Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Cut Crease FOTD

So as I am sure you remember, yesterday was Valentine's Day.

I am not going to get into defending this holiday because, I get it. A lot of people hate it.  But don't rain on my parade! I love all holidays! I love themes! I love red and pink actually no I don't which is why it's fun to like it on the holiday only! Hearts are fun! Chocolates are yummy!

You get the picture.

And it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm in a semi long term relationship. When I was in high school I was single as a nun and still had so much fun with it. I bought these super cheesy boxers with holographic hearts all over them and wore them to school along with wings and a bow and arrow and I ran around all day acting like cupid.
Sometimes I think of my high school self and ask, did that really happen? Yes, ladies and gents. It really did.
Which is why I don't buy the bitterness that people seethe out on V-day. I think it's fun to celebrate love- whether yours or someone else's!

SO as you may have learned by now, I like to do themed makeup looks that are over the top and utilize the holiday's colors (see: my Christmas look)

So for Valentine's day (which was mostly spent with friends as my man was working) I did an extremely colorful cut crease look.

I am still new at cut creases so it's still in a learning curve. And while I didn't take pictures for a tutorial because frankly I didn't know what I was doing, I still want to tell you how I achieved this look.

As you can see I did a red eyelid color (that really came across as more pink), with a purple cut crease and purple lower eyeliner, with a pop of bright pink in the inner corner.

The most dramatic part of this look is obviously the double/triple wing look. This is something that just kinda came about and I went with it.

So the first thing I did was prep my eyelids with Urban Decay primer potion + a coat of Nyx Milk to help the eyeshadow stand out.
Next I took out my BH cosmetics 120 palette and used the red color pictured above -marked with the daisy- and patted it all over my lids.

After that I took my MAC 212 brush to create a crease with the purple color marked BELOW from a Profusion palette that will be covered on this blog very shortly- consider this a sneak peak!

I was very careful to blend only the slightest bit as I didn't want to mess up the crease.

With the 212 I extended the crease to create a wing upward and then extended the red out as well.

Above the crease I blended out the purple color seen here. It seems really dark but it actually turns out to be a fairly light color. I think these 2 shades of purple blended perfectly together.

I forgot to mark it with a daisy but the pink that is 4 down from the red- that is the pink I used in the inner corner.

I again took the 212 and took the dark purple I used in the crease and ran it along my bottom eyelid. I extended it out to match the wing above it, creating a really interesting effect that I'm not 100% sure I liked.

Finally, I highlighted my brow bone with Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked palette.

Other products I used in this look are:
Mary Kay Time Wise matte wear liquid foundation in Ivory 7 (review of this coming up! this was the first time I used it! What do you think?)
Physicians Formula translucent multi colored pressed powder
eyebrows are the brown shade from the Wet n Wild I <3 Matte 8 pan
Covergirl lash blast volume mascara
E.l.f blush & bronzer duo in St Lucia for contouring
and Maybelline Superstay 24 hour lip color in Endless Ruby --I think. The label has completely rubbed off so this is just my best guess.

So did you guys do anything exciting for Valentine's Day? I didn't yet- I am going out to dinner with my guy tonight to celebrate. He also got me roses and Season 2 of Pretty Little Liars (a man after my own heart, huh!)

I hope you all had a great holiday and didn't get too bitter. Love is all around us and there's no reason not to celebrate it!


  1. Really cute look. I actually like the purple in the crease. At first I thought it was out there but that's what makes it so lovable!

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

    Eesh | The Other Side of Paradise

    1. Thank you! It is kind of out there haha but I myself am kind of out there so it's only fitting, I guess! Thanks for the comment I hope you're having a great weekend too xo

  2. That lid color really pops! Love the lipstick too. I did two looks for Vday as well :)



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