Not sure what cosmetic palette to go with for your big date on Valentine's day? Check out these fun and fresh options, inspired by celebrities on the red carpet!
1.) Whip out your handy Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ($58.00) and apply "Liar" to the top lid, blending outwards and the bottom lid blending in. Then, in the crease apply "Factory" to the upper lid lightly, and smudger over the top lid, and blend out in the crease. Also apply factory to the bottom lid, primarily in the corner, and smudge slightly inward towards the nose. This look is a subtle mix of rose, and warm toned nudes perfectly blended together.
2.) Line the water line of your bottom lids with a white liner such as Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in white/"Yeyo" ($20.00)
3.) Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, then apply a natural yet volumizing mascar such as Diorshow Mascara (25$) in black.
4.) Apply a luminizing highlight in liquid form to the upper cheek bones, and under the arch of the eyebrows. I love, love, love Watts Up! by Benefit ($30.00) in luminous champagne.
5.) Contour the hollows of the cheek bones subtly with a rose/nude shimmery contour blush, such as Nars Contour Blush in Olympia Ivory/Rose ($42.00). Sweep the "Rose" shade from the tip of your ears to the inner park of the hollows of your cheeks ( basically make a duck face and apply lightly in the sucked in part of the cheek ). Blend out, make sure you have no harsh lines.
6.) Apply a shimmery rose/nude blush such as Becca Mineral Blush in Damselfy (32$) to the apples of the cheeks, blending as you go.
7.) Line the lips sharply with a nude pink or taupe toned lip liner, and fill them in entirely. Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Lip Liner in Naked Nude Pink ($20) is perfect! Then, apply a satin ( semi gloss ) lipstick in a nude taupe color over top. Try Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Salmon, Pale peach ( $26 )
1.) Apply a base layer of taupe/pink eyeshadow the top and bottom eyelids like Makeup Forever's Artist Shadow in Pearl Biege 1526 Iridescent ( $21.00). In the crease of your top lids, apply a matte nude, sandy brown like Makeup Forever's Artist Shadow in M600 Pink Brown (Matte) and blend out towards the brows. Also sweep this shade lightly along the bottom lids. Apply a brownish burnt shimmery brown shade to the crease heavily, blending into the nude matte brown you applied. Try Makeup Forever's Artist Shadow in S604 Teak (Satin). This look really is fused with tones of brown, orange and burnt oranges. The "Teak" shade in this really makes this eyeshadow look pop!
2.) Line the top lid along the lash line heavily with a black eyeliner pencil, and also line the bottom water line of your lids. Sweep out into a subtle cat eye. I love Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion - matte blackest black ($20)
3.) Curl the lashes with an eyelash curler heavily, then apply a heavy, thick masacara with some serious volumizing properties in a black shade. Try Yves Saint Laurent Masacara Volume Effect Faux Cils ($32.00) in Black
4.) The blush in this look is so amazing, and looks so beautiful on Rihanna! It really makes this look unique. Finding a beautiful tangerine tone that isn't too harsh in blush can be tough. Try Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Bold Blush ( $30.00 ) in 208 Provocative - dark peach .
5.) Dab a shimmering illuminzer with flecks of gold in it on the upper cheek bones such as Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer - light bronze (28$)
6.) Line the lips sharply with a true red lip liner, like Makeup Forever Aqua Lip True Red Red 8C (19$). Fill the lips in with this entirely. Then, apply a fire engine red toned matte lipstick to the lips. Try Kat Von D's Studded Kiss Lipstick in "UNDERAGE RED" - matte fire engine red (cult favorite) ($21.00)
1.) Apply a base layer to the top lid of the eyes with Laura Mercier Fairy Dust in Platinum ($28.00 ). Swipe it lightly onto the bottom lid as well, pressing heavier as you apply into the inner corner of the eyes.
2.) Dab some Sephora Midnight Magic Face and Body Glitter in Holographic over your base, shimmery shadow for an extra shimmering effect. ( $18.00) If you don't own a glitter glue for cosmetics, definately use a little when applying this so it stays all day!
3.) Apply a black liquid liner in a thin cat eye on the top lid, with a product like Stila''s Stay all Day liner in Jet Black ($20.00).
4.) Apply a volumizing mascara such as Benefit Cosmetics They're Real ($23.00) in black to the top lashes heavily, and lightly on the bottom lashes.
5.) Line the lips with Makeup Froever Aqua Lip Lipliner in Orange Red ($19.00) as sharply as possible. Fill the lips in with the liner. Then, apply Bite Beauty Luminous Cream lipstick in Pomegranate ($24.00)
6.) Softly add some blush in a rose tone to the apples of the cheeks, sweeping towards the ear lightly. Try Nars Blush in "Taos", a desert rose tone with a little shimmer ($30.00)
1.) Apply a sparkling gold loose shadow to the upper eyelid, and in the inner corner of the eye. Sweep some gold shadow on the bottome lid as well softly. I am obsessed with Sugarpill Cosmetics loose eyeshadow in GoldiLux ($12.00) for this look! Then, in the crease of the upper lids apply a shimmery charcoal shadow lightly, blending with the gold, such as Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Charcoal - dark grey ($24). Blend outwards softly. Also apply a little in outer corner of the bottom eyelids.
