It's the time of year again, Valentine's Day<3
I love Valentine's~ It's a fun day where I can make lovely things for those I care about and also wear a sickening amount of pink and no one bat's an eyelash.
So I thought it would be fun to a romantic trendy look for Valentine's, inspired by the recent Larme 008 magazine that came out.
For the eyes I used the Naked 3 palette~
Then apply a matte light pink eye shadow on your eyelid and up slightly past your eye's natural crease. I used 'Strange' mixed with 'Limit'.
Into the outer crease I buffed a light pink shimmer to diffuse the matte shadow. For me, that was 'Burnout'.
With the same angled brush, I then started packing a darker mink colour, 'Liar' and 'Factory', along the lash line.
Then, using a white pencil, I line the inner corner, also, ending where my iris is.
Using a smaller brush, I tap some matte white, like 'Strange', over the white pencil.
With my ring finger of my non dominant hand, I tapped some light pink glitter in the space right under my pupil, and in the space between the light and dark eye shadow.
As a final step to making the under eye look a bit heavier, and using a blending brush, I buff a bit of my pink shimmer under my dark mink eye shadow. That will give more volume and size to my eye and also make the darker shadow softer.
Instead of tight lining my top lash line with black, like I usually do, I line it with a brown pencil, to keep the top portion feeling lighter than the lower portion.
Since I use false lashes, my winged liner is quite long. If you don't use falsies, I would recommend keeping the liner at a bit shorter, maybe only extending .3-1mm past your lash line.
If you wish, you can also define your under eye pouch with an angled brush and taupe shadow.
If you chose, add false lashes<3 As always, since I do a gyaru look, I put on a dolly top lash, Jewerish #2 lashes, and for bottom, Dollywink #5, so not to completely over power my eyes.
I finished up with a rosy pink blush, swept high on top of my cheek and apple of my cheek. I used Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in ' #7 Rose Sugar Macaron'.
Then a glide of light pink lipstick like my Etude House lipstick from the Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips collection, in the colour PPK001.
A romantic makeup look with a bottom heavy smokey eye.
Now for hair!
The three styles I've tried on all incorporate ribbon, so it created a romantic feminine feel with an effortless appeal.
I repurposed ribbons that came with packaging and gifts I received from others. If you buy your ribbon and cut it to size, it's helpful to run some hot glue down the edge so the fabric doesn't fray and you can use the ribbon without worry, multiple times.
For more volume to the braid, take hair past your hair part to include into the braided section.
I then took messy pieces and started fishtail braiding my hair~
This was my first time trying to do a fishtail braid and it was REALLY easy! Easier than a normal braid<3
I used this tutorial to help me.
Then, using a small hair elastic I tied the end of the braid.
After the braid is secure, I started pulling sections of the braid to make the braid fuller and look a bit messier, which adds to the effortless feeling it evokes.
To top it off, I tied a small ribbon to over the elastic.
Then, I curled the bottom half of my hair in alternating directions with a curling wand and hand combed the curls.
Then, take the tail and bring it up and through, behind the elastic, threading it through the hair, tucking it under.
Then take the following 1/3 of hair and repeat the above process.
If you have long hair, then do a third pony tail lower on your hair and tuck it through like the aforementioned steps.
Finish it off by tying a bow on the first and last tailed sections.
Using 3-4 inches of hair in a rectangle area, put your hair in a side pony with a bit of room.
Take the pony, and bring it up over the rubber band, pull it through so it gives the tucked look to it.
Finish off by tying a ribbon to where the exposed rubber band is.
I then curled the bottom half of my hair with my curling wand and brushed it out with a paddle brush.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorials and have a beautiful Valentine's day, whether you spend it celebrating yourself, with a partner, with friends or with family!