Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial - Purple Cat Eye Look

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Catherina F. 0 Comments


It's almost that time of the year! You know, when chocolate gets expensive and single people want to run screaming and hide under their tables.
I jest, of course! 

Valentine's shouldn't be stressful at all, it should just be a day of socially accepted smooching!
So, I thought, why not give you some ideas to make things extra easy. This week I'll treat you to three posts for Valentine's.
 A beautiful makeup look, a delicious (easy) recipe and some tips on how to really make it as stress-free as possible!

I am starting with the makeup look.
As you may know - I am not one for 'standard' looks. I like colours, I think they should be worn more often without fear! I also don't like that Valentine's is all about pink...other colours can be just as romantic. 
Take this, for example - a gorgeous, sparkly, purple cat-eye that brings light to your face, is still 'romantic' with the slightest touch of whimsy.
And it doesn't make you look caked with makeup, which is always a plus in my book.

Let's dive straight into it!
You can see the whole sequence above, but as always I will break it down for you.

Starting with products you'll need - those that are still available are listed in parentheses:

-foundation/bb cream/bb cushion (used The Saem Eco Soul Spau BB Cushion)
-light setting powder (used Skin Food Buckwheat Loose Powder)
-Eye Primer (used Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer)
-light pink glittery eyeshadow (used Aritaum Shine Fix Eyes #24)
-light purple/lilac eyeshadow (used Missha Single Shadow MVL02)
-darker purple eyeshadow (used Missha Single Shadow SVL04)
-matte brown eyeshadow
-brown eyeliner (used Missha Sepia Ink Liner)
-mascara
-highlighter (used Innisfree Smark Makeup Blending Shimmer)
-purple lip tint/lipstick (used Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint PK002)
-brown lipstick (used Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge SB601


Let's start of with a clean, prepped face. In my case I applied a BB cushion and a light layer of setting powder.
I suggest using an eye primer - that way you don't have to worry about your makeup moving.


First of, apply the light pink shimmery shadow all over the lid, stopping about 2/3 outwards - leave the outer corners bare.


Apply the lilac shadow to the corners, also bringing it towards the center, blending up in the crease a little.


Apply matte light brown shadow to just the corners and the crease, and blend.
Don't saturate the colour, you're just looking to shade and warm up the look a little.


Apply the darker purple shade to the corners, tapering the ends towards the brows. Don't go more than 1/3 into the crease - this is not a very 'smoky' look.


The eyeliner - draw a sharp angled triangle, starting just before the center of your eye.


Perfect the shape and fill in. 
Apply a darker pink just under the eyeliner, extending onto the lower lash line.


Try to match the flicks as much as you can, but don't worry if they don't match 100%.


Apply a bit more of the lilac shade along the eyeliner.
Apply waterproof mascara - again, you don't want your makeup moving!
Use false eyelashes if you so desire, although I'm all for more 'natural' look.


With your eyes done, moving onto the face.
Apply blush, if needed (I don't), then apply highlighter along the top of your cheekbones, and just above the cupid's bow.


First option for lips - gradient.
Apply purple lip tint, or lipstick, on the inner part of the lips, slightly blending outwards, but not covering the lips fully.


Second option - full purple lips - apply the lip tint or lipstick to the rest of the lips.


Third option - brown lips. It's a more toned-down, elegant look.


The lip shade is more accurate in the photo than the previous one.
As you can see, this purple Valentine's makeup looks good with glasses too!


All you have to do is pick your preferred lip colour - purple is great for a more whimsical look, brown looks more chic.
You're good to go!

This look is very date-friendly, since it doesn't overtake your natural beauty, just really enhances it!

I would love to see if you try this! Comment bellow~

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                  Kathy

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