Top 3 Valentine's Day Looks:
1. Nude Lips + Sultry Eyes:
Go for bold eyes- layer on several coats of thickening & lengthening jet black mascara. Stick with dark grey to black kohl liners and line the inner and outer bottom and upper rims of the eyes. Apply a super dark, ultra- pigmented matte shade to the outer corner of the eyes and lower part of the upper lids. Follow with grey to dark grey matte shades, blending outwards. Keep it super light and nude on the lips- think light, palest of pinkish shade- sans the shiny gloss. Finish the look with translucent powder and a light peachy shade for your cheeks. Remember- the key to this look is to focus on the eyes- with tons of matte and blending! The great part about this on-trend look for Valentine's Day is that it's fairly easy to pull off, looks great almost anyone, and will look fantastic with almost any outfit ;)
2. Matte Lips + Turquoise Liner:
Take a turquoise liner, lining the inner bottom rims of eyes and focus on shades of browns and burgundies for lower to mid upper lids- blend heavily into a nude shade on the upper portions of the lids. Stick with a matte, medium reddish/orange shade and a neutral, copperish shade on cheeks. Finish the look with gold highlighter on the inner corners of the eyes, upper cheeks, and forehead; add 2 coats of lengthening mascara- using a lash curler and separator in between ea. coat. If you're been on the hunt for a sultry, beautiful makeup look for Valentine's Day and really want to step it up...this is the look for you! I love that this simple yet gorgeous and on-trend look looks fab on almost any skin tone too!
3. Greek Liquid Liner + Nude LIps & Gold Eyes:
A simply, yet pretty look that's right on-point for Valentine's Day and looks awesome on anyone! Bring on the glam and stick with super simple, natural makeup- think dewy skin, Greek liquid-lined eyes, and simple rosey lips and natural cheeks. Try a nude, semi-glossy lip shade and rose shade on the apples of the cheeks and utilize a dark grey to deeply pigmented black liquid liner shade and create a single, thin line wing that stops before the outer edges of your brows. Follow with 2-3 coats of thickening, lengthening mascara on the bottom lashes and one coat of lengthening mascara on the top lashes and complete with a lash separator and curler. Add a light, gold eye shadow shade up to mid upper lids and keep the brows natural- put into place with a gel shade and comb into place.
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Rainforest of the Sea Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette
This fabulous eye shadow finger paints set contains 5 creamy eye shadow shades that are to-die-for! There are 3 warm-toned foil eye shadows + a split-pan iridescent & silver sheer sparkly shades: Gold Coast [champagne], Sailor's Delight [burgundy], Sea Glass [chocolate], and Stargazer [sunset/silver]. These 2 shades can be worn alone or layered with the other pretty foil shadows for a variety of unique, beautiful looks :) Each shadow of infused with Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Complex and packed full of antioxidants that actually aid in improving eyelid smoothness. A blend of algae & marine flower extracts also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles- while also smoothing & softening the skin! Sunflower oil, rich in Vitamins A & E, help to condition and rejuvenate the skin on the lids as well.
As for the texture of each eye shadow, it's spectacular how each textured foil has a truly smooth, creamy, light-whipped formula that's not easy to match. The easiest way to apply these unique shadows, is to use your fingers- but, you can go for using a short, stiff shadow application brush as well; the shadow will appear more deeply pigmented if applied with your fingertips. Just to top off the uniqueness and fabulousness of this awesome Tarte palette, the pretty & fun design featured atop the palette's lid are one-of-a-kind. Tarte really went out this time on the design of the palette; along the entire top of the lid, there is a variety of tiny round and sparkly beads + a variety of turquoise rocks scattered throughout.
What you're left with is a lid with depth and design that stands out, without looking tacky or gawdy :) There's a generous size of each foil shadow and a well-made mirror inside the compact so that you can apply this wonderful foil shadow collection wherever you are or a make a quick touch-up on-the-go! If you've been on the hunt for the latest in shadow shades and want to make an impression, this affordable collection from Tarte has it all... you won't be disappointed in this one ;)