Three Fresh Makeup Looks To Try For Valentines Day


Makeup Rosy Cheek

 To create that glowy healthy effect, use a cream blush like Stila's Convertible Color in Rose and apply a couple of thin layers to the apples of the cheeks to build up the color gradually. This is the time to be a little more bold with application, but keep in mind that blending is key!  You want to look like you've just come in from the cold, not like a clown.  Use the same cream blush and dab a light layer on the lips to pull the look together. For this look you can skip the eye shadow or sweep a quick wash of soft colored satin or shimmer shadow across the lid.  So simple and so pretty!



 Before applying the blush and eyes, start with your show stopping lip. Skip the time consuming liner and apply, to smooth and lightly moisturized lips, a dramatic color straight from the bullet or by pressing the color in with your finger tip. Its a lot quicker and a more organic natural effect is achieved while still packing a punch with the color.  For longer lasting color, use a matte lipstick like Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red or Rimmel's Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in shade 107 .
   Once the color is on the lip you can better judge how much blush to apply without overpowering and taking the focus off the lip.  To truly make the lip stand out, skip the eye shadow, apply a coat (or two if you prefer) of mascara and you're done!


Olivia Palermo

The key to this super fast eye look is to use one sultry or jewel toned color like Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Snake Bite or Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Matte #844 Burgundy from upper lash line to just below the eye socket crease taking care to pack most of the color near the lash line and really blending the color in an almost gradient effect up and into the crease of the eye.  You don't have to be too precise with the color because you want it to look smokey and sultry.  Use the same color and smudge it under your bottom lash line making sure you connect the bottom smudge to the color on the outer corner of the eye lid. Follow with a couple of layers of mascara to make the lashes stand out against the darker eye color.
   Softly sweep a bronzer or warmer toned blush across the cheeks to warm up your face while keeping the eyes the center of attention.  Finish with a quick swipe of a neutral colored or clear gloss on the lip and its time to party!

Contributed by the lovely makeup artist Mariah Jones with Beauty and the Beach.

Valentines Day Makeup

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BEFORE: APRIL 25, 2015 BARE FACED (Sans Eye Lashes and gloss) NO FILTERS. NO RETOUCHING.  Don't mind the unflattering angle and ridiculous bobbi pin used to hold my bangs for photo. 

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Current Progress: July 15, 2015 - BARE FACED, except for sunscreen giving me that tad pinkish white look.  NO FILTERS. NO RETOUCHING. You can see that the Melasma is gone and my skin is smoother and stronger.  Usually in the midsummer my face is marked with tons of melasma and is dry.  So grateful that this is not the case anymore. 

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I cannot wait to show you all the final results. Dr. Kosins has said that I will see a full skin transformation at 6 months.  My regimen has been intense, as I do use 5 products in the am and 6 in the evening, but the results are so worth it.  After the 6 months he will place me on  a maintenance program that will allow me to maintain the results I just worked to achieve.  

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