Date night makeup tutorial x 3

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Date night makeup can and should be anything that makes you feel sexy and good. I think a full glam look with a smokey eye is an awesome choice for a date, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I wanted to challenge myself a bit when it comes to my typical date look, so I created three date looks that have a bit of pink or red in them. You know, with Valentine’s Day around the corner and all that.

 

Date night makeup looks

From dark plum to soft pink, here are my date looks with tutorials!

Tip: when you want the colors to really compliment you, choose either warm or cool tones depending on your undertone. Cool tones for cool undertones and warmer tones for warm undertones. You can also pair cool and warm colors together to balance the look a bit. I, for example, tend to look better in warm tones, so I tried adding warmth to all the looks. That said, some of the cool colors still clash with my warm hair and skin a bit. But I just really wanted to focus on some cool colors for a change, because they can look amazing especially if you have cooler blonde hair or more of a neutral skin tone. And in a way, this is a personal preference. If you think a certain color looks good on you (cool or warm), go ahead and wear that.

Plum lips with pink glitter eye makeup

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pink eye makeup plum lips

Products
IsaDora Active All Day Wear Lipstick, Sweet Plum
Colourpop Bitti Palette
*Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.1 Complete Brush Set
*Coastal Scents flat brush

Pink glitter eye makeup tutorial

pink glitter eye makeup tutorial

Bright pink lips with minimal eye makeup

bright pink lips makeup

pink lips date makeup

This pink lipstick from Too Faced is super bright and super beautiful. Perfect for a little power lip moment!

Here is an older look, where  I wore the lipstick with a super warm eye look and a white top. I think it looks even better here.

Products:
Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette
Ecotools flat brush
*Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.1 Complete Brush Set
Too Faced Melted Matte It’s Happening

*Rellery Pearl threader earrings

Simple eye makeup tutorial

simple eye makeup tutorial

This eye look is as simple as it gets. I used just shimmer colors all over the eye. The darkest color goes in the outer corner and lightest color in the inner corner. Waterproof mascara holds the curl and finishes the look. All done!

 

Soft natural makeup

soft makeup for a date

soft date makeup

Okay now we’re really at my comfort zone. I just really love soft, natural looks like this one. Plus I love glossy lips! Another big thing about this look is the glow. I used my favorite liquid highlight on the cheekbones to really make them pop and glow from within.

Products:
IsaDora Single Power Eyeshadows in Mocha Bisque, Pink Sand & Glossy Diamonds
*Zoeva 230,225 & 237 brushes
*Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.1 Complete Brush Set includes them all
IsaDora Hydrating Lip Oil, Soft Pink
*Bareminerals BarePro Glow, Joy

*Rellery Pearl choker

soft eye makeup tutorial

For this eye look I also have a video tutorial – check out this Reel on my Instagram to see it in action!

soft makeup for a date

Any plans for Valentine’s Day? What look is your favorite?¬†

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!

makeup revolution palette tutorial

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.

 

valentines day makeup idea

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?

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