Valentine’s Day Looks Tutorial

 

Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day to exchange cards, flowers, and kisses, so why not do it with the perfect look. Go for nude, soft eyes and a pink pout for a perfect Sweetheart Look or decide to be daring with a Valentine’s Vixen Look with sultry, purple eyes and ravishing red lips.  Whether it’s a romantic date night with your significant other or just a fun girl’s night out on the town, either look is perfect for the day of love.

 

‘Sweetheart Look’

Products Used:

-28 Color Neutral Eye Palette

-66 Lip Color Palette

-Gel Eyeliner “Chocolate”

-Eye and Lip Primer

-Lip Liner Brush

-Fine Eyeliner Brush

-Blending Brush

-Classic Smudge Brush

-Smudge Brush

 

Instructions:

1) Prime your lids using the Eye and Lip Primer.

2) Apply a pale pink shade from the 28 Neutral Color Palette over the entire lid with your Blending Brush.

3) With your Smudge Brush, apply a taupe shade from the same palette on to the outer corners & crease. Blend out with your Blending Brush.

4) Line the upper lash lines & waterlines with the Gel Eyeliner in “Chocolate” using the Fine Eyeliner Brush.
5) Prime your lips with the Eye & Lip Primer and apply a pale pink shade from the 66 Lip Color Palette using the Lip Liner Brush.

6) Complete your look with some mascara and blush for the glowing, rosy look.

 

‘Valentine’s Vixen Look’

Products Used:

-28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

-66 Lip Color Palette

-Gel Eyeliner “Onyx”

-Eye and Lip Primer

-Flared False Lashes (of your choice)

-Lip Liner Brush

-Fine Eyeliner Brush

-Blending Brush

-Classic Smudge Brush

-Smudge Brush

 

Instructions:

1) Prime your lids using the Eye and Lip Primer.

2) Apply a cool shimmer purple shade from the 28 Smoky Eye Color Palette over the entire lid with you Blending Brush.
3) With your Smudge Brush, apply a gunmetal shimmer shade from the same palette on to the outer corners & crease. Blend out with your Blending Brush.

4) Line the upper lash line by using a wet Angled Definer Brush and the electric purple shade found in the same palette.

5) Using the Fine Eyeliner Brush, line the waterlines and directly below the lower lash line with the Gel Eyeliner in “Onyx” or Eye Crayon in “Shadow.”

6) Prime your lips with the Eye & Lip Primer and apply a rosy red shade from the 66 Lip Color Palette using the Lip Liner Brush.

7) Complete your look with your favorite flared false lashes & mascara. I don’t recommend using a color blush with this look. A very soft, pale pink blush or even a neutral shimmer bronzer, such as the Bronzing Powder in “Golden” will do the trick!

Please share your images of your Valentine’s Day looks with us on our Facebook Page and shop our Week of Love Sale.

Don’t forget to enter our Valentine Day Contest.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Date Night Look Inspired by Mila Kunis’ Smoky Eye

Valentine’s Day is approaching which means it’s time to break out a sultry, smoky eye.  This dramatic look, inspired by Mila Kunis, is perfect for date night or a girl’s night out on the town.

[Photo by KATHY HUTCHINS]

Recommended Products:

- 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

- BH Eye Crayon: Shadow

- Blending Brush or Contour Blending Brush

- Small Smudge Brush

- Lipgloss in “Office Queen” or “Plain Jane”

 

Instructions for achieving a sexy smoky eye:

1) Prime the lid area using the Corrective or Eye and Lip Primer. The waterproof formula will keep your shadow in place without smudging and turning into an all-around black eye.

2) It is crucial to use a fluffy blending brush for your smoky eye applications. Blending Brushes will allow for you to apply a little shadow at a time and ‘build up’ your shadow gradually for that flawless, smooth eye look.

3) Line the inner waterline of the eyes using the Eye Crayon in Shadow. You can also apply a little bit of this product over the upper and below the lower lash line. Using the Small Smudge Brush, blend the crayon into the lash lines for a more dramatic makeup effect.

