Valentine’s day makeup for deep set eyes

valentines day makeup

Happy Valentine’s day – a bit early. Do you have any plans? I don’t and by the look of Risto’s face when I mentioned him the day, I doubt I should plan on anything special. Besides, every day is Valentine’s day with him.

When I think of Valentine’s day makeup looks, I think of pink. And shimmer. And these beautiful yet subtle looks. So obviously I had to use a touch of pink in my look as well. But just a touch! Otherwise, I kept this look quite fresh, warm and glowy.

before and after makeup

Before & after.

Valentine’s Day makeup

I ended up taking lots of photos and even showing you what brushes I used. I also put together a little tutorial for working with deep set and hooded eyes. The eye look is pretty simple, but the metallic shimmery colors on the lid make it interesting. I used a new eyeshadow palette that I got sent in pr. It’s Makeup Revolution’s Kisu palette.

For my base I used NYX Total Control Drop foundation* – that is an awesome foundation, since you can decide how much coverage you want. And the consistency is so dreamy and thin. I wore my YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in the shade 41* on my lips and as my blush. I have to say I love that YSL lipstick – definitely worth the splurge! For highlight I added ‘Khaleesi’ highlight from the Kisu palette.

Brows were done with my usual recipe: mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler in Blond and jane iredale’s Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde.

yves saint laurent rouge volupte lipstick 41

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 41.

Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial for deep set eyes

valentines day makeup tutorial

  1. First I primed and set the primer with a light matte color ‘1991’. Then I contoured my eye with a nude color ‘Cookie Dough’. Then I darkened my contour with a brown ‘Cat Lady’. Below I have a picture where I explain exactly how I do this.
  2. For my lid I used beautiful metallic shimmers ‘Royal’ and ‘London’. I applied them half and half on the lid and blended the edges carefully.
  3. I also applied ‘Cookie Dough’ and a touch of ‘Cat Lady’ on my lower lashline. Then I applied ‘Royal’ there.
  4. For my inner corner highlight I used ‘Khaleesi’. Also wore that highlighting shade on my face.
  5. Liner, mascara and lashes. Done!

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Basic eyeshadow technique for deep set and hooded eyes

+ showing you what brushes I used

basic eyeshadow shape for deep set and hooded eyes

In the first photo I circled the area I want to hide and contour. That is where my brow bone/lid pushes forward, making all the rest of my lid and eye appear very deep set. If you have hooded eyes, this could also be your hood drooping on your lid. On my eyes it does droop slightly. The idea is to contour that bump with a matte shade. That way the lid appears lighter making it appear as if, well, it wasn’t that deep after all.

I also pretty often keep my eye open like in the photo, to see exactly where I want to hit that shadow. By applying it right there and making that spot the darkest, it lifts up my eye. You want to blend it well, but don’t take the shadow that much further away (to the left, in the photo), because that can make your eye look a bit sad, when the shadow makes it drop in the outer corner. You could even leave your eyeshadow like this and you get a nice lift.

But pretty often I make a straight line from there to my lash line. The line should be straight and if you’re wearing eyeshadow on your lower lashline, make sure it fits the line as well.

For this, I love to use Zoeva 225*. Since I have a lot of lid space I want to contour, I can use a fluffy brush like this. If you have smaller lid space, use something smaller. (By the way, Zoeva has awesome brushes and all my most used brushes are from them.) I connected the line in the outer corner with Sigma* E56.

 

eyeshadow brushes

And as for the lid colors, I used quite flat brushes. Just because flat brushes make laying on the color easier, especially with metallic shimmers like these. First one is from Coastal Scents brush set*, second is look good feel better Eye Shading brush* and the last is Sigma* E47.

 

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makeup revolution kisu palette

Makeup Revolution Kisu palette

Makeup Revolution’s Kisu palette has both eyeshadows and two highlighting shades in it. I’ve been using that palette quite a lot lately and have to say I’m impressed by the quality. I love the metallic shimmery colors that go on very smoothly when applied with a finger (but also work with a flat brush). The powder highlighters are a bit too dry for my taste, but I still wore ‘Khaleesi’ on my face for this look. The colors are perfect – just what I use right now.

valentine's day makeup tutorial

This post ended up being way more throughout than I meant to do. I hope you find it useful. What do you think of the look?

How long does it take for me to do my makeup?

