Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Celebration of Love

Valentine’s Day specials

Valentine ’s Day symbolizes different forms of love and I’m here to show you different forms of makeup that could make you look picture perfect with your lover.
Red the colour of love (and of course the devil) is a truly amazing color. It has been a fav on the lips and cheeks and now-a-days due to the courtesy of MAC cosmetics, on eyes as well. Yes, MAC makes one of the most amazing and rarely found red eyeshadows and do pick them up from their Antiquitease collection, the shadow named Mi’Lady.

The look that I’m writing would suit all skin colors but the key to perfection would be “blending”.

The Valentine’s Day look this Feb 2008 is all about showing skin from within. The makeup trend is all about glowing super natural skin that knows to breathe.
We would be needing the following products to complete the look.
- Shiseido the makeup Dual foundation
- Max Factor Miracle touch foundation which doubles up as a light textured concealer
- Smash box cosmetics Soft lights in Tint
- Shiseido the makeup accentuating stick in S4 and S3
- MAC paint pot in Barely there
- MAC Antiquitease mineralize eyeshadow in Engaging and Family Silver
- Lancôme fatale mascara
- Lancôme juicy tubes in Fraise, Marshmallow Electro and Vanilla Soul

Go for minimalist look letting the skin see through. Over a well moisturized and primed face dot on a foundation that gives you the most flattering semi-matte finish. Apply with a sponge or a foundation brush and then blend into the skin with clean fingers. We do not want to use a lot of powder as it would hamper in the purpose of getting the dewy effect.
Max factor’s miracle touch foundation is an amazing compact foundation with a fluid texture. It provides enough coverage to use as a concealer without being heavy or cakey. Its water-base helps better blending and makes flawlessness appear easy. With a concealer brush dab on some foundation in the areas where needed and blend. Miracle touch gives enough coverage to hide blemishes and under eye circles. Since it dries into a powdery finish the trouble of using powder is saved.

A glowing healthy complexion demands a flush of color with light reflecting hither thither. I like to use the S4 accentuating stick in rouge flush over the cheek bones. Take a small amount on your fingers and blend till it appears as a flush of color. This blush glides easily and does not look greasy at all. The S3 accentuating stick is a glistening nude pearl that reflects light leaving behind a luminous complexion. Apply over the cheek apples and make it in form of a crescent on the sides of the eyes. This gives the overall look an angelic appearance. Dusting a wee bit of Smashbox’s soft lights in Tint helps some light catching. This satiny powder makes skin appear luminous from within. A fantastic innovation again. Dust the soft light using a powder brush all over the cheek area to create harmony between the two previously used crème blush shades.

The focus of the overall look isn’t only the eyes? It’s a lovely balance between all the strong elements of the face.
Use a MAC paint pot as a base and begin applying the silver with golden veining eyeshadow from MAC’s Family Silver with a small eyeshadow brush. I love the small e/s brush from Shiseido as it helps blending the product in the skin as well. Use the mid-tone silver in the duo on the outer corners, into the crease and smoke it up on the lower lid.
Apply the pink-beige eyeshadow from Engaging to highlight the brow bone. A little bit of the highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes open them up. No liner needed as we want a soft look without drama. Two coats of Lancôme fatale mascara complete the look delivering the most luscious and long lashes a girl would ever dream of.

Mix in the three juicy tube glosses from Lancôme in equal proportions to have a long lasting glittery-shimmery finish. I have purposely not used a lipstick as the look is more towards romanticism.

And voila! You are ready to party or go on the most memorable romantic date.



  1. Hi Neeraj
    I love your blog.
    I see so much similarity in us.
    I shall keep visiting you and see your fantastic work.
    all the best

  2. Thanks a lot Maya..
    I'm sure u'll love to read more from my blog and grab a few tips..


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