v-day beauty looks cool enough to wear year-round.
So no matter how you're spending Friday night, see how to recreate the look of love through your beauty routine. And the good news? Getting that first crush feeling (beauty-wise, at least) is easier than you'd think. We quizzed makeup artist Tina Turnbow on her step-by-step routine for crafting four effortless gorgeous beauty looks. "I was channeling what it feels like being flushed, and wide-eyed, and passionate," she explained.
The best part is, these looks shouldn't be restricted to February 14--they're cute enough to sport all year long. So bust out the chocolate and get a jumpstart on our V-Day beauty guide below.
photo by tina turnbowROYAL FLUSH:
"I moisturized and massaged the skin with Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil, and topped with Laura Mercier Radiance Primer to get a nice glow. I applied Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush to the apple of the cheeks and towards the eye, blending with my fingertips. Then I added a rosy-tinted lip treatment by Tata Harper in Be Adored.
photo by tina turnbowBRIGHT EYES:
"For a wide eyed effect I enhanced the brows with Nars Brow Perfector pencil. Then with a smudger brush applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Smoke to the outer 3/4 of the eye keeping it fine, then thickening as the line approached the outer corner then flicked it up and out. I smudged a tiny bit on the bottom lash line, mostly in the center. To brighten the eye I used NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil in Light, on the inner rim of the eye. Then created lots of lash using Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. For a warm flushed cheek Make Up For Ever HD cream blush in #330 is so pretty. I love the lip balm by Jurlique to moisturize, then added a swipe of Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Bolero.
photo by tina turnbowPURPLE PASSION:
"The hair was pulled back tight on the sides to open up the eye area and give a great sleek feeling. I shaped the eye with a fat pencil to get the shape I wanted, and then filled it in with Sephora Jumbo Liner 12hr Wear pencil in Purple Glitter. To add smolder, I lined and smudged close to the lash line with Aveda Graphite eye pencil and lined the inner rim as well. For a little contour and illumination I used Filmstar Bronze & Glow by Charlotte Tilbury."
photo by tina turnbowCHERRY LIP:
"For a fresh complexion I applied a tinted moisturizer Just Skin by Chantecaille in Nude. I spot concealed with Charlotte Tilbury's The Retoucher #2, then I curled Catherine's lashes with my fave Kevyn Aucoin lash curler. I added a flick of L'Oreal Voluminous mascara on top and bottom lashes. The brilliant red lip is Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in RAVEN by Hourglass Cosmetics."