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Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

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Speckled Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Look who’s back with another makeup tutorial! January was a pretty unmotivating month for me. I had all of these ideas but no clue on where to start. It’s usually the holidays that really light that spark and get me going, so I’ve decided to create a couple makeup tutorials for Valentine’s Day! The holiday isn’t a big deal to me in and of itself, but a girl like me can’t resist the desire it brings me to pull out all of my pinks and reds and create something fun. Which is how I got the idea to come up with the Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial.

Speckled Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

As a makeup artist who constantly wants to grow her skills and challenge herself, I’m never satisfied with creating something basic. I am not a neutral makeup kind of girl. Yes, you may see the odd neutral makeup look on here, but I’m a girl who loves playing with colour and different techniques and that is what I mainly strive to show you guys on this blog. Online I’ve been seeing a lot of cute and interesting colour usage techniques being used in the crease which sparked the idea to add a speckled effect of pinks and whites on top of my crease shadow. For this look, I used a lot of the products in the Colourpop x Hello Kitty collection because I LOVE it, as well as some of my new SUVA Beauty Hydra liners. This look was pretty easy to put together, so let me share with you how I did it!

Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

  1. Apply a pale beige eyeshadow base to your lids and up to your brow bone.
  2. Add a light peachy pink shadow to your crease and up to your brow bone.
  3. With a thin pointed brush, add a bright pink to define your crease.
  4. Apply a shimmery light bronze with a flat brush to your lids.
  5. With a bright pink and white liner, create dots along your brow bone from outer to inner corner and alternate the colours.
  6. Apply your foundation and concealer, then with the bright pink colour, use a pointed brush to apply it underneath your lower lashes.
  7. Line your lash line with red liquid liner and wing it out, then your water line with a beige liner.
  8. Put on some long, fluttery lashes and apply mascara to blend your lashes with the fake ones.
  9. Apply a bright pink blush to your cheeks as well as a soft bronzer to your cheeks and along your temples and forehead, then add a pink opalescent highlighter to the tops of your cheeks and to you brow highlight.
  10. Using a vibrant matte fuchsia lipstick, apply it to your lips and with your ring finger, apply the pink opalescent highlighter shade to the middle of your bottom lip and your cupid’s bow.

Speckled Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

FACE

dermalogica AGE smart skinperfect primer

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in 110

bh cosmetics studio pro concealer wheel in light

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Coin Purse Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette: Pink Opal

BROWS

bh cosmetics studio pro HD Brow Pencil in Auburn

EYES

bh cosmetics smooth canvas shadow primer in veil

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Small Gift Eyeshadow

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Coin Purse Super Shock Cheek (used to define crease and underneath lower lashes)

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette: Pink Opal

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner: Scunchie, Space Panda

NYX Cosmetics Brights Vivid Fire Liner

essence 2-in-1 eyeshadow in light me up

L’Oreal Voluminious Feline Mascara

Kiss Lashes in Jasmine

LIPS

Colourpop x Hello Kitty Date Mate Lippie Stix

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette: Pink Opal

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What do you think of my Speckled Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial? How are you wearing your makeup for V-Day?! Share your thoughts below!

 

Modern Victorian New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

essence, FOTD, Holiday Makeup
Modern Victorian New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

What was once old is now new again. One of the big fall/winter 2016 makeup trends is definitely a blast from the past. Think Marie Antoinette, grand elegance, big updo’s and even bigger dresses. The ‘Victorian’ trend when it comes to beauty has made a comeback but in a more modern way. Earlier this month, I was given a challenge by essence cosmetics to come up with a Victorian inspired makeup look. I decided to accept that challenge but also make it more timely for the holidays by creating a Modern Victorian New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial!

Modern Victorian New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

Victorian makeup is pretty simplistic: neutral eyes, matte skin and pink lips. I wanted to enhance that by adding a lovely cat eye, some light shimmer to the skin and a gorgeous pink ombre lip that nods to the classic era but looks very modern as well. I used pretty much only essence products for this look which makes it even better because it’s very affordable to replicate and in perfect time to wear for New Year’s Eve.

