Valentine’s Day is right around the corner — less than a week away! — and while I enjoy a sparkly pink eyelook on occasion, this year I wanted to go for a more cool-tone approach with a soft and smokey look that accurately shows my own “Looks to Love” style. If you want to see how I achieved this look (step-by-step pictures included), just keep reading!
Valentine’s Day “Looks To Love “Makeup Tutorial
As I’m sure you could tell from the header image, I’m going to be using a lot of Maybelline products, the star of the show being their new The Rock Nudes palette! Maybelline is killing it with new, fantastic products this year — every time I go into Walmart I feel like they have something new on display. When I went to get this palette for my Looks to Love Valentine’s Day makeup, I also picked up their new The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara, Color Sensation Matte LipColor in Lust for Blush, and my holy grail gel liner EyeStudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black.
Step 1 — After priming my eyelids, I took the white shade in the palette and applied it to my browbone and blended it down into the crease.
Step 2 — Taking the second darkest taupe color in this palette, I blended it into my crease, slowly building up the color.
Step 3 — Now grabbing a flat shader brush, I packed that shimmery pink shade onto my lids. I wish the picture would do the color justice, but just know it’s much more pinky than I could capture. 🙂
Step 4 — Using the black shade in the palette I blended it into my outer corner, dragging the color up and into my crease slightly. I also used a smudge brush to darken up my lower lash line.
Step 5 — For an extra pop, I used the silver shade as my inner corner highlight, blending it out toward the center of my lid.
Step 7 — Finishing up the eyes, I used the new mascara to amp up the volume. I must say, I heard mixed reviews about this mascara, but I really liked the results I got with it!
Step 8 — I’m always eager to sport a matte lip, but with the cold weather still hanging on around here, my lips are too dry to handle the liquid lipsticks. Maybelline’s Color Sensation Matte LipColor line is perfect for me, then, as it gives me the look I want without the horrible drying effect. This color, as I already mentioned, is Lust for Blush. Gorgeous, isn’t it?!
And these are the final results! Super easy and quick to get this soft and smoky eye look, so even being a busy new momma, I can still get glam’ed up for Valentine’s Day! If you want to see what I used for my face makeup, it’s all listed in this post.
What do you think? Would this be a look you would wear for Valentine’s Day? Share with me in the comments below what look you’ll be going for next week. It was fun to create this look using the new Maybelline The Rock Nudes palette — have you tried this palette out yet?
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