Makeup Guide for Valentine’s Day

Get cheeky! A healthy glow is always sexy and youthful…

For just the right amount of whimsical, it’s best to think feminine – not fierce – regarding your blush decisions. Stay away from bronzers and couture-runway-model cheek definition. Do go for soft doll-like cheeks instead. We love the “flushed all over” blush look that covers a bit more surface area on your cheek. Use a pale, powdery pink or a pinkish-red blush with cool/blue undertones, with or without specs. Lightly dab blush while extending the color line all the way to your temples – this really helps in highlighting the eye area and works to bring out the angles of your face. If you’re looking for a less forward cheek look, try the technique of dusting blush under the apples of your cheeks instead of directy on top.

One of our absolute favorite star products for a fantastic face glow is “Candlelight” by Kevyn Aucoin. It’s a celestial powder that gives a subtle, ethereal effect to the skin while accenting your cheek pigment. If you’re a fan of the “natural makeup” look, you’ll love working this in for a little something special on your night out. Apply this alone to any part of your face or as you would a highlighter – your brow bone, the bridge of your nose – and angle from the outer corners of the eyes onto the top of your cheekbones with a back and forth swipe. It will give you a magical glimmer while still keeping the look sophisticated. Heavenly!

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