingers

lip

1. apply Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick [in the shade “rubino”] all over lips

and that’s the look! hope that you enjoy it and that you also had a wonderful valentine’s day.

 

 

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