2.) Line the upper lids, on the lash line with a black eyeliner in a subtle cat eye, flaring out subtly. Also apply on the bottom water line subtly, smudging ever so slighty near the outer corners. Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion - matte blackest black ($20)
3.) Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, then apply a natural yet volumizing mascara such as Diorshow Mascara (25$) in black.
4.) This step makes this look so amazing! Apply a lip stain in a tangerine tone, but make sure it's not neon orange, go for a more burnt orange tone! Try Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lip Stain Riviera - tangerine ( 28$ )
5.) Apply a deep rose shimmering blush, that's natural and blendable, Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Rosy - dusty rose ( $22 )
6.) Apply a subtle highlight to the upper cheekbones in a pearl shade with golden undertones, try Becca Shimmering Skin perfecter Rose Gold - soft gold infused w/ rose tones ( $38 )
1.) Apply your base shadow in a light, golden beige with metallic undertones to the upper lid, and the lower lid, blending outwards, try a base shade like Urbdan Decay's Eyehadow in Maui Wowie - metallic golden beige with silver glitter ($18). Next, apply a mid-toned steely grey with shimmer to the upper lid's crease, and blend outward. Also apply in a sweep along the lower lid, leaving the waterline your base shade. For this, try Urbdan Decay's Eyehadow in S&M - steel grey shimmer with subtle taupe shift ($18). Last, apply a deep dark grey shade heavily in the crease of the upper lid, blending outwards, and then slightly on the corner of the lower lids, blending outwards. For this, try Urban Decay's Eyehadow in Gunmetal - dark metallic grey ($18).
2.) Subtly line your upper lids, on the lash line with a black eyeliner in a sweeping line, just defining your lash line. Also apply on the bottom lid, also defining the lash line, but still leaving your water line that light base shade you used earlier. The liner in this is very subtle, so don't apply much pressure. Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion - matte blackest black ($20)
3.) Curl the lashes with an eyelash curler heavily, then apply a masacara with some serious volumizing properties in a black shade. Lately I've a huge fan of Yves Saint Laurent Masacara Volume Effect Faux Cils ($32.00) in Black. You can apply one coat to appear more like Megan Fox in this look, or multiple coats for a heavier look.
4.) Apply a reddish brown lip color with some sheen, like Nars Audacious Lipstick in Leslie - cherrywood ( $22 )
5.) Apply a shimmering blush that's blendable, try out the Nars The Multiple stick in shade Maui - dusty rose ( 39$ ). It doubles as a blush or lipstick and is both blendable and has some slight shimmer, perfect for this look when used as blush!
1.) This look is all about the matte coffee tones within the eyehsadow, and then a bold, deep lip! Apply a base shade in a matte, vanilla tone to the top eyelids and bottom eyelids, apply heavier in the inner corners of the eyes. Try Sephora Collection Eyeshadow in N° 65 Lazy Afternoon - White Beige Matte ($13). Next, apply a matte, deep coffee tone in the crease of the upper eyes, heavily and blend up and out. Swipe some in the outer cornerof the lower eyelids, and smudge with fingers. For this tone, try Sephora Collection Eyeshadow in N° 85 Coffee Break - Milk Chocolate Matte ( $13 )
2.) Apply a very subtle line of eyeliner in a black shade to the top eyelids, just slightly enhancing the lash line. Apply a heavier line of black eyeliner to the outer corners of the lower eyelids, blending slightly inwards about midway on the bottom eyelid, and out. For this, try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion - matte blackest black ($20). Yes, I'm quite a fan of this product lately!
3.) Next, you guessed it, curl your lashes with a lash curler. Then, apply a natural yet volumizing mascar such as Diorshow Mascara (25$) in black. Apply a heavier with a few extra coats on the lashes in the corner of the eyes, both top and bottom, but especially the bottom!
4.) Line the lips in a deep reddish plum shade, such as Bare Minerals Lip Liner marvelous moxie in Electrified - royal plum ($15). Fill in the entire lip, but do so lightly when you get to the middle of the lip. Next, apply a raspberry tone to the lips in a satin finished lipstick, like Nars Audacious Lipstcik in Vera - bright raspberry ($32). After you've applied this shade, go back and reline the lips in your plum liner, feathering it in to the middle and blending it with your raspberry shade.
5.) Swipe a neutral, very natural almost sand taupe or sand toned contour shade to the hollows of the cheeks and blend it well. This look is unique as it has no normal blush shade, just this contouring shade that I suppose could work as both a contour and a blush! Try Nars Blush in Miss Liberty - peach beige with shimmer ($30.00)