Tuesday

Smoky Gold Valentine's Day Tutorial 2

Last week I posted my first Valentine's Day tutorial of 2014 and I promised you something a bit more subtle and soft for those that don't want to wear super bright colors. As promised, here's my second tutorial!

Smoky Gold Valentine's Day Tutorial

This tutorial is full of soft, smoky browns, gold, some duos and glitter! It's soft and classic, but the duo and glitter give it a little something extra. 

What you need to recreate this look: 

Face

Lips

And now for the tutorial...

valentine's day makeup tutorial using make up for ever 172
Step 1 - map out crease using Make Up For Ever shadow #172

valentine's day makeup tutorial using inglot 342
Step 2 - blending Inglot #342 into crease

valentine's day makeup tutorial using make up for ever shadow 172
Step 3 - deepen crease with Make Up For Ever #172 and lightly sweep under outer portion of lower lashline

valentine's day makeup tutorial using mac old gold pigment
Step 4 - foil MAC Old Gold pigment onto upper lid using MAC water-based mixing medium

valentine's day makeup tutorial using mac club eyeshadow
Step 5 - Blend MAC Club eyeshadow from outer corner of eye towards center, sweep under lower lashline

valentine's day makeup tutorial using mac naked pigment and fyrinnae otherworld
Step 6 - blend MAC Naked pigment into inner corner of eye, pat Fyrinnae Otherworld loose shadow over innermost corner

valentine's day makeup tutorial using make up for ever aqua eyes 0L and stila smudgestick koi
Step 7 - tightline upper lashline; line lower waterline with Stila smudgestick in Koi then pat on MAC Old Gold pigment

valentine's day makeup tutorial using lit cosmetics champagne wishes glitter
Step 8 - fill brows with inglot #565; blend inglot #351 under brow and into edges of MUFE #172, apply Lit Cosmetics clear glitter base and Champagne Wishes glitter to upper lid concentrated on center; apply Red Cherry #15 lashes

valentine's day makeup tutorial
Here's the finished look! Artificial "daylight" bulb

valentine's day makeup tutorial
Natural (wintry) lighting

Natural (wintry) lighting


Smoky Gold Valentine's Day Full Face Look

As I've mentioned before, I think any good eye look needs to look great both up close as well as from further away. I chose to create a nice pink cheek and glossy medium pink lip to complement (but not overpower) the gold, smoky eyes!

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 OCC lip tar in New Wave--one of my favorite glossy lip tars.

Here's the full face look I created to complement the eye look above.

valentine's day makeup tutorial
Natural (wintry) light

valentine's day makeup tutorial
Natural (wintry) light

valentine's day makeup tutorial
Natural (wintry) light

What do you think? Would you wear this slightly glitzy, smoky gold look for Valentine's Day? 

12 comments :

  1. Absolutely stunning! Gold is my favorite eyeshadow shade! <3

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    1. Thanks ;) I think it's very flattering and romantic on everyone!

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  2. Gorgeous! And I LOVE Old Gold Pigment!

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  3. This is gorgeous and your tutorial is super easy to follow!

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  4. This is so so beautiful, and I love the eye look paired with a pink lip! :) I love how simple your tutorials are to follow!

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  5. Spectacular!! You look stunning! I would totally wear this for Valentine's day

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  6. Love this!! I cannot do gold and it looks gorgeous on you! Great job!

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  7. I bet you could totally do the right shade of gold! :)

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