Confession: I’m terribly boring when it comes to makeup. I prefer sticking to neutral shades and safe colors, which is why the Naked Palette is a 2015 favorite. But color doesn’t have to be scary or bright, and for this Valentine’s Day I want to share my look inspired by the soft rosy shades of my Naked3 palette and Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy Lips.
To keep the look soft and natural, I’m using a BB cream mixed with a little bit of the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pink Transformer. My favorite is the Klairs Illuminating Supple BB Cream, and it works flawlessly with my HG Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer (read review here).
The Urban Decay Naked3 has a beautiful collection of pink/rose gold shades that are perfect for creating the soft romantic look. Here are the shades I used:
- Burnout all over my lid as a base
- Nooner + Factory from my lashes to the crease area to create depth
- Darkside in the outer corners of my eye to add definition
- Dust in the in corners and on the aegyo sal/eye puffs for a youthful look
To keep the look soft I opted for my brown Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner (another 2015 favorite). This eyeliner also works well for tightlining, which can give your eyes definition without looking too harsh.
For my lashes I used the NYX Doll Eye Volume Mascara. It gives me volume and length without any clumping and is easy to remove.
Cheeks & Lips
For some subtle color, I chose the Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 202 Naughty, which is a pale baby pink with a hint of shimmer. I then finish up with a swipe of the Cle de Peu Luminizing Face Enhancer on my cheekbones for a lit-from-within glow.
Lastly, and most importantly, the lips. Since kissing is probably in order, I wanted to avoid using anything too sticky or that would stain my husband’s lips.
The Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy Lips not only makes my lips incredibly soft and smooth (a must have – whether you’re kissing or not!), it gives them a nice rosy tint that doesn’t transfer! Did I mention that it also smells like vanilla + rose? :D In other worse – the perfect lip product for kissing! You can now pick these babies up (in 4 different flavors!) at your local Target or Target.com for just $3.32!
So here it is! The finished look! Hope you enjoyed this little walkthrough and hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!