4) Lip color works great with a colorful smoky eye, but when using neutral shades, it is best to stay neutral around the rest of your face to keep a balanced look. Wear a nude gloss such as the BH Lipgloss in “Office Queen” or “Plain Jane.”

Please share your images of your smoky eyes with us on our Facebook Page and shop our Valentine’s Day Collection for gift ideas.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

California Makeup Palette Collection: Malibu Palette Review

By Morena of TheDailySwatch

This BH Malibu palette is new to BH Cosmetics and is part of the California Makeup Palette Collection. It’s filled with bright, fun colors and is a must-have for summertime. It’s $10 and has 16 eyeshadows and 4 blushes.

When you open up the sides of the palette (which are magnetized), there’s a relaxing picture of a beach setting.

There are two sets of eyeshadows, one on each side. The left side is bright and colourful, while the left side is more neutral. Each side is made up of two quads and the colours in each pair well together. This makes it easier to create eyeshadow looks.

The back of the palette states:

“Become a sparkling beach babe with cool & warm shades of eyeshadows and face powders. Use this makeup palette for the perfect sun-kissed glow that every Malibu It-Girl craves.”


Here’s a close-up look at the eyeshadows. You can see that each quad contains a mix of matte and shimmer eyeshadows.

The above photo is of swatches from the left side of the palette. The matte finish ones can be applied sheer or built up for an opaque look. I especially like the rich dark brown one!

The eyeshadows on the right side of the palette are more neutral and most of them are shimmery. These shimmery eyeshadows apply nicely and are easy to blend. If you’re a fan of blue eyeshadow, I think you’ll really like this palette! The blues are what makes this palette perfect for the summer.

I recommend wearing these eye shadows over a primer (like the BH Cosmetics Eye and Lip Primer) or a cream base (like the BH Cosmetics Eye Crayons), but anything you have that is similar will do the trick. Eye primers help keep eye shadow on your eyelids and will make it last all day without creasing. Eye crayons also intensify the look of your eye shadow!

When the palette is opened up fully, you can see the four blushes and the mirror. Like the other palettes in the collection, this comes with two highlight colors and two blushes.


I like that this palette comes with a variety of colors and finishes of blushes and highlighters. The highlighters have a soft glow to them while the blush at the top right has a bit more shimmer for an added glow. The matte blush at the top left makes for a great everyday blush and applies sheer at first, but can be built up for greater intensity.

I really like the last highlight shade. It’s subtle and doesn’t come off as overly shiny. I really like the matte blush as well!

I can see myself bringing this palette on vacation and using it in the summertime! While the palette looks really bright and fun, there are also some neutrals in there to help tone things down and bring the colours together. The palette is small and compact, has a good-sized mirror and is perfect for anyone who likes to wear bright and fun colours. If you’re looking for something to bring on vacation, this palette is it!

For more makeup reviews, check out my blog at: http://thedailyswatch.blogspot.com

New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

Time to take out those little black dresses and high heels because… New Year’s Eve is right around the corner!
If you have a special event or, are just hosting a nice night at home with friends, why not glam things up a bit with our beautiful New Years’ Eve makeup look!
New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial
New Years Eye Makeup Tutorial
Products Used:
-60 Color Day & Night Palette (plum in crease, gold over lid/inner corner using a Blending Brush)
-Party Girl Palette (purple shimmer shade for bottom lid using a Smudge Brush)
-Eye Crayon in “Royalty” (apply to the upper lash line and waterlines after applying eye shadow using an Angled Definer Brush)
Tips:
-For a more sophisticated look, using metallic gold or silver shades will glamorize your eyes without the hassle of applying loose glitter.
-A very royal color scheme is fun to use for the holidays, which is why we chose to use gold and purple.
-This color scheme is very versatile and suits nude, hot red, or even the daring deep plum lip color!