Don’t pull any punches this Valentine’s Day, and GO FOR THE BOLD! Try on a pair of crazy bold false lashes like Make Up For Ever’s Alexandra Faux Lash ($15). Her thick black fringe and dramatic length demand your full attention.
I did this look with Alexandra yesterday, pairing her with demure pink cheeks and a strong red lip.
If you’re hitting the clubs with friends on The Big V, this could be a fun look to wear. It’s playful and says to the world, “Hey, ya’ll! You can’t stop this love machine!”
- Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in #0L, $17: matte black eyeliner
- Smoky Lash Mascara, $22: black mascara
- Faux Lash Alexandra #110, $15: dramatic false lashes with lash glue
- Sculpting Blush #8, $24: matte, bright pink blush
- Aqua Lip Pencil in #8, $17: true red lip liner
- Lipstick #205, $18: bluish red lipstick
- Mist & Fix Make-Up Fixer Mist, $27: makeup fixing spray
Eyes: Not to steal anything away from the lashes, I kept the eyes simple, starting by lining my upper and lower lash lines with (1) Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in #0L. Then, I curled my lashes and applied two coats of (2) Smoky Lash Mascara. Finally, I glued (3) Faux Lash Alexandra lashes on my upper lash line, aligning the shorter end of the lashes with the inner corner (the side closest to my nose).
Lips: For long wearing-lips, I started with a waterproof base by lining and filling them in with (5) Aqua Lip Pencil in #8. Then, I layered (6) Lipstick #205 directly on top.
Cheeks: I wanted simple pink cheeks to offset the bold lips and lashes, so I swept on two layers of (4) Sculpting Blush #8.
Face: To finish and set everything in place, I spritzed my face twice with (7) Mist & Fix Make-Up Fixer Mist.
Swatches from left to right: Smoky Lash Mascara, Sculpting Blush #8, Lipstick #205, Aqua Lip Pencil #8C, Aqua Eyes Eyeliner #0L
I had some trubs with the lashes… I’m think I’m still getting the hang of ’em, but they’re so much fun to practice with.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,