Valentine’s day Makeup Look

When you think romantic, you think Red. There is a certain sex appeal to it that never goes out of fashion. Red lip and gold eye makeup are a match that you can never go wrong with. Whether you have a valentine or not, this could be another excuse to get glammed up and gorgeous and who doesn’t like that.

Red is a strong and bold color so keep the rest of the makeup clean and simple.

Get the look

All products used in this look are from M.A.C if not otherwise mentioned.

Even Skin

Products used

Moisture infusion serum, Studio moisture cream, Prep+Prime skin, Select moisture cover concealer in NC 42 and Studio fix fluid in NC 35,Loose powder in NC 20.

Prep Your Skin

Prep Your Skin

How

Prep your skin nicely with moisturizer and primer before you start applying any product to your face. Use concealer and foundation of your choice suitable for your skin type and skin tone to get a flawless canvas for the rest of the makeup.

I used a serum as well for instant boost of hydration since she had patches of extreme dry skin. If you don’t address it, it becomes all the more visible and obvious as you apply the concealer and foundation. Using #224 brush and select moisture cover concealer I did spot concealing around the mouth area and under the eyes. Very little foundation was used since she has beautiful skin. Dusted very little loose powder with powder brush so that the makeup stays put.

Eye Makeup

Products used

Eye shadows in amber lights, sketch, texture and shroom ; eye pencil in engraved, zoom fast black mascara, brow wax in clear, gel liner in black track.

How

Apply a little concealer and blend it all over the eyelid and powder it. This acts as a good base for the eyeshadow to stick on and lasts longer and the fall out will be a lot lesser as well.

Line The Eye Lids

Line The Eye Lids

Using a flat eye shadow brush press the color amber lights to 3/4th of the eyelid starting from the inner corner of the eye.

And the color sketch to the remaining 1/4th of the eyelid. This adds depth and dimension to your eye makeup.

 

M.A.C Eye Shadows Used

M.A.C Eye Shadows Used
Top Left – Amber Lights, Top Right – Sketch, Bottom Left – Texture, Bottom Right – Shroom

Placement Of The Eye Shadows

Placement Of The Eye Shadows

Using a fluffy brush blend all the harsh lines and for ease of it, use a intermediate color in texture to do so. This makes blending very easy and softens the look as well.

Finally dab on some highlighter below your brow bone to give an instant eye lift and notice how it takes years off your eyes.

P.S Use two sides of the flat shader brush for applying different eye shadows , that way you will limit the use of too many brushes.

Using a fluffy brush blend all the harsh lines and for ease of it, use a intermediate color in texture to do so. This makes blending very easy and softens the look as well.

Finally dab on some highlighter below your brow bone to give an instant eye lift and notice how it takes years off your eyes.

Finish the eye makeup with a eyeliner and 2 coats of mascara to open up your eyes and to add a little drama.

P.S Use two sides of the flat shader brush for applying different eye shadows , that way you will limit the use of too many brushes.

Completed Eye Makeup

Completed Eye Makeup

Lips

Products used

Prep+prime lip , Brick lip pencil

Prep+Prime Lip

Prep+Prime Lip

Brick Lip Pencil

Brick Lip Pencil

How

Prep the pout- Exfoliating with a lip scrub is of atmost importance while flaunting bold lips. If you have even the littlest piece of dry skin it can ruin your perfect red lips. Just slathering loads of lip balm won’t help either. The easiest way is to mix sugar and olive oil and rub it on your lips and you are ready to rock red hot lips 🙂

I have used just 2 products to get the most perfect looking lips which not only looks fabulous but also lasts longer and is kiss-proof. But as long as you look (and feel) all sexy and gorgeous, most men are not going to mind having to wipe the red lipstick off their faces at the end of the night 😉

Apply prep+prime lip all over your lips and leave it for few seconds. This not only hydrates your lips but makes any lip color last longer.This is one of my favorite M.A.C product.

Define The Lips

Define The Lips

Line your lips with the liner in Brick according to your lip shape and fill the lips with it. And you are done !

Lip liner not only defines your lips but also acts as a long lasting lip color here. And theres no hassle of getting your lipstick on the teeth/smudging and no touch ups required.

Cheeks

Products used

Fleur power blush, margin shimmer tone blush, Mineralized skin finish in medium deep

Keep the skin clean and simple to avoid too much going on with the look.

How

Apply a soft brush of color using very little product. The aim is to get a flush of color as if you are blushing naturally. Blend it well with no harsh lines.

Highlight the cheekbones with margin blush. It adds a beautiful glow to your skin.

Fleur Power Blush

Fleur Power Blush

Margin Blush

Margin Blush

Go Very Subtle With The Blush

Go Very Subtle With The Blush

If you think you don’t look good in red lipstick, its probably because you haven’t found the right red. But if you feel Red lipstick is a little out of your comfort zone then you could go for a hot pink or a more subtle pink.

Alternate Lip Color - Twig With Clear Gloss Over It

Alternate Lip Color – Twig With Clear Gloss Over It

Last but not the least, a warm hug and a big thank you to my friend Kritika for being a part of this blog. You are a makeup artist’s delight, a very patient and steady model I must say 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Have a good one and rock the Bold and elegant look 🙂