Modern Victorian New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

  1. Start by applying a light beige base to your eyes.
  2. Sweep a light taupe shadow to your crease and brow bone.
  3. Pat a light cream peach shadow to your lids.
  4. Line your lids and extend out in a cat eye with liquid liner.
  5. Add some white shimmer shadow to your tear ducts with your ring finger.
  6. Apply black mascara to your bottom and top lashes and a lengthening top coat.
  7. Add a soft pink blush to your cheeks and a warm bronze to contour.
  8. Softly pat some of the white shimmer shadow to the tops of your cheeks.
  9. Line your top lip with red liner and smooth on a berry red lipstick then smoosh your lips together.
  10. Line the bottom lip with a cream beige liner then blend with a finger.

Modern Victorian New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

FACE

dermalogica AGE smart skinperfect primer

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 1N1 Ivory Nude

Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear Makeup Stick in 140 Ivoire (N)

essence cosmetics pure nude highlighter in be my highlight

essence cosmetics all about bronze eyeshadow palette: white

essence cosmetics mosaic blush in all you need is pink

bh cosmetics Studio Pro Contour Palette: pale yellow

BROWS

Arbonne Shape It Up Brow Pencil in Medium

essence cosmetics make me brow eyebrow gel mascara in soft browny brows

EYES

essence cosmetics 2in1 eyeshadow & liner in light me up

essence cosmetics the velvets eyeshadows: almost peachy!, fluffy clouds, taupe secret

essence cosmetics all about bronze eyeshadow palette: white

essence cosmetics superfine eyeliner pen

essence cosmetics smokey 2 in 1 khol liner in white

essence cosmetics Forbidden Volume Mascara

essence cosmetics Forbidden Volume Mascara Topcoat

LIPS

essence cosmetics lipliner in Femme Fatale

essence cosmetics longlasting lipstick in blush my lips

essence cosmetics 2in1 eyeshadow & liner in light me up

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2016 has been one tough year for not only myself but I’m sure a lot of you out there as well. The year has taken away a lot of good people and has been very trying in many other ways. I hope 2017 brings all of us more happiness and many good memories to think about in the years to come. Happy New Year!!

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Ornament Eyeliner Holiday Makeup Tutorial

FOTD, Holiday Makeup
Ornament Eyeliner Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Since I had so much fun with my last holiday makeup look and trying out the helix eyeliner trend, I thought I would do it again with something more fun and creative! Christmas decorations are something I love collecting and so I decided to dress up my eyes with some holiday ornaments for today’s holiday makeup tutorial!

Ornament Eyeliner Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Ornament Eyeliner Holiday Makeup Tutorial

  1. Start by sweeping a light golden brown in your crease and a creamy white on your lids and as a highlight.
  2. Follow up by creating a long winged liner that goes a bit more than half way toward your brow.
  3. With gold liner, create three rings around the black liner moving toward the tip.
  4. Then underneath each ring, draw small circles of green, silver, and red (or whichever colours you prefer)
  5. Outline the ornament circles with black liner.
  6. Line underneath your lower lashes with gold cream and then set with a pale bronze gold eyeshadow.
  7. After applying foundation and concealer, apply a pale golden liquid luminizer to your cheeks.
  8. Add a soft pink to your cheeks and a soft bronzer to contour.
  9. Apply a gold lipstick or cream shadow to your lips and then slick on a golden lipgloss.
  10. Adhere gold glitter to the gloss with a lipstick brush or finger.

Ornament Eyeliner Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:

FACE

Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear Makeup Stick in 140 Ivoire (N)

Kat Von D Lock Concealer in L9 Neutral

BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel: Deco, Concept

BROWS

Arbonne Shape It Up Brow Pencil in Medium

EYES

essence 2in1 eyeshadow & liner in light me up

essence all about bronze palette: light golden brown, light cream white, light bronze gold

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Palette: Green, Silver, Red

Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner Pen

NYX Cosmetics Glam Liner Aqua Luxe in Glam 24 Karat

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline in Blackest Black

LIPS

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Palette: Gold

NARS Cosmetics Moon Fleet Lipgloss

Make Up For Ever Glitters #1

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What do you think of the Ornament Eyeliner Holiday Makeup Tutorial? Would you try something fun like this out with your eyeliner?! Share your thoughts below!