So today I have prepared for you my first tutorial! For Valentine’s Day my boyfriend and
I will be going out to a nice restaurant. He doesn’t prefer heavy eye makeup or dark lips so I tried a look that would be softer and a bit more approachable than what I normally wear. This is really exciting for me, but let me know in the comments if there is anything I can improve on regarding layout or logistics. Enjoy!
Soft Smokey Valentine’s Day Tutorial
So for this look we will be using the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. If you don’t have this palette, random rose gold and pink toned neutral colors will work just as fine.
Oooo how pretty! This palette can be purchased from the Urban Decay website or from Sephora for $52USD. The palette holds 12 shadows, each containing .05oz of product coming to $86.67USD per oz of eye shadow. For comparison purposes, each Urban Decay single eye shadow retails for $18USD, holds the same amount of product (.05oz.), coming to approximately $360USD per ounce. By purchasing the Naked Palettes you are essentially getting 12 full size eye shadows for the price of 3 on their own.
Lets get started!
Step 1: You are going to begin with your face prepped, primed and ready to go. This includes moisturizer, foundation, concealer, brows, and setting powder. Here I used Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Color Adjust Green on my cheeks, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 1.0 all over my face, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes and on any redness, Too Faced Brow Envy Kit, and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium. (So sorry for my messy wet hair D;)
Now the real fun begins…
‘Limit’ described as a “light dusty rose matte” – Sephora
Step 2: Take Limit using a flat eye shadow brush and pat it across your lid. No need to blend, we will be layering other shadows over it to build some depth; since Limit is one of the few matte shadows in Naked 3 it acts as a good base.
‘Nooner’ described as a “medium pinky-brown matte” – Sephora
Step 3: Next, take Nooner using the same flat eye shadow brush and press it into your inner and outer crease (not across the middle). Again, dont worry about blending as we are just using it as a base.
‘Trick’ described as a ‘light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal microsparkle” – Sephora
Step 4: With a rounded crease blending brush, use Trick to blend the your inner and outer crease together. I found this worked best using a ‘windshield’ wiper motion through your crease. Don’t blend out the edges just yet.
‘Burnout’ described as a “light peachy-pink satin” – Sephora
Step 5: Take Burnout with a smaller flat eye shadow brush and press it onto your inner lid.
‘Buzz’ described as a “metallic rose shimmer with silver microglitter.” – Sephora
Step 6: Take Buzz with a small flat eye shadow brush and apply it to your outer lid blending up into the crease with Nooner and Limit.
‘Factory’ described as a “pinkish brown satin” – Sephora
Step 7: With a harder short eye shadow brush, press Factory into the outer-v of your eyelid and into the very corner.
Step 8: Now we blend! Blend, blend, blend! Focus the blending to the outer-v of your eyelid and inner corner.
‘Blackheart’ described as a “smokey black matte with red sparkles” – Sephora
Step 9: Take Blackheart with either a small flat eye shadow brush or a small angled brush and focus it in the outer-v of your eyelid and inner corner. Experienced a lot of fallout with this shadow so be wary not to get it on your cheeks!
Step 10: Now blend in Blackheart similar to how you did in Step 8.
Step 11: Using a small angled brush, smudge Nooner into your inner lower eyelid, and Factory into your outer lower lid.
Step 12: Smudge Blackheart with a small angled brush into your outer lower lid and into your upper lashline.
Now for the extra bits…
Step 13: Take a black kohl liner and tightline your upper and lower lashline. Here I am using Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray.
Step 14: Almost done!!! Apply your favorite mascara to your upper and lower lashes! I am using Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
Step 15: Add your blush, contour, and highlight. I am using NARS Gaiety for blush, NYX Taupe for contour, and NARS Albatross for highlighting.
A better look at my contour. If you would like a tutorial on highlighting and contouring let me know in the comments!
Step 16: Prep and line your lips. I am using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Primer in Clear, and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone.
Step 17: Apply a pink lipstick! I am using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Memento.
And that’s it! You’re finished!
So thats it! hope you enjoyed the tutorial and try it for yourself! Let me know where I can make any improvements or give me suggestions for future tutorials down in the comments below or under the contact me tab. Also, let me know what it is you plan on doing for Valentine’s Day
Tomorrow’s post will be this weeks favorite!