This Valentine’s Day don’t blend in with the crowd. Put a twist on your everyday makeup routine with a few simple techniques from Francesca Roman, glam expert at NYC’s Butterfly Studio Salon, that will keep eyes on you all night long.
- Barely There Shadow– Say no to smoky eyes and make eyes appear bigger and more vibrant with soft pink, white and nude tones. Choose colors that could double as a blush or highlighter and play with mixing these shadows on your lids, we love hues with a shimmer, like a champagne or sparkling peach. If you prefer not to glisten, go for a shadow texture with a satin finish to add a hint of sheen when choosing solid and matte colors. For a bit more smolder around the eye experiment with deeper pinks and plums. Remember to keep the look gentle by dusting lightly and blending well.
- Peach Lips – A Peach lip is slightly unexpected but serves as a great alternative for those who don’t want to commit to wearing (and maintaining) a red lip. Adding instant warmth to skin, we love this visually delicious shade. Stay away from too much shine or gloss with peach lips and opt for either a matte look or dewy look by blending with your favorite untinted chapstick.
- Feminine Blush – For just the right amount of whimsical, stray away from bronzers and couture-runway-model cheek definition. Instead, go for a soft doll-like cheek 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 directly on top.