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“How long does it take for you to do your makeup?” is a question I somehow get asked all the time. I didn’t even realize how frequently I answer to this question, until Risto pointed it out to me and said that I should do a post about it.

Actually, now that I think of it, I’m quite bad at answering that question. And usually Risto is quicker, when he says “As long as it’s possible. She uses all the time she has (for doing her makeup).”

And he’s not wrong. That answer is quite accurate. I do use as much time as I have to doing my makeup. To sum it up, I would say that I spend 1-2 hours doing my makeup daily.

 

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My ideal makeup time: 1,5 hours 

I would say that I can do my makeup in an hour, but it’s not ideal. I feel like I need a bit more time and that’s why the ideal time for me is 1,5 hours. There’s room for error, for sipping my coffee between blending and playing with colors. In an hour I wouldn’t necessarily try difficult looks. I would stick to my go-to products and go-to looks. But 1,5 hours? I can focus.

If I have somewhere to be, I make sure I have that much time in the morning. Even though I wouldn’t use it all for makeup, I would use the most. So to be perfectly accurate, the average time on those days is possibly somewhere around 70 to 80 minutes. The makeup you see in these photos took me about 70 minutes. But it included a lip color change, since I didn’t like the fist color I chose. See? It’s also about trial and error.

Two hours might sound excessive, but that is when I truly shine. Two hours is when I can do a difficult full-face glam look without stress. Whenever there is a party or I’m not in a hurry, I really really enjoy sitting at my makeup table and taking the time to do my makeup. No rush! Whenever there is a special occasion or a party, I make sure I have at least two hours to do my makeup. Now here’s possibly why Risto says I like to spend “all the time I have”. He knows that for parties, I start getting ready at 1 or 2 pm, when the party starts at 6. Okay, and I guess he’s seen me sitting at my makeup table daily… for hours.

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Here are all the products I used to do this makeup. I’m currently testing a new foundation from IsaDora. It’s very thin and super matte. I wanted to wear something blue and gold, so I reached for my The Power of Makeup -palette since it was perfect for this look. I love that blue turquoise color with gold.

Primer, foundation, mascara, eyeliner & lip gloss are gifted. Links are adlinks.

Products

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair primer
IsaDora Active all day wear make-up, Fair & Light
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer, Porcelain
Maybelline Masterfix Baking Powder
Laura Mercier Transluscent Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
KikoMilano Baked Blush, Gypsy Pink
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle

mad4eyebrow Brow Filler, Blond
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow, 02
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Glitter primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
The Power of Makeup Palette (NikkiexTooFaced)
KICKS Graceful Length Mascara
Ardell Demi Wispies lashes
Pretty by Flormar Ultimate Dipliner, Black

TIGI luxe lipgloss, superstar

blue gold eye makeup

A two hour masterpiece

Whenever I’m doing a makeup tutorial, it also takes time. 1,5-2 hours. I need to be extra careful with my application and I need to take photos in between. Good photos, might I add. It’s a process! Which is why I’m happy you like those tutorials. There’s so much work that goes into them. Not to talk about what happens on the computer afterwards.

Now keep in mind, I love makeup. It’s like painting. It’s where I get to be creative and try new things. It’s where I get to look into the mirror, highlight those beautiful cheekbones and say to myself: you’re looking fine. It’s my place. I like to start my day from there. Get inspired.

Usually. Because another thing I want to note is that I don’t do my makeup every day. I would say there are anywhere between 2-4 days in a week when I don’t wear makeup at all. I work from home so if I don’t have anywhere to go, I might lack motivation to do my makeup. Which is also why I like to take my time when I do decide to wear makeup.

At this point I’m just defending myself, but I can do a half hour or one hour makeup looks on clients and have done lots of those. One hour is enough for an evening look or even for a wedding makeup. But somehow when it comes to my own face – well, I need my peace.

Last, but not least. I would like to learn to do quick makeup sessions. Like thirty minutes, maybe? But I’m one of those no-in-between girls. It’s either no makeup or full-glam. During summer I did do a bit of those quick makeup looks, but it’s a struggle, as weird as it sounds! I also like quick makeup looks and tips (I’ve lost all my credibility at this point…), so maybe I will start working on that. I’ll put a timer and do as much as I can in that time.

Now, I’m very much interested to hear your answers to this:

How long does it take for you to do your makeup?

(I honestly have no clue.)

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