SUNDAY BEAUTY SCHOOL: Romantic Valentine's Day Look
Seeing as Valentine's Day is this week, today's beauty tutorial is a Michelle Phan look on which I based my wedding day makeup. It's simple and very pretty! (Click on the pic to go to the video tutorial)
Step 1: Apply your favorite foundation with a sponge and your favorite concealer with a brush for a smooth finish, then set with a finishing powder.
Step 2: To add definition to your brows which will help your eyes stand out, use a brow powder and a brush to finish them. If you don't have a brow powder, you can actually use a matte eyeshadow that's close to the color of your brows (to be perfectly honest, this is what I did, and it worked out well for me).
Step 3: Next is the eyeshadow. You will need a light color that will serve as your base; apply it all over your brow bone and lids with a brush.
Step 4: Take a pink shadow (I used a golden pink color) and apply it to the crease. You want to be careful not to use a ton of it because it may make your eyes look irritated (especially if you have fair or light skin).
Step 5: This step is two-fold; you can get eye shadow enhancer fluid or Visine, load up a little bit on a separate eye shadow brush, and then dip it in a darker brown shadow. You will then apply the brown shadow to the outer and inner corners of your eyes. Then blend the brown shadow a bit to soften the look.
Step 6: Remember the base color in step 3? You're going to use it again. You'll apply it near the tear ducts, on the "ball" of your eyelid (if you close your eyes, it is essentially the middle of the lid, in between the sections of brown shadow), and on the brow bone. You can also use the shadow to highlight your cupid's bow to bring definition to it (this is actually a really neat tip and I've used it with other looks).
Step 7: We return to the brown shadow and line the lower lashes with it to soften the look.
Step 8: Use a highlighter to softly highlight your nose bridge, your temples, and the tops of your cheekbones. This will help bring your eyes out even more.
Step 9: Apply a dark brown eyeliner to your upper lashline and your lower waterline; I highly suggest using an eye pencil for this as it will give you a softer look--perfect for romance! Then curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara (my personal favorite is Rimmel's Scandaleyes--it's cheap, and it gives you so much volume and some good length).
Step 10: Take a pretty pink blush (I used a combination of a cream blush and Mary Kay's Shy blush--which is a dupe for NARS' Orgasm blush--for my wedding, but you would be fine to just use the powder) and apply it to your cheeks, forehead, jawline, and nose.
Step 11: Take a pretty pink lipstick that's not too bold and apply it to your lips. I used Maybelline's SuperStay 24 lip color in Infinite Petal, so it gave me long-lasting color.
And that's it! You're ready for a beautiful time with your DH/FI/SO! I'll leave you with a picture of my final trial just so you can see how it turned out: