Friday, January 8th, 2010

Valentine’s Day Makeup: Soft Neutrals & Pink Lips

So, opposite of the last look, here’s a very soft look one could wear. I call it Valentine’s Day makeup, but you could really wear it any time. I think it’s quite appropriate for a variety of occasions! I wore this to school on Wednesday, which worked for me; I was able to wear *something* but not feel out of place or too young. (I’m probably one of the younger people in my program.)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. Using the 239, apply Silk Teddy eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Peach Fuzz eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Cocoa Puff eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Next, define the crease by applying Teddy Bear eyeshadow with the 226. Lightly tap and brush Silk Teddy eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Heaven eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Underground Liner on the lower lash line, and then sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Paradise blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Rush lipstick first, and then layer Pinup glossimer for a soft lip look.

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176 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Makeup: Soft Neutrals & Pink Lips

  1. Anitacska

    Very pretty! :)

  2. Diane

    What would be the MAC version of these eyeshadow colors?

  3. Lindsay

    This look Is absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to try it! I like the full picture of you too! I have to add that I just found this site last weekend and am totally addicted! Thanx so much for all your hard work!

  4. This is such a great look for you! Very fresh and sweet! Love it!

  5. Anna

    wow! thanks for another gorgeous look christine!
    i will definitely try that soon!!!

  6. MissTiss

    Love this! You are so beautiful.

    Maybe I missed this, but what are you studying?

  7. omo

    i swear down,neutrals fit you the most

  8. Sarah M

    You look so beautiful. I don’t feel like I even need to compliment the makeup because it just looks like you are naturally glowing! With this makeup you could be my valentine any day. Lol. :-)

  9. I love this look! It’s a shame too faced isn’t available in my country and my parents don’t let me order online… Do you maybe have some suggestions to which MAC e/s I might use instead? =)

  10. Aire

    I love this look,simple but glam!!
    So pretty!

  11. Kell

    Very pretty! Very flattering on you.

  12. Make-up7*

    I love this natural look! I have to try it out! Thanks!!!

  13. Saira

    I love this look – you look so fresh and pretty! I really like how you have been posting lots of looks recently – it gives me lots of inspiration!

  14. Rae

    Aww, you look so cute, Christine! Love this.

  15. I like this look, neutral, but certainly not boring. I definitely could see myself wearing this!

    Good job on this one, I like it a lot.

  16. Sally

    This is a gorgeous look, and you’re wearing my favorite Chanel glossimer, EVER!

  17. Myra

    This is a gorgeous look Christine! Its soft and romantic.. I am going to try this out! Love the color of the sweater too

  18. SusyLovesMac

    Beautiful as always, such a pretty lip combo that matches your sweater πŸ˜‰

  19. Chiara

    Simple, but very pretty look!

  20. kpenn09

    I LOVE this on you, Christine! You look so great!

  21. Alexis

    Happy Friday, Christine!

    so pretty…

    How ironic that I did a version of this myself. But I used Bare Study pp, arena e/s on lid, soba on crease, mulled cider on outer V, teddy on lower lash line (smudged) and lots of black plush lash mascara. i did a light hand application of All’s Good blush and plum liner and resort life lip gelee on top.

    I am really liking your lip combo – is that a limited Chanel gloss? I know it’s Spring when all I want to wear are pink and frosted neutral glosses.

  22. Summer

    now this is pretty.

  23. phuong k

    very beautiful. the natural look suites you well!

  24. Shanna

    i’m so in love with this look!

  25. Joanne

    I love this neutral look! You look so innocent. :)

  26. evangelia

    i love this eye look christine! thanks for using the too faced duos…i had requested that a few days ago and i really appreciate it :)

  27. Sarah

    I noticed you use the Kiehl’s tinted moisturizer in this look as well as a bunch of others. Do you like the product? Does it provide good coverage / does it go on looking foundation-y? I am a tinted moisturizer fan because I hate the look of foundation and I’m about to run out of my Laura Mercier one, so I’d be open to trying another..

    • I do like it! I like it more in the winter (because it’s more moisturizing) than in summer, but it gives me good coverage and looks very natural! :)

  28. Andrea

    This is so pretty!! I like that you’ve done a bright Valentine’s Day look and this neutral one too!

  29. Sara

    You look BEAUTIFUL doll! Healthy glowing princess- love it! ♥

  30. Guriya Nazar

    totally wearable…and beautiful

  31. Noelle

    This is so pretty and soft Christine! My boyfriend loves the natural look, and this is perfect for every day as well.

  32. shay

    love the total look… btw wheres ur shirt/sweater from???

  33. Roxanne

    This look is really classy, I have no other word for it :) A soft, diffused, girly look. Loving the combo with the sweater and headband(?)!

  34. vera

    this look is so pretty! So are you! I just found your site and i’m addicted already!
    Could this look also be made with the 88 shimmer palette?

  35. amy

    that looks very pretty and fresh.

  36. lisa

    Love this look!

  37. Sasha

    this is really pretty christine :) it looks really nice on you! do you know where i can find the kiehl’s tinted moisturizer in canada?

  38. imamakeupaddict

    I love this soft look on you! I just purchased UD Underground because of you ^_^

  39. NY

    I love how your eye color is like a tortoise-shell – so pretty and unique! And every single lipstick looks so great on you. Thanks for all the ideas – this one is very minimal yet it still adds polish and depth. Very nice.

  40. Bits

    I love this look on you! Can you recommend a Mac dupe for the Smashbox blush? Thanks Christine!

  41. This look is so lovely and wearable daily! :)
    Could you pleas tell me which camera do you use to take your photos? They are also great! :)

  42. Chrissy

    I love how soft and pretty this look is!

  43. Lori

    Gorgeous Christine!!!!

