Beauty Breakdown: How to Get Adriana Lima’s Sexy “Valentine’s Day” Make Up Look

| 14 February , 2012 | Reply

As you know it’s Valentine’s Day today and if you have special plans you might want to recreate this sexy but subtle pretty pink Valentine’s look from Victoria’s Secret glamazon Adriana Lima as created by Victoria’s Secret make up artist Colleen Runne.

FACE: To give your skin a flawlessly smooth foundation, start with a Face Primer, following on with a Tinted Moisturizer to even out the skintone. Smooth it on with a damp foundation sponge for a sheer finish, making sure to blend well along the jawline. Set the look with a dusting of Makeup Minerals Loose Face Powder.

EYES: Brighten your entire eye area with a Shimmer Eye Shadow in Champagne colour, applying it from your lashline all the way up to the arch of your brow. Next, create a smoldering cat eye with a Precision Liner in Pitch Black.  A trick to get the colour precisely against your lashline: Stretch your upper lid slightly so you can trace the pencil point right against lashes. Start at the inner corner, and gradually thicken the line as you work your way out. For added drama, line the inside of your lower lashline, too.

VS Tip: To make sure the “wings” on your cat eye look are symmetrical, guide the liner three-quarters of the way across your lashline, then draw it one-third of the way up toward your brow. Be sure to fill in the area between your eye and the end point of the liner to create that classic cat eye shape.

Finally, coat both top and bottom lashes with Mascara in Blackest Black.

CHEEKS: Get a sun-kissed glow by swirling a Mineral Bronzing Powder onto the apples of cheeks. For natural radiance, dust the bronzer up toward your temples, and along your jawline, too. Start with a light touch and gradually build color as desired.

LIPS: For a kiss-worthy pout, start with a Lip Scrub & Balm and gently exfoliate lips, then add a layer of balm to prime them for gloss.  For gorgeous colour and mega-watt shine, slick on a generous coat of a pretty pink Lip Lacquer.

There you have it, easy peasy.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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