Valentine's Day is coming so I wanted to make sure I got a couple Valentine's Day tutorials up as promised ahead of time! I shared a sneak peek of this tutorial a little while ago on instagram and I'm happy to say it's finally ready to share in its entirety with you today.
I used a bunch of Sugarpill shadows in here--some of my favorite brights! I highly, highly recommend Sugarpill. I've been a fan and customer for years and they never disappoint me. I think their loose and pressed shadows are equally fantastic and well-pigmented. Cannot wait for their upcoming Sparkle Baby collection!
Flower-Inspired Bright Valentine's Day Tutorial
This look is actually a recreation of a look I created back in the Spring of 2011 inspired by fresh, vibrant flowers that I loved. This incorporates bright flower petal pinks and leaf/stem greens. I changed it a bit here from the original look, but it's similar. Be warned, it is very bright and not necessarily something everyone will feel is wearable for them--I obviously have no inhibitions when it comes to color personally and can go neutral one day and neon the next. If this isn't something you feel comfortable with check back soon as I'll be posting another tute before Valentine's Day. If, however, you say "the brighter the better" or you want to branch out I strongly encourage you to give this a try!
What you need to recreate this look (linked in case you want to purchase unless not available online):
- Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- MAC water-based Mixing Medium
- MAC Indian Ink shadow
- Sugarpill Dollipop shadow
- Sugarpill Poison Plum shadow
- Sugarpill Absinthe loose shadow
- Sugarpill Tako shadow
- Inglot shadow #351
- MUFE Aqua Eyes liner in 0L
- MAC Chromagraphic pencils in NC15/NW20
- Urban Decay shadow pencil in Delinquent
- Lit Cosmetics glitter in Lime Squeze
- Lit Cosmetics clear glitter base
- Faux false lashes in Colette (with Duo lash glue)
- Inglot Brow Powder in 565
- Whip Hand Cosmetics Set the Stage Primer
- Graftobian HD Creme Palette Cool #2
- Make Up For Ever Blush #8
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
- MAC Contouring Powder in Sculpt
And now on to the tutorial...
|Step 1: On lids primed with Nars Smude Proof Eyeshadow base, map out your crease with MAC Indian Ink. It doesn't have to be perfect, just shade the outer portion of your crease which you will later deepen.|
|Step 2 - Blend Sugarpill Dollipop into your crease and deepen the outer "v" with Sugarpill Poison Plum|
|Step 3 - Blending Sugarpill Tako into your inner corner and into the inner edge of Sugarpill Dollipop in your crease|
|Step 4 - Foil Sugarpill Absinthe Chromalust loose shadow using MAC water-based Mixing Medium on the upper lid|
|Step 5 - Pull Sugarpill Dollipop under your lower lashline and blend it out. Tightline your upper lashline using MUFE 0L. Line lower waterline with MAC Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20 then layer Urban Decay Delinquent 24/7 shadow pencil over it.|
|Step 6 - Using Lit Cosmetics clear glitter base, apply Lit Cosmetics Lime Squeeze glitter starting from the inner corner of the eye and working out towards the center of the eye--applying heaviest in the inner corner and progressively lighter as you work your way out. Apply Faux lash Colette lashes using Duo lash glue. Fill in brows with inglot brow powder and sweep Inglot #351 under brow and blend into edges of Dollipop|
And that's it! Here are some additional eye shots...
|Artificial daylight bulb|
|Natural wintry light - love how the snow is making everything glow!|
Flower Inspired Valentine's Day Full Face Look
I always, always believe that in order for an eye look to be a true success it need to look good both up close as well as from a standing distance (and even further) away!
Quick instructions for face/lip application:
I applied Whip Hand Cosmetics Set the Stage primer to my face and spot corrected a few areas on my face with my Graftobian palette. I contoured my face using MAC Sculpt, applied Make Up For Ever Blush #8 to my cheeks and highlighted with Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. For my lips I lined and filled with Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner in Ozone then applied MAC Pink Friday and blended MAC Candy Yum-Yum out from the center to create a subtle gradient.
Here's the full face look I created to complement this eye look.
|Natural wintry light|
|View from above - natural wintry light|
So what do you think? Are you going bold and bright this Valentine's Day? Or will you hold out for a dark and sultry look? Check back soon for my next Valentine's Day tutorial!