Now that we're a week into February, many of us are knee-deep in planning for this upcoming Valentine's Day. While I haven't made any plans as of yet, I do always like to map out in my mind what I'm going to wear for the occasion. Once I figure out where I'm going and what I'm going to wear, I like to plan out my makeup as well. And since I've figured out how I want to wear my makeup if date night is in the plans, I knew I had to share it here with you guys! My goal was to share a makeup idea that could be worn on date night with bae or on a fun girl's night out with your Galentine(s).
One beauty trend I've been embracing lately is the ombré lip. I know what you're thinking---Dre, you are late! Ombré lips are soooo 2013! And maybe I am a little tardy to the party, but I still adore them. Besides, attention-grabbing lipstick is always perfect for a night out on the town. Since fucshia is my favorite color, I decided I'd abandon my favorite Ruby Woo red look for a more fun, fuchsia and pink blended pout. This is what I came up with.
For my pink ombré lips look, I simply applied a deep fuchsia lippie and blended it with a light pink one. I used MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Lickable and applied a bit of MAC Lipglass in Pink Poodle for extra shine. I then applied MAC Lipglass in Stay Sweet (LE from the Archie Girls Collection) to the middle of my lips and blended inward with my finger.
For my brows, I filled in the sparse areas with Milani Brow Tint Pen in Dark Brown. I lightly cleaned up the arch with MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NC42.
For my eyes, I primed my lids with the original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer. I then defined my crease with the dark brown matte shadow (far right) in the NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette. I applied e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Glamorous to my lid and blended both shadows. To give my lid a little definition, I applied a bit of the e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow in Sweet (the light pink shade) to the middle of my lid. Unfortunately, the pictures did not do the eyeshadow look justice! I then created a winged cat-eye with my Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner. After cleaning up the fallout from the mineral eyeshadows, I applied two coats of Smashbox X-Rated Mascara in Black to my lashes. And for a little drama, I lined the outer bottom corner of my lashline with a random black eyeliner.
And for my face, I primed with Trust Fund Beauty Gimme Good Face. I added a light touch of MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC42 to my undereye area with my middle finger. Then I applied KISS New York Aqua Beauty Balm in Medium all over my face. Guys, I really love this beauty balm! It has the coverage of a foundation! And to keep it all the way toned down, I just added a light contour from the Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette.
How will you be rocking your makeup for Valentine's Day?