Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dark Valentine

This is a dark and dramatic take on Valentine's Day makeup that would be perfect with a slinky black dress. It kind of reminds me of a sexy vampire that has an intense sense of style. I kept the lips fairly nude as not to compete with the eyes, but if you like taking risks, feel free to pair it with a deep red shade instead. Would any of you be daring enough to wear this look out?

1. Prime the eyes to ensure vibrant, long-lasting crease proof shadow application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Blend a matte medium brown shade into the crease to create a framework for the rest of the colors.
3. Blend a matte burgundy shadow over the brown to add depth and color.
4. Pat a bright red shade onto the first half of the eyelid and softly blend it into the other colors. Red eyeshadow is really hard to find, so feel free to use a red blush.
5. Deepen the outer corner by softly blending in some dark burgundy and a little bit of black shadow.
6. Line the eyes with a black pencil and smudge it out until it looks soft and smokey. Add mascara and false lashes if you wish, I didn't use any lashes for this look because I wanted the shadow to really stand out.
7. Highlight the browbone with a matte off-white color to lift the eyes and separate some of the darkness. 
8. Line the waterline with a black pencil and smudge out the bottom lashline with some red and black eyeshadow.
9. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Ash'.

Primer: Becca Resurfacing Primer
Foundation: Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in 'Ethereal'
Blush: Nars darkest color in Guy Bourdin Palette topped with Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in 'Rose Gold'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector in 'Opal'

Lipliner: Palladio Retractable Lipliner in 'Raisin'
Lipstick: Mac 'Modesty'