Is it bad that Steve and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day? We've never been into it and don't really do much such as a dinner out or give each other anything sans for some chocolate maybe. I guess we're just not the romantic types! That doesn't stop me from getting into the festivities, such as with this smokey eye and pretty glow look using a mix of drugstore and prestige makeup. Sultry dark bronzed eyes are paired with a matte nude red lip. Ready to get this sultry look? Keep reading>>
For the eyes, I start by applying a dark brown (right end shade) eye shadow to my crease, blending up and towards the inner portion. I then take a darker brown (left end shade) and blend into the outer-v area to deepen the look. Next, I blend a bronze shade (4th from left) onto my lid. To deepen, wet brush and then apply to lid. I then lightly blended a smidge of beige above my crease going into my brow bone and then apply a light highlight shade to my brow bone. Finally, apply the darkest brown to the lower lash line and blend/smudge with brush.
Apply gel eye liner to upper lash line and softly smudge before it sets. Line upper and lower waterline with liner. Finish by applying a couple coats of mascara.
After applying base (foundation, concealer and powder to set), use Kevyn Aucoin Neo Highlight as bronzer, using the darker shade to slightly contour hollows of cheeks, and dusting around temples and jawline. After applying a copper-red blush to the apples of the cheeks, using the Neo Powder Brush, apply the gorgeous Kevyn Aucoin Neo Limelight to highlight cheekbones (I use a swipe mixing the palette), bringing highlight up around eyes and dusting a bit on the tips of the nose, cupids bow and to brow bone (I use the lightest portion of the palette).
To finish the look, line lips and then apply a reddish-nude matte liquid lip. I think that bright reds make my lips look super tiny and find that more brown/burnt reds look more flattering on my smaller lips. Spritz face with setting spray to set and you're good to go!
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