This year for Valentine’s give your look a loving statement with one of our featured makeup applications here at Denise Elliott BeautyCo! Whether its a night out with your significant other or a girls only adventure, keep it fresh with a touch of pink or red to enhance your natural beauty.
In this post we are featuring our 3 Valentine’s makeup looks using our favourite Glo Minerals lip crayons. Purchase any of these over the week of Valentine’s and receive a Glo mini lip gloss!
Look #1 “The Vixen”
This look includes everything you need to feel date night ready and drop dead gorgeous! Since this look incorporates a sultry smokey eye, its best to start the look here as you may get some fall out causing a racoon effect, not so hot once your complexion is perfected!
Eye Primer: Start Paul and Joe Primer #2 over the eyelid sweeping up to the brow bone. This will ensure the pigment and smoothness of all shadows.
Eye Shadow: Apply Stila Spirit Palette on the lower lid and into the crease to create depth.
Eyeliner: Using Black Amethyst Stila smudge stick, glide all along the lash line applying more product on the outer corners. Take a small blending brush and start shading the liner to create the smokey effect. Using the excess product on the brush glide along the bottom lash line. Finish off the eyes with a set of mink lashes or, build with volumizing mascara for a more natural look.
Complexion: Apply a primer all over first to have the foundation hold and look smooth. I used the Paul & Joe Primer and new Stila Aqua Glow foundation. Make sure to use an under eye concealer that matches the skin colour at your brow bone for a more natural highlight and to really make those smokey eyes pop!
Lips & Cheeks: To complete this look I used a soft pink blush (Paul & Joe #4) with my goto nude lip crayon in Chiffon from Glo Minerals.
Look #2 “The Sweetheart”
Don’t underestimate how good a bright lip can make you look and feel! For this look, the focus will definitely be at the lash line and the lips!
Eyes: Use the same eye coloured primer as mentioned above. Then, apply the Stila Soul palette shadow all across the lower lid blending into the crease. Finish the eyes with a bold black waterproof liner, gliding this all along the lash line extending slightly on the outer corners.
Complexion: Using the same as mentioned above!
Blush & Lips: Using Stila charming blush lightly sweeping at the apples of the cheeks back to the hairline. Last, using my favourite lip crayon from Glo Minerals in Bloom giving that beautiful raspberry pink colour to the lips!
Look #3 “The Bombshell”
If this look doesn’t scream sexy, i’m not sure what would! You’ll want your lips to be extra soft and plump for this look. With this dry cold spell here in Vancouver its crucial to give those lips a little TLC. Use an exfoliator to buff off dead skin and apply a hydrating lip mask immediately after for ultimate hydration.
Eyes: After applying the Paul and Joe eyelid primer, blend keepsake cream shadow stick from Glo Minerals on the lower lid and blend into the crease. Using the stay all day Stila liquid liner, glide from inner corner to outer corner of the eye extending for a “winged” effect. Stipple on more product along the outer edge to help create an elongated and lifted look to the eyes.
Complexion: Whether you prefer a glow to your skin or a matte finish, use the fitting primer all over. I used the Stila Aqua Glow foundation and set with a Glo Mineral Luxe Powder. Finish with under eye concealer and set with the same powder.
Blush & Lips: Apply a rosy pink blush on the apples of the cheek all the way back to the hairline. I’m still loving the Peony convertible cheek from Stila! Now that the lips are smooth and plump, glide the bold red glo minerals lip crayon making sure to frame every edge.
Photos by: Christine Pienaar