Valentine’s day is a special day for many couples. This is my second Valentine’s day as a married woman with my husband and my first as a head covering woman. I wanted to create a soft, romantic look with my hair covered with a more dramatic wrap. This is what I came up with.
In order to achieve this look you will need a few items. First a primer of your choice. A fluffy brush, brushes for your foundation, contour, highlight and blush. IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination Powder (or the foundation of your choosing), IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Completion Perfection Face Pallet (Note: you can use any bronzer/contour, highlighter and finishing powder but in order to really achieve a similar look you will need the Je Ne Sais Quoi blush or a comparable light yet bright pink color), mascara, Almay eyeliner in Raisin Quartz, a purple eye shadow of your choosing, IT Cosmetics Pretty in Amber eye shadow trio (or bronze, shimmery brown and a dark reddish brown and cream color for a highlight) Bare Minerals Peach blush (or any peach blush), Burt’s Bees Sunset Cruise and Scarlet Soaked lipsticks, Bare Minerals Peach lip gloss.
Now, let’s begin. First you will apply your foundation, any consealer, contour, blush and highlight as you normally would. Now here is where things get interesting.
Use your Je Ne Sais Quoi blush (or your pink blush) and put it all over your eyelid, right up to the eyebrows. I did this step while I was applying my blush as usual, just don’t be too heavy handed with it.
Now, take the medium bronze, golden shade in the trio (or your comparable shade) and apply it in your crease with your fluffy brush using windshield wiper motions. Make sure you pull this color up close to eyebrows.
Then take the darker brown and darken up just inside the crease to give the eyes some greater dimension.
Take your purple eyeshadow and darken up the outer corner of your crease and eyelid. Smudge this color along the lower lid as well. Wing this color out a bit but make sure you are blending everything so you do not have any harsh lines. Remember, this is a soft look.
Now, take your peach blush on your finger and brush it across the rest of your eyelid. While you are using the peach blush, blend it in with the blush already on your cheeks as well.
Now use the lightest color in the eye shadow trio and highlight the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. Line your eyes and use mascara and the eyes are done.
Now onto the lips. First apply the lighter shade of Sunset Cruise. Then apply the darker shade of Scarlet Soaked on top. Make sure you press your lips together to really mix the two colors together. Finally, cover it with your peach lip gloss. The lip gloss will tone down the color. The lips should be the boldest part of this makeup look.
For my hair wrap I used the red Stellar and brown 2-in-1 scarves from the Wrapunzel Store at Wrapunzle.com and I created the “Lady M Wrap” with them. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to achieve this style: https://youtu.be/Vs1TjFXeqxQ. I used a headband in the front instead of the pin and I didn’t have any of the Dreamy Lace but I think these are both touches that would make the look even better if you want to add those details to it.
Above all have fun with this look and customize it to fit you. If you recreated this look, I would love to see your pictures in the comments section below. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Shalom!