  44. Em

    wow! I absolutely love this! I can’t wait to try it myself. One of my favorites from you =)

  45. Crystal

    I love this look! It’s super simple but pretty. I adore how there’s a hint of shimmer to make your eyes sparkle! The gold shimmer in the lips is super pretty too! :)

  46. LRW

    yes ma’ rock those neutrals:)

  47. Nancy

    I love this look on you, Christine!! Very pretty!!

  48. Tami

    I will be definitely trying this look out. Great look as usual Christine:)

  49. Sandoz

    I love this look! You look so fresh & your skin absolutely glows. Have you ever done a post on what your skincare routine is?

  50. Love this makeup, but it really not for Valentine, but it is excellent to wear it for going to work or an interview.

    • Really? I think this is a really good look to wear, because a lot of men (at least based on surveys and my own experience) prefer very natural, subtle makeup!

  51. Anastasia

    Gorgeous :)

  52. Vicky

    This looks is SO pretty on you!!

  53. Nicole

    What a beautiful look, Christine. And the perfect name, because I would wear this look with cooler MAC shadows (like Vanilla, Shroom, Mystery and maybe Patina or Satin Taupe) on a first date.

  54. Kelly

    I LOVE that look on you – so feminine!

  55. I really love how many soft and neutral looks you have been doing lately! Another beautiful one :)

  56. julianna

    so pretty!! que bonito! πŸ˜€

  57. Miko

    This is a really good look for you! It’s really pretty and subtle. I’m gonna try it for sure.

  58. April

    Pretty look! I’m a new follower to this blog, and it’s very informative and exciting to read. Quick question, for someone who is starting to build thier collection up with neutrals, do you recommend this palette, or would you recommend purchasing mac e/s that are similar to this? I just have one palette from two faced, and only two e/s from mac, so I really have no idea which company has better pigmentation and blending with their e/s. Much Appreciated, and Thanks. :)

    • Hey April,

      I don’t think you could go wrong either way. You could just as easily buy MAC shadows or use Too Faced — MAC shadows aren’t as soft as Too Faced, but they can be just as pigmented. If you want MAC dupes, I recommend: Retrospeck, Bisque, Cork, Espresso.

  59. suheda

    Christine, you look so fresh, youthfull and beautifull!!

    I love this look very much!!

    You should wear this often…

  60. This is such a beautiful flattering glowy look on you! I especially love the cheek/lip combo with your sweater – absolutely perfect! πŸ˜€

  61. Again, loving the neutral looks on you πŸ˜‰

  62. Love the look, keep up the good work

  63. Julianne

    Very pretty! This looks great on you :)

  64. Amalthea

    Great look!! 1st time poster, long time reader here! Could NARS orgasm be used as a sub for the cheeks & lips?
    I have similar colors in Bare Escentuals for the eyes, but I was wondering about the blush & gloss? Thanks & keep up the wonderful work!!

  65. Justine

    first of all, i agree with everyone about how great a neutrals look on you.

    second of all, and unrelated to makeup, you have some beautiful eyes! the color of your eye in those first couple pictures looks amazing!

  66. Wow Wow Wow! It must be such hard work replying to all these compliments hehehe πŸ˜› you’re an inspiration daily!

    I would be SO lost without this website I tell you!

  67. Shannon

    I heart that lip gloss! So subtly sparkly without going overboard – am going to purchase ASAP! Great posting, thanks for all the pics. I’m going to try out this look using my fave eye shadow called Iced Apricot by Mattify Cosmetics. It’s a beautiful light peach with a frosty tone that would look great layered under the Too Faced Silk Teddy shadow.

  68. This has to be one of my favorite looks on you!!!! I will bookmark this to try it someday (maybe v day!)


  69. Melinda

    This is a gorgeous very sexy look I really love it it can be used on a daily basis as well so romantic oxox Melinda

  70. Sarah H.

    what do you suggest for the lips by MAC?

  71. Hilana

    You just look beautiful with everything you wear. Honestly. I am very pale with light blue eyes and blonde hair, and I so easily feel “over made-up”. I sometimes think it’s much easier to wear make up when you are dark with dark eyes. Everything just goes! :)

    • Aww!

      I think sometimes it’s just confidence, too. Because there are times I feel like I’m wearing a lot, but then people like it, sooo! Maybe I’m not too made up :)

      Thank you!

  72. Madalina

    this has got to be one of the most gorgeous look on u!!Loving the cheeks and lips!

  73. Andrea

    Lovely love this Neutral look,i will tray it soon.

  74. sable

    I love this look, Christine! You are GLOWING!

  75. Erica

    OMG! You look fabulous w/ this makeup. I β™₯ it! I think I will try to dupe this for dinner and movie tonight w/ my bf. We’re going to see “Just Go With It” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  76. Mari

    WOW!!! You look stunning! Your skin looks amazing too =)

  77. All of the V-Day looks you’ve posted are so pretty! The one with the red Chanel lipstick is my definite favorite. I have a question: Is there a reason why you don’t line your upper lashline? It is personal preference or are you sensitive to liner there? Sorry – I’m just curious! :)

    • Hi Kerry,

      It causes me severe irritation -sometimes my entire lid will swell shut if it’s really bad, and it’s the result of just anything really touching the area between my upper lashes, not necessarily the product itself (have tried 30+ products).

  78. Ashley D.

    So pretty!!

  79. Amanda

    this is a great everyday look on you Christine

  80. From the 5 Valentine’s Day Makeup, I’m loving this one and the Peach and Plum :)
    I know you wrote N/A to the substitutes, but it would be so hard for me to get that lip combo here in my country. Do you know any MAC close dupe for them? :) thank you Christine

  81. emily

    I love the liner!! Will so pick it up.