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Valentine’s Day Makeup: Pinks & Purples

Valentine’s Day Makeup:  Pinks & Purples

I’m just popping in to share with you this quick pink look I was playing around with this morning before I took a shower.  (Yes, I totally will put on a full face of makeup, only to wash it all off right after!)   Sorry if it’s felt like I’ve been a bit MIA this weekend… really trying to put in the full energy and effort to study for my midterms, which has always been a challenge ever since I’ve really started to get into the blog.  ‘Cause trust me, I’d so much rather be writing or preparing posts for you all than reading about bonds and utility theory!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply the light purple pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Da Bling eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Bruised Plum eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Lala eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Black Tulip eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Da Bling eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lust eyeliner on the lower lash line and sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

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

For lips, apply Victorian lipstick first, and then layer Hush, Hush Rose lipglass for a complementing lip.

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christine, just a general request because I can look them up but can you try to list brush type with # for the non-MAC users if you have the extra minute? <3

So springy and pretty! I definitely want to recreate the eyes! I don’t know if I can pull off Victorian lipstick though!

I have a midterm coming up, and let’s just say that my attempts to study this weekend have been complete failures!! Haha.

I love this look!!! You look gorgeous!! The Bruised Plum and the Black Tulip are they part of the new Quad? If so I’m gonna have to take a second look at it! Your make up looks fresh and natural with a pop of color. LOL ( that’s the only way I know how to describe it)

GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors and the lip combo is to die for! And you are such an inspiration to be able to walk away from the makeup and do homework! I wish I had your strength of will! I’m an animation major, so most of my work is drawing, but I have this senior paper due in 2 days and all I can think about is OTHER things to do besides that! EUGH! I hate papers!!! Lend me some of that determination, will yah? LOL!

How do you manage to do such a perfect lower lash line ? I mean it’s so clean and perfect.

Please do a video just about this 😉 I’m always amazed by your technique for that.

I have some YouTube videos that show me lining the lower lash line, so you can check out those for reference 🙂 A reader commented that I line over my lashes, rather than under them.

No, I don’t! I just use whatever facial moisturizer all over my face, including my lids, but that’s typically many hours before I get around to applying makeup 🙂

Very soft and pretty and I am loving Victorian lipstick. I am going to be good and limit myself to spend only $50 for this collection! It is just all the pink lipsticks and glosses distracting me because I have soft spot for them. I am getting the pink/purple crush pigments for sure.

Christine, do you think you’d ever consider doing the blogging thing as a full-time career instead of going into law? I was just wondering because you’re really good at it and it seems to make you so happy, which is important. Of course, law has that stability factor. I bet you’re one of the lucky hardworking ones who never gets tired and will always be able juggle both! I hope so b/c I’d die if this blog disappeared!

Potentially, but it really just depends on what happens 18 months from now… so much time between now and then. Blogging is definitely one of those unstable paths, so we’ll have to see how things work out 🙂

OMG. As always, you look so PRETTY!! I am soooo getting victorian and Azalea blossom. Now you make me want to buy Hush Hush Rose which was not on my list!

Is the blush you’re using Azalea Blossom or Ripe Peach? Because the directions box says Ripe Peach while products guide lists Azalea Blossom.

By the way, I’m really loving your lip combo, Christine!

i am so in love with Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre. I was able to get at the launch party. Not only is it a really pretty color, but it is huge! BTW, i really like this look on you. It’s so pretty

Thanks, Audrey! LOL, well, it should be, considering it was $23.50 a pop instead of $18.50 (but it does seem like way more, so yay).

HELLO CHRISTINE
u r looking awsome in this really wonder how u manage to do all this …. hats off to u

m so sorry u told me to buy the ripe peach bluch but i ordered this one
couldnt resist this
pls tell me will it look good on me or not ???
how abt the same gloss will it suit me or not???
do reply

Thank you, Rashmi!

I think you can rock it, but try to pair it with warmer shades so it doesn’t look too cool on you 🙂

The gloss would be nice, but probably not a must have!

I LOVE IT. Ahh!
I’m with you on applying makeup just to remove it…in fact, that’s all I ever do. I put on a bunch of makeup, take pictures, remove it as best as I can, and fall asleep. I’m a night owl! xD

I’m sooo going to try this – even if it means buying all those products. I love a purple eye look. I just hope I can get it right with my eye shape.

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