Saturday, February 11, 2012

Demure Valentine Look with ELF

Uh oh!  It appears I've been absent for awhile.  Sorry about the disappearance, I can't really seem to recall what I've been doing between my last post and now.  Alien abduction?  Hehe.  Anyways, since V Day is coming up soon, I just thought I'd throw out a tutorial.  YAWN!  I know, how original is that, right?  I'm sure every makeup blogger has generated at least a couple of these in the last week.  I don't know if I really have anything unique to add to the pot, but I can at least tell you that what I'm about to show you is pretty easy.  This is what I came up with:

I know I've been splurging on high-end makeup brands like Urban Decay as well as pricier drugstore brands like Maybelline.  My ELF palette has been neglected, so I've decided to give it a little more attention today. (though I DO use my elf brushes, blush, and gloss on a daily basis)  I'll show you how I used soft pinks to create a natural, romantic look.

Starting with my eyes, I'm going to use three colors from my ELF Endless Eyes palette:

I chose soft, shimmery tones of pink, latte, and chocolate.

I begin by priming my eyelids:

Next, I apply the shimmery pink to the inner half of my eyelid:

Then I apply the shimmery chocolate to the lower outer corner of my upper eyelid:

The shimmery latte shade goes above the chocolate color on the upper corner of my upper eyelid:

To soften the edges, I blend the colors toward the brow bone with a brush:

Using a brown eyeliner pencil, I line my lower lash line:

Then I layer the shimmery chocolate shadow over the brown eyeliner:

I apply black cream eyeliner to my top and bottom lash lines:

And I curl lashes and apply mascara to finish:

To complete my entire look, I brush ELF Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion to my cheeks:

And apply ELF Essential Liquid Lipstick in Perfect Pink to my lips:

And there you have it!  Fresh and pretty Valentine's Day makeup without looking like you tried too hard.  It's a relatively wearable look anywhere, heck, I just went to work like this and got a ton of compliments on the eye shadow. :D

Hope some of you found this helpful and have fun experimenting with your Valentine's Day looks, even if you don't really care for Valentine's Day.  Honestly, any holiday, real or made-up, is a good excuse to try something different and new!



  1. I love this look! It's so soft and feminine. Definitely going to try it out!

    1. It's not one of my wilder looks, but it works! :D

  2. I really like it! I love how you use two colors for the outer half of your eyelids. It's so insanely smart and I'll give it a go soon! Thanks Cat!

    1. Thanks Sunny! Haha, I just figured out this technique not too long ago myself. It makes blending and creating gradient a lot easier! :D